Yu Zheng Who Casted Michelle Chen in His Condor Heroes Remake Regrets Missing Out on Angelababy

Yu Zheng Who Casted Michelle Chen in His Condor Heroes Remake Regrets Missing Out on Angelababy
Happy Monday everyone! 

Yu Zheng makes it back on the trending list AGAIN this week after making known the missed opportunity of casting Angelababy for his 2014 remake Romance of the Condor Heroes. I guess seeing Angelababy’s recent appearance in a variety show wearing a xiao long nu costume must’ve put Yu Zheng in quite a reflective mood.

The controversial producer lived up to his reputation when he shared a now deleted post of a costumed Angelababy captioned “if only you hadn’t gotten sick and appeared in my Romance of the Condor Heroes, I wouldn’t be ridiculed by everyone ~ one of the biggest regrets in my life @ Angelababy”.  Now this here’s an interesting statement don’t you think? Considering how vocal he’s been in the past to defend the choice of Michelle Chen as his. In fact he even wrote a couple of posts in social media about it, bluntly saying that he was 100% satisfied with his choice and that he had “no regrets” when casting her for the role caused a huge controversy regarding her unsuitability back in 2013.

Yu Zheng Who Casted Michelle Chen in His Condor Heroes Remake Regrets Missing Out on Angelababy
In recent years however, Yu Zheng appears to have aired some regrets, revealing that Michelle wasn’t actually his first choice. In fact wasn’t too long ago that he hinted the only reason why Michelle got picked was because the male lead in the drama Chen Xiao liked her and wanted to do the drama with her. But that’s all water under the bridge now that the drama’s all done and dusted and that the two co-stars are happily married. 

As to his post, I reckon Yu Zheng either realised what he said wasn’t very nice or the backlash for taking an indirect shot at Michelle got to him because his original post has now been deleted and replaced with a new one – “I’m just sounding off. I didn’t have any intention of dissing anyone. Who doesn’t love a beauty? Is it wrong to appreciate when you see a gorgeous model? Oh please. I’ll try to keep my mouth shut from now on. But I guess that’s almost next to impossible. I’ll just try to keep a low profile first!  PS. Is everyone insane? I share about what I’m feeling at the moment on Weibo, if it feels inappropriate I’ll delete it. Why are there so many actors in this? Do you think I wanna find myself on the trending list again? Cut!” writes the producer.

Yu Zheng Who Casted Michelle Chen in His Condor Heroes Remake Regrets Missing Out on Angelababy

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19 comments:

  1. Yu Zheng is scum.

    Also, anyone who casts Angelababy in anything only does it for her name, face and endorsements. It's not for her acting because she has no acting skills to speak of. She shines in variety shows and should just stick to that.

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    1. Just my opinion, not dissing you...
      ABB just acts fake in variety shows... google it

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    2. Everybody acts fake in variety shows, somebody revealed everything is always scripted.

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  2. Michelle Chen was not a good Xiao Long Nu. It was so hard for me to watch her or like her. The series The Return of the Condor Heroes is my all time favorite series and i always watch ever version of it. Yet i did not like the 2014 version at all. I'm was so disappointed.

    At the same time, Angelbaby would not have been better either. She's only pretty. That's about it. She can't act at all. It was hard for me to watch The General and I so i dropped it at only a few episodes. I thik it would have been wordt if Angelbaby was casted bc she and chen xiao do not match at all.

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  3. Yu Zheng somehow gets himself on trending once in a while. I would say the only reason I know of him is because of the number of times he goes trending on weibo. If Angelababy was cast as Xiao Long Nu in The Return of the Condor Heroes, it would probably be worse than it already is. Even though she is pretty and has the looks but she can't act.

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  4. AB is just doing her thing, why did Yu Zheng found the need to bring this up. He is up to his usual self trying to stay relevant. He is the one who choose Michelle Chen, she was not the best choice, but its done and over with. Saying these words just insulting MC, maybe because Chen Xiao is no longer his artist. The problem with his Romance of the Condor Heroes was not just MC as XLN, the whole drama was crap. AB is not the best actor, but she needa to make a living, if she is called to film and is giving a good paycut. Why not. She wont be young and be able to make the same kind of money when she gets older.

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  5. Yu Zheng is a piece of shit and I can never respect him or his plagiarizing work. Didn't he revealed before that Wu Jinyan was his first choice to play XLN, but that her agent rejected the offer and so it went to Michelle? His ROCH was a mess and the miscast was only a fraction of it. He is lying through his teeth; he is not appreciating beauty here. He lowkey shaded Michelle and is grabbing for attention only, which he got.

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    1. so true... he definitely lowkey shaded Michelle...

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  6. YZ is angry at Chen Xiao so he's throwing shades at MC bc she his wife.
    ZLY also wanted this role badly too, but Chen Xiao was a good bf so he didn't let her get the role bc of her injury from the move palace. It is one thing that caused their break up and her department with YZ when she feel unfair treatment. Honestly she does not match the role any better than MC, but she very lucky not to get the role the drama is so stupid, the styling is stupid, the story is mess up, everything so bad. This luck made her get the Hua Qian Gu role instead that matched her more and she got so popular. Honestly ABB does look really beautiful in the XLN clothes, as pretty as Carman Lee. On acting, well XLN isn't required to act too much. But fighting skills should be priority and no actress can do that either. Anyways.

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  7. OMG Please, please shut your mouth, Yu Zheng. You'd be doing the world a great favor. He's such a self-absorbed, work stealing, hypocritical idiot.

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  8. Why is this guy still trying to be relevant? He sickens me in every possible way.

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  9. The main reason this drama got laughed at was not due to Michelle. She was part of the reason. It was due to the stupidity of how the script was written. Yu Zheng made a mess with the script. And screwed everyone up.

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  10. 2014 remake of condor heroes was definitely a disaster. Hoping newest remake will be better. Anyway for me Crystal Liu is still the best Xiao long ni.

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    1. Yeah, same. Liu Yi Fei definitely was one of my fave XLN. And Idy Chan. Andy Lau is my fave Yang Guo though.

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  11. Angelababy cannot act period. The 2014 remake was bad. No one can save it.

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  12. The 2014 had a love story for almost every single character! I was surprised they didn't get condor a lover! Haha remember the frozen people in the beginning from Li Mochou lol

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  13. the problem in that michelle chen drama is that all the support actress was more beautiful than her so it was not believeable to watch her as xiao long nu... I don't think angelababy fit as xiao long nu either

    in terms of beauty liu yi fei fit as xiao long nu... as she bring that youthful cold shy but confident beauty.....someone who didn't like to smile but still look beautiful
    If I had to pick nowadays actress based on cold beauty for xiao long nu...I will pick Jelly Lin Ding Enxi Uvin wang Li Qin

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  14. The problem was more with the script and the styling and not MC. I personally liked her performance a lot. However, if they couldn't give her a better script they at least could have given her a better hair style.

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  15. I love to see AB as XLN. She look really beatuiful in the white dress. Both MC and the actress who casted at the latest version both not fit XLN imaged.

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