“My Lucky Star” Sequel to Film with Confirmed Lead Actress Sun Yu Chen?

Note: The following translated news article has been reported by several major mainland Chinese news outlets, but has not been picked up or confirmed by the corresponding Taiwanese media. As it stands, the content of this article is classified as an unconfirmed rumor.

Taiwanese hit idol drama My Lucky Star (MLS) created a huge sensation when it aired back in 2007, and the show would rise to number one in viewership during its rebroadcasts. Considered the ratings champion of the 2007 Taiwanese idol drama season, the sequel to the successful idol drama began shooting several days ago.

 The new face (and body) of My Lucky Star sequel?

Following the huge success of MLS, the previous lead actress Yoo Hana was unable to participate in further Taiwanese drama activities due to her Korean management company’s lack of cooperation with SETTV, the original Taiwan broadcast station that helped launch Hana’s acting career. Therefore, "My Lucky Star 2" will star newcomer actress Sun Yu Chen 孫語晨 to take on the lead role of the rebellious Xia Zhi Xing. Yu Chen’s management company expressed that the actress is relaxed and confident on taking on the role once held by Hana, because Yu Chen has collaborated with many Taiwanese artists in the past, and has also shot quite a number of MVs as well.

Left: Yoo Hana of MLS.  Right: Sun Yu Chen of MLS2?

Since Yu Chen is working in a Taiwanese culture and with Taiwanese artists, communications between the cast and crew of MLS and the lead actress is much faster (compared with Yoo Hana). Yu Chen’s only small worry was regarding the language, and expressed, “I can’t speak with a Taiwanese accent. I don’t talk whiny enough, so I’m not sure if it’s okay or not?” For this part, she was having some misgivings. But on the bright side, many of friends were willing to help her privately.

Talking about being able to play the main female role of Xia Zhi Xing in MLS, Yu Chen expressed that the people she should offer her greatest thanks to is Dong Ge (a famous variety show host that had a supporting role in MLS), as well as MLS’ leading actor idol Jimmy Lin. Yu Chen had a chance to meet Dong Ge a few years ago while recording for a program, and also became acquainted with Jimmy Lin after that, so Yu Chen is already quite familiar with both entertainers. The rookie actress believes that because of her personal relationship with them that they will especially have an amazing performance in the drama.

Source: cqnews, Sina, Southcn

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