New female lead announced for Love Buffet

As reported earlier, actress Joanne Zeng won’t be returning to the drama when it resumes filming this month. GTV’s Love Buffet announced 22 year-old Reen Yu as their new female lead. She apparently beat out Otaku goddess Dou Hua Mei (Tofu girl), who was also considered for the role. It won’t be her first time working with costars Aaron Yan and Calvin Chen; she was in the music video for Fahrenheit’s “Existing for You” back in 2008.

Reen Yu lacks in acting experience but she has a long list of music videos and commercials on her resume. She has had some minor roles in idol dramas like Wish to See You Again and Hot Shot in the past. Most viewers might remember her as the “burger girl” whom Vic Chou had a crush on in Black & White. She was also in the smash hit Monga playing a character who was raped by Chen Han-Dian. Love Buffet will be her first lead role in a drama.

GTV reportedly lost over 10 million (NTD) on the Love Buffet production due to delays and script changes. One third of the drama was already shot with Joanne Zeng before production was halted, but those scenes would now have to be discarded.

Source: Chinatimes, Libertytimes, UDN

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