Scandal doesn't slow down life of actor Kris Wu

By Xu Fan ( ) Updated: 2016-07-05 14:38:08

Scandal doesn't slow down life of actor Kris Wu

Actor Kris Wu (left), Liu Yifei (second from left), Li Meng (second from right) and Ji Shijia. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Even burdened with a recent scandal, Chinese-Canadian actor Kris Wu is still among the most prolific stars this summer.

His latest coming-of-age romance, Never Gone, will hit Chinese mainland theaters on July 8.

The feature is a sequel of the 2013 smash hit So Young, which has ushered in a boom of big-screen productions adapted from youth novels.

The first film, also the directorial debut of veteran actress Zhao Wei, raked in a record 730 million yuan ($111 million) in 2013. Its stunning market performance made investors realize the genre could be so lucrative.

Scandal doesn't slow down life of actor Kris Wu

Poster of film Never Gone. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Director Zhou Tuoru says the new tale features "simple and pure" emotion, which convinces readers of the existence of real love.

The stellar cast also includes Liu Yifei, hailed as a "goddess" for her beauty, actor Jin Shijia and actress Li Meng.

Wu, whose Chinese name Wu Yifan is more familiar to mainland fans, has been recently involved in a sexual scandal with a female netizen. The heated online debates show that many fans still support him.


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