Extravagant Challenge”, which is gaining public attention, will finally hold an official press conference on the 31st of March. This also signifies that the drama team will be fully propelled into action, and the group of casts will also enter the four-and-a-half month filming period.
Aside from the executive producer Feng Jiarui and producer Niu Chengze, the press conference this time will also be attended by the representative of the producer from Japan, Miyaki Hisako. She would be attending the ceremony on behalf of the original author (of the manga) and the publishing company who could not make an appearance due to the earthquake in Japan. Aside from that, SJ’s Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae, who would be meeting everyone as their characters in the drama for the first time, will also be based in Taiwan for a period of time, in order to prepare for the shooting of the drama with the female lead Chen Yihan and the other casts.
As for the cast who became the centre of attention, aside from the confirmed participation of SJ’s Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae, and also Chen Yihan, the newest actress who joined in as the best friend of main female character Gong Xi (Kyoko Mogami in the original manga), Bianca Bai (Bai Bai), will also make an appearance for the first time during the official press conference. Bai Bai expressed that she is looking forward to play the character of Jiang Nanqing (Kotonami Kanae in the original manga), who is a person with brilliant acting skills but lacks emotions, because this character is significantly different from the roles she had taken on in the past. Bai Bai expresses that she is ready to take on the character, playing an acquired-type actress who is cold on the outside and warm on the inside, and has to act out the scenes whereby she becomes Gong Xi’s best friend after being completely unable to see eye-to-eye from the beginning, in addition to the PK acting competition which she has to undergo against Gong Xi on stage in order to snatch the main role for an advertisement. She said that she definitely wants the audience to be mesmerised by her performance in the drama.
All the main cast of the drama had to compress their schedules in order to fit in to the filming schedule of Extravagant Challenge. Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae would reach Taiwan to perform necessary preparations first, and because of her work in Mainland China, Chen Yihan would only rush back to Taiwan on the 30th (of March). After they meet up with each other, the three main casts will start on filming-related matters, and would officially begin the shooting of the drama in full force. It is currently estimated that the filming period would last at least four-and-a-half months.
The official press conference for the drama will be held at the Grand Hall of GTV on the 31st of March (press entrance only, no fans are allowed, and in view of environmental protection please do not send garlands). On the day, Choi Siwon, Lee Donghae, Chen Yihan, and Bianca Bai will do a catwalk together, in order to officiate the filming journey in Taiwan. Of course, during the duration of the filming, Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae would be staying in Taiwan, and prepare to experience life as a true Taiwanese. It is believed that this is great news for the fans. Note: Some parts of the article omitted.
Source: Gala Television
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET
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