Friday, November 13, 2009

Wu Chun’s Transition from Heartthrob to…Menancing Pirate?

Source: CpopAccess

Known more for his part in popular boy band Fahrenheit and in his roles as the quiet and serious heartthrob in idol dramas, Taiwanese singer and actor Wu Chun has been keeping busy with his upcoming role in the martial arts flick “14 Blades”. The Hong Kong-based production marks only his second entry onto the widescreen for Wu Chun, as he has also starred in last year’s tragic love story “Butterfly Lovers”.

Despite Wu Chun’s previous experience in the ancient Chinese period piece from that 2008 movie, Wu Chun’s new acting gig still puts him outside the confines of the safety and familiar territories of idol dramas and into a high-intensity martial arts setting. Furthermore, with Wu Chun’s entertainment debut originating in pop music, it will be interesting to see if he can keep up with the acting chops of established co-stars Donnie Yen, Vicki Zhao, and Sammo Hung. Whether he breaks the mold and becomes a competent actor like Leehom Wang, or fails to break the typecast roles that plague Jay Chou, remains to be seen.

It will also be intriguing to see how Wu Chun especially overcomes his new role as a villain this time around, but judging by the recently released promotional photos of him donning pirate gear, he’s got his work cut out for him already.


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