Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vanness Wu cruises in for "Love Chocolate"

Source: Yahoo TW

"Inborn Pairs", SETTV's Chinese drama mandarin has set a high benchmark with a record setting high ratings. Taking over this high ratings show is "Love Chocolate", where Vanness Wu is the male lead. Vanness arrived at the press event, which was held yesterday, in a cruise boat. He shared his opinions on taking over from the such a high rated show. He said that it was a fresh experience for him as he has a love-hate relationship with co-star Joanne Zeng Zhi Qiao.  He laughingly adds, "She is always playing pranks on me in the drama!"

Under SETTV's management arrangement, Vanness had the opportunity to drive a luxury cruise boat along the river, meeting the media at the harbor. "I've been on speed-boats in USA and Hong Kong but this is the first time I actually get to drive a cruise boat. It is very relaxing"

In "Love Chocolate", Vanness plays the role of the successor to a big enterprise, who dreams of chocolates: owning a chocolate-made house etc... So his character leaves his family business to start an adventure of his own. He meets Joanne Zeng (female lead) by coincidence, which leads to lots of interesting and humorous interactions between the two. The station has expressed, "In the Love Chocolate, the Vanness's character has great charisma, being very sweet and generous towards the girl. He has his own beliefs and is determined to pursue things that he believes in. We find that Vanness is for the role as he has these characteristics."

Although attracted by the script and its character, before accepting the drama, he had been praying and he that it was God's intentions for him to act in this drama. Hence, he rejected a Hollywood movie directed by Keanu Reeves, claiming "I'm sure it will be worth it!

As this will be Vanness's first time acting in a prime time drama slot, he expressed, "Everyday I get to meet the fans and reward them for their support!" When talking about his co-star, whom he has a love-hate relationship with, he laughed saying, "Joanne's character's personality really attracted me.  I'm suffering alot thanks to all her pranking." This is also the first time Vanness is doing filming with 4 cameras, but he has managed to overcome his nervousness. To ensure that he is performance his best, he has been on a diet, stating,"I'm mostly eating salad now!"

Moreover, with "Linsanity" sweeping across Taiwan currently, Vanness shared that he had gotten to get acquainted Jeremy Lin through a friend's introduction years ago. Since then, the two of them have been contacting each other through email, but they only met-up in Taipei last year though. Vanness felt that Jeremy's success is a great life lesson, and they have a common friend - God.


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