Friday, August 13, 2010

Love in Disguise released on August 12

In fans’ eyes, Leehom Wang possesses both talent and good looks. Aside from composing and singing his own songs, he recently scripted and directed his first film, Love in Disguise <恋爱通告>. The surprising aspect was that Crystal Liu Yifei’s role was also custom tailored for her.

The Beijing premiere of Love in Disguise was held on Monday, August 2nd. Leehom portrays a superstar who masquerades in a music conservatory while attempting to pursue Crystal . Leehom incorporated a lot of personal elements in the film and revealed humorous aspects about the entertainment industry that few fans were aware of. In the film, Leehom’s character endorses a toilet tissue brand. His gestures and expressions in the ad are absurd, poking fun at the fact that many real-life celebrities endorse ridiculous products for money.

As a superstar, Leehom’s character in Love in Disguise does not have his own private life. In the film’s final scene, he shared a kiss with Crystal ’s character, while the paparazzi immediately start snapping photos of the couple. Leehom whispered to Crystal , “Since I’m a celebrity, just let them take photos!” and continued kissing her.

Leehom revealed that filming movies allows him to fulfill certain goals he can not accomplish in real life. “My character disguises himself and no one was able to recognize his superstar status. I often fantasize about going out on the streets without anyone recognizing who I am.”

When reporters asked what difficulties Leehom and Crystal faced in their personal love lives, the stars attempted to dodge the question at first. Leehom said humorously, “I am not gay!” He added that Love in Disguise reflects artists’ yearning for a simple love relationship. Crystal ’s private life has often been a mystery. She said that she has not dated since entering the entertainment industry and thus did not experience any difficulties. However, if she came across true love, she will abandon everything to pursue this love. “Each person’s courage is different.”

Leehom also noted that he personally prefers a type of woman similar to Crystal Liu. “Of course I like Fei Fei ( Crystal ) a lot, otherwise I wouldn’t cast her in my movie! When I first started writing the script for Love in Disguise, I already added a role for her. Among the fifty-four draft versions of the script, thirty versions of it include Fei Fei’s name. At the time, I never thought of casting another actress!”

Love in Disguise, starring Leehom Wang, Crystal Liu, and Joan Chen, will be released on August 12, 2010.

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