Starring Huang Xiaoming, Ruby Lin, Cecilia Liu, Wu Xiubo and Gallen Lo, the highly anticipated Chinese drama, The Patriot Yue Fei <精忠岳飛> will be broadcast in China on 4 July 2013. However, one of the lead actresses Cecilia was visibly missing from the promotional event for the drama.
Rumour is circulating that Cecilia is protesting the fact that her lead actress role was snatched by Ruby, hence she intentionally refused to take part in any publicity for the drama.
Cecilia’s Weibo also did not update any posts regarding her new drama The Patriot Yue Fei. However, she was constantly promoting her new movie, Badges of Fury <不二神探> on her Weibo.
A famous Chinese blogger, Chang Chun Guo Mao <长春国贸> exposed that Cecilia was originally selected as the first lead actress to star alongside with Huang Xiaoming. However, the investor decided to award the role to Ruby due to personal friendship with the actress. Besides, the drama is also produced by Stanley Tong who was rumoured to be Ruby’s ex-boyfriend.
A series of rumours then circled around that Cecilia is unhappy with Ruby and also have fallen out with the production crew.
The Patriot Yue Fei details the biography of the famous military general, Yue Fei (played by Huang Xiaoming) and his legendary war stories. Ruby plays Yue Fei’s wife and Cecilia plays Lady Yang, Gao Chong’s wife.
Compared to Ruby, Cecilia has lesser screen time on the television series. However, it remains early to see if the fall out rumours between both actresses are deliberate for the sake of publicity.
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