Yay!!! Thank you so much for creating this thread, now there is a place to go to in order to keep updated on her long list of projects. I'm also glad to see her growing popularity among international fans.
When did all of you start liking Zhao Liying?
For me, I ignored her and all of her dramas for the longest time. She seemed like the typical cute bubbly girl that I can't stand. Then I watched bits and pieces of the variety show Up Idol with her and a bunch of other female celebrities and she definitely stood out the most. She has quite a strong personality and persevered after years of criticism to become one of the most popular actresses. She did not graduate from a prestigious film school, instead started from the very bottom by winning a talent show and working her way up. It's been quite a journey from people telling her to get the hell out of the entertainment industry to all her achievements now.
That bunny really depicts Zhao Liying perfectly. I love that she stands up for herself and is not afraid to speak her mind. I honestly feel really really bad for girls like Guli Nazha or Zheng Shuang who become too affected by the criticism they receive. I can't even bare to look at Zheng Shuang in LoveO2O because she's just skin and bones now, and Nazha looks like she's constantly afraid to say or do the wrong things. Zhao Liying received more than her fair share of hate, but she seems to manage it so well that now even haters are liking her more and more.
yes YAY! for more international fans ^^
I first saw ZLY in Legend of LuZhen and I liked the drama and the otp so I looked up her movie with him and was super impressed with her acting. You don't usually see actresses go from cute/nice to backstabbing *itch. And when you look as cute as her, it is even harder to pull it off. Also, the movie had a lot of sex scenes and I was shocked she was willing to do everything. I was impressed by her action and started following her works. I saw some of her works here and there, loved most of them, but I didn't follow her closely until recently.
I really like how she is so honest in her answers. It gets her in trouble, but she can't help but be frank. She talks before thinking if she should or shouldn't say something, which is very refreshing to see in the entertainment world where everything is so calculated. I also think I do that more than I would like to so I feel for her when it gets her into trouble.
Yeah, ZLY has gotten a lot of hate. She still has a lot of haters, but at least now she is really popular so it is harder for them to drag her down. I even saw that she got hate for being from the country and not having a good education. She really worked herself from the bottom up. Most of her roles are small roles here and there for like 5 years before she started getting supporting roles. I am really happy she is now a top star, truly an inspirational story of working hard for your dreams.