After making everyone fall in love with his bad-boy character in “Meteor Garden” in 2001, Taiwanese actor Jerry Yan is back with his God-chiseled abs in “Count Your Lucky Stars.”
A 30-second scene in the premiere of the romantic comedy series where the shirtless 43-year-old actor dramatically sits in a bathtub has everyone buzzing, according to AsiaOne.
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Juskoh Dao Ming Si, mahal pa rin kitaaaaaaa❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/naXZmC3l6Y
— A Czar (@econcepcion) August 3, 2020
“Count Your Lucky Stars” was in the spotlight even before its premiere on August 3. But the 20-year age gap between Yan and his on-screen partner, Shen Yue, has received much attention, Straits Times reported.
During production, the actor reportedly felt pressured to take on a romantic comedy series at his age and be partnered up with an actress much younger than him, which created a tense atmosphere on set.
I’m saying hello to the brooding-in-the-tub Jerry Yan.
Damn daddy! pic.twitter.com/l2o6INDN8h
— full time Aileean and Mooncake (@Aileeluna27) August 3, 2020
due to SIR jerry yan’s appearance, i will now be passing away pls he aged like fine wine
— Brie⁹ (@skwoonierw) August 4, 2020
In “Count Your Lucky Stars,” Yan plays the editor-in-chief of a magazine whose fortune was swapped with a fashion designer, played by Yue, after an accidental kiss.
In addition to his show business career, Yan also amassed a huge fan base as a member of the Taiwanese boy band F4, which consists of his other “Meteor Garden” co-stars Ken Chu, Vic Chou and Taiwanese-American “Asia’s Got Talent” judge Vanness Wu.
Yue also played the lead role in the 2018 adaptation of “Meteor Garden,” opposite of Dylan Wang who appeared as Dao Ming Si.