Taiwanese Actor, 43, Breaks Internet With Bathtub Scene

jerry yan

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.

“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.

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.


Yan became a heartthrob across Asia in the early 2000s for his portrayal of college bad boy Dao Ming Si in the Taiwanese rom-com drama “Meteor Garden.” He has since become popular in the Philippines.

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.

Feature Image Screenshots via YoYo English Channel (left, right)

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com