Post by standbyjerry on Jun 15, 2006 9:43:26 GMT -5
Credit: vicshi @ OnlyF4
Qi Wei Yi (portrayed by Vic Chou)
25 years old, intelligent, talented, excells in all areas. The confident Wei Yi has always believe that there's no "misfortunes" in the world, there's only "not try hard enough." Because of this, he's so strict on others that he's almost merciless. This is until his doctor tells him that he has liver cancer with only 1 year to live and when he meets Zhao Shen Shen again. Wei Yi slowly changes because of Shen Shen and lives the last 365 days of his life nicely. Gradually he understands the meaning of pursuing life and love.
Zhao Shen Shen (portrayed by Park Eun-hye)
23 years old, Chinese-Korean, in an accident she loses her ability to speak. But this didn't bring complete misery, but instead it helped her to better understand how to use her heart to listen to and understand others. She didn't give up because of her mishaps and you can't see the inferiorities of disabled people in her. She substituted it with honesty and optimism. Though she can't speak, but the "love" in her heart is more intense than anyone else.
Zuo Jun (portrayed by Andy Hui)
27 years old. When he was young he was rebellious and playful, harming Shen Shen to become mute in an accident. Although on the surface it seems that Zuo Jun refuses to admit he's wrong, inside he holds himself responsible. To make up for his wrongdoing, he decides to protect Shen Shen from any kind of harm and unconsciously falls in love with Shen Shen. He's convinced that he's the only one who can give her happiness. In the name of love, he blocks Shen Shen and Wei Yi from development and doesn't hesitate to do sinful things. This is all because he wants to keep the girl at his side.
Mi Xiao Guang (portrayed by Megan Lai)
26 years old, Wei Yi's fiancee, serious, competent, independent, wants to use her abilities to have a breakthrough achievement in her career and prove her strength. Although there aren't many feelings between her and Wei Yi but they have a steady tacit understanding of each other. When Wei Yi suffers from cancer and dismisses their engagement, she couldn't help but reconsider what "love" is.
Source: bonbon of www.vicpower.net
Translated by Amy of Faithful 4ever - f4ever.azn.nu
Post by standbyjerry on Jun 15, 2006 9:44:24 GMT -5
His life will perish into loneliness one year later.
She, who is mute, unexpectedly falls in love with his other world.
A play of fate pulls onto them.
But what ties them together...are their beautiful childhood memories.
The story starts when Wei Yi is 15 years old.
Because of an accident Wei Yi was sent to the only hospital in the village. Getting bored while recuperating, Wei Yi accidentally discovers an old air-raid shelter hospital room. Through a secret in the room he unexpectedly meets a Korean girl, Shen Shen, 2 years younger than him who became mute from an accident. Furthermore, a simple and pure love aroused. However, they end up losing contact with each other.
Nine years later, Wei Yi is occupied with many business affairs. He bears his parents' expectations of him succeeding them. He doesn't have a life full of perils, making him confident as well as dazzling. One day Wei Yi mercilessly fired a worker. To his surprise, the next day a mute girl and a hoodlum guy came to ask for justice. Wei Yi never thought that the mute girl was the Zhao Shen Shen from 9 years ago.
Because of Shen Shen's righteousness, this mute girl left Wei Yi a deep and favorable impression. Because of fate, the two keep on bumping into each other. Even though they get mad over little things everytime, but seeing the way Shen Shen does sign language Wei Yi felt like he was brimming with magnificent vitality. And arguing with Wei Yi for the sake of arguing has become apart of Shen Shen's silent life.
At this time, a "misfortune" suddenly befalled him. His doctor verified that he had liver cancer and only had 1 more year to live. All of a sudden Wei Yi recalled a promise. The time capsule he and Shen Shen buried 9 years ago that said childhood memories would unlock 10 years later...
Wei Yi dismisses his engagement with his fiancee and goes to the place the 2 agreed to meet at. As death drew near, fate arranges for Wei Yi and Zhao Shen Shen to meet again! Zhao Shen Shen was actually that mute girl.
With his life about to end, Wei Yi decides to hide his identity and slowly changes because of Shen Shen, living the last 365 days of his life nicely. But Wei Yi's father Zhen Yang is furious that his son has changed because of an out-of-the-blue mute girl and decides to resolve this impediment personally. To protect Shen Shen, Wei Yi agrees to return to Taiwan to get treated. The day Wei Yi leaves Dalian Shen Shen accidentally finds out that Wei Yi was her love many years ago. She also find out that Wei Yi only had 1 more year to live! The love deeply supressed within her heart was completely dispersed at this moment. Shen Shen chases after Wei Yi's car, crying all the way and trying to call out to Wei Yi...Shen Shen's voice is finally back after 9 years!....
Source: bonbon of www.vicpower.net
Translated by Amy of Faithful 4ever - f4ever.azn.nu
Post by standbyjerry on Jun 15, 2006 9:49:49 GMT -5
F4 News from Taiwan
The new drama Silence starring Vic Zhou has gone off to a good start
The first press conference was held in July in Taiwan. The photo on the left was Vic answering questions from the press. The photo on the right was him with a co-star, Korea's popular actress Park Eunhye.
"I want to produce a TV series using Asian staff."'
Producer Chai has realized her long-cherished dream of gathering Asia's best
Vic Zhou's long-awaited latest dram has started. The new drama he stars since Mars is off to a good start. Angie Chai, who has produced several F4 TV series, says "I wanted to produce good Asian works with staff from different countries." She has realized her long-cherished dream. The cast is from Hong and Taiwan, the popular Korean actress Park Eunhye, and popular Hong Kong actor Andy Hui. The staff included a Hong Kong production firm. In August, it would start shooting the China part. What kind of TV series will it be? Like the Taiwan TV series 'Giant white tower' starring Jerry Yan, fans are looking forward to its broadcast in Japan. So here are some words from producer Angie Chai on Silence.
F4 [colonoreferals#598527]DRAMA SPECIAL INTERVIEW
She is not only the originator of F4 dramas but is also a leader in Taiwan TV series.
Chai Zhi Ping, Comics Taiwan producer
We interviewed producer Angie Chai in Taipei. She was busy everyday, preparing for Vic Zhou's latest drama 'Silence.' She talked about her latest drama and her passion for dramas.
Q: TV series 'Meteor Garden' has been a big hit in Asia. Even now it is still receiving great responses. What do you think of its having such lasting influence?
"That's so, isn't it? At the beginning I had never thought that it would have such a great impact. However, 'meteor Garden' turned out to be a big hit and was particularly favored by young people. So Taiwan's TV production industry increases the production of idol dramas and now it has been established as a separate genre. Young people are quickly trained and engaged in the business of TV series. Young actors and staffers have been provided with good opportunities, but they are still not experienced enough. It's still rather difficult to produce dramas at professional level."
Q: Do you have some ideas about it?
"Yes. For example, for scripts, besides those of Taiwan's writers, we have also used scripts written by Korean writers and adapted from Japanese comics. I want to make a go of it together with experienced people from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Languages and nationalities don't matter; I want to work together with them to create good Asian dramas."
Q: Have you by any chance already started preparing for it?
"Yes. The latest 'Silence' is produced with international cast and staff. It also includes a Hong Kong production firm and Korean staff."
Q: Is it true that you place great emphasis on dramas you produce carrying messages?
"Yes. Indeed. In the dramas I've produced, each has its own embedded message. For example, for 'Meteor Garden,' the message is that no matter how rich a person is, one can still have true love as long one is sincere. In today's rapidly-changing society, some young people collapse under pressures and some can't get along with their families. For 'Mars', the theme message is how one living in such a difficult society shares precious love with someone else."
Q: What is the theme message of the current 'Silence'?
"For 'Silence,' we each in our lives have our own personal password, a password to open doors. But we don't know what our own personal password is. Modern people live in economically affluent societies. Many of us don't know what we are looking for in life. Some don't know if they will be happy once they reach their goals. Some successfully exert themselves in their professions, but feel very lonely. In our lifetimes, we are influenced by various environmental factors and may feel lost in various situations. But if we just look inside ourselves, we will find our own personal password. As for me, I feel contended and happy as long as I get to enjoy delicious food everyday."
Q: How do you decide on a theme?
"This time, I decide it while discussing with the staff. The character Vic plays is a young master who has everything. Everyone around him envies him. But, one day, he was told that he had only 3 months left to live. Looking back at his life until then, he realizes that nothing he owns is what he really wants. He wants to live a life without regrets. It's a story about him searching for what he really wants in life in the last remaining 3 months."
Q: Has he found what he wants?
"That is a secret (Laugh). When I produce a drama, of course I always want it to be watched by many people. But it's not my utmost consideration. What I consider most important is the message I want to pass. I consider it good if I have the fortune to have one out of ten thousand people feeling something and moved by the drama. It's not possible to produce Meteor Garden-like big hit across Asia in the simple way it was done. But, I absolutely want to once again produce a big hit across Asia, exceeding 'Meteor Garden' and watched by both young and old. It's the goal of our whole firm."
Lastly, to Japanese people who watch "Love Storm", aired on BS TV starting from Sep, the message Chai-san wants to pass is you must be brave when looking for true love.
--End of Angie Chai interview--
Source: cocochan (www.vicpower.net)
English translation: laiou2002 (www.vicpower.net)