Will two top business negotiators get distracted by their irresistible attraction to each other? The Negotiator, the new modern romantic drama, starring Yang Mi and Huang Zitao (Tao), is quickly amassing fans for its adorable pairing of the leading couple in a fast-paced romance. There are a few things that are especially interesting about this drama.

1. Huang Zitao, aka Tao, is perfectly suited to play Xie Xiaofei, an arrogant but charming heir in the new drama. In real life, his father is reportedly a billionaire in China. Tao and his father have a very ambitious plan to build up the singer-actor's future entertainment career.

2. Yang Mi returns to a modern love story after fantasy romance, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, propelled her and co-star Mark Chao into superstardom. In The Negotiator, she plays Tong Wei, a top-notch negotiator who doesn't easily open her heart to romance.

In real life, she has built a successful talent agency that represents not just herself but also rising stars such as Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin (The King's Woman).

3. The Negotiator is the first time that the two leading stars play a romantic couple. Interestingly, Tao debuted into the acting world by playing a supporting character in the 2015 movie, Silent Separation, that starred Yang Mi and Huang Xiaoming (Nirvana in Fire 2).

4. Dylan Guo plays a lawyer who has been patiently waiting for Tong Wei (Yang Mi) to notice him. His character perfectly represents the warm man who can easily infect us with Second Lead Syndrome.

Can you believe the handsome actor is 40 years old?

5. Winston Chao plays the father of Tao's character. The actor's earlier works became popular in the U.S. long before the current Chinese wave. He has starred in the movies The Wedding Banquet and Eat, Drink Man, Woman, both directed by Ang Lee before the director went on to international fame with the Oscar-winning films Sense and Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain.

6. Mao Linlin has successfully played the villainess in many dramas, including the popular Prince of Lan Ling. By contrast, she plays a pure-hearted woman who is devoted to love in The Negotiator.

The new romance takes place in Shanghai, China, and it is also filmed on location in Hawaii and NYC.

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Negotiator - 谈判官

Starring Yang Mi and Huang Zitao (Tao)

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