Jasper Liu and Mandy Wei endured pain for When I See You Again
New Taiwanese drama When I See You Again has made a great start as a romantic comedy. The two leads, Mandy Wei and Jasper Liu, reportedly sacrificed for the new drama. What was it and who do you think made the worst sacrifice?
Mandy Wei got on a diet to lose weight for the new drama. The diet required that she ate food that's either boiled or blanched in water. It was boring to eat, but she ended up losing 5 kg (11 lbs)!
The short-haired Mandy also had to get hair extensions, which took 3 to 4 hours to do. Because the extensions are tied to the roots of her hair, she was under so much pain that she couldn't sleep for the first couple of days. It also takes 1.5 hours to wash her hair.
On the other hand, Mandy admitted that she's been getting a higher rate of "head-turning looks" with her flowing long hair because now when people pass her by, they would look at her again.
While Mandy had to lose weight, Jasper Liu had to eat more to build up his physique. He doesn't like high-protein foods, so he's been eating 2 to 3 eggs a day. (You'll see the nice result in episode 1 during the swimming pool scene.)
He also had to look really geeky with a goofy hairstyle for his high school look. Fortunately, the time leap of 10 years took place really fast and he turned into a handsome prince of the financial world. The only problem is that Mandy's character, An Xi, didn't recognize him, leading to some hilarious encounters.
So what do you think? Who made the greater sacrifice for the new romantic comedy?
If you asked Mandy, here's what she said about Jasper: "Working with Jasper makes me feel like I'm eating high-quality appetizers every day."
I guess we'll leave it at that to your imagination.
Watch the premiere of When I See You Again: