Do you recognize him? Many actors play villains, but some of them are truly outstanding, especially when they are so immersed in their characters that you don't even recognize them. A perfect example of this phenomenon has emerged with the chief bad guy in the hit drama The Flame's Daughter. Read on!

<Spoilers>I have watched through episode 35 of the martial arts romantic drama.

It turns out that Anye Lou is responsible for the blood feud that resulted in the birth secrets involving Lie Ru Ge (Dilraba Dilmurat) and Zhan Feng (Zhang Bin Bin). He continues to wreak havoc by luring followers to bolster the resurgence of his sect, Dark River Palace.

Actor Lai Yi, who also goes by Leon, has created a convincing and scary figure with his powerful villain that actually exudes a certain dangerous charm on the outside.

But, do you recognize him from Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms? In that fantasy romance, the handsome actor played the loyal and righteous Eldest Disciple, in other words, a good guy!

He was also in the modern romantic drama The Negotiator, starring Yang Mi and Huang Zitao (Tao), where he played Tao's younger brother. Interestingly, Tao is 24, and Lai Yi is 27.

(I do recall a flicker of recognition when I watched The Negotiator. Now I wish I had found out more about him right away.)

And, he looks so cute in real life too!

Sometimes actors who play great villains end up being typecast. I'd like to see Lai Yi continue to play diverse characters, because he seems to be quite an interesting actor to keep an eye on.

I also wouldn't mind seeing him star in a romantic role with that winning smile!


The Flame's Daughter - 烈火如歌

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin (Vin Zhang)

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