At a press conference for the upcoming film, Beauty’s Dew <露水紅顏>, Korean pop star Rain surprised his female costar, mainland Chinese actress Crystal Liu (劉亦菲), by showing off his Mandarin and calling her the most beautiful actress in China.
Beauty’s Dew, which is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by writer Zhang Xiaohan (張小嫺). Both Crystal and director Gao Xixi (高希希) are fans of the original novel, and Gao even made a special trip to Hong Kong to speak with the writer about his plans for the adaptation, since this will be the first time one of Zhang’s works will be made into a movie.
According to a report on Jayne Stars, Crystal and Gao also said they were big fans of Rain. Crystal called him “an artiste who can do anything” and said she hoped he could teach her to dance.
Gao shared that he had earlier traveled to Chedun to watch Rain film a music video with mainland actressBetty Sun (孫儷). However, the Korean pop star had attracted so many people that Gao was unable to squeeze into the venue.
Rain made sure to return the compliments, praising Crystal for being “the most beautiful actress in China” and saying that Gao looks serious but is actually very gentle and considerate of his actors.
In addition, Rain practiced speaking his Mandarin, which he is currently learning. At the moment, he can communicate in simple terms and understand what other people are saying, though he still thinks the pronunciation and grammar are very difficult.
Crystal was shocked when she heard Rain speaking Mandarin on set, commenting, “I wouldn’t even dare to imagine myself using Korean to film a movie, but he can [use Mandarin to film].”
Beauty’s Dew is currently scheduled for a release on November 11, which is known in China as Single’s Day.