One of the most anticipated idol Chinese dramas this year, Beautiful Secret (美麗的秘密), started filming earlier this month. Its production company released several teaser photos last week to help generate discussion on Weibo.
Starring f(x) member Victoria Song and Taiwanese actor Peter Ho, Beautiful Secret is a romantic idol drama that tells of the challenges of being a singer in the Chinese entertainment industry.
In the drama, Victoria Song will portray a singer who experiences the ups-and-downs of a singer’s career. While trying overcome her past, she meets Peter Ho’s character who helps her transform from an “ugly duckling” into an “up-and-coming singer”. The drama also stars Shawn Wei and Xian Zi in supporting roles.
Due to the popularity of the currently airing singing show I Am A Singer, the topic of China’s music industry has been a hot topic recently. Consequently, netizens have been following the status of Beautiful Secret very closely, as it will depict the journey of a singer from their humble beginnings to the status of a rising star.
Earlier this month, the TV show trended #1 in the television category on Weibo, ranking overall in the top 3 most discussed topics. In total, the drama’s related discussion topics received over 200 million impressions on Weibo.
Produced by Shanghai’s Grand Media, Beautiful Secret is being directed by Taiwanese director Ke Hanchen. His previous works include Ady An’s 2004 drama The Outsiders and Jerry Yan’s and Ella Chen’s Down With Love. Staff members from Shining Days, the prequel series to Beautiful Secret, also have a hand in producing the drama.
Production for Beautiful Secret started on January 8. Fans have sighted the two leads filming scenes on the streets of Shenzhen. Some of the scenes will be of Victoria Song riding a scooter with Peter Ho.
Beautiful Secret is expected to air this summer on Hunan TV.
Check out some of the official promotional stills below!