Yep. There would be a Taiwanese live-action dorama of Skip Beat!!!
Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin at the airport.
A live-action television drama version of Yoshiki Nakamura’s Skip Beat! shōjo coming-of-age manga has been announced in a press conference in Taiwan on Monday. The story centers on a teenager named Kyōko who followed her childhood friend Shō to Tokyo as he pursues his show business dreams. Despite playing housekeeper for Shō, Kyōko overhears Shō dismissing her as a boring nobody. Furious, Kyōko vows to also become an actress and “defeat” Shō.
Two idol stars of previous Taiwanese drama versions of shōjo manga will headline this new production. Ariel Lin, the actress who starred in the live-action It Started With a Kiss adaptation of Kaoru Tada’s Itazura na Kiss manga, will play Kyōko. Jerry Yan rose to international stardom in the Meteor Garden drama retelling of Yoko Kamio’s Hana Yori Dango manga, and he will now take on the Skip Beat! role of Kyōko’s acting mentor Ren Tsuruga.
*MAJOR FANGIRL GOING RABID*
OMG my eyes were like O_O when I saw that Jerry Yan of F4 would be playing Ren!!! *faints*
*gets back up again* He’s so hot… I remember the Meteor Garden/ F4 fever that stormed the Philippines and all I did was to KYAAA everytime I saw his poster… He’s just perfect for his role and I can’t wait how will he play Ren!
Ariel Lin is very adorable!!! I wonder how will she portray the fierceeeeee Kyoko since all I knew from her is that she played the main heroine in It Started With A Kiss (Itazura na Kiss) and she’s all dumb-dumb yet cutesy.Will she also cut her hair and dye it? I can’t wait to see that!
I have no idea who will play Shotaro yet but who cares as long as I know that uber-hottie Jerry Yan and the adorable Ariel Lin would be playing both leads (unless there’s Vic Zhou would be getting the role of Sho but I think it’s far from possible XD). I’ll be positive and hope that this would be a good adaptation.