[Updated] Yang Yang accused of using a body double to film his new drama

QQ: Yang Yang accused of using a body double for three straight days of filming, crew releases statement

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A paparazzi account on Weibo recently posted that, “Yang Yang’s new drama filming in Xiangshan has used a body double for three days straight, and he hasn’t come to film at all! PS. The production crew says that the female and male lead may be going out!”
– The account also posted a picture of “Martial Universe” at the same time, indicating that Yang Yang has used a body double for three days straight since Nov. 20

The production team released a statement on Nov. 25 saying that “male lead Yang Yang has filmed all his scenes himself since he joined the crew. Director Zhang Li has high expectations for the cast and Yang Yang is quite strict on himself. The entire production team has witnessed his efforts. We will be releasing still shots and behind the scenes as evidence of this, but will temporarily not do so in order to protect the content we’re shooting. Please understand. In addition, we hope that all rumors will be verified before being shared. Please respect the production team and every cast member’s efforts for the drama.”
– The team also expressed that they will be releasing still shots and behind the scenes video before long

Some fans also explained that on Nov. 20, “the director wasn’t there and the actors/actresses weren’t filming. All of their doubles were in charge of testing the lights and movement.”
– However, this didn’t dampen enthusiasm for discussing this topic online

On Nov. 25, the paparazzi account released screenshots of an alleged conversation with Yang Yang’s manager.
– It’s alleged that his manager admitted to the use of body doubles, and continuously emphasized that “although our Yang Yang has a double, he engages in all the fight scenes himself.”

 

Cnetz comment below:

[+1,679] His acting skills sucked to begin with, and he uses body doubles? Only his face is worth looking at

[+1,195] Jin Xing has already mentioned this (cpoplove note: popular MC that recently alluded to a young fresh meat throwing his weight around at film sites, never studying the script, and taking too much on his plate). Taking six dramas on at once and only using doubles, I just don’t know if it’s Yang Yang or not!

[+888] A bunch of dead pigs! Sissies with no acting skills and no professional ethics. These kinda of people fully illustrate how brainless flies are like locusts!

[+596] Yang Yang is becoming more and more fake

[+430] I watched his fight scenes in “Grave Robber” and saw how smooth, beautiful, and clean they were. There’s not that many body doubles that can act at such a level, he’s always done all his fight scenes personally. I believe in his acting skills and trust the director’s confidence. As for using a body double to test the lighting and movement of the scene, I trust that all drama crews and main leads will do so. After all, time and resources are limited, filming the best work is the most important!

[+249] My Yang Yang tries very hard. Close your eyes if you can’t bear watching him

[+177] Yang Yang and Victoria’s rumors were spread by Yang Yang alone, letting everyone hate on Victoria and having nothing happen to him. This means he’s someone with no responsibility

[+112] I can only say that when you’re talking about others, take a look at yourself first. Speaking blindly about something you didn’t see for yourself. Where’s your education and rearing gone to? What right do you have to stand here and talk about Yang Yang? Have you seen all his hard work? Who doesn’t use a body double? So what if they use a body double? Not to mention he hasn’t used one at all and you guys are distorting reality. Is this the right thing to do? What do you gain from hating on Yang Yang like this?

[+107] His acting skills suck and always have that same expression on his face

 

 

[Update] Weibo: Sina Weibo posts pictures of Yang Yang’s injuries from being hauled up on wires

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Netizens comment below:

[+4,937] Support Yang Yang! [二哈][二哈][二哈][二哈]

[+2,769] Hah, and some people say this is a play for sympathy. My Yang Yang hasn’t said a word until now, and it’s his manager and director fan who’s speaking up on his behalf after hearing these rumors. What, you can slander him and not allow us to speak the truth?

[+1,414] I support Yang Yang, even the producing team has come out with a statement, why must I believe the rumor mongering paparazzi? [摊手]

[+1,099] First of all, I’m a fan of Director Li. The director would never use an actor who only uses body doubles, this isn’t the style of Zhang Li, who pursues art above all else! And then, the production team is also fully supporting this actor, this is credible! Not to mention these pictures of injuries, I feel that Yang Yang is a true man! I’m not a fan, but these are my opinions, come argue with me if you don’t agree! You’re not allowed to tarnish my Director Li or I’ll have your head!

[+1,015] Not everyone’s efforts are known by others, but we simply don’t accept slander. Yang Yang is always our pride and joy. Filming is tiring, fighting [太阳][太阳][太阳][太阳][太阳]

[+640] He was just filming quietly and suddenly received this out of nowhere. This paparazzi uses ignorance as invincibility and doesn’t know the use of body doubles, and dare says that this is objective reporting. He hasn’t used his body double to act, the crew was just using this to test the lighting and flow of the scene.

[+417] Even such a good actor receives hate, paparazzi are a tumor within the entertainment industry! They only go for the money and not the truth, I feel bad for Yang Yang

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  • Nel

    huh?

  • L.A_21

    Off-topic: I actually wonder if his real name is really Yang Yang. Like is his last name is ‘Yang’ and his first name is also ‘Yang’? Sorry for being sounded like an idiot. I’m just curious. lol

    • cpoplove

      Haha good question! I don’t know if this is his real name, but this is indeed how his name is pronounced. Different characters for the two “Yang”s.

      • L.A_21

        Oh ok. Thanks. XD

  • Salamander

    [+112] I can only say that when you’re talking about others, take a look at yourself first. Speaking blindly about something you didn’t see for yourself. Where’s your education and rearing gone to? What right do you have to stand here and talk about Yang Yang? Have you seen all his hard work? Who doesn’t use a body double? So what if they use a body double? Not to mention he hasn’t used one at all and you guys are distorting reality. Is this the right thing to do? What do you gain from hating on Yang Yang like this?

    Again, a Yang Yang fan saying this (about blind hate, cyber bullying, and on)? lmao

  • Dominique Lola

    What’s the big deal….body doubles are used all the time in Western entertainment….