Confession of a Wandering Soul

Jerry Yan’s US$20,000 an hour price and his appeal with the ladies

Posted by diopatra on May 7, 2009

Taiwanese idol Jerry Yan will get US$20,000 to appear in a 60-minute episode of a new Taiwanese TV drama Just Want to Depend On You. As compared to his very first drama Spicy Teacher, Yan’s market value has escalated more than 80 times over nine years.

Just Want to Depend On You is a drama collaboration among GTV Taiwan, Domani Family and a China media company. Besides having an interest in the script, Yan chose to take up the drama as a favour for producer Ke Yiqin.

“The producer of my first drama back in 2000 was Ke Yiqin. She is my benefactor,” he said.

According to reports, nine years ago, Yan was paid merely NT$8,000 (about S$400) for each of the 90-minutes episode of Spicy Teacher. Now, he will be paid US$20,000 for each 60-minute episode. Despite the huge jump in price, the producer still exclaimed that the price paid for the idol to appear in the drama is definitely worth it.

In the drama, Yan will be partnering Ella of popular girl group S.H.E for the first time.

At the press conference of the drama early this month, Ella swore to break the ice with the passive actor within three days, and struck an alluring pose to flirt with him. The shy actor was tickled but dared not look at her.

Ella revealed that there will be an “unusual” and “wild” kissing scene for the two of them and she is full of anticipation. Ella also warned Yan not to fall in love with her.

The latter replied politely, “It’s not too bad to be caught up in rumours with a cute girl like you!”

When reporters asked Yan about his rumoured relationship with actress-model Terri Kwan, he replied, “We are just friends who also go out together. We’ve never been to each other’s houses, but I’ll not think too much into future developments.”

Ella also jumped to his rescue. “You can come to my place; my house is newly-renovated! But you have to settle your personal stuff before pursuing me!”

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One Response to “Jerry Yan’s US$20,000 an hour price and his appeal with the ladies”

  1. can’t wait to see this series. thanks for sharing the good news!

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