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Ella is one of the candidates for being a girlfriend, Wu Zun discusses criteria for his other half.

Posted by diopatra on February 6, 2010

(excerpt from Chun’s Exclusive Interview With M1905.com)

translated by : babyval22 @ CEFC
original source : http://www.m1905.com…27/311942.shtml

Being in the industry for a few yrs, Wu Zun’s rumoured girlfriends are ever changing. From Ariel Lin to Ah Sa, to Angela Zhang, even Wu Zun laughed and said, “Who i’m supposed to have, I have all of them already.” No matter if she’s funny or cute, seems like all the different sort of characters a female is supposed to have, she’s included in the list already. And recently, the one that is most exposed would be the “rather boyish” Ella. Ella, who seemed as though she can only be “good brothers” with Wu Zun, can also actually be one of the candidates of being his girlfriend. He said, “Actually, she is a very caring and responsible girl. It’s not definite that being friends is the only option.” Not only Ella, Wu Zun expressed that actually, other female artistes can also be possible of being a girlfriend. “Actually, all of them can have the possibility of being a girlfriend, it’s only depending on whether I have the feel.”

Even though the rumours haven’t stopped, ever since Wu Zun entered the industry, he has been single. However, Wu Zun, who has been having a good career doesn’t feel any regrets on being single. “My schedules are already packed to the brim, and moreover, there are very few girls who would be able to accept being together with her boyfriend, seeing him for less than a month in a year. Even on Valentine’s Day, we’re unable to spend it together, so let nature take its course .” He who has good looks, admits that when choosing a girlfriend, he doesn’t really look at the appearance of a girl. Being honest and responsible is more important to him. He said, “Because i don’t like girls who are pretentious, being a little innocent would be better, she would then be willing to share with me anything.”

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Jerry Yan is Super Slow to Warm Up, Michael Zhang Spent 10 Years to Become Buddies

Posted by diopatra on February 2, 2010

Source: http://www.nownews.com/
Translation by: shyun_y @ http://asianfanatics.net

CTV and GTV’s [Down With Love] has formally joined in the weekend idol dramas viewership ratings fight. Main casts – Michael Zhang, Xiao Xian, Amanda Zhou etc gathered to watch the debut telecast at the director’s house on 31 Jan 2010. Up against strong opponent – TTV and SET’s [Autumn Concerto], Michael who is starring as Jerry’s buddy since primary school to university, said confidently, “Jerry’s popularity in Asia is akin to Heavenly King Bae Yong Joon’s. I believe the viewers will support their idols.”

Michael and Jerry have known each other for ten years. Earlier on, they had worked with each other in [Hot Shot], but it was only until in [Down With Love] that they both became good friends. Michael laughed and said, “Jerry is one who is slow to warm up to others. So now you know how powerful Ella is to have won his trust in just a matter of days.” Off-screen, the two big boys would often meet to play basketball and Lin Youwei would join them too. Michael added, “Guys always like to sweat it out. That adrenaline high is a good way to release stress.”

With their new drama’s telecast, Michael felt excited and anxious, hence he made arrangement earlier with Xiao Xian, Yan Yi En and Amanda Zhou to gather at the director’s house to watch the debut. He revealed while hosting outdoors for another programme, he once made a wish before the Taichung temple and his wish came true. This time, he also wished for [DWL]’s debut telecast viewership rating to break 3. If his wish comes true, the producer Ke Yi Qin and him will go give thanks at the temple again.

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[Down With Love] Debuts with Good Ratings, Peaks at 4.66 with Scene of Ella Kneeling Before Jerry

Posted by diopatra on February 2, 2010

Source: MSN
Translation by: shyun_y @ http://asianfanatics.net

CTV and GTV’s idol drama – [Down With Love] made its debut telecast last evening. Despite the direct clash with other strong dramas, [DWL] still made good ratings with an average viewership rating of 2.63. During the episode, Ella and Jerry had 3 encounters; and on their 3rd encounter when Ella knelt down before Jerry, the ratings peaked at 4.66. It is evident that this interesting pairing of on-screen couple is well-received by fans and viewers. When contacted, Jerry and Ella are also very happy to learn of the positive ratings. As Ella was working overseas then, she did not manage to catch the telecast. The moment she switched on her mobile phone at the Taipei airport after she returned, she received a text-message from Michael notifying her of the good ratings. She said happily, “[xia gui] (kneeling) is sure worth it! If the ratings can break 10, I will be glad to even [xia dan] (lay eggs).” When asked about Jerry’s response, as Ella has just touched down, she shared that they have not had time to contact each other as yet.

Before [DWL] was aired, the public buses with advertisements of Jerry and Ella’s characters have already been seen everywhere on the streets of Taipei. There were times when Jerry caught sight of some of these buses all at one go when he was on the streets and given the large numbers, he joked, “I tend to get confused seeing so many of the advertisements. It felt as if I was running about on the streets of Taipei and it must be very tiring.” When Jerry heard the good news on the ratings, he said humbly, “I hope that everyone will be able to see a different Jerry, and Ella is fantastic.”

The night before, [DWL]’s director Ke Han Chen gathered Xiao Xian, Michael Zhang, Amanda Zhou etc at his house to watch the debut telecast together. Xiao Xian said, “Everyone was laughing throughout as we watched the telecast, and that includes the advertisements as well.” Starring as Ella’s elder sister in [DWL], Xiao Xian gave a convincing portrayal of the scrooge-like sister who views money as her life. Her performance is a pleasant surprise to many viewers. In the particular scene whereby Xiao Xian and Ella had interactions from the living room to the kitchen was a totally one-shot complete scene filmed. This won the praise of the director, saying, “Very soon, others will be approaching you (Xiao Xian) to star in other serials too.” Xiao Xian shared that all the cast had put in a lot of efforts during the few months of hectic filming and she is confident of the ratings. This week, the 2nd episode of [DWL] will be aired. She hoped that all the cast can gather together to enjoy this episode together.

When Michael first learnt of the viewership ratings in the morning, he was pleasantly surprised, and exclaimed, “I must go give thanks!” It turned out that earlier on he had made a wish before the deities for [DWL] to achieve good ratings. Now with such encouraging results, Michael expressed that he will find a day to give thanks properly no matter how busy his schedule may be.

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Ella Chen Exclusive Interview – Shi Bao Magazine (Vol 1667)

Posted by diopatra on January 31, 2010

Source: Shi Bao Magazine (Vol 1667)
Credit of Scans: irenechenElla of Baidu ELLA
Translation by: shyun_y @ asianfanatics.net
*PLEASE TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS*

Exclusive Interview: Accused of Disagreement with Director and Being Difficult. Ella speaks up: I’m Maligned by Producer

At the scene of the studio photo shoot.

It seemed a little down to be just talking about the truth behind the scenes; actually it also involved the nitty-gritty when we were doing our cover shoot…


Ella in: Marc Jacobs sleeveless top, Loewe’s leather shorts, TOD’s high heels, Georg Jensen Infinity bracelet and Vivianna stainless steel watch.

From afar you would have heard a series of hearty laughter, even before you catch sight of her – this is the signature of Ella’s uniqueness. Her mood is always kept in the good tip-top condition. From make-up to commencement of the cover shoot, Ella is like an Energizer-bunny, bustling around the whole studio, seemingly with no intention to even catch any breather. In addition, as she is very familiar with the chief photographer, their chemistry and tacit understanding made the whole photography session very smooth-sailing. Even before our scheduled time, they have already completed photo shoots for the 4 different sets of outfits. On the other hand as I was suffering from drug allergy that day, other than the simple exchange of greetings at the start of the session, I decided to take a backseat to do other backroom duties. Meanwhile Ella seemed to worry that she might have neglected some one in the studio; hence, she even took time to walk over and chat with me before she leaves. Her gesture really made me feel the thoughtfulness and warmth from this superstar. I wish to say to Ella, your ability to always maintain an optimistic and cheerful disposition, this is the reason why everyone loves you dearly. But once in a while, please also let yourself take a breather to recharge~

(Points 1-3 are descriptions of the accessories, their designers and prices..)


Look 01
Ella in: Hermes Tennis-style dress with a plaited-long skirt and a Georg Jensen Splash necklace.

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Ella’s Profile

Real Name: Chen Jia Hua
Age: 29 years old (18 June 1981)
Horoscope: Gemini
Height / Weight: 163 cm, 48 kg
Place of Birth: Pingtung County
Drama Serials: [Magical Love], [The Rose], [Reaching for The Stars], [Hana Kimi], [Down with Love].

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[Exclusive Interview]

The “Little-Miss-Good-Personality” has Disagreement with Director and is “Difficult”.
Ella Speaks Up: I’m Maligned by the Producer

Ella spent nearly half a year filming the idol drama – [Down With Love] with the often misunderstood to be “most difficult” Jerry Yan. From the beginning where they were almost strangers to becoming good friends now, Ella’s optimism and humourous nature has influenced the slow-to-warm-up Jerry.

However while everyone seemed to not know how to handle the situation when Jerry is supposedly very selective in the publicity activities he attends; on the other hand, Ella, who is usually obliging to most publicity activities, was bombarded with allegations of “being difficult” to work with this time round!

Producer Ke Yi Qin has supposedly revealed that while filming in Hangzhou, Ella lost control of her temper and had a disagreement with the director. This allegation caused Ella to be upset and she cried. She shared, disappointedly, “It felt like a betrayal and I can’t trust the human’s heart.”

“Little-Miss-Good-Personality” Ella has always been very easy-going, approachable and cheerful from the day she entered the entertainment industry. Thus, “being difficult” has never been the phrase one would associate with her. However since filming in CTV and GTV’s idol drama – [Down With Love], and with the serial about to be aired, incidents of negative news about Ella has since spread from the production crew. The first allegation was that she has purposely quoted high fees for make-up and costume expenses to decline certain publicity activities. Then the recent allegation claimed that Ella lost her temper while filming in Hangzhou and had disagreement with the director. When Ella received our exclusive interview, she said, disappointedly, “It felt like a betrayal and I can’t trust the human’s heart.”

Broke Down Because of False Allegations

On 20 January 2010, during the premiere of [Down With Love], the producer, Ke Yi Qin claimed that while filming on a prop ship which has broken down under the hot weather in Hangzhou, all members of the team were left stranded on the ship for almost 3 hours. The scorching sun and stuffy weather has supposedly caused Ella to lose her temper and quarreled with the director on the ship.

When Ella learnt of the false allegations against her coming from the production team, she immediately burst into tears. Thus, she has to call off the initially scheduled recording for the variety programme – [Here Comes KangXi]. Being hurt and affected by the false allegations, HIM made a statement, “Being in the industry for many years, Ella has been very professional and respects her job. There is no such incident as claimed, regarding the disagreement with the director. We do not wish for the production team to spin negative news about our artiste just to create publicity for the drama.”

Earlier on, many of the media companies have tried to arrange for Ella to do studio shots to publicize this drama. However these arrangements were unsuccessful as the fees quoted for her assistants, in terms of make-up and styling, were too high. Thus, this gave rise to the first allegation of Ella’s decline to attend publicity activities by quoting high fees.

In response to this, Ella clarified, “I am really not trying to be difficult. When I first read about these news, I was really shocked. Such incidences will only make me even more stringent and cautious, in selecting the production teams I would work with in future, for my acting projects.”

This week, we heard from sources that, as Ella felt very hurt due to the false allegations, she might not be filming anymore in future. In addition, she would also not be participating in further publicity activities for [Down With Love]. To this, HIM expressed, “Ella still loves acting, and will continue to take on acting projects. We will assess the suitability of the projects based on the scripts and roles offered.” As for the publicity activities of [Down With Love], HIM added, “In our initial contract agreement, the serial’s publicity activities will only be until 20 Jan 2010.”


Look 02
Ella in: Blugirl tube top with a floral lace-up skirt. She is also wearing a Georg Jensen Fusion black-rimmed 3-loop ring and the 2010 limited edition design of the [ 360 ° ] heart-shaped pendant.

(Caption on the left)
In my past love relationships, I was indulged in the feeling of romance. And when this feeling has faded gradually, I ended up breaking off, thus, hurting the other parties in my younger days.

Be it “Man” Disguises, Hardships or Ugly Duckling, She Does it in a Breeze

She has filmed for many years and her seriousness and professional work ethics is well-known and won many praises. Be it having to put on “manly” disguises, braved the rain for kissing scenes, or carry a prop fridge of over ten kilograms along a bustling street, she has done it all. [The Rose] and [Hana Kimi] also gained high viewership during their telecast. Ella is the most successful amongst S.H.E members to have developed her career beyond singing, into the acting arena.

She smiled and shared that over the past 9 years, she has earned a title from many to be known as “Oshin”, as her physique is good, and she is resilient with high endurance for hard work, and does not mind less than pretty disguises. Relative to Selina or Hebe, Ella is better able to adapt to exposure of harsh weather conditions while filming outdoors.

Sacrifices Commercial Performances for Acting

Although acting projects can be very draining, Ella is most willing to forsake opportunities to earn more money for the sake of acting in a good project. She said in a sigh, as she has accepted this idol drama project, S.H.E has indirectly given up earning tens of thousands of dollars in terms of commercial performances. She is very grateful to Selina and Hebe as the trio has a common understanding that “when one benefit, all three will benefit too”. Hence they would be supportive of each other and this has allowed Ella to continue to pursue her interest in acting projects.

Ella’s optimistic disposition is the reason for her to have very good interpersonal relationships with everyone around her. Even said to be supposedly the “very hard to approach” and slow-to-warm-up Jerry Yan in the industry; Ella and him have become close friends since filming together for [Down With Love]. Both of them even made a pact that should they ever meet again in future, they would give each other a present.

Ella shared that Jerry is a very thoughtful person. He even text-messaged her when he was working in Japan earlier. She shared, “During May last year when we were filming [DWL], Jerry had to take leave to attend some activities in Japan. After his activity, he was with a group of people at a stall by the roadside, enjoying some drinks. He sent me a message saying that he thought of me suddenly and wish to share this warm feeling with me then.” When Jerry subsequently returned to Taiwan, he also brought a gift for Ella from Japan.

(Collage of Ella’s Past Acting Projects & Her Male Leads)

Having Kissed The Popular Male Idols of Each Time

2001 – [Magical Love] – Blue Lan Zhen Long
Ella’s first on-screen kiss was nerve-racking as she was a greenhorn then.

2001 – [The Rose] – Jerry Huang Zhi Wei
Many kissing scenes within the serial and the kisses felt dreamy and unreal.

2006 – [Hana Kimi] – Wu Chun
A kiss while she was in a boy’s disguise, the on-screen kiss is a funny one.

2010 – [Down With Love] – Jerry Yan Cheng Xu
The kiss between a lawyer and a babysitter that reveals their real feelings for each other.


Look 03
Ella in: Moschino mock-2-piece-jacket-&-dress outfit and a Georg Jensen Fusion black-rimmed 3-loop ring.

Takes Initiative to Joke to Build Trust

Nonetheless, such a close trusting relationship does not exist at the start of the filming. “This is only because he is really someone who needs time to warm up to others!” She shared, initially given all the talks of Jerry being “hard to get close with” and “difficult”, she was also affected and worried about not knowing how to interact with him. But when she thought it through that they have to work together for a long time, it is a must for them to be familiar with each other so as to make filming a smooth process for all. “Thus I took the initiative to greet him, chat with him and even started to tease and play pranks on him.”

Her enthusiasm and initiative lowered his self-defending mechanisms and very soon, their roles had a switch-over. Now Jerry would take the initiative to exchange greeting with her and to chat with her. Sometimes he would even playfully poke at her to express his happiness and joys. Both of them ended up bickering and playing with each other throughout the times they spent filming. From the time they were almost strangers to becoming close is akin to their relationship in [Down With Love]. Thus, the storyline is almost like a reflection of their real lives.

Most “Feel” in Kissing Scene with Jerry Yan

What Ella was most proud of was not about her “melting” the “cold” Jerry. Rather, it was their on-screen kiss. She joked, “I’ve really benefited a lot, fancy kissing a big handsome idol!” In her past serials, Ella has on-screen kisses with other male idols such as Blue Lan, Jerry Huang, Wu Chun etc. However her on-screen kiss with Jerry (Yan) has got to be the one with the most “feel” (emotions) and most realistic ever since she acted in drama serials; for this particular kiss was natural and also made her feel at ease.

She recalled, “The kiss with Wu Chun in [Hana Kimi] was one for funny effects. The kiss with Jerry (Huang) in [The Rose] felt dreamy and unreal. My first on-screen kiss was in [Magical Love] with Blue Lan. During then, I was a pack of nerves.”

Love Beyond Looks

Having filmed in a few drama serials and been through a few love relationships respectively, Ella has derived her very own “Love Evolution Theory”. She said, “In my past love relationships, I was indulged in the feeling of romance. And when this feeling has faded gradually, I ended up breaking off, thus, hurting the other parties in my younger days. Now, I’ve learnt for a love relationship to foster, both parties have to understand each other well. If you feel that the person is the right one for you after being together for some time, then you need not set requirements upon him such as occupation, appearances etc. What is most important is for both parties to really love each other.”

Ella has earned herself a stage in the singing and acting arenas and she is at the peak of her career. She fully understands that there will be a limit to what can be attained in the entertainment scene. For the future, she has a dream. She said, “I want to open a B&B (bed-and-breakfast) accommodation in the Pingtung, the place where I am born and raised. I want to house my parents and grandparents all under one roof and my whole family can come together. I will retire and enjoy my golden years in the serene and comfortable B&B that I built.”

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Ella’s On-Screen Kiss with Jerry Has Most “Feel”, I’ve Really Gotten A Big Advantage

Posted by diopatra on January 31, 2010

Source: China Times
Translation by: shyun_y @ http://asianfanatics.net

CTV and GTV’s idol drama – [Down With Love] will be telecast this evening at 10 pm. Accordingly to [Shi Bao Magazine Vol 1667], Ella is most proud of her on-screen kiss with Jerry Yan, despite having kissed many male idols in her past serials and joked, “To have kissed such a big handsome idol, I’ve really gotten a big advantage!” Since starring in idol drama serials, she has on-screen kisses with Blue Lan, Jerry Huang, Wu Chun etc. However it was the on-screen kiss with Jerry that she felt was the most real, with emotions, natural and at ease.

Funny-Effect Kiss with Wu Chun, Nerve-Racking Kiss with Blue Lan

She shared on her past kissing scenes, “The kiss with Wu Chun in [Hana Kimi] was one for funny effects. The kiss with Jerry (Huang) in [The Rose] felt dreamy and unreal. My first on-screen kiss was in [Magical Love] with Blue Lan. During then, I was a pack of nerves.” She was also in the disguise of a boy in her on-screen kiss with Wu Chun, hence it was like a “boy-boy-kiss”.

Having filmed in a few drama serials and been through a few love relationships respectively, Ella has derived her very own “Love Evolution Theory”. She said, “In my past love relationships, I was indulged in the feeling of romance. And when this feeling has faded gradually, I ended up breaking off, thus, hurting the other parties in my younger days. Now, I’ve learnt for a love relationship to foster, both parties have to understand each other well. If you feel that the person is the right one for you after being together for some time, then you need not set requirements upon him such as occupation, appearances etc. What is most important is for both parties to really love each other.”

Hardships or Ugly Duckling, She Does it in a Breeze to Successfully Own Her Stage in Idol Drama Arena

In her drama serials over the years, Ella had attempts to disguise as a boy, braved the rain for kissing scenes, and carried a prop fridge of over ten kilograms along a bustling street. Given her high endurance and resilience, not minding less than pretty disguises, and good health condition, everyone has given her the tile of “Oshin”. Relative to Selina and Hebe, Ella is better able to adapt to exposure of harsh weather conditions while filming outdoors, hence, Ella is the most successful amongst S.H.E members to have developed her career beyond singing, and into the acting arena.

Ferrying First Love Girlfriend on Bicycle, Ended Up with Sore Leg Muscles

Jerry and Ella are acting as bickering couple who turned into lovers eventually in [DWL]. Off-screen Jerry and Ella are great Machi and Ella shared, “He would even take my shoe off to do foot massage for me.” Meanwhile Jerry shared, “In the past, I assumed I was being thoughtful when I was riding a bicycle with my ex-girlfriend sitting behind me, and singing for her. But in the end, I ended up with very sore muscles for my legs.” As to what songs did he sing then, he joked, “It’s [Meteor Rain]!” Meanwhile Judy Zhou Ding Wei is acting as the boyfriend who has forsaken Ella in the debut episode and she has a scene whereby she was drowning her sorrows in drinks and cried very bitterly. Ella shared that she had looked very ugly in that particular crying scene.

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