Pictures of actor Yan Kuan as Yan Qing in the upcoming Water Margin series were released, showing off the tattoos that the character sports. Yan Kuan has always been under the radar as an actor, but 2010 could be the year when that changes for him.
Yan Kuan’s been off the radar for a year, but due to his role in the anticipated Water Margin series he’s been receiving continuous press, from his training regimen to his costumes. And recently, a series of advertisement photoshoots he did for FHM last year lined the streets everywhere in prominent positions in downtown Beijing. 2010 could be the turning point for this actor who got some recognition last year for a secondary character in The Last Princess, but never quite got the break that could give him widespread fame.
More of Yan Kuan as Yan Qing:
And in more covered up form:
So far the casting/crew combination for Water Margin seems to be the best out of the four classics, apart from possibly the Dream of the Red Chamber. It has a very good selection of actors, including film actor Zhang Hanyu, and a director that’s shown he’s capable + Ady An paired up with Yan Kuan!