Chen Xiang as Tinghao, 17. Fierce fighter but child-at-heart, he’s a ray of sunshine to Baicao. He’s born in a family of Taekwondo masters. He was like brothers with Ruobai, but hates Songbo Academy.
I can’t believe Yang Yang‘s finally getting a modern lead!!!! This has been such a great year for some of my favorite underrated actors, including all three of the male leads here.
Drama Whirlwind Girl 旋风少女, which started filming this week and is scheduled for a summer release, stars Hu Bingqing, Yang Yang, Chen Xiang, Bai Jingting, Tan Songyun, and Zhao Yuanyuan. As the third drama by author Ming Xiaoxi to be adapted, this is the youngest cast yet, with the entire cast 15+ years younger than that of Summer of Bubbles.
On a side note, the fact that Hunan TV picked Hu Bingqing who has almost no previous work indicates a strong likelihood Qin’s Moon, for which she’s the female lead, will air soon since Whirlwind Girl already has a scheduled air date in June for Hunan TV’s Sunday/Monday weekly slot.
Hu Bingqing as Whirlwind Girl Baicao, 16. Orphaned at the age of six, she came to Songbo Academy to become the very best like no one ever was. Also major jailbait.
Yang Yang as the seemingly cold Ruobai, 24. He’s kind of her trainer, which makes their relationship even more sketchy. But Yang Yang fighting should look gorgeous given his dance backgrounds .
Bai Jingting as the classic perfect second lead Chuyuan, 20. He’s the healer of the academy and is also in love with the main girl. This is perfect casting given that he was the best part of Cong Cong Na Nian.
Tan Songyun as Xiaoting, 16. Cheerful and optimistic, she’s Baicao’s best friend. She chased after Ruobai like crazy until realizing Ruobai and Baicao are meant to be. Instead, she ended up in a fake relationship that turned out to be true love with
Li Yifeng (who is he played by?).
Zhang Meng Zhao Yuanyuan as Tingyi, 18, a celeb youth in the Taekwondo world and the biggest challenge in Baicao’s path to love and her dreams. She’s determined that Chuyuan will be hers and thus hates Baicao.