(This is part of an ongoing series on ploys that production companies use to “sell the drama”.)
I should say on the above–not just production companies, but companies selling a product in general. In this instance, Taiwan mobile phone company Gionee. Now, people who haven’t heard of Gionee now knows what it is, especially Tiffany Hsu.
When I first read this news on a supposed break-up (cool it, they reconciled eventually according to the
rag news) between Tiffany and Ethan Ruan and the reason cited was because he had been calling Yoon Eun-hye behind Tiffany’s back, my first reaction was like, okay, so what do they talk about, if they can carry on a decent conversation that is?
The phone conversation might go something like this:
Ethan: Hao ju bu jian…
Ethan: Um… long time I no see you.
YEH: Ahh… ye.
Ethan: Ni hao mah?
Ethan: How… are… you… fine?
YEH: Ye… fine. I’m fine, thank you.
YEH: Ye. Good.
I mean, you get the picture.
Ethan and YEH worked together for Gionee and that conversation may as well have been part of their commercial together.
The news when the two appeared at a press conference was about how awkward it was for them to shoot because of the language barrier. And now all of a sudden, they are phone pals? They can’t even carry a decent conversation face-to-face, and perhaps not with the help of translators, and they’re being chummy over the phone? Most. Hilarious. News. I. Have. Read. Today.
I don’t know if it’s a clever way to sell a smartphone or just the most stupid idea ever. Is this part of your storyline Gionee? Which part exactly of the CF below is it, or there is going to be a sequel?
And I pity Tiffany (not so much Ethan). She always has to answer about her boyfriend’s supposed indiscretions and god knows how much that woman has been through. I saw her in an event before and she looks like a really nice girl, just too pretty (and too thin). The press is always trying to break her and Ethan up. I mean, if the media ain’t making people admit they’re together, they’re trying to break them up. Case in point: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung. I rest my case.
Just how many Gionee smartphones have been sold at the expense of this “break-up”, I wonder?
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