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2010-06-15 10:35:14 Chinese Films
"Ocean Heaven" director Xue Xiaolu (left) and cast member Wen Zhang arrive for the closing ceremony of the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival at the Shanghai Grand Theater on Sunday, June 20, 2010. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/Xie Tingting]
By CRI reporter Xie Tingting
The new Chinese drama "Ocean Heaven" has attracted intense attention as kung-fu superstar Jet Li's first non-action role. Li plays a single father suffering from cancer who tries to help his 21-year-old autistic son survive on his own. But Li is not the only actor worth noticing in this film.
Wen Zhang, who is better known in China as a TV actor, plays the son. His performance is so natural that many thought the actor was actually autistic.
"No, I had no idea what autism was before this film," the 26-year-old actor told CRI recently.
"Initially, I thought autism was all about not talking much," said Wen. "Director Xue Xiaolu didn't like my reaction when I first met her. She has volunteered for many, many years at an autism center. She required me to visit autistic children. So I did. I was plain shocked when I saw them."
"Those kids were cute and that somehow saddened me. That was when I told myself, 'I need to do this role.'"
But passing as an autism sufferer is no easy job. Wen spent half a year living side by side with autistic children, observing them and simply trying to understand them.
In "Ocean Heaven," you will see many scenes in which Dafu, Wen's character, unconsciously raises his shaky left hand.
"Each autism sufferer has some symptoms that show in his or her behaviors. I was thinking I needed to mimic a typical gesture," said Wen, who eventually picked hand-trembling after watching many documentaries about autism. "That is a beautiful gesture," he said.
"I met many parents of autistic children who came up and said to me, 'Wen Zhang, are you autistic as well?'" Wen took that as a compliment.
Wen said his experience with "Ocean Heaven" was a learning process. "Working with the big names, (The film's crew also includes cinematographer Christopher Doyle, composer Joe Hisaishi and art director Yee Chung Man.) I was nervous at the beginning, always fearing making mistakes. But their tolerance calmed me down. It was a very, very good learning experience."
Jet Li leads "Ocean Heaven" co-stars to pose for photographers on the opening red carpet of the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival at the Shanghai Grand Theater on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Wen Zhang wore a T-shirt from the One Foundation, which he volunteers for. The One Foundation is the charity fund Jet Li founded in 2007. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/Xie Tingting]
"Ocean Heaven" was the opening film at this year's Shanghai International Film Festival, which kicked off on June 12. For the opening red carpet show, Wen wore a T-shirt from the One Foundation, which he volunteers for. The One Foundation is the charity fund Jet Li founded in 2007.
"What I learned from daddy Jet is how to be a good man," said Wen, who calls Jet Li that because Li is his father in the film.
"You need to be a good man before you are a good father." Wen, who became a father in 2008, had this to say about defining a good father: "A good father is a role model for his children. He must have something worthy of respect."
"Ocean Heaven" is competing for the top Golden Goblet award at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Wen says he has his fingers crossed, but what he is looking forward to more than the awards is the autism awareness the film will bring.
The film opens in Chinese cinemas on June 18. Golden Goblet winners will be announced on June 20.
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Intimate photos of Chinese actor, Wen Zhang and his co-star Yao Di have sent shockwaves around the Chinese entertainment industry.
Wen Zhang, who becomes a familiar name after starring in Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West <西遊：降魔篇> is said to have an affair when his wife, Ma Yili was expecting their second child.
Wen Zhang and Yili got married in 2008 and had their first daughter the same year. Their marriage was not seen favourably by the public as Yili was eight years older than her husband. Recently, Yili also gave birth to their second child.
Wen Zhang and Yao Di collaborated in TV drama, Naked Wedding <裸婚時代> three years ago. The duo reportedly started dating secretly in July last year. Shortly after, Yao Di moved into an apartment near Wen Zhang’s house when Yili was pregnant.
When news of their affair broke out, many netizens angrily blasted Wen Zhang. One netizen said, “You had an affair when your wife was pregnant. It’s unforgivable!”
Some also called for Yao Di to retire from the showbiz.
Through his Weibo, Wen Zhang has also admitted his affair and apologise to his wife and the public. The 29-year-old wrote, “I have only myself to blame. A mistake is a mistake. It has nothing to do with others. My smooth sailing career had made me arrogant and proud, and resulted in me taking the wrong step. I am willing to bear all the consequences.”
“I have let Ma Yili and my children down. I have let my family down and all those who have expectations on me. I am sorry. Please accept my most sincere apologies. Yili and her children could have a warm and beautiful life, but I have ruined all these. I do not deserve to be forgiven. I can’t compensate for the damage that I have caused. I have myself to blame. I will not disappoint anyone else in future.”
Wen Zhang’s remorseful statement may have soften his wife. Appearing to have forgiven him, Yili wrote on her Weibo, “Dating is easy but marriage is hard to come by. We have to cherish it.”
Wen Zhang and his wife, Ma Yili
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The biggest news over the weekend is actor Wen Zhang being caught betraying his wife actress Ma Yili in an affair with another actress Yao Di by paparazzi. Photos proving Wen Zhang and Yao Di being intimate together were leaked online, with many marveling that paparazzi could identify Wen Zhang even when his face was almost completely covered with a face mask and large sunglasses.
Both Wen Zhang and Ma Yili are well-known for their roles in the popular 2007 《奋斗》 Struggle mainland Chinese television serial drama. Yao Di was Wen Zhang’s co-star in the popular 2011 mainland Chinese serial drama 《裸婚》 Naked Wedding. Both TV serials reflected popular modern Chinese pop culture and social issues.
Wen Zhang (left) and Yao Di (right) in Naked Wedding .
Wen Zhang is popularly perceived as a 小男人 “small man”, a man who is not stereotypically macho/manly and is instead cute, sweet, and romantic. This is helped by the fact that his wife Ma Yili is 8 years older than him. They have one daughter and she is pregnant with their second child. This is part of the reason why this entertainment industry gossip has been so big, dominating major Chinese portal websites (in both pageviews and comment discussion) and microblog social network Sina Weibo as well as being spread on Tencent messaging applications Weixin/QQ…Wen Zhang Admits to Infidelity: I’ve Failed Ma Yili, I Invited Trouble
NetEase Entertainment March 31 report — At around midnight on March 31st, Wen Zhang posted a statement “about ‘See You Monday ‘”, admitting to having an extramarital affair, claiming “to have invited trouble/asked for it”. This put a period on the weekend “See You Monday” internet circus. Wen Zhang says in his statement, “Everything up to now has been myself asking for trouble; wrong is wrong, and has nothing to do with anyone else.” He also said his own acting career has gone very smoothly [successfully], causing “me to become arrogant, to become cocky”, leading to this crisis today. He expressed “today I am willing to bear all of the consequences.”
Wen Zhang expressed, “Actually, I’m really thankful that you have all allowed me to fall on this day, as opposed to the future when I have become insufferably arrogant. I need to sort myself out once again, to calmly face and sincerely apologize [for my mistakes]!” He says he has failed Ma Yili and his children, failed his family, failed the name of husband and father, “failed all the people who have placed their hopes and expectations in me.” Wen Zhang said “my wrong behavior” do not deserve forgiveness, and that the hurt/harm caused is difficult to make up for, “but I want to make up for it, must make up for it, and this will be my life from this point on.” Finally, he expressed “from this day on, I will no longer fail others.”
Statement Suspected of Being Ghost-Written, Possibly Not Written By Wen Zhang Himself
What’s more interesting is that Wen Zhang’s statement has four “failed” in it, but the “failed” in “failed Ma Yili and my children” was in simplified Chinese. whereas the “failed” in “failed my family, failed the name of husband and father, failed all the people who have placed their hopes and expectations in me” was in traditional Chinese, seemingly proving that this statement have different authors, leading to suspicions that it was not written by Wen Zhang himself.
On microblogging platform Sina Weibo, the statement mentioned above posted by Wen Zhang at 12:04am is currently the #1 hottest post of the day with nearly 650k upvotes, over 1.2m reshares/forwards, and over 1.5m comments…
Everything up to now has been myself asking for trouble; wrong is wrong, and has nothing to do with anyone else. The smoothness of my acting career has caused me to become arrogant, to become cocky, leading to this crisis today, and today I am willing to bear all of the consequences. Actually, I’m really thankful that you have all allowed me to fall on this day, as opposed to the future when I have become insufferably arrogant. I need to sort myself out once again, to calmly face and sincerely apologize [for my mistakes]! I, Wen Zhang, have in my life written an essay [Wen Zhang’s name also means “essay”] with grave mistakes. I have failed Ma Yili and my children, failed my family, failed the name of husband and father, failed all the people who have placed hopes and expectations in me. I’m sorry, please accept this apology and regret from the bottom of my heart. Yili and my children could have had a warm and beautiful life, but all of this has been shattered by me. My wrong behavior does not deserve forgiveness, and that the hurt/harm caused is difficult to make up for, but I want to make up for it, must make up for it, and this will be my life from this point on. As for myself, having invited trouble, I hope that from this day on, I will no longer fail others. — Wen Zhang
Wen Zhang and wife Ma Yili.
A microblog post by his wife Ma Yili posted 3 minutes later is the the second hottest post of the day, with over 1.6m upvotes, over 600k reshares/forwards, and over 850k comments….
@马伊琍. Although love is easy, marriage is not, to be seized/cherished.
The top two most popular Sina Weibo trending topics and #hash tags# are also about Wen Zhang and Ma Yili.
Below are translations of Chinese netizen comments in response to Wen Zhang’s and Ma Yili’s microblog posts respectively…
Those who feel Wen Zhang is not sincerely repenting, please click [like]. [so far over 32k likes]
The reason I’m scolding you is because my girlfriend is also older than me by 5 years and I’ve finally convinced her family to let us be together. I even used you and the commanding officer to make my analogy/point! Fuck, now her family will be against us again. Fuck, you owe me a girlfriend!
The highest order of male scum are those who have hurt their wives, let the xiaosan take the blame, while they themselves are able to start afresh. Click like, thanks.
Can you give all of your assets to your children and Ma Yili? Leave without taking anything! If you can, and Yao Di remains with you, then I’ll definitely support you guys! What do you think, Wen Zhang?
“I’m really thankful that you have all allowed me to fall on this day”? This part is somewhat interesting. I normally don’t comment on Weibo, much less the Weibos of celebrities, but what you’ve said here is wrong, Wen Zhang. Those who have allowed you to fall are not us who were once your fans. You still haven’t understood your own error. Remember that it is you yourself who allowed yourself to fall. Don’t find excuses on other people. Please don’t make fun of me, I’m just saying what I want to say.
Those who agree that Yao Di is garbage please give me 32 [likes]. [so far nearly 15k likes]
I’m truly wondering how Yao Di can block everyone’s comments [on her microblog], aren’t we her bread and butter [her audience/fans]? Without us, could she still continue her acting career…? Since she has blocked us, shouldn’t we block [boycott] her? Those in support, click [like]… [so far over 14k likes]
If this news is real, then with Ma Yili being pregnant, Wen Zhang asking for a divorce would be illegal, but if Ma Yili asks for the divorce, not only does it mean Wen Zhang would completely lose child custody, it would also mean a 90% chance of Wen Zhang losing everything in the divorce. If infidelity is proven, then Wen Zhang would have nothing. Everyone click [like] for Mr. Wen to have a world of nothingness ahead of him. [over 13k likes]
Yao Di, out of the entertainment industry… those in agreement click [like].
At this point, you can’t have a falling out with Wen Zhang, or else it’d be equivalent to pushing him away, which would be making it too easy for Yao Di. First forgive him and then you’ll occupy the moral high ground, making it so it costs Yao Di her reputation but she still doesn’t get him. As for Wen Zhang, first torment for a period of time, then when things turn around, trample him again. Only this would be sufficiently satisfying.
Don’t be so harsh. Teenagers and adults have a natural and irrepressible interest in who’s bonking who, and if they don’t know them otherwise then celebrities will do.
Oh, I don’t mind people caring about this. As I said, this was definitely what people around me were talking about all weekend (even at the wedding I attended). I concede I may have come across as being a wee bit judgemental in comparing it to Miley Cyrus and feeling the need to express that sentiment. I’ll concede that but I don’t mean to categorically insult people who find amusement in entertainment gossip. Joe’s comment below is very relevant as well. The fact I know so much about this kinda betrays how dismissive I may seem to be about it. LoL.
nah twerking so much better than this, it’s retarded girls believe Wen Zhang’s image of being the perfect loyal guy. Pretty awful actor in general.
Dunno, I never actually saw the twerking, only the circus around it. I agree in general that the act of twerking is much better than face masks and beanies though, but I wasn’t judging either, just that Miley Cyrus was less relevant to me being in China. I’ve seen more Chinese shows with these actors than I’ve seen Miley Cyrus in anything. Shrug.
That said, I don’t think he’s an awful actor, but yeah, a big deal about this is his image and how this shatters it. I always felt bad for his balding though.
anything to keep the public’s attention elsewhere
This kind of thinking is kinda lame even if I understand why people love to trot it out with China. It’d apply to just about every country then since entertainment gossip is far and away more popular than anything “serious” everywhere.
yea man every time congress wants to pass something controversial Miley Cyrus has to twerk
i thought the negative connotation precedes the positive one? (in fact i never knew about the positive connotation until this article, but i’ve heard it used in the negative sense ever since i was a kid. what kind of stupid compliment is “small man” anyway? it’s just a euphemism for being effeminate.)
I’d say xiao nan ren is usually negative but it’s understood as positive within certain contexts, like with Wen Zhang. Similarly, da nan ren is probably generally positive but within certain contexts can be negative (like when a woman complains about a guy, that he’s sexist, patriarchal, etc.). Even the positive connotations are more like consolation prizes rather than an outright compliment I think. It’s almost like “nice guy”.
maybe it’s a regional thing, because i understand “da nen ren” to be generally negative as well, in the sense of being a male chauvinist pig (an admirable quality for some chinese women, i suppose?)
…tough being a 男人 these days, lol.
LoL, maybe it has more to do with who is saying it. Like a father or guys encouraging each other. Pretty sure most Chinese women don’t use da nan ren positively to mean male chauvinist pig but perhaps more about guys who are tough, take setback on the chin and keep on truckin’, who don’t whine and cry, who perhaps are more stoic and seemingly willing to be the pillar others find support in rather than being the one who needs emotional support.
Men and women often have very different ideas of what is an ideal gender role. Now where’s my sandwich?
I have seen many men whose wives are pregnant being or thinking of being unfaithful to their wives just for that period of time. These are otherwise honest and sensible guys who would never leave their wives for anything. Could it be because of the lack of action that follows pregnancy increases temptations?
Seems to me us Men are born scoundrels.
And once again, convenient that not two days after upwards of 10 people have been killed in 茂名 (Maoming) that this drivel is concocted to change the subject.
translated to MaoMing, a somewhat small town in South-West China, in
Guangdong province, has been protesting for years at the installation of
several chemical plants, containing PX, a chemical scientifically
proven to be cancerous.
Because of the protests, 10 people have
been killed by hostile police forces already. The town has now been
locked down and any mention of it on social media or internet search sites within China have been removed.
Yet again, the People’s Republic of China commits blatant civil liberty
breaches regarding it’s citizen’s rights. For those that are already
dead, and those that are still stuck in a locked-down police-state town
with no access to internet or civil rights. This needs independent
journalism and serious action. I refuse to believe the PRC can simply
continue to do things like this in the digital age without a blink of an
Social Media exists for reasons other than
seeing what your mate had for lunch.
This needs independent journalism and serious action. I refuse to
believe the PRC can simply continue to do things like this in the
digital age without a blink of an international eye.
Too much conspiracy theorizing. Was Miley Cyrus a cover for other more important news that happened around that time? No, it’s just the nature of celebrity gossip.
The PX chemical factory protest has been around for some time IIRC. I don’t know why you say any mention of it has been removed given that they’re prominent stories easily found:
Above are portal sites, social media, and Baidu. Don’t just copy and paste. Investigate, verify, and confirm before passing along misinformation.
Whilst initally somewhat speechless at your bizarre, constant references to Miley Cyrus in almost every response you’ve made on this topic, I have to say it’s your justification of Celebrity news as being acceptable that seems the most pointless. I understand you’re trying to use an American icon as a comparison, it just reads as banal. First, a rebuttal to your charge of “conspiracy theorizing” should begin with an admittance on my part that I received pictures and saved 微博 posts from those inside the town which I’m unsure of how to post onto the site, thus appearing as if it was a baseless claim. Second, though somewhat connected to the first, is, frankly, my utter incredulity regarding your use of PRC sites to post information regarding a protest about chemical plants and popular frustration. Really? Baidu says it’s fine eh? Well, back to the daily grind we all go!
Again, I understand, from having visited this site for quite a long time, that you’re comments on other topics are often balanced and fair amidst the usual idiocy of random trollers
“…your justification of Celebrity news as being acceptable…” –> where did you get that? it’s a ludicrous charge.
Kai is simply saying it’s not a conspiracy. something very different from what you’re accusing him of.
and his listing of those sites is–what seems obvious to me, and probably anyone else–merely to counter your point that “any mention of it on social media or internet search sites within China have been removed.”
you’re not being logical here.
I accidentally pressed the “post” button when I should have clicked another part of what I was writing, and I was busy earlier and unable to edit!
Whilst initally somewhat speechless at your bizarre, constant references to Miley Cyrus in almost every response you’ve made on this topic, I have to say it’s your justification of Celebrity news as being acceptable that seems the most pointless. I understand you’re trying to use an American icon as a comparison, it just reads as banal.
First, a rebuttal to your charge of “conspiracy theorizing” should begin with an admittance on my part that I received pictures and saved 微博 posts from those inside the town which I’m unsure of how to post onto the site, thus appearing as if it was a baseless claim.
Second, though somewhat connected to the first, is, frankly, my utter incredulity regarding your use of PRC sites
to post information regarding a protest about chemical plants and popular frustration. Really? Baidu says it’s fine eh? Well, back to the daily grind we all go!
I understand, from having visited this site for quite a long time, that you’re comments on other topics are often balanced and fair amidst the usual idiocy of random trollers, but I’m at a loss as to why you seem to be intent on seemingly under-playing such an event. Several independent news sites have cited those from inside the town as credible sources.
First I’m going to point to wnsk ‘s reply:
Miley Cyrus is just the best example off the top of my head for how popular this news about Wen Zhang is despite being rather unimportant in the grand scheme of things. There’s a qualitative difference between this and perhaps a plane disappearance that I imagine most people would agree with. I haven’t seen an entertainment scandal this big since the twerking incident. That’s my frame of reference and why I keep mentioning it. It amuses me on some level.
Although I wasn’t making the argument that celebrity news is acceptable–as wnsk pointed out–I’m curious about your mental framework here. So, I ask: acceptable for what?
If you feel you have insider information that is being censored on the wider internet specifically by government authorities, go ahead and post them. To the bottom left of the comment box is a little picture icon. Click on it and you should be able to upload images to your comment. While I’m skeptical as to whether or not any of us on cS can really verify the authenticity of whatever you post, at least you’ll know I’m more than willing to evaluate what you have to share. We all know the government can resort to censorship. We wouldn’t even be surprised. Still, what matters is that you have compelling evidence for such speculation instead of relying on the preexisting bias against the government.
Remember, you said “any mention” of Maoming “on social media or internet search sites within China have been removed”. I’ve already demonstrated that’s not true. When making accusations, it’s not good to start off with an easily disproven falsehood. It damages your credibility right from the start, making it harder for you to expose what may legitimately be important to expose. This is why I said “investigate, verify, and confirm”.
I also don’t understand how you misunderstood my posting of PRC sites to suggest I think the information on them is all people should know about the matter. I thought it was clear I was just disproving your statement quoted above.
You also suggested that this celebrity scandal about Wen Zhang was “concocted to change the subject”. You’d have to first prove that the PX protest was the original subject and that the government “concocted” this in order to distract attention from that. I don’t think that’s true. As I said, this is the nature of celebrity gossip. It shouldn’t be hard to see how a celebrity scandal might get more eyeballs than a protest (and its handling). Blame human nature, don’t assume it’s malicious manipulation by the government.
So put yourself in my shoes. You accuse the government of censoring any mention of Maoming on the Chinese internet, which I know isn’t true cuz I’ve seen plenty of mentions on the Chinese internet. You also accuse this celebrity scandal as being a ploy to distract people’s attention, which is a poor explanation for why Wen Zhang is getting more eyeballs than the PX protest and belies a certain misrepresentation of what I think you also know about celebritiy news in media and society. Given this, is my “conspiracy theorizing” really that far off the mark?
I’m not underplaying the PX protest at all; I’m just responding to things you’re claiming.
Not sure I understand your hostility. It’s the ideal of the site. Like everyone else, I recognize it but don’t always find it relevant to my personal interests. I admit it is mildly more relevant cuz I’ve watched these people’s shows. It’s like considering Paul Walker’s death to be mildly relevant cuz I recognize the guy and have watched his movies. Shrug.
So what’s wrong with that? Any why this false regret? If being happy makes someone unhappy, that’s his/her problem.
A Chinese film and television star has broken social media records after posting a public apology to his wife on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, for having an affair.
Wen Zhang has been married to fellow actress Ma Yili for six years, and has been adored in China in part due to his image as a sensitive and happily married family man.
But photographs recently surfaced of the 29-year-old sharing an intimate moment with Yao Di, his co-star on the popular Chinese television series Naked Marriage. The show tells the story of a young couple with a struggling marriage who are trying to make ends meet.
Wen on Monday posted an apology on Weibo to his wife Ma, who is pregnant with their second child.
"I have brought this upon myself. A mistake is a mistake. This has nothing to do with anyone else. Today, I am willing to accept all the consequences," he wrote in his confession, translated by the Hollywood Reporter .
"I've let down Ma Yili and our children. My mistake does not deserve to be forgiven, and it will be difficult for me to make amends for all the harm I've caused.
"But I want to do it. I have to do it. This is what I'll do for the rest of my life."
Weibo reported that Wen's apology received more than 2.5 million comments and 1 million shares in just 10 hours, making it the most popular post in the site's history.
Ma then responded on the Weibo, writing: "Cherish what you have at the moment.
"Being in love is easy, being married is not."
Along with his role on Naked Marriage. Wen also appeared on the popular Chinese television show Struggle. He won an award for best actor at China's prestigious Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers film festival in 2012 for his lead role in the film Love is Not Blind .
The volume of comments on Weibo underlines the relative freedom users have to focus on entertainment news online where politics is often off-limits.
I have brought this upon myself. A mistake is a mistake. This has nothing to do with anyone else. Today, I am willing to accept all the consequences.
Many comments expressed anger towards Wen, who has more than 52 million followers.
The topic trended above the missing Malaysia Airlines plane and a protest against a petrochemical plant in Maoming that turned violent. Censors had blocked searches relating to the Maoming protests.
Extramarital affairs are not as taboo in China as they once were, and sex scandals provide an outlet for relatively free commentary by ordinary people online, said Zhan Jiang, a journalism professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Unlike political news, "entertainment news isn't restricted or censored by the authorities," said Zhan. "From the authorities' point of view it isn't good if the public cares too much about politics, but entertainment is safe."
Weibo said on its site on Monday that the vast majority of people discussing Wen's post were educated women and girls aged 24 and under.
Wen's tweet broke a record set by pop singer Faye Wong in September when she announced on Weibo that she was getting a divorce.
However, it was still far behind the record 3.4 million retweets on Twitter garnered by American chat show host Ellen DeGeneres with her selfie at the Oscars in March with stars including Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Kevin Spacey.
Chinese actor Wen Zhang and actress Ma YiliThe actor's lengthy Weibo post apologizing for cheating on his wife of six years, actress Ma Yili, attracted 2.5 million comments in 10 hours.
Chinese actor Wen Zhang has set a slew of social media records in China -- but they're probably not titles he's proud of.
On Monday, the actor posted a lengthy message on Weibo, China's twitter-like micro-blog site, apologizing to his wife, actress Ma Yili. and the public for having an affair with actress Yao Di. his co-star on popular Chinese TV show Naked Marriage .
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Within 10 hours, the post had attracted over 2.5 million comments and was retweeted more than 1 million times -- both new records for Weibo.
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"I have brought this upon myself. A mistake is a mistake. This has nothing to do with anyone else," Wen wrote. "Today, I am willing to accept all the consequences. I've let down Ma Yili and our children. My mistake does not deserve to be forgiven, and it will be difficult for me to make amends for all the harm I've caused. But I want to do it. I have to do it. This is what I'll do for the rest of my life."
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Shortly after, Ma, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, replied with a briefer and perhaps more eloquent message: "Being in love is easy, being married is not. It is to be cherished," she wrote
Her missive has garnered more than 650,000 retweets and nearly a million comments.
Wen is a rising star in China's movie industry. He appeared in Stephen Chow 's 2013 box office smash hit Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. which grossed $204 million locally. He also co-starred opposite Jet Li in last year's police action hit Badges of Fury.
Wen Yang (onyomi: Bun Ō ) is Wen Qin 's eldest son. After his father's failed revolt and subsequent death, he joined Jin. During the Western Jin Dynasty, Wen Yang was famed for his success against the Xianbei tribes. Romance of the Three Kingdoms makes him an expert bian gan user and compares his skills to Zhao Yun.
Prior to his playable Dynasty Warriors appearance, he was a Jin NPC since the series's seventh title. In Famitsu's character survey. he is ninth place in the boyfriend category. He ranked sixteenth place in Gamecity's Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends popularity poll. This counterpart has a character image song titled Trust Myself.Contents Role in Games Edit Dynasty Warriors Edit
During the rebellion of Wen Qin and Guanqiu Jian in Jin's story, he is the one who fires the arrow that kills Sima Shi. He eventually defects to Jin and is accepted into their ranks when Zhuge Dan murders his father.
His playable appearance in the eighth installment has him appear as one of the early supporters of the Sima Faction, most notably during Gongsun Yuan 's rebellion. Like his father, he rebels against the Sima family after they gain considerable amount of power. Despite their initial defeat, he joins his father once again and stalls Sima Zhao and his subordinates long enough for his father to fatally wound Sima Shi. He is not killed after his defeat here, and with his family, flees to Wu. He is then seen siding with Zhuge Dan during his rebellion, however he defects upon the execution of his father and continues to serve the Sima Family from that point on.
In the alternate path, he may not actually choose to side with his father and brother in their second rebellion, and chooses to stay and serve the Sima Family at Sima Zhao 's encouragement. After defeating his brother numerous times, Wen Yang successfully convinces his brother to side with the Sima Family, and his brother soon reveals the location of Sima Shi, allowing Wei forces to reach him before Wen Qin can arrive to attack the isolated commander. Though the rebellion is crushed, Wen Yang is unable to convince his father to surrender. Shortly after, he joins the defense of Chengdu alongside Sima Shi and Xiahou Ba against Shu and Nanman forces. He later participates in many of the later campaigns including the final battle at Chibi.
In Jin's expanded storyline. Wen Yang appears first among the defenders of Shangyong, struggling against Zhao Yun at the western gate. Later, he appears at Shouchun, where he scouts the Wei forces aiming for the rear castle gate. After Shu 's fall, Wen Yang attempts to warn Deng Ai of Zhong Hui 's false charges, and rebellion. Together, they escape Chengdu to inform Sima Zhao. Participating in Zhong Hui's final defeat, he sees the defeated general off before his punishment is meted out.
Shin Sangoku Musou Blast includes a special episode featuring him. Having always wanted to cross weapons with Zhao Yun, Gan Ji grants Wen Yang's wish by having him relive his idol's past battles within a phantom world. Each battle has him challenge Zhao Yun in his prime, causing initial confusion for the latter. He is able to earn the older general's admiration by winning the duel.Romance of the Three Kingdoms Edit
Wen Yang primarily excels at warfare and leadership, making him a good choice in commanding troops. Before Sangokushi 12 . the difference between him and his father in terms of stats was the former's decent charisma rating.Character Information Edit Development Edit
Wen Yang's Dynasty Warriors counterpart was heavily designed to follow his description in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Although he was made to look like Zhao Yun, creators also strove to present him as the "heroic figure" for Jin. Atsushi Miyauchi. the game's director, thinks fans will enjoy seeing him choose his allegiance in Story Mode. He believes their interpretation of Wen Yang is a "tall, stylish, and cool" contrast to Xiahou Ba.Personality Edit
Calm and brave in the face of battle, Wen Yang has a one-track mind which prevents him from being distracted when charging head on. However, this also makes him somewhat unaware of his own surroundings. Because of the circumstances of his surrender and self-shame, he often distances himself from his fellow comrades.
Throughout Jin's story, Wen Yang is conflicted on the beliefs of both his father and his own. Believing in righteousness over personal gain, Wen Yang cannot condone needless fighting, and often fights to make a quick victory.Voice Actors Edit
Sima Zhao and Wen Yang; Dynasty Warriors 8Gameplay Edit
Wen Yang is affiliated with the javelin in this appearance. When he is equipped with it, he can perform a unique attack exclusive to him. Upon performing his Musou techniques, he will automatically use the weapon in his attacks.Weapons Edit Dynasty Warriors 8 Edit
Wen Yang uses the javelin as his default weapon in this title.Historical Information Edit
Wen Yang was the second son of the Governor of Yang Province, Wen Qin. It is said that his real name was Wen Shu, but changed to Yang from childhood up into adulthood. Along with his father and brothers, Wen Yang protected Yang Province against the Wu army.Life in Wei Edit
Being Cao Shuang 's companion, Wen Qin abused his authority. When Sima Yi overthrown Cao Shuang in 249, Wen Qin, along with Guanqiu Jian and Xiahou Xuan. lost their closest ally; also since Wen Qin often lied about the ongoing war, his promotion was rejected by Sima Shi.
After Sima Shi deposed Cao Fang in 254, the following year, Wen Qin and Guanqiu Jian rebelled. Tasked to halt Deng Ai's unit, Wen Qin showed sign of fear at the size of the army. However, Wen Yang, who just reached eighteen, suggested his father to attack as the Wei army was still tired after arriving. The father-son duo then conducted a night raid.
Arriving at Wei's camp, Wen Yang caused a ruckus, calling out Sima Shi's name. The raid worsened the condition of Sima Shi, who just operated his eye. During the battle, Wen Yang's unit charged into the enemy rank, killing numerous of solders. When the Wei reinforcement arrived, his unit was either eliminated or retreated. Finding himself alone on the battlefield, Wen Yang drove back the entire Wei army every time they pursued.
After the rebellion failed, Wen Yang along with his father surrendered and joined Wu. When Zhuge Dan rebelled, the Wen is ordered to assist the latter in Shouchun. However, the situation started to dye, Wen Qin eventually was suspected and killed by Zhuge Dan. Hearing news, Wen Yang tried to avenge his father, but was outnumbered, so he and his younger brother Wen Hu surrendered to Sima Zhao. Still remembering what happened to his brother, Sima Zhao attempted to execute both, but was told by Zhong Hui that Wen Yang's strength equaled thousand men and pardoned them both. Sima Zhao also promoted Wen Yang, ordering him to convince the people of Shouchun to surrender. Shortly after the rebellion, Sima Zhao allowed the Wen brothers to give Wen Qin a proper burial.Life in Jin Edit
Wen Yang would eventually rise to become one of Jin's greatest general. In 277, he was tasked to defeat the Xianbei tribe, recruiting twenty thousand Hu people as a result.
During his service in Jin, Sima Yan still held a grudge against Wen Yang because of the incident with Sima Shi, so he demoted Wen Yang. Once the War of the Eight Princes broke out, a grandson of Zhuge Dan accused Wen Yang of high treason. He and his family were executed to the third degree.Romance of the Three Kingdoms Edit
Wen Yang is described in the novel as a gifted martial artist whose height was eight feet tall. He and his father formed a joint alliance with Guanqiu Jian in an attempt to remove Sima Shi from power. While awaiting for reinforcements, he and Deng Ai fought for fifty bouts until the former was forced to flee while killing a number of enemy soldiers along the way. Sima Shi's eye was said to have burst out from its socket upon witnessing Wen Yang's brutality.
During his service to Wu, he participated in the defense of Shouchun and kept most of the Wei troops out. When Zhuge Dan accused Wen Qin of treason and had him executed, Wen Yang reacted violently and quickly surrendered to Sima Zhao who decided to make him an honorary officer. Most of his allies eventually followed suit upon hearing this, causing Zhuge Dan's rebellion to collapse from the lack of men.Gallery Edit