This Johor-Born Actor Is Now A Major Heartthrob In China After Appearing In 'Yanxi Palace'
Meet Lawrence Wong
You might have seen him in this not-so-little Chinese TV drama called 'The Story of Yanxi Palace'
Known as Yan Xi Gong Lue (延禧攻略) in Mandarin, the Qing Dynasty drama - which also stars TVB veteran Charmaine Sheh as well as Chinese actors Wu Jinyan, Qin Lan, Xu Kai, and Nie Yuan - recently wrapped its 70-episode run with a cumulative total of 15 billion streams on iQiyi (China's biggest streaming platform).
It has since been distributed to over 70 territories across the globe including Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, and the US.
Wong plays imperial guard (later General) Hai Lan Cha in the hit drama, where he's portrayed as a happy-go-lucky and loyal friend to male lead Fucha Fuheng (played by Xu Kai)
The 30-year-old actor may now be a household name in China, but here's something you probably didn't know - Wong started his acting career in Singapore and Malaysia.
In fact, Wong was actually born and raised in Johor Bahru!
Wong began his acting career on Singapore TV in 2009, when he appeared on the telemovie romance 'The Promise'
You might also have seen him in several Chinese-Malaysian TV dramas on NTV7 and 8TV!
Wong moved to China in 2016 to further his acting career, which turned out to be the best decision he's ever made
Thanks to the success of 'Yanxi Palace' (which is also his first drama to be released in China), Wong is now a certified heartthrob among fangirls from China, Vietnam, Taiwan... and pretty much anyone who's seen the show.
His follower count on Weibo has jumped from 600k to 2.4 million since 'Yanxi Palace' was released. In an interview, the actor also revealed that he now receives at least 5,000 letters from fans each day!
Following the massive success of 'Yanxi Palace', Wong is set to appear in two more Chinese dramas - 'Love and Passion' and 'One Boat, One World'
He was also recently named Montblanc Malaysia's first "Friend of the Brand"
I will now be blessing this story with some random cute pics from his Instagram :p
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