Last week, the finale of "Rippling Heart", #Pan Xiaochen Wang Jun finally broke up # The entry rushed to the hot search list of Weibo and Douyin. On the topic square, fans cheered "well divided", and at the same time felt sorry for Pan Xiaochen (played by Lan Yingying), who ended in a tragic relationship for seven years.
Pan Xiaochen and her boyfriend Wang Jun (played by He Peng) have been in love for seven years, but Wang Jun quietly hired fitness coach Yang Wanqing (played by Wang Guanyi) to seduce her to split her legs and try to break up. Xiaochen will make a plan and use "jealousy therapy" to rectify her boyfriend. Who knows, my boyfriend's change of heart actually has another internal affair..........
The plot is very dramatic, but the ending is landed. In the joyful hall of the Civil Affairs Bureau, the two looked at each other for a long time, put down each other, and let themselves go.
"I think Pan Xiaochen is lucky." On the other end of the phone, Lan Yingying spoke in a relaxed tone, "She pulled out a bad tooth before entering the siege of marriage." The tooth cavity hurts, but everything is going for the better. ”
Lan Yingying has the power of "moving forward". In the twelve years since her debut, she has dabbled in a wide range of themes and types of roles, such as the pitiful and hateful Huan Bi in "The Biography of Zhen Huan", Yang Yu who slapped her boyfriend in "Surgical Storm", and the hot-blooded and sunny Dai Xi in "Elite Lawyer"...
In 2017, on the night of the finals of "The Birth of an Actor", Lan Yingying won the runner-up with her solid acting skills. Her acting skills are well recognized, and she has also experienced frustrating times when she was unenlightened and lagging behind her peers. During that trough, she exercised day after day, practiced her lines, learned to perform, and spent time in the rehearsal room.
I asked, won't you feel bad? She replied, uncomfortable, uncomfortable, the action still has to be acted.
Those who do always come, and those who walk always come. The girl who used to blush as soon as she took the stage has now summed up a set of tips for "entering the play": from scratch, do your homework before filming, and spell out character portraits little by little; Simplify the complex, and turn the understanding of the characters into eye expression and body movements; Finally, maintain high-intensity concentration, achieve a state of "flow", and breathe and perceive with the character.
The following is Lan Yingying's self-statement.
Pan Xiaochen is a question mark
Pan Xiaochen asked me a question: Are you happy in your current state?
Before I met Pan Xiaochen, like many female compatriots, I longed for stable and unchanging love, hoping to meet someone for a lifetime.
Although I longed for long-term intimacy, I had some fears. Because I often hear from the elders and friends of the same age around me that long-term intimate relationships have a "seven-year itch", that is, when love reaches its seventh year, it will face a dangerous period. It's like a magic spell that sentences every relationship to "prison sentence."
So as soon as I met Pan Xiaochen, who was in the midst of the "seven-year itch", I had the urge to understand her.
Pan Xiaochen fell in love with Wang Jun in college, and after graduation, in order to help her boyfriend realize his dream of studying graduate school, she majored in botany, and forced herself to change her career and sell insurance to make money for her boyfriend's schooling.
Xiaochen is a "competitive" girl. Even if the profession is not right, she still strives to become the company's sales champion and gold insurance agent.
She always has two mobile phones, one for work and one for life, one on her chest and one in her hand. Whether it's going to the mall, having dinner with girlfriends, or flirting with her boyfriend, she guarantees that she can answer the phone at any time. I designed this detail, I actually contacted some of the top insurance agents, and found them full of spirits, mobile phones 24 hours a day, impressive.
Xiaochen also does not have the traditional concept of love of "male protagonist outside, female protagonist inside", but believes that as long as two people love each other and strive for the same goal together, it doesn't matter who pays more. This attitude may seem a bit romantic to some female viewers, but I think she is just pulling out her heart and lungs for a relationship on the basis of maintaining financial independence.
She has been immersed in the joy of stepping into a new life, constantly urging Wang Jun to improve. She didn't notice that her boyfriend's lowered eyes were more and more like two holes poked out of snowdrifts, hollow and dull.
Wang Jun didn't pay attention either, Xiaochen was never interested in black towels, Snickers, and Transformers' water bottle. But he sent it, and she rejoiced.
It can be said that there is a serious emotional misalignment between Pan Xiaochen and Wang Jun, who has never expressed his true feelings positively, but has adopted a more silent way to resist - refusing to advance, and even hiring someone to seduce Xiaochen to split his legs in order to break up.
This is the most dramatic and hilarious part of the entire story line. Wang Jun met fitness trainer Yang Wanqing through games and hired him to seduce Xiaochen. Who expected that this plan was discovered by Xiaochen from the beginning, she pretended to be hooked, and wanted to rely on "jealous therapy" to make her boyfriend take his heart.
It was funny when filming this part of the scene. In the past, most of the roles were me running after others, but this time two men chased me at the same time, which was quite "enjoyable". I got along with He Peng and Wang Guanyi very easily on set, and there was a lot of improvisation.
For example, Xiaochen, who came to the gym, already knew that Yang Wanqing wanted to seduce himself and quietly watch him "perform". Teacher Wang Guanyi has been talking around me, first reciting the sentence "Bright moonlight in front of the bed, suspected to be frost on the ground" in Mandarin with a strong accent, and saying that he came to the mainland from Singapore to fulfill his grandmother's last wish. I really wanted to end this conversation, so I had to awkward and politely "wow". In the barrage, I saw that everyone was amused.
These small details are very everyday and effectively adjust the atmosphere of "intrigue".
The plan changed in the middle, Yang Wanqing really fell in love with Xiaochen, and Wang Jun also changed his mind, he really wanted to marry Xiaochen. It's just that Xiaochen found out that her boyfriend's "heart" was just to fulfill her filial piety, and she realized that they had long ceased to love each other.
When the two people sat in the hall of the Civil Affairs Bureau, holding the household registration book number, they frankly communicated: How did we get to this point? How to live in the future?
After the broadcast of "Fang Heart", I saw many messages from girls on the Internet, who saw themselves in Pan Xiaochen and had or are experiencing the same mode of getting along like Pan Xiaochen and Wang Jun. Pan Xiaochen is lucky, she can stop loss in time, and many people only wake up after entering the siege of marriage, but they can't get out at this time.
There are also many people, even if they are aware of the problem, they choose to ignore it: maybe it is good to get married. I understand that kind of unwillingness, sunk costs make people hesitate. But a soured relationship, like a broken tooth, will only become more and more painful if it is not extracted in time.
So I hope Pan Xiaochen can turn into a question mark and ask the audience who are in confusion: Are you happy like this? What exactly do you want? If they can find some answers, Pan Xiaochen's role is a success.
The character and I are in a symbiotic relationship
If a script can be read in one sitting, leave shocks and thoughts in my mind, or have a long tail effect, it is a good script for me. If there's a role that resonates with me at the same frequency or makes me interested in her life differently, that's the role I want to play. This standard was gradually established by me.
Before filming "Elite Lawyer" in 2019, I worked with Senior Brother Jin Dong on "Surgical Storm". He is the senior brother of the 9th grade of the Central Academy of Drama. In that drama, I played Yang Yu and won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 8th Macao International Film Festival. Later, when Dai Xi was casting, chance found me.
Dai Xi is a girl like a little sun, always full of energy. She has not experienced the "severe beatings" of society, rampage, and strives to achieve fairness and justice in her mind. Together with Senior Brother Jin Dong, I ask a question in this play: Where is the boundary between law and human feelings? Is there a law first or a human favor first?
Dai Xi grew up in one case after another and slowly found a balance between the two. In the end, the answer she found was that this is not a black and white world, and law and love are not opposites.
Liu Yin in "Mother-in-law's Bracelet" is very similar to my experience. She is Shanghai drift, I am North drift, and I am familiar with Shanghai. I can understand her situation and get the mind of a southern woman.
The whole drama does not hesitate to show human nature, and also dares to boldly analyze human nature. Liu Yin has always looked for a balance between family, affection, friendship and self. This is the truth of life and the answer she wants.
After reading the story outline and the first three episodes of "Forgotten Time", I was attracted by this fantasy story and decided to take on the role of Wu Hao.
In fact, for actors, transformation is not easy. Producers mostly play the safety card, and they feel that if you are successful in a certain type of role, then it is safest to find you to play that kind of role.
But director Xie Dongsun and chief producer of "Forgotten Time" Wang Rouming came to me, and they felt that they saw in me the tenacity and fireworks that Wu Hao should have. Even though I've never played this kind of role before, I believe I can interpret it. I am very grateful for their trust, and it turns out that I have done it and I have gained a lot.
When filming, the director had the full script, but did not send it to us, and without God's perspective, we faced the sudden plot, and we were as confused as the people in the play. So we have to improve our concentration and become one with the characters. I kind of regained my sense of what acting is, how to get into acting, how to quickly enter the characters.
For me, entering the play is a state of "flow" from scratch and simplifying complexity.
Making something out of nothing is the process of planting a seed. When I got the script in hand, I used to read it a few times first, sort out the timeline, sort out the relationship between the characters, and grasp the main and side descriptions of this character in the script.
Then find roots for the character, what is her family background? What was the growing environment like? How many relationships have you experienced? Why is the character like this? I would even guess her horoscope. If there are people around me who do the same job, I directly observe or experience their lives.
To simplify the complex is to remove the burden in the actual shooting. Everything you know about the characters when you do your homework should be rooted in your heart before you start shooting. After filming began, the characters' family background, growth environment, and all other things were not acted, but naturally revealed in the expression of their eyes, way of speaking, and walking posture.
When concentration reaches a tipping point, it enters a state of "flow." At this time, you have forgotten that you are acting, but breathe and perceive with the characters.
At the end, the actors integrate their own views of the world into the characters. To interpret the characters is to enlarge the sub-personality on the body to the audience. The character and I are "symbiotic".
"The Biography of Zhen Huan"
Therefore, I prefer to hear people say "she must be acting in her true colors" rather than the evaluation of "she played so well". That means I brought the role to life.
Acting helps me find answers in life
The first time I experienced the joy of acting, and the first time I entered that state of "flow", it was in my sophomore year of college. At that time, we needed to rehearse a play, and I played Zhu Yun in the "Divorce Guide" adapted from Su Tong's novel.
At that time, I was very unconfident in the performance, and I blushed as soon as I took the stage, which happened to be a very outgoing and even somewhat neurotic woman. The teacher thought that I would definitely not be able to control such a role, and I was also very unhappy in my heart, so I could only practice repeatedly. Unexpectedly, I played very well during the performance, experienced the "flow" state for the first time, and really fell in love with the performance.
In fact, pushing forward the time by a year, I am still at a low point in my life. The first semester of my freshman year was when I was most confused. I am a general high school student, I have never been exposed to acting before entering the school, and most of the students around me are art candidates, versatile, particularly good acting, and very open on stage. As soon as I came on stage, I couldn't let go, and I often laughed and dragged everyone back.
Coming to Beijing to go to school is also the first time I have left my hometown, I am not satisfied, I have gained nearly 20 pounds, and I have acne on my face. For the first time, I left my parents, had no experience of group life, and did not know how to get along with others.
Life, learning, and interpersonal relationships are a mess, and self-perception is out of control. I asked myself if I had chosen the wrong line and whether I should drop out of school early and choose a new track.
I can only try to find "order" in the runaway. The appearance is not good, I just go to the playground on an empty stomach to run laps, drink a cup of coffee to do the morning work, and finally eat breakfast. If I don't pass the major, I often ask my classmates to rehearse. At that time, we had very few rehearsal rooms, and I had to stay there all the time to grab a place, so I spent all day in the rehearsal room.
Although I was depressed every day, I wasn't used to sitting still. In today's words, I have very little mental internal exhaustion. I don't know if these practices are the most effective solution, but it was the only solution I could think of at the time.
It's like breaking down on a highway, if I stand on the side of the road and stop a car for help, no one will stop; And when I started pushing the cart myself, a lot of people would get out of the car to help me push it together. Self-helper Tiansuke, the only one who can get me out of the predicament is myself.
Later, I received a text message from the teacher, saying that the teachers saw my efforts, don't have too much psychological pressure, and the teachers and classmates will help you.
This simple text message is precious. In the future, whenever I feel lost, I will think of this text message, and it has almost become the strength of my heart.
Then I became more and more determined on the road to acting. In 2011, Huan Bi in "The Biography of Zhen Huan" made me enter the audience's field of vision for the first time. "The Birth of an Actor" in 2017 gave me the opportunity to transform. The seeds planted when you are confused are slowly blossoming and bearing fruit.
I usually like to watch documentaries, and recently watched "For the First Time in My Life". Documentaries have a real power that allows me to grasp some of the truths of life.
I often ask myself questions that are very metaphysical and perhaps boring to others, such as why did I come into this world? What is the essence of man? What is the nature of love?
That's how acting helps me, I can discover different aspects of life in the lives of different characters. Others read thousands of books and travel thousands of miles, and I read countless people through acting.
Twelve years of acting experience have made many people see and appreciate me. If I play a character that has accompanied and inspired them for a certain period of time, my role is a success. If one day many years later, they suddenly remember - there was a time when I liked an actor, named Lan Yingying, and the acting was okay - this will be my greatest achievement as an actor.