Chinese silver screen siren Fan Bingbing was recently rumoured to have developed chemistry with fellow actor Li Chen while filming new Chinese television series The Empress of China.
The show stars Bingbing as China’s first empress in the seventh century, Wu Zetian, who is most popularly known for dominating the courts and having many lovers, while Li Chen plays General Li Mu, the empress’ first love. Frequent interactions between Bingbing and Li Chen on the set were speculated to have caused sparks to fly between the two, taking their on-screen relationship one step further.
Li Chen, being Bingbing’s junior at the same media company, has become close friends with the actress over the years. Knowing that he would have romantic scenes with Bingbing in the new show, Li Chen reportedly claimed that he would definitely take part in this production, as he had missed the opportunity to collaborate with Bingbing on two occasions.
Eye-witnesses claimed that the rumoured couple recently visited Bingbing’s parents during the New Year break.
Despite photos supposedly taken by inspection cameras at Shandong’s Yantai Laishan International Airport only showing Bingbing exiting the airport with her father and Li Chen leaving the airport alone subsequently, netizens speculated that the two may be advancing in their supposed relationship.
However, the 33-year-old actress was also rumoured to be in a relationship with 27-year-old Hong Kong actor and singer Aarif Lee two years ago. Netizens recently spotted Aarif frequently reposting Bingbing’s messages on his Weibo account, seemingly trying to get her attention.
Li Chen, on the other hand, began to interact with Bingbing regularly on Weibo since last year’s Chinese Valentine’s Day. The 37-year-old actor also uploaded a photo of a mysterious gift on the night of Christmas Eve, which netizens speculated to be for Bingbing.
Is Fan Bingbing dating her drama co-star?
The 33-year-old was spotted exiting an airport with her father while actor Li Chen followed shortly after
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