Jing Boran is good-looking. But we bet you already know that. The 30-year-old actor, who is celebrating his birthday today, started out as a singer after winning a talent contest in 2007. Although he took up a minor role in a film in 2018, he only ventured into acting for real with Hot Summer Days in 2010 and as they say, the rest is history. Here are some things you need to know about him.
His fans are called BBF
BBF stands for BaBy Face, which is an allusion to a nickname a judge on My Hero called him when he was in the talent competition.
He hasn’t given up on singing
In fact, just last year, he sang the Chinese version of “Beauty and the Beast” with S.H.E’s Hebe Tien. Watch the music video here.
He doesn’t let challenges deter him
In an interview with South China Morning Post, he said that he faces challenges whenever he takes up a new role, and recalled his experience filming against blue and green screens for Monster Hunt and Time Raiders. He said, “I doubted my abilities during those instances, but through repeatedly trying and exploring, I accumulated more experiences and realised I could do it.”
He has a girlfriend
Boran has been dating Chinese actress Ni Ni, best known for her role in the movie The Flowers of War, since 2016. The pair confirmed their relationship a few months after they started dating. The couple went to Tuscany last year for a shoot with Harper’s Bazaar China.
He has a wax figure
The actor unveiled a wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai earlier this year. The figure was fashioned after his character in Monster Hunt.
He has an impressive track record
Since his acting debut, Boran has acted in almost 20 movies and alongside top actors. He played the lead role in Monster Hunt, which became one of the highest-grossing films in China. He reprised his role for the sequel, which was released earlier this year.
Images: TPG/Click Photos