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Vanness Wu's drama ratings are top amongst his F4 peers

Vanness Wu's drama ratings are top amongst his F4 peers

Vanness Wu has trumped the rest of his F4 peers... in the TV drama ratings. The F4 group, made of Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu and Vanness, first rose to fame in 2001 when all four singer-actors starred together in the Taiwanese idol drama Meteor Garden.

The ratings of Vanness's current drama Next Stop Happiness recently escalated to a new high average of 7.76, with portions of its latest episode raking in as much as 8.86 (that's approximately 3.2 million viewers turning in).

In last Sunday's episode, Vanness Wu's character regained his lost memory only to suffer an emotional meltdown as he uncovered the lies and betrayal by his own mother and girlfriend.

As the drama reaches its gripping climax, Vanness has not only won the ratings battle against Vic Zhou's Black & White (4.8), Jerry Yan's Hot Shot (4.2) and Ken Zhu's Momo Love (3.38), but also received praises from the online community for his improved acting.

The 31-year-old, who is currently vacationing in America said, "I'm super happy and very touched!"

On his breakdown scene in the latest episode, he confessed to having a few NGs (No Good takes). The actor was initially hesitant about taking on the role due to its character's many emotional struggles and conflictions. He was afraid that he could not cope but eventually decided to challenge himself with this role.

"When filming first began, I couldn't really feel for [my character]. I end up not being able let go when I think about how the entire world betrayed me. I got angrier and angrier just thinking about it and could not stop crying. The director finally comforted me and said "Ok, you can come out now" before I returned to my senses."

Next Stop Happiness still has half a battle to win if it wants to be crowned as a chart-topping series. The all-time record high of 13.83 was established by Fated To Love You starring Ethan Ruan and Joe Chen.

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