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[Home drama] Dialect disallowed. Zai Zai Taiwanese dialect silenced

United Daily News reporter ╱ Chu Pei Jun / Taipei - Beijing reported】 2011.02.16 03:37 am
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Translated by Vicfan at Asianfanatics

Zai Zai in the new drama "Home", set at the time of anti-Japanese war, was a Taiwanese military doctor drafted by the Japanese Military and sent to the Mainland. The story spans across both banks (Taiwan & Mainland). Originally, the drama’s dialogue had Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese dialect. But there were news yesterday that the Mainland version will not have Mǐnnányǔ (dialect). Zai Zai’s initial painstaking efforts to memorize his lines in dialect have come to naught. His manager Mr. Chih said yesterday “We’ll respect the producer’s decision, only worried that substitution of the Taiwanese dialogue with Mandarin will lose some of the original flavor."

"Home" original arrangement was that Zai Zai will speak Mandarin during the period of the Mainland war, speaks Japanese when in military compounds, then post-war he speaks Taiwanese after he returned home. During the filming of this drama, besides having to run under the hail of bullets and gunfire, and have to portray heavy psychological misery, speaking 3 languages is also a big challenge.

Why can’t Mǐnnányǔ be used in the drama? The producers explained yesterday that all Mainland’s works do not allow dialect. Japanese is a foreign language, not a dialect, and does not constitute a major portion of the dialogue. But Zai Zai’s efforts are not totally lost; Taiwan version will still have dialect.

"Home" cost nearly 200 million NTD to shoot. Zai Zai’s performance is a new transformation which stunned several high-level people in Mainland and Taiwan. The drama is expected to be launched in Mainland China in May.

When Mr. Chih found out that the Mainland version will replace Taiwanese dialogue with Mandarin, he asked curiously, “During dubbing, how is Zai Zai going to differentiate his voice between the mainland period and Taiwan period?" The other person laughed and said: "This is not difficult, just say Taiwan guóyǔ ah! “ (mispronouncing国语(national language)) In the past, Zai Zai who did not speak Mandarin clearly, would never have dreamed that there will come a day when he will be requested to be “inarticulate”.

But whether it is standard Mandarin or "Taiwan Mandarin," this will be Zai Zai’s first performance in a Mainland drama which is not dubbed (ie original voice is not replaced). This is different from "Madame Chin" which was dubbed. When broadcasted, fans complained when they could not hear his original voice and felt like a stranger speaking.

Career is successful, but after Zai Zai broke up with DaS his love life is empty. Da S is now married to another person. In a Japan interview Zai Zai said that if he was to be romantically involved again, he prefers to keep it low profile.


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Zai Zai (Vic Zhou) lost 6 kg Earned NTD37,000,000

2011-01-30 Taipei-Tokyo
Translated by Vicfan @ AF Vic Zhou thread

Vic Chou (Zai Zai) at the end of last year was in Shanghai filming a TV series "Home". Due to the low the local temperature, his face and hands were blue with cold but still continued to work. Due to a bad cold plus with filming pressure, within 1 month his body weight fell 6 kg, fell from 68kg to 62kg.

On 29th, he held meetings with Tokyo Fans Club, although thin, but nonetheless charming. A total of 4 gatherings’ admission fees, sales of merchandise and "Black and White" DVD revenue, earned a total of about 37 million NT dollars.

He was in Tokyo and Osaka, 4 gatherings in total, about 10000 fans. He had not been to Japan for nearly two years, Japanese girls in order to see the elegant star, some were willing to pay twice the original ticket price of NTD2,200 yuan. His thin appearance caused many fans heart ache and many urged him to gain weight. He sang "I'm not F4" and other songs, went downstage to interact with fans…..those who shook hands with him were moved to tears.

2000 sets of "B&W" DVD sold out

4 rounds of Fans gatherings, about NTD22,000,000 admission fees, personal merchandise sold about NTD4,000,000, TV series "Black and White" Japan version DVD very expensive a set of about NTD5,300. More than 2000 sets sold out online which will bring in more than NTD10,000,000 revenue. He and Janine participate in a high-five game. There was a very pregnant fan who asked for autograph and asked both to touch her stomach, they obliged so that pregnant fan was very happy.

He and Janine has worked together 3 times. The host asked, “In the film, did you like Pizi or Hero?” She replied, "when I was young I liked the Hero kind, now I like Pizi."

This year, he will return to Yilan to celebrate CNY with family. When he was asked how many red packets will he give? He laughed: "I am the family’s convenience store, how much I give does not matter.” He usually give his money to his sister-in-law to manage, solely responsible for his family’s finance. The original homeboy, he will spend this time playing video games, and K(finish) 8 scripts. F3 Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, Ken Chu will also spend CNY as dutiful sons, staying home with family in Taiwan during the Chinese New Year.