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Li Qin and Xiao Zhan Currently Filming a Series. Their Dating Rumors Spark Again


Li Qin and Xiao Zhan are currently filming a romance drama, "Where Dreams Begin", this is their fifth collaboration after "Fights Break Sphere season 1" (2018, top-billed by Wu Lei), Joy of Life (2019), the movie, Jade Dynasty 1 (2019), and The Wolf (2020, top-billed by Darren Wang).

But "Where Dreams Begin" is the first time ever that they will be headlining a drama as main leads. They only had supporting roles in the previous series they collaborated.

Li Qin and Xiao Zhan in The Wolf (2020)

Along with this new series, comes the rumors that they are dating. Actually, this dating speculation between Li Qin and Xiao Zhan is no longer breaking news. They had been rumored in the past that they are on a dating stage.

In June 2021 they were spotted having dinner in a hot pot restaurant, however, Xiao Zhan's camp was quick to deny that the rumor was fake, insisting the two were joined by friends during the hotpot dinner. 

The hot pot dinner was organized by Xiao Zhan to treat his friends, including Li Qin, who watched his stage show, "A Dream Within A Dream".

So how their dating rumors begin?

Li Qin and Xiao Zhan have collaborated on numerous projects, so it's understood they have established their closeness. They also fueled speculations that they're dating due to their sweet interaction on weibo.

Xiao Zhan and Li Qin in Fights Break Sphere season 1 (2018)

C-Drama celebrities rarely interact with each other on weibo because fans can easily go wild with assumptions, so when LQ and XZ were caught interacting with their posts (liking, commenting), rumors flew the two shared mutual understanding.

At one point, in 520 (May 20), which is considered a significant date in the Chinese tradition, similar to Valentine's day, and where boys traditionally confessed feelings to the girls they like, Xiao Zhan reportedly confessed (his love) to a bunny on his weibo post, which coincidentally on that day also, Li Qin painted herself as a bunny lol!

Netizens who saw the posts were convinced the two were dating.

Li Qin and Xiao Zhan

Before the popularity of The Untamed, which shot Xiao Zhan to international stardom with his co-star, Wang Yibo, he was more open with his admiration toward Li Qin. But following the success of The Untamed, Xiao Zhan became more cautious with his public interactions to avoid attracting issues.

Whatever they have for each other, Li Qin and Xiao Zhan seemed careful never to attract controversies, as most C-drama fans are possessive of their idols and prefer to see their favorites as unattached. 

Where Dreams Begin

This drama will headline Li Qin and Xiao Zhan as main leads. The story centers on the ups and downs of the younger generation living in Beijing during the 1970s. Their transformation and growth in life and how they chase their dreams.

Xiao Zhan and Li Qin

Xiao Zhan will portray Xiao Chun Sheng, who, along with his two buddies, grew up experiencing what it feels like to be in the army and other big things in life. 

Li Qin will portray Tong Xiao Mei, a Beijing-based girl who has her own struggle to overcome. She also dreams to become a doctor. 

These characters will retell the struggle, transformation, success, and romance of the people living in the 1970s in China.

Filming of this series is expected to be done in the month of June 2022. And will be streamed on Tencent video.

Personal Facts about XZ and LQ:

Xiao Zhan, also known by his English name, Sean Xiao, was born on October 5, 1991, in Chongqing, China. By the time he joined showbiz, he already earned a college degree and worked as a graphic designer and photographer. 

He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Graphic Design from the Modern International Art Design Academy of the Chongqing Technology and Business University. He loves to paint and can play the violin. Before he made a name in C-Drama, he set up a photography studio with his friends.

In 2015, he participated in the reality television show, X-Fire, and later became the main vocalist of the idol singing group, X Nine, in 2016. He also debuted in acting in 2016, in the drama, "Super Star Academy".

Li Qin, known by her English name, Sweet Li, was born on September 27, 1990, in Jiangsu, China. She graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy's affiliated Chinese Opera School majoring in Kunqu, one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera.

She made her acting debut in 2010, in the series, "The Dream of Red Mansions" where she won the Best New Comer Award at the TV Drama South Awarding Ceremony. On the following year, she debuted in the big screen in "The Founding of a Party".

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