Oh, to be in that tub!
We’ve found the latest Twitter topic that we think you Instinct readers would love to thirst over, and it’s none other than Taiwanese actor Jerry Yan. The 43-year-old started to trend online earlier this week because of his appearance in a romantic comedy television series called Count Your Lucky Stars, according to Next Shark. But specifically, it’s one particular scene that’s got the internet’s attention. And honestly, there’s not much more we need to say. The video speaks for itself.
This is so unnecessary. Like now every man is just going to disappoint me. Thanks Jerry 🙄. But seriously, Thanks Jerry 🤤
— Fuzz Azni (@FuzzAzni) August 7, 2020
I'm saying hello to the brooding-in-the-tub Jerry Yan.
Damn daddy! pic.twitter.com/l2o6INDN8h
— For Ailee 에일리 and Shen Yue (@Aileeluna27) August 3, 2020
I was a high school junior when Meteor Garden became a sensation in Asia. Everyone knew who F4 were.
SO HERE IS JERRY YAN (DAO MING SI) AT 43. YOU’RE WELCOME. pic.twitter.com/90ivcv45gG
— ᴀɴɴᴀ ⁸•² | ☀️🌻 (@moonday_girl) August 4, 2020
But who is Jerry Yan? For fans of Taiwanese television, or Japanese comics, you might be familiar with Yan through Meteor Garden. Based on the Japanese comic titled Boys Over Flowers, the story follows a high schooler from a poor family who is accepted into an elite school. She then butts heads with the four “mean guys” of the school who call themselves the F4. Yan not only starred as the male lead for the 2001 Taiwanese tv adaption, but he later found success in a boy band, called F4, with his Meteor Garden castmates.
Jerry Yan is trending. His role as Dao Ming Si made me prefer toxic men until now, jk!!! The OG heartthrob still killing it. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/UJpRBE7Vmq
— ae (@w1ntersea_) August 4, 2020
Now, nearly 20 years later, Jerry Yan has found himself in yet another popular tv drama. Though, that doesn’t come without some conflict. Yan is 20 years older than his on-screen partner Shen Yue, according to the Straits Times. This has caused some controversy around the show. Yan even commented on this age gap between him and the female lead. He noted that he felt pressure to take on the role despite the age difference and it created a tense atmosphere on set.
Despite that, Yan, as the editor-in-chief of a magazine whose fortune is swapped with Yue’s unlucky fashion designer character, is finding himself back in the hearts and minds of gays and women around the globe. We’ll see how he, and the show, fare from here. Will the show’s plot overcome its casting mistake? Will Yan appear shirtless again? The world needs to know!