Meet Song Wei Long: C-Drama’s Hottest Property
If there’s anything Metro.Style has learned from fans’ drama-viewing journey, one’s heart can hold so much space for several oppas. So why not make one more room for a Chinese bae this time? Meet Song Wei Long—the Chinese actor you will definitely fall in love with.
Remember the name: Song Wei Long.
Right now, the handsome 21-year-old Chinese actor is everywhere in China—all thanks to his successive drama and movie projects and his heightened visibility through various brand endorsements. In 2020 alone, he starred in four C-Dramas that contributed to his meteoric rise as a celebrity: Find Yourself, Beautiful Reborn Flower, In a Class of Her Own and Go Ahead. This early, he has already landed major roles for C-Dramas slated for 2021 and 2022 releases. Song Wei Long is booked and busy.
Hailing from Dalian, Liaoning province, Song Wei Long was first noticed by industry players in 2015 after making a Weibo video post with a friend. That year, he signed with Yu Zheng Studio and pursued a career in entertainment making appearances in variety shows Run for Time and the talk show Day Day Up. In 2016, he made his acting debut through the fantasy drama Demon Girl II. This was followed by other well-received projects including the youth romance film Love the Way You Are which won him a Best New Actor award at the China Movie Channel Media Awards in 2019. Song was also included in Forbes China’s 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 which listed 30 influential personalities under 30 years old.
2020, while challenging in several aspects for most people, is considered Song Wei Long’s breakthrough year owing to the popularity of Find Yourself and Go Ahead. He is one of the most-sought after celebrity endorsers in China today advertising brands that include electronics, skincare, fashion and food. He is currently a brand ambassador of international luxury brand Burberry and is also tapped as spokesperson for Emporio Armani Watches for Men in Asia.
It certainly wouldn’t take long before Song Wei Long would experience Pan-Asian stardom or even global recognition with the presence of global streaming sites.
Start your C-Drama journey with China’s most promising young actor with these essential Song Wei Long dramas to get to know him more. Be careful though. It’s easy to fall for his charms and disarming good looks—there is no leaving, you will only be drawn deeper into binge-watching. Song Wei Long is just the perfect Chinese actor to make you switch from oppa to gege real quick!
Find Yourself. Are you ready for a new SongSong couple? The 2020 hit contemporary Chinese drama stars Song Wei Long and Victoria Song (former K-pop group f(x) member) who play lovers in a complex May-December relationship. Find Yourself is probably the best gateway drama to stanning Song Wei Long as it showcased his boyish good looks, his acting skills as well as his relatability playing the role of a student intern in a corporate setting. Song Wei Long plays the role of Yuan Song, a company intern who falls in love with the beautiful but much older He Fanxing (Victoria Song). It is an interesting romantic comedy tackling traditional expectations about women, relationships and marriage amid the backdrop of China’s modern society.
Go Ahead. Well-received critically and commercially, Go Ahead tells the story of three siblings who aren’t related by blood but grew up together like a family. Song Wei Long portrays the character of Ling Xiao who is the eldest among the three siblings. Things get complicated when his younger “brother” He Ziqiu also falls for their younger “sister” Li Jianjian. In an interview, Song Wei Long revealed how he feels sorry for his character and how his character’s inner feelings are quite similar with his. The actor thinks he has done his best in portraying Ling Xiao because compared to other characters, he has a clearer understanding of him.
Beautiful Reborn Flower. From rom-com to melodrama! Song Wei Long is showing his range as an actor as he plays the role of Lin Heping, a young man dealing with a devastating loss—the sudden death of his girlfriend Nansheng. As he tries to cope and come to terms with her death, he goes to Barcelona where he encounters a woman who shockingly bears a striking resemblance to his past love. The dark, emotional C-Drama is adapted from the Chinese novel Flower in the Bank. May we also add that Song Wei Long serves the best visuals in this drama? He looks like a dashing prince here especially when the drama scenes are set in Barcelona, Spain.
In a Class of Her Own. Song Wei Long in a remake of Korean drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal? Count us in! The historical “gender bender” romance drama sees the actor playing Feng Chengjun, the Prime Minister’s son who believes in female lead character Xue Wenxi’s skills and talents. His character was instrumental in getting Xue Wenxi admitted to an all-boys academy where she’s forced to extend pretending and acting like a boy. Get ready for hilarious and heart-fluttering scenes.
Untouchable Lovers. Picture Song Wei Long in a historical drama filled with intrigues, secrets and action. As Rong Zhi, the handsome actor gives off a cold and calculating demeanor to effectively perform his role. The 2018 drama Untouchable Lovers is about young female assassin Zhu Que, a doppelganger of a cruel princess, who took the princess’ place to kill the king. However, things get complicated when the princess’ companion-turned-spy Rong Zhi enters the picture. Hold on to your hearts! This is our best view of Song Wei Long in historical attire as a smart and cunning male lead we can’t help but get attracted to.
What are you waiting for? Search and stream Song Wei Long’s C-Dramas—way before the fangirl queue gets longer (“bago pa humaba ang pila”)—and you will surely swoon over him. These dramas are available and currently streaming on Netflix, iQiyi and WeTV.