The actor's lengthy Weibo post apologizing for cheating on his wife of six years, actress Ma Yili, attracted 2.5 million comments in 10 hours.
Chinese actor Wen Zhang has set a slew of social media records in China -- but they're probably not titles he's proud of.
On Monday, the actor posted a lengthy message on Weibo, China's twitter-like micro-blog site, apologizing to his wife, actress Ma Yili, and the public for having an affair with actress Yao Di, his co-star on popular Chinese TV show Naked Marriage.
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Within 10 hours, the post had attracted over 2.5 million comments and was retweeted more than 1 million times -- both new records for Weibo.
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"I have brought this upon myself. A mistake is a mistake. This has nothing to do with anyone else," Wen wrote. "Today, I am willing to accept all the consequences. I've let down Ma Yili and our children. My mistake does not deserve to be forgiven, and it will be difficult for me to make amends for all the harm I've caused. But I want to do it. I have to do it. This is what I'll do for the rest of my life."
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Shortly after, Ma, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, replied with a briefer and perhaps more eloquent message: "Being in love is easy, being married is not. It is to be cherished," she wrote
Her missive has garnered more than 650,000 retweets and nearly a million comments.
Wen is a rising star in China's movie industry. He appeared in Stephen Chow's 2013 box office smash hit Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, which grossed $204 million locally. He also co-starred opposite Jet Li in last year's police action hit Badges of Fury.
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This is a long-form infomercial, timing in at 14:15. The creative approach was to feature tennis legend Boris Becker and NFL network personality Barry LeBrock on a set court side. The locations used in this shoot was the Delray Beach Tennis Center, home to many tennis championships, an upscale mansion in Fort Lauderdale as well as mountain bike trails, parks, medical offices and more.
Tennis Legend Boris Becker and Director/Cameraman Steve Procko lining up shots for Magic Copper/Elite Copper. Note the GoPro Hero 4 mounted to the racquet and stage in the foreground on the court.
When working with sports personalities, each has their own specific needs and requirements. For the most part, they all have a limited amount of time that they can be available for production. It is critical that the production company be very organized in the approach of each shoot day in order to maximize the amount of shots accomplished.
For this shoot, Mr. Becker was available for two days of production – one for the tennis stadium location and on for lifestyle shots, representing him in his home. In addition, many scenes were shot in both English and German for use during the production european roll-out.
Additionally, Director/Cameraman Steve Procko used five different cameras configured for a number of different situations from high-end Sony broadcast cameras to GoPros rigged on a tennis racquet. The GoPro provided some iconic shots within the infomercial of Mr. Becker hitting on the Delray Beach Tennis Center’s championship courts
Tennis Legend Boris Becker hitting with racquet equipped with a GoPro Hero 4
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The commercials were being run world wide, with initial runs in Europe and the United States.