Jerry Yan Fan Meet in Manila 2004

My first time to see Jerry Yan at NBC Tent for Bench endorsement. I ask my brother Azrael to cover the event. His first experience in vlogging! I'll write a blog post about this memorable-chaotic-unforgettable experience!

Friday, August 28, 2009

"Hot Shot” will Air in Japan; Popular Voice Over Artists Used

"Hot Shot” will Air in Japan; Popular Voice Over Artists Used
Source: SOHU
Translated by Endlessjoy @

GTV’s “Hot Shot” is an idol drama directed by Lin He Long, known as the “Fast Director,” and casted with Show Luo, Jerry Yan, and Wu Zun. It talks about two very important basketball players’ stories on the basketball court. The Thunders and the Ones are long term competitors. The important players in the Thunders, Dong Fang Xiang (Jerry Yan) and Yuan Da Ying (Show Luo) have their own skills and abilities. As for Wu Ji Zun (Wu Zun) in the Ones, he is the killer.

The airing last year in Taiwan brought up a trend; now this trend is going over to Japan.

This idol drama will definitely have a Japanese version as it will be aired in Japan. Though because the drama is so popular, who does the voice-overs is an important point everyone focuses on. The popular Katsuyuki Konishi, Granrodeo, and Daisuke Namikawa will play the voice-overs for the three main characters of the drama. “Hot Shot” will again become big in Japan.

Jerry Yan Cheng Xu's Handshake Is Better Than Thousand Words

Jerry Yan Cheng Xu's Handshake Is Better Than Thousand Words
Paralytic Fan Passed Through Tragedy

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Jerry Yan Cheng Xu went to Japan to promote his new album in Mid Aug. At the handshake session in Tokyo, a paralytic fan whose lower body was paralysed because of car accident attracted his attention, so he went down the stage to hold her hands tightly. His gesture surprised her so much that she was very touched and she cried with tears all over her face.

Fan Who Had Car Accident
Decided To Live Enthusiastically Because Of Jerry's Songs

This fan has liked Jerry since 2002's Meteor Garden and she has never missed one public event for all these years. Last year, she had a serious car accident and she is still under rehabilitation at this time. Although it is very inconvenient in transportation, she insisted going to the handshake session to see her idol even with wheelchair.

When she looked at Jerry's walking down the stage for holding her hands, she was so happy that she started crying. She told Jerry excitedly, "Because of Jerry, I have to the courage to live." She said that she listened to Jerry's album and watched Jerry's dramas repeatedly everyday when she was in the hospital, and she reminded herself that she needs to continue living, so she can see Jerry again.

Call His Fans Family
Share Happiness and Tragedies In Life

Holding fan's hands, Jerry's eyes turned red. He always intimately calls his fans his family. On the other hand, through the forum of his official website, a lot of fans are used to share their experiences with him, and this brings him a lot of feelings and thoughts. Furthermore, after watching all the tragic stories because of the typhoon in Taiwan, recently, Jerry often told his staff that he really treasures the time his spends with his family, and he cares his mom the most at this time, so he wants to bring his mom to see different scenary and to travel around the world.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jerry in Japan Updates - Fanmeet in Osaka 8/22

Thanks Peipei @ for posting the link of news (i-cable?)of 22.08.09 event clip online

thanks to yupinjim @

Chen Zi Han Discloses Exchange of Contact Number with Jerry Yan

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Chen Zi Han Discloses Exchange of Contact Number with Jerry Yan
Translations by: Syyang @

“Jerry Yan is very charismatic. I am often ‘electrified’ by him when filming our interaction scenes.” Yesterday afternoon, pretty female actress Chen Zi Han seized the opportunity, to be a phone line operator, in a web-based activity to interact with netizens in Hangzhou. In response to media queries on which male actor has the most “electrifying eyes” among those she has worked with, Chen replied on her devotion to Jerry Yan, “His thoughtfulness is unparalleled.”

Having acted in various roles from female agent to soldier, and a superstar in the latest [Down With Love] which will wrap up filming soon, Chen’s roles varied vastly. While faced with intense competition from younger actors and actresses, she shared that she wishes to try out different roles to test the versatility of her onscreen images.

In sharing on [DWL]’s screen lover, Jerry Yan, Chen put on blissful expression and said, “Jerry Yan is very charismatic. From each of his hug and gaze, I could feel his gentleness and sensitivity.” Chen further revealed that many of her “NG” (no good) shots were as a result of being “overwhelmed and electrified” by Yan and thus, she was unable to continue filming. “In the production crew, we are like family. Even after filming, Ella would often keep in touch with me via text messages. I also left my contact information with Xu-Xu (affectionate address for Jerry), and I hope that we can stay in touch more often in future.”

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For your information, Chen's agency Hua Yi (華誼), which is a very powerful agency in Mainland China and known to fry news for promotion. Read that years ago, Hua Yi attempted to get Jerry and ZZ's management contracts in the Mainland China area, but without success. So far, although Jerry's name was mentioned in the news released by Hua Yi, it's tolerable.

According to Ella's fans, Hua Yan (華研)will release DWL's soundtrack, but Jerry won't sing any songs in it.

Star Studio - September 2009 Issue features Bench

Sept 2009 issue of a Philippine magazine 'STAR STUDIO' They have a 20-pg feature on Bench
credits and scanned by


Saturday, August 22, 2009

S.H.E's Ella lugs a 20kg fridge for new drama

S.H.E's Ella lugs a 20kg fridge for new drama - Saturday, August 22

Ella Chen (from Taiwanese girl group S.H.E) and actor Jerry Yan recently collaborated in upcoming Taiwanese drama series, Down With Love. It was originally scheduled to air in July, however due to the two main leads' conflicting work schedules, the debut date was pushed back to September instead, resulting in a large amount of monetary loss to the production team.

Jerry recently flew down to Japan for a week-long meet-and greet-session with his overseas fans. He went on a ten-day leave period, which left the production crew with no choice but to halt filming. Filming resumed yesterday as a member of the crew wryly said, "If they had easy work schedules, they won't be called big shots for nothing. We were already mentally prepared for this before filming started."

Despite the delay, the crew member was full of praise for Jerry's professionalism and shared that the actor was very accomodating. Although both artistes' contract with the production team had expired in July, they were very obliging to the crew's filming requests as they wanted to produce only the best results.

In an interview, Jerry's manager, Fenny, acknowledged that his contract with the crew expired late July. They had informed the crew beforehand of Jerry's album promotions and fan-meeting in Japan. The concerned actor even sent out encouraging text messages to the production team and informed them that his Japanese fans were eagerly awaiting the drama's release.

The production crew recently filmed a taxing scene which showed Ella's character carrying a refrigerator. The bubbly actress shared her initial shock when she read the script and claimed that it was "too exaggerated". She did not expect to be given the sole responsibility of bearing that heavy burden and initially could not stand up with the 20kg refrigerator on her back.

Ella relied on sheer determination and endurance to finish filming that particular scene. Fellow male crew members yelped in pain when they tried to carry the fridge. Like a true superwoman, Ella persisted and doggedly walked on for a few minutes with the fridge on her back, up and down a flight of stars with no help. The crew members were impressed and continuously sang praises of her willpower and good work ethic.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jerry in Osaka - Clip

Jerry in Osaka - Ten!
090818 18:30 YTV Electronics Taiwan

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

[Down With Love] Hectic Filming – Michael Zhang “Accidentally” Kisses Jerry Yan

Note: Please credit syyang and all the other sources for the translation and links provided. Do not edit any part of this article and please copy it in its entirety if transferred elsewhere. Thank you for your full co-operation.

[Down With Love] Hectic Filming – Michael Zhang “Accidentally” Kisses Jerry Yan

Translations by: Syyang @

Idol drama [Down With Love] is in the midst of hectic filming in Hangzhou, and the cast members include Jerry Yan, Ella and Michael Zhang etc. When sharing on his most impressionable scene while filming, Zhang shared, “I have kissing scenes with almost every actress in the serial, with the exception of Su Fei (starring Jade Liu Li Yang).” He even revealed there was actually a “kissing scene” between Jerry Yan and himself. “In that scene, I was supposed to go kiss Ella, but Jerry suddenly popped his head over and the scene ended as a kiss between Jerry and myself.”

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vic's + Ken's Flower Basket to Jerry

Vic's + Ken's Flower Basket to Jerry

Source :

Jerry in Japan Updates - Fanmeet in Osaka

Jerry in Japan Updates

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according to some blog articles translated by cancankasumi and information from a Jerry fan, Jerry mentioned that he would film movie, but the script's not ready, so... In each session, he sang 3 songs from his new album, and he decorated a cake/made takoyaki for lucky fans to taste.

In the fans meet sessions in Osaka, Jerry was asked some questions:

1. If you will have kids, do you like girl or boy more?
Girl, as I can spoil her.
What happen if your girl will bring home a boyfriend like Jerry?
Punch him.

2. What do you like to eat at the end of world?
Fruits, as it's sweet.

3. What is something you do everyday?

4. What do you do on your day off?
Sleeping, as I am very busy recently that I sleep only 2-3 hours a day, and I used to sleep at least 5-6 hours a day.

5. Will you marry a foreigner?
Yes. (When fans said, "me", Jerry just said, "Ah....")

6. If you can bring 3 things to a remote island, what will you bring?
(At first Jerry answered, "mama", but he thought about not having any food, then he said to reconsider. When asked fans what/who they would bring, they all answered, "Jerry")

7. What perfume/cologne do you wear?
No, don't have the habit of wearing any perfume/cologne (but the host commented that Jerry smelled good, like the smell of the forest. Actually, he smelled differently at the afternoon and evening sessions. Then the host joked that it's his body odor)

8. What other animals do you like other than dolphin?
Elephant, want to raise one

9. Other than fans' support, where do you get your power?
It's totally from fans' support.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fan Clip - Jerry in Japan

Aug 15, 2009 - TW Apple Daily

Aug 15, 2009 - TW Apple Daily

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Sing and Call For Contribution in Japan
Yan Cheng Xu Donated NT3.42 Millions

Yesterday Jerry Yan Cheng Xu had meet sessions in Osaka and sang the Japanese version of I Will Love You Very Much.

For the cartoon figure doll on Yan Cheng Xu's palm, 1000 pieces will be available for sale for raising contribution.

Jerry Yan Cheng Xu had 2 meet sessions in Osaka (Japan) yesterday, but he thinks about the victims in Taiwan the whole time, so he didn't just donate NT 1 million during the live phone link-up with the charity show, Want To Have A Home, he also called for more contribution at the meet sessions as well. During his meet sessions with fans, he even led 3000 fans shouting, "Go, Taiwan! Go!" Furthermore, his fans from all over the world have donated NT415,000 so far. Including the NT2 millions from the sales of the 1000 limited edition cute figure dolls, because of Jerry, totally NT3.415 millions would be donated to the victims this time.

Live Phone Link-up From Overseas

Yan Cheng Xu is very low profiled in private and he usually maintains anonymous when making contributions to the charity . However, after watching the vicitims' suffering on tv this time, he felt very sad, and decided to come out and to call for people to give out money if they have money, and to provide assistance if they have resources, "Although I am not in Taiwan at this time, I want to give my share" During his meet session in Osaka at around 6pm, he also scheduled a time to have live phone link-up with the charity show, Want To Have A Home, coordinated by Sanli TV and this newspaper in Taiwan, and donated NT 1 million in the show. At the venue of his Japanese meet sessions, contribution box was set up for donation, and this brought special meaning to his yearly meet sessions. He said, "Hope to bring in more contribution with this."

1000 Limited Edition Dolls For Sale

Jerry's fans have a slogon, Love Yan Cheng Xu The Most, Spread The Love Outward. It doesn't matter where is the disaster, they will make contribution with Jerry's name. Like this time, up to now, his fans have donated a total of NT 415,000 by (NT 100,000), (NT 100,000), and (NT 215,000). In addition, Jerry's official website will respond to the call for contribution as well, and it will provide 1000 limited edition, cartoon figure Jerry dolls for fans to purchase with the price of 10,000 yen (about NT 3461) for each. Each doll will come with a thank you card with Jerry's autograph. After excluding the cost, it is estimated that a total of NT 2 millions can be donated. Purchase details will be posted on Jerry's official website.

A Sick Child Worries About Flooding At Idol's Home

Yesterday afternoon, the meet session was held in Osaka. Long before it was started, a lot of fans had queued up in the sun holding an umbrella. Among all, the most touching one is a 12-year-old female fan, Xi Shi, who has motor neurone disease which is close to what Guan Ying's character had in Starlit. She started learning Chinese because of Jerry. Although she can't breathe by herself or talk, she operates the computer with her physically restricted left hand. She worries about the situation in Taiwan and concerns that there is flooding at Jerry's home. She hopes that Jerry can "come to Japan all the time".

Yesterday, Jerry sang the Japanese version of I Will Love You Very Much to start the meet session, and it brought out a lot of screams by fans. One female fan even expressed her love on spot and asked him, "Will you marry a foreigner?" He answered, "It's possible. I can even learn language from another country." The female fan volunteered immediately and he replied with a sweet, big smile saying, "Nice to meet you!" Of course, this made fans' hearts pounding.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

8/14 Jerry in Japan

8/14 Jerry in Japan

For Extra Freedom Promotions + Gathering

credits to

As Jerry will stay in Japan for over 10 days, he stayed with his mom and watched tv with her the night before departure. He was very sad when watching the news about the typhoon victims. That's why he was quiet with some smiles even when he was surrounded by fans on the plane.

Jerry has very high popularity in Japan. According to the news, Jerry will attract more than 16,000 Japanese ladies this time. Besides, Jerry won't get paid any talent fee for the meet sessions this time as the ticket money will cover the fee for the production and the venues only.

Tonight, Sanli had a charity show with TW Apple Daily. Although Jerry is preparing his meet sessions in Japan, he was interviewed by phone in the show. Other than feeling for the victims, Jerry said that he would encourage fans to make contributions in Japan. Furthermore, he will have 1000 dolls put on his official fan club for sale and all the money will be donated. Lastly, personally, he will donate NT 1 million. Sanli's hosts praised Jerry as superstar saying that even he's working hard in Japan, he encourages people to make contribution there.

Thanks to Jerry's fans. Jerry said that his fans have donated over NT500,000 already and he wants to use his influence to encourage more people to make contribution.



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jerry Yan has new director dream

Source: Liberty Times
Translation: Sarah @

Following in the footsteps of Jay Chou & Leon Lai, Jerry Yan has also ignited a director dream! Recently, he has been busy filming GTV idol drama ‘Down With Love’ and during his free time, he would perch next to the cameraman to learn filming techniques. It seems he’s already started to secretly learn to become a director, hoping that in the future he will have the opportunity to personally step up to the role.

Loves to chat & learn from directors

Earlier, Jerry guested in Jay Chou’s self-directed drama ‘Pandamen’ and although the 2 are both under ‘JVR’ management company, they seemed to have few interactions at the filming scene. Jay expressed: “He has more to say with Will Liu, because he is quite an introvert, and needs to be guided.” Although they had few interactions, Jay’s directing had a big influence on Jerry, plus after watching good friend Leon Lai’s self-directed film ‘No puedo vivir sin ti’ he was amazed and touched.

Jerry usually likes to study 3C products, and he is also very interested in camera lens and photography. He has collaborated with many directors, including Director Cai, Director Lin & Director Ke etc, and he loves to chat with them about the filming process. He often has many surprise actions, and would personally prepare sunglasses, masks, and other little props. He has so many cheeky ideas that it makes directors sigh in amusement, especially when he would perch beside the cameraman to learn filming techniques, making all the staff members tease the cameraman: “You’re going to have no food soon!” (translator note: they’re joking that Jerry's gonna steal his job so he’ll be out of money XD)

Plans to achieve dream in 2-3 years

Jerry has been caught secretly learning filming techniques, and it seems he intends on moving forward on the director path. Yesterday, his manager Fenny revealed: “Jerry does hope to get the opportunity in the future to achieve his director dream.” According to sources, Jerry hopes to achieve his director dream within 2-3 years.

Jay Chou certain he will quickly achieve dream

Currently, Jay is in America, but his staff members expressed in private that Jay feels Jerry is very serious towards filming, and based on his serious attitude, he believes that he will quickly be able to achieve his dream.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Top 10 Mandarin Albums (July 31 - August 6)

Source: G-Music
Translation: Sarah @

1. New Artist Family (新藝人家族) and ‘Faith Map’ (信心地圖) with 30.73% sales
2. Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and ‘Princess’ (王妃) with 14.62% sales
3. Nylon Chen (陳乃榮) and ‘Paradise’ with 4.22% sales
4. Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) and ‘Butterfly’ (花蝴蝶) with 3.46% sales
5. Ariel Lin (林依晨) and ‘Meeting Happiness’ (幸福遇見) with 3.19% sales
6. Xiao Yu (小宇) and ‘Just Standing Here’ (就站在這裡) with 2.83%sales
7. Zhou Bi Chang (周筆暢) and ‘Time’ (時間) with 2.69% sales
8. Jerry Yan (言承旭) and ‘Freedom’ (多出來的自由:秘密自遊) with 2.44% sales
9. Musou Band (無雙樂團) and ‘Musou’ (無雙) with 1.78% sales (NEW!)
10. Shelly Kao (高瑞欣) and ‘Loudly Say Love You’ (大聲說愛你) with 1.68% sales (NEW!)

Album chart compiled from G-Music based on retail sales

Jerry specially showed his support to Dai Li Ren

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Today, a new movie, Bu Neng Mei You Ni, was directed by Dai Li Ren had a charity preview, and Jerry specially showed his support at the theatre.

Although Jerry rushed to resume filming, he showed up at the theatre to support Dai Li Ren. Because of the storm and traffic, Dai was 40 minutes late. When he arrived, he immediately apologized to Jerry and the press. Although Jerry waited for 40 minutes outside, he didn't leave but waited until Dai arrived. When asked whether he would see the movie today, he answered that he had seen it already (Jerry was invited to see it in the screening studio before). When asked which parts he likes the most about the movie, he said a lot of parts, especially the ending. It's very touching. Although he is super busy recently, he is glad to see a good movie which is good 'food' for his spirit. After the interview on stage by the host, Jerry left without having any interviews by the press. Dai Li Ren explained for Jerry saying that Jerry is the kind who is always very loyal and who does a lot for his friends without mentioning to anyone. When asked whether he would invite Jerry to act in his movies in the future, Dai said of course. He said that he wanted to work with Jerry again, even just having guest appearances in Jerry's upcoming drama projects. Why? As Jerry is really something as a friend.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

[Down With Love] Filming in Hangzhou, Jerry Yan & Ella Play Tricks While Filming

Note: Please credit syyang and all the other sources for the translation and links provided. Do not edit any part of this article and please copy it in its entirety if transferred elsewhere. Thank you for your full co-operation

Translation by: Syyang @

Tabloid reports of pounding the table, throwing things, change of 8 artiste manager in 3 years* (sy: Jerry-fans have clarified this was not the case), rumoured girlfriends one after another… Jerry Yan may have rose to fame overnight with the successful portrayal of “Bao Long – Dao Ming Si” in [Meteor Garden] years back, but he also accidentally became the bad-tempered “Bao Long” of the entertainment industry, unintentionally.

Jerry Yan, who stars as the male lead of [Down With Love] is currently filming in Hangzhou, China. His female lead has now changed from Da-S (Barbie Hsu) to Ella. And Jerry has also transformed from a rich man’s son to a “lethal-tongued” lawyer. Being an introvert who is not used to expressing himself, Jerry admitted that since acting along with Ella in the serial, the extrovert Ella’s optimism and outright personality, like that of a little boy, has influenced him greatly. On the filming site, even the usually cool and aloof looking Jerry Yan has started his playful antics which left many, shocked.

Jerry Acts as Director to Ella

In a bungalow in the heart of Hangzhou, Jerry and Ella were filming in a closed-off but bustling environment, beginning the shooting of an important scene, for 3.5 hours. In the luxurious dining hall, the table was filled with all kinds of delicacies. Xiang Yu Ping (Jerry), Yang Guo (Ella), Qi Ke Zhong (Michael Zhang) and Qi-mama (Rong Rong) were having their meal together. YG was eating nervously, in order to leave Qi-mama with a good impression. However when she was about to sip her soup, she actually gave a big loud sneeze. In this scene, Jerry volunteered to be Ella’s director. During the first shooting, Ella instinctively used her hand to cover her mouth while she sneezed. However, Jerry, who was sitting beside her immediately offered her “pointers”, “Don’t use your hand to cover. If you do, you won’t be Yang Guo anymore.” In response to his comment, Ella stuck out her tongue.

While filming the second shot, Ella no longer covered her mouth with her hand. Her lack of etiquette and table-manners immediately incurred Qi-mama’s wrath. This time, “Bao Long” then quickly passed Ella a piece of tissue to wipe her mouth. When the director shouted – “Cut”, Ella immediately jumped up hyper-ly and exclaimed aloud, “Xiang Yu Ping, do you know the tissue you just passed me was exactly the same one you used earlier?” With the aid of the “surveillance” camera, and the evidence in the playback, everyone saw Jerry wiped his hand on a piece of tissue before filming starts. Then he placed the tissue back and it was indeed the same sheet he passed to Ella subsequently.

Nice “Bao Long” Offers Free Massage for Others

However Bao Long’s playful antics have not ended as yet. While he does not need to film, he would place his legs on the chair Ella was sitting on, out of sheer boredom. Then he would use his toe to poke at Ella’s legs. Trying hard not to burst out laughing, Ella would continue to speak her lines. But never did one expect Jerry to continue poking at her even more enthusiastically. Ella had to bear with the urge to laugh until the director finally shouted for camera to stop rolling. Then Ella would immediately shove his legs away and retort aloud, “Ah! I can’t stand it! Asian Heavenly King Jerry Yan is a pervert!”

According to members of the crew, during breaks, Jerry’s greatest hobby is to offer massage for others. At the end of almost every shoot, he would run over to the machine to watch the playback of his own performance. At this point, whoever is standing in front of him would stand to benefit from his massage. However after a few seconds of indulgence, everyone would snap back to reality and joke, “Aiyah, if Jerry-fans witness this, they might beat us up! His massage is definitely comfortable, but our personal safety is also very important.” This, probably, also caused “Bao Long” much concern.


[Down With Love] Films under Scorching Heat; Off-screen, Jerry likes to be Masseur
Translation by: Syyang @

These few days, joint venture idol serial (between An Hui Wei Shi, GTV, Jin Xi Media) - [Down With Love] is being filmed under the scorching heat of Hangzhou. The nearly 40 Degree Celsius weather for days, coupled with passion from over 10 fans on-site, has added much “heat” to the production team. Everyone was drenched in perspiration despite filming in a luxurious bungalow. As voice recording was done at the same time of filming, the air-conditioners have to be turned off. Hence, Jerry Yan, Chen Zi Han, Ella, Yuan Wen Kang, Michael Zhang and everyone present had a hard and hot time filming. Despite working under such high temperature, super-star idol Jerry Yan had not forgotten to bring happiness to others. Yesterday, our reporter learnt about some interesting things about Jerry on-site during filming.

According to our sources, Jerry’s greatest hobby during breaks between filming, was to give massage to others. At the end of each shot, he would walk over to the machine to check out the playback of his own performance. Anyone who is standing on front of him then would stand to benefit from his massage. Sometimes, it might be the make-up artist, the director, or the administrator. Usually after a few seconds of indulgence, everyone would snap back to reality and joke, “Aiyah, if Jerry-fans witness this, they might beat us up! His massage is definitely comfortable, but our personal safety is also very important.” This caused Jerry, who was itching to show-off his massage skills, much concern.

On the other hand, Ella was quick to catch a handle against Jerry. His initial line from the script - “Miss Yang used to be the nanny of my nephew” ended up being “Miss Yang used to be my nephew”. This caused Ella to nearly breakdown and exclaimed, “When did I ever turn into your nephew? AH! I’ve met a crazy fellow!” Everyone on-site, including Jerry, burst into laughter upon hearing her retort.

Jerry likes to share lame (aka cold or anti-) jokes and this applied to his scripted lines as well. There was a scene whereby Xiang Yu Ping (XYP) went to Hangzhou’s Qi family to look for Yang Guo (YG), and the irritated Qi-mama was complaining about YG to XYP; meanwhile XYP was getting anxious having learnt that Qi Ke Zhong confessed his love for YG, XYP tugged at Qi-mama’s arm, trying to get away. While rehearsing, Jerry had changed his initial lines - “I have something very, very urgent! I need to immediately find that Miss Yang!” to “I am very, very urgent and need the gents, Qi-mama, please let me go, ok?” Everyone was stunned momentarily, and it took them a while to realize he was merely joking. His assistant really thought Jerry needed the gents and was prepared to walk over to show him the way. Given the setback, Jerry said, “Isn’t it funny? It is very funny mah!”

Even when giving a treat of cold drinks to the crew, Jerry could not miss the chance to share his jokes. He smiled at one of the crew members, “Sorry, I did not buy your share!” That particular crew member was also very obliging and pretended to look dejected, “Ah, really? Then I am going to cry to my death, I want to go back to Taiwan!” Meanwhile, bystanders (crew) who observed the exchange could not take it and added jokingly, “Oh please, such a lame joke and you guys can carry on acting!”

Jerry Yan - Ella Changed Me

Source: Shanghai Entertainment TV Magazine – July Issue
Credit: /
Translated by syyang@AF
Caption: Jerry Yan - Ella Changed Me

Caption: Ella makes me feel I no longer wish to be a spoilt kid.

Once rumoured as “being difficult”, Jerry Yan was noted to be very friendly with everyone during the filming of idol serial - [Down With Love] recently. Despite already being prepared since hearing this, the reporters were still surprised by the Jerry Yan before their eyes, when they saw him during the press conference for DWL in Hangzhou.

Once, he used to be cool and aloof, with little smiles; but not, he has appeared totally like a big boy. When Michael Zhang first entered the press conference venue, he sportingly clapped his hands and cheered aloud, shouting, “Wo~~~”. Despite facing with a platoon of reporters armed with “ammunitions” of all sorts, he did not mind these and continued to share words with Ella via whispers. He said that the director is very charming and in response, the director lowered his cap. Then he teased him further, “Should I find you a safety helmet instead?” When reporters probed about Lin Chi-ling, Jerry no longer appeared gloomy-faced, awkward or angered, instead he merely smiled and kept silent.

If one found the Jerry Yan during the press conference was a surprise, then the Jerry Yan, posing with Ella for the magazine’s cover shots, would be outright adorable. The photographer requested for him to ‘yang’ (meaning: lift) his head a little, then Ella added, “Just a little, ok. Not too ‘yang’ (meaning: lift too much)… If too ‘yang’, then you have to scratch it a little (meaning: itchy. Ella was actually playing with the pronunciations of ‘yang’ which could mean ‘lift’ or ‘itchy’ in Mandarin).” In response to Ella’s play of words, Jerry pointed to his right arm, “I do feel ‘yang’ (itchy) here.”

When the mischievous Ella started to open her mouth wide before the camera, Jerry saw it from the corner of his eyes and immediately secretly mimic Ella to open his mouth wide too. Both of them appeared just as if going to eat the apples falling out of nowhere from the sky. Everyone who was around them, and witnessed this scene burst into laughter. Sensing something amiss, Ella turned around, “What are you up to?” This time, Jerry quickly closed his mouth and pretended as though nothing has happened.

In DWL, Jerry acted as an aloof and “lethal-tongued” lawyer who specialises in divorce and fights for inheritance cases. On the other hand, Ella acted as a rich-to-rags girl, Yang Guo, who would end up working for Jerry as a nanny for his nephew and niece (under the arrangement of her elder sister – Yang Duo). Together, Jerry and Ella will weave a romantic love story in the drama serial.

When sharing on the change in him, Jerry admitted, it was due to the director, his co-stars, and members of the crew who have influenced him. Through Ella, he has learnt how to adopt an optimistic outlook to certain things, to be happy with oneself and to care for others. During the interview, Jerry was forthcoming in sharing on many things. The initially 15-minute interview actually stretched to nearly an hour and had to end as the crew hurried for it to wrap up. When he stood up, Jerry took the initiative to ask for the name card of the reporter and added, “Let’s chat again if there is a chance.”

With a serial titled [Down With Love], a new partner named Ella, we discovered a different side to Jerry Yan.

A Change in Temperament

To the filming crew, he would crack jokes and make fun.

Despite being the Heavenly King and Heavenly Queen in their respective area, DWL is the first time Jerry is collaborating with Ella. Although having heard of and were aware of each other prior to this, they did not know each other personally.

The passionate and warm Ella managed to “melt” Jerry within a week. “Female co-stars whom I had worked with previously would find me very cool and hence keep a distance away from me. But she (Ella) would pop over to kick me, but I am not angered by it. Instead I find her very adorable.” In the past, Jerry thought it would be sufficient and OK as long as he did his part, but through this collaboration, he observed how Ella would put in her best efforts not only at work, but also to spread happiness and joy to those around her.

“In the past, my impression of her was only bubbly and adorable. But after our interactions, I discovered she is very sensitive and sentimental. The kindness she treated everyone with, would make you feel that the world is really a beautiful place. Sometimes, certain artistes will try to gain an edge by hurting another person, but for her, she would always show concern for you like you are her family.” When Jerry first arrived in Hangzhou, the weather was very hot and once while he filmed till 3 am in the morning, he suddenly felt very down. Ella not only kept him company, but also offered him encouragement, causing him nearly to be moved to tears. The very next day despite the weather was still hot, while he was filming, and with Ella was on the sideline teasing him, Jerry suddenly lifted her up and twirled many rounds until she could not stand up straight after he put her down. “From her, I’ve learnt that when you have made others’ happy, you would also feel very happy too. Therefore, now I would always share and crack jokes with fellow members of the crew.”

To members of the media who had once hurt him and made him feel adverse to them, Jerry has since adopted a new perspective, “Now I tell myself, I must be happy. There’s no need to be afraid of the media. I should not be against all media, just because of the hurt from one particular reporter. Furthermore, the media can serve as a reminder to us at times. If I am really not doing well in certain areas, I would pay attention to it. As for the misconstrued and distorted reports, there is no need for me to be angered. I will not try to get into their good books; I will just treat everyone sincerely. It is impossible for everyone to like you.” During last month in Taipei when Jerry held his new album release autograph session, he saw how a reporter was perspiring badly under the weather with the heavy recording equipment. He simply passed the reporter a tissue, leaving the reporter very surprised but smiled in reciprocity when he took the tissue. Jerry was very happy, “Actually this is not a difficult gesture, why haven’t I thought about it in the past?”

A Change in the Way He Treats Others & Handles Situations

Squatting down for a meal with crew members, helping them to move props and the track (for camera).

During the interview, the reporter could feel Jerry’s sincerity. To past comments of being difficult and bad-tempered, Jerry admitted gamely to the reporter - before he entered the entertainment industry, some people already made comments that working with him would be very stressful. “When I was young, my family was poor and I always feel the need to win. I keep telling myself, despite being poor; I must never let others look down on me. Therefore, I am always the class monitor, and even the team captain of the school’s basketball team.” But beneath his strong appearance is actually a very gentle heart. “When I was young, I would always fall sick. And only when I am sick, I feel more human, because I can enjoy being doted on and loved by others.”

The rose to fame of F4 has caught Jerry by unaware. He was not prepared psychologically to become the super-star, to enjoy the love and admiration of so many, within a short span of time. Every day he would be accompanied by an entourage of assistants. Other than work, his contact with the external world would be very little. Being overly protected has its cons too as he could not figure out if he was doing fine, and could not fully empathise with the hardships and efforts of others around him.

While filming DWL, Jerry worked almost alone, and has more chances to interact with crew members and could better empathise with everyone’s efforts. “In a scene whereby we have to break the glass window of the car, the prop master’s hand was injured.” Now, he no longer wishes to be the spoilt kid, “Do not take for granted that every single thing others have done for you is meant to be so.” Now, he could squat down and join fellow crew members to enjoy their meal boxes together, helped them move props, and tracks (for camera). Meanwhile, crew members who noticed his approachability would also take the initiative to help him shield the sun with umbrellas. “When I used to wake up daily in the past, I would ponder over what I would be like today. Suddenly I realised one day, if I could pay more attention to others, perhaps, my life could change for the better.”

While preparing for his new album - [Freedom], Jerry was actually filming DWL too. Once when he had filmed till 2am in the morning, and had to travel another 2 hours to another venue to film 2 MVs. He was nonetheless exhausted. However when he reached the MV filming site, he saw how early the members of the crew had started work in order to prepare the set-up. He forgot all of his fatigue and felt a little awkward instead, that he could only afford so little time, resulting in everyone having to rush filming 2 MVs in a day. That day, he put in all of his efforts to finish the filming and when it wrapped up, everyone was feeling very happy. “All this while, I have not been understanding enough and only concentrated on finishing all the work to perfection. Now I’ve understood, actually with a little more concern and attention to those around you, you could actually achieve even better results.”

A Change in the Way He Expresses Himself

Wishes for a chance to go boating with Ella and enjoy the scenery, while listening to her share on her thoughts.

Looking cold on the exterior but warm at heart, Jerry is one who is not good at expressing himself. When he went on a Taiwanese talk show - [Shen Chun Hua Life Show], he shared that he does not know how to say the right words to coax his former girlfriend, was unromantic and often let her feel disappointed. He admitted that he was not good in expressing his concern via honeyed words. “Because my father passed away early, I always feel responsible to take care of the family. In the end, I treated my mother like a younger sister. Her health is not good and I would always chide her to go see a doctor. Actually I do not mean to ‘scold’ her, but rather I feel heartaches for her.”

Ella spent her 28th birthday in the midst of filming for DWL. On the day, Jerry was only scheduled for filming in the afternoon, but he made an effort to arrive early at the filming site. In order not to let Ella detect anything amiss, he hid in a car to wait for over 2 hours. As voice recording was done at the same time of filming, Jerry could not turn on the air-conditioner in the car, and had to open the door to let in the breeze. He only appeared eventually after Ella wrapped up filming, and this came as a pleasant surprise to Ella. To outsiders, perhaps, this surprise gesture would already look “romantic” enough, but when sharing about it to the reporter, Jerry expressed his regrets, “Actually I was quite angry with myself. I have been planning a surprise for her all along, but because I have something on (new album release), I was unable to accomplish it. In fact, I have already made plans for everything already.”

While filming in Hangzhou, Jerry noticed that Ella had appeared a little down for 2 days, and even contemplated to walk into her room to offer a comforting hug. Nonetheless, he still lacked the courage to do so. “Perhaps, I had cultivated a habit and discipline of extreme self-restraint since young. Haha.” Until the day of the press conference, Jerry finally could not hold back and shared his thoughts with Ella, and his gesture also made her feel very touched. While filming in the scenic Hangzhou, he shared that he liked the nature scenery there, “I wish there will be a chance for us to go boating together and enjoy the scenic view. I could take the initiative to listen to her thoughts and show my concern; all along she has been the one showing concern for me.”

A Change in Perspective in Love

In the past, he preferred long-haired, gentle girls but since having met Ella, he shared he also like her type.

Jerry Yan and Lin Chi-ling’s romantic relationship has been revealed to all. During the interview, when asked on the type of girls he preferred, Jerry smiled shyly, “This is difficult to answer. In the past, I like girls with long hair and gentle. But having met Ella, I thought I also like girls like her type.” Prior to their collaboration, a girl with an androgynous disposition like Ella would probably not be his type. Thus, he now realised, “The most fantastic thing about love is all about feelings. One need not necessarily have to be 178cm, 58kg…” He shared that he wishes for his other half to be someone who can care for him, be understanding and sensible. “In our circle, the stress is really great, and we keep irregular hours. If my other half could not understand this, there will definitely be conflicts.” When probed if Ella and him could develop their friendship further, Jerry said, “I would not give special thoughts to that. But I have been touched by the kindness and concern she has given me.”

In the Eyes of Co-Stars Who Worked with Jerry Yan


Ella: He is a comedian, very playful. Off-screen when rehearsing with me, he would purposely put on funny faces to tease me. In real life, he is just like me, both of us are “kai xin guo” (lit transl: bundles / sources of joy).

Chen Zi Han: He would often crack jokes with everyone. One day he walked into the filming site and said, “As I was passing by the entrance just now, the security said I resembled Jerry Yan. Why didn’t you all come take photos with me?” Everyone burst into laughter at this.


Rong Rong: When I first joined the filming and saw Jerry, he exchanged greetings with me in a very friendly manner. He said, “Qi-mama (character name), how do you do?” When filming wrapped up, he would say, “You had a hard day.”

Yuan Wen Kang: The first time we met was in the dressing room. He was already seated inside when I entered and he took the initiative to say, “Have you acted in [Ji Jie Hao]?” I answered, “Have you watched it?” He replied, “No, but I wish to.” Then I said I would give him a disc as a gift. He was very happy and said he looked forward to watching it.


Chen Zi Han: During his breaks, he would express his concern for members of the crew and asked if they had their meals or if they are thirsty etc. Without realising, you would soon find a bottle of mineral water being put before you with a straw inserted. He would also help the lighting crew to hold the reflecting board, and help to massage the crew members. A lot of the female crew members have enjoyed this “benefit” before.

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August 3, 2009 - TW Apple Daily

August 3, 2009 - TW Apple Daily

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It's reported that in Pandaman, Jerry Yan was invited to make guest appearances. People always say, "King can't stand another King". According to source, at the filming sites, Jerry and Jay had minimal interaction. Two nights ago, Jay honestly said, "Jerry has more interactions with Liu Geng Hong in private. For reserved people like us, we all need counceling from someone else." Through his agent, Fenny, Yan Cheng Xu replied, "We tell jokes to each other in private. It's not like nothing to say."

Both Jay and Jerry are JVR's artistes. This time, Jay has invited numerous artistes for guest appearances. Among all, the most attention seeking one is Yan Cheng Xu who is also a Capricorn. This time, for Yan Cheng Xu's making time for Pandaman during his album promotion period, Jay continuously praises Jerry for being loyal whenever he mentions this to others. Besides, even Jay likes show his handsomeness in front of the camera, this time, he doesn't mind that someone looks more handsome than him. After watching the preview, staff commented that Jerry looked very charming in it. Both of them have low profiled look like wearing a beanie in the drama.

According to source, in the 2- to 3-day of filming, unless there's a need for work, there's minial interactions between them in private. Two days ago, at the Pandaman filming site, Jay said, "In private, he has more interactions with Liu Geng Hong." As Jerry is a perfectionist, he once mentioned that he might hit the table when he couldn't perform at the level he wanted. For this, Jay smiled, "No! He performed very well." When promoting his good friends, such as Nan Quan Mama's Yu Hao and Dan Tou, and his high school friend, Huang Huai Chen, Jay always gives his most. They all played main roles in Pandaman. Other than inviting big casters to join the cast, he also specially composed the theme song for each good friend. He happily said, "All the cast will sing in the soundtrack."

8/3 News DWL Filming

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It's reported some BTS stories about DWL's filming. Other than Jerry's providing massage, one time when Jerry's supposed to say, "Miss Yang was my niece and nephew's nanny", but he made a mistake and said, "Ms. Yang was my niece" instead. It made Ella almost have a breakdown and said, "When did I become your niece? Oh! Are you nuts?" Then the whole crowd laughed, so did Jerry.

Yan Cheng Xu likes to tell cold jokes, even when he is saying the lines. In one scene, when Qi Ke Zhong's (played by Michael Zhang) mother told XYP about Yang Guo's shortcomings, XYP wanted to leave immediately, so he could find Yang Guo. When doing trial, he changed his lines "I have some very very important matters. I need to find that Ms. Yang immediately." to "I really have to the restroom. Qi Mama, please let me go, ok?” All the people didn't realize that he was telling a cold joke until several seconds later. Even his assistant thought that he really needed to use the restroom and planned to walk him to the restroom. For the cold responses, Yan Cheng Xu asked, "Isn't it funny? It is very funny.”

Even when he bought everyone beverages, he liked to tell cold jokes. He once told a crew member, "Sorry. I didn't buy any for you." That member played along with him, pretended to be sad, and said, "Oh really? Then I will cry to death. I want to go back to TW!" The ones on the side couldn't stand it any more and said, "Give me a break. With a joke this cold, how could you play along?!”

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jerry Yan - Zai KTV Shuo Ai Ni was ranked No. 4 at Channel [V] Thailand Asian Chart

This week (1 August 09)
Jerry Yan - Zai KTV Shuo Ai Ni was ranked No. 4 at Channel [V] Thailand Asian Chart

The song's has been in the charts for 4 weeks.

Hoping that it'll be pushed to one in the top 3.

The vote results of Asian Charts will be announced at
Channel [V] Thailand Asian Chart(program name)
12.00-1.00 PM
2.00-3.00 PM (rerun)

and at web.
(The web.'s not been updated yet.)

thanks to jimmy @ OnlyF4

Is Ella Jerry Yan’s Love Interest? Artiste Manager’s Response, “Not Possible!”

Source: UDN
Translation: Syyang @

During [Down With Love]’s press conference in Hangzhou, Jerry revealed that he wishes to tour the scenic Xi Hu with his loved one. Most surprisingly, during the post-press conference interview with one of the magazines, he actually mentioned Ella to be the one, he wishes to tour Xi Hu with, and wondered if Ella would be willing to?

In the past, Jerry has not done a lot of drama promotions in China. Therefore many Chinese reporters were less familiar with him. Thus, upon hearing his words and seeing how Ella and him have interacted seamlessly during the press conference, and even hug each other during photo-taking, the reporters were unable to tell the truth and wondered if Jerry was making a confession. Or was this a publicity gimmick for the drama? Or simply just a harmless joke?

Yesterday, Jerry’s artiste manager Fenny clarified she was running about during the press conference and had no impression of it when Jerry mentioned it. “Even if he did say so, he must be joking as it is not possible (for romance) between both of them.”

Fenny added further, Jerry is a passive person and could easily be influenced by the atmosphere around him to do things he might not usually do so. When he was filming [DWL], it was obviously he was influenced by the bubbly Ella. As to their hugs, Fenny said, “This definitely shows there is nothing (romance) between them. If there is really any (romance), how could they share such intimate gestures openly?” In addition, the drama’s producer Ke Yi Qun also shared, Jerry and Ella’s interaction at the filming sites is very good. But based on her observation, they are really just friends, with no romance brewing.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Top 10 Mandarin Albums (July 24 - July 30),

Top 10 Mandarin Albums (July 24 - July 30),

Source: G-Music
Translation: Sarah @

1. Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and ‘Princess’ (王妃) with 25.92% sales
2. New Artist Family (新藝人家族) and ‘Confidence Map’ (信心地圖) with 13.65% sales
3. Nylon Chen (陳乃榮) and ‘Paradise’ with 11.05% sales
4. Jerry Yan (言承旭) and ‘Freedom’ (多出來的自由:秘密自遊) with 5.6% sales
5. Ariel Lin (林依晨) and ‘Meeting Happiness’ (幸福遇見) with 3.84% sales
6. Zhou Bi Chang (周筆暢) and ‘Time’ (時間) with 3.19% sales
7. Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) and ‘Butterfly’ (花蝴蝶) with 2.95% sales
8. Lollipop (棒棒堂) and ‘I Am Legend’ (我是傳奇) with 1.93% sales
9. Xiao Yu (小宇) and ‘Just Standing Here’ (就站在這裡) with 1.32% sales
10. Deserts Chang (張懸) and ‘City’ (城市) with 1.26% sales

Album chart compiled from G-Music based on retail sales