Kris Wu Criticized for Terrible Acting in 'Never Gone,' Film Performs Well in China Box Office
Following the release of some clips from the upcoming Chinese youth drama film "Never Gone," former EXO member and actor Kris Wu has come under criticism from Korean viewers for his "terrible acting," according to Koreaboo.
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In recent months, Wu has been busy attending filming schedules for several movies including the third installment of Vin Diesel's "xXx" and Guo Jingming's "Legend of Ravaging Dynasties." He also stars in the youth drama "Never Gone," but his performance has not been well-received, particularly in Korea.
Wu is reportedly being "ridiculed" for his "terrible acting" in short clips from "Never Gone," which were released recently.
Wu's kissing scene with his co-star Liu Yifei allegedly stood out for viewers, who commented that instead of kissing someone, he looked like he was "eating something."
Furthermore, Wu was accused of "overacting" and fans found most of his facial expressions in the movie funny. Critics have said that Wu s the worst actor Liu has ever co-starred with.
Despite the criticisms, "Never Gone" performed well at the Chinese box office, according to Asia One. The film is said to have earned 70 million yuan on it opening day on July 8.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Never Gone" is a sequel to the 2013 movie "So Young," which was directed by actress Vicky Zhao. Both films are based on novels written by Xin Yiwu.
The plot of "Never Gone" revolves around Cheng Zheng and Yun Jin, played by Wu and Liu respectively. The characters are said to be classmates in high school who could not get along only to reunite years later.
Watch "Never Gone" trailer below.