A reader made a request for this feature, and since Yan Xun is having a hard time this week I figured I should do it now.
Most of the information I got off his Baike Baidu page. I’ve never seen him before Princess Agents.
Shawn Dou(窦骁) was born in China but immigrated to Canada when he was ten so he speaks English. Let’s hope he doesn’t find this post. He debuted and rose to fame with the movie Under the Hawthorn Tree, co-staring Zhou Dongyu. Princess Agents is his first TV show, but you will see him often from now on since he has a few dramas lined up.
Relevant Movie roles:
- Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
- Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
- Wolf Totem (2015)
- To the Fore (2015)
- Time to Love (Bu Bu Jing Xin) (2015)
note: funny how Lin GengXin played the 14th prince in the drama version. So Zhao Liying ended up working with both 14th princes 😛
- Princess Agents (2017)
Upcoming TV roles:
- Tears in Heaven (2017 tentative) with Li Qin
- Tribes and Empires (2017 or someday in the distant future)
- See You Again with Tang Yan (2017-2018)
He is really active on Weibo, at least he has been since Princess Agents started airing.
He revealed recently that Zhao Liying recommended him for the role of Yan Xun. He referred to Zhao Liying as XiaoYing in an interview. I think they either know each other through Zhou Dongyu or Ouyang Nana or both. Or everyone just knows each other in the entertainment world.
I saw a video of him doing archery and he was really good, a fan said in the comments that he practiced for years as a hobby. Overall, he seems to be really into sports.
*If anyone wants to share anything else in the comments, I will add it to the post.*
P.S. I am not taking any more requests or this will turn into a Princess Agents promotion blog. =DD