The award-winning actor Jin Dong says in an interview with China Daily that he wants to bridge the gap between China and Europe.
The award-winning actor Jin Dong and actress Jiang Shuying flew to Belgium to shoot romantic scenes for their love series Mr Right, which is expected to hit TV screens soon.
Chocolate, beer and diamond, Belgium's national treasures, were the ideal accessories for their love story and the nine-day shooting mainly takes place in Antwerp, the so-called global capital of diamond cutting and trading.
Two scenes were filmed in a bar of De Coninck brewery and adjoining chocolate shop in downtown Antwerp. The Chinese crew team, consisting of about 80 members, will also shoot in the Port House and shopping streets of Antwerp.
Jin and Jiang are main stars of the popular series Mr Right, which is about a dentist who offers love advice to other men. Jin has millions of fans in China as he always plays the role of "model man" in movies or TV series.
"To give my audience something inspiring is my mission," said Jin during an interview with China Daily on Wednesday. "Nowadays, this kind of cross-cultural communication is vital for each country to boost mutual understanding."
Jin, 41, said being an actor he can play such a role, especially in helping bridge gaps between China and Europe, two large civilizations.
The series producer is Jia Yiqun, who was an exchange student in Antwerp during 2002-04. Antwerp province and Shaanxi province entered into sister province partnership 30 years ago.
Jia said that Antwerp's most well-known products such as chocolate, beer and diamond symbolize the bitter-sweet taste of love.