Hu Ge returns as tennis champion Lina's husband; drops dream to be director?
28 March 2019 - After studying in USA since March 2017 to become a director in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Hu Ge has quietly made his return to China and is making a comeback with the upcoming movie "Lina", directed by Peter Chan (Peter Ho-sun Chan), who also happened to graduate from UCLA.
"Lina"《李娜》, tells the story of retired tennis champion Lina's early struggles and eventual successes at the 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open.
Hu Ge will play the husband of Lina - Jiang Shan. He was sported at the Australian open this Jan 2019 to study the game better with director Peter Chan. Meantime, the female lead is yet to be confirmed.
Filming has started in the second half of Feb 2019. Fans have complained that Hu Ge (36) looks too young to be Lina (37)'s husband. We say let's wait for the lead actress to show up and see how young she looks.
It is better that handsome faces like Hu Ge stay in front of the cameras while Mr Peter Chan has rightly placed himself behind the scenes to show off his talents in other ways.