It’s a tricky thing casting leads with a huge age-gap for a rom-com flick. You’d either be: a.) indifferent to their on-screen chemistry or b.) wondering how they managed to put a smile on your face while watching their scenes together.
One look at Zhou Dongyu’s Gu Sheng-nan and you’d think she was a high school student instead of a twenty-something chef. She’s talented and ambitious but it’s that flamboyantly fiesty attitude that lands her in the orbit of hotel acquisitions executive Lu Jin, an uptight perfectionist with a penchant for fine cuisine. Her culinary prowess wins him over and it’s this shared bond over gastronomic delights that ultimately thaws their (initially) combative relationship.