Taiwanese director Doze Niu's latest movie Love boasts a star-studded cast of Shu Qi, Vicki Zhao, Ethan Ruan, Eddie Peng, Mark Chao, Ivy Chen and Amber Kuo.
However, it was recently rumoured that Shu Qi and Vicki are on bad terms with each other because of how their names were displayed in promotional materials for the movie.
According to the Taiwanese media, both actresses star in different segments of the movie and are promoted as the movie's lead actresses at the same time.
However, Shu Qi and Vicki are reportedly very particular about the arrangements during promotional activities, and so, movie posters, movie stills and press releases had to be first approved by them.
The cast list on the movie poster also came in two different formats. In the Taiwanese version, Shu Qi's name was listed before Vicki, while in the Chinese version, the latter's name was listed first. The movie production company was said to have used this method to pacify both actresses.
Responding to the report, the production company claimed that both Shu Qi and Vicki are lead actresses in the movie and there was no dispute between them. The naming order was decided after discussion with both management agencies.
When probed if Shu Qi was the actual lead actress since she had more screen time in the promotional trailer, the production company explained that it was because Shu Qi shared complicated relationships with the male actors in the film.