Yu Zheng (于正) is a renowned Chinese screenwriter and many artistes such as Yang Mi (楊冪), Zanilia Zhao (趙麗穎), Chen Xiao (陳曉), Yuan Shanshan (袁姍姍), Wu Jinyan (吳謹言) and Qin Lan (秦嵐) become famous after participating in Palace (宮), Female Prime Minister (陸貞傳奇), Palace II (宮鎖珠簾), In Love with Power (美人無淚) and Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略) drama. As he is a straightforward person, Yu Zheng usually criticises the cast team and is not worried about reprimanding by the fans on Weibo. He also defends his own artistes openly at times. However after they gain popularity, these group of artistes do not work with him again.
Lately during the show (僅三天可見), Yu Zheng expressed he treated his business partners, colleagues and family as his loved ones: “I know the difference between my loved ones and others in the show business. I treat them as my “children” and tend to show more tolerance and hope they will show me respect and love in return.” He tried not to approach the same artistes for help and felt deeply hurt when two famous actress rejected to assist him. Once, Yu Zheng asked her to help in the promotion activity but she refused to and realised another actress laughed at him when someone forwarded the conversation to him through WeChat. Since that day onward, their relationship becomes sour and that actress only apologised to him this year.
After the program is broadcasted, many netizens suspected Yang Mi, Zanilia Zhao and Tong Liya (佟麗婭) based on Beauty’s Rival in Palace (美人心計) drama, The Palace (宫鎖沉香) film and Palace drama, as they became popular gradually after shooting the series. As such, Yang Mi and Zanilia’s fans clarified for them immediately because both recorded a video clip to promote Yu Zheng’s show, Real Actor (演技派) previously. As for Liya, she gains fame after filming Beijing Love Story (北京愛情故事) series and it is not entirely because of Yu Zheng. Thus, many netizens reckoned he tried to increase his publicity again and Yu Zheng explained: “I refuse to reveal the name in order not to blow up the matter. Who does not laugh at people behind their backs especially during their dark period? Anyway, I like to help others and the person who forwarded the conversation to me is considered evil.”