Just over a week ago, Wang Kai posted an update about the fitting for his Madame Tussauds wax statue that, when finished, will be house in Wuhan, his hometown. He also posted a video (embedded below) with his Weibo post, which is now subbed (just click “cc” for English subs).
@武汉杜莎夫人蜡像馆: Behind scenes of the fitting for Prince Jing. Look at the blazing eyes, beautiful hands, slim legs as well as a subwoofer-sounding voice…Jing Yan is sure enough the beauty of the century. Wang Fei, please take it all as you like. You’re welcome! @电视剧琅琊榜(Drama Nirvana In Fire) @北京杜莎夫人蜡像馆(Madame Tussauds Beijing) @上海杜莎夫人蜡像馆(Madame Tussauds Shanghai) @王凯kkw @王凯影迷会iwangkai @得舍王凯工作室(Wang Kai Studio official weibo)”
Hello, everyone. I’m Wang Kai. I played the role of Prince Jing in Nirvana In Fire. I’m very glad that the figure of Prince Jing will stay forever in Madame Tussauds Wuhan. Madame Tussauds is a palace for celebrities all over the world, and Wuhan is my hometown. Therefore, this special coincidence is even more precious to me. Today the sculptors who have come to measure me are from Madame Tussauds London. They have done lots of tailored statues for other celebrities around the world. It’s an honor to cooperate with them. Wow, there are so many eye balls. Picking out the right one with exact same color of my eyes and pupils is a tough job for the eye. Now it’s the turn for facial data acquisition. It’s said that in order to be more accurate, they have to draw many dots on my face. Two hours passed, hundreds of photos were taken for each posture. The sculptors are still working diligently and will be working for another few hours to acquire three hundred kinds of data. Although posing is a little tiring, it’s a great chance to see how the masters of Madame Tussauds work. They are more tired than me. As the data acquisition is completed, there’s one more step, which is very important to make the wax statue the same size of the real person,—coloring. The sculptors from the UK will work with the artists from the local Madame Tussauds studio to compare and make a color palette of my face, body and special marks. In this way, the wax statue will be carefully colored and it will be presented vividly and perfectly. All right, all is done. Not long after, my wax statue will settle in Madame Tussauds Wuhan. I welcome you all to come and interact with it. Visit Wuhan, walk on Han Street and come to Madame Tussauds Wuhan! Please keep following the official website, Weibo and WeChat of Madame Tussauds Wuhan. All information will be released there first. Please wait and see.