Duan Yihong, Zhang Guoqiang, Li Chen, actors of "My Chief and My Regiment"，said, "Actually, I don't think Baoqiang's absence in "My Chief and My Regiment" proves that we are not friends. We regularly call each other. Even when we were filming this series, he often called. He called and said "hello" to everyone. And when we are back in Beijing, we usually get together. Actually, when we worked together, a kind of connection grew between us. It's also become a connection off screen."
Despite the absence of the central role of Wang Baoqiang, director Kang Honglei and the remaining cast and crew of "Soldiers' Sortie" had raised expectations before the show aired. But it's been well received after it hit China's small screens. Some local TV stations are even showing it from day to night.
Duan Yihong, Zhang Guoqiang, Li Chen, actors of "My Chief and My Regiment", said, "It happens rarely. It's my first time to have such a treat. As a TV series, "My Chief and My Regiment" has had frequent promotion. For us, it's the first time to be under such scrutiny with so many promotions and broadcast so regularly on local channels around China."
Liu Weiwei is the only actress in "My Chief and My Regiment". Her love story with Zhang Guoqiang has been one of the most discussed topics.