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From Fan Fiction to Big Screen: Novel Inspired by EXO's Lay to Be Made Into Movie

© REUTERS / Andy WongFans take photos of Chinese singer Zhang Yixing
Fans take photos of Chinese singer Zhang Yixing - Sputnik International
Sometimes being a fan can help you earn your own following and embark on a path to fame.

An Indonesian admirer of EXO with the handle Gitlicious can now really be called a successful fan - her novel named "My Lecturer, My Husband", with a male lead based on the image of EXO's member Lay, will be made into a film.

​The role will be played by popular Indonesian actor Reza Rahadian and the news about its adaptation became a hot topic on the Chinese social network Weibo (an analogue of Facebook).

​It was initially fan fiction, with Lay as the main character, and was read more than 6.2 million times on Wattpad. But after it was licensed for publication, the novel underwent some changes in the plot to make it more suitable for Indonesian culture.

​Fellow EXO-Ls are proud of Gitlicious and have congratulated the writer for such a great achievement.

​Zhang Yixing, also known as Lay, is a multi-talented member of the K-pop boy band EXO who is now promoting his solo career mostly in China. His last release, the first part of the album “Lit” that is inspired by traditional Chinese culture, broke nine major chart records on China’s largest music site, QQ Music, within the first minutes of pre-ordering.

The second part of the album, which will feature a mix of traditional and modern culture, is set to be released on 21 July.

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