Seriously, what on earth is going on with that hair bun…
Lost Love in Times 醉玲珑 images this today. Starring Liu Shishi, William Chan, Xu Haiqiao, Han Xue, Huang Mengying, some of these costumes still leave me scratching my head wondering what on earth the costume designers were thinking.
More stills below the cut.
This week we will look at the Northern and Southern Dynasties with Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗.
More pictures below the cut.
Liu Ye (All Quiet in Peking) will be playing pilot Wu Zheng, the titular Oldboy 老男孩 who finally finds love at the age of 40. Also cast is Ariel Lin (The Mysteries Family) who will be playing the feisty heroine, a high school teacher who returns from overseas.
Happiness of an Angel 天使的幸福 stars Liu Shishi (The Battle at the Dawn) as a single mother, Ming Dao (The Missing) as a haughty surgeon and Xu Zhengxi (The Virtuous Queen of Han) as Liu Shishi’s ex-boyfriend.
Casting has began in North America for Wu’ershan’s upcoming fantasy epic loosely based on the Investiture of the Gods.
Director Wu’ershan (Painted Skin II, Mojin: The Lost Legend) is one of the most consistent commercial film directors of his generation and imo the best Chinese-fantasy film director currently available.
- Upload audition videos to http://www.wetransfer.com or www.hightail.com
- Send your self-recorded audition videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include your name, location, and phone number in both the title of the video and the e-mail.
- Send inquiries to email@example.com
- All characters are Chinese and require a basic level of speaking Chinese
- Training begins in September 2017 and filming begins in June 2018.
Character descriptions (read it in Chinese here): Continue reading
Can these gender-neutral sweethearts win your love?
Hey, look, it’s another androgynous band that was reported all over the Western media but remains anonymous in China. Unlike MissTer, their first song and MV looks really hot and quite sharp. Their styling and outfit are kind of how I wish M.I.C. would dress, although their dancing doesn’t seem to be as good. They’ve even went for the gender-neutral pronouns! They’ll be called 少年 (youth), and will be a 少年团 (youth band) rather than boyband or girlband.
You can read about them via CNN, Quartz, Mashable. See their first MV below. See the English translations here. I call the pink-haired one.
Complete with kite flying, Beijing yogurt (aka the best yogurt), youtiao, and a friendly match of Chinese chess in the shadows of the imperial palace under writings of Mao Zedong, this photoshoot of Beijing native Lu Han is probably one of the best from Chen Man in a long time.
Lu Han’s currently starring in his first drama, Fighter of the Destiny. The series is too draggy for me but he’s very pretty in it.
Q: Can a fan tell me if Lu is his last name?
Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) returns to his dancing roots in Feng Xiaogang’s new film Youth, a coming-of-age story that focuses on the friendship between young dancers during the Cultural Revolution.
Luo Jin and Zheng Shuang’s new modern romance drama My Story For You (previously known as Love the Whole World) has released past and present character posters for its main cast.
A teaser has been released for Lost Love in Times, the period romance drama starring Liu Shishi (The Battle at the Dawn), William Chan (L.O.R.D) and Xu Haiqiao (Righteous Ardour of Chang’an).