The Rise of Phoenixes has released first stills of the main cast, led by Chen Kun (Beautiful Accident), Ni Ni(Suddenly Seventeen), Zhao Lixin(Chinese Style Relationship) and Ni Dahong (Intrude the Widow Village at Midnight). Continue reading →
The casting is now finalised for The Rise of Phoenixes, the upcoming historical drama starring Chen Kun(Chongqing Hot Pot) as an ambitious prince who has his eyes set on the throne and Ni Ni (Suddenly Seventeen) as an intelligent young woman determined to restore her kingdom.
Chen Kun‘s (Chongqing Hotpot)The Rise of Phoenixes has finally found its leading actress in Ni Ni(Suddenly Seventeen). This will be the latter’s first television drama role since her debut in Zhang Yimou’s 2011 war film The Flowers of War.
Fun fact: The posters were taken by Chen Man, currently the most sought after fashion photographer in the entertainment industry.
Chen Kun is returning to drama land in a big way – he confirmed a republican espionage drama as his first comeback project, and has now signed on as the male lead in The Rise of Phoenixes凰权·弈天下, the drama adaption of Tianxia Guiyuan‘s novel of the same name.
Seems like The Disguiserhas reinvigorated the espionage genre.
A-list actor Chen Kun (Chongqing Hotpot, Mojin: The Lost Legend) will be returning to drama land with The One Who Escapes 脱身者 after working exclusively in film for almost a decade. He’s one of those really charismatic and attractive stars who also happens to be very good at his craft, so this is one drama I will not miss a single episode of, come hell or high water.
“But leave it to Wang Kai and Chen Kun to bring a lighter touch to the week. … With fancy footwear and a double-breasted jacket, Kun elevated the baggy, 1980s silhouettes made popular in American Gigolo.” – Vogue.com
As a string of men’s fashion weeks concludes this week, here’s a round-up of some of the looks. We have Kris Wu Yifan in London, Chen Kun, Wang Kai, Sheng Yilun, Chen Xuedong in Milan, Yang Yang, Jing Boran in Paris. In particular of note is KrisWu Yifan, who is the first male actor of Chinese descent to walk the runaways for a high-end fashion show (Burberry).
In addition to appearances at shows, most of them also took some time for street style photoshoots, so you can expect more in the coming weeks. So, which looks are your favorites?
It’s hard to resist posting pictures of Chen Kun when they look like this.
December 18 will see the release of Mojin-The Lost Legend (鬼吹灯之寻龙诀), an adventure/thriller film previously titled The Ghouls. The cast, which includes Chen Kun, Shu Qi, Huang Bo, and Xia Yu, recently graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and even though the cover itself is not that eye-catching, I had to share the rest of the pretty.