Here’s a drama that isn’t set in the palace but still has nice costuming. :)
TheseNothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 stills have been sitting around on my computer so here they go. Starring Sun Li,Chen Xiao, Peter Ho, and Myolie Wu, those looking for a Qing Dynasty drama that doesn’t really involve the palace can give this a go.
Stills have been released for the upcoming historical romance drama Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 starring Sun Li(Legend of Mi Yue) as the richest female merchant of the Qing Dynasty and Chen Xiao(Three Heroes and Five Gallants) as her love interest.
Seems like Sun Li isn’t afraid of being typecast just yet.
The success story about Qing Dynasty’s richest female merchant is titled Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆,and stars Sun Li as the main protagonist Zhou Ying. The female-centric story should be familiar territory for the actress, who was most recently a powerful Empress Dowager in Legend of Miyue.
Chen Xiao is smugly handsome in this photo shoot for Cosmopolitan – we’re a little slow on the uptake on this one; this seems to be a Christmas oriented shoot. Any photoshoot with Chen Xiao is usually worthy a second chance, though, so – what do you think? Continue reading →
… and another drama joins the sudden diarrhea of drama releases… and of course they release the better-looking stills now so I have to give this a chance… RIP sleep…
The Three Heroes and Five Gallants is set going to air tomorrow, February 17th. Starring Chen Xiao, Yan Yikuan, Zheng Shuang, Liang Guanhua, Liu Dekai, Xie Zhu, Ma Shuliang, and Zhang Zhixi, this is weird for me since I’m usually complaining about not having anything to watch or click through. Now there’s simply too much!
Just joining the sudden flood of everything and their mother being released…
The Three Heroes and Five Gallants is set to air on February 17th. Starring Chen Xiao, Yan Yikuan, Zheng Shuang, Liang Guanhua, Liu Dekai, Xie Zhu, Ma Shuliang, and Zhang Zhixi, the story follows the novel of the same name and is set during the Northern Song dynasty.
These stills of Chen Xiao and Yuan Shanshan in white for upcoming drama Above the Clouds are photoshoot-worthy. The pair looks so much in love, and the choice of Yuan Shanshan painting Chen Xiao’s eyebrows is especially a genius move.
The stills portray a show-in-a-show-in-a-show , where Chen Xiao plays a modern-day actor playing an Republican era opera actor playing Consort Yuji to Yuan Shanshan’s actress playing an opera actor playing the warlord Xiang Yu.
This is less of a Weibo Wednesday update and more of round-up of a bunch of celebrities who announced they were dating (or in one case, married) and whom we couldn’t bother devoting an entire post to. Let me know if there are any celebrities you’d like an update from, because the Weibosphere has been a little dry lately, tbh.
My main gripe with idol dramas and lots of Yu Zheng’s dramas is that at some point, I start singing “If I Only Had a Brain” nonstop… let’s hope that doesn’t happen again… even if I end up only clicking through this one… >.<
Song in the Clouds looks to be having a possible release on September 13th. Starring Angelababy, Lu Yi, Chen Xiao, Yang Rong, Du Chun, and Su Qing, those who are still waiting for this drama will hopefully finally be able to see it air. Stills, promotional trailers, music, and Yu Zheng’s usual barrage of promotional materials have been released.
The annotations/”headlines” on the poster reveal little bits of the plot – does Chen Xiao love Yuan Shanshan or Meng Jiangjie? (Yuan Shanshan, because she’s the main character).
Given that Love, Up in the Air/Above the Clouds/CLOUDS (云巅之上) is a drama about the drama between two people as they film drama(s), the new promo stills are rather fitting. The characters of the drama have been introduced, à la tabloid style: Chen Xiao (the in-universe star), YuanShanshan (the in-universe wannabe star), Meng Jiangjie (another in-universe star), Guo Xiaodong (a teacher at the institute for stars), ZhangZhehan (a star singer), Merat (a manager), Zang Hongna (Yuan Shanshan’s in-universe manager), He Hongce (Chen Xiao’s in-universe manager), and Cai Wenjing (a second generation star). (At first glance, I didn’t realize Zhang Zhehan and Merat were featured in the stills).
Asides from the ridiculous premise that sparks the filming of the in-universe “Dong Xian” drama, the drama will feature a story in the modern day, and (so it seems) in the Republican era. Look below the cut for more pictures. Continue reading →