Joe Chen (Candle in the Tomb) plays the titular Queen (Empress) Dugu Qieluo, and Chen Xiao costars as her husband Yang Jian, later the Emperor Wen of Sui, in upcoming historical Queen Dugu 独孤皇后 (formerly The Unique China Queen).
How nice is it to actually have a female lead not fixed on romances? Despite a love triangle and the inability to learn, the female lead of Above the Clouds 云巅之上 was surprisingly unwavering in her acting dreams, something rare in recent dramas that makes even the most powerful women motivated solely by love. The series tells of a romance between accidental actress by day and maid by night Jian Xi (Yuan Shanshan), her boss and the least-paparazzi-conscious actor Tang Fei ( Chen Xiao), his rumored girlfriend and her acting rival Ji Qing (Jiang Menjie), and a pop star with terrible hair ( Zhang Zhehan). Continue reading
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
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!
More stills and goodies below the cut.
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.
More stills below the cut.