The 40 episode drama begins airing tonight.
Here’s a trailer for Midnight Diner, the official remake of Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe. Huang Lei (variety show Happy Life) takes on the role of the mysterious Master, the owner of a restaurant that only accepts customers between midnight and 7am.
During this past round-up, our favorite celebrities celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (aka the Moon Festival) and got up to some other shenanigans. Kicking us off is Tang Yan and her picture-perfect moon cake. She’s currently filming the movie Bounty Hunter (赏金猎人) and will follow that up with the drama The Princess Weiyoung (锦绣未央). As always, keeping busy.
What flavor [of moon cake] did you all eat today?
The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心), officially titled Time to Love, unveiled a new trailer and some new stills recently, with the highlight being our first close-ups of Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, who play Fourth Prince and Fourteenth Prince respectively.
Unlike the previously released preview, which suggested that female lead Zhang Xiaowen (Ivy Chen) traveled back in time after a failed suicide attempt, the new trailer shows her accidentally slipping in the bathtub and awakening in the Qing Dynasty as Maertai Ruoxi. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of her burgeoning romances with the logical and reliable Fourth Prince and the romantic and fun-loving Fourteenth Prince.
Time to Love opens in theaters on August 20, just in time for the Qixi Festival (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”). Trailer and more stills below.
Love Across Time‘s Zheng Shuang and Jing Boran reunite once more in Season 2 of Divas Hit the Road 花儿与少年. Joining them will be Ivy Chen, Yang Yang (male), actress Ning Jing, singer Mao Amin, and Season 1’s Xu Qing. The cast has been rumored for a while, but was only confirmed this week as filming begun in the U.K.
Season 1 was a drama-fest, and Season 2 definitely promises to be no less than that, especially with not only a major ship coming on board, four young singles, and the return of drama princess Xu Qing.
While you’re waiting, Sisters Over Flowers has begun airing with Aarif Rahman, Victoria Song, Ma Tianyu, Lin Zhiling, Wang Lin, Xu Fan, and Xi Meijuan in Turkey.
Apologies for the really short round-up this time, but quality over quantity, right? Also, cats.
Hu Ge, who is currently filming for the suspense/spy drama The Disguiser (伪装者), shared a funny conversation with this cat. Keep in mind that the first character in “owl” (mao tou ying) is the same character for “cat” (mao).
Day 41 of The Disguiser—- Do you think that just because you won’t come down, that makes you an owl? Try flying, let me see.
Gao Yuanyuan, Ivy Chen, Bea Hayden, Liu Tao, Jiang Wu, Li Chen, and Zheng Kai cross-dress for upcoming film Let’s Get Married 咱们结婚吧. Gao Yuanyuan plays the manager of a wedding dress store. Trailer below and more posters below the cut.
The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心) finally released its first set of stills, as well as a short preview, giving viewers their first glimpse of female lead Ivy Chen, who plays Zhang Xiaowen, a lonely young woman who accidentally time travels back to the Qing Dynasty.
The preview of the film, officially titled Time to Love, gives off an interesting fairy-tale-like atmosphere, complete with pretty lights and shiny carousels. Unlike the original novel by Tong Hua and the previous drama adaptation, Zhang Xiaowen’s trip to the Qing Dynasty appears to be triggered by a deliberate drowning in the bathtub, rather than an accidental traffic incident and electrocution.
Time to Love began filming in November of last year and recently wrapped up filming. The movie also stars Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, though still no word has been given on which characters they will portray. Currently in post-production, Time to Love is expected to open in theaters in the second half of 2015.
Check out the preview below, as well as more stills and posters behind the cut.
Happy 2015! A quick round-up this week — I expect that the next Weibo Wednesday will be several weeks from now, so enjoy your fill while you can.
Mark Chao used the last few hours of 2014 to post a photo of his wife, Gao Yuanyuan. The couple officially got married at the end of November. Also of note is that Mark’s post was #1314 on his Weibo, which is significant because “1314” sounds like “all my life” in Mandarin.
Don’t criticize her. This is my wife.