Michelle Chen, Yuan Shanshan, Li Xiaolu, and Jia Nailiang for Trendshealth’s breast-cancer awareness photoshoot. More here.
Michelle Chen will be starring in romantic comedy Bonjour, Paris 早安巴黎 opposite boyfriend Chen Xiao soon. Li Xiaolu and Jia Nailiang are currently filming a detective romantic comedy Housewife Detective 煮妇神探 from the team of Destined to Love You.
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.
Whether you loved or hated The Romance of the Condor Heroes (神雕侠侣), you gotta admit that the way leads Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen went public with their real-life relationship is pretty cute.
Chen Xiao: There will be a day when you will share my surname.
After releasing a few sets of character stills and a trailer, Tangren has decided to show off some drama stills for upcoming television series Qin’s Moon. This end-of-Qin dynasty era wuxia drama is slated for broadcast later this year,Jiang Jinfu, Qin Junjie, Hu Bingqing, Lu Yi, MIchelle Chen, Sun Yizhou, and Gina Jinchen. At least one of the actresses come from a dance background, so you’ll be glad to know that they can (or should be able to) pull off some of the more martial arts heavy scenes. Look under the cut for more stills!
Tl;dr (you may need to have a basic grasp of the series in order to understand some of the trailer): Jing Tianming (Jiang Jinfu) is the son of the legendary assassin Jing Ke, who died in a failed attempt to kill Ying Zheng (our beloved First Emperor).The swordsman Ge Nie (Lu Yi) takes him under his wing, and along the way, they meet the future King of Chu Xiang Yu (Qin Junjie), a princess of former Yan (Hu Bingqing), and the talented doctor Duanmu Rong (Michelle Chen). Other members of the core cast include Sun Yizhou, Gina Chen, Qu Zheming, Zhang Lei, Gong Beibei, and You Jingru.
Some of the wuxia scenes are a little awkward – Tangren’s CGI seems to have improved, but be warned, it’s not hard to do better than the lotuses you saw in Bu Bu JIng Xin. I can’t hold that against them though; the couple I’ve shipped for 5.5 years finally got together in this trailer, so…I’m looking forward to this one.
Also, the fifth season of the animated series is going to be released on December 25th.
Who knew that Chen Xiao could sing so well? I think I’m starting to be touched by Chen Xiao’s
undying love for fanboying Liu Xin, or maybe just his voice. The Chen Xiao-Liu Xin duet, as well as more of the OST from Chen Xiang, Michelle Chen, and Zhang Jie, below. The series premiers Wednesday night on Hunan TV.
Using netizens’ mockery of the new adaptation, the first official ad for the newly-named The Romance of the Condor Heroes has Chen Xiao, calling for the audience to shatter the wall of gossip, and look at the series and Michelle Chen for what it (she) really is.
This is exactly why no one planning to air on Hunan TV should release trailers before Hunan TV does. I feel like their ads deserve to be put on altars. For another example, I love how this ad of Ancient Sword turn real-life news hotspots into positive selling points for the shows.
Tangren’s drama adaptation of QIn’s Moon has released another set of character stills. Lu Yi, MIchelle Chen, Jiang Jinfu, and Sun Yizhou show off more costumes/poses, but they’re also joined by Sui Yongliang as Gao JIanli, Gong Beibei as Snowlady, Song Ning as the senior “Controller of Fate”(Da Siming, who was female in the original), Qu Zheming as White Phoenix, You Jingru as the junior Siming, and Zhang Lei as Zhao Gao (a very powerful, and generally evil eunuch from the Qin dynasty). Look under the cut to see character stills.
Also, if you were interested in the animation series, the trailer for Season 5 was also recently released. HQ version of the season 5 trailer here; Youtube version below the cut. There was also a trailer showing off how nice the animation of the series is becoming, for another one of the special shorts (you can watch the full short here) （this one is particularly heavy on the fantasy). Continue reading
The first character stills for Qin’s Moon秦时明月 were released on Tuesday, only one day later than the purported Monday showing (StarQ, who gave the series to Tangren to make into a drama, is notoriously slow). Recently, it was revealed that Huanduan (who made Ancient Sword) and Yu Zheng had also approached StarQ for the rights to the series; had the former been successful, the following costumes would resemble the original animated costumes much more, in the case of the latter, the costumes would be much more colorful. Which company would you have preferred to buy the series? (As it is, this kind of reminds me of Schemes of a Beauty married to Desert Melody).
This is not to say that these stills don’t throw shout outs to the original (animated series). The swords for Jiang Jinfu and Lu Yi greatly resemble the originals. Look under the cut for more pictures of Jiang Jinfu, Hu Bingqing, Qin Junjie, Lu Yi, Sun Yizhou, Gina Jin Chen, and Michelle Chen. Supposedly, the main leads each have some 20 different get ups (probably not entire costumes; I wonder if they count switching up hair/accessories different sets. Though, this might be where part of the money they saved from casting newcomers is going~).