Author Jing Wuhen hasn’t even completed the source novel, but that isn’t stopping producers from snapping up the drama production rights to Swire God 太古神王. Male lead Sheng Yilun (Pretty Li Huizhen) was confirmed a few days ago, and now Wang Ziwen (Ode to Joy) joins him as the female lead. Continue reading →
Oh My General将军在上 has started filming based on the manuscript of a similar name 将军在上我在下 (The General is on top, I’m on the bottom). Starring Ma Sichun and Sheng Yilun, this seems to be more of a comedy so those who are interested can check this one out.
More stills and (WARNING!!) spoilers below the cut at the bottom of the post.
In yet another Korean collaboration, She Was Prettywill be remade starring Dilraba, Sheng Yilun, Li Xirui, and UNIQ’s Kim Sungjoo. Korean companies co-producing remakes of their own dramas in China have tended to dump their second-tier production teams on those productions, but at least all the leads speak Chinese(ish) this time? Plus, who can say no to more Dilraba?
Plot from wiki, with names sino-fied:
Li Huizhen (Dilraba) was a very pretty girl from a rich family. After her family’s publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships then lost her beauty too. Bai Haoyu (Sheng Yilun) was an unattractive boy with low self-esteem, but grows up as a handsome and successful editor.
The two decided to meet again as adults, but Haoyu was unable to recognize Huizhen . Ashamed to meet her first love and ruin his perception of her, Huizhen asks her attractive best friend, Xia Qiao (Li Xirui), to appear in her place. Things, however, soon get complicated as Haoyu was assigned to work at The Most magazine publishing office where Haoyu is the deputy chief editor. He openly mistreats and belittles her for her clumsy nature, not knowing that she was his real childhood friend. Xiao Qiao also continues to meet Haoyu, and soon develops feelings for him. On the other hand, Huizhen finds a good friend in her workplace, Lin Yimu (Kim Jongsoon), who slowly falls in love with her.
“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?