Here are some wonderful new stills for Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace, a 90 episode historical romance drama which focuses on the deterioration of Ruyi (ZhouXun)and Hongli’s (Wallace Huo)relationship once the latter ascends the throne as the Qianlong Emperor. Really, the tagline says it all.
The stars featured below include Janine Chang as best friend Hailan, Dong Jie as Qianlong’s jealous first Empress, Tong Yao as the feisty Gao Xiyue,Xin Zhilei as Jin Yuyan, Vivian Wu as Zhenhuan, Li Chun as the scheming Wei Yanwan and Hu Ke as the naive Su Lvyun.
I think I’ve said all I can about this drama in previous posts, so bask in the pretty below!
The attention to detail on all of these is just… O_O
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace后宫·如懿传 has released more images of the wide cast of characters. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, I am assuming these are simply costumes for more minor characters but that in itself is pretty mind-blowing.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace后宫·如懿传 has released stills. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, wow these costumes and backgrounds are extravagant.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace后宫·如懿传 has released a New Year Greeting. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be much to look at in terms of sets or costumes.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace后宫·如懿传 has released a production teaser. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, a quick look for those interested.
This drama will chronicle their “besieged love” as the pair go from young lovebirds to estranged husband and wife.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has released its first batch of official stills, and the costumes look exquisite. Featured above are the leads Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo, in characteras Ruyi and Qianlong Emperor respectively.
For Zhou Xun’s sake, I hope this drama will live up to expectations.
Historical romance drama Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 后宫·如懿传, also known as the sequel to Empresses in the Palace / Legend of Zhenhuan 后宫·甄嬛传, has finally released the full supporting cast list.
I have translated the plot, character descriptions and ranks below. All the information I have gathered is based on the original novel. A word of warning that some of the characters’ endings are also included, so do proceed with caution.
Fan Bingbing is every bit the vengeful betrayed lover here.
For those of you who were dying to see Fan Bingbing with white hair…you could have looked at her old stills form Double Exposure. But besides the cover photo, there’s another still of her in the actual movie, with white hair, at the very end of this post. For now, you can enjoy a post filled with character posters that have a hand-painted look: Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing, Wang Xuebing, Kevin Yan (Kuan), Vincent Zhao, Tong Yao, and Shera Li all make an appearance in costume. (Thank you, I love it when movies write the English name of the actor/ess for me, so I don’t have to wonder whether they have one~) You could read the synopsis of the novel by Liang Yusheng that the movie is supposed to be based off of here. and if you wanted to see who each actor is playing, you could look here. The movie will be released on August 1, so if you’re in China around that time, maybe you’ll see it in theaters! Continue reading →
“Eight years of true love, nine hours of business war. Will I defeat you, or will we be together?”
“Money, love, or dignity?” is the question underlining the upcoming movie Day of Redemption (早见，晚爱), which opens in theaters on July 19th. The story follows Gu Bin (Vic Chou), a dropout turned first-rate negotiating expert who is not afraid to resort to trickery in order to climb the ranks of society. Favored by Alice (Bai Yu), the arrogant and bossy daughter of a rich businessman, Gu Bin is stunned to discover that his competitor in a business acquisition negotiation is none other than Zhou Ting (Tong Yao), his first love and with whom he was in a relationship for eight years. In the ensuing nine-hour acquisition case, which takes place during a seemingly normal nine-hour workday, both Gu Bin and Zhou Ting must make a choice between work and love.
Much like the American television series 24, in which each episode covers one hour in the life of the protagonist, Day of Redemption draws its suspense from the constant ticking of the clock. The Hollywood influences may be attributed to the fact that several members of the production team studied in America: director Lawrence Ah Mon and executive producer Chen Xun were both students at the University of Southern California, whereas Bai Yu, who is acting in and producing the film, was the first Chinese person to receive a Master’s degree in movie production from the California Institute/College of the Arts (it’s hard to tell which school it was from the Chinese name).
Still remembered for his good looks and gentle demeanor from his Meteor Garden days, Vic uses that to his advantage in Day of Redemption as he plays a fu hei nan (腹黑男). Literally translated as “stomach black man,” the term originated from Japanese comics and is used to describe a guy who looks sincere but is actually harboring evil intent. As someone who is willing to sacrifice anything to further his career, Gu Bin embodies the cold-blooded and worldly existence of the typical fu hei nan. At a recent press conference, Vic joked that he was afraid he would hate himself after watching this movie, since he dislikes people who give up love in order to pursue their career.
Check out the movie’s trailer below, as well as more stills behind the cut:
The two Chinese Films are in competition at the TIFF are getting extremely favorable feedback, which means heavy coverage from the Sina website. Their cameras followed two young stars, actorHuang Ming and actress Tong Yao to their trips around Tokyo.
I’ve said before that Huang Ming is one of those actors who I really hoped would get a break because he’s awesome in acting and personality, but I didn’t think it’d be when he was only 23, because right now, for various reasons, most mainland Chinese actors only hit it big when they’re close to age 30. And itis so gratifying to see someone I’ve been rooting to get famous all of a sudden get so many pictures, coverage, interviews…it’s just rare, and for some other actors I like it will probably never happen. Must savor the moment.
As for Tong Yao, all I know is she looks incredibly similar to Zhang Ziyi, except it’s rumored her acting is better (They’re both from Central Academy of Drama, but I think Zhang Ziyi entered when she was too young.)