Suddenly Seventeen 28岁未成年 has released a final trailer and promotional theme song ahead of its premiere on December 2nd.
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.
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 character as Ruyi and Qianlong Emperor respectively.
Wallace Huo is definitely moving full steam ahead with his film career – Hide and Seek is just one of three movies he has filmed this year, while his other projects When Will The Moon Be Bright (starring Zhou Xun) and Reset (co-starring Yang Mi) are in the final stages of post-production.
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.
It’s Weibo Wednesday time! I didn’t pay much attention to this year’s Academy Awards, which took place on February 28, but it looks like quite a few Chinese celebs did. Here we have Li Yifeng congratulating Leonardo DiCaprio for finally winning a Best Actor award. In case you’re wondering what is going on, he’s spoofing a scene in The Revenant where Leo gets attacked by a bear.
In other Hollywood news, Li Yifeng was picked as an ambassador for the superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which drops in the U.S. and in mainland China on March 25. However, I’m not entirely clear on what his being an ambassador entails. Yifeng also has two TV series — espionage drama Sparrow (麻雀) and xianxia drama Noble Aspirations (青云志) — expected to be released this year.
This is probably one of my favorite men’s photo shoots yet. Harper’s Bazaar has taken to a snowy field to remind us that we were pretty lucky Chinese Paladin 3 put Hu Ge and Wallace Huo onto the same screen. I can’t decide who’s prettier. Look below the cut for more pictures. (P.S. They should have brought their fur coats). Continue reading
The Imperial Doctress, starring Liu Shishi, Wallace Huo, Huang Xuan, Li Chengyuan, and Yuan Wenkang, is aiming for a February 13th release. Those of you keeping track of Sinology Sundays and this drama probably know that I have high hopes for at least the costuming from what I have seen so far.
Also, I am just glad that the emperors are not wearing completely golden head-gears but instead black ones with gold embellishments which seems to be more historically accurate. Although golden ones have been found, the honor of lounging around in one seems to have the requirement of being dead.
More stills below the cut. Continue reading