Our Time Will Come 明月几时有 (previously known as The Great Escape) is the latest project from critically acclaimed director Ann Hui (The Golden Era) and stars Zhou Xun (Meet Miss Anxiety) as Fang Gu, a school teacher who becomes a guerrilla fighter in order to defend Hong Kong from Japanese occupation.
Eddie Peng plays Liu Jinjin, a legendary gunman who is also a master of disguise. He is a well-educated youth who can hold his own in a debate with scholars, as well as a skilled fighter capable of protecting his comrades.
Wallace Huo (Suddenly Seventeen)is the romantic idealist Li Jinrong, who only dreams of a peaceful future with his lover Fang Gu. Li Jinrong soon realises there is no place for naivety in a place torn apart by war, and joins a group of fighters to protect his homeland.
Our Time Will Come is slated to premiere on July1st.
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.
Zhou Xun is supposed to turn forty-two this year, but this photo shoot further convinces that she’s actually ageless. The actress flits between regal authority and girlish youth in this recent photo shoot for L’Officiel – look under the cut for more pictures. Continue reading →
Zhou Xun and Bai Baihe share the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, snacking on some deliciously dainty sweets. Don’t be fooled by the pastel pink here, though – they’re dressed mostly in sharp blacks and whites for the rest of the photoshoot. Look under the cut for more pictures. Continue reading →
Ten of China’s leading ladies graced Vogue, and each of them individually posed for 2 – 3 pictures (included inside the shoot). This makes for some thirty photos total, featuring actresses Zhao Wei, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Tang Wei, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, models Liu Wen and Du Juan, and singer Li Yuchun. Continue reading →
OMG just stick to the more literal translation of the title on this one…
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (Ruyi Zhuan, The Legend of Ruyi, or the sequel to the Legend of Zhen Huan or Empresses in the Palace) is trying to drum up interest while it seems to be preparing for production. There are various names being thrown around at this point but what seems more certain is that Zhou Xun will be a part of this production. Let’s hope the original author and production team can come together to make something amazing again.
Note: We apologize for constantly posting and removing this one in the last couple hours since there was confusion about who is actually going to be in it. We decided to settle for this version.