Featuring another batch of youthful energies in Chen Xiao, Zhao Li Ying, Zhu Zi Xiao, and Zhou Dong Yu. The trailer is stunning to be honest with crispy colors and plenty of dark contrast. Very melancholic. The story takes place in the Qing dynasty with two girls starting out as friends. They enter the palace and things begin to fall apart because one wants to climb the ladder at all costs. And I see many, many bed scenes! GAH! Yu Zheng! What did you do to my cute puppies? Turning them all villainy and lustful, drowning in power and desires!
Poster: Zhao Li Ying sheds her innocent and cute image for a scheming concubine. No worries, because young Dong Yu will be taking over that pure look!
Zhao Li Ying’s secret lover in the movie, played by Zhu Zi Xiao. I remember him in a few dramas.
This man has played countless princey roles, hasn’t he? Can’t blame the casting director.
HOHOHOHO! I don’t know whether I’m ready for this!
Not once but twice?!
- I’m glad Zhao Li Ying is moving out of her comfort zone but….I’m not sure I’ll be able to stomach this. But she does the scheming, conniving look very well, which surprises me. She always looks so cute, yunno. This is a nice change. And I can’t wait to see her do the slapping this time around! HAR! HAR!
- There are many young, rising actresses I don’t know, and Zhou Dong Yu, the other female lead, fits the bill. She’s so young! 92-er! Her pure smile against the backdrop of a cruel palace is riveting. The director knows what he’s doing.
- My caveat: YU ZHENG! He’s the writer! WAIIIIIIIIIIIII?