On the small screen of course.
Directed by Lin He Long (Miss Shanghai Sweetheart, Devil Beside You), Cruel Romance is currently filming in Shanghai, also set in 1930s. My my, if I have money lying around, I’d fly to Shanghai this season because it seems like ALLLLL upcoming Chinese dramas are being filmed in Shanghai at the same time. Chances of bumping into one star isn’t hard. No? But boy! AM! I! Excited! For! This! One!!! Gorgeous cast and lovely official stills. The slick trailer was shown at the press conference held a few days ago, which you can find at the end of this post. Joe Chen continues to shine every time I see her. Place her next to bad boy Huang Xiao Ming and we have our classic trope of all drama tropes. Hard-working fresh face, Kimi
Liang Qiao, adds a youthful glow to the love triangle with his brand of good guy presence (or maybe it’s the long-term effect of Female Prime Minister?)
Official Stills: Huang Xiao Ming plays Mobster Prince, while Joe Chen is the bright, brave girl turned hard-core because of the circumstances she’s repeatedly thrown in. She looks like a servant below, no? That’s because their relationship starts out on the wrong foot (surprise?) and she ends up working in his place for a period of time.
Poor Kimi. Like a puppy.
Character stills, click to enlarge. I like these. The creative team’s effort is seen.
Qi Ji. He’s the craze-eyed villain here. I haven’t seen him in anything yet but his profile says he was the lead in Cuo Dian Yuan Yang with my girl crush Zhao Li Ying. Puleease! I don’t have time! Anyone? Good?
Cruel Romance Press Conference:
Wow, the actor Qi Ji really towers over everyone!
They look cute together. HXM’s face!
This drama is going to be a hit, isn’t it? Joe has a natural affinity with the audience, which has been a plus for her in the very beginning with hits like Prince Turns to Frog and Fated to Love You.
Joe marveling at Jia Rong’s sisters. 😀
Oh Joe. Why must you put everyone on duty by wearing a dress that has a lengthy tail?! [email protected] Kimi’s face.
I need to see this sequence in action. Everyone fusses around the tail. hehe. 😛
Even sitting down is a difficult task. What’s she going to do when her bladder demands a release? o.o
90-second Trailer for Cruel Romance:
- The action sequences look really good! Apparently, Huang Xiao Ming takes small part in the directing as well. I can’t wait for this!