Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

This show is gonna kill me with all the teasing pictures! Can I get them all at the same time? But yes, we finally get a look at the big bad Daddy of the series in Nicky Wu! I don’t know, he looks great…. but more like a Mongolian King and less of the demon lord. Lol.

Stills:

Nicky Wu plays Lu Pao and it looks like he’s pretty powerful and serious in this version. In the 1990s version, the character is quite pathetic and an advantage taker! He even has horns sticking out of his head. LOL.

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Looks like Daddy doesn’t like his daughter fooling around with the good guys! In the TVB version, Lu Pao wants to take Ding Yin (William Chan)’s power for himself.

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Is she calling for my help to save her? Don’t worry Li Ying, I will call Shi Shi for you! 😛

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Sneaking in two OTP stills. 🙂

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*gasp* Is that necessary Daddy? You’re gonna chain her up!

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I do hope we get some nice father-daughter moments. Don’t remember the last time she has a moment with her parents in dramas.

Can’t wait to see more stills of the disciples. We know there are quite a few of them – both good guys and bad guys.

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  1. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    An expensive dslr camera will make anything look good. Dayum, they all do look good. What great lighting too!?! Now, let’s move onto the motion picture cameras and which station will monopolize this puppy, again. Ahem. Oh, and let’s chant together… “Please, no dubbing. Ohm-is-it-too-much-to-ask-for-it. Please, no dubbing.”

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      Lol, praying for no dubbing… Ah…. the good old days!

      I sincerely hope it’s not HunanTV as I have noticed the uncut version comes out severely late and that ruins my buzz!

  2. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    man they all look PERFECT!! love the details on the costumes!

    i just realized zhao li ying is the same age as nicky wu’s to-be wife!! and here he’s playing ZLY’s dad. oh th irony!

    dubbing is like a given already, keane! lols.

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      Hhaha! I forgot about that. LSS looks more mature so I think people easily forget she’s younger.

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        Weibo netizens were giving liying a hard time when she responded to the stills last week with her “daddy” comment because of that. 🙂

        Frea — I think they already are married — or at least, they’ve already gotten their little red books/licenses, so in China, even if they don’t have a wedding yet, they’re already legally married.

        And I agree, dubbing is inevitable.

        And didn’t some channel already buy up the rights to air it already? I remember it being a big deal because they bought the rights to air and put it in the schedule even before they started filming. It wasn’t HunanTV…

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          The bullies on social media give me a headaches.

          Now that you brought it up, I remember somewhat of the deal but hazy on the channel station…

  3. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    LOL I agree Nicky definitely looks more like a Mongolian king than a demon lord 😀

    I still reckon William looks like he’s cosplaying Baili Tusu in the OTP stills with ZLY … it’s the hair and that costume 😀

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      Yi Feng needs to get his butt over here and charge William! 😀

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        LOL I love watching Li Yifeng and WIlliam’s antics – their bromance is awesome 😀

        (Just continuing our previous discussion of 诛仙 here) It’s funny you mentioned that because my mom’s convinced that Li Yifeng is more suited to play a villain than the sweet puppies his roles have always been. We have a little bet going on (between mom and me) about whether LYF will act better as a villain or as a good guy hahaha 😀

        Well, if Legend of Fragrance proves to be an example, LYF is ace at the sweet puppy but the potential for villainy is also there … melodrama aside, I think he played his character really well – his character showcased more acting ability than Baili Tusu did, actually, as much as I love my Susu 🙂

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          He nailed the puppy roles several times, it’s time to angst in out and play a villain that’s hard to hate!

          Interesting bet going on there! So cute. I want to weigh in and get a virtual cookie if I win. 😀 His face naturally looks squishable.

          Yea, Susu…. didn’t stir any emotion in me. Lol.

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        As for female characters, there’s a lot of very interesting ones in 诛仙! I think out of the main characters, there are probably more girls than guys (cuz it’s more like 3-4 main girls and their stories are very linked to the main guy)…

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        It seems you and I have the same idea about LYF – I think his face is naturally good at the cute puppy look but my mom reckons that, while the bottom half of his face can pull off “sweet puppy”, he has potential villainy in his eyes (I LOLed so much the first time I heard that hahahaha). It’s funny cuz I didn’t understand what she meant until I paid closer attention (after she mentioned it) when watching Ancient Sword and Legend of Fragrance 😀

        Of course you can participate in the bet (and get that virtual cookie) 🙂 My mom told me to see if LYF plays any villainy roles in the future – she was like, “If I was a producer I’d make this kid play a villain.” 😀

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          LOL! Bottom half and top half. This is getting weird! We’re like those face-reading experts! 😛

          Your mom would make an interesting producer. Make him a cold-blooded killer!!!

          It was hard for me to fall in love with the main OTP in Ancient Sword because he was so unresponsive. I don’t think I finish even! One day! Sigh!

          EDIT// BTW, The Lost Tomb has an air date on June 1st! 12 episodes. ^^

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        LOL Susu isn’t exactly a character that showcases a lot of emotions – he’s stonefaced most of the time (unless he’s angsting or going on a rampage) 😀

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        LOL Mom and I are a bit weird when it comes to dramas and actors … especially my mom. No exaggeration, but after she watched Bubu Jingxin 3 years ago my mom was absolutely certain that Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi were destined to be together and it was like:

        Me: MOM! Do you have to be so delusional??? Dramas aren’t the same as real life!
        Mom: You think I don’t know that??? But with Nicky and LSS it’s different! They have the “couple look”! (the look that face readers say couples who are fated to be together have)
        Me: *sigh* Whatever you say, mom…

        Imagine my surprise (and my mom’s glee!) when news got out that Nicky and Shishi were dating. Then my mom was like, “They need to get married to seal the deal!” and she was so happy when she heard that Nicky and LSS were married now.

        It’s funny that you mentioned you couldn’t get into the OTP in Ancient Sword at all, because I was totally rooting for Susu and Qingxue the whole time 😀 (Different strokes for different folks, I guess) Even though Susu was “paralyzed face” most of the time LOL

        We had an interesting conversation after watching the series:

        Mom: Hmm, this kid playing Susu can act … but while he may play those sweet puppy/naive characters well with the bottom half of his face, there is cunning and toughness in his eyes and I bet in real life he’s definitely no sweet puppy.
        Me: … …
        Mom: If I was a producer I’d make this kid play a villain – not the big bad evil overlords but the ambitious cunning types.
        Me: …er OK…

        And YAY! So glad to hear Lost Tomb will come in June! With 12 eps it should be complete after my Finals so I guess I can fully enjoy it then! 😀

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          My mom no longer cares about good storyline or acting, as long as the couple is cute, she’s ALL OVER THEM. If they have a pet dog, she’s done for. 😀

          Your mom called it. Maybe she’s on to something. You can open a business for celebrity’s face-reading!!

          I think by uploading Ancient, my energy was drained from enjoying it. I haven’t finished a drama from beginning to end in a while. LIKE A WHILE. *shameful*

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        LOL well at least your mom’s way of watching dramas is fun! 😀 Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the pretty/cute 🙂

        Haha I’m not sure about the face-reading business but I guess it’s a fun way to pass the time! I don’t know anything about face-reading and I don’t think my mom does either – she just really likes to look at celebrities’ faces I think 😀

        Oooh, you haven’t watched dramas in a while? Thank you so much for your hard work in sharing all the dramas with us! I guess if you have to do all the encoding/uploading it kinda saps the energy you have for watching, especially with long dramas that run for 40+ episodes! That said, Ancient Sword was my favorite drama of 2014 and it was overall very enjoyable – interesting story and characters, lots of pretty people/costumes/scenery, and the soundtrack was awesome too. Li Yifeng’s singing voice always surprises me cuz it’s even prettier than his face 😀 They should get him to sing more often cuz he’s very good at it – I heard him sing live on TV shows and he sounds really pro 🙂

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          Fun?! She drives me crazy all the time squealing in the background (she watches drama behind my desk.) Every time she finds a new crack, the same cycle. She loves it when the guy is super smart but is soft to this one (very very not smart) girl.

          I watched dramas raw to check for glitches in my videos (skipping around parts), that’s about it. Last drama I watched more than 50% is Legend of the Fragrance and lord, I fast forwarded 60% of the time. Now that subtitle is in progress, I’ve been meaning to watch it properly with sub. Cruel Romance: I watched with my brain turned off to take screencaps. Lols.

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        LOL it sounds like your mom would really enjoy the dramas with the cool smart executive/boss who falls for the sweet innocent girl (like the Boss & Me series and some of Tang Yan’s modern dramas). Haha at least your mom can let her inner fangirl run wild when watching dramas 😀

        Oooh Legend of Fragrance. Not as great as Ancient Sword but it’s very melodramatic and showcases more acting ability than Ancient Sword. Shu Chang was exceptional and Li Yifeng was particularly good as the young master. He was good as Susu but I think he was even better here.

        The older actors like the guys who played Tang Yan’s dad and Li Yifeng’s dad and Tang Yan’s adoptive mom were excellent. Even the guy who played William’s younger brother was really good!

        I enjoyed Legend of Fragrance a lot more than I thought I would and if you do get time then I think it’s worth a watch 😀 Once again I have to thank you for all your hard work in encoding and sharing the dramas with us! 😀

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          I didn’t introduce her to Boss and Me (yet) because I know that lady wouldn’t leave me alone!

          I want to rewatch to understand Shu Chang’s story a bit better. I like her character best because it’s vastly different from her other roles and she nailed it. ^^

          Not a problem. This blog and these videos make my boring life fun and exciting! All the kool kids are here! *wink*

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        LOL I haven’t seen Boss & Me but I heard about the storyline and it sounds like something your mom would enjoy watching. Plus there are pretty faces in that series so that should help too 😀

        Shu Chang’s character was very complex – she’s constantly torn between her love and friendship for the Chinese side (William, Tang Yan, Li Yifeng’s characters) and her loyalty to her heartless and ambitious Japanese father who’s trying to destroy the Chinese and take over.

        Her ending with William’s character was a bloody tragedy and it was all her evil father’s fault (I won’t say anymore because I don’t wanna spoil the story for you).

        Shu Chang is an awesome actress and I really liked how subtle she was – nothing over-dramatic, just very natural and in-character.

        Li Yifeng really surprised me because his character had so many facets – from a playful and spoiled brat to a smart mature man who takes on heavy familial and societal responsibilities – and he was so natural and lively here. I was charmed by Susu but here he had charisma in spades! I think between Fragrance and Ancient Sword and all his interviews and appearances on Happy Camp, I’ve been totally won over by this guy 😀

        Tang Yan is very pretty and I’ve liked her since Chinese Paladin 3 from all those years back. William is a handsome guy and I really liked his character’s story with Shu Chang’s character.

        Yeah I really love hanging out here on AVV cuz as you said, it’s where all the good stuff is at! It’s really fun to discuss and share thoughts on dramas that we enjoy watching! I normally don’t have much time to watch anything (movies, dramas, etc.) so when I do I always try to make the best of it. It’s very hard to get my hands on Cdramas, etc. so you guys here at AVV are a Godsend! 😀 😀 😀

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          I’m on the last stretch of Boss and Me. You know I love Li Ying THIS MUCH but her character in there isn’t one of my favorites. XD

          I watched Fragrance‘s ending raw so I got the gist. Rewatching with eng sub should fill in the blank. 🙂

          Absolutely loved LOVED Tang Yan in CP3!! But she hasn’t made a splash with her modern idol roles these days. I feel like she needs a break because all her characters now have no distinction from each other. Bring back the beautiful, angst-ridden Tang Yan with stunning costumes! Lol.

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        Totally agree with you about Tang Yan. As much as I love her, the roles she’s been in lately aren’t all that much different: the sweet innocent pretty girl schtick gets old after a while and I think her role in CP3 is so beloved is because she was this beautiful angst-ridden character who was strong and brave and sacrificed everything for her true love…

        And she’s also stunning in ancient costume so I prefer her in period dramas rather than modern…

  4. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    ooooooo~ Nicky looks good :] Not quite my taste, but definitely looks good. xD Love ZLY’s makeup~~~ I wish I could wear that much makeup and look like a badass wuxia girl regularly without getting side-eyed 😛 The stills are so pretty and vibrant, though sometimes a liiiiittle excessive with the sparkling wisps and stuff xD

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      I like that despite all the make-up she’s wearing, she still looks recognizable. 🙂

      When I wear make-up, my friends say I look evil! Lol.

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        xDDDDD When I wear heavy makeup my friends think I’m out to kill someone. Then again, I kind of like the villain look so maybe they’re not too far off. xD

  5. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    Can’t wait for the trailer!! Yeah, since everyone else seems to be looking good, there is really no excuse for William’s unfortunate hair styling! 😀

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      I’m totally gonna flip when the trailer comes out!! Hopefully, William has other hairstyles to soothe over the fringe problem. Lol.

  6. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    So that’s why Nicky was sporting that weird looking hair for the picture with his wife on her birthday.

    ZLY is gorgeous in those stills but I’m still distracted by her eyebrows.

    William’s hair…well, it has seen better days. That’s all. XD

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      They are really long….but I will take that over her slug eyebrows in Boss and Me any day! Oh, the horror!

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        But those slug eyebrows were part of XSS’s appeal! Or maybe it’s just me. LOL.

        • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

          YESH! I can finally use this gif on someone that’s not me! XD

  7. 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

    Zhao Li Ying’s evil character has longer eyebrowns while her good one has shorter ones; is it just me? When will this drama come out? I can’t wait for it!!!!!!!!!

    • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

      They are still filming it ~ it will take a while and there’s the post-production of adding CGI and special effects. =)

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        Alright, now you’re just forcing me to go look it up. I can’t find the original posts anymore…but various media reports are still saying December of this year, on Jiang Su TV. Not sure that’s 100% dependable, but at least that’s what they’re saying…

      • 36 thoughts on “Nicky Wu as big bad daddy to Zhao Li Ying in The Legend of Zu

        Aw, would be a while then; will be waiting for it though. ZLY looks so awesome in this drama. Do you know if her other dramas will be on air anytime soon?

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