Interesting pair. I love me some Elvis Han but someone needs to feed Hu Bing Qing too. What’s with our actresses looking like walking sticks these days? 🙁 At least she doesn’t look ill (like the case of Sebrina). Veteran actress Gua Ah Leh will be reprising the grandma “heroine” role from the movie adaptation released earlier this year with Lu Han and Yang Zi Shan. 20 Once Again is the drama remake of hit Korean Movie, Miss Granny. Despite having already three versions of the same source material, I still haven’t watched the original movie yet! Chime in below if you have seen previous adaptations and your thoughts on the casting choices. I think it’s high time for me to get my hands on Miss Granny now.
Elvis Han, Hu Bing Qing, Qin Han, and Gua Ah Leh.
Booting Ceremony on the 17th: They danced and chat with reporters and I have to say, the older couple stole the thunder right under the youngins noses effortlessly.
Synopsis from Wiki With Name Changes: Shen Meng Jun (Gua Ah Leh) is a crotchety prideful 70-year-old widow who frequently finds faults with everyone around her. She takes pride in her ability to raise her son single-handedly, despite the poverty during the Cultural Revolution, to become a professor of a prestigious university. After several clashes with her own family, they decide it’s time for her to go to a nursing home. Feeling forlorn, she wanders the streets and impulsively decides to take a final portrait at a photo studio she happens by. Upon leaving, to her astonishment she realizes that she has been transformed back into her 20-year-old self. Given a magical second chance at youth, she changes her name to Meng Li Jun (Hu Bing Qing).
After Meng Jun’s transformation, she decides to keep her new identity a secret. She begins by renting a room from her trusted friend and past servant, Xiang Da Hai (Qin Han). Later, while accompanying Da Hai to the senior recreation center, she meets her long-time rival, a flirty senior woman. There, they had an epic singing battle in which Meng Jun wins. Meng Jun captured the crowd’s heart with her voice. While singing, a music director Tan Zhi Ming (Juck Zhang) enters and offers her a chance of a lifetime.
Elvis plays Niu Wen Zheng and he’s paired up with Bing Qing but I can’t find the corresponding character in the movie version. Lol.
20 Once Again Drama Version marks the third reunion of veteran pair Gua Ah Leh and Qin Han, both previously collaborated in 1978’s The Diary of Di-Di and 1980’s Poor Chasers. Aww. That’s so cute! When asked about his nice older guy role, Qin Han confessed that if it was 10 yeas ago, he wouldn’t accept it. But now that he’s older, he finds his simple-minded character quite sweet and silly with the glasses.
The younger pair in Hu Bing Qing and Elvis Han.
You two are boring! XD
Their little performance:
Bing Qing looks utterly adorable in this getup.
Musical Director Tan Zhi Ming is played by Juck Zhang (Romance of Condor Heroes). Oh boy, he looks cute! A rival to Elvis’s charms indeed.
Directing is Gao Lin Bao (Wu Xin The Monster Killer, The Journey of Flower) and Xu Hui Kang (Earth God and Earth Grandmother, Detectives and Doctors) and writing is Xu Zi Yuan (Wu Xin The Monster Killer). Filming begins yesterday.