Everyone is having press conferences this week for their show. Grouping these two press conferences together since they were closer in dates. Yes. An excuse to post all the pretty boys in one post. HEH.
More to come ~
Up first is fantasy drama The Magic Star (奇星记) led by Leo Wu Lei and Chen Xiang, along with Zhang Yu Xi, Zheng He Hui Zi, and Steven Hao. This is like the reunion of child stars all in one project. Leo is taller than Chen Xiang now! Burrr. Set in the Song Dynasty, the story follows 5 key players as they search for the magic star existed in legends – one that can bring peace and order back to the chaotic world they have come to know. Leo Wu plays a brave but careless young teenager, not knowing he is half demon until his powers are activated. Chen Xiang is a kind, self-sacrificing royal member who hides his innermost thoughts deep down. WHAT? Dude, I’m gonna kill you! Our female lead is hot-tempered and stubborn, but joining the team helps her turn her rashness around. Second female lead is the doctor of the group – gentle and wise. Steven rounds out the cast as a young, sincere man who loves to cook and eat.
Directed by Huang Zu Quan (Legendary Swordsman 2004, Xin Xiao Shi Yi Lang), filming began in early January and plans to run for 30 episodes.
You little heart-breaker! Magic Star is the first project he chose without seeking advice from his family. He read the script, liked it, and accepted it all without them knowing. During the press conference, when teased who is more handsome between him and Hu Ge, he answers wittily, “Of course it’s Hu Ge gege, both inside and outside.” Aww. You little fanboy! But he adds that in the future, instead of looks, he would like to be compared with Hu Ge gege in terms of acting. Great response.
Handsome Chen Xiang. But why are you hanging around all these kids? XD
Leading lady, Zhang Yu Xi. In a couple of movies like Money And Love, The Taking of Tiger Mountain 3D, and The New Year’s Eve of Old Lee.
Second female lead is another adorable young actress in Zheng He Hui Zi. She was in Ma Tian Yu’s comedy movie, Surprise.
Steven Hao. Yep. The chubby companion in most of Ashton Chen’s movies. Nice to see him venturing back into dramaland!
Posters and stills from the drama.
Zhang Jun Ning.
The elders. LOL.
Awww reuniting He Me Tian and Jackie Lui!
Second is the drama adaptation of Fei Wo Si Cun’s Seige in Fog (迷雾围城) with OTP in Elvis Han (Wu Xin The Monster Killer) and Sun Yi (Fifteen Years of Waiting for Migratory Birds). The story follows arrogant third master (Elvis) of a powerful family falling in love at first sight with a pretty young maiden (Sun Yi) and uses every means possible to force her hand in marriage, despite her harboring a crush on another man (Jeremy Tsui). In the beginning of a coerced marriage, she resents him and rejects all his advances and gestures of love, but their love story slowly develops after going through obstacles in times of war and chaos. However, things get interesting/complicated when her old flame returns to become her husband’s assistant. Ruh Roh!
To be honest, I’m not fond of Fei’s novels and her love stories but then they have to cast these two as leads. T____T. What to do?!
Directed by Lai Shui Ching (The Magic Blade, The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils) and He Shu Pei (Legend of Fragrance, Liu Shan Men), and written by Guo Bao Xian (Sealed With A Kiss, A Clear Midsummer Night), Siege in Fog has no decided number of episodes yet.
Sun Yi. Rising so fast this girl!
OTP cheesing it out.
Other cast members: Jeremy Tsui, Kelsey Lv, Rossie Zheng Luo Qian, Zou Ting Wei, Kong Chui Nan.
First Official Poster of the Republican drama. Looking good you two.