Interesting direction. Hunan’s remake of The Legend of White Snake aired last week to successful ratings, providing hope to their other serial remakes such as Third Sisters Liu, The White Haired Girl, etc…. They are using this chance to introduce potential child actors found through the program Star of Tomorrow. Much as it is a tribute to classic television works, it also aims to educate the younger actors and audience of traditional customs, without putting pressure and tailored training to the batch of fresh faces and allowing them to act as they feel. They are between the ages of 6-12. When I say potential, the program director clarified that the kids chosen don’t necessarily go into acting as a career. It’s sorta like a summer program for most of them.
Our Xu Xian and
his her White Snake. I like that they used a female actress to play Xu Xian too! She’s good.
Tao Yi Xi (10) as White Snake. Zhou Zhi Ying (9) as Xu Xian. Miss Tao skipped the awkward stage or what? She’s a future heart-breaker! In parenthesis is their age.
White Snake with Green Snake played by Liu Dai En (9).
Chen Yu Heng (12) as Fa Hai! Lol.
Combined Version of the Short Serial Remake (each episode is about 20 mins, total of 5, I believe):
Better quality here. They are just sooo kute and precious! Anything to pull the kids away from cellphones and facebook is a check+ in my book!