Those who have watched The Legend of Qin will find this story right up your alley because it tells the story of Tian Ming’s parents or at least, his beautiful mother. Adapted from the novel, The Legend of Qin: Li Ji Story (秦时明月之丽姬传), the official English title is The King’s Woman (丽姬传). Our female lead’s beauty is the cause of all troubles and I think they are spot-on in casting Dilraba Dilmurat. But I’m confused at the synopsis, looks like they have made changes…
Side-note: Isn’t it funny that in the remake of She’s Pretty, Dilraba plays an unattractive woman and here, she’s the most beautiful? Lol…
Stills from Booting Ceremony 12/7:
More on the story (novel): Everyone’s lovable K.O aka Vin Zhang Bin Bin will play Qin Shi Huang (born as Ying Zheng) (WHAT? Where’s her lover Jing Ke?). Major changes. In the novel, our heroine, Gong Sun Li, is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gong Sun Yu. Jing Ke (first disciple) and Sun Li are childhood lovers and were forced to escape when Qin troops attacked. However, Sun Li’s wall-shattering beauty seizes the interest of the Qin Emperor, Ying Zheng (Zhang Bin Bing), and she’s captured and sent to his palace. It’s then that she discovers she’s pregnant with Jing Ke’s child (Tian Ming). Ying Zheng treats him as if he’s his own child. The tragic day arrives when Jing Ke tries to assassinate Ying Zheng and dies trying. Sun Li (known then as Li Ji) also succumbs on the same day, leaving orphan Tian Ming to escape the palace with Han Shen, Jing Ke’s good friend.
Looks like there’s no Jing Ke in the drama synopsis and Sun Li slowly falls in love with Ying Zheng. Sounds like a palace drama….
Li Tai, Liu Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Bin Bin.
Liu Chang is so tall. Look at what he’s doing behind everyone with his legs! Lol.