Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

YAY!! I’m so happy for her!! WEEEEEEEEEE~~~

A press conference was held a few hours ago and the production crew of The Monkey King 3: The Land of Beauty (西游记·女儿国) posted on weibo to welcome your highness! She replied with “My beloved subjects, I have arrived!” Lol. This role is a big step in her film career and I really hope it does well, and even if it doesn’t (story-wise?), she has some significant exposure. Honestly, I’m really surprised at the confirmation because we all know that her name isn’t as big as other big Film actress, but then I remember a saying: everyone starts out small. From no name to big name! Without the baby steps, how can one’s name becomes a powerhouse in the years to come?

Press Conference Stills:

I want some colors! Some colors Li Ying! Hey stylist rarely sees eye-to-eye with me. Lol. (I know, I’m picky!). Uploaded the press conference clip below for those interested when she’s revealed as the female ruler. heh.

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Director Zheng Bao Rui putting the crown on our girl.

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Wen Ning is the writer. He’s so small! XD

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Awww this picture is cute!

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Her female subjects. I’m getting worried now. Their pretzel hairstyles! LOL.

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Press Conference Clip:

  • This cracks me up. They created too much fake smoke and she struggled to find the steps down. HAHA. Good thing the men stepped forward to help our girl!
  • In another ranking by CBNweekly for most valuable star in Chinese trade, Li Ying ranked 8th! Only behind Hu Ge (#1), Angelababy, Deng Chao, Fan Bing Bing, Liu Tao, Jay Chou, Lu Han (in this order). 🙂

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  1. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    OMG……..yessssssssssssssssss! Atta girl. She totally deserve this exposure. I am so happy for her. Big top actresses have to start from somewhere. I am so pleased for her. More interesting projects. Thank you for your updates Kap. This is excellent news. Although her dress is a little too “pastely” (does this word even exist..?) she does look glowing and seemed to have regain a little meat on her face. Go go Liying go!

    • 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

      Her dress colors seem the same creamy colors lately. Middle split hair is the least sexy! Lol!

      Excited for our girl! 😉

  2. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    I knew it! I always thought she was already a top-rated star though, didn’t realize she need more exposure in film making. I think the dress is sooo beautiful, only if the backside can be less heavy then it’ll be even better. It’s cool that she seems a bit shorter than the other ladies, a new and better taste to welcome a tiny queen, hope she’s going to kick asses.

    • 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

      She’s definitely bigger in TV/drama as compared to the film industry. 🙂

  3. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    Wow…if she’s anything like Gong Li’s White Bone Demon she will still the spotlight. Though it’s a bit of a gamble to go up against Gong Li, you know everyone and their mum is bound to compare one big bad with the next, and I’m afraid in terms of acting and charisma she will likely lose out, hopefully the script can do justice. At least she’ll definately be noticed in this role.

    From memory though, this character wasn’t an outright baddie, anyone wished to clarify?

    • 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

      Don’t worry, this trilogy adaptation don’t follow the novel too much anyway, I think this role has potential to be awesome. She is the ruler of the female kingdom after all. What she want, she will get. 😀

  4. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    Congrats to our lovely Li Ying! Best of wishes. Hopefully they write an awesome role.

    I felt Aaron Kwok saved this franchise. He should’ve been the Monkey King from the start. Then again it wasn’t entirely Donnie’s fault, the script for the first movie was just bad. lol The second part had problems too, but overall it was written much better.

    This one I am excited for. Not just because of Li Ying, but because it’s base on the all female kingdom arc. I mean, just look at all the pretty ladies! Who cares about Sun Wukong, or if the script suck. The ladies!!

    If the Monk don’t marry Li Ying, the monk has issues.

    This stage is dominated by pretty ladies. That’s up my alley! 😀

  5. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    Aww congrats LiYing- happy for her- like an important new chapter. Thought she looks very ethereal – only if they the stylist dont keep splitting her hair down the middle and in a severe manner. Something softer or wavy or different parting would look even better.

    • 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

      You’re reading my soul right now. The middle split! YES! She looked stunning with the waves and yellow dress at some event last year. Ahhh ~

  6. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    Aaron Kwok, William Feng (Hopefully he does it again) and Zhao Li Ying? Star Studded Lineup!!

  7. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    Errrmiiigerddd!!! YESHHHH!!! I was hoping she gets the role regardless of some of the doubts that her name isn’t big enough (film industry wise) to star in the movie.

    I do agree the middle split looks unflattering to pair with the dress, I would prefer a little more volume to her hair.

    LOOOOOL!!! Now I’m crossing my fingers that the hairdos won’t actually be that pretzel inspired look because.. LORD!! Wth! I know Li Ying supposedly loves food but they don’t need to spoil her to this extent T-T

  8. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    So only ZLY is big name compare to other. They seem unfamiliar to me. Not sure with huge budget 500M Yuan and they cast her as the biggest role. Unbelievable!

    Since this adaptation focus much on love (monk & queen), and Feng Shaofeng as a monk again, it’s understandable that young actress was cast as the queen. . So FSF + ZLY will be a good pairing.

    Anyway, congrats to her. With this project (and another one with Han Han), she will become the big name in film industry. Maybe we won’t see her in drama anymore.

    • 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

      Hopefully that’s not the case because I dislike how people disappear from dramas into films alone. Movies are so boring now a day, 100% dependency on technology alone (although dramas might be around 80% too anyway haha), forgive my exaggerations, but even Zhang Ziyi was rumored to turn to drama land now. Drama rocks! 😀

      I agree FSF and ZLY would be a good match, reminds me of him and YM together. I could barely hear ZLY voice in the video, don’t know if it’s just the quality but made it seems like she spoke very soft due to shyness, she must be very nervous. I really don’t see a difference between film and drama beside the length of their storyline, with ZLY acting experience this far I’m sure there won’t be any problem. Instead of seeing Gong Li with Zhang Ziyi or FBB together in one movie, ZLY would def. be the better choice. Besides shes got huge amount of fans, that’s going to draw even more attention to the movie.

  9. 14 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying confirms as female ruler in The Monkey King 3

    Wow. It’s a big film role for her!

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