The pretty is here~! The pretty is here! But we don’t get to see Ni Ni’s full blown gown because she’s cross-dressing as a male in this first batch of stills with a very interested Chen Kun seeking her out from the crowd. Heh. Upcoming period drama, The Rise of Phoenixes (凰权弈天下) is based on the novel Huang Quan written by Tian Xia Gui Yuan (pen name). Our male lead is a scheming sixth prince Ning Yi (Chen Kun). Female lead, Feng Zhi Wei (Ni Ni), is an illegitimate daughter of a kingdom who is later framed for a crime and evicted, which leads to her cross-dressing into a famous academy and shines with her keen intelligence. She then seeks vengeance against those who wronged her. This sounds pretty awesome based on the reviews and it’s nice to have our both of our leads as smart and cunning people, sometimes cruel in order to obtain what they want.
Chen Kun. I’m so used to his playful tactics on variety shows, it’s hard to not laugh when I see his serious face. Lol. He must be a riot BTS!
Ni Ni. 🙂
Chen Kun posted this backside picture of Ni Ni a few weeks ago, welcoming her on set.
Zhao Li Xin.
Ni Da Hong.
It is directed by close acquaintances Shen Yan and Liu Hai Bo, who have worked together numerous times before, including Through The Mystery and Chinese Style Relationship. Participating in the script includes novel author Tian Xia Gui Yuan, Zou Yue (Beauty at the Crossfires), and Wang Pei. The Rise of Phoenixes plans to have 70 episodes. GAH.