Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

If I have to be completely honestly, I’m not that thrilled with this news. Lol. There was a phase in my life where Feng Shao Feng made me swoon but that phase has long been gone. Maybe this drama will reel me back with his hotness? He’s confirmed to be Zhao Li Ying‘s leading man in The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan (庶女明兰传) written by Guan Xin Ze Luan, contrary to all the rumored actors.

This made me think back to Li Ying’s interview with Sina where she’s asked to describe the three latest actors she works with. Lin Geng Xin is a husky, Kris Wu is an angry bird, and Feng Shao Feng is a white horse….because he’s the Prince on a white horse, the reason being he’s the Monk in the Monkey King 3, and now the prince in her new series. Well, well, well.

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Synopsis [Subject to change with future edits] The story follows our heroine through her youth, into her adulthood, and well into her marriage life as well. She’s the 6th child of the Sheng household. Though she is an intelligent and beautiful child, she was not loved by her family (her dad, her sisters, her mom dies early.) She has to hide her intelligence and suffers through the years, hoping to avenge for her mom. During this process she will meet many friends and foes, one of which is our male lead, Gu’s second son, Gu Ting Ye. He has helped and mistreated her before, but also the one to witness her sharp wits and lonely soul. After they get married, they will work together as a power couple, managing the new King’s regime as well as harvesting a world of happiness on their own. This is what they have released the other day about the synopsis. [Credit: Kappy]

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Where to Read the Translated Novel?:
01. Being translated by Alpenglowpaled

Produced by Hou Hong Liang (Nirvana In Fire, Ode To Joy), directed by Zhang Kai Zhou (Battle of Changsha, Ode To Joy 2), and written by Zeng Lu & Wu Tong (both writers of Battle of Changsha), The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan plans to have 70 episodes and filming starts in June 2017.

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  1. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    Well. At least you can be assured he doesn’t feature very prominently? Hahaha. He is suppose to be a general and leaves for war often 🙈

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      I’m stuck in a dilemma now. If it’s a good story, I really want my OTP to stick together! LOL.

      Girl can’t have the best of both worlds, it seems.

  2. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    ohh mixed feelings…. i dont even noe how to describe

  3. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    kappy and choco ruined this show for me. now all i can think of is huang xuan in a uniform in this time period. so angsty and hot!!

    feng shao feng….if only we could go back to palace/gong time. lols

  4. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    Liying deserves a better male lead. But I guess they had to find a balance between a known name but not so known they will turn down a female-centric drama.

  5. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    Kris Wu as an angry bird lol I can see that! It’s those eyebrows! Speaking of, they were really adorable together in the latest episode of 72 Floors. I want to see more of them!

  6. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    FSF, despite not being very well liked, is a pretty big name in China. They will likely change the script a little to feature more of him.

  7. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    I trust this will be of high standard since the producer is Hou Hongliang.

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      Me too. Putting my hopes in their basket of quality. Lol.

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      Also, writers are from Battle of Changsha.

  8. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    What a surprise! Should be highly anticipated if all goes well with them in MK3.

  9. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    This casting came from nowhere lol! Looking on the bright side, it’s probably better than people like Yang Shuo, and Jerry Yan who were rumoured to be in the running. Though I really do want to see Zhang Bo in a drama that isn’t so proper…

    And can I just say that I actually prefer FSF to Huang Xuan? *runs away*

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      Oh noo, poor HX… not. LOL.
      I understand why you would prefer FSF to HX since the guy in the novel was older and has “edgy” vibe. I’m just not drawn to FSF and his last projects have been meh to me. If they ever match JY with ZLY, then I would cry lol. YS is okay… although the contrast in looks would be jarring.

  10. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    honestly not impressed that feng shao feng is the leading man for this project, maybe because his last few projects didn’t impress me. i imagined someone strong, big, and manly for this role. aww the story sounds too good to miss though

  11. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    My heart skip a beat reading the headline minglan news, but its just that one skip and calmed down. Mixed feeling about the male lead, between its finally clear whose gonna be the one and not really expecting FSF to be the one. Hoping that he will lived up the role just like old times with ariel lin in lan ling wang. I think with hardworking and perseverance ZLY as female lead, she can bring out the best in him again just like what she did to her other co-lead. She just have that charisma and influence in whatever works she done.

    When will i see my dream OTP of ZLY and Hu Ge? or maybe mark zhao? *cry and pray to drama gods*

  12. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    I would have preferred another lead, someone she hasn’t worked with before. But at least I know he can act. And who knows after watching MK3 we will find it a great idea.^^

  13. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    Oh.

    Can’t say I’m happy with this casting. I don’t know what it is about Feng Shao Feng but lately he gives me the creeps.

  14. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    Oh dear! I am not too thrilled either. I was hoping for a new OTP:((
    FSF is ok but he is too much of a gentleman and in the novel the male lead is a sexy rascal !
    I have read more than half the book in anticipation of this.

  15. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    I’m not a fan of FSF either but I feel worse about Jry Yan and Yang Shuo. I’m surprised to read several other non-fan comments for FSF. I didn’t think there are so many out there like me when it comes to fsf. I avoid watching fsf the last few years for a different reason. I find FSF’s acting too ‘chok’. Similar to HXM in HXM’s dramas in the last few years.

    I hope MingLan will turn out a lot better than PA.

  16. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    Not what I wanted, but it could have been worse. Like someone else said they needed a popular actor that was willing to give the main lead to the female. Also, at least FSF can act. I am now looking forward to the rest of the male casting. I have this list of actors I would love to cooperate with ZLY and it never happens.
    Production teams sound good so I have high hopes.

  17. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    I have never seen any of FSF dramas before so I cannot and will not judge. He is good looking which is something and he will look the “older” part. Much as I like YY and Kris and want them as male leads, they just look so young and unbelievable for this role. Yang Shuo…..well, he looks too old and I did want someone relatively young and good looking for our baby LY 🙂 On another note, I am very much enjoying PA and 72 floors. But this is only me.

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      You are not the only one enjoying them. I am too. PA is my new crack drama. I just think there are more people complaining about it because the trailer gave a more serious vibe, while the drama is obviously targeting a younger audience.

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      Lol. Trust me Wuxialovers, if PA is not entertaining me, there wouldn’t be continuous news and recaps of it every week. I don’t dedicate time to things I don’t enjoy. XD

      Having complaints doesn’t mean it’s not a fun drama to watch. I still sneak in bathrooms at work to catch the previews! LOL. Complaining is a form of disappointment in this case, of what it could have been, if given to a more serious production company and in the hands of a better director.

      • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

        Ha ha ha…..it was thanks to you and the team who takes time to recap for us. Complaining is healthy. Trust me, I complain too from time to time. PA is getting super interesting now so I am glad I continued on with it. Anyway, for Minglan, I really hope that it will be good. Any news on the release date for the New Eternal Wave Kappy?

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      Me three! Loving 72! LY and the Wu guys are super cute.

      I am on break from nursing school. Time to watch PA! 😊

  18. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    I am unfamiliar with Feng Shao Feng in general, why is he is unpopular? I thought he was OK in LanLingWang. Is it because of his personal life?

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      I think he has a lot of fans… I was one of them in his early career as an actor. I think it’s more due to his latest projects not instilling feelings with the mass. I do hope he can bring me back into his good graces. Lol.

    • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

      He ruined himself with Ice Fantasy.Then following drama “The starry Night,the starry sea” was okay but his female lead was lacking a lot.

      Personality wise,his reputation went downhill after he broke up with Ni Ni and rumored to date much younger actress.But then,he never really explain or do anything about those rumors.

      I still like him actually.He can act but he tends match up his acting level to co-stars.But I am not worried with ZYL.And why should I? ☺

      • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

        NiNi is about a decade younger than FSF. Since then, he had been rumored to be involved with Victoria Song and then spotted with Lin Yun, both women in their 20’s.

      • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

        Ice Fantasy flopped so bad that it redefined the word “flop”.

        • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

          Now I am quite curious what that means. Bad ratings?

        • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

          @Maymay: The ratings were on a downward trend, from 0.9 at the start to I think 0.3~0.4. Mind you, it was aired on Hunan too. It’s also rated 3.0 on Douban by the viewers. AND it’s the laughing stock of all netizens. LOL.

        • 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

          Ouch. I skipped that because it was overly fantastical…And I’m not a huge fan of anyone in that show. But with a cast that great I suppose it’s a bitter pill to swallow. Not sure why but FSF always seems anemic in his character stills…maybe he is better in motion? I didn’t even watch gong so I really can’t say.

  19. 34 thoughts on “Feng Shao Feng confirmed for The Legend of the Concubine’s Daughter Ming Lan

    LOL why am I almost the only one a little thrill since FSF never got any satisfying actress near him for so long, him with ZLY would be a good match, reminds me of Fengmi and he really looks a lot like Qi Ji too for those past shippers. Hopefully FSF will continue to act charismatic and loyal like eight prince again despite his old age. I don’t think it would be too bad of a match, Liu yun or Guan xiaotong would be creepy if he’s casting with them, ZLY grown much older in Princess Agents, it’s surprising how fast that happened when she has such a young little girl look in journey of flower. Hate how they wasted her youth away with useless characters such as YWX.

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