Her last drama is dated back in 2007. I have only known Tang Wei in movieland so it’s a surprise she also started out like many big movie stars back in the days, doing smaller roles in dramaland. The rumor has been floating around for a bit but she attended the press conference yesterday and is confirmed as the female lead of upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of Lian Jing Zhu Yi’s novel 六朝纪事 known as Empress of the Ming (大明皇妃孙若微传). It’s a palace drama and she will be portraying the character from youth well into old age, first as best friend (grew up together) with the future emperor before becoming his wise and capable Empress, and their love runs solely for 50 years. From the description, looks like she’s playing Empress Zhang who was the first spouse of Emperor Hongxi, fourth emperor of the Ming dynasty. No confirmed male lead yet by Zhu Ya Wen name is up in the air.
Tang Wei at press conference. She’s a true class act. I really adore her unconditionally, compared to other bigger mainstreamers.
Directed by An Jian (Decoded) and Zhang Ting (Meng’s Palace) and written by An Jian and Dai Jin (The Magical Dou), Empress of the Ming is slated to have 60 episodes. That number could go up….