Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

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.

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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….

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  1. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    I love Zhu’s face in contemporary setting with Wang Li Kun. I can’t imagine him in an ancient setting, which is good. I must watch 🙂

  2. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    Wow wow wow!!! Looking forward to this! Just Tang Wei’s name in the cast list is enough to make me watch!

  3. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    C’mon Zhu Yawen, you must do this!

  4. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    Zhu Ya Wen in a historical drama? Now that i want to see. I can’t even imagine him in it lol

  5. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    Omg wasn’t before there was some rumous that Tang Yan was going to do this drama. But I absolutely love Tang Wei, dunno if she’s done historical dramas before but knowing its her. You can expect good acting for sure, you gotta have a capable female lead int his type of role. So so excited!

  6. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    All the plots of women-centric palace dramas sound cliche af – somehow it’s always a growth story of a young girl to a powerful woman later on. But I’m excited to see big names come back to dramaland.

    • 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

      I’m okay with woman-centric dramas but I wish they do not give the Queen extra love interests like the others. I mean one of the main points of the story is that the King was devoted to her only, so it feels out of context that she had other male suitors, especially when the King was still living.

      • 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

        I meant the Empress and the Emperor, not the Queen and the King.

  7. 9 thoughts on “Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

    Her first project since her marriage? I like her in movies though..she is gorgeous

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