Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

And guys, we have another queen running around for next year! Tang Wei confirmed this drama back in October and today the drama has begun filming with its main cast. Male lead is Zhu Ya Wen (Across the Ocean to See You) and supporting cast includes the lovely ladies Sun Xiao Xiao and Deng Jia Jia. Empress of the Ming is an upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of Lian Jing Zhu Yi’s novel 六朝纪事. 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 Xiaogongzhang who was the spouse of Emperor Xuande, fourth fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty.

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Booting Ceremony 12/18:

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Zhu Ya Wen.

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Deng Jia Jia. I think I’m too early for Sun Xiao Xiao’s confirmed poster. Lol.

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Sun Xiao Xiao.

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Wu Yue.

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Sorry, only low quality pictures so far! More!

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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.

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  1. 3 thoughts on “Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

    Cast looks solid.

    Emperor Hongxi’s empress was surnamed Zhang, whereas Tang Wei’s character name is Sun Ruowei. If we go by the surnames, I think she would be playing the 5th emperor Emperor Xuanzong’s empress instead.

    I’ve never read the book to this but I should probably pick it up sometime.

    • 3 thoughts on “Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

      They didn’t have the character names before so I was merely blind-guessing. Lol. But saw the names this morning, yep, fifth emperor!

      • 3 thoughts on “Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

        And I just saw my mistake writing Xuanzong. Caffeine-free Monday is totally not working lol.

        Thanks Kap!

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