Behind-The-Scenes videos: Tribes and Empires, Ever Night, Legend of Fu Yao, Sweet Dreams

You know me, I love behind-the-scenes videos. These Chinese productions have hundreds of workers on locations every day, so it’s not strange to see how fast they can shoot a drama within 3 months (usually modern), day-in-day-out. What we see onscreen is a the final results of blood and sweats and watching these videos always shows a new level of appreciation for the crew who works tirelessly behind the cameras all-year long.

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First trailers: Chen Kun’s The Rise of Phoenixes, Wu Jin Yan’s Story of Yan Xi’s Palace, Zhang Yi Shan’s Chong Er’s Preach

Of the three dramas, I’m only interested in the one pictured above…. can you blame me!?

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Chen Kun’s The Rise of Phoenixes drops generous amount of character stills

What’s the occasion? Drama The Rise of Phoenixes drops a wagon of character stills just an hour ago. We usually get like 6 or 9 stills but over 20?! Thank-you for being generous production team! The rich and dark color palette stands out. SO PRETTY!

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Yang Mi’s Legend of Fu Yao releases first set of Character Stills

I love how whenever they dress Yang Mi as a male, she looks the same in all her dramas with that cute little scholar hat. Lol. Legend of Fu Yao (扶摇) is adapted from the novel written by Tian Xia Gui Yuan and began filming on June 27th and plans to film for about 5 months.

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Legend of Fu Yao reveals Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan Character Posters

We finally have a peek at the styling for our OTP – Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan in their upcoming period drama Legend of Fu Yao (扶摇皇后), an adaptation from the novel written by Tian Xia Gui Yuan, same author behind Chen Kun’s The Rise of Phoenixes. And I’m happy to report that both look good! Yang Mi had horrendous styling in Eternal Love that I still can’t get over them (lol), so am glad they made her look very pretty here!

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Chen Kun and Ni Ni’s The Rise of Phoenixes releases First Stills

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.

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Ethan Ruan confirmed as Yang Mi’s leading man in Empress Fu Yao

The two cast mates, Yang Mi and Ethan Ruan, have outed their confirmation on weibo today using wordplay. Congratulations! It’s interesting, isn’t it? Collaboration with another Taiwanese actor. Fu Yao is based on the novel (Empress Fu Yao) written by Tian Xia Gui Yuan, same author behind Chen Kun’s The Rise of Phoenixes. As for the storyline, there’s a time-traveling element but as always it will be removed. Our heroine is strong-willed and a smart girl, she works as an archeologist before the tomb collapses and she’s sent back in time. She’s shameless, loves money, pretty boys (lol!). There are palace fights, journey in jianghu, and missions where she must collect “secret orders” of the five pearls by undergoing many dangerous expeditions. I don’t know what that means. Will find out more details later. Or you book lovers can tell me the spoilers. =D

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The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

Alrighty. The OTP is complete! Upcoming period drama, The Rise of Phoenixes (凰权弈天下) has confirmed Chen Kun months ago and now Ni Ni is a positive addition. The Rise of Phoenixes 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.

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