And you thought The Legend of White Snake was cute? Wait till you see the kiddie version of Hua Mu Lan (花木兰)! I couldn’t stop smiling at the kids in soldiers uniforms! The same group of child actors from the program Star of Tomorrow. I think it’s a genius idea for the kids to have a feel of acting and simply enjoying the sets, equipment, and making life-long friends. It’s precious!
Interesting direction. Hunan’s remake of The Legend of White Snake aired last week to successful ratings, providing hope to their other serial remakes such as Third Sisters Liu, The White Haired Girl, etc…. They are using this chance to introduce potential child actors found through the program Star of Tomorrow. Much as it is a tribute to classic television works, it also aims to educate the younger actors and audience of traditional customs, without putting pressure and tailored training to the batch of fresh faces and allowing them to act as they feel. They are between the ages of 6-12. When I say potential, the program director clarified that the kids chosen don’t necessarily go into acting as a career. It’s sorta like a summer program for most of them.