As we have said before. Solid casting. An official trailer was dropped three days ago and here I’m talking about it now. See how fast I am these days with news? Tang Wei‘s drama comeback is Empress of the Ming with actor Zhu Ya Wen, and the story follows their love story of 50 years, first as best friends (grew up together) before they don the royal robes – she as Empress Xiaogongzhang and he as Emperor Xuande, the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty. You will see plenty of familiar faces in the trailer such as Qiao Zhen Yu, Lay (as Emperor Yingzong of Ming), Yu Hao Ming (Zhu Gaoxu, later the Prince of Han), just to name a few.
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.
Um, I put the 2 in the title so you guys wouldn’t confuse the two adaptations. The other one has Yang Zi and Allen Ren Jia Lun as leads. This new one has Sun Xiao Xiao and Lu Hong as leads. Why? Oh I hear that question so often these days…. but still I don’t have an answer. Lol. Just take it as it is.
These two productions crack me up. Same day release of stills, press conference, and a final trailer? If you were Ding Mo, how would you feel? Proud that your works are being compared? Upset that they are being compared? Anyhoo, good thing for us fans is you don’t have to choose one over another, unless you want to. Lol. I’m interested in both! 😀
So cute. SO CUTE. I dig this. Yumama has himself another hit series right here. His strong suit is never about the writing but them magical hands in creating memorable leads in reel and real-ity. Not sure how closely he’s following Ding Mo’s original story Memory Lost (美人为馅), the third detective series, after When A Snail Loves and Love Me If You Dare, so you guys can tell me or give up telling me about his notorious deviations. Lol. While the first trailer promises actions and explosions, the second one teases the flirty moments between Yang Rong and Johnny Bai Yu. HIS SMIRK!
Upcoming drama adaptation of Ding Mo’s Memory Lost, the third thriller novel in his detective series (after When A Snail Loves and Love Me If You Dare) has dropped an action-packed teaser! Yang Rong is looking gorgeous, surrounded by her handsome entourage of policemen, led by hero Johnny Bai Yu. Leave it to Yumama to always pair up the right people because these two are sparkling with chemistry just in the stills alone.