It’s official. Goo Hye Sun will be playing Zhang Han‘s female lead in his currently filming drama about Sir Run Run Shaw called The Legendary Tycoon. A press conference was held today with its main cast attending in their costumes. Chen Qiao En is taking the part of an extended guest role as she will be playing a TV Queen who is supported by Sir Run Run throughout her career and ultimately reaches a tragic end. She has wrapped up her scenes in the drama. Song Yi (The Disguiser), another love interest, did not attend the conference due to scheduling conflict.
I’ve been following this news for a while. First, it was Wallace Chung’s name attached and then it switched over to Zhang Han. He needs to be shipped off on a vacation with the girls too! He just finished Braveness of the Ming a few days ago and here he is accepting a new project, one that is gathering a hefty amount of attention due to the person he’s going to be portraying – Sir Run Run Shaw, considered as the mogul of Chinese-language cinema. He and his brothers were founders to Shaw Brothers Studio, one of the biggest production companies in the 1960s. Moving to television, he co-founded TVB and was Chief Executive for 30 years. What an accomplished man.