Wow, another confirmed production for Miss Dilraba Dilmurat. Looks like she will be the IT girl of 2016. Her modern drama, a remake of Korean series (She Was Pretty), Pretty Li Hui Zhen (漂亮的李慧珍), with Peter Sheng Yi Lun is set to air on January 2nd! On the other hand, novel-to-drama adaptation of The Flame’s Daughter (Lie Huo Ru Ge, 烈火如歌) also confirmed her as their feisty female lead.
I know we’re busy with crime-solving dramas at the moment but one highly anticipated palace drama scheduled to be out in 2 weeks is Tang Yan‘s hopeful villainous transformation in Princess Wei Young (锦绣未央), in which she spars against her bubbly two-faced sisters and breaks the hearts of some men on her way to the top. Will she right the wrongs that past villains failed to do? (Kap: She better or else…Lol.)
The Chinese Remake of Korean drama She Was Pretty is now officially called Pretty Li Hui Zhen (漂亮的李慧珍). Aww, I really appreciate the new title because it doesn’t encapsulate her beauty in one phase like the Kdrama did with She WAS Pretty. She was and still is very pretty. I’m not sure they even try but we have to go with their structure of beauty. Dilraba Dilmurat plays our heroine Li Hui Zhen, who had it all when she was younger (beauty and brains), only to grow up to be an average beauty (cue *roll eyes*). When an old friend (Peter Sheng Yi Lun) returns with his good looks, she’s made to feel humbled, asking her best friend to meet him instead. And thus begins a journey of self-discovery. At least, that’s what I hope!
This production is funny. Filming hasn’t even started but we keep seeing posters and posters, and now even a quick teaser. She Was Pretty (漂亮的她) is a popular 2015 Korean series, now being remade with Dilraba Dilmurat and Peter Sheng Yi Lun as our OTP. Their looks get a switcheroo after they mature and become full-grown adults. She’s no longer the swan in people’s eyes, and he’s no longer the nerdy kid on the block. With a head full of frizzy curls, she’s deemed as unattractive by…..
by… *looks at Dilraba, then coughs*
No answer to that really. Just agree to whatever setup they give us.
Another remake. Yang Mi’s studio (in short for many collaborators) has bought the copyrights to popular Korean series, She Was Pretty, starring Hwang Jung Eum, Park Seo Joon, Choi Siwon, and Go Joon Hee. Dilraba Dilmurat name is in the running (her name is in the running for many projects as of late). If people had a hard time buying Jung Eum being not pretty, how are they gonna take the flawless being in Dilraba Dilmurat? Lol. Yang Mi is pushing her real hard, lining her with project after project. The story is typical enough, but thanks to the sizzling chemistry between the OTP and the quirkiness of Choi’s character, it became a crack drama in no time. At this point, I’m more interested in who they will cast as Siwon’s Chinese counterpart.