Fan Bing Bing‘s massive historical drama, Win The World (赢天下), is based on the story of a Qin Dynasty widow who was named the most successful and richest entrepreneur of the time, Widow Qing. After her husband’s death, she remained unmarried but the drama will draw out her complicated relationship with Qin Shi Huang (played by Gao Yun Xiang). Google tells me her ancestors became rich for digging “elixir” through mining. She was even once rewarded by Emperor Qin Shi Huang and considered as an older sister, and even given the title “virtuous woman.” There was mention that she even helped him built the Great Wall of China with her immense wealth. But if the trailer tells us anything, this is gonna get scandalous too. Somehow, I could never get into Fan Bing Bing’s dramas.
First posters for Liu Shi Shi are out for her ancient drama, Lost Love in Times, with William Chan. I’m pleased to report that she looks quite different from her past roles. Darker and less dainty. Tang Yan‘s Princess Wei Young also releases a bunch of stills and the opening themesong sang by A-Lin. It has a nice emotional run.
Another drama adaptation that began filming on September 20st. The Entangled Life of Qing Luo is adapted from the novel Man Man Qin Luo (蔓蔓青萝) written by Zhuang Zhuang. Yao Di (Why Get Married) and Qiao Zhen Yu (Epiphyllum Dream) are paired together as our OTP in a “memorable” love story. Our heroine time-travels back to a time not in history book, in the body of the third daughter of a prime minister (in the novel, she was 6, in the drama, will be older, of course). In that frail body, she witnesses her father’s two faces and the condescension aimed at her weak mother by his various wives due to their low status. She schemes of running away from the place with her mother but that is before she meets two important men in her life – General Liu Jian (Zhu Jia Qi) and Fourth Prince Liu Fei (Qiao Zhen Yu). Beauty and the throne, can one have it all?
I totally forgot about this one, been sitting pretty in my draft folder. XD