First Impression: What do you think of Ming Dynasty with Tang Wei and Zhu Ya Wen?

Tang Wei‘s drama comeback is Ming Dynasty (大明风华) with actor Zhu Ya Wen, and the story follows

our female lead after her family was beheaded by Emperor Yongle and she lives solely for the purpose of revenge. She’s then adopted with a new name and later becomes Empress Xiaogongzhang, wife to as Emperor Xuande, the fifth emperor of the Ming dynasty. His kindness resolves her steely heart and dangerous plan. You will see plenty of familiar faces such as Qiao Zhen Yu, Lay (as Emperor Yingzong of Ming), and Yu Hao Ming (Zhu Gao Xu, later the Prince of Han), just to name a few.

Begins airing today 12/17!

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Cdrama Updates: Ming Dynasty, Go Ahead, Our Shiny Days, Breath of Destiny, The Romance of Tiger and Rose

Sorry, took a few days off to take a break with my best friend.

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Cdrama Updates: The Glory of Tang Dynasty, The Lost Tomb Reboot, Held In the Lonely Castle, The Killing of Three Thousands Crows, Huan Zhu Ge Ge Reunion

Haven’t done this ginormous post in a while and I almost forgot how time-consuming it was.

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Official Trailer for Tang Wei and Zhu Ya Wen’s Empress of the Ming

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.

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Drama Updates: Goodbye My Princess, The King of Blaze, Autumn Cicadas, My Naughty Classmates, If I Never Met You

Youku bought a lot of dramas to air under its wing in the upcoming months. Let’s see if any project piques your interest!

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Tang Wei’s Empress of the Ming begins filming with Zhu Ya Wen, Sun Xiao Xiao, and Deng Jia Jia

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.

UPDATES: added more pics.

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Tang Wei returns to dramaland, confirms Empress of the Ming

Her last drama is dated back in 2007. I have only known Tang Wei in movieland so it’s a surprise she also started out like many big movie stars back in the days, doing smaller roles in dramaland. The rumor has been floating around for a bit but she attended the press conference yesterday and is confirmed as the female lead of upcoming novel-to-drama adaptation of Lian Jing Zhu Yi’s novel 六朝纪事 known as Empress of the Ming (大明皇妃孙若微传). 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 who was the first spouse of Emperor Hongxi, fourth emperor of the Ming dynasty. No confirmed male lead yet by Zhu Ya Wen name is up in the air.

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20th Shanghai International Film Festival 2017

With the drama section (Magnolia Awards) over with, here is the stars strutting it out for their upcoming movies! SO MANY. I’m drowning in pretty pics. The men are wicked awesome tonight. Usually they have on boring, routine stuff, but tonight, they shine more than the ladies, in my humble opinion. XD

Then there’s Weibo Night coming up…. O_O

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