Princess Jieyou is coming back to China…sort of. Zhang Xinyu stars as the titular princess in her first non-Qing/Republican era historical drama, as Liu Jieyou. As the imperial family engages in marriage-alliances with the neighboring Wusun, Liu Jieyou (who would otherwise be from an inglorious branch of the Liu clan) is elevated to “princess,” and sent off to marry into the Wusun. Her first husband is played by Yuan Wenkang, while his little brother and Jieyou’s second husband (presumably, also her true love) is played by Yuan Hong. Meanwhile, the beautiful “Madame of the Left” (one of the Wusun king’s other primary wives) is played by Zhang Yiluan, while Ye Qing (star of the still unreleased Hua Xu Yin) is the princess’ loyal serving maid, who is sent with her to live with the Wusun. Look below the cut for more pictures!
…That was a lot more making out than I expected, especially in a trailer. Like, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much making out in five minutes for a Chinese drama.
Yeah… they kept alternating between making out and being at odds with each other… half way through I kinda wished they would just decide…
I hope you don’t mind me asking, but what exactly is Wusun fashion?
What the people of the Wusun kingdom would have worn (although idk how historical the costumes here are) – kind of like Mongolian fashion, Manchurian fashion, etc. Wusunian fashion would be evern weirder though, lol
I Googled it, but got nothing.
I don’t think there are a lot of historical information on their clothing since they kind of went extinct and did not leave written records. This drama seems to have just went generic Mongolian-Xiyu mixed style.
I always learn new things when I visit Cfensi. That’s so cool.