Fan Bingbing shines at 82 in The Empress of China

Probably something close to what my face looked like when I first saw this… doing a double-take.

More stills of what looks like the palace entrance ceremony for court ladies has been released for The Empress of China, featuring Fan Bingbing, Kathy Chow, and Janine Chang.  Finally, Fan Bingbing has taken it upon herself to show us what the 82 year old (assuming in Chinese years since Wu Zetian died at 81) empress will look like before she leaves this world.

More stills below the cut.

“Welcome to the imperial palace. I will be your guide today… and blah blah blah… blah blah blah… remember your manners… don’t seduce the emperor… blah blah blah… you get the idea…”


“… and if nobody has any further questions, we can head inside for cookies and ice cream.”

“Ummm… yes… YES… I have a question… Who’s @#$#@ idea was it to dress us all in peachy pink for this?!?…”

“… I mean… for the amount of time I am going to have to spend here, I am NOT wearing this every day of the mother-loving year!!”

“… Do you know who my DAD is… and more importantly, do you know who my MOM is?!?  You need to learn who you’re dealin’ with!!”

“… and so… you see, my dear… sometimes in life, you have to learn how to get what you want…”

“… Remember that every cloud has a silver and sometimes even a golden lining…”

“… and remember to really shine in your golden years …”

“Enough with the puns! Standing out here in this glare all day is going to make me go blind!!!”

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