Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji the 9th, at your service.
Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it. The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.
Tang Yan-employee Chen Yuqi as Zhao Min, the smarter, more decisive half.
Zhu Xudan as Zhou Zhiruo, the man-killing fangirl favorite. It kind of looks like fellow Yang Mi-employee Daisi behind her?
Former Zhou Zhiruo actress Kathy Chow plays Nun Miejue , reminding us that we all grow up to be the person we hate the most.
Kabby Hui as Xiaozhao, who is too good for this world. Can someone who is well-versed in Hong Kong entertainment tell me if she’s mixed?
Cao Xiyue as Yin Li, who rounds out the quartet of woman that Zhang Wuji can’t pick from. Dude, wake up, Yin Li doesn’t even like the grown-up you.
Song Qingshu, the foil to Zhang Wuji who becomes a tool to Zhou Zhiruo
Yang Mingna as Daiqisi, the half-Persian ambassador who is tasked to bring back the lost art back to the Persian sect of Manicheism
Sun Anke plays Yang Buhui, the Jin Yong equivalent of Edward and Bella’s baby because she marries her parents’ third wheel.
Li Dongxue plays Zhang Cuishan, the guy who everyone thought was the male lead until *spoiler* he dies a third of the way through the book.