New “The Four” begins filming, vying for best young cast ever

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Can you match the backshots with The Four and the antagonist?

I think this might be my favorite cast of lead males ever for a mainland drama.

The Four are played by a string of rising male talents –  Zhang Han, Yang Yang(male) Mao Zijun and William Chan – while Yu Zheng  leads   Mickey He, Qian Yongchen, Ma Wenlong and Zhou Muyin play the antagonists. Given that at least four of those have succesfully been leads of their own, that’s pretty amazing.

The female leads are really varied as well, starring Zhang Junning (female),  GuiGui,  Jia Qing, Bai Bing.  I’ve always thought Jia Qing was the prettiest out of all the gorgeous girls in “Schemes of Beauties,” so I’m especially excited to see her again.

Guest appearances from Tong Liya, Zheng Shuang, Han Dong, Ye Xuan, Huang Haibing, etc. I wonder if Zheng Shuang and Zhang Han will have a scene together?

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Phoenix Totem releases first TV trailer

Following her Peony Fairy and Princess of Peace, Zheng Shuang continues to be more “meng” than ever.

Starring Zhang Han, Zheng Shuang and Bai Bing,  Phoenix Totem‘s trailer is definitely one of the best ones so far this year.  The TV couple Zhang Han and Zheng Shuang is split up this time, where Bai Bing is paired with Zhang Han while Zheng Shuang plays the little sister figure to both.  Watch the trailer below from MsMadeline19@YouTube.  The drama will air in mid-December on Hunan TV.

“The Myth” Drama Version Theme Songs

A while back it was announced that Jackie Chan was producing a drama version of his movie The Myth, and picked Hu Ge to play his part. Hu Ge’s probably sick of ancient dramas at this point, but it’s hard to say no to a Jackie Chan offer (just ask Wang Leehom!). Bai Bing takes over the main female character in the drama, and together she and Hu Ge continue the tradition of singing the lovely themesong. over again.

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New Dream of the Red Chamber Cast in Versace

APRIL 13, 2009 | POSTED IN MAINLAND CHINA,PHOTOSHOOT,TELEVISION, TAGGED BAI BING, JIANG MENGJIE, KANG QINZI, LI QIN, NEW DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER, XU XIAOTONG, YANG MI, YANG YANG, ZHANG DI

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From L-R Bai Bing, Zhang Di, Jiang Mengjie, Kang Qinzi and Li Qin

These photos feature the very young cast dressed in Versace for the upcoming New Dream of the Red Chamber series, for a piece called “Dreams in Versace” featured in iLook magazine. Those especially invited to participate in this photoshoot were Yang Yang (18 yrs)  as Older Baoyu, Yu Xiaotong as Younger Baoyu (14),  Li Qin as Young Baochai (18), Bai Bing as Older Baochai (22), and Jiang Mengjie as Lin Daiyu (19). Also in this photoshoot are Zhang Di as Jia Yingchun and Kang Qinzi as She Yue. In blue on the bottom is Yang Mi as Qing Wen, Baoyu’s servant.  Below the cut are  thumbnails from the rest of this shoot and some of my favorites. (more…)

New Dream of the Red Chamber Cast in Versace

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From L-R Bai Bing, Zhang Di, Jiang Mengjie, Kang Qinzi and Li Qin

These photos feature the very young cast dressed in Versace for the upcoming New Dream of the Red Chamber series, for a piece called “Dreams in Versace” featured in iLook magazine. Those especially invited to participate in this photoshoot were Yang Yang (18 yrs)  as Older Baoyu, Yu Xiaotong as Younger Baoyu (14),  Li Qin as Young Baochai (18), Bai Bing as Older Baochai (22), and Jiang Mengjie as Lin Daiyu (19). Also in this photoshoot are Zhang Di as Jia Yingchun and Kang Qinzi as She Yue. In blue on the bottom is Yang Mi as Qing Wen, Baoyu’s servant.  Below the cut are  thumbnails from the rest of this shoot and some of my favorites.

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Cast set for The Myth and Legend of Daiyu

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The casts for the TV version of  The Myth and The Legend of Daiyu has been announced, with the female leads all being newcomers and Hu Ge and Ma Tianyu being the respective male leads.

Searching for the Dream of the Red Chamber seems to be like the Super Girls of acting. Even before the completion of the drama itself, actresses from the competition have already began to flourish. Lin Xinru of Ugly Wudi was the first. Ying Yezi, who plays Xue Baoqin, then signed on as one of the lead actresses in Meteor Shower. More are coming their way. Bai Bing, who plays Xue Baochai in Red Chamber, signed on to Hong Kong’s EGM and will star in The Myth alongside Hu Ge. Meanwhile, two other actresses from the competition will star opposite Ma Tianyu in an “idol” version of the Dream of the Red Mansion. Min Chunxiao will play Lin Daiyu and Deng Sha will play Xue Baochai.