“Bu Bu Jing Xin” Movie Reveals First Look at Princes

Ivy Chen and Tony Yang in Time to Love/Bu Bu Jing Xin

I’m sorry, even Tony Yang can’t pull off the Qing queue that well.

The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心), officially titled Time to Love, unveiled a new trailer and some new stills recently, with the highlight being our first close-ups of Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, who play Fourth Prince and Fourteenth Prince respectively.

Unlike the previously released preview, which suggested that female lead Zhang Xiaowen (Ivy Chen) traveled back in time after a failed suicide attempt, the new trailer shows her accidentally slipping in the bathtub and awakening in the Qing Dynasty as Maertai Ruoxi. The trailer also gives us a glimpse of her burgeoning romances with the logical and reliable Fourth Prince and the romantic and fun-loving Fourteenth Prince.

Time to Love opens in theaters on August 20, just in time for the Qixi Festival (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”). Trailer and more stills below.

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“Bu Bu Jing Xin” Movie Unveils First Stills

Ivy Chen stars as Maertai Ruoxi in movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin.

Our first look at Ivy Chen as Maertai Ruoxi.

The movie adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin (新步步惊心) finally released its first set of stills, as well as a short preview, giving viewers their first glimpse of female lead Ivy Chen, who plays Zhang Xiaowen, a lonely young woman who accidentally time travels back to the Qing Dynasty.

The preview of the film, officially titled Time to Love, gives off an interesting fairy-tale-like atmosphere, complete with pretty lights and shiny carousels. Unlike the original novel by Tong Hua and the previous drama adaptation, Zhang Xiaowen’s trip to the Qing Dynasty appears to be triggered by a deliberate drowning in the bathtub, rather than an accidental traffic incident and electrocution.

Time to Love began filming in November of last year and recently wrapped up filming. The movie also stars Tony Yang and Shawn Dou, though still no word has been given on which characters they will portray. Currently in post-production, Time to Love is expected to open in theaters in the second half of 2015.

Check out the preview below, as well as more stills and posters behind the cut.

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Weibo Wednesday: January 7, 2015

Happy 2015! A quick round-up this week — I expect that the next Weibo Wednesday will be several weeks from now, so enjoy your fill while you can.

Gao Yuanyuan, as posted by Mark Chao

HERO趙又廷: 別差評了 this is my wife

Mark Chao used the last few hours of 2014 to post a photo of his wife, Gao Yuanyuan. The couple officially got married at the end of November. Also of note is that Mark’s post was #1314 on his Weibo, which is significant because “1314” sounds like “all my life” in Mandarin.

Don’t criticize her. This is my wife.

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Weibo Wednesday: December 31, 2014

Happy last day of the year! We hope that 2014 wraps up well for all of our Cfensi readers, and that 2015 will be an even better year! No earth-shattering news in this Weibo Wednesday round-up, but there are some cute animals and the usual pack of cute kids.

Crystal Liu Yifei with baby elephant

刘亦菲: 它太萌了我受不了

Crystal Liu Yifei hung out with a baby elephant at the beginning of the month. So adorable! Have another photo below the cut:

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Nicky Wu, Liu Shishi Turn from Silly to Serious in “Incisive Great Teacher” Trailer

Huo Zhengyan attempting to rise above his third wheel status when hanging out with Nicky and Shishi.

If you thought Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi‘s upcoming collaboration, Incisive Great Teacher (犀利仁师), was going to be nothing but romantic slapstick, the drama’s newest trailer might not change your mind… until two-and-a-half minutes in, that is.

The trailer quickly walks us through the drama’s set-up: Liu Aotian (Nicky Wu) is dispatched to become an wushu instructor at Hong Wen Academy in order to ensure that the school follows the emperor’s new edict allowing female students. He accidentally messes up a marriage-partner-seeking martial arts tournament set up by Lu Yufei (Liu Shishi), who chases him to Hong Wen Academy and becomes a teacher there as well.

Bickering and flirting ensue, with a rival love interest (Huo Zhengyan) making an appearance and even the students (Gui Gui and Ye Zuxin) getting in on the romantic atmosphere. But then Yufei accidentally starts a fire at the school, and then she discovers that her father has been ensnared in a trap designed by Aotian. Cue the angst!

Check out the trailer below for some fun-turned-angst-turned fun, as well as Wallace Huo‘s cameo, which seems to pay homage to a certain scene from Bu Bu Jing Xin (步步惊心).

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“Bu Bu Jing Qing” to Air on April 22nd

“Neither time nor tide can keep us apart, be it in another world,” aka the regular state of mind of drama fangirls.

Fangirls (and fanboys) rejoice! Bu Bu Jing Qing (步步惊情), the long-awaited sequel to the 2011 time-traveling drama Bu Bu Jing Xin (步步惊心), has an official broadcast date — April 22nd, which is in just a little more than a month!

On March 18th, Zhejiang TV reported on Weibo that Bu Bu Jing Qing would have an exclusive showing at the station’s China Blue Theater (中国蓝剧场). Sina Entertainment then contacted an insider and received confirmation that the series would begin airing on April 22nd.

Interestingly enough, Bu Bu Jing Qing will be broadcast on Zhejiang TV, instead of on Hunan TV like its predecessor. Earlier this month, netizens began buzzing over rumors that Hunan TV would begin airing Bu Bu Jing Qing on March 9th, but the news turned out to be untrue.

Known as the drama that brought Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi together, Bu Bu Jing Xin will see a reunion of the real-life and on-screen couple in the modern-day Bu Bu Jing Qing. The upcoming series also features returning cast members Ye Zuxin, Annie Liu, and Damian Lau, along with new cast members Sun Yizhou, Jiang Jinfu, and Chen Xiang.

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MV and stills released for upcoming Bu Bu Jing Qing

From the first series’ gorgeous stills, to those from the upcoming Legend of Moon and Stars, Tangren’s leading lady has really found an element she’s comfortable in!

Recently, another MV for the upcoming sequel to Bu Bu Jing Xin 步步惊心 was released, performed by Ding Dang. In contrast to Mayday’s more upbeat theme here,“Not Up to Us” 身不由己 is more melancholy, with plenty of rain and umbrellas. Read the synopsis here or watch the trailer here. More stills for this modern-day reincarnation romance can be found below the cut. The drama stars Liu Shishi and Nicky Wu, with an anticipated broadcast in 2014.

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Trailer for Bu Bu Jing Qing released


Not everyone was pleased with this trailer for Tangren’s new drama, sequel to their hit Bu Bu Jing Xin, starring Liu Shishi, Nicky Wu, Jiang Jinfu, Zheng Yike, Annie LiuI wonder if Tong Hua feels like her story has been butchered, and if she begins to understand the fury I feel at her for what she did to Liu Bingyi in Song in the Clouds.

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Liu Shishi Shows Off Pixie Cut for “Bu Bu Jing Qing”

After seeing the character posters and trailer for Tangren’s Bu Bu Jing Qing (步步惊情), the upcoming modern-era sequel to time-traveling drama Bu Bu Jing Xin, a lot of people’s first reactions were “What on earth happened to Liu Shishi!?” Because leading lady Liu Shishi, who had previously won over viewers with her lively and youthful depiction of Maertai Ruoxi, looked so ridiculously drab with her pale coloring and matronly hairstyle.

Fortunately, the media was recently allowed to visit the set and shared some photos of Liu Shishi sporting a sharp and cute pixie cut, a welcome change from the lifeless hairstyle she had before. Since Liu Shishi will be playing twin sisters in Bu Bu Jing Qing, I’m guessing this is how the two characters will be differentiated. I’ve never imagined Shishi having short hair, but I think she looks good! At least she no longer looks the same age as male lead Nicky Wu (who is 17 years her senior, but looks young for his age).

Check out some more photos of Shishi, Nicky, Jiang Jinfu, Damian Lau, and Sun Yizhou.

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