Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Liu Haoran, Wu Lei, Li Yuchun, Cai Xukun, Yang Mi, Tong Liya, Han Geng, Kim Jaejoong, Zhai Tianlin, Yin Zheng, Gulnazar, Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu, Xiao Zhan, Li Qin,
Wei Daxun Dong Li,etc. pose as if they were at a press conference for a Cosmo event. The photoshoot is probably one of the more interesting “event photoshoots” lately, although they didn’t even bother to change the color palette when they ripped off of a Ni Ni Gucci ad.
Who looked the best?
I have not yet watched Battle Through the Heavens / Fights Break Sphere 斗破苍穹, but here’s another set of watercolor/calligraphy posters for leads Wu Lei, Lin Yun, Baron Chen, and Li Qin.
Dilraba, Li Qin, Ni Ni are beautiful under the red lights of these photos
I’m picturing a film of three neighbors living in an abandoned motel turned rundown apartment in the red lights district. Li Qin is a small town college graduate at her first job, trying not to lose herself among the lights of the big city; Dilraba is an aspiring actress who has run away from her affluent home to pursue her dreams, only to be turned down again and again; Ni Ni is a singer/dancer at a nightclub who has long given up on any dreams she might’ve had.
Theme song – Red Lights Fading from Tiny Times
The cast of Battle Through the Heavens / Fights Break Sphere 斗破苍穹, including Wu Lei, Baron Chen, Li Qin, Su Qing, Carmen Lee, and X-Nine’s Wu Jiacheng, Gu Jiacheng, and Peng Chuyue, posed for a more modern (aka Chen Man-like) promo shoot for the series.
The series is currently available for streaming on Youtube here.
Li Qin did a prettier if less creative botanical photoshoot in the same garden as Yang Caiyu. Meanwhile, birthday girl Dilraba not only went to a garden, but also dressed in florals. Ni Ni and Li Yuchun are decked out in Gucci in a garden in France. Banana Culture trainees and Tang Yan go on picnic, Finally, while not in a garden, Wang Junkai celebrates the last of spring with a kite on a hill.
Li Qin is sometimes a warrior treading water to return home, and sometimes a fairy dancing atop a cliff in this Mauritius travel photoshoot by Liu Zongyuan.
The actress just finished up filming The Perfect Blue and has four upcoming dramas – The Wolf with Darren Wang, Fights Breaking Sphere opposite Wu Lei, Tears in Heaven with Shawn Dou, and Thankful for the Remaining Year with Zhang Ruoyun.
355 isn’t the only film where Fan Bingbing is ready to kill. The actress finished up filming her crime thriller The Perfect Blue 她杀 this past week. The film stars Fan Bingbing, Li Qin, Xin Zhilei, and Wang Ziwen as four women, at least three of whom are suspected of a crime committed ten years ago. Huang Xuan stars once more as the only male character in major film. The film is a loose sequel to director Cao Baoping’s acclaimed (and highly recommended by me) The Dead End.
Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian Season 1, also known as Joy of Life, has released stills of the leading cast members. Fan Xian’s (Zhang Ruoyun) growth arc will stretch across the entire show, as he learns valuable skills from Chen Pingping (Wu Gang), head of the kingdom’s investigative agency.
Fan Xian gets embroiled in murder mysteries and strange cases in the pugilist world (jianghu), and ultimately makes his way into the political scene, where he decides to challenge the Emperor (Chen Daoming) and the feudal system he represents.