Attention Actors posters and stills round-up

Peng Xiaoran and Huang Junjie reenacts The Legend of Demon Cat

From classics like Daming Palace/Palace of Desire and Chinese Paladin to recent films like The Legend of Demon Cat and Cry Me a Sad River, Tencent’s new acting competition Attention, Actors 演员倾就位 combines the best of I am an actor and Phantastic by capturing the actors for a TV performance rather than on stage while still maintaining an one-take rule. Featuring directors Chen Kaige, Li Shaohong, Vicki Zhao Wei, and Guo Jingming, the resulting segments are on average far more watchable than the other two.

Plus, they have some great stills and posters that are better than many dramas and film posters that are wallpaper-worthy. You can watch episode two English subbed here. Zhang Yunlong and Chen Xiaoyun act out Romance in the Rain:

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Xu Weizhou, Tan Songyun wrap up filming Dear Mayang Street

Set in 1980s Guangzhou, Dear Mayang Street 亲爱的麻洋街 spans over thirty years, and is a recount ofd the stories of six families that lived on Mayang Street. Xu Weizhou plays a successful police academy student who later drops out and becomes a gangster, Tan Songyun plays the perfect daughter who is loved by everyone, while Niu Junfeng rounds out the love triangle as the sweet and responsible second male lead.

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Huang Zitao, Wu Qian in The Brightest Star In The Sky

Huang Zitao plays a pop idol trying to prove his worth (aka himself) in rom-com The Brightest Star In The Sky 夜空中最闪亮的星. Wu Qian plays his assistant-turned-manager and love interest , Yang Zhenzhen.   Huang Zitao is the music producer for the series and his team did the OST.  The series co-stars Niu Junfeng, Cao Xiyue, Zhao Yihuan, and Wang Jinsong.  Two episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be available online beginning March 25th.

Princess Agents continues with decent production and costumes

I’m just here for the pretty production… not for the name that still makes me shudder…

Princess Agents 特工皇妃楚乔传 has released even more stills.  Starring Zhao LiyingLin GengxinDou XiaoDeng LunLi Qin, and Niu Junfeng, not exactly an expert on the costuming of this time period but at least some of the costumes seem to mimic some of the images I have seen in the past for this era with more modern styling as opposed to a “generic hanfu” look (1, 2, 3, 4).

More below the cut.

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Princess Agents prepares to start filming

Oh gosh. This better not be as sickly stereotypical as it sounds…

Princess Agents 特工皇妃楚乔传 has started filming based on the novel Xiaoxiang Donger‘s novel Queen of No.11 Agent 11处特工皇妃.  Starring Zhao LiyingLin GengxinDou XiaoDeng LunLi Qin and Niu Junfeng, those interested can check out a summary with POTENTIAL SPOILERS below the cut after the image.

Another image and potential spoilers below the cut.

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