Promo Round-Up: Winter Begonia

Not only is Winter Begonia a rare Yu Zheng drama to not use dubbing, but Yin Zheng and co. will do much of their own singing of the opera parts.

Starring Huang Xiaoming and Yin Zheng, bromance + peking opera drama Winter Begonia will begin releasing episodes on iQiyi tonight. Charmaine Sheh costars as Huang Xiaoming’s jealous wife.

An accompanying show will tell the story behind each of the Peking Opera pieces in the show. It’ll be hosted by Peking Opera artist Wang Peiyu, who is perfect for this. She did a podcast doing something similar and it was entertaining and informative even for the casual listener.

Teaser ; Peking Opera special ; Character Posters ; Stills; Stills 2

Theme song by Lu Hu, with opera parts by Yin Zheng and Huang Xiaoming
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Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng’s Winter Begonia releases beautiful teaser

“Others like my performance, he understands me as a person”

Everything is perfect in the trailer for the tragically beautiful drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红.  Yin Zheng stars as a Peking Opera star in Republican Era China while Huang Xiaoming plays his soulmate in this bromance drama about their love for each other, for a dying art, and for the world around them.

Thanks to my love-hate-relationship with Zhang Yunlei, I finally understood the Republican era craze for Chinese opera stars, so even the fan-cam of this trailer released a while ago made me tear up. Plus, Zhang Yunlei and Yang Jiulang are like the definition of an irl bromance that’s as close you can get to romantic love without actually being one.

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Wuxin 3 releases stills, adds new cast members

Chen Yao again crossdresses to play Liu Xuanxi, the older brother of a pair of roles she’ll be playing.

Chen Yao will once more crossdress to play a male character in the latest installment of the Wuxin: The Monster Killer series. The series, a story of the undead Wuxin set in the Tang dynasty, released a set of still recently. Han Dongjun returns as the titular Wuxin in the Tang Dynasty, as does Sui Yongliang as Shang Qingtian. The series also announced Tangren regulars Tan Jianci and Ye Qing as well as Ding Qiao and Niu Junfeng as additions to the cast.

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Friday Photos

Wang Kai as an economics crimes detective in Hunting. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, everyone!

Magazine spreads, photo shoots and stills that recently caught our eye.

Aaron Yan as Prince Jing of Nirvana in Fire for an upcoming variety show. How does he compare to Wang Kai’s original version?
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A glimpse of the vanity fair at GQ anniversary event

All eyes are on the gorgeous stars for GQ’s 10th birthday party. Select guests include Jing Boran, He Jiong, Karlie Kloss, Wang Yaoqing, Duan Yihong, William Chan, Wenqi, Qu Chuxiao, Li Yifeng, Chris Li Yuchun, Li Bingbing, Li Qin, Zhu Yilong, Angelababy, Wang Yibo, He Sui, Tan Jianci, Jing Tian, Li Xian, Liu Haoran, Chloe Maayan, Wang Jingchun, Tong Dawei, Zheng Kai, Cai Xukun and Deng Lun.

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Xu Zheng-produced pet film stars Zhang Zifeng, Wu Lei, Wallace Chung, William Chan, Yang Zishan

With a track record of supporting talented new directors by producing films like Dying to Survive, A or B, and How Long Will I Love U, Xu Zheng will hopefully continue this trend with his latest production, pet-themed ensemble film Adoring 宠爱 by new director Yang Zi.

Adoring finished filming early in the summer and is set for a Dec. 31, 2019 release date. The film feature six segments – Yu Hewei X Li Landi, Wu Lei X Zhang Zifeng, Yang Zishan X Wallace Chung, William Chan X Zhong Chuxi, Tan Jianci X Kan Qingzi, and poor Guo Qilin all by himself (but with a puppy!) . Can you name all the cast members from the Xu Zheng-judged Season Two of I Am An Actor?

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