Tang Wei, Zhu Yawen, Deng Jiajia, Zhang Yixin, and Qiao Zhenyu’s Ming dynasty bioepic Empress of the Ming appears to have leaked a long trailer. It looks way more polished than the first one. Watch it now while it’s still up. It’s gone
The Whistleblower 吹哨人 stars Lei Jiayin as an employee who accidentally discovers the new product his company is promoting had not passed the required safety tests. With the help of Tang Wei, he begins to search for evidence and uncovers a deadly conspiracy in the process. Directed and written by Xue Xiaolu (Finding Mr. Right, Book of Love), the film is slated for a September 12th release. The film will be distributed in North America by CMC Pictures.
Coming from up-and-coming art house film director Bi Gan (Kaili Blues), noir romance film Long Day’s Journey into Night 地球最后的夜晚 stars Huang Jue as a man who returns to his hometown to find his best friend’s (Li Hongqi) killer, and ends up crossing paths with the criminal’s mysterious girlfriend (Tang Wei).
I sincerely wish historical drama producers would stop hiring Zhang Shuping/William Chang as costume designer, because the leads’ weird hairdos and costumes usually stick out like a sore-thumb (The Rise of Phoenixes is probably the best of the lot).
Empress of the Ming chronicles the life of Sun Ruowei (Tang Wei) a young girl who puts her vengeance behind her to become a virtuous empress, and eventually a respected empress dowager.
Empress of the Ming: Legend of Sun Ruoweiis the latest female-centric drama to star a well-known film actress, and this time Tang Wei will be playing the titular empress. Zhu Yawen, her costar from The Golden Era plays Sun Ruowei’s husband Zhu Zhanji, later known as the Xuande Emperor. Continue reading →
Tang Wei is the latest film actress to make a return to dramas, and will be playing the female lead in Empress of the Ming: Legend of Sun Ruowei 大明皇妃孙若薇传, a historical romance drama that will chronicle the heroine’s journey from a young girl to a respected empress dowager.
It’s Weibo Wednesday time! I didn’t pay much attention to this year’s Academy Awards, which took place on February 28, but it looks like quite a few Chinese celebs did. Here we have Li Yifeng congratulating Leonardo DiCaprio for finally winning a Best Actor award. In case you’re wondering what is going on, he’s spoofing a scene in The Revenant where Leo gets attacked by a bear.
In other Hollywood news, Li Yifeng was picked as an ambassador for the superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which drops in the U.S. and in mainland China on March 25. However, I’m not entirely clear on what his being an ambassador entails. Yifeng also has two TV series — espionage drama Sparrow (麻雀) and xianxia drama Noble Aspirations (青云志) — expected to be released this year.
Ten of China’s leading ladies graced Vogue, and each of them individually posed for 2 – 3 pictures (included inside the shoot). This makes for some thirty photos total, featuring actresses Zhao Wei, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Tang Wei, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, models Liu Wen and Du Juan, and singer Li Yuchun. Continue reading →
Cindy, Tiantian, Tang Wei, Yao Chen join “The Monster Hunt”as guest stars. The planned trilogy by Shrek the Third director Ramen Hui stars Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Wallace Chung, Sandra Ng, Eric Tseng, Jiang Wu, and Yan Ni.