Friday Photos

September and October are traditionally the most high-quality fashion covers, but it seems like November is way, way better this year. Perhaps because the magazines don’t feel so pressured to have the biggest (safest) names bound by restraints, November covers so far are so much more modern in aesthetics.

Here’s a round-up of photos that caught our eyes recently. If you haven’t seen it yet, I also love Chen Man’s Zhao Wei photoshoot.

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Lu Han, Wu Lei’s CrossFire releases trailer

I feel like Lu Han’s character would probably lose just because of the internet and computer speed difference over a decade.

Lu Han and Wu Lei play a pair of gamers separated by a decade who end up meeting each other in a video game.

I’m super impressed by Lu Han’s acting in this trailer. His acting is so natural in every scene. He’s shown he can act previously in movies, but hasn’t really brought that to dramas (expected since dramas tend to have less directing and time to perfect every scene). The trailer and premise both look great and I hope it’s good. The drama co-stars Wu Lei, Dai Luwa, and Cecilia Boey and is airing on July 20th.

Dilraba, Wu Lei confirmed for The Long Ballad

I’m having a hard time imagining Wu Lei as the powerful general, because he is still a kid to me. It’s unfortunate Qu Chuxiao was pulled from the role at the last minute due to a contractual dispute with his agency, because I really think he could’ve made the role his own.

Period drama The Long Ballad 长歌行 stars Dilraba as Tang-dynasty princess Li Changge, daughter of crown prince Li Jiancheng. Her father was assassinated at Xuanwu Gate in a palace coup by Li Shimin, and she has sworn to get revenge by overthrowing her uncle.

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