First look at Xiao Zhan, Ren Min in upcoming fantasy romance

Upcoming melo romance Faraway Beauty 玉骨遥 (literal translation) stars Ren Min as Zhuyan, a princess of Kongsang empire who escapes from an arranged marriage. Xiao Zhan plays Shiying, a prince of the Kingdom of Kongsang who is banished to the remote mountains and ends up as her teacher and love interest.

Directed by Jiang Jiajun (The Legend of Xiao Chuo) and written by Wu Yingying (The Wife’s Lies, Bubu Jingqing), the Tencent series is a very loose adaption of Cang Yue’s fantasy romance novel Zhuyan.

玉骨 can refer to either a corpse or a beauty, and I’ve chosen to go with the latter…

Red carpet round-up: 2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony

Another year of the Weibo awards, another year of marvelling at how great all the actresses look.

Select list of attendees: Angelababy, Huang Xiaoming, Bai Jingting, Bai Yu, Deng Chao, Sun Li, Dilraba, Guan Xiaotong, Lu Han, Kris Wu, Huang Zitao, Zhang Yixing, Jin Chen, Li Bingbing, Li Xian, Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haocun, Mao Xiaotong, Ni Ni, Zhao Liying, Song Qian, Song Weilong, Tan Songyun, Tang Yan, Tong Liya, Tong Yao, Wang Kai, Cai Xukun, Wang Yibo, Xiao Zhan, Yang Zi & Yang Mi.

The cast of Hi, Mom – Shen Teng, director Jia Ling, Zhang Xiaofei. The movie has topped $700M USD to become China’s third-highest grossing film ever.
Continue reading

Photoshoot round-up: Douyin Star Night

Guan Xiaotong

Studios have released perfectly photoshopped pictures of their stars ahead of the broadcast of Douyin’s event (although it probably isn’t getting the level of attention it would like at the moment…). Catch the stars on the red carpet now at Youku.

Red carpet compilation: Ladies & Gents

Continue reading

Stars attend Tencent awards show in Nanjing

Most of the stars that have had or will have shows broadcast on Tencent attended the event. The actresses have my utmost respect today – it’s currently 2 degrees Celsius in Nanjing. Which look do you like best?

Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year! The Round-Up

Rocket Girls

Wishing you a safe and joyous new year! Here’s a round-up of celebrities and casts wishing you (yes, you!) a very happy new year.

May all your biases get cast in the best dramas, all your ships get to collab again, and all the dramas you anticipate air as scheduled!

Continue reading