Zhao Wei-produced fantasy romance releases trailer

The first drama produced by the woman who still holds the record for highest drama viewership, Everyone Wants to Meet You 谁都渴望遇见你 released its first trailer today.  Starring Zhang Zhehan, Zhang Ruonan, and Riley Wang, the series is a tale of a woman who can communicate with plants and two heirs fighting for both her and the family firm.

I think all three leads are under-utilized so I’m super hyped for this.

 

Zhang Zhehan, Zhang Ruonan’s upcoming romance drama wraps up filming

Everyone Wants to Meet You 谁都渴望遇见你 is a fantasy romance drama starring Zhang Zhehan as Zhang Min, a hotel manager and the heir to a corporate firm. Zhang Ruonan (Cry Me A Sad River) costars as Luo Xi, an orphan girl who can communicate with plants.

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Friday Photos – Award-winning actresses

Six best actresses – Joan Chen, Karena Lam, Zhao Tao, Gwei Lun-mei, Ma Sichun, and Chun Xia – gather for this photoshoot by Feng Chuxuan. I would love if some magazine started doing Chinese versions of the Vanity Fair photoshoots.

Joan Chen, Zhao Wei, Karena Lam, Zhao Tao, Gwei Lun-mei, Zhou Dongyu, Ma Sichun, Chun Xia, and Chen Wenqi. Continue reading

A window into Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Ni Ni, etc. at fashion event

Tang Yan will see you now.

It seems like it’s now a thing for fashion event to take group photos now.  This time,  Marie Claire captures Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Ni Ni, Angelababy, Zhou Dongyu, Victoria Song Qian, Li Qin, Zhao Wei, Wu Lei, Cai Xukun, Fan Chengcheng, Huang Xuan, Song Weilong, Sun Yi, Zhang Tian’ai, Lisa Lu, Song Zu’er, Wang Ziwen, Chen Wenqi, Dong Jie, Tong Liya, Jolin Tsai, He Sui, and Xi Mengyao behind a window.  This time we’re at Marie Claire. How does this compare to the Cosmo, Elle, and Vogue photoshoots earlier this year?

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Photoshoot round-up: couples

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Here are some recent photoshoots of people being cute together,  featuring Ma Sichun X Jing BoranWu Lei X Chun Xia, Zhang Tian’ai X Huang Zitao, Zhao Wei X Alec Su,  Wu Jinyan Xu Kai, Zhang Yuxi Kenji Chen, and Zhu Zhiling X Li Gengxi.   Which couple has the most chemistry?
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Zhao Wei to Direct “Huan Zhu Ge Ge” Animated Film

Zhao Wei and Ruby Lin in Huan Zhu Ge Ge

“I wonder what we’ll look like as cartoons?”

18 years after Huan Zhu Ge Ge (还珠格格) won over the hearts of viewers across China, leading actress Zhao Wei will return to the story that catapulted her to fame. Alibaba Pictures recently announced that it will release an animated film adaptation of Huan Zhu Ge Ge, with Zhao Wei taking on the role of director.

In recent years, many popular dramas have been adapted for the silver screen, causing fans to wonder if Huan Zhu Ge Ge would earn similar treatment. In 2014, news reports claimed that Alibaba Pictures had purchased the rights to adapt the novel into a film. Because of Zhao Wei’s close ties with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, it was strongly believed that she would support the project by participating in the movie in some way.

However, in the two years since, there has been little to no news regarding the rumored animated film — until now. Yesterday, Alibaba CEO Zhang Qiang unexpectedly announced that preparations for the movie would begin this year, and that the company planned to present the story as an animated film.

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Photoshoot Friday: Leading ladies for Vogue


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 YuchunContinue reading

Zhao Wei and Xu Zheng promote new movie Lost in Hong Kong with Elle Photoshoot

Zhao Wei’s outfit in this photo shoot makes me think of the granny from Twenty Again. She’s co-starring with Xu Zheng in the upcoming film Lost in Hong Kong (which is also being directed by Xu Zheng).In this story, Xu Zheng’s character once dreamed of being an artist, but is now a middle-aged petty merchant. He and his wife go to Hong Kong to vacation – although Xu Zheng’s real motive is to meet up with his college love. Unfortunately, his wife’s little sister (Zhao Wei) senses his hidden intentions, and refuses to let him go…  Continue reading