Hawick Lau and Ying'er win "Best Onscreen Couple" from Youku
Youku, one of China's largest streaming sites, just hosted their annual TV Series Award Ceremony in Beijing. Hawick Lau attended the star-studded ceremony with Ying'er to receive their "Best Onscreen Couple" award with the highest statistics for their roles as Mo Shaoqian and Tong Xue in Sealed with a Kiss. Other winners included Wallace Huo, Hu Ge, Ruby Lin, Liu Shishi, Ariel Lin, Tong Liya, Peter Ho, Wallace Chung and etc.
As you can see from the photos, Hawick had to wear a hat for the event and a wig earlier in the day to cover his bald head. LOL. He shaved off his hair to shoot two upcoming Qing Dynasty dramas. The first is another Yu Zheng's production, Beauties Without Tear, where he will play one of the Qing Dynasty founders, Huang Taiji, and the second is another adaptation of Fei Wo Si Cun's novels, Night of Spring, where he will act as Emperor Kangxi. I'm actually looking forward to Night of Spring since the screenwriter who adapted Sealed with a Kiss is also writing the script for this series. And the story sounds interesting too since it focuses on the low-born 8th PrinceYinsi's birth mother, Consort Liang. Yuan Hong from Bu Bu Jing Xin and Tong Liya from Gong will also join the Night of Spring cast and form a heart-wrenching love triangle with Hawick.
Ying'er and Hawick Lau also performed onstage, singing a song. Unfortunately, it was not a theme song from Sealed with a Kiss, but another love song. I'm not going to directly comment on their singing skills. Let's just say I prefer that actors/actresses who have no professional training in singing should just focus on their acting careers and not expand into music.
★.★More pictures from the event HERE ♫.♫ Fan recording of their performanceHERE. ♫.♫ Official recording in high resolution of the performance ♫.♫
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The movie version of Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossom, aka Once Upon a Time, starring Crystal Li and Yang Yang are going to the Chinese theaters this summer. Although this version started production and wrapped up shooting before the Yang Mi and Mark Zhao's TV version, the movie has remained relatively low-key and secretive in the media. The movie only released a a 15-second teaser showing a few shots of Bai Qian and Ye Hua and some movie posters of the some leading characters. Unlike the TV drama, I feel the art direction of the TV movie has a grandiose and mythological feel. The costumes are a definitely more ornate and colorful. Ye Hua's wardrobe also diversified from his signature black palette, as shown below. I also heard there may be a sequel planned for the movie version if the first installation is a box office success. The original story is pretty dense and I don't think a two-hour screen time will do the story justice. I hope the movie vers…
Many have requested to read the full script of Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossom in Chinese. I provided the download link below but asked that you don't copy the link and share it elsewhere.
Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossom (3L3W) or aka Eternal Love has officially ended for over three weeks but I'm still suffering from serious drama withdrawal! It's been a long time since I've been this obsessive over a drama series. I think the last series I followed religiously was Go Princess Go, which was over a year ago.
The production of 3L3W far exceeded my expectations. Not only were the actors' interpretation of the characters right on the spot, the scriptwriter did a wonderful job filling in the story gaps. If I have to point out some flaws about this drama series, I wish the side characters (aka Donghua/Feng Jiu) had less screen time and the the original written scenes scripted for the OTP was kept in the drama series.
After reading some parts of the original script, I notice some scenes between Ye Hua and Su Su were either taken out from filming or completely altered to facilitate shooting. One major scene deleted was a bed scene that was …
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