New Xiaolongnü announced for Yu Zheng's adaptation of Return of the Condor Heroes
If anyone is following the Chinese TV entertainment on weibo, it's quite an uproar right now. Endless speculation has surfaced in the past few months about who will be chosen for the coveted role of Xiaolongnü in Yu Zheng's latest adaptation of Louis Cha's classic story Return of the Condor Heroes. Rumors went from Angelababy to Zhao Liying. Well...the dust has finally settled yesterday and mystery has been revealed to be Taiwanese actress, Michelle Chen. Her most famous work to date is the movie titled You are the Apple of My Eye, successfully playing the dream girl of every young boy.
According to Yu Zheng, the shown costume and styling are only for the audition purposes and not the actual costume/styling of the drama series. Either way, I pray the stylist will work some magic on Michelle Chen like what the stylist did to Chen Xiao in Legend of Lu Zhen. She seriously needs some good talent to make her look and feel like Xiaolongnü. Otherwise, this current state makes Michelle Chen rather matronly and plain.
P.S. I heard Zhao Liying will have guest-starring role in the new Return of the Condor Heroes. Anyone wants to make a guess? Answer is.... Mu Nianchi, mother of Yang Guo. In essence, Zhao Liying will play Chen Xiao's mother in the story. LOL.