More Youku pics:
More Youku pics:
Last edited by xiaolong; 11-04-10 at 11:54 AM.
Is there, by any chance, a clip of Hu Ge speaking Shanghainese?
Yeah, I saw the interview at this link:
I don't really like the photos here. I thought he looks awkward posing for professional pics. He looks much better in casual shots taken by his friends.
Interestingly, the article mentioned that he's leaving Shanghai and moving to Beijing for work. This may mean that after Bu Bu Jing Xin, he's probably going to work on more non-Tangren projects like what Hu Ge is doing. Hence his recent long break in Wuhan.
So Xiao Xiao, I don't think we will see the three of them working together for a long time.
Last edited by xiaolong; 11-04-10 at 06:16 AM.
lol. agree on the men for young warriors. suchhhh a nice cast
omg. if this cast ends up anything like the young warriors cast, i will die of happiness. young warriors is still one of my favorite all-time dramas! but yeah. i'm hoping for better supporting women as well, since the main female lead is like the center of the drama. i cant really think of anyone off the top of my head though...
Many fans often complained that Yuan Hong hardly get to be first male lead, however, I think he can portray his character's better and made it more memorable than the male leads.
For example, Yelu Xi(spl?)...that's probably what the 5th or 6th male lead? If considered a lead at all....or just a supporting actor, but in my opinion, he made that role shine above the Yang brothers...and that's the role that made put a stamp in many fan's hearts...hehehe
I think villian roles with a kind heart are well suited for YH. He looked so sexy being a villain...
So if Yuan Hong isn't going to be the 4th prince, then is there any news of Wallace Chung possibly taking up that role? Just like Yuan Hong, who did very well in LOCH 2008 and Young Warriors of the Yang Clan as the villain, Wallace Chung, I believe, also excels in "bad boy," villainous roles, as in Ni Shui Han. I think Wallace Chung would be an excellent candidate for the ruthless 4th prince.
If the female lead in Bu Bu Jing Xin is going to be the love interest for both the 4th and 8th princes, then she has to look youthful, since she's going to be playing opposite Yuan Hong, who looks very young, and possibly Wallace Chung (if he ends up being the 4th prince), who also looks incredibly young for his age.
I actually haven't seen Yang Mi in any series before and have only seen her in pictures and fan-made music videos. I'm sure she's a beautiful, wonderful person, especially to her fans, but I'll be brutally honest here; she looks kind of mature to me. I say this with no disrespect or malice whatsoever. I know her chronological age is not that old, but she appears very mature with her sunken cheeks. Perhaps if she were to gain some weight, she'll appear more youthful.
Tangren bought the rights to Bu Bu Jing Xin from the author Tong Hua. Yu Zheng Workshop, which is producing Jade Palace Lock Heart, was bidding for the rights but lost out to Tangren, and so Yu Zheng copied the plotline and produced his series first so that it comes out before Tangren's. Hence, Tangren and Tong Hua are suing Yu Zheng for copyright infringement, damages, etc. Karen Cai and Yu Zheng were colleagues in Hong Kong's TVB before going to Mainland to set up their own production companies. Obviously they were never on good terms.
Jade Palace Lock Heart will be broadcast in Jan 2010. Pretty exciting to see how Tangren will deal with the competition.
Hmmmmmm....I don't think it's possible for Karen to air Bu Bu Jing Xin in Jan. 2011 if they start filming in November 2010
Is it true? I heard Yuan Hong is leaving Tangren. Didn't he just renewed his contract this year?
Last edited by GeShiYuan; 11-05-10 at 09:20 PM.
Doesn't Tangren have an office in Beijing as well? Maybe that's why he's moving there.
I think if he consider Tangren like a family and just renewed his contract, he wouldn't just let another company buy him like that...besides, considering how wealthy he is(family), money shouldn't matter to him I don't think
Although, maybe this is why he is not gonna be the 4th prince?
I hope the rumors are false, I would be sad if he leaves Tangren
But you know what Karen is like. She certainly won't be on good terms on anyone who backs out of a contract or even a verbal agreement with her. In fact, she'd be super b*tchy about it in a very public way - re the Yang Mi incident. But with YH, she included him in the recent Tian Ya publicity, applauded him on his wei bo for his weight loss, pasted his "ghost" pics on her wei bo...looks to me that the both of them are still on great terms. So if he did sign some contracts in Beijing, she's probably earning lotsa money from it! I betcha money sure matters to Karen, even if it doesn't matter to YH - it's a HK thing.
My guess is that he may work with Huayi - that's why he was at the Alex Wang fashion thing with a whole lot of Huayi people.
Anyway, 8th Prince is the one the girl loves, not 4th Prince.
YH as a "ghost".
Last edited by xiaolong; 11-06-10 at 02:08 PM.
I would be sad if he leaves Tangren, but on second thought it may be for the better. Come to think about it, he's always been and will be under Hu Ge's shadows if he's still with the company. Look how far Hu Ge has gone, but Yuan Hong is still kinda invisible...yes, a little more visible than before, but still a ghost like the picture above...LOL
I haven't liked any of Yuan Hong's series after Young Warrior and LOCH(which he was mostly known for in), nor I don't think the series thereafter that he made became a big hit.
It was also rumored that he may not be in Bu Bu Jing Xin. What a bummer if that was true.....who does Karen have to compete with Gong if that's the case?
So, if it's true that he may work for Huayi and that Karen is okay and on good term with him, things should be fine. Hopefully he'll be more successful
Ahhh, the answer from YH's wei bo:
Translation: Don't get worked up, the truth is not what you think. We are all still one family, but there's a change in contractual arrangements. More details will be given later.
I don't think YH is a ghost at all. He's quite popular already. Hu Ge is a v.high benchmark to follow. Which other Mainland actor is as popular as Hu Ge? The only one I can think of is Huang Xiaoming. Jimmy, Leehom, Jay and Peter are Taiwanese. The two Wallaces and Nic Tse are from HK.
I know of several people who would watch a series just for YH. On the other hand, no matter how hard Yu Zheng promotes Mickey He, Sammul Chan and Feng Shaofeng, I don't know of anyone who would watch a series for either of them.
Anyway, Tian Ya Zhi Nu was reasonably successful. And I'm sure YH will be in Bu Bu Jing Xin. Who else does Karen have to draw viewers? Already Hu Ge confirmed that he won't be in it. Unless someone bought YH out...
BTW, I actually liked Heaven and Earth People (天地民心) because I'm a big fan of the prequel Qiao Jia Da Yuan (乔家大院). Don't liked any of Hu Ge's series post-CP3 - The Myth was horrible (dunno why it was such a big hit), Bitter Coffee was boring (and not a hit), Butterfly Lovers was also boring.
Last edited by xiaolong; 11-07-10 at 01:02 PM.
That's a relief I didn't think YH would just pick up and leave like that, not after just renewing his contract, and would still be in good terms with Karen. I hope you are right that he'll still be in Bu Bu Jing Xin or else Karen would be promoting somebody else outside of the company if the series is a success....
Regarding The Myth, why it was a big hit? You got Jackie Chan as the producer, and Hu Ge as the lead. That was all to it....I agree, the series was horrible. And to think, they are making a sequel....
I think they better have an announcement before the speculation gets out of hand.
I've read that YH and Karen have been "cooling off" for awhile that's why Tian Ya Zhi Nu was the least promoted series in Tangren's history and majority of YH's scenes were cut, such that it looked like Edwin was the male lead instead of him. Also he didn't come for Hu Ge's WeShine signing ceremony and birthday party, whereas Karen and LSS were there.
I know Yu Zheng's words can be hogwash, but he did complain that Karen's fees were unreasonably high at Emperor Entertainment's level and she demands payment in HK$ or US$.
So if he's really leaving Tangren, it must be extremely expensive to break the contract considering he just signed a new one in June. Already I never thought Isabella Leong was a big star and yet Richard Li had to pay Emperor Entertainment US$6 mil to release her. I think anyone, including Huayi, would baulk at paying Emperor Entertainment-level fees to help break a contract. Hence there's speculation that YH's family paid off Karen. Or maybe she doesn't dare offend him.
Who knows, until they make a proper announcement.
Last edited by kengyew; 11-07-10 at 03:22 PM.
Maybe they want and like all these dramas...LOL
Is Tian Ya really the least promoted? I don't remember seeing that many promotions for Cp1 or their Liao Zhai series. Besides, I don't understand why Karen would want to ruin the success of Tian Ya by not promoting it or cutting out YH scenes when it took her 3 years to carefully prepare of it? I could understand the reason for cutting YH and LSS scenes becuase it would draw too much attention to the couple, but now if the reason was personal between Karen and YH...hmmmm.
I thought they were in "good terms", because he was trying to lose weight for Bu Bu Jing Xin and everything....or were they just hiding it
If YH really leave Tangren, wonder if Yu Zheng will go after him now that he can??
Last edited by GeShiYuan; 11-07-10 at 05:23 PM.
Oooh, Karen's cryptic reply on her wei bo:
Translation: Even if YH is not in Tangren, we will be good to him, he will always be one of us. For example, during the recent round of Tian Ya publicity, we treated him as one of us.
Netizens noted that Yu Zheng has added YH's wei bo (even though YH hasn't added Yu Zheng's wei bo...yet)
(Yu Mommy added YH's wei bo. What does he want to do!)
Netizens also observed that Karen didn't spend a single cent to advertise Tian Ya Zhi Nu (e.g. no trailers, no outdoor ads, no roadshows - even Dandelion, CP and Liao Zhai had roadshows, but not Tian Ya). All the publicity was reactive - that is, it was the media who actively asked to interview the stars. Fans commented if they weren't following Tian Ya's wei bo, they wouldn't even be aware that it was already being broadcasted.
But LSS was so warm to YH during the Sohu and Youku interviews - so I hope he continues to be on good terms with Tangren. And he looked so bored during the Alex Wang event with the Huayi people that people commented, "要是换了诗诗，老袁应该不会这么深沉的!" (if LSS was seated next to him instead of Ms Xiong, YH wouldn't look so stone-faced)
Last edited by xiaolong; 11-10-10 at 06:07 AM.