Hmm, just a thought. But I thought Shu Chang can do a pretty good job as almost any character in HSDS. She's one of the most versatile actress out there and is cast as Jian Ning in DOMD now.
In DGSD, she acted as Tian Shan Tong Lao at age 14/15, and Wan ru in Xiao Zhuang Epic and Xiaoyu in Bao Lian Deng.
I'd like her either as Zhao Min or Xiaozhao. I think whoever gets to act as Xiaozhao will get a break, since like GX has always been a popular character.
I don't think LYF will be in future ZJZ productions because her agent has said with XLN, she has reached a peak in ZJZ adapations and wouldn't act in future adaptations because it's unlikely she could surpass her performance as XLN. So,, if that's OK, could we use more time to discuss possiblilties of other actresses, rather than LYF.
Personally, I think she did a great job as XLN, a bit different but still good. Anyway, I don't think I'd like every XLN to have the same feel. Her fighting scenes are beautiful to watch. Pls note this is coming from someone who appreciates Wuxia, but is not a Jin Yong novel fanatic. In fact, I've never read any of his books.
I feel for chemistry, HXM has put a lot of effort in, but LYF can still do a bit more job in that department.