I do find the actresses for Ziwei and XYZ a bit similar to each other, in that their facial expressions are close.
Does anyone else feel that the actress for Ziwei looks like Moon Geun Young of Korea? Moon Geun Young is the child actress in Autumn Sonata, Queen Ming Cheng and lead actress in Painter of the Wind and Cinderella's Sister.
Ooohhh I cannot stand the ear shape of the actress who play Ziwei! Her ears shape are so, so, so, weird. I don't know...
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I stop watching by the end of HZGG II and I consider that as the series finale. Haven't seen Leo Koo's HZGG III and probably never will because some things should just end where it ended. Why didn't they just make a whole new series rather than trying to continue HZGG? And those look-a-like don't really look like the originals at all.
i don't see why they cast look alikes for the new HZGG...
if they really wanted to make a brand new version they should cast a completely refreshing cast.
the new xiao yan zhi is ugly in my opinion, she is like an ugly version of vicky zhao and no, im not bias. i'm not a big fan of vicky and im not that much of a big fan of the old HZGG, true i enjoyed watching it but thats it.
there are so many beautiful mainland actresses that could be cast as the soft spoken zhi wei... i don't get why they choose who they choose. she cant even compare to ruby lin even though ruby lins acting skills werent all that great in HZGG she was still VERY pretty in her role. this one? NAH.
and the male cast? oh pleeeaase, im not even gonna go there *sigh*
as someone said they look like they could be cast as little eunuches..
also agree on the zi wei part...there are so many pretty young actresses in mainland. SO many. lol. and just because they wanted a "newbie" and "fresh face" they couldnt pick some new actress that was still PRETTY? ruby lin was indeed very pretty as zi wei - much prettier than vicki's xiao yan zi, IMO. if anything, this zi wei is even uglier than xiao yan zi *sigh*
The actress who plays the new Jin Xuo (Fan Bing Bing's character in the original) is named Yang Bing Bing in real life. Coincidence or what?
NarutoSakura, thanks for that interesting insight into Qiong Yao's decision to remake HZGG! I hope that means she's making the 2nd part less draggy and nonsensical. Although, I don't understand why she thought it was a "mistake" to have the 5th prince's mother die so early? I know in real history she lived to quite an old age (actually outlived the 5th prince I think who died really young in history), but I thought it worked well in HZGG. It explains why he has such a sweet personality and doesn't want to get involved in the usual "power struggles" in the palace (because he didn't have a concubine mother constantly pushing him to fight for the throne). Also you kinda feel sorry for him because he's almost an orphan too--growing up he didn't seem to have a close father-son relationship with the emperor (since he has tons of kids and is always busy with political stuff...)
Xiao Yan Zhi & Rong Mo Mo
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eww...even rong muo muo is giving off a cartoon vibe. gross >.<