source: Hua Shang Daily 03/19/06
She's the beautiful but wicked Da Ji, and he's the princely but smitten King Zhou, Fan Bingbing and Ma Jing Tao play the notorious couple in the upcoming TV series Feng Sheng Bang.
TV series Seven Swords costarring Wang Xue Bing is airing across the country nowadays, and this journalist wouldn't miss a chance to ask Fan Bingbing about what she thinks of it. But since it's preview on 03/16, Fan Bingbing has been working on Feng Sheng Bang nonstop, telling this journalist that she will have to buy the series later on to catch up. Asked her what she thinks of the kissing scene btw Ada Cai Shao Feng and Wang Xue Bing, Fan Bingbing was pretty generous, saying that it was all required by the script and that all actors have to be professional. According to the source, Wang Xue Bing paid a visit a couple days ago, but Fan Bingbing refused to admit it, "No, he didn't come, he's also working on a series, we don't really have much time together."
Compared to Fan Bingbing's covert romance, Ma Jing Tao is a lot more straightforward, "Eventhough I'd broke-up with my girlfriend, but we still remain as friends, I believe in love in first sight, and love is unforeseeable, I don't care what my girlfriend does, love is most important of all." Because there are rumors about him falling for Fan Bingbing, Ma Jing Tao wanted to clarify, "When I first met Bingbing, I thought she's very beautiful, but there was no romance involved, and there were rumors about love scenes in the series earlier, but you know the TV standard, we wouldn't across the line."
A scene on King Zhou and Da Ji started when this journalist arrived on the set. Fan Bingbing's acting has become adroit nowadays, with every alluring glance and every seductive body turn vividly tells a sexy Fox Da Ji. And she hardly makes any mistakes, she would add her own ideas to the performance as well, making the director of the series very satisfied with her input.
"That is a nice modification," said the director who came to talk to Ma Jing Tao while on break. Ma Jing Tao got himself involved with the scriptwriting in this series, "King Zhou was a Herculean according to the history books, although he wasn't well-known as some other emperors, he was a war strategist, he was quite a character if not a hero, I want to demonstrate the vaunting side of him, and reveal a somewhat different King Zhou. The company asked me to play Jiang Zhi Ya initially, but I chose to play King Zhou, because he's a lot challenging."
In her following work, Bingbing will play a ghost in a movie, the preparation for a movie is a lot longer than a TV series, therefore she's already reading the related info on her next project.
Ma Jing Tao is interested in playing Fei Yun Xiang, the leading character from Qiong Yao's love story, Yi Lian You Meng. He claims he's now in the perfect condition to play this character.