Chen Qiao En and Hans Zhang Pair up for the C/TW Drama SOP Queen

Another C-TW-drama held a press conference last week though it’s already in the midst of filming, which appears to be the norm these days. The name of the drama is tentatively called SOP Queen (胜女的代价 which literally translates as The Price of Being a High Powered Single Woman), and stars Chen Qiao En, Hans Zhang (one of the C-version of F4), and Taiwanese chaebol son-turned-actor Godfrey Tsao. I’m on the lookout for the PD for this project, who gorgeously filmed the stupider than a ton of bricks Summer’s Desire.

Qiao En apparently goes against her usual characters and plays a Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada type of character, but younger and still open to the possibility of love. Hhhhmmm, that could be interesting. I am getting sick of Qiao En playing a nice simple girl in about 10 dramas in a row. The two male leads are eye candy, to be sure, but acting-wise I’ve got nothing to go on. The first production stills are out and it looks arresting, with tons of pretty fashion.

Doesn’t Hans remind anyone of a baby Huang Xiaoming? Or is it just me? They even have the same smirk!

Below is the cast at the press conference last week. I have to admit the three leads look fabulous together. Now if only the story turns out to be good, then I’m all set to get o board. The drama will be filmed in Taipei, Shanghai, and London, and is aiming for a mid-2012 broadcast date.

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Chen Qiao En and Hans Zhang Pair up for the C/TW Drama SOP Queen — 31 Comments

  1. Godfrey Tsao (or Gao as I know him by) was in Volleyball Lover. Ummm… not expecting much from him. From the BTS of VL, I gather that he was educated mainly overseas, thus his rather bad accent, but I gleaned no reasons for his rather bad acting.

  2. Weeeeeeeeee~

    Is that the guy in Dou Niu Yao Bu Yao (?)

    Why yes it is! Hello there secret crush! I’m glad you’re getting a non-siderole after all. :D

  3. The one thing i like about twdrama is that they’re not averse to long hair. Kdramas have been chopping those locks off for too long now it’s no longer a trend.
    I love ftly and qiao en’s portrayal there so maybe I’ll check this out

  4. Zhang Han is yummy, Chen Qiao En finally!! She finally took a role that’s not the same typical nice girl she used to always play, it will be refreshing. Looking forward towards Zhang Han’s performance, Godfrey is so stiff but there may be improvement from him (his looks is just not my type even though my friends love him a lot). I don’t know about the chemistry though, i’m too used to see Zhang Han with Zheng Shuang coupled together =p They’re so cute!

  5. That photo of her with the two guys doesn’t really look that nice. I didn’t like her expression there. And this will be awesome b/c it FASHION.

  6. ooooh they look gorgeous together. I really like Qiao En and Hans Zhang was adorable in Let’s watch meteor shower together or chinese Hana yori dango…

  7. #1 – loooove chen qiao en. and really glad she’ll be playing against her typical character.
    #2 – omg godfrey gao is ridic hot. like kind of out of control hot. what adds to his hotness is that i’ve heard he’s a really nice guy – kinda quiet but pretty chill. i know he was in shanghai sometime in the beginning of june..wonder if he was filming for this back then?

    i can’t help it. i’m a sucker for the pretty.

    • haha as nice as any chaebol son-turned actor could be. i’ve actually met him quite a few times (my good friend was his former roommate – and yep, i’ve been to their flat & it was quite messy!) and while he is “nice”, there is certain…snootiness…around him. i mean, dude knows he’s good lookin’. :) and i’ve been around when they were talking about girls in a not-nice way, so that was quite a turn off. but you know…he’s pretty nice to look at, hey? :)

  8. Talk about the power of photoshop!!… this sounds interesting and I do love the fact that QE is finally going to do a strong character, I’m tired too of see in her in everydrama as the poor dansel in distress, time for a grown up role.

    • Well that can be said of a lot of other celebs that are even more popular and even worse actors. At least ZH has a strong acting foundation having graduated from a very prestigious acting academy. He isn’t that bad and his potential is there. (not actually a fan of his nor do I think he’s THAT popular though)

      • I thought he graduated from central film academy… Not that meteor shower was meant to be deep in terms of acting. Still, I’ll wait and maybe judge when I see him in something more serious.

      • He graduated from central film academy not beijing drama…and he was brilliant in Fall in Love.

    • I agree he was terrible in Meteor Shower. But amazing in “Fall in Love”.
      His acting there blew me away. And now he’s my favorite Chinese actor ^^

  9. Wow! Joe Chen. She’s getting prettier and prettier as she ages. I hope this one is a good drama and not just pure eye candy.

    • She has already hit 30 and still looks like a fresh college student. Been a fan of her since Prince Turns to Frog, though the roles/dramas she picks are often more of a miss than a hit for me.

  10. lol I had no idea his English name was Hans! Makes me wonder why all of the H4 boys picked such odd English names… I suppose Zhang Han’s is the most normal, haha. And I never thought about it before, but he does look a bit like HXM in these pics. :D

  11. Better brush up on acting for the 2 guys cuz I’m not impressed by their previous dramas. She’s a good actress and so I will watch & see. If they have great connection/chemistry, sure, it could work.

  12. Hans…that was my grandpa’s name! It’s just…so not Chinese XD It’s not even really English @_@~ Oh well, they all look gorgeous!

  13. oh man, Summer’s Desire had incredible potential, like you could almost feel how good it could have been while watching that pseudo-psycho bore-fest.
    Weird how it fell flat on soo many levels despite the beautiful score and haunting music, the breathtakingly georgous cinematography…. maybe it was the screenplay/directing/shitty acting, no idea.

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  16. Yeah, I also caught myself thinking that Zhang Han is very much alike Huang Xiao Ming)

    Did you mean PD is the same for Summer Desire?

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