It’s been a not-so-secret done deal for days now that Feng Shao Feng has been cast in the upcoming period C-drama Lan Ling Wang (蘭陵王 or the King of Lan Ling), which may be his swan song to dramas now that he’s hit it big and transitioning to the big screen. He’s not exactly who comes to mind when I think of the King of Lan Ling, one of the four most handsome men in ancient Chinese history. A masterful warrior, he led his army into battle and vanquished his foes while wearing a fearsome mask to hide his beauty. Every time I hear this legend I chortle. Anyways, my interest has now been dialed up to a bajillion thanks to the fact that rumors are trickling out that Ariel Lin will be the leading lady. Ariel? Back in a period C-drama? OMG, where do I sign up!
Apparently the second leading male is Daniel Chan, so it’s clearly the attack of the pretty boy battle going on in this drama. Heh. The King of Lan Ling’s name is Gao Chang Gong and he was a famed general and prince during the Northern Qi period. His legend painted him as a generous and loyal person, who treated his soldiers with care and respect. Hhhmmm, a handsome and kind warrior loverboy, I can totally get on board with that. The production will be holding a news conference on March 28th, which will confirm the final cast.
I desperately need a new C-drama to spazz about now that Da Mo Yao makes me want to poke my eyes out. I don’t think much is needed from Feng Shao Feng except look hot and pose prettily, which he can clearly do after I watched him be one of the few non-crappy things in the movie White Vengeance. And Ariel is just LOVE in a period C-drama. Now that she’s matured even more in her craft and image, I can’t wait to see what she brings to the table in a period setting. I. WANT. Please let this be true.
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