Yu Zheng Sends Fans into a Tizzy with April 1st Joke about The Swordsman

Yu Zheng actually has a sense of humor. It’s evil, but hella hilarious considering he caused a near riot with his one weibo today. Yumama announced that he was making casting changes for his adaptation of The Swordsman, with Han Dong playing Dong Fang Bu Bai, Chen Qiao En playing Ren Ying Ying, and Yuan Shan Shan playing Dong Fang Bu Bai’s younger sister Dong Fang Xiao Mei. I don’t even know why anyone out there could have taken this as anything other than as an April Fool’s joke, since there isn’t a Dong Fang Xiao Mei anywhere in the novel. And in fact, the name is a riff on a character in Yun Zhong Ge called Shang Guan Xiao Mei (Xiao Mei means little sister). Anyhoo, sorry to burst anyone’s bubble, but the original casting stands. With that said, we get a first glimpse of Chen Qiao En as Dong Fang Bu Bai and Han Dong as Tian Buo Guan. I can safely say that these two are now my favorite characters for this drama adaptation. Love their style and the fire I glimpse even on the surface. They are going to steal the show, mark my words. Though there is no way anyone can convince me Dong Fang Bu Bai has got boobs like Chen Qiao En’s famous perky bosom. 


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Yu Zheng Sends Fans into a Tizzy with April 1st Joke about The Swordsman — 7 Comments

  1. I was skeptical about this drama! But I have to say that I actually like Chen Qiao En’s hairstyle in this drama! LOL…thank god, it’s not like the ancient drama that she’s in with Ming Dao…whew…

    • I think Qiao En’s very pretty in here too. I thought her character would look more guy-ly from initial complaints I’ve heard of.

  2. “Though there is no way anyone can convince me Dong Fang Bu Bai has got boobs like Chen Qiao En’s famous perky bosom.” — maybe DFBB got plastic surgery? Lol

  3. I think Weibo is perfect for april fool’s pranks, Jiro Wang posted on his that he cut his eyelids, and since he pulls something every year, fans catch on, but it’s a pretty good jab at the tabloids for their unrelenting accusations of Fahrenheit and plastic surgery

    my Jiro is hot enough without plastic surgery

  4. *sigh* but how 99% of us wanna WILL it to be anything but a joke!

    CQE is still very meh to me, I dun see a hint this will be better than my initial disgust with her casting, she’s so out of place in a period, period. YMM is a sillytwat (duh) he shouldnt have leaked out HanDong’s gorgeousness in drag and soooooo smashingly DFBB. CQE has nth in her to match that, even with masks and veils and props and whatever YMM can come up with which I can never imagine in my wildest wildest drunken trance.

  5. Ummm, was the earrings even necessary. I’m still skeptical about chen qiao en playing dong fang bu bai. For me, brigette lin was the best. She had the manly yet feminine look without the hairdos and jewelery accessories needed. Chen qiao en has the girly look and I don’t see the fierceness in her.

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