Color me genuinely impressed with the early results from K-actress Park Min Young‘s foray into Chinese dramas. While idol-actress Suzy was reportedly the production’s first choice as leading lady, ultimately I think it worked out wonderfully all around for Park Min Young to accept period C-drama Braveness of the Ming. Acting opposite Hans Zhang, who is no stranger to working with Korean stars having worked early on in his career opposite Song Joong Ki in the movie Hearty Paws 2, there is a very lovely visual compatibility in the looks and aura of the two leads. Hans always looks good in Chinese period costume but the real surprise is Park Min Young looking exceptionally beautiful as a Chinese period goddess, so much so that she looks even better than the other Chinese supporting actresses in this cast. Check out the first set of drama promotional stills below as well as additional pictures of Park Min Young on the set filming.