Chen Qiao En Cast as Empress Dugu of the Sui Dynasty in New C-drama Opposite Chen Xiao

There’s a new Empress trend coming with two C-dramas centering about the historical real life tale of Dugu Qielo otherwise known as Empress Dugu of the Sui Dynasty. The one I’m interested in just cast as the leads Chen Qiao En as Empress Dugu and Chen Xiao as her husband Emperor Wen (Yang Jian). The life story of Empress Dugu is yet another epic tales that seem too incredible to be true yet her life was lived colorfully and impacted an entire dynasty. Turns her her husband loved her so much he basically never took a concubine in their entire royal marriage, which also included coups and royal revolts and tons of great juicy events perfect for a C-drama retelling. Chen Qiao En was incredible in the turn remake of The Swordsman and I love her intense yet delicate aura in period dramas. Same goes for Chen Xiao. he’s always charismatic to the max in period fare and this will be one chemistry filled royal OTP.

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Chen Qiao En Cast as Empress Dugu of the Sui Dynasty in New C-drama Opposite Chen Xiao — 7 Comments

  1. They should be starting with the filming in this month, aren’t they? Hope we could somehow get to see the drama by the end of this year or early next year. It’s one of my most anticipated C-drama.

  2. I am sold with the main cast alone. But the script still matters. I tried to watch Chen Xiao’s contemporary drama with another famous C film actress. I forgot the drama name. But I couldn’t bear with his character and the actress’ acting. She’s just all over the top and their dialogues are more than cringe worthy. Even I like Chen Xiao’s onscreen charisma, I had to drop that drama from my plate. I expect him to be better in historical dramas.

  3. Oh, this sounds good! I’ve never heard of this Empress so I’m off to Wikipedia to spoil myself. Colour me intrigued though.

  4. I actually find Chen Qiao En too modern looking in period dramas. She looks out of place in them. She’s also a bit older than Chen Xiao who looks forever early 20s. Wonder if the actual Dugu is a bit older than her husband.
    I’ve always admired how at a time where men are allowed multiple wives especially royal monarchs, her Emperor husband married her and only her.
    Sadly in history, it was because of a lack of (suitable) male heirs that their incapable son inherited the throne and lost the dynasty his parents worked so hard to establish.

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