So the rumor is that Zhao Li Ying is definitely A-list but is capped by her not being theater trained. So called “Ke Ban” which means a graduate of an arts academy or acting major, hence she has not been able to break into the more prestigious C-movies. If that’s true what a shame because she’s got major talent and in some ways more adaptable and versatile. Reportedly this road block has made her re-commit to C-dramas and after The Legend of Shen Li, which finished filming last year already and is just waiting airing, she is now considering the female lead centric C-drama Tearless Snow (also called Salty Snow). I’m all for her just slaying drama land if she wants to.