New Stills Released for Film “Crimes of Passion” Starring Angelababy
After nearly three years in the making, a wide release date for Gao Qunshu’s (高群书) upcoming romantic drama film, Crimes of Passion <一场风花雪月的事>, has finally been set! Starring Angelababy and Korean actor Jae Hee (在熙), the mainland Chinese film tells the story of Lu Yueyue (Angelababy), a female detective who gets tangled up in an investigation about a missing historical artifact. In the process, she falls in love with prime suspect Kim Jung Hee (Jae Hee), the son of a powerful Korean gangster.
The film is set to be released on August 13, 2013, the day of the Double Seventh Festival.
Produced by Shanghai Inlook Media, Crimes of Passion also guest stars Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明), Angelababy’s real-life boyfriend, as Yueyue’s colleague and former love interest, Xue Yu.
Crimes of Passion is a remake of the 1997 mainland Chinese television drama, A Sentimental Story, which starred Xu Jinglei as Yueyue.
On taking over the role of Yueyue from Xu Jinglei, Angelababy expressed that she is not afraid of comparisons with the award-winning actress, stating that she is portraying a “more fashionable, sexier, new century” Yueyue. Angelababy explained, “I’ve never seen the original. I don’t want to have a preconceived impression of the role in my head. I want to portray a ‘new century’ Yueyue. She’s a very dark character.”
Official stills for the film were revealed earlier this week, all featuring Angelababy as the strong-willed and beautiful Yueyue. The 24-year-old actress described Yueyue as “adventurer in the game of romance” and that, despite the character’s headstrong demeanor, she is emotionally weak and gentle. Angelababy said, “There were a lot of emotional scenes for my character. To me, it wasn’t a simple challenge.”
In the film, Yueyue is trapped in a love triangle with Xue Yu, her first romance, and Jung Hee, whom she later falls in love with while attempting to solve a historical artifact case. Angelababy admitted, “I was really attached to my role when I shooting the film. I put myself in Yueyue’s ambiguous situation and that really suppressed me. It was an unforgettable filming experience.”
“Crimes of Passion” Trailer
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.