Based on the adaption of Tong Hua’s (桐华) internet novel, Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心> was mainland China’s megahit drama last year. The time-travel drama offered romantic escapism amidst the grandeur of the Qing palace. Many female viewers were especially swept off their feet by the drama’s handsome princes, Nicky Wu (吴奇隆) and Kevin Cheng (郑嘉颖)!
The charming Eighth Prince, played by Kevin Cheng, and the faithful Fourth Prince, played by Nicky Wu, mesmerized many female audiences. Both actors’ popularity soared overnight after appearing in the hit series. Time-traveling heroine, Cecilia Liu (刘诗诗), also received recognition from her acting skills. Many audience members particularly empathized with her painful love and anguish in the finale, when she encountered a man resembling Fourth Prince, who did not recognize her. The scene left many audiences with a heartache, yearning for their romance to be continued!
“Bu Bu Jing Xin 2” Fans Produce Their Own Sequel
Earlier, Chinese Entertainment Shanghai announced that the filming of the modern version of Bu Bu Jing Xin 2 will commence in August 2012. Since then, many trailers of the modern sequel have surfaced on the internet. Some of the trailers were created by fans who used different snapshots from old series and then pieced them together.
Recently, a trailer revealing the synopsis of Bu Bu Jing Xin 2 surfaced. The story centered on a family feud, in which Cecilia Liu was entrenched in complicated relationships with the warring brothers. She met a man who resembles the Fourth Prince. Cecilia Liu also has an identical twin sister in the trailer.
Many fans were excited over the trailer, and speculated that the sequel would be aired soon. However, fans will be disappointed to know that this is a fan-produced trailer and not associated with the official production.
Chinese Entertainment Shanghai’s Deputy General Manager, Teng Jingshu (藤井树) stated the recent circulating trailers for Bu Bu Jing Xin 2 were only fan-produced. Ms. Teng said that the script was still in the midst of writing and denied that Cecilia Liu will play two roles in the sequel.
Original Cast Invited to Film Sequel
Teng Jingshu also disclosed that the filming for Bu Bu Jing Xin 2 will start at the end of the year. The company has invited the original cast to return for the sequel. Ms. Teng said, “We will try our best to accommodate the original cast’s schedule, and hope that they will continue to star in the sequel.”
Ms. Teng was also asked if Bu Bu Jing Xin 2 will feature Jiang Jingfu (蒋劲夫), and Gulnazar(古力娜扎), whose popularity rose after appearing in Xuan Yuan Sword 3: Scar in the Sky <轩辕剑之天之痕>. She replied, “We still hope to use the original cast. Jiang Jingfu and Gulnazar may not be involved at all.”
This article is written by Stella for JayneStars.com.
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