Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) will be seen in the upcoming Mainland Chinese drama, Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略>. Charmaine has not filmed an ancient drama in seven years. Story of Yanxi is also her first Qing Dynasty drama after 2004’s War and Beauty <金枝慾孽>.
In a newly released trailer, Charmaine sent chills down viewers’ spines as a cunning concubine. She utters the line, “Those who’ve wronged me and owe me, I won’t let a single one of them go.”
The producer and screenwriter of Story of Yanxi Palace, Yu Zheng (于正), spoke highly of Charmaine and said he instantly thought of no one better to fit the role. “Charmaine was the leading star in my very first production, plus her role as Er Chun is my favorite role. I’m very sure she can bring out the true underlying character of Consort Shushen with her gentle but talented self. It’s difficult to come across a good screenplay, and it’s equally as difficult to come across good actors.”
When the trailer first came out, many keen-eyed fans also noticed that the actress did in fact physically resemble Consort Shushen in real life, both possessing high cheekbones, a slim face, and petite mouth.
With beauty costumes, eye catching scenery, and Charmaine’s first Qing dynasty role in over a decade, Yu Zheng is confident that Story of Yanxi Palace will bring viewers for a thrilling ride. Starring Qin Lan (秦岚), Nie Yuan (聂远) and Wu Jin Yan (吴谨言), the 70-episode drama will be airing on July 19.
Story of Yanxi Palace Trailer
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.