Charmaine Sheh Snags Lead Female Role in Yu Zheng’s “Winter Begonia”
After stunning the nation with his 2018 Qing Dynasty drama The Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略>, Yu Zheng (于正) is back with a new project, this time adapted from the Chinese novel Winter Begonia <鬓边不是海棠>, a story about a revolutionary and a Peking opera star during 1940’s Republican-era China.
The cast was kept in tight wraps, and when production started last month, only Huang Xiaoming and Yin Zheng were confirmed. Today, the production studio released a series of new shots, revealing Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) to be the female lead, playing as Cheng’s wife.
In one of the photos, both Huang Xiaoming and Charmaine looked at each other longing; Huang Xiaoming’s look is reminiscent of China’s 2007 adaptation of The Bund <上海滩>, in which he starred as Hui Man-keung.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.