The popularity behind the hit Chinese period drama Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> has inspired producer Yu Zheng (于正) to start work on a sequel. The cast of Yanxi Palace shot to overnight fame, and Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) has yet another breakout drama to put in her star-studded resume.
Speaking with the Hong Kong press on Wednesday, Charmaine was drilled with questions about the Yanxi Palace sequel, which is rumored to be set in modern times. She said, “I have heard about the idea of a sequel, but nothing has been officially confirmed.”
Charmaine added that, should the sequel be officially confirmed, she would love to return with the original cast. “I do hope we’ll get together again. Maybe the same cast but with a different story, with different characters.” Asking on what kind of role she would like to do, she said, “I hope it’ll be different from my last one. A slightly more complicated character. My mother wouldn’t want me to play a good guy. She doesn’t like to watch me getting bullied on screen.” Charmaine shared that her mother would never visit her on set, as she doesn’t like to watch her daughter suffering from work.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.