The new adaptation of Jin Yong’s (金庸) Return of the Condor Heroes <神雕侠侣> is currently in production, and it’s finally confirmed that Little Dragon Girl would be played by rookie actress Mao Xiaohui (毛晓慧). The 22-year-old will be starring alongside Meteor Garden <流星花园> reboot star Dylan Wang (王鹤棣), who will play Yang Guo.
Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Lei Jiayin (雷佳音), and Shao Bing (邵兵) are among the stars who is also confirmed to star in the remake. Michael will play Huang Yaoshi, Lei Jiayin will star as Wang Chongyang, and Shao Bing will play the older Guo Jing.
The filming of ROTCH is under tight wraps, and not much about its production is being shared with the public. Nonetheless, this hasn’t stopped netizens from dreaming about what-if’s… if Mao Xiaohui didn’t end up being the star, who would be the worthy candidate to portray Little Dragon Girl?
Some netizens managed to dig up 4-year-old photos of graduated SNH48 member Ju Jingyi (鞠婧祎) cosplaying as Little Dragon Girl, and it was a surprise find. If Mao Xiaohui wasn’t chosen to be the one to introduce a new generation of audiences to Jin Yong’s wuxia world, then Jingyi would surely be the golden option.
At 24 years old, Jingyi has quite a few achievements under her belt. Aside from a successful idol career with her 48 sisters, she has also starred in a few successful television dramas, such as Novoland: The Castle in the Sky <九州·天空城>, Xuan-Yuan Sword: Han Cloud <轩辕剑之汉之云>, Legend of Yunxi <芸汐传>, and Mr. Swimming <游泳先生>, in which she starred alongside Thai pop star Mike. She will soon be seen in television again with the upcoming period drama Please Give Me A Pair of Wings <请赐我一双翅膀>, starring opposite Aaron Yan (炎亞綸), Han Dong (韩栋), and Zhang Yuxi (张予曦).
Check out some of these photos of Jingyi as Little Dragon Girl:
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.