The plot for Bu Bu Jing Qing <步步惊情> has been a tightly kept secret since filming began on March 2. The 35-episode modern drama is currently filming in Tianjin, China and is expected to wrap by June. This week, lead actress Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩) revealed that she will be starring as two different characters in the highly anticipated series. A sequel to 2011’s popular time-traveling drama Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心>, Bu Bu Jing Qing picks up from the end of the first story and follows a love triangle in midst of bitter business politics.
Cecilia will reprise her role as Zhang Xiao and will also portray a new character, Lan Lan. In the sequel, Zhang Xiao is a graphic designer working at Zhentian Internet Group, a company headed by Kang family patriarch Kang Zhentian (Damian Lau 劉松仁). Zhang Xiao’s colleagues shunned her due to her new employee status and she struggled to fit in. One day, she meets company vice president and Zhentian’s stepson Yan Zheng (Nicky Wu 吳奇隆). Yan Zheng’s kindness and gentle gestures touched her deeply and she finds herself falling quickly in love.
At a Kang family dinner, Zhang Xiao was somehow introduced to the family as Zhentian’s biological son Kang Sihan’s (Sun Yizhou 孫藝洲) girlfriend. At the same time, Yan Zheng appeared with supermodel Lan Lan in his arms. The four would later become embroiled in a complex war of love and seduction while the two brothers fought to claim the family fortune.
In an interview, Cecilia explained the differences between her two characters. “Zhang Xiao is an average white-collar worker that you see every day. Her life is similar to our own. You can find a hint of yourself hidden in her character. Lan Lan on the other hand is a super model. She seems far out of reach to the average person. Lan Lan also has a very cold, aloof personality which makes her even more mysterious.”
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This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.