Chen Xiao, Michelle Chen Finish Filming “The Condor Heroes” with a Kiss
After becoming one of mainland China’s most popular young actors last year, Chen Xiao (陳曉) is poised to continue his reign with The Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶>, the latest television adaptation of wuxia classic, Return of the Condor Heroes. Starring Chen Xiao, Michelle Chen (陳妍希), and Viann Zhang (張馨予), The Condor Heroes officially wrapped up filming on January 2.
In 2013, Chen Xiao began known as a “god of period dramas” after appearing in two Hunan Satellite TV series, Swordman <笑傲江湖> and Legend of Lu Zhen <陸貞傳奇>, as well as a period film titled The Palace <宮鎖沉香>. Thanks to his good looks and earnest performances, Chen Xiao easily caught the attention of viewers and won many year-end popularity awards. Fans and casual viewers alike are eager to see his take on Yang Guo, the male lead in The Condor Heroes, who begins the story as an unruly youth but develops into a mature man after being separated from his love for sixteen years.
Throughout the filming process of The Condor Heroes, screenwriter/producer Yu Zheng (于正) has continually updated his Sina Weibo with stills from the drama. Recently, he unveiled his latest batch of photographs, which included shots of Chen Xiao as the older Yang Guo and the star-studded supporting cast, which includes Zhao Liying (趙麗穎) and Sean Chen (陳翔).
One photograph, which depicted a kiss between Yang Guo and Michelle Chen’s Little Dragon Girl after their 16-year separation, particularly caught the attention of the audience. Since Little Dragon Girl is more reserved and aloof in the original novel, some netizens felt it was out of character for her to engage in a passionate kiss. However, many agreed that the scene was very aesthetically pleasing.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.