Hawick Lau’s “Painted Skin 2” TV Drama Airs

Ruby Lin’s (林心如) television adaptation of blockbuster film, Painted Skin 2 <画皮 2> aired this week on mainland China’s Jiang Su TV station. Titled Painted Skin: No Regrets for Real Love <画皮之真爱无悔>, the TV drama features a stunning set design and CGI effects which evokes imagery from the movie.

The TV adaptation also shares the same setting and characters from the movie. The story centers around Wang Ying (Hawick Lau 劉愷威) and his love triangle with Tang princess, Li Jing (Ying Er 颖儿) and fox spirit, Xiaowei (Michelle Bai 白冰).  When Princess Jing’s face becomes disfigured, she willingly exchanges her human heart with Xiaowei, foolishly believing that Wang Ying will love her again after she regains her beauty. Though it is a supernatural epic, the main theme will be love and the sacrifices involved.

Playing a pair of lovers yet again, Hawick and Ying Er will continue their onscreen chemistry from Sealed with a Kiss <千山暮雪>.While Hawick had loved Ying Er unconditionally in Sealed with a Kiss, it is Ying Er now who has a deep and profound devotion for Hawick’s Wang Ying. Ying Er said, “In Painted Skin, I will give up a lot for Wang Ying. I also have many crying scenes. Unlike in Sealed with a Kiss where I cried silently, my crying scenes in Painted Skin are more restrained.”

When the trailer and posters for the series were released last year, fans were delighted by the choice of cast and costumes. Most praises were for Ying Er’s Li Jing whose delicate features suit the role of the ancient beauty well. Even when she was dressed as a male in the drama, fans complimented on how boyish and handsome she was.

Painted Skin: No Regrets for Real Love also stars Qiao Zhenyu (乔振宇), Xu Zhengxi (徐正曦), and Mao Zijun (茅子俊).

“Painted Skin: No Regrets for Real Love” Trailer

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Source: Sohu.com

This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.

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  1. The trailer for “Painted Skin” TV drama is done well and evokes the feelings from the film. When I wanted “Painted Skin 2” the movie, I felt there was not enough time for character development and their feelings for each other, so the TV format would be able to elaborate more on this.

    Hawick Lau is a good choice for Wang Ying but the female leads look a bit weak.

  2. The poster sort of old fashioned.

    I didn’t like Painted Skin 2. Never liked Painted Skin 1. But Vicki Zhao has got to be the most beautiful masked woman in Painted Skin 2.

    1. Didn’t mind the story of painted skin 2, haven’t seen 1, however, the story is pretty ordinary, nothing out of the box, almost like mermaid but just with better ending lol or face off xD

  3. I could not even recognize Bai Bing in the poster! I am glad she seems to be taking on more mature and even seductive characters. I liked the plot of Painted Skin 2 well enough, but I don’t think Ying Er can play the type of character that Zhou Wei can— when she was heroic she still evoked a gentle aura and when ladylike had a strength about her poise.

    1. Same here! I like everything about this drama except Ying Er. I’ve seen one of her other drama with her as lead and her acting was horrible. I look foward to seeing Bai Bing as Xiao Wei. I really like this character and I think Bai Bing would do a good job. Do you know if at the end Hawick loved Ying Er or Bai Bing?

  4. The poster dun look attractive at all. Maybe I got used with nice looking China poster in recent series and cant like the plain poster like this one.

    1. Yea, gotta agree this poster look crap and the 2 lead girl look like twin sisters >_> apparently they both have ps lol? Same lip and same nose ~_~ just none of the characters look good on that poster, hawick’s clothes seem too big for him

  5. Honestly I’m not a big fan of Ying Er. I saw one of her other TV series with her as lead and I am disgusted by her acting. I have little hope that she will pull off a good princess in this. I am looking forward to Bai Bing and Hawick! The movie Painted Skin 2 was good, but I still like Painted Skin 1 better.

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