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
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.