The new romantic drama, Beauty Manufacturer <美人製造>, which is written and produced by Yu Zheng (于正), will star mainland Chinese actor Kingscar Jin (金世佳) as an imperial doctor and mainland Chinese actress Yang Rong (楊蓉) as a brothel owner.
Set in the Tang Dynasty, Beauty Manufacturer tells the story of He Lanjun (Kingscar Jin), a highly skilled imperial physician who is in charge of prescriptions for empress Wu Zetian (Sheren Tang 鄧萃雯). But fate deals him a harsh blow one night when he discovers that his son is actually the product of his wife’s affair with the family housekeeper.
Demoted and helpless, Lanjun is left wandering the streets. He is taken in by the kind but marriage-obsessed Su Lianyi (Yang Rong), whom Lanjun looks down upon because of her lowly position as a brothel owner. Nevertheless, Lianyi falls in love with him, even when he causes her business to crumble. As Lanjun tries to rebuild his medicine practice on the streets and rediscover the meaning of love, he discovers that Lianyi may be his one and only.
Although Yang Rong has frequently appeared in Yu Zheng’s dramas, since she is signed to his management company, Beauty Manufacturer marks her first time starring as the female lead. “She has developed particularly well these past few years,” said Yu Zheng, who praised her acting as having “reached the point of perfection.” Previously, Yang Rong often played second fiddle to established actresses like Zhao Liying (趙麗穎), Joe Chen (陳喬恩), and Yuan Shanshan (袁姗姗). However, on Yang Rong’s birthday in June, Yu Zheng promised to give her a leading role in his newest project.
Beauty Manufacturer also features up-and-coming actor Zhang Zhehan (張哲瀚), who plays a mysterious character called Pei Yuntian. Because he portrayed Yang Rong’s lover in Palace: The Lost Daughter <宮鎖連城>, many netizens are interested in seeing how their chemistry will continue with this new collaboration.
Described by Yu Zheng as “the most expensive and most dazzling drama since the beginning of time,” Beauty Manufacturer is custom-made for Hunan Satellite TV, which is also co-producing the drama. The series, which recently began filming, is scheduled to broadcast on a weekly basis in September.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.