National Treasures come alive in new CCTV program starring Tony Leung, Wang Kai and more

National Treasure 国家宝藏  will showcase 27 historical artifacts from 29 different museums across the country with the help of “protectors” (listed below), who will then present the story behind each piece in a short stage performance.

Actors / hosts featured: Zhang Guoli, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Wang Kai, Liu Tao, Li Chen, Duan Yihong, Wang Gang, He Jiong, Ma Su, Qin Hailu, Chen Xiao, Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Liu Yijun, Guo Tao, Lei Jiayin, Guan Xiaotong, Sa Beining, Cai Guoqing, Ren Zhong, Ning Jing

Theme song: A Thousand Years in One Glance 一眼千年 – Na Ying

The 10 episode series will begin airing on December 3rd.

Tony Leung as Sima Guang

Wang Kai as Qianlong

Li Chen as Emperor Huizong of Song

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Soldiers Sortie director’s new drama casts Chen Xiao, Wang Lei as leads

Director Kang Honglei has churned out several solid dramas (See Without Looking, When We Were in France) over the years, but is still best known for 2006 hit drama Soldiers Sortie. He’s returning to familiar ground this time with The Lord of Land War 陆战之王an upcoming military drama about tanks that stars Chen Xiao (Nothing Gold Can Stay) and Wang Lei (Rose Faith) as the protagonists.

Zhang Nengliang (Chen Xiao) is a fuerdai (second generation rich) who fails the university entrance exams and joins the People’s Liberation Army as a member of the tank crew. Squad leader Niu Nuli (Wang Lei) comes from a rural village, and missed out on a place in the military academy twice due to Zhang Nengliang. They start off on the wrong foot, though eventually become fast friends after being allocated to the same team. The only female crew member is Ye Xiaomeng (Cui Bo), an earnest tomboy who becomes the army’s first female tank driver.

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Y/N: Chen Xiao grows a mustache

Actor Chen Xiao, currently winning hearts by his superb portrayal in Nothing Gold Can Stay, grew a mustache for the first time since debuting. Yes or no?

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Nothing Gold Can Stay: Deng Chao “Apologizes” to Male Cast Members on Behalf of Sun Li

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Deng Chao “Apologizes” to Male Cast Members on Behalf of Sun Li

August 30th was the big premiere day for Sun Li’s (孙俪) latest television drama Nothing Gold Can Stay <那年花开月正圆>, a turn-of-the-century story about a strong woman who breaks societal expectations and conventions to start her own business. The period drama also stars Chen Xiao (陈晓), Peter Ho (何潤東), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Ren Zhong (任重), and Yu Haoming (俞灏明).

Sun Li portrays Zhou Ying, a strong-willed, non-traditional Shaanxi woman who overcomes barriers to become the first female pupil of the Wu family. She strikes an interesting friendship with the second young master Chen Xinyi (Chen Xiao) and Wu Pin (Peter Ho), bringing out her straightforward personality. Zhou Ying grew up as a fighter, and often breaks into physical altercations with men.

Sun Li herself has described her role “a bit like the sassy girlfriend, probably the most disobedient woman in the entire city.” In a society women are expected to stay at home and raise children, Zhou Ying is a fighter and longs to take control of her own life.

Deng Chao (邓超), Sun Li’s husband, promoted the drama on his Weibo, writing, “As her husband I apologize to all the men she had beaten up [on the show].”

Netizens joked along. One wrote, “To promote his wife’s new drama, he really sacrificed everything.” Another commented, “You of all people have all the right to talk about this.”

Nothing Gold Can Change airs on Dragon TV, Jiang TV, and Tencent Video.

“Nothing Gold Can Change” Extended Trailer

Source: Sohu.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Promo Round-up: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay seems like it’s going to take the crown of being the fastest period drama to get on air – female lead Sun Li wrapped up filming in May, and the 74 episode drama is all ready to air tonight.

The story follows the life of Zhou Ying (Sun Li), the richest merchant in the late Qing dynasty. She marries Wu Ping (Peter Ho) to help him ward off bad luck, yet his untimely death means she has to take over the family business, much to the dismay of his greedy relatives. Unfortunately the journey is far from smooth – there’s the feud with the Shen family, political machinations in the royal court, and the betrayals by Wu Ping’s secret admirer Hu Yongmei (Myolie Wu) and his sister Wu Yi (Zeng Qi).

Shen Xingyi (Chen Xiao) is a sheltered and happy-go-lucky young lad who doesn’t get involved in his family business until much later, though the hatred between the two households doesn’t stop him from pursuing Zhou Ying.

Opening theme: Can’t Forget by Sun Li (title)

Ending Theme: I am the only one reluctant to let go by Zhang Lei

Insert song: You Once Said by Yu Kewei (Cui Zige’s version was featured in the first teaser)
Insert song: Borrow by Mao Buyi

Behind-the-scenes | Ep 1 – 2 Preview

A closer look at the costumes, designed by Tim Yip:

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Third teaser for Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay is set in the years leading up to the fall of the Qing Dynasty, and stars Sun Li as a young girl who later transforms into a respected businesswoman.

Sun Li plays Zhou Ying, a plucky young girl with a natural talent for business and Chen Xiao plays her main love interest Shen Xingyi, a bratty young master with no aspirations. Shen Xingyi clearly has a difficult path ahead of him if he ever wants to earn the heroine’s love and respect.

Zhou Ying becomes a widow shortly after marrying Wu Ping (Peter Ho), and has to take over the family business. In the trailer, Master Wu (Zhang Chenguang) is certain a storm is coming, and sure enough, their textile factory is soon raided by government officials. Ren Zhong and Yu Haoming represent the good and evil side of politics respectively, and Myolie Wu plays a young woman who is desperate to marry into the Wu family.

The 40 episode drama has is tentatively scheduled for August 30th.

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Chen Xiao goes to great lengths to woo Sun Li in Nothing Gold Can Stay

After releasing a couple teaser featuring Sun Li and Peter Ho, now it’s Chen Xiao‘s turn to take to the stage. He plays Shen Xingyi, a young master who gets off on the wrong foot with Zhou Ying (Sun Li) yet later falls madly in love with her. Shen Xingyi is unafraid to display his affections for her, and it does seem like his feelings will be reciprocated.

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