Zanilia Zhao, Zheng Shuang, and Yang Yang Eyed for “Soul Mate” TV Version

Zanilia Zhao, Zheng Shuang, and Yang Yang Eyed for “Soul Mate” TV Version

The 2016 film Soul Mate <七月与安生> was not only a breakout success, Zhou Dongyu (周冬雨) and Sandra Ma (马思纯) shared the Best Actress award for the Golden Horse Awards last year, becoming the new ‘it’ actresses of the Chinese film industry.

Various sources are claiming that a Soul Mate TV adaptation is in the making, and producers are eyeing Zanilia Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) and Zheng Shuang (郑爽) to play Ansheng and Qiyue, respectively. The male lead, on the other hand, is rumored to be played by Yang Yang (杨洋).

Should this casting be true, Soul Mate would become one of the most anticipated TV blockbusters of 2018. Zanilia, Zheng Shuang, and Yang Yang are extremely popular actors in the industry, and they have starred in some of China’s highest-rated television dramas in history. Fans are excited to see the big stars collaborate, but many feel that Yang Yang may be too big of a star to play the male lead, who has more of a supporting presence in the story.

Source: Sina.cn

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com

Yang Yang’s Martial Universe releases first teaser

Here’s our first look Martial Universe, a fantasy period drama starring Yang Yang (Once Upon A Time) as Lin Dong, an aspiring cultivator who levels up to become one of the most powerful fighters in the land.

Wu Chun (currently seen in variety show Dad, Where Are We Going?) plays Lin Langtian, Lin Dong’s his fellow clan member and nemesis. Zhang Tian’ai (Legend of the Naga Pearls) and Wang Likun (Legend of Heavenly Tear: Phoenix Warriors) round out the main quartet as Lin Dong’s love interests.

Lin Langtian eventually joins the demons in their planned takeover of the mortal world, and Lin Dong forms an alliance with the rest of the pugilist world to defeat the evil beings once and for all.

Directed by Zhang Li (Great Ming Dynasty 1566, Forty Nine Day Memorial), Martial Universe will air next year as a weekly drama on Hunan TV, and run for 60 episodes.

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Yang Yang’s “Once Upon a Time” Critically Panned

Yang Yang’s “Once Upon a Time” Critically Panned

Once Upon a Time <三生三世十里桃花>, film adaptation of the xianxia novel Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, is not meeting the hype.

The film starring the popular Crystal Liu Yifei (刘亦菲) and Yang Yang (杨洋) opened in China nationwide on August 3, 2017. The film depicts the tragic love story between Bai Qian and Ye Hua, two gods tested by the cruel game of fate. The novel was previously adapted into a television drama starring Yang Mi (杨幂) and Mark Chao (趙又廷), which went on to become the most-watched television drama online.

Though the original source material and its television counterpart had solid critical ratings, Once Upon a Time was critically panned, and was unable to live up the hype that the television drama had established.

Critics and fans criticized the film for having a broken script, poor acting, and the lack of chemistry between Crystal and Yang Yang. Many fans found the love story too long-winded.

Many fans found Yang Yang’s performance disappointing, although Yang Yang’s previous performances in the films The Left Ear <左耳> and I Belonged to You <从你的全世界路过> were rated favorably. Both films were also box office successes, growing 485 million RMB and 814 million RMB respectively.

Yang Yang and Dilraba to Star in “The King’s Avatar”

Once Upon a Time may have disrupted Yang Yang’s solid filmography, but the actor will most likely another hit in his hands once he gets started on The King’s Avatar <全职高手>, live-action adaptation of the book of the same name.

The King’s Avatar, which has also been adapted into an anime, tells the story of Ye Xiu, a top-tier player from the online multiplayer game Glory. Dilraba Dilrumat (迪丽热巴) plays his confidant and love interest, Su mucheng. The King’s Avatar, written by Butterfly Blue, is popular amongst the online gaming community.

20-year-old Neo Hou (侯明昊) is rumored to be playing Ye Xiu’s rival Huang Shaotian. XNINE member Xiao Zhan (肖戰) is rumored to be playing Zhou Zekai.

Source: HK01.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

“Prince Ye Hua” Yang Yang Gives Himself 100 Points

“Prince Ye Hua” Yang Yang Gives Himself 100 Points



Once Upon a Time <三生三世十里桃花>, the feature-length adaptation of Tangqi Gongzi’s (唐七公子) Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms, will open nationwide in China on August 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. Yang Yang (杨洋), who plays Prince Ye Hua in the film, sat down for an interview in Guangzhou to promote the film. The young 25-year-old actor, playing opposite Crystal Liu Yifei (刘亦菲) as Bai Qian, gave himself full points for his portrayal of Ye Hua.

“I give myself 100 points,” he said. “I can’t disappoint you guys. There’s going to be regrets in every film we do, but at least we tried our best.”

To get himself in character, Yang Yang read the novel before starting work on Once Upon a Time. “What captivated me the most was the love story between Ye Hua and Bai Qian. The love they share is undeniable. I’m also very thankful of our entire team—they helped us finish this wonderful movie with great confidence.”

To prepare for his role, Yang Yang stayed on set all day. He researched online to read fan comments and took notes of character descriptions. He described Ye Hua as a “mysterious father-like” character, and shared, “I spent a lot of time with a child on set, and that helped me get into character.”

Yang Yang added that Ye Hua is quiet, reserved, and tends to keep problems to himself. “He wants to talk about his problems, but he can’t. He’s worried that if he gives too much emotion, the people closest to him would leave him.”

Due to the fantasy setting, many scenes of the film were shot against a green screen. “It wasn’t easy,” said Yang Yang. “There’s nothing around you except green screen, and you have to rely on your imagination. We also had many wire stunts. It’s standard of us to do the same sequence 20 to 30 times.”

On working with Crystal, Yang Yang said, “It was great. We’re both Virgos, and the director as well, so we make a great team. The crew was probably tired of us! [Crystal and I] found our chemistry. She’s cute, bubbly, and very professional about her work.”

Asking if he’s worried that his pretty-boy looks would influence viewers’ opinions about his acting, he said, “Thank you for the compliments, but I hope everyone can pay attention to the story too. Once you start getting noticed, other things besides your looks would shine out. It’s a good thing. Besides looks, it’s also important to carry some talent. Acting can be a learning process. If you ask me to play Ye Hua now, I might have a different approach [to the character].”

“Once Upon a Time” Final Trailer

Source: Sina

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

“Three Lives Three Worlds” Movie, Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, Premieres August 3rd

“Three Lives Three Worlds” Movie, Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, Premieres August 3rd



The nation is ready for the battle of the best when it comes to media adaptations for the popular xianxia novel. Comparisons are imminent.

Once Upon a Time, a full-length feature adapted from the popular xianxia novel Three Lives Three Worlds: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms <三生三世十里桃花>, will hit cinemas in China on August 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. It was originally scheduled to premiere on July 21st.

The film stars Crystal Liu Yifei (刘亦菲) as Bai Qian, a goddess monarch who is engaged to the dragon crown prince Ye Hua, portrayed by Yang Yang (杨洋). Intrigued by her physical similarities with his deceased wife Su Su, Ye Hua lets go of his identity to discover more of Bai Qian’s relationship with Su Su.

The novel, also known by its English title To the Sky Kingdom, has also been adapted into the TV series Eternal Love, which had ended its original broadcast on March 1st, totaling 58 episodes. In the TV show, Yang Mi (杨冪) starred as Bai Qian and Mark Chao (趙又廷) starred as Ye Hua.

Once Upon a Time premieres August 3.

“Once Upon a Time” Trailer

Source: Sohu.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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“Three Lives Three Worlds” Movie, Starring Liu Yifei and Yang Yang, Premieres August 3rd

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    Liu Yifei and Yang Yang‘s fantasy romance film Once Upon a Time has released a pretty new teaser, and focuses on Bai Qian / Susu and Ye Hua’s heart-wrenching romance. Images of significant locations have also been released – for those familiar with the source novel (or drama adaption), how many can you recognise?

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    Yang Yang to lead drama adaption of popular gaming novel

    The King’s Avatar 全职高手 is based on the web serial novel of the same name by Hudie Lan, and stars Yang Yang (I Belonged To You) as Ye Xiu, the best professional player in online game Glory.

    For some reason, Ye Xiu is kicked from the team and eventually finds a job as an internet cafe manager. When Glory launches its new server, Ye Xiu returns to the game with a new group of gamers, and the story will revolve around his return to the top of the gaming world.

    The comments on Weibo tell me that fans of the original are quite unimpressed with the casting, though I kind of understand where their worries are coming from after seeing Yang Yang’s performance in Love O2O. Maybe he’s improved after spending 7+ months filming under acclaimed director Zhang Li (Martial Universe, Great Ming Dynasty 1566, Founding of a Republic)?

    The animated version has been streaming since April, and the official English-subbed episodes can be found here.

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