There’s a lot to look forward to in the months to come as a couple highly-anticipated shows enter their final stages of production. It seemed only yesterday that the cast and crew of The King’s Woman spent their last day on set, yet Lost Love in Times is literally hot on its heels.
In fact, its leading lady Cecilia Liu Shi Shi powered through her final scenes until 1:52 am on March 20, 2017. A celebration ensued along with a gigantic cake to match the mood cause this group does seem to love cake.
Given such an expansive ensemble of princes and witches, I’m honestly getting confused about who’s who but its bound to be either-or as the show creates two fictional realities – one surrounding the palace and one focusing on the witch tribe.
Producer Tang Lijun who was also behind Journey of Flower shares that a lot of effort was put into creating a style unique to Lost Love in Times. The former incorporated the beauty of water-based painting while the latter takes inspiration from oil painting.
You can also expect a larger than usual amount of action, which is frankly the best news to hear given how much of a wuxia enthusiast I am. Both William Chan (The Mystic Nine) and Cecilia Liu (The Battle at the Dawn) were praised for adapting perfectly to the required scenes due to their respective backgrounds as a singer/performer and dancer.
Although “Feng Liu Chen” Cecilia Liu and “9th Prince” Ryan Zhang He were present until the very end, many of the major characters completed filming earlier beginning with “Emperor” Liu Yi Jun on March 1, “Crown Prince” Jackal Gao Yiqing on March 14, “11th Prince” Simon Gong Jun on March 15 and “Princess Duo Xia” Maggie Huang on March 16. Finally, leading men “7th Prince” Xu Hai Qiao and “Ling Wang” William Chan wrapped on March 17.
Majority if not all of them took photos with Director Lam Yuk Fan who also directed hits like Journey of Flower, Scarlet Heart and Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. I would too if I was there, she seems like an awesome person and easily my favorite director now. The series is expected to premiere this June.
As far as C-dramas go, this is one of the fastest drama to be aired – 3 months after post-production. Hopefully every drama can be like this; and not wait for a year (or more) to be aired lol.
yes so true:) i was pleasantly surprised too but I guess it makes sense coz its got popular leads, crew, story and as they say, better strike the iron while it's hot. I hope it actually airs though as c-dramas have a tendency to get delayed for whatever reason.
If this was a regular drama 3 months would be more than enough but don't know if it's a good thing as it will need lots of special effects and CGI so hopefully the quality won't suffer too much with such a speedy post-production.
That's very interesting about using watercolours for Journey of Flower and oil paintings for this. I wasn't a huge fan of the costumes but now you've given us this tidbit I can kind of see it in the costumes and the stills they have released so far.
I agree about the director. I always like seeing her in pictures. Not only is she talented but she seems like a nice person and her cast and crew always seem to get on with her.