On June 15, Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 held its opening ceremonies in Hengdian and we finally get to meet the rest of the cast aside from Yang Zi (The Destiny of White Snake) and Deng Lun (Ode to Joy 2) who were already confirmed as the leads.
Yukee Chen Yuqi plays the kind and brave Demon Princess Liu Ying, a role not far from her endearing potrayal in Princess Weiyoung. Leo Luo Yunxi plays Ren Yu, the other ship to a complicated romance. Also part of the cast are Wang Yi Fei, Liao Jing Feng, etc. I actually like the casting choices, but it’s unfortunate that whoever edited the photos seem to have something against them.
The production is a collaboration between a number of companies one of which includes Kun Chu Pictures, run by CEO Li Kun who is only aged 29. That said, it’ll be interesting to see what comes from such a youthful team. Zhu Rui Bin takes the reigns as Director while Zhang Yuanang writes the screenplay. Dian Xian who is the author behind the source novel will also be involved with the script and other creative decisions.