The premiere draws near for the latest drama adaptation of The Smiling, The Proud Wanderer 新笑傲江湖, yet the show has been stingy with promos as only a handful of character posters have been unveiled. It’s a good thing newbie actress Xue Hao Jing has taken initiative to drop an informal self-introduction of herself through a photoshoot where she’s looking every bit the badass swordswoman. Not much is known about her other than that she’s 23 years old, 172 cm tall and has been practicing traditional Chinese dance for twelve years. With A-list actresses/dancers like Zhang Ziyi carving out successful careers for themselves in period pieces, it seems like dancing is the perfect prerequisite to start a career in wuxia. I’m quite excited to see what she brings to the table as Ren Ying Ying. Surely, it ought to turn out better than what Yu Zheng did for Yuan Shan Shan.