To the delight of wuxia fans, Carman Lee recently reprised her role as Xiaolongnu even if just for a day. However, it still felt incomplete without Louis Koo as the two are the beloved leads of The Condor Heroes 95 神雕侠侣. Lo and behold, another round of nostalgia is in order because they have finally reunited for the second time in 23 years.
Carman Lee writes on weibo, “It has been 23 years, the feeling is profound, like it wasn’t that long ago. We met once after 16 years on an airplane. Seven years later, we met again last night while having dinner. How many years will the next meeting take?”
Ever since news of a remake was announced, there have been rumors that rookie actress Eleanor Lee (Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy) will be slated to star. Her name is already reflected on Baidu and there are pictures going around where she’s allegedly costume fitting for Xiaolongnu in an all white dress.
I’d debunk that theory as there are very similar photos from last year when Eleanor Lee dressed as Nie Xiao Qian in a tribute to A Chinese Ghost Story.
Anything is possible until the official reports, so who knows, maybe Eleanor Lee will really be the next Xiaolongnu. What do you think of her potential casting?
Carman is a natural beauty. No fake eyelashes nor heavy makeup. She owns XLN!
I like Eleanor Lee and she's very pretty but I don't think she fit xiao lung nu.
Agreed, she's got that modern look to her while XLN is more….ancient and ethereal? I think it's the nose and lips, they're thicker than my mental image of XLN.