The Story of Ming Lan 知否知否应是绿肥红瘦 completed 208 days of filming to wrap on April 1, 2018. That’s almost seven months which is longer than most dramas that last around three to four months. Everything about the drama has been quite promising so far, and I’ll be the first to name drop that it is being produced by Daylight Entertainment which holds an impressive track record.
As the titular lead Ming Lan, it looks like the ever-hardworking Zhao Li Ying was filming until the last hour again, though it’s understandable this time since she joined the cast late.
What have we here? It’s actress Li Yi Xiao who plays the second sister in The Legend of Dugu. She’ll be evil here too, I presume.
Aww, it’s the Sheng Family whose relationship is probably nowhere near as friendly in the drama. Kira Shi Shi (The Lover’s Lie) plays the 4th sister Mo Lan. Zhang Jia Ning (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace) plays the 5th sister Ru Lan and Zhang Xiao Qian (I Am Not An Elite) plays the second young master of the family. They wrapped on Day 206.
Wang He Run (Colourful Bone) plays the eldest sister, but she is actually the youngest and born in 1994.
Zhang Yan Yan reunites with Director Zhang Kai Zhou after working with him on When A Snail Falls In Love, which is also a Daylight Entertainment production.
Zhu Yi Long (The Rhapsody of a Summer Dream) who plays the second lead also wrapped filming on Day 206.
Feng Shao Feng (Hanson and the Beast) who plays the leading man was one of the first to bid the cast and crew farewell as he completed his scenes on March 28, 2018.
Sword Dynasty 剑王朝 is another costume drama that wrapped on April Fool’s Day, and the cast can’t help but tease that maybe they didn’t really finish filming. There were two shooting locations – Hengdian World Studios and Yin Chuan.
The critically-acclaimed actor and director Feng Xiao Gang serves as the executive producer, so I’m thinking that this also ought to be good.
It looks like the three leading ladies Li Yi Tong (Bloody Romance), Yao Di (Fighter of the Destiny) and Zhao Yuan Yuan (When A Snail Falls In Love) were among the last ones standing as they wrapped on Day 105.
Liu Yi Jun (Lost Love in Times) and Peter Ho (Nothing Gold Can Stay) completed their scenes on Day 101.
Li Xian (Only Side By Side With You) who plays the main protagonist completed his scenes on Day 92. Hmm, what’s going on here? All the male leads have the least amount of filming to do?