Xing Zhaolin has been filming drama after drama lately. Wen Tian Lu and The Eternal Love Season 2 are waiting to air and he just wrapped his third drama which pairs him with Eleanor Lee who’s two years younger. They star in a new youth drama about mountain climbing — Blowing in the Wind 强风吹拂. The cast and crew wrapped after 83 days of filming on Aug 17.
According to Eleanor Lee (the lady with a pixie cut above), the cast had to undergo training to be ready for the snowy mountain scenes where they stayed for 10 days. I’m a fan of rock climbing myself, but to train and to climb in the snow? That sounds intense. I’ve tried something similar in New Zealand before and I guess I can relate to Eleanor Lee when she said that after a climb, you realize how valuable life is, which I would think is meant to be moral of the story.
The cast also includes Chanon Santinatornkul, Guo Weijie, Xiang Hao, Ren Bin and Chih Tian Shih. I am not familiar with any of them, but I am a fan of sports and find the concept quite fresh. This is one of the few dramas, if not the first Chinese drama based on mountaineering.