Do you remember the casting call for the newest version of Return of the Condor Heroes 新神雕侠侣? There’s been quite a few unofficial reports about the cast that’s been made official today now that the cast has been introduced. The three main leads are Thomas Tong Mengshi as Yang Guo, Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and Vicky Wen Qi as Guo Xiang.
I can’t even count the number of adaptations based on this, but I’m such a big fan that I’ve found something to love in every single one. I think I may have seen every version since 1995 and even one in 1984 that’s not the TVB version that everyone seems to be talking about.
With only one other drama to her name that hasn’t even aired yet, Mao Xiaohui is a mystery to most except for the few pictures of her as Xiaolongnü that’s been going around the net. She’s definitely got the look and actually resembles Crystal Liu Yifei from the 2006 version of Return of the Condor Heroes.
Filming for has been going on since July 10, 2018 in Xiang Shan and expected to be completed by the end of the year. I feel like going with a rookie cast takes away a lot of pre-judging that often comes with these castings.
Thomas Tong Mengshi is still a relatively new actor but he’s starred in a number of dramas since 2016. Funny enough, I’ve seen almost every single one of his dramas too (highly recommend Colourful Bone and even Basketball Fever) so I couldn’t be happier that he landed the role.
Mao Xiaohui resembles crystal lui and ying er from different angles. Cant wait to see this new version.
She resembles Ho Mei Tian in a way but not as pretty and natural as her. But, good choice after all because there are no natural girls left anymore. This is kind of the best you can get and expect. Those pictures have epic colors, except that one person in bright red.
Ohh a new version! I am happy they didn’t destroy xiao long nu’s hair in this one- I am not a fan of the latest remake but hopefully this one will make up for it! And Tong Meng Shi! He’s pretty awesome in colorful bone, I am happy he’s moving up the ladder lol
My favorite version is the one with Liu Yi Fei and Huang Xiao Ming. It's a good idea to cast a relatively new actress so viewers don't have that much prejudice from actors/actresses previous roles. I also feel that previous version with Chen Xiang and Michelle Chen do not do justice including the changes made for the story. Michelle Chen got so much criticism for playing XLN, but at least she found her lifelong partner and that negative comments from Cnetz led them to bond and get marry. 🙂 The script writing really has changed for the worse with last adaption, so I hope this one comes out as a nice surprise in terms of acting and story telling.
So promising to see Thomas Tong playing the role of Yang Guo(杨过)。When I was watching Colorful Bones (艳骨) during the first 20 episodes I was imaging him playing the role as Guo King (郭靖) due to his look and expressions in the early stage of the drama Lue Ying (掠影) character has a dramatic change towards the last 20 episodes and Yang Guo role came into my mind. I was so happy when the official site announced this news.
Typo Guo King = Guo Jing
The one with Andy and Louis is still the best for me.
May be the best for older generation but the new generation want new scenes and young casts
Never heard of these artist, they look like they fit the part. I am looking forward to watching them shine!… hopefully!
still missing wactging the 1983/84 fersion
still miss andy lau playing the role….
been searching on youtube but can't found….??
My Xiaolongnü will always be Liu Yifei since I was younger and I get people reminiscing but you have to understand, there will always be new interpretations of ROCH (even the bad ones).
It's marketed towards the current millennials/Gen Z kids, we're bound to see if new people can top old performances. Some people will prefer the new, you're entitled to your opinion but they definitely won't be interested in classics unless they can gravitate towards the material, hence the new drama series.
No current actress will dare to take the mantle as the new XLN unless an unknown rookie, which Mao Xiaohui is. I just hope she can pull it off but I love her hairstyle.
Sorry to Chen Yanxi, but it must suck to be known as the biggest miscast as XLN because Yu Mama butchers a Jin Yong classic… the biggest WTF? I'm glad she was able to soldier o to find love with Chen Xiao in real life and have a child together.
I love Thomas Tong in Colorful Bones. He's handsome and charismatic. He will make a great Yang Guo.
I find him the most handsome Yang Guo next to Louis Koo .
Does anyone know when is the trailer date or the series air date? There's been no updates for months TT