|My Fair Princess 1998 Cast|
The third remake of My Fair Princess 还珠格格 is back in the headlines after alleged casting requirements for the new Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Zi Wei, Fu Er Kang, Qing Er and Xiao Jian were leaked online. According to the requirements, production is looking for candidates over the age of 18 with good mental health, hardworking and no vices. They must possess – good looks, acting background and the ability to spark trending topics. According to reports, production is leaning towards casting rookies.
When the plans for a remake were initially announced in September by popular novelist Chiung Yao, it was revealed that they didn’t believe in making an exact replica, but in retelling her original novel in a way that will be loved by the young people today.
Filming is expected to begin in 2019. Rather than anticipation, I can’t help but feel a little anxious that another classic is headed for ruin. It is still fun to see the speculations though. My eyes widened at the casting news a while back that caught everyone’s attention before it turned out to be fake. If in case you’re curious, Yang Zi was Xiao Yan Zi, Viann Zhang was Zi Wei and Dylan Wang was 4th Prince. I can actually see Yang Zi as Xiao Yan Zi.