Although Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 如懿传 only premiered last year, it’s been almost three years since the cast and crew first got together to film the drama that went on for a duration of over eight months. It seems their time together has brought lasting friendships and frequent reunions as attendance was high for their first get together this year.
I’m guilty of watching the drama’s 80+ episodes with the help of the fast forward button, but even with all that skipping, the amount of infighting, deaths and betrayals was very heavy to watch. It’s a little strange but nice seeing everyone together, not in costume and most of all happy! In the center of the group photo is Director Wang Jun, surrounded by Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Tong Yao, Li Chun, Huang Youming, Yuan Wenkang, Viva He, Guo Hong and more.