It wasn’t long ago when we reported that new mom Zhao Liying is planning to head back to the small screen after being spotted with director Zheng Xiaolong and we bring yet again another good news! It has been announced that the actress will star in a new drama opposite Wang Yibo!
I’m not sure if this is her reunion drama with Zheng Xiaolong since that was expected to be a modern drama while this is clearly a different breed. If they are two different dramas then wowza! this baby mama is really on a roll.
Legend of Fei 有翡 is adapted from the novel Bandits by Priest who also wrote the BL novel that the hit drama Guardian is based on. It tells the story of a woman who lives in an era when the pugilistic world is in decline. She runs away from home and upon encountering a dangerous situation, she is saved by a man who will help her as she grows more powerful.
Before the official announcement came, there was endless rumors as to who Zhao Liying’s new leading man will be. There were guesses that she might be working with Li Xian who is one of the hottest actors after his recent stint in Go Go Squid! Then there was the rumor that she’d be teaming up with Wang Yibo who’s also basking in fame from his previous drama The Untamed. Both sounded like pure speculation, but it turns out one of them is true!
Wang Yibo is quite young at 22, while Zhao Liying is turning 32 next month. It’s not the first time an age gap gets attention before a drama premieres, but my opinions would have to wait until the first stills. What do you think of this pair?