Oh my goodness, the drama gods must have heard our prayers because just like that, the long awaited The Pillow Book 三生三世枕上书 in the Three Lives Three Worlds franchise just dropped a tantalising trailer for us wee mortals to enjoy.
Go ahead and have a watch. I won’t blame you if you hit that replay button a couple of times since the visuals are stunning! And how about that opening shot eh? Nothing screams welcome back into our universe than that gorgeous shot of Feng Jiu and Dong Hua sitting underneath the branches of a heavily laden peach tree.
Dilraba Dilmurat reprises her role as Feng Jiu, the super pampered nine tailed fox of Qing Qiu. She comes off with an almost childlike innocence and curiosity thanks in part to her being an overindulged queen and also for her features. In contrast, as the Emperor of Heaven, Vengo Gao’s Dong Hua is as elegant and mature as ever, an extension of what I remember him to be in Eternal Love. I really loved seeing a playfulness in his interactions with the adorable Feng Jiu while still managing to maintain a dignified mien.
Having the two leads coming off of the original series means that expectations will certainly be very high for The Pillow Book. So I really hope the hype will bear fruit and produce a spin off that’s worthy of the original. Oh and since the drama also released a new poster to coincide with the trailer … could this mean … that a 2019 release is in the horizon? I don’t wanna get my hopes too high up just in case the show’s premiere will once again be pushed back. But I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.
How can anyone manage to make a playful wink look dignified *lol*