I know what you’re thinking — those are indeed BIG words from the producer! This coming from the person who’s been credited with having a hand in producing the mega hit series Story of Yanxi Palace that took the world by storm last year. Yu Zheng is undeniably a controversial person, love him or hate him, he is quite vocal about what he likes and what he doesn’t like. I reckon he must really love his latest baby judging from how he was totally raving about it in a social media post yesterday.
“After watching the rough cut of The Heritage, I couldn’t restrain my inner excitement and joy so I wanted to share this with you! This is a project I agreed to work on with Qin Lan and Wu Jinyan when we were filming Story of Yanxi Palace together. After the script came out, everyone who has read it told me that it had the best story out of all my dramas. I’m trying to exercise extreme caution at this point but I really hope this drama will hit a milestone. When we first started this journey, I got to know director Wang Wei while preparing for this drama and I was incredibly amazed by what his rich knowledge, cultural accomplishment and extensive filming experience brings to the table. Today marks the first month since we started filming and from what I’ve already seen, I couldn’t help but cry a little and laugh a little at the emotions roused by the show’s protagonists. I thought to myself, this is it! I feel like I can surpass myself with this one and it’s a work that I’ll surely cherish.
Mind you, we’ve no need to sell this drama (it has already been sold), nor do I have the need for publicity (it’ll be a long time yet before it’s broadcast so there’s no need) for me to be saying this. I hope that after today ya’ll can forget about it and let it quietly sink to the bottom of the river. Just until it airs and makes waves once again, then I will be satisfied! Happy!”
What d’you guys reckon? Does the Yu Zheng stamp of approval entice you to watch this when it comes out or do you think this is just him tooting his own horn?
The Heritage 传家 is the story of three embattled sisters aspiring to be named heir to their family’s massive department store business in Republican era Shanghai. With actresses Qin Lan and Wu Jinyan at the helm, the main cast also includes Han Geng, Zhang Nan and Zheng Kai. Liu Jun, Miao Pu, Zhang Yijie, Zhang Yixi, Wang Xichao, Fang Anna, He Fengtian, Nina Wang Keru and round up the supporting cast.