Historical drama Serenade of Peaceful Joy 清平乐 starring Wang Kai and Maggie Jiang Shuying has been on air for less than a week. However, a topic trending today involves leading lady Maggie Jiang and actress Crystal Zhang Tianai who made a recent cameo for one episode.
A comment allegedly made by Maggie Jiang’s manager Franky Zong Shuai on his Wechat friends’ circle is making the rounds online where he took screenshots of several social media posts pointing out how Maggie Jiang has been completely overshadowed by Crystal Zhang’s beauty. He implies that Crystal Zhang’s team were the ones behind it when he says, “Are the netizens saying this or is it your manager saying this? He further says, “Never saw you this diligent in plotting your own land, but when it comes to cutting down other people’s trees, you’re full of energy.”
Crystal Zhang’s team was quick to issue a response as they condemned any cyberbullying towards the actress. Her agency Top High issued a statement directly addressing the issue as they said, ““Honest people do not do underhanded things, there is no cutting down of other people’s trees! Our artist Miss Zhang Tianai made a cameo in the TV series Serenade of Peaceful Joy and worked hard to do her part as an actress, she never “stepped” or “upstaged” anyone. With regards to a portion of online users intentionally creating misunderstandings to create buzz, these rumors worth have always been worthless and shouldn’t take up public resources. For a certain industry insider to make malicious comments because of it for whatever reason, it has seriously hurt the reputation of Zhang Tianai.” They further add that slanderous comments are against the law. Hence, they demand a public apology and for the rumors to be stopped, else they will reserve the right to take legal action.
He-said, she-said situations seem to always happen in showbiz. I happened to catch the wedding scene from Serenade of Peaceful Joy last night and Maggie Jiang was absolutely regal on her wedding day. I laughed at the scene when Wang Kai saw his empress for the first time and was dumbfounded by her beauty. I’ve always found Crystal Zhang to be stunning even in Go Princess Go when they had to make do with low-budget costumes. Can’t we just agree that both ladies are gorgeous? At the news, Crystal Zhang’s response this morning was a photo of Jerry scratching his head full of question marks.
Yes, I like the scene too when Wang Kai was dumbfounded by her beauty! And he was like a clumsy boy beside her. Wish there will be some good romance between them as I understand this drama is not really a love story.
Each to their own, but I find Maggie Jiang not really suitable for ancient rolls. She gives off a modern look even when she is style from head to toe in ancient costume (or maybe she doesn't suit this type of ancient costume.
Haven't seen any of her other dramas but I love her acting in this role
This is something I was wondering. Is there romance between her and wangkai in the series? I haven't found any summary that indicated they're going to fall in love but I wish the series would focus more on that than his love for his daughter which tbh doesn't sound like a very interesting plotline.
I personally am not over excited about this drama based on only really the brief summary. But I do trust Wang Kai and the Producer so I will watch this drama to see if they can unfold this beautifully ad The Story of Minglan… Baring in mind, the pace will be slow to start.
I love the drama! I watched the first 6 eps and I can't wait for next eps to be subbed. It is made by the same director who did The Story of Ming Lan. Maggie Jiang fits the role really well – she is beautiful and projects with ease an outgoing look and personality of a woman who is well read and trained to be a better officer of the court than most of the man at that time. So I love it and I am really looking forward to see what the character contribution will be the polytical life in the future.
If you are talking about looks only then yeah Zhang Tianai is alot prettier than Jiang Shuying.
I find this uproar quite hilarious. All the king's principal women are beautiful, each with their own character and personality. I am loving this series so far. I really appreciate serious dramas with its attention to historical, political and cultural accuracy and details, and high quality acting and good script. For a drama spanning more than 40 years in time, a king's lifetime, it is moving at a good pace.