Well, things are looking up on the Zhou Dongyu and Xu Kai collaboration front as finally seeing their brand new pairing on screen clearly isn’t too far off. Ancient Love Poetry 千古玦尘’s production team has just announced today that filming for the project has finally wrapped.
When the pairing between the two was first announced a few months ago, I know a lot of people were surprised. Apart from it being quite unexpected, I guess many of us never quite imagined seeing Zhou Dongyu all done up in pretty period clothes and long long hair. Quite silly really since Zhou Dongyu is an award winning actress right? Sooner or later we’re bound to see her in anything but her usual short styles!
Anyway, what do you guys think about her look as the goddess Shang Gu in her very first xianxia? I say she looks equally right at home in period gear as she does in her pixie cut and gritty look on Better Days which she incidentally won Best Actress for at the Hundred Flowers Awards last month. Xu Kai on the other hand looks resplendent as usual in his long period robe and wig as Bai Jue. Not that I expected any differently since he’s already proven he’s a dab hand in the xianxia genre. As for the visuals of them together, they look really good all paired up and I can’t wait to see some more!
Ancient Love Poetry Synopsis
The drama adaptation of the novel Ancient Love Poetry tells the story of the goddess Shang Gu and her one true love Bai Jue. Once the master of the four true gods, Shang Gu falls into a deep sleep after sacrificing herself. Meanwhile, Bai Jue’s love for Shang Gu remains steadfast, pushing him to make the ultimate sacrifice in exchange for her immortality. Will their love for each other endure through three lifetimes?
The drama also features Zhang Jiani, Liu Xueyi, Li Zefeng, Leon Lai Yi, Wendy Luo Qiuyun, Zhang Yaqin with special appearances by Fu Xinbo, Huang Jue, Leon Zhang Yunlong as well as Hani Kezi, Ren Hao and Daisy Dai Si.
XK had 2 back to back projects cosplaying as a girl in it. Hence, when I saw the poster, I couldn’t view his character seriously especially with his picture smack up next to the leading lady. All I’m saying is they both look like sister.
Actually I was quite surprised to hear that ZDY is doing a love trope themed project with an idol actor. I still can’t picture them together. ?
To be honest when I first heard about the main casting of this drama I was really excited to see Xu Kai paired up with Zhou Dongyu in her first xianxia drama. But when they announced the rest of the supporting casts, I became more excited for the supporting casts lol
Not sure whether to feel excited about this. Zhou Dongyu is a good actress can’t seem to pick good script for dramas. Love Life Lies(?) with Chen Xiao was horrid. Sparrow was alright, but her character is rather frustrating to watch there lol.
Yeah, she didn’t do her character in Sparrow, justice. Plus her face seems to be always wearing the same expression of a long suffering personality. Same as in her character in Better Days, which was quite appropriate as a bullied girl.
Some people sound jealous of ZDY, it’s true some scripts were really dumb and overall productions were bad but it was never her failure to deliver. She’s a rare professional. Really glad the actor is Xu Kai.
Yes. This site readers are filled with jealousy. They can’t bear to see successful women thrive. They love to attack actresses that are not their fave. You will mostly find negative comments on articles about actresses here. ZDY is more successful than their fave for sure.
I’m surprised this is Zhou Dongyu first xianxia. I sometimes forget how young she is. it feels like she has been around for much longer.