The classic trope of falling in love with your enemy gets a Novoland makeover in Feng Shaofeng and Peng Xiaoran’s brand new series Shining Just for You 星河长明, formerly Novoland: The Princess from Plateau 九州朱颜记. Honestly, I can’t think of a word to better describe the STUNNING stills and posters the drama just popped out because they just get better and better. In contrast to the aquatic greens and mother of pearl under the sea accents used for Novoland: Pearl Eclipse which were quite dreamy, the plethora of vivid jewel tones used for Shining Just for You creates a unique distinction for the franchise’s newest addition.
As the two ill-fated lovers in the story, Feng Shaofeng plays Chao emperor Yu Xiuming opposite Peng Xiaoran’s Ye Lingshuang. Loyal to the only friend who did not despise and shun her, Ye Lingshuang infiltrates the Chao imperial palace to seek revenge on Yu Xiuming after his political machinations caused the death of the only friend she considers a sister. But alas unlike the enemies to lovers trope immortalised in countless books and movies, a happy ending might not be in the cards for Lingshuang who is faced with the dilemma between following her heart or her loyalty.
Since he seems to be playing a prominent role in the drama’s posters and stills, it’s also worth mentioning that former NINE PERCENT and NEXT idol turned actor Zhu Zhengting plays the second lead in the drama. Despite the fact that he’s pretty much still a noob when it comes to experience in the acting industry, the actor manages to land himself a second lead role in Shining Just for You. Not bad for a newbie actor isn’t it? Perhaps this might even turn out to be his breakout role if he plays his cards right.
Shining Just for You also stars Serena Cheng Xiao Meng as Qi Hailian, Jin Ze Hao as Jie Zhu Ying and Liu Mengrui as Lingshuang’s bestie Qi Hairui.