After quietly filming for almost three months, Angelababy and Ray Ma Tianyu have wrapped their xianxia romance drama Chen Yuan 尘缘. There’s been no updates thus far with the cast not even officially announced until both leads revealed that they’ve wrapped filming in Hengdian as of February 9, 2021.
Adapted from a novel of the same name by Yan Yu Jiang Nan 烟雨江南, Chen Yuan 尘缘 follows a woman born from a stone who has achieved immortality. However, she is banished from the heavens after committing the mistake of letting a demon loose. Her fate is tied to an immortal with whom she has a promise of a hundred lifetimes and a man.
Angelababy’s last costume drama was 2017’s General and I that was widely-panned despite being a hit with the actress slammed for her poor acting. Nonetheless, she’s shown some good results in her latest drama Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower, which may be a sign that things are turning around. On the other hand, leading man Ma Tianyu’s last historical drama was Secret of the Three Kingdoms. I really liked Ma Tianyu in Ice Fantasy but feel like he has yet to come out with a ratings hit.
While the success of their collaboration as an onscreen couple remains to be seen, there’s no denying that the two make a stunning pair and seem particularly suited for the genre visually.
Both leads took to Weibo with a few words as filming wrapped. Ma Tianyu writes, “Chen Yuan wrapped, thankful for everything.” Angelababy writes, “Worked ended at five in the morning, it took 22 hours of shooting. But, being tired and ugly has nothing to do with me. Filming has wrapped. Although the headstrong girl often runs into walls, but she stays true to her original intentions to live the life that she wants. Goodbye, Yinyin shijie (senior sister). Life is short, knowledge is long. See you in jianghu (pugilistic world). Friends.” Chen Yuan is directed by Cheng Wai-Man who worked on The Untamed.