Since today’s Thursday, here’s a fun little throwback of the My Fair Princess 还珠格格 cast to usher in the (almost) start of the weekend. This photo was making the rounds online earlier and was supposedly taken during the drama’s boot ceremony back in 1996. Can you recognise the young Fan Bingbing, Vicki Zhao Wei who played the titular “Princess Huanzhu” (还珠), Alec Su, Julian Chen and Ruby Lin up front and Zhou Jie, Zhang Tielin who played Emperor Qianlong and Dai Chunrong who played the Empress standing at the back?
They’ve certainly come a long way since then haven’t they? Who would’ve thought that a low budget series with its little-known cast would become such a massive hit domestically and internationally, catapulting its stars to become household names in the industry even now, 25 years later.
If you can’t get enough of the drama, My Fair Princess is said to be getting a third reboot so stay tuned for any news about it!