The new 60-part TV Series The Patriot Yue Fei <精忠岳飛> starring Huang Xiaoming, who is also the producer and investor for th TV Series is scheduled to begin airing on July 4th.
Yue Fei is a a famous Song Dynasty general. It is the first mainland China TV drama to focus on his life experience. The series is produced by Stanley Tong (唐季禮).
Next to Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明), Gallen Lo (羅嘉良) and Allen Ting (丁子峻) - both from Hong Kong - and Wu Xiubo (吳秀波) and Shao Bing (邵兵) - both from Mainland China star in the series. Also included are the actresses Ruby Lin (林心如), Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩), Viann Zhang (張馨予), and Cheng Pei Pei (鄭佩佩).
For Huang Xiaoming this TV series is very special to him as - even though he participated in Wuxia TV dramas before, this one is different as “Yue Fei is a hero who really existed in history,” he said. “He’s not like the warriors I portrayed in the past, who all had a legendary quality and were exaggerated and dramatized. The Patriot Yue Fei is a factual biography of a hero, and it conveys Yue Fei’s bravery and skill, as well as his loyalty and dedication to his country. It will give everyone that type of steadfast and unyielding spirit of a hero.”
很羡慕阿宝可以做功夫明星，我拍戏却总是受伤。阿宝说：我也很想成为偶像明星，但是我的黑眼圈实在是太重了。。。 。。 I’m jealous that Ah Bao can be a kung fu star. When I film scenes, I always get hurt. Ah Bao says, “I really want to be an idol celebrity too, but my panda eyes are really too heavy…..”
是压力还是动力，有时候就是我们看问题的角度不同而已。所以要保持一颗平常心，像我现在喜欢躺着看问题，会看到一个不一样的世界。#病床上的小明# Is it pressure or a motive? Sometimes it’s just that our points of view when looking at a problem are different. So we must maintain a common heart. Like right now, I like lying down to look at problems, and I will see a different world. #Xiao Ming on the hospital bed#
(HXM just had surgery to remove the four steel nails from his left foot. Wishing him a quick recovery!)
Posters of Huang Xiaoming, Deng Chao, and Tong Dawei in their upcoming movie AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA (中国合伙人). The movie will be released on May 18th, a date that sounds similar to “I want to flourish/develop/get rich” in Chinese.