Remake of Huan Zhu Ge Ge, aka My Fair Princess, reveals its main cast

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Chinese Drama, Drama News
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Huan Zhu Ge Ge (还珠格格), aka My Fair Princess, is a drama which brought me much joy in my primary school days. I remember EVERYONE (Chinese-speaking) was watching it then; it practically shaped a generation of people, in the pop culture sense. After more than a decade since its broadcast, a remake of the drama is currently in the works, and lately the main cast has finally been revealed.

Appearing in the remake of such a wildly popular series is bound to draw more attention, but that also means they’ll be judged more critically.

The main cast of the remake vs the original cast:

Li Sheng (李晟) as Xiao Yanzi

Born: 10th Sept, 1985

 

She has notably big eyes, which seems to be a must-have trait for Xiao Yanzi.

 

Hai Lu (海陆) as Xia Ziwei

Hai Lu was handpicked by Qiong Yao, the novelist behind Huan Zhu Ge Ge, to play Ziwei.

 

 Gao Ziqi (高梓淇) as Yong Qi/5th Prince

Born: 30th April, 1981

 

He Minghan (何明翰) as Fu Erkang

Born: 13th Aug, 1980

A better looking Erkang! Hehe.

 

Qiu Xinzhi (邱心志) as Emperor Qian Long

Very young and dashing emperor as well..

 

Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) as Qing Er

 Born: 16th Oct, 1987

 

Zhang Jia Ni (张嘉倪) as Princess Saiya

Born: 22nd Jun, 1987

She rose to stardom after playing the leading role in the television adaptation of another Qiong Yao novel, Yi Lian You Meng (一帘幽梦).

 

Wang Jinduo (王今铎) as Fu Ertai

Born: May, 1989

 

Liu Xuehua (刘雪华) as Empress Dowager

 

 

Yu Xiaofan (俞小凡) as Concubine Ling

 

Bai Shan (白珊) as Empress

 

Li Ying (李颖) as 容嬷嬷

After taking on Murong Yunhai’s mom, Li Ying takes on another vicious character. Rong muo muo is the vicious of the vicious!

 

Saving the best for the last…

 

Ruby Lin as Xia Yuhe (Ziwei’s mother)

Ruby Lin’s cameo is definitely a highlight of the drama. (And omg this is seriously a 10 years ago vs 10 years later shot haha!)

The role of Jin Suo (played by Fan Bingbing in the original) has been removed from the remake. Although I didn’t like Jin Suo very much in the original, she played quite a significant role. I wonder if it’ll be weird if Ziwei is left without a maid :s 

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Comments
  1. Annie says:

    I think it has been more than 10 years.

  2. Emer says:

    really wish they could have used all the original actors. seems like it means nothing with all this new faces. when we fall in love with the drama, we fall in love with the actor playing the role as who they are. now its all new T.T

  3. puyunk says:

    i think zhao wei and ruby lin r both still looks young.. love them.. kyaaaaa….

  4. betharia noor indah sari says:

    Heart these series.. (T.T)
    No matter how many times I watch it, no matter ho many other other other Asian series are broadcast all these years – I just know for sure, this one is the I fell in love with and will always be so..

    Love Xiao Yanzi, Xia Ziwei, Yong Qi, Erkang, Ertai.. for ever.. :(^,^)

  5. cindy says:

    i love these series soooo much. even they Use New Actor to play the Role, but still, i can’t wait the New One Aired..
    maybe, it causes i’d love the Stories. the characters in this story. so, even they changed the actors/actress to play the role (just like they did in PHZ III ). i’m still love watching it ^^

  6. sahbrinahhx3 says:

    –; woww , i like the original better than the remake .
    like the original is the best & is always the best ; why make a remake of it ?
    its like us asking to do a remake on …… lilo & stitch w| different voices–;

  7. missmonica says:

    This is too sad, the new cast doesn’t look very promising, maybe cause i’m biased to the older version.

  8. kulyia says:

    i grew up watching vicki and ruby playing HZGG and i will probably not adjust too well with the remake. the only thing im excited for is that ruby is playing her mom =D

  9. Anonymous says:

    i do really like the old version of Huan Zhu Ge Ge..
    i don’t even think that the Huan Zhu Ge Ge 3 is an excitement…
    the original version is the best among the rest..
    and i love all actors in the original version = i love that drama so much..

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