Official stills are out for the upcoming drama, 兰陵王妃, Princess of Lan Ling. Although the international interest in this drama remains rather low key, I’m rather interested in seeing how this adaptation would go considering how terrible King of Lan Ling became in the second half of its run. The stills are rather pretty, so I’m looking forward to whether the drama would retain the whimsical vibe these stills are giving off.
Zhang Han Yun as the titular Princess of Lan Ling
Andy Chen as the Prince of Lan Ling
Peng Guan Ying as Yu Wen Yong
Andy Chen appears to be the most expressive of the three leads, and I sincerely do hope that Zhang Guan Ying does not act as woodenly as he appears in these stills. Zhang Han Ying is rather pretty, and I do hope she has the acting chops to match up to her looks. Having said, I do admit to being a rather visual person and I do prefer my drama leads to be all rather good looking – so I’m slightly bewildered at the crazy long hair sported by the Princess of Lan Ling here — isn’t it impractical for a man to go around with such long wavy hair, not matter how pretty he is rumoured to be!?
While it remains highly unlikely that the Princess of Lan Ling would generate greater buzz and success as compared to Ariel Lin’s Prince of Lan Ling, I do hope this series would enjoy some moderate measure of success.