Title: 后宫·甄嬛传 // Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan // Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan
Main Cast: Sun Li, Chen Jian Bin, Ada Choi, Simon Li and Li Dong Xue
Boardcast date: Nov 2011
It tells the story of one of Emperor Yongzheng's concubines, Zhen Huan, who's the mother of Prince Hongli (the famous Emperor Qianlong). Court drama "Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan" (Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan) is now shooting at a temple site in Beijing. This drama unites director, Zeng Xiao Long, with screenwriter, Liu Lian Zi, and will star Sun Li, Chen Jian Bin, Hong Kong TVB rising star Ada Choi, Taiwan Golden Bell Award winner Simon Li and Li Dong Xue.
Sun Li to play a scheming court concubine
This drama, adapted from popular Internet novel of the same name, will tell the story of the heroine, Zhen Huan (Sun Li), who joined the palace arem with her sister. She was selected to be Emperor Yongzheng's (Chen Jian Bin) concubine. When Zhen Huan first enters the palace, she is innocent and gullible, but gradually learnd the hard way to fend for herself when she inadvertently becomes caught up in the schemes between the Empress (Ada Choi) and Concubine Hua (Jiang Xin). Through cunning and deceit, Zhen Huan finally succeeds in becoming Empress. However, she arouses Emperor Yongzheng's suspicion about her loyalty and is forced to poison her true love, 17th Prince. Finally, when Emperor Yongzheng dies and Hong Li ascends the throne, Concubine Zhen Huan becomes Empress Dowager. Though her future seems bright, she lives the rest of her life in sadness and guilt.
translation by xiaolong @ spcnet