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Title: The Rebel Princess (上阳赋) Shang Yang Fu
Release Date: January 9, 2021
Film Location: Hengdian, Xiangyang Tangcheng
Summary: The Chinese drama is adapted from Mei Yu Zhe’s novel “The Emperor’s Industry”, and tells the story of Wang Xuan and Xiao Qi who get married due to a power deal but fall in love and rule the world.
The imperial power was rotten, the nobility were extravagant, and had no disregard for the life and death of the people.
Princess Wang Xuan, and her childhood sweetheart Zi Dan, the third prince, become involved in a court battle because of the prophecy of “getting the world”.
Becoming her father’s chess piece, Wang Xuan marries Wang Xiao Qi, a poor family member of the noble line. On the night of the wedding, Xiao Qi is forced to leave the capital, Wang Xuan is ashamed and frustrated.
Prince He Lan kidnaps Wang Xuan to seek revenge on Xiao Qi, and after the ordeal, the couple fall in love with each other. Wang Xuan is moved by Xiao Qi’s wish to guard the prosperity of the world and restore peace.
Later, the two become separated because of the conflict between the king and Xie clans, and the queen mother frames them.
The two reunite after untold hardships, annihilate the rebels, and quell the Helan chaos on the border. When the rebel generals attack, Wang Xuan desperately escorts Zi Dan out of Beijing to protect his safety.
Wang Xuan leads the troops to defend the city. After nine deaths, Xiao Qi finally protects the border and hurries back.
In the end, the couple joins hands to create a new era and protect the people of their homeland together.
Cast & Characters:
Zhang Zi Yi 章子怡 as Wang Xuan 王儇
Although Wang Xuan is born into royalty, she is not weak and extremely fierce. Facing the insidious political struggle, she is decisive and alert. She has the style of a modern women’s pursuit of independence and equality, and at the same time she does not lose her tenderness. Wang Xuan is strong and soft, and full of life.
Zhou Yi Wei 周一围 as Xiao Qi 萧綦
Xiao Qi was born with a humble background, and eventually starts a generation of kings by virtue of his own strategy. He treats his lover with respect than protection. The love between Wang Xuan and him is unlike “Cinderella and her prince” and more of supporting each other. The two are each other’s confidants and comrades-in-arms.
Yu He Wei 于和伟 as Wang Lin 王蔺
Wang Xuan’s father
Yang You Ning 杨祐宁 as Zi Dan
Wang Xuan’s childhood sweetheart
Start: January 9, 2021
Frequency: 1 episode everyday
End: March 15, 2021