Former actors from the soap opera Dream of the Red Mansions recently started their own blogs on Sina Web. Almost 20 years after the show was first produced, many people are still very interested in the stories, how the actors were chosen for the soap opera, and how the former actors make a living today.
These actors are a focus of attention now because of the news that Dream of the Red Mansions is going to be reproduced. Many fans find it difficult to accept the new version of Dream of the Red Mansion, because the former actors’ performance and images are etched in people’s hearts. In 1990, when the soap opera was first launched, it received remarkable praise from the audience, who was amazed by the beautiful production based on the original classical novel by Cao Xueqin.
For example, the famous song “Freeze the Glance from Your Eyes” (“ÊûâÂáùÁúâ”Download file) from the old soap opera of Dream of the Red Mansions becomes classical and so popular even now.
Wang Qingli’s article “Worries about Reproducing Dream of the Red Mansions“, said the new production of Dream of the Red Mansions started like a hilarious party. The VIP actors and producers showed up and announced they would choose the actors for the new soap opera from all over the world. Competition, investment and overseas market…… all of these were reminiscent of a Hollywood drama. However, a big distance was set from the very beginning of the new soap opera between the fans of Dream of the Red Mansions and the classical novel.
“Jia Baoyu’s” blog: Ouyang Fenqiang who played the role, is now a successful producer based in Sichuan.
“Lin Daiyu’s” blog via Ji Yu: Chen Xiaoxu played this role, now runs a big advertisement company based in Guangdong and has started to invest in entertainment. Chen is considered to be China’s Audrey Hepburn and a classical Chinese beauty’s face. See the photo attached.
“Wang Xifeng’s” blog: Deng Jie who palyed the role, is now a well-kown actress in China and became a judge for the new version of Dream of Red Mansions.