Yang Mi: Her Story, Zhang Zhehan and Ju Jingyi reunite, My Girlfriend is an Alien

Hi guys, Marcus here and welcome to Chinese
Entertainment Update September 16th 2019 edition. Make sure to watch till the end where for
your convenience I do a recap of all the dramas I covered in this edition. In this edition, updates on My Girlfriend
is an Alien and a segment Yang Mi: Her Story, but first.. The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion
is an upcoming costume drama starring Zhang Zhehan and Ju Jingyi and they held their booting
ceremony recently. The drama was previously entitled ‘The Way
of Favors’ and is based on a novel of the same name by Xiao Jiaren. It tells the story of a girl who’s born into
a wealthy family but runs away to the capital to escape an arranged marriage. There, she meets an arrogant prince and they
go through adventures and trials to uncover corruption and crime. There was much speculation as to who would
play the male lead in this drama but as the video at the booting ceremony shows, it will
be Zhang Zhehan. He’s dressed all in black standing next to
Ju Jingyi who is in costume. This will be their second drama together;
their first being The Legend of Yunxi. By the way, the The Legend of Yunxi director,
Lin Jianlong, will be directing this drama as well. Ju Jingyi’s most recently released drama is
Please Give Me A Pair Of Wings whereas Zhang Zhehan’s is The Legend of Yunxi. There had been quite a few requests for Zhang
Zhehan updates and until now there just wasn’t very much report
so I’m happy to bring you guys this update now. But as far this drama goes there just isn’t
very much info out there about it. I mean their official page is empty at the
moment even though the drama has already started shooting. There are no official photos or videos released
by the production; only ones released by media outlets. Really makes me wonder why they’re keeping
it so low-pro. Anyways, I’m pretty sure in time they will
provide more updates and I will bring them to you when they do. My Girlfriend is an Alien
is a modern drama starring Wan Peng and Thassapak Hsu and it is playing now. It tells the story of an intergalactic romance
between an alien girl stuck on planet Earth and
an overbearing CEO who forgets the opposite sex whenever it rains. Interesting premise. I haven’t personally watched it myself but
I’m updating on it because people I know have suggested it to me. Apparently, it’s a light-hearted and adorable
drama and the leads have great chemistry. And the great thing about it is that it is
available on Youtube with English subs. Wan Peng recently starred in the youth drama
When We Were Young whereas Thai actor Thassapak Hsu recently starred
in Cinderella Chef. My Girlfriend is an Alien premiered on August
19th and is slated for 28 episodes. Those of you who are following it, feel free
to chime in on it in the comments section below. Yang Mi celebrated her 33rd birthday on September
12th so here’s a segment, entitled Yang Mi Her Story, that I dedicate to all Yang Mi
fans. Yang Mi was born in Xuanwu District, Beijing in 1986 to a police officer and a housewife. She was given the name “幂”, which in Chinese
means the math term ‘exponent’ or ‘to the power of’, because her parents both have the
surname Yang. She graduated from Beijing Xuanwu Experimental
Primary School and attended Beijing Film Academy. While many of her childhood friends took up
piano and caligraphy, she was too restless for those
and instead picked up physically active activities like table tennis, badminton and swimming. She was also accepted for performance training
classes at the Chinese Children’s Film Studio even though she was technically underaged. Yang Mi was exposed to showbiz at a very young age. At four years old, she made her acting debut
in the historical TV series Tang Ming Huang, playing the role of young princess. In 2001, 15-year-old Yang Mi sent a picture
of herself to Rui Li Fashion on a friend’s suggestion
and was selected to become a model and started doing some print work for the magazine. Throughout her youth and teenage years Yang Mi continued making appearances in dramas
and movies. She really started to get noticed in the mid
2000s when she appeared in The Return of the Condor Heroes with Huang Xiaoming and Crystal
Liu. Her popularity further rose after starring
in the popular fantasy drama Chinese Paladin 3 with Hu Ge and Wallace Huo. In 2011, she won the Most Popular Actress
award at the Shanghai Television Festival for her role in Palace which she headlined
with Feng Shaofeng. Between 2011 and 2016, Yang Mi appeared in
almost 50 dramas and movies. They were all received differently, some were
good some not so much, but throughtout this period she solidified her position as a bankable
leading lady. She also established her own talent agency,
Jaywalk Studio, in collaboration with H&R Century Pictures and manages artistes such
as Dilraba and Vin Zhang. Then in 2017, Yang Mi starred in Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Blossoms with Mark
Chao. The fantasy-romance drama was a massive hit
both locally and internationally and today stands as the most viewed Chinese drama all
time. This put her on top of the Chinese drama world
and won her a huge legion of fans. Here’s a fun fact: Yang Mi’s fans are called
‘Mi Feng’ 蜜蜂 which means ‘bees’. And this comes from the phrase ‘为幂而疯’
which means ‘Crazy for Yang Mi’. 为幂而疯 is shortened to 幂疯 which
sounds like 蜜蜂 which means bees. I know, clear as mud. Yang Mi followed Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
up with the modern drama The Negotiator with Huang Zitao
and after that The Legend of Fuyao with Ethan Ruan. Her most recent drama to air is The Great
Craftsman with Wallace Huo. She also returned to the big screen with the
movie Baby and received positive reviews for her brave portrayal of a woman who was abandoned
by her parents due to severe birth defects. Moving forward she stars in the upcoming spy
thriller Storm Eye with Vin Zhang. In January 2014, Yang Mi married Hawick Lau in a blissful ceremony in Bali, Indonesia. Six months later, she gave birth to their
daughter Noemie Lau in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, in 2018, Yang Mi and Hawick
Lau announced their divorce. Now I recently did a video about an announcement
that Yang Mi was going to star in a new modern drama. And instead of being excited, a portion of
her fans reacted with discontent. The discontent was not really at Yang Mi but
at her studio, Jaywalk, and one of their issues was that they didn’t like how Jaywalk constantly
used Yang Mi to promote new artistes. This is quite the delicate situation; where
fans are happy with the star but not the studio she’s part owner of. Yang Mi has been successful for so long,
I’m sure she’ll turn out okay, but it’ll be interesting to see how she tackles this one. In any case, I want to wish her a happy belated
33rd birthday. And now just a quick recap of the dramas I
mentioned earlier. The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion
has started shooting and My Girlfriend is an Alienpremiered
on August 19th and is available on Youtube with English subs. And that’s it for today guys but while I have
your attention, I’d like to ask you to visit my crowdfunding page, Patreon,
where for a dollar or more a month, I will give one of you a shoutout and answer your
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all in the next one. Cheers.

Michael Martin

89 Responses

  1. Aww….My Girl Friend is an Alien is really a very good romantic comedy . Great acting by all the characters and really awesome chemistry between the leads. Am truly enjoying it for its fluffiness and its comedy and story is good too.

    Yang Mi is a bloody awesome actress, a Queen really.

    Some other good C-dramas on YT are
    1. Walk into your Memory
    2. Oceans and Mountains
    3. Deep is Love (completed)

  2. So glad that the actors from legend of Yanxi are back together suberb chemistry can't wait for the upload thanks Marcus for the update

  3. Awww can't wait to see these 2 actors from legend of Yun xi again ❀❀❀ and a big happy birthday to one of my favourite actress Yang Mi πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

  4. I've been watching my girlfriend Is an alien till 18episode and at the same time L. O. R. D of critical world.till 20ep. Both the drama are amazing.. . Chines drama are far better then what I've been watching in past years.. Anyways I get more excited and curious because of Marcus.. What he is providing for foreign viewer… Man keep going!… πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

  5. Firstly, thanks for the update, Marcus! Love that you always report on the major dramas that are currently airing and other dramas that are in progress of filming.

    Happy belated birthday to Yang Mi. She really is a great actress. The thing about some of her fans getting upset at her studio for promoting new artists with Yang Mi — STOP. Like, literally these "fans" need to just stop. Arguably, Jaywalk may seem like they are using Yang Mi BUT we don't know that that may be her intention as well. To be honest, actors like Vin Zhang and Dilraba are getting big which is great because I'm sure Yang Mi wanted to promote them. Most fans need to stay in their lane. If Yang Mi has not openly expressed any concern or discontent with her studio, her "fans" need to STFU. They are, in a sense, ruining the potential careers of newly budding actors that should be getting support as well. That's my two cents on this whole business anyway. I just find it unfair that these people keep going out of their way to nitpick at ANYTHING, just to complain.

  6. Hi Marcus, Thanks for the updates, I've not been hooked on any Cdrama yet. But I'll be looking out for your suggestions and watch a bit with hope that I'll get hooked after 2 or 3 episodes 😊 I'm glad that Zhang Zehan and Ju Jingyi is going to do another costume drama together again, I can't wait to see if their chemistry is still there..
    Cheers Marcus πŸ₯‚πŸŒΉπŸ’•

  7. I love my Queen yangmi…will always support no matter what the haters say she is the best Chinese actress for me…happy 33rd birthday my queen

  8. Yes at last! They are reunited again, my legend of Yunxi couple, they are one of my fave couple 😊😊 thank you for the updates..😍😍

  9. I felt sad that YangMi ang Hawick Lau's divorced.πŸ™πŸ™ I like them both, hope they will work together again someday..😐😐

  10. Good morning Marcus today was a good day for me but you make it more greater by bringing this good news the reunion of Legend of Yun Xi i miss this 2 and happy birthday yang mi πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸΉπŸ·thx again for the hard work

  11. Why are there so many homo dramas is this the season fo r coming out of the.closet, the fairy fox , 2 moons 2 the untamed just to name a few don't get me wrong I dont have the actors because it's a money making affair it's their job but I personally hate homosexuality it makes me sick to my stomach but that's jus me

  12. Thanks very much for your info Marcus
    Great to learn zhang zhe han and ju jingyi will cast together in a costume drama director the same who did drama the legend of yunxi
    It is good to promote new cast in c drama so viewers are exposed to a wide range and varieties of acting skills and performance
    Moreover let us as viewers to be gracious to give new blood opportunities to show their potential
    Current ones watching
    The flying swords at dragon gate episode 8/37
    Only beautiful 10/24
    Walk into your memory episode 11/24
    Only beautiful episode 10/24
    You are my answer episode 1/40
    Martial universe season one episode 1/40

    Cheers drama time

  13. Info on so many outstanding costume and wuxia drama yet to air
    Hoping to air soon and ALL AT THE SAME TIME
    That will be a great treat to all c drama fans

    Still awaiting
    Empress of ming
    Poetry of the song dynasty
    Held in the lonely castle
    Qing yu nian

    Above INFO from YouTube

  14. I'm looking forward of Zhang Zhehan and Ju Jingyi reunited, they basically introduced me to C-drama and webnovel.. I'm also planning to watch My Girlfriend Is An Alien

  15. Marcus, thanks so much for your news on Zhang Zhe Han's new drama. So glad to see his repeat collaboration with Ju Jingyi after Legend of Yunxi. I just watched her "Please give me s pair of Wings ". But there was hardly any chemistry with Aaron Yan although he is quite a good actor himself.
    However ZZH and JJY's chemistry was great in Legend of Yanxi.
    I am so looking forward to their new drama. I hope it wont take a few years for it to appear on TV. Just like I am waiting for ZZH's completed dramas ZhaoGe and his collaboration with SK actress Park Ming Yoing in a modern drama completed a few years back..

    On a separate note , I feel ZZH is quite under rated when he was in Yu Zheng's agency all these years. Many actors who have worked with him have shot to fame after acting in his dramas . Eg Ruby Lin, Yang Mi , Zhao Li Ying , Wu Jin Yuan, Xu Kai from Legend of Yanxi Palace . But not ZZH.

    I.wish him well on his new agency.

  16. Thanks for always updating us Marcus. airing the upcoming Cdramas n movies❀Also a BIGDAY TO one of my favourite actress yang mi GOD BLESSπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  17. Still awaiting
    Handsome siblings
    Sword dynasty
    The magnificent five
    New return of the condor heroes
    The new dragon gate inn
    First sword of wudang
    And the winner is love
    Painting jianghu
    Ever night season 2
    The great master
    Love and redemption

  18. I'm so happy and excited with these Big W😍W updates of my favourite Chinese actors and actresses , Zhang Zhehan & Jujingyi awesome pair , Yanmi next to ZHAO LIYING , & Li Quinn , and Li Yitong
    YES! YESβ€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌBIG THANKS SIR MARCUS πŸ˜”β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’—πŸ’“

  19. Happy belate birthday Ms. Yang Mi.. I like all your dramas, my fav. is The Legend Fu Yao.. Dear Marcus, please please (begging) update about Ethan Ruan.. Thank You.

  20. Hi Marcus, thanksπŸ™πŸ™ for the update about the new drama of My fav. Couple Zhang Zhe Han and Ju jing Yi collaboration again. can't wait to Watch! ❣❣❣

  21. Hi Marcus. Legend of Yun Xi is normally until 48 episodes only. But, I have read some articles stated that 2 extra episodes will be released in this year. Is that true? I just hope there will be 2 extra episodes with happy endings

  22. i am not watching "my girlfriend is an alien." i am watching "walk into your memory." so far it is funny and very entertaining. it's not that light-hearted and fluffy. i think the later episodes might be heart-wrenching, but if it ends on a good note that would be awesome.

  23. Thank you Marcus for your insight. I have always followed your recommendations as far as dramas. I wonder if there are any good movies you recommend. There are not many movies with English subtitles. Cheers

  24. Hi Marcus it's a great pleasure for me to say hello for first time. I been following you for about two years now.
    I don't if it's my device but this video doesn't have Audio.
    Thanks for all the info you bring to us, I really love it, and love you 2. God bless you.

  25. Hi Marcus!
    Thanks again for the updates!
    Happy birthday to you too, even if we don’t know when it’s your birthday! ( I respect privacy)
    You must be working on an interesting movie with that beautiful background you have behind you. πŸ™Œ

  26. Yheee I love these two actors Ju Jing Yi and Zhang Zhehan since I watch the Legend of Yun xi can’t wait for there new dramaπŸ˜πŸ’‹πŸ˜

  27. Even though I planned to watch something else, I ended up watching The Legend of Fuyao where Young MI is gorgeous as usual πŸ˜ƒ

  28. Yeah at first, I didnt bother to watch my GF is an alien yet after ep 5, I decided to give a shot since Thassapak Xu left a very good impression in Cinderella Chef, one of my all time fav period costume dramas ☺ My GF is an alien is a must-watch for those who love an emotional, funny, romantic story with amazing chemistry between the lead actors! I am currently waiting for the next episodes and I am loving everything about it even tho rom-coms can be a little iffy but this one! Is well done!

  29. Hi marcus πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹how are you?
    I'm happy for your content now maybe because i knew these artists that you are featuring today😊
    Probably I'm gonna watch their upcoming drama (ju jingyi and zhang zhehan) i love both of them,they have chemestry on screen ❀❀ legend of yunxi was my first chinese drama ever I've watched that's why i became crazy about some c-dramas until nowπŸ˜‚β€go back to your topic(πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)well,whatever their reasons to be about not telling the public what's going on to their upcoming drama I'm pretty sure it's gonna be interesting cause their both great actorsπŸ‘πŸ‘β€β€
    I'm one of yang mi's fan so thank you so much marcus for some information about her❀❀ you are legit featuring some information about our idols in china so for that "maraming maraming salamat "❀❀❀keep it up and good luck always❀❀❀
    God bless!

  30. The Studio "JayWalk" or any studio for that matter should promote new artist whether Yang Mi is the bait or not! It's called networking! I'm excited to see Yang Mi's new drama series. She is one of my top favorite actresses. I loved her in "Eternal Love" and "Legend of Fuyao" which both are on my top favorite 10 Drama Series. I can say I am a fan but I can also say that I am proud that she owns and takes part in her own Studio!

  31. cant wait to see those two i loved them in Legend of Yunxi super excited for that also happy birthday to one of my fav actresses love all her dramas and thank you Macus for giving us a little history on her I had no idea that she mamaged two of my all time face actor and actresses and thank you Marcus for all the updates you give us greatly apreciate it

  32. After spending so much time on modern drama, now back to
    Wuxia drama starting with martial universe season one
    Finished episode one
    Great start to a drama with drama plot developments clearly showed and quick interchanges of scenes with great martial arts fighting skills displayed

  33. Hi Marcus!

    I just watched your video, while I drink my coffee I will make my comments.

    I want to see my girlfriend is an alien, I'll put her on my list (ΰΉ‘'Ϊ‘ ')

    There are people who are not fond of social networks, prefer their more private life

    Unfortunately, it is difficult to please everyone, Yan Mi does very well congratulations to her πŸ‘

    Happy night Marcus, I'll see you in your next video 🎬 β™₯

  34. Hai brother marcus, may i ask? U have any update of the (bloody romance season2) i really love this drama but the ending is not good or maybe some scenes are missing. Plz plz plz do any update of this drama. If u make it,i really really thankful πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  35. HBD Yang Mi, WYATB ya. Amiiin2. Saya berharap ada sub indo nya di film Mygirlfriend is an Alien. TQ πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  36. Senang sekali Zhang Zhe Han n Ju Jing Yi akan bermain lagi dalam satu film. Sukses terus ya ZZH n JJY. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  37. Thank you Marcus Sim untuk berita2 terbaru dari film2 drama Chinese nya saya berharap film My Girl Friend is an Alien ada sub engl/indo nya. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  38. Yaah!!! So happy to hear that ZZH and JJY will be pair together in another C-Drama❀Can't wait to see the drama❀❀Top fan of ZZH and JJYπŸ’•πŸ’•

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