Photos of Lin Miaoke's portrayal of young Lin Daiyu in a new television remake of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" were released on Friay. [Photo: Xinhua]
Photos of Lin Miaoke's portrayal of young Lin Daiyu in a new television remake of the "Dream of the Red Chamber" were released on Friay.
Lin Miaoke, the girl who sang China's national anthem "Hymn to the Motherland" at the Olympic opening ceremony on August 8, 2008, plays the role of young Lin Daiyu in Li Shaohong's new adaptation of "Dream of the Red Chamber" (Hong Lou Meng).
As one of the four master works of Chinese literature, "Dream of the Red Chamber" first appeared on television in 1987. Although two decades have passed, audiences still remember what they consider to be the perfect adaptation of the novel.
So far, some are casting doubts on the remake, which has given rise to much controversy after its casting, makeup and costume design were unveiled last year. Others have shown great interest in Li's new version and anticipate much from it.
The TV series started shooting late last May and is expected to wrap up this summer. The production team is now shooting the outdoor scenes in eastern China's gardens, lakes and water towns. The series will probably debut during next year's Spring Festival holiday.
Synopsis: (Credit to Wikipedia) The novel provides a detailed, episodic record of the two branches of the Jia family, the Rongguo and Ningguo houses, who reside in two large adjacent family compounds in the capital. It charts the family's wealth and influence as well as its downfall. The Jia family eventually falls into disfavor with the emperor, and its mansions are raided and confiscated.
A love triangle is at the core of the story. The main character, Jia Baoyu, is the adolescent heir of the family, a reincarnation of the divine attendant-in-waiting. Crimson Pearl Flower is reincarnated as Baoyu's sickly cousin, the emotional Lin Daiyu, who is in love with Baoyu. But Baoyu is predestined in this life to marry another cousin, Xue Baochai.