Promotional images of Chinese actress Wan Qian with her role in television series The Glory of Tang Dynasty. The 92-episode drama series is one of the most popular shows in China in 2017.
The drama tells the story of Consort Shen and Prince of Guangping (who later becomes Emperor Daizong of Tang). Actress Jing Tian plays the consort while actor Ren Jialun as the prince; Wan Qian stars in a supporting role as Dugu Jingyao, a general who later becomes the king’s concubine.
The characters are based on real people, but many of the backgrounds and plots are fictional. I managed to catch a few episodes but too lazy to follow the whole thing, it’s 92 episodes for goodness sake. Love this character though, I think she’s more likeable than the protagonist (who’s a bit too nice).
Wan Qian, also known as Regina Wan, has starred in many Chinese movies and drama series since 2004. It’s only in the past couple of years that she becomes really popular in her home country.
She’s also getting attention outside of China after starring in some Hong Kong and Taiwanese productions; and that’s aided by the outreach of mainland Chinese dramas in recent years.
There’s a reason I’m writing about the actress out of the blue though. The 35-year-old has just given birth to a baby girl, so it’s worthy of congrats. Her husband is a professional photographer.