Third Installment for “Three Lives, Three Worlds” in the Making?
Three years ago, Eternal Love (also known as Three Lives, Three Worlds 三生三世十里桃花), starring Yang Mi (楊冪) and Mark Chao (趙又廷), broke broadcasting records. It followed up with Eternal Love of Dream <三生三世枕上書> featuring Dilraba Dilmurat (迪丽热巴) and Vengo Gao (高伟光), which launched early this year. Recently, news of the franchise’s third installment circulated with Zhu Xudan (祝緒丹) slated to take on the role of lead actress, leading to fervent discussions from netizens.
Plot Overview, Yu Menglong, Leo Wu Slated to Lead
The story revolves around Zhe Yan and Bai Zhen, good friends in the series often portrayed as a bickering pair. Bai Zhen’s character will tragically meet his end, shocking the world and leading Zhe Yan to swear that he would avenge his death. In the process, his suspicions are aroused and a youth named Ge Yun will be embroiled into their affairs, leading to the three being mysteriously implicated.
The word on the street has it that Bai Zhen will be played by actor Alan Yu (于朦朧), who also played the same role in Three Lives, Three Worlds due to his suitably delicate aura and looks. The other male lead Zhe Yan is rumored to be played by popular 20-year-old actor Leo Wu (吳磊), while details are as yet amiss for Zhu Xudan’s onscreen character. While she acted as Xuan Nu in Three Lives, Three Worlds, her leap to leading actress in the upcoming installment is indicative of her being heavily promoted.
In fact, most of the actresses who starred in Three Lives, Three Worlds are managed under Yang Mi’s company. Since the Three Lives, Three Worlds sequel featured Dilraba Dilmurat in the female lead role, it is not unexpected that the third installment’s lead actress Zhu Xudan is also another artiste under Yang Mi.