Liu Shishi and Ni Ni Set to Star in the TV Remake of Maggie Cheung, Cherie Chung's 1988 Film 'Last Romance'

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Anyone who’s grown up watching Hong Kong cinema will be ecstatic to learn that My Best Friend’s Story 流金岁月 which is the television remake of the 80s classic melodrama Last Romance starring the legendary Maggie Cheung and Cherie Chung has already begun filming this week in Shanghai. 

After the film’s huge success, anyone picking up the gauntlet to star in the remake is sure to be facing big expectations, but I’m confident the strong pairing of female leads Cecilia Liu Shishi and Ni Ni are up to the task. Based on a novel written by Yi Shu, Liu Shishi and Ni Ni play two beautiful girls who become very close friends despite their vastly different backgrounds and upbringing. After high school, life takes each girl on a different path, one heading off to university and having a successful career; while the other seeks to better her fortunes by captivating rich men with her beauty. As the years go by, both their friendship and their love of the same man endures. 

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If that’s not enough to entice you, the cast is also jam packed with stars such as esteemed actor Chen Daoming who plays the emperor in the drama Joy of Life, Dong Zijian - the always hustling Yang Xun in Like a Flowing River, actor Tian Yu who played Fan Xian’s loyal henchman in Joy of Life, Tony Yang who was Su Mingyu’s romantic interest in last year’s hit All is Well and Eric Yang Le from Serenadeof Peaceful Joy.

I'm so glad to see Liu Shishi starting to get back into the swing of things after two years off of the industry. With her comeback drama To Dear Myself with Zhu Yilong in post production and Last Romance’s TV adaptation in the works, we can surely expect great things from her!

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16 comments:

  1. Two talented queens in one drama. YES

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  2. Will Ni Ni be able to bring the life out of Shi Shi's long dead acting passion? I hope so.

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    1. The only people I know would hate LSS to the bones are ZLY fans. LSS is so quiet and never received hate ever before. All only because she gave birth at the same time together, they attack her personal life and bad mouth her acting. There was comparisons of all sorts, comparisons of hospital bills, comparisons of who is cheaper, comparisons of Mother in Laws, comparisons of who had a better wedding, comparisons of whose husband is better, etc. LSS fanbase being smaller she ended up with F*ked up lies about her having postpartum depression when it isn't true. The most suspicious thing about you, the comparisons of professionalism was talked about all the time.


      Either that old war that isn't over with you, or you are just personally jealous of LSS. In what way does she not have passion? Because she took a break? You're obviously an anti because out of everything you dare to attack her passion. How does an outsider even prove a worker doesn't have a passion? Maybe unless the worker is an ass enough that it becomes apparent, such as neglecting their work without explanations. In which, LSS is the complete opposite of someone who hides like a criminal from their work.

      I feel so sorry for you but unlike you, she is an honest and great speaker. She said it proudly, she took time off for her kid. Unlike people beating around the bushes, she knows how to speak for herself, she knows how to speak about what is right or wrong, she knows how to speak about her passion. I seen actresses who are super unprofessional and I don't dare to say they don't have passion in acting. LSS is so professional even when she was only new in the industry and even now she is really famous she is still always so professional.

      She has been a great actress since the beginning of her career. Your jealousy has no impact on her.

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    2. @anon lmao. Chill.

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    3. @Vee That... doesn't even make sense. What constitutes a dead on conclusion that LSS's passion for acting has died? Certainly not fact but just your opinion. She's always been acting up until the birth of her child. An actress has to work with what she's given, and I can say her last few projects, the dramas as a whole were lacking, that's not on her but writer and director who OKs the process. I haven't watched Ni Ni's work, but LSS who I'm looking forward to on the screen.

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  3. I am a a fan Of LSS, however I don't feel that in her last drama I watched Precious youth, angelo, love lost in time were her best work. Perhaps she had lots on her mind like starting a family and being married. I liked her older work. It is sad to call out ZLY's fan. I am a fan of both, there are some work ZLY did that I couldn't finish. I hope to see LSS spark up again on screen. I miss her old spunk of energy! For me I felt she had better chemistry with her ML before her hubby. Now the chemistry seems forced and awkward, especially with William Chan.

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  4. I like LSS since BBJX :)!!! She's a good actress, she can displays her emotions well on screen. As a celebrity, she is known to be private and quiet about her life---Which is totally fine since it's her life. Her recent works in her modern drama wasn't great----Perhaps the script sucks. When a drama doesn't do well, it's not always the celebrity that is at fault----Usually it's also because the script is not good and directing is horrible. I hope LSS picks up more good dramas with a good script^^. I'm excited to see her new movie with Nini!!!! Both are wonderful actresses!

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  5. I wish the main ML was Chang Chen... If only.

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  6. I'm excited for this! They are both so beautiful! Hope the drama delivers as I haven't seen the original.

    On a side note, is there any truth to the zly and lss thingie that anon wrote about?!

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  7. Why out of nowhere attack Zly fans? What the heck? I'm a fan of LSS and I agree her passion/spark for acting was lacking through performance for her later dramas post marriage. Her new family was probably her main priority she probably lost interest in acting. Hopefully she has brought back the passion and spark like her older work. I'm looking forward to her work with Ni Ni.

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    1. LSS latest projects were not that great because of the scripts, it wasn't because she was acting was so bad that it dragged the drama down. What is your definition of "lacking passion?"

      Go back to when those dramas aired, why didn't anybody commented she was "lacking passion" during those times? Although people would say the story was not interesting, where was "lacking passion?"

      After she gave birth, her dramas already finished airing a super duper long long time ago, we started hearing about the unprofessionalism, bad acting, and not having passion in her work surfacing up since then. The type of wordings, and type of timing shows a lot.

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  8. Wow people are so unfair to look down married actresses.

    So can I just say Sun Yi is very beautiful and talented, but she is not the most famous when she could easily have, all because she is married so she isn't passionate about acting? There are so many more too. Like Tina Tang, her drama choices were bad and she didn't choose to dominate as a big top lead only because she was dating and then married?

    I don't care, LSS is very passionate to me because she never cared about being a trafficking star. Trafficking stars are fake, those are the kinds who have no passion because instead of focusing on work they focus on what fans say. LSS recent dramas aren't great but if she hired a huge army of good reviews where 10 honest reviews cannot argue against 1000 fake reviews, she would win. But she took an honest route, that isn't passion?

    When LSS get good scripts her dramas do well. When the scripts are bad she doesn't care about getting fake good reviews. That's what true passion is, the truth matters very much.

    What's more, she doesn't have to lie or hide her life away because she isn't afraid of what fans will say. She isn't selling her life but talent. You can like her if you like her talent, she's really fair. No need to unfairly downplay her talent and personality. Which actress does not have a few bad dramas? There are rarely any good writers these days and a hardworking veteran actress get call non-serious only because of that.

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    1. Exactly! I hate it when certain toxic people on this site label really talented, honest, AMAZING actresses like LSS, YM and Tang Yan as trafficking stars too.
      Why is everyone complaining about LSS's "passion" anyway lol. If she didn't have a passion for acting why else would she be here? There are much easier routes to take. And y'all really need to stop complaining about oh - she's relying on her looks - oh - she has a bad relationship with him or her, etc, etc. when 1) you're relying on handed down info, and 2) you're not the expert here.
      Sorry if this was offensive to anyone btw, I didn't sleep at all last night so hope I won't regret writing something I said later xD

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  9. I love LSS because she lives her life quietly, not chasing popularity but she still works hard, some of her later dramas were not that great but what's that got to do with her being married? she clearly happily married with Nicky and seems pretty content with her life as it is specially now that she is a mom. Some of her later dramas just had bad scripts it had nothing to do because she is married, some people made it seem as she was unhappy or under some pressure because of her married life while working on them so there was no passion? that writing/directing just wasn't great that's all, so her acting didn't shine as much. Also some of her dramas released after she got married were actually filmed before she got married so that whole she lost her passion for acting after she is married woman is BS.

    Also why bring ZLY in to all of this again? I love both her and SS, and yes they were many bad similar rumors about both after giving birth which were so dumb. I'm just glad that all the rumors about SS over the years had always been fake stories, she seriously one the few celebrities that is scandal free, she just wants to live quietly, worked hard, spend time with her family and if a project does well great and if not she just moves on to the next thing, I'm excited about her two new projects.

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    1. I agreed with u about LSS just wants to live quietly, work hard, spend time with her family and moves on whether her projects did/doing well or not. And as for ZLY and her, netz r making it seems as if they have something against each other when they r probably friends becos i remember LSS wrote on ZLY's weibo to show support for her Minglan drama at the time.

      I like all these actresses, ZLY, LSS and NiNi so i will show support with any projects they r out with.

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    2. I think their fanwar started when FSF told the media ZLY who is strong in personality got weaker after birth and cried. Netizens turned that word cried into postpartum depression. Her fans didn't like it and since SS was having a baby atm they pushed the rumor at SS that her mother in law didn't like her so she has postpartum depression. I don't know why the media still published several fake news about SS's health when her agency clearly denied it quickly and crystal clear. I don't like how people are trying to hurt SS's career. If she's that nice and befriends ZLY, that's great, ZLY doesn't have many friends they should cherish the relationship and not make a war out of it.

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