Chen Kun and Zhou Xun Celebrate 20 Years Of Friendship With GQ China

Chen Kun and Zhou Xun are known to be very close friends in the Chinese entertainment industry. They’ve starred in numerous projects together, including the recent film, The Yin Yang Master. Plus, they even established an acting school known as Dome Studio with another A-list actor, Chen Kuo-fu. These two talented acts graced the February 2021 cover of GQ China. During the interview for this issue, they promoted their upcoming film at the time and spoke beautifully about their ongoing friendship of 20 years. This shoot’s theme is “Two bodies, one soul”, and the visual artist Chen Man was the creative hand behind each photo.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Both were also the cover images for the March 2021 Issue of COSMOPOLITAN China, and I believe Chen Man took these photos as well. Here are the individual spreads – 


My Pictorial|Poster Faves: A Yao Chen and Zhong Lili Exclusive

Happy Valentines Day 💓💞💓. I wish you all love throughout 2021 and the years to come.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First on today’s post is Yao Chen as she graces the cover of ELLE China – February 2021 Issue. Hands down, this is one of my favourite editorial cover shoots. I love the aura + the outfits, accessories, and every pose completely enhanced Yao Chen’s natural beauty to a whole other level – 


Following up is another statement maker, Zhong Lili, in a TRENDMO pictorial. I adore the serene nature and outfit colours for this shoot. Whoever came up with the theme is quite brilliant. Seeing the contrast from the snow-white images to the ones with fire is truly beautiful & captivating. Plus, Zhong Lili is stunning – 

True Beauty Star – Moon Ga Young Poses For A Marie Claire & ELLE Pictorial

I remember reading the True Beauty webtoon, but I stopped midway. It wasn’t due to the story or any particular thing I disliked; I just got busy. When I heard about the live-action, I had my eyes out to see the chosen cast and how the story would play out as a drama production. Unfortunately, after seeing many clips on the internet, I don’t think I’ll watch the live-action or resume reading the webtoon. Here are my two main reasons –

  1. I no longer enjoy watching dramas with overdramatized love triangles. Stories that revolve around the intensity of a love triangle stress me out, + they’re predictable. I know who the female lead ends up with, so why all the back and forth???
  2. Dramas in high school settings don’t excite me anymore. The storyline has to be very witty or thrilling for me to sit down and watch. Regrettably, even though I love the main actors, True Beauty doesn’t fall into that spectacular category for me.

With all that out of the way, let’s move on to this post’s primary purpose. During the airing period of True Beauty, Moon Ga Young sat for some magazine interviews & photoshoots. Marie Claire and ELLE Korea happen to have my favourite photos, so let’s enjoy the visual feast.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off are the photos from Marie Claire. I adore the outfits for this shoot. They are serving office vibes, but with a bougie flare + the bags they paired with each piece is such a statement –


Following up is the ELLE Korea photoshoot. I love how they styled her hair, and this one has a more colourful palette in comparison to the Marie Claire pictorial – 

Chen Kun and Zhou Xun’s New Film – The Yin Yang Master, Hits the Big Screens

The Yin Yang Master is a 2021 film adaptation of the acclaimed role-play mobile game Onmyoji: Master of Yin and Yang. It premieres in cinemas today and should not be mistaken for Deng Lun and Mark Chao’s version that aired last year. That one was a first part adaptation of the novel series titled Onmyoji by Yumemakura Baku. The stories have similarities, but this new movie is from a different director, production company, and cast.

Synopsis – The world is on the verge of a devastating war with monsters trying to retrieve the Scaling Stone. Yin Yang Master Qing Ming’s life is in danger, which leads him on a journey to different worlds in preparation for the upcoming assaults. During his voyage, Qing Ming finds that the key to stopping all the calamities is embracing his human and monster hybrid identity (source – Netflix).

Now here’s a more detailed summary provided on imdb.com – Captain of the City Guard, Yuan Boya, is stripped of his rank after failing to guard an imperial tribute. Unwilling to let things lie, he searches for the thieves that stole the tribute, only to end up entering a mystical world of demons. Along the way, he becomes mixed up in a feud between the Yin Yang Master Qing Ming, humans and the demon worlds. Yuan Boya and Qing Ming’s relationship grows from mutual distaste to grudging respect, and eventually, they establish an unbreakable bond of master and familiar. The two work together to solve an old mystery and prove Qing Ming’s innocence while also unravelling a conspiracy to bring the Demon King back from the dead. (I’m not too confident of this summary’s accuracy since anyone can edit the imdb.com site.)

Main cast list for The Yin Yang Master:

We have one of my favourite Chinese actors ever, Chen Kun as Qin Ming, the yin yang master/Seimei

Zhou Xun as Bai Ni/Yao Bikuni

William Chan as Ci Mu

Claudia Wang as the Peach blossom fairy

Shen Yue as Shen Le/Kagura

Cici Wang as the Snow lady –

Wang Yue Yi as the Butterfly monster

And finally, Shaw Qu as Yuan Bo Ya/Hiromasa.

This stellar cast for The Yin Yang Master truly excites me, and I’m equally eager to get more insight into the world of Onmyoji. I’ve never played the game, but I have seen the 2020 animated series. Sadly, the anime episodes were too short; hence I’m very thankful for these live-actions that allow me to dive more into this intriguing fantasy world. Since Netflix also picked up the international distribution for this version, I’ll wait to watch both the 2020 and 2021 adaptation together. As of now, there’s no official date for the international release since this film just started airing in China.

Update: This film is now available on Netflix.

To close this post, here are all the teasers/trailers for The Yin Yang Master. I saved them for last just in case anyone prefers to go into a movie without knowing what sort of visuals to expect, so watch at your discretion –

Co-Stars of Korean Film – ‘Josée’ Star In Marie Claire Couple Shoot

Josée is a 2020 Korean romantic film based on a Japanese short story titled Josee, the Tiger and the Fish by Seiko Tanabe. It is also a remake since the original Japanese version premiered in 2003. This movie stars Nam Joo-hyuk and Han Ji-min as leads. The photos I’m sharing are from their promotion period. They sat for an interview with Marie Claire Korea and discussed the upcoming project at that time.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)


Synopsis: Young Seok, a university student nearing graduation, comes across a woman in the street who has fallen from her wheelchair and helps her back home. She ends up feeding him a simple meal, and he develops a vague curiosity for this woman who introduces herself as “Josée”. From this time on, Young Seok occasionally stops by Josée’s house, receiving free meals and getting to know this woman who reads a lot, has a comprehensive knowledge of whiskey and tells him stories, which he’s not sure are true. Gradually, they come to share an unforgettable love (source – MyDramaList).

This film is available on iQIYI, depending on your location.

Hyun Bin Looks Dashing For A Recent Esquire Pictorial

I was going through the Esquire Korea website earlier last week and found one of Hyun Bin’s recent photoshoots, so I decided to share. This man looks good in anything!!! Plus, I love the classy and cozy vibe of his outfits for this shoot.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

BLACKPINK’s Jisoo Serves An Enchanting Cover For W Korea’s February 2021 Issue

Jisoo graces the cover of W Korea‘s February Issue, and she does it so elegantly. Undoubtedly, this is one of my favourite editorial photoshoots of her, so I couldn’t help but share the visual feast with you all🥰.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: An Elaine Zhong & Daisy Dai Exclusive

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off is Elaine Zhong for COSMOPOLITAN China – Beauty Bible. I think this is one of her best editorial cuts. There’s just something extra captivating about her aura in this shoot + she is such a gorgeous lady –


Following up is Daisy Dai for Touch Yoo Magazine – December 2020 Issue. She is such a striking beauty, so every single photo from this shoot is stunning –