Dilraba Dilmurat and Vin Zhang Bin Bin just wrapped up filming The King’s Women two weeks ago. But, they will be collaborating for the 5th time in upcoming novel-to-drama adaption The Flame’s Daughter (烈火如歌) by Ming Xiao Xi. Along with Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin, the two other confirmed leading actors are Vic Zhou and Liu Rui Lin. The story follows Ru Ge (Dilraba Dilmurat) and her complicated relationship with the three men she’s destined to cross paths with in a heart wrenching tale of love and inevitable hate… Look under the cut for more detailed character introductions! It sounds quite depressing tbh 🙁
Dilraba Dilmurat as Lie Ru Ge
She is the daughter to the leader of the entire martial arts sect, the heir of the biggest estate in jianghu, every senior disciple’s favorite “little sister”, simple and bright, like the world’s purest treasure. The betrayal of her first love hurts her deeply. For the longest time she thought it was the greatest pain in the world. But, the sudden death of her father, the endless dispute and killings in jianghu, and the revelation of her identity… pushes her to live life anew. She is no longer the weak girl who would cry for love, who needed to be sheltered. To protect those she loves and the good of the martial arts world, she enters the blazing fire and overcomes all obstacles. She is the pure energetic flame, Flame Mountain Estates’ Lie Ru Ge.
Vic Zhou as Yin Xue
He is mysterious and unpredictable, powerful, with a handsome face; one who is respected by the world. The emperor bestowed him the title of king, and the leader of the martial art sects views him as his own son. Yet, he has long distanced himself from the humanly affairs of the world, hiding within brothels to await his unforgettable love of three lifetimes. To her, he is always joking around, his heart impossible to read. For her, he risks his life again and again. He would sacrifice himself and jump into the abyss of death without a moment of hesitation if it could ensure her safety. He bears the curse of unrequited love, forever lonely. He is the unrivaled Yin Xue.
Zhang Bin Bin as Zhan Feng
He is Flame Mountain Estates’ senior disciple, a man of few words, but possesses great fortitude. When he was young, he filled an entire pond with lotus flowers just to make his first love smile. The love between these childhood sweethearts was envied by many. But, the discovery of his parent’s ugly secrets changes him overnight; he vows to never love again, burying his tender soul in the depths of his icy heart, becoming a cold and ruthless person. The more merciless he appears, the more his heart suffers, he cannot escape from the clutches of fate, and nor can he avoid his destiny. He wanted to fight against the calamity alone, but in return he only received pain and endless regret. He is the proud senior disciple Zhan Feng.
Liu Rui Lin as Yu Zi Han
He is the most beloved son of the emperor, born into nobility, but is also the unfortunate “sacrifice” of the royal family. A victim against those with evil intentions, he is deaf in both ears and his legs disabled. He was sent to Flame Mountain Estate to study, to avoid the conflict of the palace. His master’s teaching and the care of his junior disciple “sister” (Lie Ru Ge) helped him become a man who doesn’t blame the heavens or others for his misfortune. Instead, he grows up with a big heart for the world. He is calm and wise. Accompanied by Ru Ge since his childhood, he harbors deep affections towards her. In this world, he loves her and only her. But, he never speaks of his feelings, and chooses to silently guard her instead. He is the gentle Yu Zi Han.