Fans were excited when Zanilia Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) announced her first acting project since giving birth last year would be “Legend of Fei” (有翡). Her last series was “The Story of Minglan” (知否？知否？应是绿肥红瘦), which aired in early 2019. The series began filming last September, but due to the outbreak, filming paused for three months. Filming recently wrapped up on April 28.
On April 28, she posted this message to commemorate end of filming: “Ah Fei, wishing you can see a glimpse of the sky before the cold iron curved blade. Worthy youth roaming!”
There were a few controversies during the filming of the series. In October 2019, there were rumors Wang Yibo (王一博) was acting like a big shot on set, which were refuted by the production team. A month later, there were speculations that Zanilia Zhao was unhappy with the production team originating from script changes, make up and costume quality, production value, etc.
Perhaps this series meant a lot to Zanilia Zhao given all the rumors. At the wrap up of filming, she gave a speech in tears and choked up a little bit.
In her speech, she said, “It has been hard on everyone. We are the best! It’s been hard…See you again in Jiang Hu!”