Scarlet Heart 步步惊心 – 人物介绍!

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步步惊心 is the hottest drama sweeping many young women off their feet all across Asia now! If you’re not already a fan, continue reading on…

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Scarlet Heart is about how this pretty girl here Ruo Xi wakes up confused and bleary, only to find herself in the manor of the 8th Prince (played by the glorious Kevin Cheng 郑嘉颖 in the 2 pictures below). The maids are all calling her 二小姐,二小姐 and she begins to guess (along with the audience) that she is in fact the younger sister to Ruo Lan, the 8th Prince’s concubine. 

The manor is too small for our modern friend, and her modern ways and shenanigans soon land her with trouble. (Expect catfights in one episode with the Duchess and her younger sister). The princes (10th, 8th, 13th, 4th, 10th) all develop a deep fondness for her, in particular the 8th and 4th Princes. 

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Some of you may think it’s inappropriate to fall in love with your sister’s husband, but this was very ok in the Qing Dynasty lah. The 8th Duke is a legendary figure in history, tender and charismatic, but ultimately undone by his own ambition. Ruo Xi falls for his suave charm, but is her love strong enough to withstand the knowledge of his horrible end?

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The audience will also begin to realise that Ruo Xi is more than the usual ditzy female lead in a 偶像剧, she is intelligent and careful, knowing from history that she is in the middle of a very epic battle among the princes for the throne. She knows how the story is going to end, and it breaks her heart to know that most of the princes will suffer terrible fates! (There’s a lightning-quick montage of each prince’s fate that flashes through her mind as she watches them celebrate, and it brings her to tears.)

The 4th Prince is played by the enigmatic 吴奇隆 (you may be thinking, huh? What has he been doing since 小虎队?) but his performance here will blow you away.

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The relationship between Ruo Xi and the 4th Prince develop quite bizarrely, beginning with him witnessing her repeated attempts to kill herself and get back to the present. Obviously she succeeds in neither, but then decides to butter him up since she knows he will end up as the next emperor. They fall deeply, epicly in love, and she remains his only weakness. 

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“四哥的聪明之处,在于不是明争,而是暗斗。” However, his path to become Yong Zheng Emperor is littered with forgotten kinship and calculated brutalities. Quartered by horses, put in a steamer to be steamed to death, these are but some of the cruel tortures he instigated against his enemies! Will modern girl Ruo Xi be able to accept that? 

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Other characters to look out for:

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The veteran Damien Lau 刘松仁 plays a very impressive Kang Xi. Kang Xi is a famously kind and fair emperor, but his stern exterior still shows how dangerous it is to work under a man of absolute power. 伴君如伴虎!

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Ruo Lan, the super pretty sister to Ruo Xi! 

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13th Prince, he appears to be a flamboyant playboy but turns out to be an important companion to the 4th Prince. 

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Played by newbie 林更新, the 14th Prince is a passionate young one with strong ideals of brotherhood and justice. In history, he was supposed to be the next emperor, but his place was stolen by the 4th Prince.

Catch debut of Scarlet Heart 步步惊心 on 16 January, weeknights at 7pm! The story moves lightning fast, so stay tuned for the first episode!!

 



January 11, 2012 By : 8ggsemplify Category : Now Showing Scarlet Heart 步步惊心 21 Comments Print

21 Comments → “Scarlet Heart 步步惊心 – 人物介绍!”


  1. EugeneCcy

    2 years ago

    the 4th prince did not steal the throne from the 14th prince. its just a rumour. =)

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  2. Mez

    2 years ago

    Great show! I watched it from my iphone, & got addicted. After I finished watching the whole series, I went to read the novel & had a better understanding of some of the plots. Now I’m re-watching the show from the beginning, I still like it. A pity the ratings & viewership is not great over here. Impressed with all the actors/actresses especially Ruo Xi.

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  3. auntie lucy

    2 years ago

    will there be a repeat telecast? i have missed a lot of episodes. i agree with some people here that 7pm is too early already!

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  4. edmw

    2 years ago

    Hope Channel 8 would schedule a repeat telecast at 11pm or 12am soon. 7pm is too early and i believe many people are unable to make it home in time to watch BBJX.

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  5. tian_cai007

    2 years ago

    This show is funny. All the characters in the show end in tragic. From YongZheng, 8th prince, 10prince,13prince, 14prince to Ruoxi and her sister and even Kangxi who was poisoned by 4th prince. I think the story is more tragic than Romeo and Juliet. Lol

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  6. tiancai

    2 years ago

    Though the protagonist and main character Ruoxi is fake, the rest of the characters are based on actual fact. Story more or less what depicted happened during the time at the Forbidden City. In fact, it’s like watching a historic reenactment in the Palace. Great story!

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  7. Anonymous

    2 years ago

    i see untill finish already good movie..

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    • phyllis

      2 years ago

      would appreciate if you could tell me where I can watch this drama, as you have mentioned that you have finished watching the whole drama. Thank you.

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      • Sereeenity

        2 years ago

        You can watch in on Youtube. High Definition and uncut (Mediacorp cuts out a lot of scenes.) Speaking about 步步惊心, can Mediacorp also broadcast 甄嬛传? I’ve already finished watching the whole series and I like it a lot!

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  8. Lau Meei Wen

    2 years ago

    Love this show! Wonder what the ending is…

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    • Lalalas123

      2 years ago

      Ending is sad :( But heard there is a second season

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  9. FANOF8THPRINCE

    2 years ago

    damn good show! too bad channel 8 put in 7pm.. should put in 9pm.. 7pm , i am still on the way home from work lo.

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  10. piggiePPL

    2 years ago

    how’s the ratings like in singapore? I love this drama! :)

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  11. Anonymous

    2 years ago

    Who is the actress playing rouxi?

    [Bagua8] Her name is Liu Shi Shi from China.

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  12. nanajol

    2 years ago

    love the show
    but why do they have to delete scenes from the show~~
    3rd ep last nite was so obvious that part od it was delete!!!!!!
    hopefully the remaining eps will remain as it is!!!!!!

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  13. Kaze

    2 years ago

    Very sad that the response for Bu Bu is not so good in Singapore. Sigh……. such a wonderful show, it deserve more..

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    • Sereeenity

      2 years ago

      I beg to differ. A lot of Singaporeans have already watched this drama online, and finished it. Which is why some people don’t watch it on Channel 8. Somemore, channel 8 always cut off scenes from dramas they bought overseas. I finished the drama a few months ago, and loved it. Which is why I watched it again now. if not, i won’t even be watching it again.

      And, I read the news reading the drama’s viewership and ratings, the newspapers states that the storyline is absurd and is far from reality. I think the Singapore media should really reflect on their own products before critisizing good works. 步步惊心 might seem a bit far from reality, but remember one thing, it’s good. If not the China media wouldn’t make this online fiction into a drama, attracting such high viewership. Mediacorp produces a lot of dramas that lack the punch, storyline and all, and I seldom see the singapore media reporting on it.

      Don’t blame the viewers. Ask the producers.

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  14. yellowcarnivore

    2 years ago

    Great introduction of 步步惊心! I have completed this drama and I LOVE IT!!! Addictive drama, and I love the pairing of 4th prince and rouxi!

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  15. Chri

    2 years ago

    Will she go back to the modern day in the end?

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    • nanajol

      2 years ago

      ya she did n she managed to meet nicky who doesnt rem her at all

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  16. 8 ye camp

    2 years ago

    8 ye is so hot!!!

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