The Shadow Of Empress Wu Chinese Drama Dubbed In Khmer
-English Title: The Shadow Of Empress Wu
-Khmer Title: Moha Reachny Wu Ji Thean
-Gener: Historical fiction, costume drama
-Language: Khmer Dubbed
-Description: The Shadow of Empress Wu, also known as Riyue Lingkong, is a Chinese television series about the relationship between Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history, and Xie Yaohuan, a fictional female official serving in Wu's court. The series was directed by Lu Qi and starred Liu Xiaoqing, Huang Shengyi, Vincent Jiao, Ma Xiaowei and Yang Zi in the leading roles. It was first broadcast on CCTV from August 2007 to January 2008 in mainland China, and in November 2008 on HD Jade in Hong Kong. Maybe Liu Xiaoqing was born to play Wu Zetian. The legendary Chinese actress/producer/tycoon/ex-convict portrayed the Tang Dynasty Empress in a 1995 television series, and recently reprised the role in the new CCTV production The Shadow of Empress Wu, a role tailor-made for her. This time, the story centers on Wu's later years of her life, from her forties (when she was still the Queen) until her death at 82. The drama attempts to vindicate the controversial Empress who has often been condemned as an ambitious woman who usurped power from her husband, the Emperor. Here, Wu's rise to power is depicted as driven by responsibility and love. Her friendship with a Sichuan female official played by Eva Huang (Kung Fu Hustle) gives the story forward momentum. Apart from starring, Liu doubles as art director, leaving her fingerprints all over this epic, expensive and extravagant period production. Other significant cast members include Taiwan actor Vincent Jiao, Mainland actor Yang Zi, and famous actor/director Jiang Wen, who was a former boyfriend of Liu's, and makes a cameo appearance here.