Last month in April 2023 two top C-drama actresses happened to start new drama filming at the same time so it’s getting busy in Hendian again. Dilraba Dilmurat came back from a hiatus last year and is all cylinders firing with CFs and attending events and back to drama filming. She’s in a kidnapping detective procedural titled Sword Rose about a team focused solely on finding kidnapped kids. Yang Mi is also picking a darker more serious drama as she started filming Harbin 1944 and playing a seemingly bad character, I’m guessing a Japanese sympathizer on the surface but a patriot underneath. I’m glad they are finding dramas that stretch and challenge but both also have period dramas already filmed still waiting to get release dates for fans of their more idol fare.