Story Of Yanxi Palace alters lives of cast members

The immense popularity of Chinese period TV series Story Of Yanxi Palace has altered the lives of some of its cast members

Even if you are not a fan of Chinese period dramas, chances are you would have heard about Story Of Yanxi Palace.

After all, the Qing Dynasty-era drama has become a huge phenomenon not just in China, but all across Asia, shattering viewership records in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'Dramatic changes'. Subscribe