Most praises goes to the lead actors, Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun and Chen Kun. Zhou (The fox) and Chen (The General)'s roles are similar with their's in 2008 film Painted Skin. Compare to them, Zhao's character striking contrast from before. Especially, She expresses cold mixed seductive from her eyes without a word, when Zhao as the fox demon who wears princess's skin. As a warrior-princess, she shows the change and complex rush. This is the most remarkable performance in Zhao's acting career
Xun Zhou,Mimi Yang,William Feng,Vicki Zhao,Chen Kun
According to ancient lore, if a human freely offers their heart to a demon, that monster can become mortal, experiencing the true pains and passions of existence. This is the ultimate triumph of the underworld.
Xiaowei (Xun Zhou, THE GREAT MAGICIAN, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE), a millennia-old fox spirit, is freed from her frozen prison and transforms into a dangerous seductress, consuming living hearts to keep her beautiful as she searches for her chance to become human.
Meanwhile, Princess Jing (Wei Zhao RED CLIFF, SHAOLIN SOCCER), hiding her marred beauty behind a golden mask, flees an unknown threat to her kingdom by pursuing the only man she ever loved: the guard who was unable to protect her, so many years ago.A twist of fate brings Princess Jing and Xiaowei together, and a slow game of wits, deceit, and seduction begins for the princess’ very own heart.