Almost two years after she shot to stardom as the female lead in the smash hit The Legend of Zhen Huan <後宮甄嬛傳>, mainland Chinese actress Betty Sun (孫儷) is returning to the television screen in her new drama, Hot Mom! <辣媽正傳>.
This time, however, her role will not be a beautiful and cunning imperial consort, but rather a quirky and flamboyant first-time mother, states a report on Jayne Stars.
Hot Mom! tells the story of Xia Bing (Betty Sun), a 26-year-old who loves karaoke, wine, and heavy makeup, and whose stance on attaining a work-life balance is “No marriage before turning 30, no children before turning 35.”
However, she accidentally becomes pregnant when she becomes involved with Yuan Bao (Zhang Yi 張譯), who becomes her husband, and is forced to rethink her life priorities.
Things turn downright strange when Xia Bing’s demanding boss, Li Muzi (Vivian Wu 鄔 君梅), discovers that she too is pregnant.
Now 35 years old, Muzi had focused so much on career success when she was younger that she missed the opportune time to have a child. But thanks to scientific advancements, she successfully becomes pregnant, and she quickly befriends Xia Bing, since they are both expectant mothers.
Hot Mom! shows us the different choices Xia Bing and Li Muzi make when it comes to raising children, as well as the lessons they discover about living for their children, their families, and themselves. It began airing on September 14, and also features Ming Dao (明道) as Xia Bing’s ex-boyfriend, Paul Chun (秦沛) as Xia Bing’s father, and Athena Chu (朱茵) as Xia Bing’s mother.