49-year-old Michelle Reis (李嘉欣) seldom makes on-screen appearances after married to her husband, Julian Hui (許晉亨) in 2008. She is focusing on taking care of her son and attending brand and charity events occasionally. Her last cameo appearance is Bodyguards and Assassins (十月圍城) film in 2009 and some netizens suspected Michelle was making a comeback since she appeared in Hengdian.
On 15th September 2019, the film producer, Yu Zheng (于正) of Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略) drama uploaded photo of Michelle wearing ancient costume on Weibo. He left a message: “#Consort Michelle Reis’s make-up We invite a mysterious guest and you know the answer. Yes, she is Michelle Reis and I believe everyone is looking forward to the series after seeing her.”