Chapter 16: Audition (1)
Acting in a drama wasn’t just about saying a few lines. Gu Yuanyuan did her best even though she either messed up her lines or got scared.
Although she didn’t know the plot of Deadly Strike, she knew it was an action movie. Sanbao performed in a lot of action dramas every day and would occasionally get injured when he returned.
With her current fragile body which was now starring in an action drama, wasn’t she asking for immediate death?
Xu Bai took out a script and handed it to her. However, he saw her hesitation and frowning lips forming on her face. This caused Xu Bai to question her: “What’s the problem?”
Gu Yuanyuan bit her fingertips before she asked, “Aren’t there… too many action scenes?”
Her brain suddenly turned around–Her Sanbao is the male lead and she is now the female lead. Generally speaking, both the male and female protagonists are a pair, whether it would be a TV drama or a movie.
Then would she act as a couple with her son?
I regret everything! Why did I agree so soon?
Xu Bai and Lin Shaosi immediately knew what she was thinking. Seeing that she didn’t want to back down, Xu Bai’s face relaxed and said, “there aren’t that many action scenes. Read the script yourself, I’ll give you two days.”
“In two days, I will arrange for you and Cheng Man’An to audition.” Xu Bai lifted an eyebrow and his vision was locked sharply on Gu Yuanyuan. “I want you to make a stunning performance and crush Cheng Man’An with your strength. Can you do it?”
Gu Yuanyuan’s heart suddenly rose with determination and nodded: “Yes!”
“Lin Shaosi.” Xu Bai told Lin Shaosi without consenting his opinion. “These two days you have time to practice with her. Pass on your experience to her, teach her how to act and how to capture the camera.”
After giving them their instructions, Xu Bai went to work immediately. No one knew anything. In the short period of time just now, the director decided to change the female lead to a newcomer.
In order to make a stunning appearance, Gu Yuanyuan returned to Lin Shaosi’s private lounge and began reading the script. Lin Shaosi saw that she was so serious and didn’t want to disturb her.
He didn’t expect things to go this far. He brought the little girl to the production team just to prevent Lu Wenchen from attacking her …
Xu Bai organized an audition. If Gu Yuanyuan crushes Cheng Man’An from all sides, it will not only slap Cheng Man’An’s face, but Lu Wenchen’s face as well.
In this way, Xu Bai has a reason to change to another person, letting the whole crew see the reason for changing the role of the female lead to Gu Yuanyuan was not through her background support, but by her own skills.
He wanted to display his attitude. Even if the investor has great authority, he can’t just plug-in anybody just cause he wants to. No matter who he offends, he will see this through.
This was the bottom line of a famous veteran director.
By the way, Lin Shaosi sent the news to Gu Yizhou: [Elder brother, the little girl has attracted the director and he wants her to be the female lead, isn’t this an instant success?]
As one of the industry’s top directors, Xu Bai had attracted many artists who have racked their brains in order to act in his drama. Gu Yuanyuan was directly scouted by him. Although there were various factors, it was undeniable that this was a good opportunity for Gu Yuanyuan.
At least, if she ever wanted to enter the entertainment industry in the future, her starting point would be very high.
Gu Yizhou did not reply. He was probably busy. Lin Shaosi put away his mobile phone. While waiting for the scene to start, he went to find Xu Bai.
“Director, have you forgotten something?”
‘This little girl is my assistant, if you use her as the lead. You’ll have to pay in return for what you’ve done. ” Lin Shaosi was never the kind of person with bad intentions. He was polite to all unfamiliar people.
After some thinking, Lin Shaosi added: “She was kicked out from a good family. Because of this, you can’t pay too low.”
Xu Bai: “……”
Before he could speak, Lin Shaosi added: “I probably know that after offending Lu Wenchen, management will withdraw its capital. In this case, I’ll omit my salary, and when the time comes, I will invest in some capital. “
Xu Bai was stunned. Lin Shaosi said that his talent fee should be used for Gu Yuayuan’s salary for the film. Even if the cash flow wasn’t good, he would still be paid.
Between many artists and the cast, Lin Shaosi’s sentence of “don’t get paid” was not as heavy as usual because of the money issue.
As a kung fu superstar, Lin Shaosi’s salary was not low. If he didn’t want it, he can reduce the pressure of the production team by at least one fifth.
Xu Bai was half moved and half surprised. He asked, “What is the relationship between that girl and you?”