Chapter 18: Don’t be afraid, it’s just a toy. (2)
“I’m also fond of the role of Xiao Qi. However, in terms of work, public and personal interests didn’t matter. What matters is, whoever is the most suitable actress between the two of us will naturally play the role of Xiao Qi. Therefore, I’m going to go all out.”
These remarks of hers were quite generous and pretty decent for a provoking statement. There was no hint of dissatisfaction nor displeasure in her face. She was originally the female lead for this movie, but now that the director proposed a trial play, it was very obvious that he was not satisfied with her for the Xiao Qi’s role. He wanted to replace her and even embarrass her.
Moreover, Gu Yuanyuan caught the attention of Director Xu and was well-liked by him. He even asked her to try out the trial play for the female lead role. Objectively speaking, this behavior of hers was considered as ‘stealing’.
Even if it’s a close relative or a sister, who was in a good relationship with each other, if someone encountered such a situation like this, it would still definitely felt uncomfortable for both parties.
Cheng Man’an always wanted to put up an image of a gentle and generous person in front of all the people. But what she’s not aware of, was the fact that everyone around her was also clever people that could see true her façade. The more she acted like that, the more she would look fake and hypocritical in other’s eyes.
The surroundings were engulfed by hush tones and whispering conversations of the people.
“Is it proper for her to say that? Even I, was embarrassed to hear it from her mouth.”
“During the filming of a scene that day, Cheng Man’an played the role of a dumb and slow-witted Xiao Qi. And she still said that she liked Xiao Qi’s character.”
“Did you not hear the self-confidence in Cheng Man’an’s words? Look at how confident she is in winning against Gu Yuanyuan.”
“Before, I didn’t really believe that Gu Yuanyuan was chased out by Cheng Man’an and her mother as it was so absurd. But after seeing her like this, I believe it now.
“Sit back and wait for a slap in the face.”
“No, why do all of you think that Gu Yuanyuan will win this trial play? Gu Yuanyuan is a little girl who had never acted on a play before. And Director Xu only took advantage of it because he needs her to deliberately drive Cheng Man’an away from the scene.”
The whispering voices at the set soon disappeared. Everyone glanced at each other and determined that the words they said were all reasonable and actually made sense.
Just like Cheng Man’an, Gu Yuanyuan was also a person who had never acted on a play before. Who knows what would be the outcome. Perhaps, her acting wasn’t as good as Cheng Man’an.
At this point in time, the crowd somehow understood the reason why Lu Wenchen came to the scene. One, he was supporting Cheng Man’an, and on the other hand, he was present because, if Gu Yuanyuan’s acting was bad, then he would have more reasons to pick Cheang Man’an as the female lead role. And the Director had no choice but to accept the outcome.
“I hope Yuanyuan can win this.” Everyone sweated as the nervousness crawled inside them.
Director Xu Bai asked the assistant to take out the printed scripts for the trial scenes and then handed them each to the two participants. Lu Wenchen cast a look at it and said with a simple tone, “Director Xu, would you mind if I choose someone to try out these trial scenes?”
Xu Bai met Lu Wenchen’s glance, and expressionlessly had his assistant take back the A4 paper while holding back his anger from erupting. “Who do you want to choose?”
As Lu Wenchen looked around, many people could not help but immediately moved away after meeting his gaze. He narrowed his dark eyes as if he was really trying to look for a suitable candidate.
“Okay, I will do it.” In the midst of the crowd, these words were briefly said.
For a moment, Lu Wenchen looked for the source of the voice. Then a man in black came closer to him and whispered something on his ear. “It was Mr. Jian.”
“Chairman Lu.” Shortly after, Jian Yan walked over and said, “Miss Cheng and Miss Gu have read the script and are very familiar with the plot now, so let’s try shooting three scenes of the movie.”
“First scene, Xiao Qi hid in the closet and unexpectedly saw how K killed her family, but she was soon discovered by K.”