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Chapter 36 – Female Boss
As explained by Fang Xie, the “Mysterious Notebook” was indeed a Mary Sue** drama tailored by the management for Su Jin, a popular flower
**T/N : A Mary Sue is an idealized and seemingly perfect fictional character.
Aside from being a typical Mary Sue drama, it was also a “reverse harem”.
“What does reverse harem means?” Su Jishi didn’t understand.
“In dramas with ancient times setting, the Imperial Palace was surrounded by beautiful and charming concubines, but in reverse harem, handsome men are swarming around the heroine.” Fang Xie explained earnestly.
“—what the heroine has to do is to be gentle, kind and honest forever. Even if she encounters setbacks and difficulties, her face must be sunny. Even if the handsome guys fall in love with her, she should keep her heart calm and not be dazzled by infuriating goblins**.”
**T/N : Goblins – a metaphor for the drama villains.
This movie was a fantasy love comedy with an urban background. The plot was of course humorous, with some fantastic ideas that little girls like.
The scene made beautiful and romantic. At the end of the movie, the heroine finally decides to stop relying on the power of the love notes she wrote on the mysterious notebook. At the side of the road, she left the notebook waiting for the next predestined person to come its way…
The movie was anticipated in the coming Spring Festival, which coincides with Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s family leisure, friends gathering, or lovers dating, this romantic comedy would make people want to pay for tickets!
The retake of the scenes was actually made because the female entertainer who plays “female boss on campus” was blacklisted by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) for committing hit and run under the influence of alcohol.
She was not only facing heavy charges, but was also expelled by many advertisers and film television companies.
The management couldn’t let it go to waste just because of one villain. Heck, they already spent a huge amount of money on the drama! Thus, they could only hurry to find a substitute for her and retake her scenes.
“Female Boss” is a girl who likes to show off very much, depicting her superiority in her group. Born in a wealthy family, she travels in and out of luxury cars. She often gives small gifts to her classmates.
The climax started when one time, the heroine accidentally caught her alone in a corner, crying and calling her parents, accusing them of never coming to see her after their divorce.
Blah, blah, blah. Su Jishi could only glare at the paper, thinking how the plot lacked originality. Nonetheless, she continued to read as it was necessary.
The heroine was sympathetic, but the female boss, who felt vulnerable and exposed, became angry out of embarrassment and began to bully the heroine.
In the movie, the elder sister often bullied the heroine in the early stage and “loved” the heroine because of the mysterious notes in the later stage, which resulted in a series of funny plots with many scenes.
From what Fang Xie told her, the substitute actress and began shooting scenes. This time, the management invited Su Jin back to play scenes portraying their interactions.
The new notice form has been sent down. Su Jishi has turned it over and found that on the first day she would focus on filming several scenes in which the heroine was bullied.
The heroine was a virgin, pure and weak character who couldn’t fight and suffers a lot from bullying.
Su Jishi exhaled deeply, seeing that there was only a few lines she had to deliver.
Few of the lines goes on like, “Stop!” “Stop!”, “Why are you doing this to me?”, “I never thought about telling you my secret…”
Adding up to less than 20 words, Su Jishi quickly memorized it.