Chapter 29 – They Only Know How To Talk
The staff members, the production team and the casts on standby were also looking in derision.
“How many times do you think the director is going to make her do the scene again?”
“I bet a hundred—the least is ten times.”
“You’re playing safe. I bet 150!”
“How about Miss Meng here? What do you think?”
Meng Xinran, who was supposed to have her break stayed back to watch. She laughed and said, “I won’t participate in the bet, but I can provide external information. If I were to do this scene, I would have to try at least three or five times for a good take.”
The surrounding staff nodded complacently when they heard this. “Well, this scene is not an easy one to shoot! I am already an adult, but to imagine snakes crawling on my body—I would still feel flustered!”
“I guess Yu Yaoyao is going to pee from fear, yeah?” One staff laughed. “This matter is settled then, I’m taking out my last pocket money for the month: 250! She’s going to reshoot the scene for more than ten times!”
Meng Xinran only smiled and stopped talking.
This scene with snakes—even if she were trained in the performance department, she still felt it would be very difficult even after two years of physical training.
There was the challenge of quickly changing the emotions of the character written in this scene, which can only be conveyed through facial expressions. But the most fatal problem lies in overcoming their fear of snakes.
This was not a scene that could be done by a pretty face with only a potty mouth.
Even she had no confidence to act in this scene.
Yu Yaoyao, just wait to make a fool of yourself again! She scathingly mocked.
“Sister, fight on!” Ni Yi cheered on Yu Yaoyao while they were still outside the cameras, his teeth itching at the brazen gambling happening beside him.
But the sweat on his forehead has already emerged, and it was apparent that he completely had no confidence at all.
“Lights, OK! Sound, OK! Cameras, OK!”
Director Li Bo waved his hand as Yu Yaoyao was on the cot, pretending to sleep.
“Props leader, get ready! After the count of 3, release the snakes! Location: edge of the bed! As soon as he exits the camera, start shooting!” He ordered the production crew one after another.
“1, 2, 3, Action!” The clapperboard was finally clicked.
The props leader quickly took the snake cage and wearing protective gloves, held the grass snakes inside, and promptly threw them on the bed where Yu Yaoyao was lying.
Almost all the people present were watching with bated breath.
The snakes were more than a meter long, with green and brown scales running down its back and a yellow scales completed its underbelly. The fine scales looked cold and terrifying under the lights of the reflector.
As soon as they were thrown into the bed, the entire snake body curled into circles, and their triangular rounded head quickly lifted up, as if surveying the surrounding environment.
But in the next second, the slender snakes quickly turned to the only heat source in the center of the bed, which was Yu Yaoyao sleeping peacefully. They crawled in curves towards the only flesh that was displayed above the quilt: her hands!
Moreover, according to the script, she must only wake up and act when the snakes successfully climb atop her hand.
This scene made many women in the room cover their mouths in horror, and the male staff was not much better. They all held their breath, forgetting to breathe, and the expression on their faces was unsightly.
To think about it, this abominable scene was really not suited for an average person.
Meng Xinran smirked and took the mineral water given by her assistant. She held it towards her mouth to take a sip. Unfortunately, in the next second, she will hear Yu Yaoyao’s tragic screams followed by her trashy acting of weeping from fear!
But not long after, the water bottle in Meng Xinran’s hand was squeezed forcefully to a pulp.
The chaos she was looking forward did not happen!
Yu Yao surprised everyone when not even a trace of fearful expression on her sleeping face appeared. Not to mention, she didn’t even scream.
The snake stayed on her hand for nearly three seconds. One triangular head hesitantly opened its mouth, revealing the fangs inside. Yu Yaoyao on the bed still had her eyes closed but her delicate eyebrows were slightly wrinkled.
Seeing it properly from a distance, both snakes were almost on top of half of her body.
She was completely in accordance with the script, especially when she frowned like she felt the presence of a cold, foreign body.
When the snake opened her mouth, her left hand moved slightly, almost letting the whole audience break out in sweat. Even Li Bo, who was behind the monitoring screen, was grabbing the armrests of his chair nervously at the moment.
If the snake bites on, I am afraid this scene cannot be continued today! He frantically thought.