Chapter 35: Meeting Face to Face (2)
Feng Xuan couldn’t help but laugh out loudly: “Mr. Ye, to be honest, I’m very curious as to why you suddenly invested in this drama. As far as I know, you’ve never gotten involved in the entertainment industry before.”
“This is a new section of our company right now.” Father avoided the topic and instead, asked him directly, “What do you think of my proposal just now?”
“I will add more intimate scenes if appropriate, and of course, it will depend on the audience’s response,” Feng Xuan replied. “After all, I don’t want to ruin my own name as you know.”
“I understand.” Father Ye said, “Ye Peicheng has already pushed away other projects at this time, so he’ll simply be waiting for the shooting to begin.”
“Good,” Feng Xuan said with a nod. “I will speed up the process of selecting the heroine.”
The next day, “Light Before Dawn” announced the exact audition time, starting at 9 am Monday, for a total of three days.
Sister Wu made scheduled Qiao Moyu’s appointment for the audition to be on Tuesday afternoon. Since Qiao Moyu wasn’t familiar with the script, she needed to study the plot while she stayed at home these days.
In addition, the afternoon of the second day was already the halfway point for the audition. By this time, the director would have already seen plenty of actors performing and he would have a general impression of what he’s looking for. If Qiao Moyu does well at this time, she can truly impress the director. But if she was scheduled instead for the last day and someone else performs brilliantly before her turn, Qiao Moyu’s chances of being selected are much slimmer unless she gives an earth-shaking performance.
This Monday, the drama crew for ‘Sheng Shi’ held a press conference on River Square.
This will be the first time the actors appear in public after their drama was aired.
As the actress for Female no.3, Qiao Moyu was naturally planning to attend. Early that morning, she picked out a light purple dress from her wardrobe. It has a one-shoulder design with an A-line skirt that reached to her knee. The style was more conservative and simple.
She didn’t know how to apply makeup, so she went to the dressing room early and asked one of the stylists to apply light makeup.
Her long was tied, leaving some side swept hair to hang loosely on her forehead. Her skin was soft and white, and her light makeup made her face appear even more delicate.
Her pair of clear and serene eyes caused her onlookers to forget the noise all around, creating a feeling of loneliness and independence.
Qiao Moyu came out of the dressing room and happened to meet Ye Peicheng, who was walking towards the backstage. He was also dressed very formally today, with a white shirt, a dark purple tie, and a black suit. This complemented his tall and upright figure, giving a taste of indifference. He seemed to release an unapproachable aura towards people around him.
When their eyes met, Ye Peicheng’s eyes were filled with amazement for a split second, but then he instantly recovered his thoughts. Not a trace of emotion was seen on his face later.
Qiao Moyu smiled at him and greeted: “Hello film Emperor Ye.”
He nodded faintly and pushed open the door leading towards the backstage.
Qiao Moyu went in first, and as soon as she got backstage, she heard a staff member saying, “What a coincidence we have today. Do you know who built the stage across from us?”
“Who?” someone asked.
It’s the drama crew for “Xing Hai,” the staff member replied. “It seems they were planning to hold their press conference at Henghai Square, but then there was a sudden accident at their building last night, so they had to temporarily relocate here.”
“Isn’t that the drama that rivals our ‘Sheng Shi’?”
“No way!” the staff member said. “But it’s a pity. Even though they have Qiao Ruohuan and Fang Zeze as their leading cast, they still can’t compete with our heavyweight actors Film Emperor Ye and Xing Yushuang. They’ll have to stand behind us this time!”