Xu Xinyi, who had been hung up on, stood at the window holding her cell phone, and stared at the building opposite for a long time.
What did Yi Yang just say?
It was handled? The producers won’t dare to mess with her again?
Yi Yang, the dog man, unexpectedly offered to help without her asking him first?
Did the sun rise from the west today?
Xu Xinyi was extremely scared.
She must have seen a ghost!
“Xinyi, the crew made an official post on Weibo!” Anya rushed into the office and handed Xinyi her cellphone.
The official account of “The Way of the Phoenix” had released a Weibo message, which mainly answered the recent questions from the fans’ comments. It could be summarized into two points.
First, Xu Xinyi was the first heroine in the drama “The Way of the Phoenix”. There had been consideration of a role change, but after deliberation, they still felt that Xu Xinyi was most suitable for the role.
Thus it could be inferred that Xu Xinyi did not snatch the role from anyone.
Second, a statement saying Xu Xinyi’s acting skills were undeniably good and pleading for audiences to please treat her rationally and distinguish properly between the roles and actresses who play them. And to take it easy and wait and see.
This Weibo post showed the attitude of the crew, ‘You can quarrel and make noise but the heroine will not change’.
To that end, the official WeChat account even locked the comments.
The angry fans understood the crew’s determination to protect Xinyi and began to curse one after another, saying that they would never go to see the show after the show was completed and that they wished they could fight with the crew directly if they saw them on the street.
“Xinyi, the producer’s intention to change out the female lead was very obvious. He said so many words about having a problem with your style and how it would affect the crew. I am very curious. How long has it been? How did you solve this so quickly?”
Xu Xinyi read the Weibo post back and forth several times before she spoke slightly unbelievingly, “It was Yi Yang who helped.”
Anya seemed to suddenly realize and gave Xinyi a meaningful look, it felt like ‘I knew you couldn’t help yourself’ was written in her eyes, “Look, what did I say?”
Xu Xinyi was at a loss, “What did you say?”
“I said, Yi Yang will fall in love with you one day. Can’t you feel any change from his previous indifference to suddenly helping you with everything?”
If Xu Xinyi really couldn’t see anything, she would have lived in vain all these years.
No matter what Yi Yang’s purpose was behind helping her, helping was helping. His attitude was obviously changing step by step.
Could it be true that, as Anya said, Yi Yang had begun to have feelings for her and was falling in love with her?
Wait a minute–.
She hadn’t even said anything on the phone just now but Yi Yang directly told her that it had been handled. Did that mean that Yi Yang was paying attention to her matters silently?
As this conjecture occurred to her Xu Xinyi felt like a thunderbolt had struck from the clear sky.
Was it because recently she had been too busy to stir up trouble so Yi Yang thought that she had reformed herself? So he became interested in her?
No way! Absolutely not!
She must not allow this situation to continue!
“Yi Yang took care of this for you. You should thank him well. Maybe this will be a big turning point in your relationship.”
Xu Xinyi had many words to say. She really wanted to growl at Anya that she didn’t want this turning point at all, but she endured the desire and instead smiled and said, “I will.”
That night, Xu Xinyi came home late and headed to Yi Yang’s study. Then she handed him the gift she had carefully selected from the mall.
“What is this?”
Xu Xinyi smiled and said, “A gift. Thank you for helping me with the crew today.”
She opened the present and there was a beautifully wrapped belt in the box.
Seeing it was a belt Yi Yang felt his eyelid jump and he thought of the 300 yuan belt with a 90% discount that was in his drawer. He didn’t want to accept this new ‘gift’ very much.
He pushed the gift back to Xu Xinyi, “It’s alright. It was only raising a hand. You’re welcome. Take back this belt. I don’t need it.”
“What you mean!” Xu Xinyi insisted on pushing the gift back and said, “How can I not thank you for helping me? I carefully selected this at the mall and it cost me around 50,000 yuan!”
Yi Yang now got a headache when he heard that word: ‘around’. Last time, it was around 100,000, but the actual price was 300, and now it was around 50,000. So what was the actual price? 150?
“How much difference?”
Xu Xinyi thought for a moment and said, “There was a difference of two thousand.”
Yi Yang raised his eyebrow and said, “OK, I’ll accept it. If you have nothing else, go back to your room and have a rest.”
But Xu Xinyi didn’t move.
“Was there anything else?”
“Husband,” Xu Xinyi wriggled from the front of the desk to the back of the desk and stood beside Yi Yang. She blinked and looked at him coyly. “You were not like this before, why are you so kind to me recently? Did you fall in love with me?”
Her tone was so greasy that Yi Yang felt himself getting covered with goosebumps.
He frowned. “Speak clearly!”
Xu Xinyi said angrily, “There’s nothing wrong with admitting this kind of thing. If you really like me, please tell me. Anyway, you know I like you.”
–“Now push me away! Tell me you don’t like me and that I need to stop daydreaming! “
Yi Yang looked into her eyes.
Xu Xinyi could feel her heart start to beat faster.
Don’t get her wrong, it wasn’t from the romantic atmosphere, it was fear.
— “God bless me, Jesus above, although I love the flowers all around, this dog man must not like me!”
–“He must have not even the slightest feelings for me! Am I the type that can be liked by this kind of dog man?!”
“I really didn’t like you very much before but mom was right. Feelings can be cultivated with time. During this period, I have seen and heard a lot of things that were different from the past. It’s really changed my mind about you.”
Xu Xinyi blinked, “Changed your mind?”
–“Sure enough, because I’ve done less bad things lately this son of a bitch thinks I’m a good person!”
Yi Yang was satisfied, he pointed to the door and said, “If there’s nothing else, just go back to your room and have a rest.”
–“Changed your mind about me? Do you really think I’ve changed? Naive!”
–“Today I will show you what ‘vicious woman’ means!”
“Husband, I know I’m bothering you too much today but there’s one more thing. You have to help me, please.”
Yi Yang said quietly, “What’s the matter?”
Xu Xinyi’s face changed like flipping the pages of a book. “There is a rumor that I stole the role of the heroine of the drama ‘The Way of the Phoenix’ from Li Hanxing. It’s so unfair. The role was always mine and Li Hanxing only tried to snatch it from me later. How can she turn around and say I stole it from her?”
“What do you want me to do?”
“Li Hanxing didn’t manage to take away the role of the heroine, but! She still managed to wiggle into the crew as the third female lead. In two days, when I join the crew to begin shooting, I will only be able to think of her trying to rob me. It will make me unhappy. When I am unhappy, I can’t act well, and if I can’t act well, the audience will scold me. “
“So you want me to kick Li Hanxing out of the crew?”
Xu Xinyi perfectly acted the part of someone ‘depending on favor to be arrogant’ and, with a sinister and malicious face, gritted her teeth and said viciously, “She dared to spread rumors about me after she tried to rob me. She should be kicked out of the crew at the very least!”
Yi Yang looked at her in silence.
Seeing this, Xu Xinyi was determined to follow up, she puffed up and said: “Husband, I am your wife, I have already been bullied like this so how can you remain indifferent? We have to kick her out! We need to give others a reminder to let them know that I, Xu Xinyi, am not so easy to mess with. And that anyone who dares to mess with me again will have Li Hanxing as an example of their own end!”
–“No mirror here so I can’t check but I hope my performance just now was convincing.”
Under Xu Xinyi’s expectant eyes, Yi Yang nodded and agreed with her, “En, I think you’re right.”
Xu Xinyi looked at him doubtfully.
“Li Hanxing is such a vicious woman that she even dares to rob you of your role. How could such a person be qualified to act with you? She is simply a cancer in the entertainment industry and must be banned.” His tone was light but that was somehow more convincing.
Xu Xinyi’s lips fluttered soundlessly and her momentum faltered. She eventually hesitantly asked, “Has something stimulated you recently?”
Yi Yang asked, “Aren’t I just defending you?”
Xu Xinyi nearly said more but finally gave up and went back to her room under the eyes of Yi Yang.
Ten minutes later, Xu Xinyi lay down and angrily started the hammering bed.
In just two days, she had lost three consecutive times to Yi Yang!
The dog man was becoming more and more vicious now. He was simply walking the road of a vicious man and seeking death! Definitely seeking death!
It shouldn’t be like this. Why was the plot of the novel suddenly appearing in advance?
Xu Xinyi thought about it over and over and finally decided the reason must have been Qin Yan’s birthday party. At that party, Yi Yang lost face and saw the true face of his so-called friends. It hit him hard for a while and now he had begun to blacken.
Yes! That’s right! That must be it!
The more Xu Xinyi thought about it the more it seemed likely. Birds of a feather flock together and people are also attracted to similar people. Yi Yang must have been attracted by her vicious temperament, so his attitude towards her has gradually changed.
No, she couldn’t give Yi Yang the chance to cultivate feelings.
Fortunately, she was joining the film crew in two days. Using the pretext that the crew was busy she would not have to see him for at least four or five months. After four or five months, his feelings for her will have faded. And she knew that around that time Yi Yang’s white moonlight** would be coming back. She felt very relieved!
The more she thought about it, the more she felt that divorce was just around the corner. Xu Xinyi swept away the depressed mood from losing three times in a row and cheered up again!
Xu Xinyi diligently packed her bags for two days, and early on the third morning, after sniveling a tearful farewell to Old Master Yi and Mrs. Yi, she got into her RV and went to the filming location that people called Film City.
Film City was not far from City A. It could be regarded as a suburb of City A, there was a film and television base and the surrounding hotel conditions were very developed, so the food and accommodation was not too harsh.
This was the first time that Xu Xinyi and Yi Yang had slept apart after a few long months. Xu Xinyi was excitedly rolling around on the bed, delightedly thinking of the next four or five months of freedom and happiness.
After she joined the crew she learned that the male actors with bit parts in “The Way of the Phoenix” had an average age of 24 years old.
Average age of 24 years old, what did that mean?
It meant that most of the actors in the crew were little fresh meats!
The drama was the type with ancient costumes and large scenes in which there were many teenagers riding around on angry horses. So a large number of young actors were needed.
Director Xu Siming was also a person who is very meticulous about the appearance and acting skills of his actors.
In other words, to be a member of his crew you needed a good face and good acting skills.
She heard that this batch of fresh meat were all picked by the director and the deputy director personally at the Film Academy. Most of them were teenagers who had not yet left school or were fresh out of school, so the average age was only 24 years old.
Xu Xinyi felt that she had seen more fresh meat in this crew than she had in her whole life up to this point.
It was hard to avoid the upsurge of emotion that followed at that thought.
But not now. She had to hold back.
On the first night, she had to call Yi Yang to show how much she missed him.
“Hey, honey, what are you doing?”
Yi Yang was concise and to the point, “Working.”
He was at the office again. Xu Xinyi felt that if the man went on working like this, he would probably die suddenly sooner or later.
“I’m on the set. Just giving you a call to let you know I’m okay.”
Without Yi Yang standing in front of her, Xu Xinyi no longer had to act. She only had to work hard on the tone.
Xu Xinyi looked at her nails with boredom then turned and pulled out some nail clippers from her makeup bag. Then she set the phone in front of her, began to cut her nails, and said in a perfunctory tone toward the phone: “Husband, it’s the first day of filming but I already began to miss you. How about you? Do you miss me?”
“In the next few days I’ll ask the director for a leave. It won’t take long for me to go home, the drive is only an hour. So I’ll come back to check and see if you’re alright.”
Xu Xinyi’s voice shook like she was about to cry. “Honey, if I can’t go back, can you come and see me? I really want to see you. “
Yi Yang kept silent.
“Honey, why aren’t you talking?” There was grievance in her tone.
On the other end of the line, Yi Yang asked her, “Xu Xinyi, are you cutting your toenails?”
Xu Xinyi curled her white and delicate toes in fright.
Did the dog man install a surveillance camera in her room?