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That night, the program group of ‘Star Transformations’ announced the next guests that would appear on the show. Ruan Tian’s name seemed small and inconspicuous when stuck between the crowd of big-name guests. However, not long after the announcement was posted, Xu Jing’s girlfriend-fans discovered her and began hurling abuse.
“Wait, Ruan Tian, it’s that Ruan Tian, right?”
“What did she do to allow her to participate in this kind of show? Even though she is so stupid, she thinks she can act like a Movie Queen. Now she wants to come on this show and leech the other guests. It really makes a person speechless.”
“What is the program group thinking? Speechless +1.”
“‘Star Transformations’, please think of the fans of your other guests. You are just letting that woman leech off of them and suck their blood. I feel bad for them.”
“At first I was angry, but when I think of how Ruan Tian will be messed up by the show’s perverted difficulty level until she’s crying for her parents, I actually feel happy.”
“Feel happy. +1”
Ruan Tian hadn’t even started recording the show yet but there were already tons of people looking forward to seeing her make a joke of herself. Also, Xu Jing’s girlfriend-fans were geared up and ready to smear her name until she was afraid to ever show her face again.
Ruan Tian went on Weibo and read the comments, but there were no ripples in her heart. By now she was used to being scolded.
Jiang Lili didn’t understand what she was thinking and just told her helplessly, “Don’t look at it, don’t look at it.”
Ruan Tian closed out of Weibo without her face changing an iota. She put her chin in her palm and said in a relaxed tone, “Ugh, all they know are these same few words to scold people. I’m already tired of reading them.”
Jiang Lili: “…”
She rolled her eyes and asked in a puzzled tone, “Anyway, why does Xu Jing have so much dislike for you?”
Ruan Tian said, “That’s a long story.”
“Then why don’t you make the long story short.”
“Eh, it’s all because he’s an idiot.”
Even a half-baked agent like Jiang Lili knew it was better not to offend this kind of person if you wanted to get ahead in the entertainment industry. That was why she had asked that question, she wanted to see if there was any way that Ruan Tian could make peace with Xu Jing. However, it seemed hopeless.
She said helplessly: “The company doesn’t care about you and, with that reputation of yours… it’s a bit difficult for you to get a role.” With no other choice, she asked: “But isn’t your husband the big boss of Huanshi Entertainment?! It’s already been two years and you haven’t gotten any benefits from him!!! I’m so disappointed in you!!!”
Ruan Tian nibbled on her bread, not caring about the cribs on the corner of her mouth, and said, “He doesn’t like me, you’ve known that since the first day of our marriage!!!”
She pulled out a tissue and wiped the corners of her mouth before continuing calmly, “And, besides, I divorced him.”
There were a few seconds of silence.
Jiang Lili’s eyes widened, and then let out an ear-splitting roar, “What did you say?!”
Ruan Tian silently stepped backward to avoid the racket and said, “He mercilessly kicked me to the curb.” She pretended to sigh, “I’ve become an abandoned woman.”
Jiang Lili was shocked silly but soon her eyes filled with a trace of compassion, “I seem to remember that you quite liked that Shen Shu, and even did some stupid things to marry him.”
The more she thought about it, the more she felt that Ruan Tian definitely hadn’t been willing to get a divorce, and her eyes grew even more sympathetic. She even felt that Ruan Tian must just be pretending to be strong right now, with her current light-hearted seemingly indifferent demeanor.
Ruan Tian retorted, “Who hasn’t done some stupid things in their youth?”
The two of them were actually currently hidden away in a small corner while they talked nonsense, which forced Hu Kan, the show’s deputy director, to come over looking for them. When he finally spotted Ruan Tian, he wasn’t polite at all and growled, “You hurry up and get ready, you’re in the next scene.”
All the people in the crew were people from the entertainment circle, so they were used to worshipping the high and stepping on the low. Since Ruan Tian had no background, wasn’t famous, and looked very shabby when she came in every day without even an assistant, no one took her seriously at all.