Hearing Ruan Tian’s outrageous statement, Jiang Lili felt herself breaking into a cold sweat and quickly rushed to say: “TianBaby, Director Cheng just came over to our company today to discuss cooperation. Qin Yu should be planning to take you to see Director Cheng.”
Ruan Tian put on an expression that seemed to say ‘I really guessed it!’ and she said, “Look, it’s not just a day or two that he has been coveting after me. But to think he would decide to bring in a big director so that they could take advantage of me together.”
Qin Yu was too lazy to talk nonsense with her, so he had his bodyguards directly drag her over to the office.
In the office, Director Cheng had been waiting for a while.
As a third-generation rich young man going into directing, his debut film had been a literary and artistic work of art. Although the box office score ended up being average, his reputation for excellence was cemented. That year, he won many various awards, including best director and best male and female lead.
After that, Director Cheng switched gears and went into a commercial film. This project also ended up being extremely successful, breaking records at the box office. From there, he was known for both his excellent reputation and his box office draw.
However, he had not made any works in recent years, going silent without a trace.
But now, two years later, he seemed to be making a move again. When the news broke, even before the script had been decided, the investors’ money was already flowing in from all directions.
And now that the script and the male and female leads had all been set, there were only a few supporting roles he was still looking for.
Of course, ‘supporting roles’ in Director Cheng’s films were something that many actors and actresses would smash their heads trying to obtain.
But even after doing auditions for a few months, he was still not satisfied.
Especially regarding the second female lead.
His project was so popular that even Ruan Tian had read the script. The second female lead was a poor girl who gets abducted and forced into prostitution. The role was complicated and multifaceted, extremely controversial, and challenging to perform.
After being led into the office, Ruan Tian stepped forward and shook hands with Director Cheng with a smile. “Hello, Director.”
Director Cheng accepted her handshake politely, but his expression was cold.
“Ah’Yu, since I’ve seen her, I’ll leave now.” His gaze flicked over Ruan Tian, and he said, “I will use any actor in my movies as long as they are suitable. Whether they are popular or not is irrelevant, I’ll use them if they can be used.”
Qin Yu hummed in agreement and said, “Uncle, I know you are like this. Anyway, I’m just letting you meet the person first.”
“Well, we’ll see after the audition.”
Director Cheng didn’t really think Ruan Tian was suitable for the role. In his eyes, she looked too beautiful and had a temperament that was too strong.
Also, he had always been very biased against these actors and actresses that often showed up on the hot searches.
These types only knew how to use crooked means to fight for scraps of popularity.
“Then President Qin, I’ll go now.”
“Well, we haven’t met in two years now, I’ll treat you to a meal this time.”
“It’s fine, you’re too polite.”
“It’s just what I should do.”
Ruan Tian thought for a moment before piping up, “Well, since you want to invite me to dinner so much how could I decline?”
She pulled out her phone and shook it around, “Just send the money for dinner directly to my WeChat, and we’ll take it as you treating me, okay?”
Qin Yu turned around and told her to scram.
So that’s what she did.
When Ruan Tian finally made it out of the company building she wasn’t in the mood to eat hot pot anymore and headed directly home.
As she was lying on her bed at home, she suddenly received a call from Zhou Xiaoqiao.
“TianTian.” Zhou Xiaoqiao’s voice was, as always, soft and tender. From what Ruan Tian could tell, she wasn’t pretending to be weak, rather, she was just born like this.
“When are you planning to move back home?”
Ruan Tian said, “I live well enough outside.”
Zhou Xiaoqiao bit her lip, “Is it because of me that you refuse to come home? If it is then… I can just…”
After a moment of silence, Ruan Tian began to hear soft sobs from the other end of the line.
She hadn’t done anything, but Zhou Xiaoqiao directly began to cry.
Was the female lead actually a leaky faucet?
“Ah, actually, I need to read a script right now, so bye bye*.”
She quickly hung up the phone, and the world returned to calm.
Ruan Tian stretched out her limbs and sprawled out on her bed comfortably before closing her eyes to rest for a while. A little while later, she picked up her phone to order some takeaway.
When she looked at her phone, she found that her dear mother had sent a voice message.
“What did you say to your sister? Whatever it was, it made her cry, Do you know how sadly she was crying?”
“I’ve told you how many times, your sister isn’t in good health, so why can’t you just give way to her a little?”
“TianTian, don’t think that your parents are partial. We really are very good to you. I just hope you will use your heart and think more for your sister in the future.”
Ruan Tian indifferently listened to the voice message until the end.
A few minutes later, she blocked Mother Zhou’s WeChat.
See you again you ****.
Ruan Tian took a moment to adjust her mood and then began to surf the internet in search of happiness.
Eventually, she ended up on her own Weibo eating melons and watching her own news.
【Boost this post! ! ! The actress Director Cheng chose for the second female lead in his new project was announced to be Ruan Tian. Congratulations Ruan Tian, you will lift off and soar! 】
“She’s resourceful, I admire her.”
“Impossible, don’t have the dream of suddenly soaring up, ok?”
“Ruan Tian, didn’t she just barely start to lick the cake? There’s no way she can suddenly eat such a big slice.”
“Hahahaha, is this the new joke this year?”
“A random passersby drifting by here, she really isn’t worthy.”
Actually, these kinds of gossipy posts were usually just quietly buried, but for some reason this time it got hotter and hotter.
There were already over 10,000 reposts.
In fact, there was a reason. It was because a certain young master Qin An had been eating melons on the side and stupidly posted his thoughts with his real account: “Tch, the chickens in my family’s chicken coop will soar up faster than she ever will.”
*this is weird but she actually says ‘886’ here. Which is like netslang for ‘so/and bye bye’, but I think the author’s intent is that she actually says the numbers aloud?