But the morning Shao Chengyue had tried Ruan Tian’s medicine, he had slowly sat up from his bed, blinking uncertainly and raising his hand to block the glare from the morning sun through the window. Still a little dazed, he had gone to look in the mirror and found his complexion seemed healthier than it had been in a long time. Surprisingly, he somehow felt as if his spirit had recovered a bit after a long period of being beaten down.
Before going out, he went and found the empty little pouch and put it into his pocket. As he picked it up, he seemed to catch a faint whiff of Ruan Tian’s sweet scent.
Thus, on set that day, Shao Chengyue found Ruan Tian and thanked her.
But Ruan Tian was just confused, “Ah? What are you thanking me for?”
Seeing that she seemed to have completely forgotten, Shao Chengyue didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. After a moment, he took out the little pouch from his pocket and showed her before saying, “This thing was very useful.”
Of course, Ruan Tian had drunk the medicine herself so she wasn’t surprised to hear that it worked.
She just smiled and said, “Do you want more? I can give you some more.”
In fact, back then she had begged Jiang Lili’s grandfather for help and ended up staying at his house as a cook for half a month before she managed to learn the formula. It really hadn’t been easy.
Fortunately, in the end, learning how to make the medicine hadn’t been a waste.
Shao Chengyue pursed his lips and his ears turned slightly red. This was the first time in his he had been taken care of by a girl like this and he wasn’t used to it at all. But, after only a moment of hesitation, he agreed, “En, I’d appreciate that, I’ll trouble you then. Next time I’ll treat you to a meal.”
Ruan Tian waved her hand casually. “No need.”
Shao Chengyue didn’t argue with her, but in his heart he was already planning out how to invite her to dinner.
At the beginning of April, Ruan Tian received an invitation to the 17th BAF Awards. She had been nominated for many awards for her role in ‘The Replacement Princess’, including an exceptional nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
The BAF Awards could be regarded as the Oscars of the domestic TV drama scene. It was held every two years and was considered very prestigious.
And, indeed, there weren’t many actors or actresses like Ruan Tian who would receive nominations this way thanks to a single stand out role.
However, when Ruan Tian looked at the other four actresses who had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress she felt that she didn’t have much hope of winning the award. After all, the other four were all strong veterans from the industry.
Of course, she also felt that just receiving the nomination was a good sign for her career.
Thus, after receiving the invitation letter, Ruan Tian rolled around on her hotel bed exclaiming with happiness for a while. But, after she finished venting her excitement, she suddenly remembered that there was a very real problem before her:
Jiang Lili was brutally honest: “TianBaby, it’s impossible for some little fish like us to borrow an in-season dress from one of the big luxury brands.”
As expected, the fashion industry was even more snobbish than the entertainment industry ! ! !
For Ruan Tian, an actress who seemed like she was on the verge of making it big but who didn’t actually have a huge amount of popularity yet, Jiang Lili estimated that those big brands wouldn’t lend her their clothes to them for fear that they would drag those brand names down.
Ruan Tian didn’t quite understand these matters, and said stupidly: “Then we can just wear an ordinary one, right?”
Jiang Lili cursed her for being naive!
“Ordinary” just meant something off-season and out of style! For this kind of occasion where face was king, if you tried to wear a dress that was out of season you would definitely be singled out and mocked! You wouldn’t be able to escape even if you wanted to.
Jiang Lili shook her head frantically, “No way. Imagine that you get lucky enough to win Best Supporting Actress, but then you go up and your dress doesn’t match the award at all. Wouldn’t that be endless humiliation?”
“And on an occasion like this, the other female celebrities definitely won’t be polite with you. They will have all kinds of next year’s product lines from big-name brands and be wearing all sorts of high-end jewelry to grab away your limelight. If you go there looking ordinary you won’t even have a place to cry to.”
“Our TianBaby needs to be beautiful and dazzling!”
Ruan Tian blinked anbd said slowly, “I understand your feelings, but it seems impossible for us to borrow such things.”
Jiang Lili propped her chin on her hand to ponder, “I can help you borrow the clothes from my cousin. She has some connections in the clothing industry. However, the jewelry is a bit difficult.”
Ruan Tian tugged her hand, “Then just don’t worry about it for now.”
“Hm, alright. At any rate, it’s still half a month before the awards ceremony, so we have time.”
In fact, Ruan Tian didn’t really want to win Best Supporting Actress.
In her mind, this award was like mockery.
After all, wasn’t she already a supporting actress in real life?
On April 8th, the official Weibo of the BAF Awards announced the list of names that were being nominated for the various awards.
The crew of ‘The Replacement Princess’ received nominations for the Best TV Series, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.
The first three items could be considered uncontroversial, however, seeing Ruan Tian receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actress alongside a group of industry veterans made many people feel dissatisfied.
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