After this little interlude, Ruan Tian snorted and didn’t bother speaking to Wang Baiyuan any further. After a little while, Ruan Tian put down her script casually.
The director looked over and asked, “You have a lot of lines today, have you memorized them all?”
Ruan Tian nodded and replied, “I’ve memorized them.”
The director nodded. He knew that Ruan Tian had a nimble mind and a good memory, so it wasn’t difficult for her to memorize her lines. Unlike certain a certain male actor from the same cast who could barely remember more than five sentences at a time.
Hearing her affirmation, the director smiled until his eyes squinted up, “Not bad. Ruan Tian, you are really the best actress that I’ve ever met. Break a leg today.”
In the past this director had mostly worked on shoddy projects with dog-blood storylines, so he was more accustomed to the flow where the actors on his casts weren’t very professional at all.
Some of those over-rated stars wouldn’t even bother to memorize their lines. Instead, they would just go on set and blabber nonsense for a while and force the crew to dub over them later.
The director really didn’t have any aspiration for this drama at first. When he first came to set he had the mentality of “I’ll just shoot it casually”, “I’m here to earn money to support my family,” and “Whether the end product is good or not has nothing to do with me.”
And then, on the very first day of shooting, his male and female leads even had a big fight with each other, so he had become even less invested in the project.
After all, of all the sets he had worked on, none had been so ****ing magical as to have the actors physically fighting each other.
But who would have guessed that, over the past two months, Ruan Tian had only ever been diligent and serious about her work? She was even more professional than him, the director.
After working with Ruan Tian for a while, the director felt an unprecedented sense of shame.
His actors and actresses were already working so hard, so why wasn’t he also working hard?
Therefore, thanks to the stimulation of working alongside Ruan Tian, the director also gradually fell in love with the script and worked seriously.
As for the male lead Wang Baiyuan…
He didn’t matter!
He was just a loser from beginning to end. It would be fine for him to retire quietly. Anyway, he didn’t have too many scenes according to the script, so it was fine.
His overall impact on the story was small and could be solved with some tricks.
Right now they were shooting one of Wang Baiyuan’s few scenes. For this scene, he needed to be suspended from wires.
As he allowed the crew to put on his wire harness, he was feeling a little impatient. He had very thin skin and tender flesh, okay? What was he going to do if he got sunburned? Did this crew deserve that kind of sacrifice from someone like him?
Just as Wang Baiyuan’s temper was about to explode, the director finally called out, “All departments, make your final checks. We will begin shooting as soon as you’re ready.”
This scene was a pivotal moment in the script where the conflict between male and female leads finally broke out. In order to keep the female lead, who aspired to walk the path of immortal cultivation, by his side, the male lead was determined to block her way and abolish her cultivation base.
When Ruan Tian first saw this scene in the script, she turned speechless on the spot.
Ugh… it turned out to be the overbearing prince forcing his love trope being played completely straight. Was this cliche really so popular! ?
Personally, she just felt it was ****ing ridiculous.
Wang Baiyuan looked over at Ruan Tian, who was also suffering under the sun, and suddenly felt a little better. He said proudly, “I’ll let you play for a while first. I hope you won’t be so outshone by me that you start to cry.”
Ruan Tian looked up and sneered, “I still need you to let me? Don’t flatter yourself.”
Wang Baiyuan couldn’t wait to get started.
The director spoke into his megaphone and called out for them to start.
Wang Baiyuan stood high on the top of the eaves of the building, his face pale like a ghost. He looked down at the frail woman below and began his line: “This prince told you last time that if you ever tried to run again then this price would directly destroy your cultivation so that you can never leave this prince’s side for the rest of your life. “
He stopped speaking and then flew down from the rooftop, sweeping straight towards her like the wind.
However, at the final critical moment, when it was already impossible to stop, Wang Baiyuan’s frosty face suddenly turned frightened! He knocked into Ruan Tian and then tumbled to the ground and ate dirt.
On the side, the director called “cut”, and Wang Baiyuan grimaced in pain. He cried out, “What the hell! Are you trying to kill me? My arm, my legs, my face, my waist!”
The crew members all swarmed forward, especially the four or five assistants that Wang Baiyuan brought along with him. One by one they all tried to comfort him, “Brother Wang, is everything all right? Does it hurt? Why don’t you try to stand up? “
Wang Baiyuan flew into a rage. “I’m almost dying here, and you’re asking me to stand up? !”
His voice was shrill and noisy.
The assistant he screamed at had a good temper and didn’t retaliate at all, he just turned around and shouted to the others, “Call an ambulance quickly. Don’t you see how Brother Wang is suffering? If anything happens to him, none of you will be able to escape!”
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