During the final month of filming for ‘The Story of Xie Wan’, everyone on the crew were extremely motivated, as if they had gotten a shot of chicken blood.
Wang Baiyuan felt embarrassed to fall behind the rest, but he really just wasn’t the type who could bear any hardship or bitterness. At first, he would often feel too tired to continue or lose his temper directly. But one day one of his assistants with a better relationship with him stepped forward to coax him and said: “Brother Wang, don’t you want to be famous? If you still want to be famous, we will need to grit our teeth and get through this. Anyway, there are only a few days left to work.”
Wang Baiyuan seriously considered his assistant’s words. However, after analysis, he discovered that whether he was famous or not didn’t actually seem to make much of a difference to him. After all, no matter how famous he was or wasn’t, thanks to his backer he wouldn’t have to worry about finding shows to shoot or endorsement deals to sign. And, although he didn’t have many fans, the ones he did have were very loyal and seemed to love him very much.
It seemed he didn’t really have much reason to pursue fame.
Having reasoned this far, Wang Baiyuan was even less motivated to work hard.
However, his assistant had continued to analyze for him: “Brother Wang, there are so many award ceremonies that happen at the end of the year, if you gain some fame now it will certainly let you take the best position in the crowd. But if you don’t you’ll probably only be able to sit in some small corner that no one cares about.” After a short pause, he continued: “Moreover, that Ruan Tian seems to be very hard-working and also likable. If you lose to her…”
In fact, they both knew that no one on this crew was more serious and hard-working than Ruan Tian.
She had thoroughly memorized the script and never forgot her lines, she was strong and hardy enough that her martial arts double was almost unnecessary and, of all the actors, she had undoubtedly spent the most time with the crew.
Thinking of this, Wang Baiyuan had unexpectedly felt the stirrings of his conscience for the first time in a long time. Therefore, however reluctantly, for the sake of Ruan Tian’s face, he had decided to show off the full extent of his acting skills during the final month.
On the day that filming for ‘The Story of Xie Wan’ finally came to an end, the crew had stayed very late to film the last scene, and the work wasn’t done until after 3:00 in the morning.
After the shooting was done, Ruan Tian bounded off set happily. In the lounge, she found a bouquet of flowers that her fan club had sent, as well as many letters that they had written her.
Ruan Tian happily held the flowers in her arms and was in a beautiful mood.
At the same time, the director, a full-grown man who usually had an even temper, found his assistant director and cried loudly. He muttered, “I’m so reluctant to wrap things up…”
He had finally re-discovered the joy of being a director and putting in his full effort for a project while working with this crew, but now he would have to part from those things again.
The assistant director also felt very reluctant to wrap things up. He and the director had worked with a lot of different crews over the years, but it had been a long time since they had filmed anything so seriously.
The director quickly wiped away his tears and immediately returned to being his usual stoic self. He declared: “I’ve decided! I won’t waste away even one more day from now on.”
He wanted to find the true meaning of being a director! And to follow his soul that yearned for freedom!
The assistant director nodded, “I don’t want to fool around anymore either.”
The director sniffled and silently looked over at Ruan Tian. Finally, he couldn’t contain himself and went forward to hug her, “Ruan Tian, you child, you’re really too good. Next time, I’ll look for you and Wang Baiyuan again!”
Their ‘The Story of Xie Wan’ crew would always stand together!
Ruan Tian: “…”
She really wanted to interject!
Director, couldn’t you calm down?
She felt very thankful for his kindness… but he really didn’t have to!
In the end, the whole crew stood together on set and took a group picture. In the middle, Ruan Tian and Wang Baiyuan stood shoulder to shoulder, very close together.
Ruan Tian held her bouquet and smiled at the camera and used her fingers to make a “V”.
There were so many people in the group photo that Ruan Tian and Wang Baiyuan were unavoidably squeezed together. Wang Baiyuan quickly found that he had no places to put his hands. He pursed his lips and put on an unsightly expression, completely unwilling to put his hand on Ruan Tian’s shoulder.
The next instant, the shutter was pressed. At that moment, Wang Baiyuan happened to be glancing down at Ruan Tian’s face. Meanwhile, Ruan Tian was leaning toward him a bit because of the surrounding crew members and smiling happily.
The crew’s official Weibo only had around 50,000 fans, and half of them were probably robots.
However, this corpse-like official Weibo finally made a move on the day that filming wrapped up!
@TheStoryofXieWan: Young heroes, next summer, let’s meet again! 【picture】
The picture was sent with the text in one breath, and in it Ruan Tian and Wang Baiyuan unexpectedly seemed very harmonious. In the photo, Ruan Tian seemed to be leaning her head against Wang Baiyuan’s shoulder, and it gave the onlookers the feeling that these two were actually quite a good match.
At least, like this, they were beautiful enough to let people forget how the two of them had fought and quarreled before.
【Who’s this little sister with Brother Wang? Oh my god, what a pair! 】
【Brother Wang’s eyes are too full of doting. 】
【Are they saying that the show will be broadcast next summer? I think I’ve already fallen in love with this show in advance. 】
【Someone contact the officials, I’ve cracked this case. Is there anything that can’t be solved by fighting it out on top of the bed? 】
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