After the award ceremony was over, Director Cheng secured a private box in a five-star hotel and invited them all to drink and have a meal.
Everyone was happy that the film had won so many awards.
Ruan Tian was also feeling very happy. She tightly held onto her little golden trophy and refused to let anyone touch it, it looked very cute.
Qin An finally couldn’t bear to see her acting like this, “All right, put your drool away now. It’s humiliating to have to admit that I know you.”
Ruan Tian was in a very good mood so she didn’t argue with him, she just hugged her little trophy more tightly and retorted, “Don’t talk nonsense, you’re just jealous.”
Qin An gritted his teeth. She wasn’t exactly wrong!
But as soon as they all sat down in the box, Qin An’s phone rang and he picked it up. He barely said a single word when he suddenly pressed the phone against Ruan Tian’s ear. He mouthed the words: ‘It’s my brother.’
Ruan Tian frowned.
Over the phone, a man’s voice came though smoothly, sounding low and sweet: “Ruan Tian, I heard you thanked a lot of people tonight.”
Ruan Tian’s mouth turned grim.
Qin Yu continued: “But you didn’t thank me?”
Ruan Tian almost wanted to shoot back, “And what on earth did you expect, Boss Qin?”
But, in the end, she put up with humiliation and swallowed her words down.
Finally, she just spat, “Of course not, you don’t deserve it.”
At the celebration dinner, Ruan Tian ended up drinking a little more wine than she intended. Before long her normally pale cheeks had been dusted with a tinge of red, and her small face looked delicate and beautiful in the dim light.
She was quietly cooping herself up in one corner while clutching her little golden trophy in her arms.
Qin An secretly looked over and snapped a picture of her stupid expression without letting her prepare at all. Then, with no scruples at all, he immediately uploaded it and posted it to Weibo with the caption: 【Sister Tian has drunk herself foolish. 】
(tl note: He calls her “甜妹” or Tian-mei. “Mei” is “younger sister” but it can also be used as a term of endearment between two unrelated people.)
The fans were shocked. Wasn’t “Sister Tian” too a little too intimate?
The onlookers were amazed.
Before they began shooting ‘Obscurity’ Qin An had always been using his Weibo to mock Ruan Tian but now, in the twinkling of an eye, the relationship between the two seemed to have become quite good? He could even call her “Sister Tian” now?
Meanwhile, Ruan Tian had no idea what Qin An was doing. She was really in a good mood, so she logged on to her own Weibo for the first time in a while and took a picture of herself with her trophy. 【Just me and my little trophy ~】.
Satisfied, she clicked send.
Within a minute, thousands of comments poured into her comment section.
“Ahhhhh! Our baby is so great! The trophy is so beautiful!”
“Momma is so proud of our TianBaby.”
“I hope this will cause those other starlets in the circle who have bad intentions to think twice in the future. Our Sister Ruan isn’t short of awards or resources. All these people who want to step on her need to weigh whether they are even qualified.”
“I regret I only started following her now, I really hope it’s not too late. I love you Sister Ruan!”
“Wow, this is the first selfie from Sister Ruan in a month and a half, I had almost forgotten what she looks like.”
Ruan Tian found she couldn’t reply. When faced with this surging love and support from her fans, she still didn’t know how to properly respond or express herself.
Seeing this situation, Ruan Tian was reminded of a saying. Although this saying was a bit old-fashioned, she felt it was appropriate right now: It was always better to give back with honest and practical work than to say flowery words.
Director Cheng had also drunk some wine by now. In private he wasn’t as solemn and serious as he was outside and he was actually quite easygoing. His suit jacket was casually draped over the back of his chair, and he was eating in his clean white vest, looking both elegant and handsome.
“Ruan Tian.” He suddenly spoke.
Right now Ruan Tian’s head was feeling muddled and dizzy. Only after Qin An subtly kicked her leg did she wake up. Her eyelids fluttered open and she looked around drowsily, “Ah? I’m here.”
Cheng Sui’an generally never worked with the same actress twice. However, he also found someone like Ruan Tian, who was both talented and willing to put in serious effort, to be very rare in this industry. After pondering over it carefully, he finally said: “Set aside a few days next month and come take an audition in my studio. I’ll send you the script in advance.”
Ruan Tian poked her fingers together and murmured, “Mm, alright.”
Cheng Sui’an pursed his lips: “The audition will be for the female lead role.”
Ruan Tian’s face was practically screaming ‘I am very sleepy right now!’ but she still managed to reply, “All right, director.”
This couldn’t really be blamed on her though. In truth, Ruan Tian had no concept of what it meant to be the female lead in one of Cheng Sui’an’s films.
Of course, even a supporting actress role in ‘Obscurity’ had brought out so many popular starlets to wrench their brains trying to think up ways of battling for it or robbing it over, so it could be imagined what kind of appeal the female lead role might have.
Normal actresses basically wouldn’t even be in consideration and wouldn’t even get a chance to audition.
After all, Cheng Sui’an had no affection for those little starlets who only knew how to act like naive little white lotuses and pout their mouths to act cute.
He was aware that actresses who acted as the female lead in one of his films would basically always explode in popularity directly afterward, so he was very strict and ensured that their skills and qualities were very excellent before letting them in.
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