Chapter 55: Oh, My Brother&x2019;s Dignity
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
While she did not have the best acting skills, she somehow managed to successfully portray the emotions of the character that she was playing.
Several of the judges glanced at one another as they crossed their arms in front of their chests. Most of them were pleasantly surprised because they had not expected Jiang Yuning to be able to perform so well.
A few minutes after her performance, Jiang Yuning regained her composure and sorted out her own emotions before bowing before the judges.
&x201C;We all know about your history in the entertainment industry. Why have you decided to come to Guangying Media for an audition?&x201D; one of the judges suddenly asked Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Besides further exploring my options, I wanted to get to know myself better and I want the world to see me for who I really am,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied earnestly. &x201C;I know that my entrance and history in the entertainment industry has been less than spectacular, but I would really like to change the public&x2019;s opinion of me.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then, you can leave now. Go home and wait for our notice.&x201D; Several of the judges nodded after they had spoken to Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning quickly thanked the judges and the investors who were present before she walked out of the audition room. She felt very calm and at ease. After all, she was certain that she had done her best and had not disgraced second brother. Whether she would be chosen for the role of Qin Tong or not was totally dependant on the judges&x2019; decision.
&x201C;Sister Yuning, how did your audition go?&x201D; the young paparazzo asked excitedly as soon as he saw Jiang Yuning walking back to the waiting area.
&x201C;To be honest, don&x2019;t you think that you have too much faith in me?&x201D;
&x201C;No! I have always felt that you were a good actress with amazing acting skills. If you were to put in a little more effort and emotion into your acting, you would definitely be an amazing actress,&x201D; the young paparazzo replied. &x201C;I have already seen all the films and dramas that you have acted in previously. The script and storyline of those dramas were flawed and the production team were not sufficient on their own. Nine out of ten of the actors or actresses overexaggerated their roles and if you were to play your role perfectly, you would have been excluded and targeted among the cast.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning laughed as she listened to the young paparazzo&x2019;s explanation. &x201C;Thank you for being so supportive of me. Let&x2019;s go now.&x201D;
&x201C;But Sister Yuning, why are you out from the audition room so soon?&x201D;
&x201C;This is a big production from a big entertainment company. There will be many people who will be auditioning for the same role, so everyone usually has only a few minutes to showcase their talent. Do you really think that they will give you the opportunity to act out the entire scene for an audition?&x201D; Jiang Yuning was about to leave the waiting room with the young paparazzo but at this moment, the new actress who had criticized Jiang Yuning earlier suddenly laughed out loud.
&x201C;I believe that your audition was only particularly short because it was you in there. The judges know about your history and how tarnished your reputation is at the moment. Why would they want to waste any more time on you? I am really starting to pity you now&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;You&x2026;&x201D; The young paparazzo could no longer contain his anger. Now that Jiang Yuning had lost her status and just because she did not have a good reputation at the moment, everyone was constantly trying to belittle and trample on her.
&x201C;I do not know if I am really that pitiful but what I do know is that if I were from an entertainment agency, I would definitely not employ you. You do not know when to shut your mouth and you speak too much. Do you know how much trouble you would cause the agency that you are employed with? Maybe you are testing your luck too much. Do you really want to end up like me one day, where your reputation is completely tarnished and you are at the point of no return?&x201D;
After speaking, Jiang Yuning then left the waiting area together with the young paparazzo.
&x201C;If she gets chosen for the role, I will cut my head off for her to use as a football.&x201D;
Very soon, an entire morning of auditions at Guangying Media ended and the judges also made their decisions on who they were going to cast for all of the leading roles. However, the judges were unable to decide on the actress who was going to play the role of Qin Tong. There were a few actresses who were able to play the role, but in terms of bringing out the emotions of the character, none of them could be compared to Jiang Yuning. Initially, the judges wanted to consider Jiang Yuning for the role of Qin Tong, but they eventually brush the idea aside because of her bad reputation.
One of the employees working at Guangying Media called Huo Yuxi immediately to inform her about the good news.
&x201C;You don&x2019;t have to worry. It is almost impossible for Jiang Yuning to be chosen for a role in the drama.&x201D;
Huo Yuxi smiled and patted her lower abdomen gently as soon as she heard the news. &x201C;We all know Jiang Yuning&x2019;s capability. I am not even surprised by the results. She should have already known that she was only going to embarrass herself.&x201D;
The news that Jiang Yuning was going to audition for a role in the drama produced by Guangying Media was also leaked by this employee because of Huo Yuxi.
After all, this piece of news was a joke to them and they loved nothing more than to share it with as many people as they could so they could further embarrass and make fun of Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Jiang Yuning would definitely be more embarrassed when the final cast is announced. Just wait for it to happen&x2026;&x201D;
Huo Yuxi was so thrilled that she could hardly contain her excitement anymore&x2026;
However, Huo Yuxi would never have expected that Fu Yahui was right outside her bedroom door. Fu Yahui had wanted to wake Huo Yuxi up to eat some fruits but had unexpectedly overheard the entire conversation between Huo Yuxi and her friend instead.
This person was really like a leopard that could never change its spots. Even though she had been warned time and time again, she was still thinking of ways to embarrass Jiang Yuning. However, Fu Yahui did not take any action then as she also felt that Jiang Yuning was too ambitious and needed a certain setback to set her right again.
Nobody would have expected that Gu Pingsheng would personally ask about the audition for the drama later in the afternoon. He had even called the artist director to meet with him personally in his office.
&x201C;How was the audition today?&x201D;
&x201C;Chairman Gu, we have already decided on Bai Chenxi and Lin Fei for the leading roles. These two portrayed very good skills and emotions in portraying their characters,&x201D; the artist director replied.
&x201C;Then, what about Jiang Yuning?&x201D; Gu Pingsheng suddenly asked, putting down his pen.
&x201C;The decision to cast her was brushed aside by a majority vote,&x201D; the artist director replied.
&x201C;Why? Was her acting that bad?&x201D;
&x201C;That&x2019;s not it&x2026;Chairman Gu, on the contrary, Jiang Yuning was the best choice to portray the role of Qin Tong. However, after considering the scandals that she was involved in and her reputation at the moment, the judges and investors finally decided to brush her aside,&x201D; the artist director replied objectively.
&x201C;Well&x2026;what if you put all those external factors aside?&x201D; Gu Pingsheng asked once again. This time, the artist director finally understood the meaning behind his words.
&x201C;I would ask her to come in for the second audition.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. Arrange for her to participate in the second audition,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng replied as he stared at the artist director. &x201C;If she can pass the audition, then you can prepare a contract for Jiang Yuning and we will take her on as one of our new artistes.&x201D;
&x201C;This&x2026;Chairman Gu, I do not understand.&x201D;
&x201C;I am already tired of looking at the current list of actors and actresses under Guangying Media. I would like to see how you will handle the situation after I put you in charge of Jiang Yuning. You can treat this as a test of your skills,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng explained.
&x201C;I understand,&x201D; the artist director quickly replied. Although he could not understand why the chairman would pay attention to an actress with such a bad reputation like Jiang Yuning, this was indeed a challenge for him. He had never had the need to clean up any artistes&x2019; reputation and this would therefore be a very challenging role for him to take on this time.
&x201C;I also want you to find out who released the news that Jiang Yuning was going to participate in the audition today. Give me an answer on the culprit tomorrow. I can tolerate this kind of matter and ignore it when it is done without my knowledge but if it is happening right in front of me, I have to do something about it.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay, Chairman Gu.&x201D;
It seemed as though Jiang Yuning&x2019;s audition invitation was handled by Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s secretary. The matter involving this actress with a bad reputation was getting interesting.
Later in the evening, when Jiang Yuning was learning how to cook from Sister Liang, she suddenly received a phone call from Guangying Media inviting her to participate in the second audition of
&x201C;Sister Liang, do you know how happy I am?&x201D;
&x201C;I know, miss, I know. I am already getting old, you are squeezing me too tightly,&x201D; Sister Liang replied helplessly as she turned off the fire on the stove.
Suddenly, there was the sound of the front door opening in the living room. Jiang Yuning immediately knew that Lu Jingzhi had come home. She ran into the living room and threw herself right into Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arms&x2026;
Lu Jingzhi stretched out his arms and carried her in his arms.
&x201C;Get down from there first.&x201D; Ku Jie suddenly appeared behind the couple with a frown on his face.
Jiang Yuning did not know that Ku Jie was with Lu Jingzhi. She quickly slid down from Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s embrace.
&x201C;You can act however you want when I am not around. But whenever I am here&x2026;I expect you to act decently. Do you understand?&x201D;
Oh, my brother&x2019;s dignity.