Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Jingzhi had always known that Jiang Yuning was a very optimistic person ever since she was a little girl.
However, now that he had her in his arms, he suddenly realized that she was not only optimistic but also very intelligent.
Lu Jingzhi helped Jiang Yuning with her script until it was almost three o&x2019;clock in the morning. Jiang Yuning sweated a lot as she acted and she decided to take a shower before climbing back into bed.
When Jiang Yuning finally came out of the bathroom, Lu Jingzhi was still sitting up in bed and waiting for her with the bedside lamp on. He had not shut his eyes yet.
Jiang Yuning quickly climbed into bed and snuggled up against Lu Jingzhi as she looked at him apologetically. &x201C;Second brother, I am so sorry for keeping you up all night. I am sorry that you cannot rest and it is already so late.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi wrapped his arms around her as they prepared to sleep. &x201C;As long as you remember to make it up to me tomorrow.&x201D;
&x201C;I do not know why, but I used to feel so frustrated when I realized that there were so many people who hated me in this world. In the past, I would always feel so depressed and start doubting myself. However, now that I know that you love me, I am not affected even if the whole world hates me.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi turned off the bedside lamp before pulling up the quilt to cover the both of them. He kissed Jiang Yuning on the lips before whispering, &x201C;You can sleep in peace now. I am right here with you.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could sleep very well because she knew that she had Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s love and protection.
Jiang Yuning was in an extremely good mood and fresh mental state as the bodyguards escorted her and the young paparazzo to Guangying Media for her second audition.
There were four of them who were invited to attend the second audition. Three of them were currently students of the Film Academy. Although they had not graduated yet, they all showed extreme potential and talent in acting.
This proved that there were in fact others who actually appreciated Qin Tong&x2019;s character and would want to portray her character.
Many people were shocked when they saw Jiang Yuning entering Guangying Media again today.
&x201C;Didn&x2019;t Jiang Yuning attend the audition yesterday? Hasn&x2019;t she given up? Is she here to try her luck again?
&x201C;Didn&x2019;t you hear about it? Jiang Yuning auditioned for a supporting role in group B yesterday and I heard that she passed the preliminary audition. She is here to attend the second audition today.&x201D;
&x201C;Is it possible? Has she actually passed the preliminary audition with her skill level?&x201D;
Everyone kept talking and pointing at Jiang Yuning but today, nothing seemed to affect her mood at all.
Perhaps she was feeling extremely confident and happy because she knew that she was loved. That would not be surprising at all.
The news that Jiang Yuning was attending the second audition today spread like wildfire around the building and Huo Yuxi&x2019;s friend who was working in Guangying Media eventually heard of the news.
When no one was looking, she quickly took her cell phone to the washroom to make a phone call to Huo Yuxi. &x201C;Yuxi, this is really weird. I heard that Jiang Yuning was brushed aside and was not considered for the role that she auditioned for. However, she is now here to participate in the second audition.&x201D;
Huo Yuxi could not believe her own ears when she heard the news from her friend. &x201C;How could she have gotten through to the second audition based on her acting skills?&x201D;
&x201C;I am also curious about that. However, she is really here and is already attending the second audition right now. Therefore, the news cannot be fake. I do not know what kind of luck she has. She does not have any money or background, so how could she have passed the audition with purely her acting skills?&x201D;
Huo Yuxi felt extremely uneasy when she heard the news.
This was because she had tried to audition for a role in Guangying Media in the past and despite giving it her all and mobilizing all the connections that she had, she was still unable to obtain the role. So, how could Jiang Yuning pass the preliminary audition so easily?
She could not believe it at all.
However, it did not matter even if Huo Yuxi did not believe it, as Jiang Yuning was already going through the second audition at that moment. The audition this time was completely different because the judges had prepared different props and partners for the actresses who were going to re-audition. Furthermore, the scenes that they had to act out would be chosen by a lottery ball.
Jiang Yuning was the second act that day and the scene that she had picked out was one where Qin Tong could only wait on the sidelines as she watched Siao Yang and Lu Ruoyi proclaim their love to one another.
The judges had stipulated that the actresses were free to act out the scene that they had chosen in any manner that they deemed fit.
This was so that they could not only test the actresses&x2019; acting abilities, but also to examine their creative abilities at the same time.
The first actress to act out a scene was a young girl who was only nineteen years old. She looked very sweet and well-behaved, and it seemed as though she had a very likable attitude that would be perfect in the entertainment circle.
She coincidentally chose the exact same scene that Jiang Yuning had performed yesterday, which was the scene where she was crying and repenting by her ill father&x2019;s bedside. The young actress was able to perform the scene very well, portraying the outgoing, emotional, and hysterical side of the character.
The good thing about Qin Tong&x2019;s character was that she dared to love and hate. Therefore, there were a variety of different methods that could be used to portray her character.
The young actress performed Qin Tong&x2019;s character perfectly but even after her performance, the judges were still deliberating if she would be suitable for the role.
It was then Jiang Yuning&x2019;s turn to perform for the second scene. This scene was set out in a coffee shop.
In this scene, Lu Ruoyi&x2019;s family had just gone bankrupt and Siao Yang felt distressed, his heart aching for her. Lu Ruoyi had initially refused to accept Siao Yang&x2019;s affection because of her family, but eventually accepted him because she was moved by his sincerity. The both of them confessed their love and affection for one another in front of Qin Tong.
Qin Tong did not say much in this scene, but Jiang Yuning would have to beautifully portray her inner conflicts and the exploding power that she felt at the end of the scene.
In the beginning, when she looked at Siao Yang, Qin Tong had to show an infatuated expression. When Lu Ruoyi refused to accept Siao Yang, she had to convey an excited expression. However, when Siao Yang relentlessly confessed his love for Lu Ruoyi, Qin Tong was filled with embarrassment and anger. When Siao Yang chased after Lu Ruoyi, Qin Tong caught up with them and gave Siao Yang a tight slap across his cheek.
&x201C;Qin Tong, are you insane? Why did you slap me?&x201D; Siao Yang asked as he stared at Qin Tong.
&x201C;Yes, I am crazy. Seeing the both of you happily together makes me even more insane. I have liked you ever since I was a child. I have been in love with you for such a long time. I do not believe that you do not understand my feelings for you.&x201D;
&x201C;But I do not love you.&x201D;
&x201C;You have never explicitly rejected me. You have always kept silent and given me hope time and time again. Now that Lu Ruoyi has appeared in your life, you have finally decided to kick me aside and trample all over my feelings and affection for you.&x201D;
Although the entire scene lasted for less than five minutes, the judges could see that Jiang Yuning had accurately portrayed and reflected the emotions and tension between the two characters.
&x201C;Not bad.&x201D; The judges applauded after her performance.
The three young actress who were sitting at the back of the audition hall also witnessed Jiang Yuning&x2019;s acting and they suddenly saw her in a different light.
Was that really Jiang Yuning?
It was really hard to believe that she could act like that.
After the four actresses had performed their individual scenes, the judges deliberated for a short while before finally coming up with a decision. As this was the second and final audition, the judges would announce the final results directly in front of those who had attended the audition that day.
&x201C;After much discussion, the judges have unanimously decided to give the role of Qin Tong to Jiang Yuning.&x201D;
The three young actresses were shocked and they simultaneously turned around to look at Jiang Yuning. It was obvious that they were extremely dissatisfied with the judges&x2019; decision.
Although they admitted that Jiang Yuning was indeed a strong opponent, they did not think that her expression skills were professional enough. Therefore, they did not believe that Jiang Yuning deserved the role.
&x201C;Judges, can you tell us the reason that she has been chosen for the role? We would like to be fully convinced that she deserves the role.&x201D;
Several of the judges looked up as they raised their brows at the same time.
It seemed as though these young actresses were questioning their professional judgment.
&x201C;We are all students at the Film Academy and we have a top-notch professor in school. We hope that the judges will be able to give us a professional review and justification so that we are able to know our own strengths and weaknesses and thus be able to better ourselves in the future.&x201D;
&x201C;You have said so much, but all you want to know is why Jiang Yuning, the most unprofessional actress among you, was chosen for the role. Am I right?&x201D;
The three young actresses nodded their heads as they stared at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Yes, we would like to know why the weakest actress has been chosen for the role.&x201D;
&x201C;Since you insist on knowing the reason, then we will definitely give you a very convincing answer,&x201D; one of the judges replied in a serious manner as he started gathering the sheets of paper that were spread out on the table.