Chapter 79: Do You Still Have a Future?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon waking up early the next morning, the first thing that Jiang Yuning saw was the announcement that Lu Enterprise had already issued earlier that day.
The announcement publicly revealed that Lu Zongye was indeed a phony and that he was not a member of the Lu family. Therefore, Lu Zongye was officially dismissed from the position that he previously held in Lu Enterprise. They had also frozen all of the assets that Lu Zongye held whilst in the Lu family and were already recovering all of the resources previously utilized by him.
In short, he lost everything that he had overnight.
The entertainment media followed up on the announcement released by Lu Enterprise, but were surprised to discover only news about Lu Zongye. Why had anyone not released any news about Huo Yuxi, who had tried so desperately to marry into the rich and prestigious Lu family only to have her plan backfire against herself?
She did everything that she could to snatch her sister&x2019;s fianc&xE9;, only to find out that he was a fake and not truly the young master of the Lu family the day after their wedding. There was probably no one else with a more exciting life compared to Huo Yuxi.
After breakfast, Jiang Yuning received a call from Shen Yichen. &x201C;I suppose your family matter is almost done?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, I am almost done with it,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she laughed.
&x201C;I have another national program on hand and I was wondering if you would be interested? The purpose of the recording is to promote and encourage traditional culture to the citizens. I don&x2019;t know why, but the first person I thought of as soon as I received an invitation to audition for the program is you,&x201D; Shen Yichen said over the phone.
&x201C;What type of program is it?&x201D;
&x201C;It is a national propaganda recording focused on advertising for public interest.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. I will do it,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied. She would try whatever she could, as long as she could increase her chances of returning to the entertainment industry.
&x201C;I will pick you up tomorrow. I would also like to inform you that the previously recorded
&x201C;Director Shen, I understand, so you do not have to worry so much about my feelings all the time. Can we drop by uncle&x2019;s house after the event tomorrow? I have something that I need to ask him,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly said.
&x201C;I hope that you will also remember that even though I really want to rebuild my acting career, I am still very short on money. Therefore, do not think that I have already made enough money. Always remember that I need a lot of money, lots of it!&x201D;
Shen Yichen could not help but smile as soon as he heard Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words. &x201C;Alright, I got it.&x201D;
Among all of the artists that he had taken under his wing, Jiang Yuning was the only one who had never failed to amaze him. She had no complains about anything, was well-spoken, and also had many hidden abilities. Furthermore, Jiang Yuning also had very high IQ and EQ. Shen Yichen could not understand how Emperor Entertainment could have mistreated and let go of such a valuable artiste.
The reason why Jiang Yuning said that she needed more money was because she had already set a target for herself. Within the next three years, she would find out what Lu Jingzhi had sold in the past and she would try to get it back for him. She was certain that the price and value of those items would no longer be the same as they were in the past, but she did not want to leave Lu Jingzhi with any regrets.
At the same time, in the senior maternity ward of a private hospital, Huo Yuxi let out a scream as soon as she saw the official announcement released by Lu Enterprise earlier today.
She strongly felt that the reason why she was in this miserable situation today was fully due to Jiang Yuning. She believed that Jiang Yuning had orchestrated and planned the entire incident involving Lu Zongye&x2019;s identity.
She believed that Jiang Yuning had done all that just to retaliate against her and to teach her a lesson.
No, she could not simply let this matter go unresolved. She could not just sit around and wait, and so she quickly got out of bed and tried calling her agent. However, it was only after she had tried calling him three times that the agent finally answered the call impatiently.
&x201C;Can&x2019;t you call me at a better timing? I am very busy right now.&x201D;
&x201C;You are my exclusive agent, so what are you busy with?&x201D; Huo Yuxi replied coldly.
&x201C;Yuxi, we have already worked together for so many years now. There are some things that I feel you should understand even if I do not spell it out clearly for you. You are involved in such a horrible scandal and the company is already sick of cleaning up your mess and covering things up for you. Do you really think that the company would continue giving unconditionally just for your sake?&x201D;
Huo Yuxi could not believe her own ears.
&x201C;I made so much money for the company&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Please, miss. It works both ways. The company has also put in a lot of effort and spent so much money to push you to the frontline. If it was not for the company, do you really think that you would have been able to make it this far in your acting career?&x201D; the agent replied as he rolled his eyes. &x201C;Alright then, I cannot waste any more time talking to you. I have to bring my new artiste around the company now.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, what about my future?&x201D;
The agent snorted before replying, &x201C;Do you still have a future?&x201D;
There is none&x2026;
After that, the other party hung up the phone and at that time, Huo Yuxi was already enraged. She had never expected a person like herself, who had even received the top actress award, to actually be abandoned by her own entertainment agency.
Therefore, she rushed out of her ward without even bothering to change out of her johnny gown. She completely ignored all the passersby who recognized her and she quickly hailed a taxi to Millennium Entertainment.
&x201C;Isn&x2019;t that Sister Yuxi? Why has she come to the company in such a depressing state?&x201D;
&x201C;Did you not hear the news? The company has already decided to drop Huo Yuxi as one of their artistes, and I have heard that she is here to fight it out with the company.&x201D;
&x201C;Why is she wearing a johnny gown? And look at how flat her tummy is now! Did she just go through an abortion?&x201D;
All the employees working at Millennium Entertainment started gossiping and making jokes as soon as they saw Huo Yuxi entering the company and barging straight into the vice chairman&x2019;s office. At that moment, her agent was also in the vice chairman&x2019;s office, as they were discussing the terms and conditions of the employment contract for the new artiste that they had recruited to replace Huo Yuxi.
Why did this scene look so familiar?
Wasn&x2019;t it the same scenario as the time when Lu Zongye used Emperor Entertainment to deal with Jiang Yuning?
&x201C;Yuxi, why are you here?&x201D; The agent was extremely shocked to see how haggard Huo Yuxi looked just after one night. How did she end up like this?
&x201C;Why am I here? Should I just stay at home while you try to get rid of me just like that?&x201D; Huo Yuxi asked as she pointed her finger at her agent. &x201C;Based on my capabilities, I could have easily switched to a better agency, but I had never considered that option because I know how to be grateful towards the company. However, once I am caught up in a little bit of scandal, the company has just decided to get rid of me without any hesitation at all. Are all of you still human?&x201D;
Huo Yuxi made a big scene in the vice chairman&x2019;s office.
Huo Yuxi&x2019;s agent quickly shut the office door as a lot of people started gathering outside the vice president&x2019;s office because of all that commotion.
&x201C;Huo Yuxi, please get real and just accept the reality that your reputation is worse than Jiang Yuning&x2019;s right now. Stop causing a scene so that we can still have a trace of respect left for you,&x201D; the agent yelled at Huo Yuxi.
&x201C;That shrew Jiang Yuning was the one who set me up!&x201D;
The agent immediately dialled and called for the security guards to come and escort Huo Yuxi out of the office as soon as he saw that the vice chairman was already getting impatient and frustrated. &x201C;Come and drag Huo Yuxi now.&x201D;
&x201C;And Huo Yuxi, you should be looking for the person who had set you up. The company does not owe you anything and we have nothing to do with your personal affairs.&x201D;
Who would have known that a top actress like Huo Yuxi would actually cause a scene like this? A short while later, Huo Yuxi was thrown out of Millennium Entertainment by the security guards.
&x201C;Do not cause any trouble here again. I am warning you!&x201D;
The people who were walking by Millennium Entertainment quickly took photographs of Huo Yuxi who was sitting pitifully outside the company. Who would have guessed that Huo Yuxi would end up in the same situation as Lu Zongye and his mother? This was getting really interesting!
Both the husband and wife were equally dramatic. It was no wonder that people said two birds of a feather would always flock together.