Chapter 89: I Have Never Felt So Humiliated Before
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After all, Jiang Yuning had participated in the first and second auditions and most of the employees in Guangying Media, especially the ones who were directly involved in both of the auditions, knew that the role of Qin Tong originally belonged to Jiang Yuning. They had not expected her role to be switched out overnight, just before the official announcement of the cast was made to the public.
Jiang Yuning was indeed a little unlucky.
Some of the employees were extremely puzzled about this fact and they secretly leaked the information to the media. As soon as the media caught wind of the information, they quickly shared the news publicly on the internet.
&x201C;I just saw the news that the role of Qin Tong was originally supposed to be played by Jiang Yuning. Can you believe that her role was taken away from her right before the official announcement!&x201D;
The news immediately triggered a wave of netizens.
[Jiang Yuning&x2019;s acting skills are terrible anyway! This only proves that Guangying Media is not stupid!]
[They made a wise decision by taking Jiang Yuning out of the cast. Jiang Yuning&x2019;s acting is not good at all.]
[Isn&x2019;t Zhou Jinshu the most beautiful girl in the acting academy right now? I would definitely watch the drama if she was in it!]
[If I had to choose between Jiang Yuning and Zhou Jinshu, I would definitely choose Zhou Jinshu. I have seen her play a supporting role in another drama. She was amazing!]
Most of the online comments were one-sided, with everyone standing on Zhou Jinshu&x2019;s side.
Shen Yichen was furious when he saw the news right before he left the office to meet up with Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Everything has already been blown out of proportions just because of Zhou Jinshu.&x201D;
What angered him even more was the fact that Zhou Jinshu had not even participated in any of the audition.
The more Shen Yichen thought about it, the more he felt that he could no longer contain his anger. Therefore, he tried calling Gu Pingsheng once again. He felt a little more relieved because the call was finally connected, although Gu Pingsheng still did not answer his call.
After that, he quickly got into his car and headed towards Jiang Yuning&x2019;s villa immediately.
Jiang Yuning was cleaning out one of the guestrooms together with Sister Liang when Shen Yichen arrived at the villa. As soon as she saw the expression on Shen Yichen&x2019;s face when she went into the living room, she immediately knew that he was in a bad mood.
&x201C;Are you still angry because I was robbed of my role?&x201D; Jiang Yuning gestured for him to sit down before she asked Sister Liang to serve him a cup of tea. &x201C;I am used to being in this kind of situation. I guess you are just not used to it.&x201D;
&x201C;I have never felt so humiliated before,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied as he sat down in front of Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;It is only because nobody knows that you are my agent. They do not usually give face to someone like me,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she laughed.
&x201C;You were the one who participated in the audition and gained the role rightfully, but it has been forcefully taken away from you. You were the one who suffered the most injustice, but you are still the one getting criticized by the netizens.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning knew that Shen Yichen was still extremely angry and frustrated. Therefore, she quickly handed her cell phone over to Shen Yichen to show him the online boutique from the link that her fan had sent her earlier. &x201C;Take a look at this.&x201D;
Shen Yichen took the cell phone into his hand as he looked at Jiang Yuning suspiciously. &x201C;Traditional Chinese clothing? Why are you showing me this?&x201D;
&x201C;I plan to try on these different traditional Chinese outfits regularly and upload them on my social media and fan page. Now that traditional culture is getting more and more popular, I believe that this might be another way for me to gain some positive reviews. I might even be able to secure some jobs by doing this,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly explained. &x201C;I can ask my brother&x2019;s team to help me record and compile some of these videos, and I can also arrange for someone to do some editing and add some special effects into my videos. Director Shen, you can introduce some suitable scenic spots for me to shoot my videos. What do you think about my proposal?&x201D;
&x201C;Instead of wasting time being mad about something that has already passed, we might as well look for another way to create more opportunities for ourselves. Do you agree with me?&x201D;
&x201C;Furthermore, I would be promoting and introducing the traditional Chinese culture, therefore, I think that the netizens would not react so negatively towards it.&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s explanation, Shen Yichen felt that her idea might actually be feasible.
First of all, Jiang Yuning&x2019;s appearance already gave her an advantage in this field. There were very few actresses who looked like Jiang Yuning and could fit into the traditional culture so perfectly.
Secondly, many of the ancient dramas in China had already been infected with the modern times and had already abandoned many of the traditional values and customs that used to be their heritage. Therefore, if Jiang Yuning could portray the Chinese traditional values perfectly, then there would be no other actresses who would be able to defeat her.
Thirdly, Jiang Yuning had X Society backing her up and this was already an extremely huge advantage when it came to advertising and propaganda.
&x201C;So, what do you think?&x201D;
&x201C;I&x2026;think it might work,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied earnestly. &x201C;However, you need to do a really good job in the acting and the special effects. If you do well, you might really have a shot at getting a role in Director Shen Guobang&x2019;s upcoming production.&x201D;
&x201C;I will start making all the necessary preparations then! The young paparazzo is really good at shooting videos and my brother is good at post-production. Hahaha. I am really a genius.&x201D;
Shen Yichen could not help but smile when he saw the genuine and confident smile on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s face.
This little artiste was not the type who indulged in self-blame. Whenever she suffered any injustice, she would either attack it heads on or she would look for another way to get pass all that difficulties.
&x201C;What do you need me to do?&x201D;
&x201C;You have very good judgment. I need you to help me to find the perfect location to conduct the shooting.&x201D;
That was naturally not a problem for Shen Yichen.
Shen Yichen smiled before replying, &x201C;Alright then, I will go back and sort out a few quiet, scenic locations that would be suitable for your shooting. This is really strange. I came here filled with anger and frustration but now, I feel calm and I am even a little excited for you&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Do not waste your time and energy getting affected over irrelevant things. This is a famous saying by yours truly,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she took her cell phone back from Shen Yichen. She needed to find a makeup artist who is a professional and had the skill to apply ancient style traditional makeup for her. &x201C;You see, I am already so busy. Do you think I still have the time to worry about what other people are doing or what they are saying about me?&x201D;
&x201C;However, in order to prevent the media and the public from speculating any further about what really happened, you still need to post something on your social media to stop the criticisms and speculations. As for Guangying Media, I promise that I will deal with the person who had decided to switch you out. My artiste had worked so hard for the role, so it is only natural for me to demand justice for you. Even if we cannot get your role back for you, I will make sure that the role is given to someone else and not Zhou Jinshu.&x201D;
Shen Yichen got up from the sofa as soon as he finished speaking.
He was an activist.
He did not care even if the other party that he was dealing with was the vice chairman of Guangying Media. All he cared about was that the vice chairman should not be sneaking around, making decisions based on his own personal interests.
Shen Yichen came and left in a hurry without even tasting the cup of tea that Sister Liang had served him.
Jiang Yuning was in a daze as she stared at her laptop after Shen Yichen had left. What message should she send to the public at this time?
Jiang Yuning thought hard and long before she finally decided on what she should say. &x201C;I received an online boutique link from @BigCherryCandy earlier today. I have already bought a few sets of their new arrivals! I will be posting up a video of me trying on the traditional Chinese outfit in the next few days. Is anyone interested to see it? (*&x2579;&x25BD;&x2579;*)&x201D;
Jiang Yuning attached a picture of a traditional Chinese outfit below her caption.
[Wow&x2026;yes! I want to see it. When will you be posting the videos?]
[@JiangJiangLovesScenery is one of your fans too! We are waiting for your video!]
[You look really beautiful in traditional Chinese outfits. I am looking forward to your video.]
[Trying on traditional Chinese outfits? I expected more drama than this. Nothing else to do here then&x2026;]
Based on the comments, most of the netizens were looking forward to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s video.
Jiang Yuning did not mention anything about the change of the actress playing the role of Qin Tong in
This was because from now on, she was only going to do things that were meaningful and that she wanted to do for herself.
As soon as Lu Jingzhi got off work, the first thing that he heard from Secretary Ho was the news that Jiang Yuning had just been robbed of her role in
Lu Jingzhi frowned when he heard the news. There were some people in this world who must have been tired of living.