Chapter 90: I Want to&x2026;Show it to You First
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
That was why she had texted him earlier asking for a hug.
As soon as he thought about it, Lu Jingzhi quickly called Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s private phone number.
This was the phone that Gu Pingsheng would definitely answer regardless of what situation he was in. At this exact moment, Gu Pingsheng was still abroad and he was in the middle of a meeting in the conference room when he received the call from Lu Jingzhi. He made a pause gesture before apologizing to the other members in the meeting, &x201C;I am sorry for the interruption but a family member is calling me. I have to take this call.&x201D;
After that, Gu Pingsheng left the conference room and answered Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s call. After hanging up on Lu Jingzhi, he immediately called Shen Yichen using his work phone.
&x201C;I just heard that Jiang Yuning has been robbed of her role. What exactly is going on?&x201D; Gu Pingsheng asked in a clearly dissatisfied tone.
He had only been away for a few days and yet, there were already people who were trying to take matters into their own hands.
&x201C;Chairman Gu, the reason I have tried calling you more than a dozen times was because I wanted to report this matter to you. Jiang Yuning has indeed been replaced with another actress. I had only found out about it after the official announcement of the cast was released on our official website. The vice chairman was the one who had decided that Jiang Yuning was to be switched out of the role. He said that the investors wanted a new actress named Zhou Jinshu instead of Jiang Yuning to take the role of Qin Tong. I had no way to stop it from happening,&x201D; Shen Yichen briefly explained.
&x201C;He is getting very courageous nowadays, isn&x2019;t he?&x201D; Gu Pingsheng sneered. &x201C;If the investors do not like the actress that we have given the role to, then we can always look for other investors. Guangying Media does not lack in funding or the number of investors who are interested to fund our drama productions. Ask the new actress who was given the role to go back to where she officially belongs. Release the audition list and results for
&x201C;But Chairman Gu, I feel that it would only invite more criticisms if we gave the role back to Jiang Yuning at this time,&x201D; Shen Yichen quickly replied. &x201C;It would only work to her disadvantage. I think that it is more appropriate for us to deal with this matter separately.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, what are Jiang Yuning&x2019;s thoughts about this? Was she shocked when she saw the announcement?&x201D;
&x201C;She seems to have gotten used to being robbed of her role. Furthermore, she has her own plans and ideas for herself. I am also fighting for a better role for her right now,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied flatly.
&x201C;Alright then. I want you to conduct another audition to select a new actress to take on the role of Qin Tong. I will leave that girl into your hands now. Make sure that you make the best decisions for her. I will handle all the matters relating to Guangying Media when I return. To think that Jiang Yuning would encounter this situation with the first role that she had obtained in Guangying Media when I had just boasted about how fair and just the company was in front of her. I did not even know how to respond to Lu Jingzhi when he called me and questioned me about the situation,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng said angrily. &x201C;It is such a pity though, because I think that she is really suitable for the role.&x201D;
&x201C;Sort out this matter for me right now. It would only be fair to Jiang Yuning if we did this.&x201D;
Shen Yichen knew how precious Guangying Media was to Gu Pingsheng and he knew how much he hated people who did things behind his back. It was not the first time that the vice chairman had done something like this, but Gu Pingsheng had previously always simply let it go as he knew that the vice chairman had also done a lot for the company. However, there were only so many times that he could accept this kind of attitude.
After talking to Gu Pingsheng, Shen Yichen returned to the company and immediately informed the legal department to cancel their collaboration with the investors that had requested to replace Jiang Yuning. This was because when the investors signed the contract with Gu Pingsheng, there had been no express terms stating that the investors could decide on the actresses which they wanted to act in the drama. Therefore, this was a breach of the contract. Shen Yichen also asked the legal team to inform the investors that they could take the actress back.
The investor was furious and immediately called and demanded for an explanation from the vice chairman.
The vice chairman stormed into Shen Yichen&x2019;s office late at night, demanding for an explanation. Shen Yichen had already predicted that this would happen.
&x201C;Shen Yichen, who do you think you are? How dare you try and ruin a contract that has already been decided by the company? Aren&x2019;t you afraid of the repercussions?&x201D; the vice chairman questioned as he slammed his hand down on Shen Yichen&x2019;s table.
&x201C;Have you received any benefits from the investors? Is that why you dare to replace Jiang Yuning with a new actress that the investors had asked for without consulting Chairman Gu?&x201D; Shen Yichen asked as he leaned back against the back of his chair, fearlessly staring back at the vice chairman.
&x201C;I have already told you that this decision was made by the investors. What has it got to do with me? Furthermore, who is Jiang Yuning to you? I do not need anyone&x2019;s consent to replace her with another actress!&x201D; the vice chairman replied arrogantly.
This was because he did not see the need to explain his decisions to a small artiste director.
In fact, he did not need to do so.
The problem was that he had completely ignored the company&x2019;s protocols, and this was taboo to Gu Pingsheng. Furthermore, the actress whom he had just replaced was none other than Jiang Yuning, the woman that Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s nephew, Lu Jingzhi, was completely in love with.
&x201C;Is that why you replaced Jiang Yuning with an actress that did not even participate in any of the auditions?&x201D; Shen Yichen sneered.
&x201C;What has it got to do with you?&x201D;
&x201C;You are right. This has nothing to do with me at all. However, vice chairman, I have some really unfortunate news for you. The Jiang Yuning whom you looked down on and replaced was personally chosen by Chairman Gu. Now that you have replaced her without seeking his consent, the chairman has decided to rescind the contract with the investors. He does not approve of the new actress that you have appointed to take the role of Qin Tong and he has also instructed me to inform you of your official suspension from your position as vice chairman of Guangying Media. You are also not allowed to step into Guangying Media for the next two months. Besides that, Chairman Gu also wants you to go home and write up a review of not less than twenty thousand words on the reasons why you had acted the way you did.&x201D;
Shen Yichen relayed the message to the vice chairman in a serious manner.
After listening to Shen Yichen&x2019;s words, the vice chairman stared at Shen Yichen incredulously. &x201C;This is impossible.&x201D;
&x201C;Why don&x2019;t you call the chairman and ask him yourself?&x201D;
Shen Yichen replied as he used his chin to gesture towards the cell phone that the vice chairman was holding in his hand.
&x201C;Did you really think a small artiste director like me would have the ability to decide on rescinding the contract with the investosr?&x201D;
The vice chairman eyed Shen Yichen suspiciously before he decided to call Gu Pingsheng. However, just before he called the chairman, he pointed his cell phone at Shen Yichen and warned him, &x201C;If I find out that you have been lying to me, I will make sure that you can no longer stay on in this company in the future!&x201D;
Shen Yichen sneered.
Anyway, the investors had already been kicked out and the new actress had already been withdrawn from the cast.
Even if the role of Qin Tong no longer belonged to Jiang Yuning, it would not belong to anyone who obtained it through fraud.
Moreover, the chairman had already said that he would personally deal with the vice chairman when he returned.
Shen Yichen could not help but to call Jiang Yuning even though it was already late at night&x2014;he was simply so excited when he thought about the fact that the vice chairman had already been dealt with, and that the actress who was supposed to replace Jiang Yuning had already been removed from the role. &x201C;I have already told Chairman Gu that we do not want the role of Qin Tong anymore. I will fight for better resources and roles for you in future, but you should also have the confidence that your past does not tie you down nor define who you really are.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning had already gotten used to the way things worked in the entertainment industry.
She knew that the entertainment industry was biased towards those who had capital.
However, when she thought about the number of people who were helping her and protecting her, she felt so much warmth in her heart.
&x201C;I feel so pampered by all of you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she smiled. &x201C;For the first time in my life, I have so many people around me who love and support me.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi suddenly hugged Jiang Yuning from the back as he rested his chin on her shoulder. &x201C;This is because you deserve it.&x201D;
When Shen Yichen heard the second young master&x2019;s voice over the phone, he decided to hang up the phone quickly. &x201C;I will wait for your video recording. When you have it ready, I will show it to Director Shen Guobang when I recommend you for a role.&x201D;
&x201C;You have all been taking such good care of me, I promise that I will not slack off!&x201D; Jiang Yuning hung up on the phone as soon as she finished speaking, and then turned around and buried her face deep in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chest. &x201C;Second brother, do you want to see me wearing the traditional Chinese outfit? I received some of the outfit that I had ordered online today. I want to&x2026;show it to you first.&x201D;