Chapter 163: Wow. This Man Really Wanted to Drive Her Crazy!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
&x201C;I am here to watch and learn from the other actors and actresses. I am the weakest actress in this cast so I have to come and learn something from my seniors,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied cheerfully. She then passed a bottle of bamboo leaf tea that she had made earlier today to Director Shen Guobang.
Shen Guobang took a sip of the tea before he replied, &x201C;It is very refreshing. Sit down.&x201D;
Shen Guobang had already known that this girl was talented in making tea. Now that he had tasted it first hand, he could only acknowledge that her tea-making skills were indeed amazing.
The other production crew members were also surprised when they saw Jiang Yuning arriving on set. This was because the first scene was set to start shooting at eight thirty in the morning, but Jiang Yuning was already on set at seven o&x2019;clock in the morning. She was even more diligent than the other cast members who were supposed to be filming in the morning. Moreover, hadn&x2019;t everyone commented that Jiang Yuning had terrible acting skills?
She accepted all the comments and criticisms, and now, she had even brought her own stool to sit here and learn from her seniors!
At about seven thirty in the morning, the young paparazzo arrived at the filming location and he quickly rushed over to give the production crew a hand. He knew that the production crew would also love and treat Jiang Yuning better if he did well.
Jiang Yuning sat down beside Director Shen Guobang and smiled as she saw what the young paparazzo was doing. This young boy was indeed very alert and intelligent!
In a blink of an eye, it was already eight o&x2019;clock in the morning. At this time, all the necessary set up and preparations were already in place. Yao Fan and the first male lead, Song Chenxin, were also ready in their own positions. The only person who had yet to arrive on set was Qian Ge. Director Shen Guobang looked at the time on his watch and clearly had a dissatisfied expression on his face. At this time, Qian Ge&x2019;s agent, Huang Lingling, hurriedly ran over to Director Shen Guobang and started apologizing. &x201C;Oh, I am so sorry, Director Shen Guobang. Our Qian Ge caught a cold last night and she was having a sore throat, but do not worry, she will be here soon.&x201D;
The assistant director who was sitting right next to Shen Guobang rolled his eyes as soon as he heard what Huang Lingling had just said.
This was because his room was located near Qian Ge&x2019;s in the hotel.
How could she have caught a cold when he could hear her playing music and singing in her room last night?
After one minute passed, Qian Ge walked into the set.
Director Shen Guobang looked at his watch once again before he turned around and looked at Qian Ge and Huang Lingling. &x201C;No more next time.&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, yes. Okay director, do not be angry.&x201D; After that, Huang Lingling turned around and pointed at the young paparazzo who was busy helping the production crew and said, &x201C;You! Go and buy breakfast for Qian Ge now. She is hungry.&x201D;
The young paparazzo looked up at Huang Lingling and pointed at himself. &x201C;Me?&x201D;
Everyone present at the set knew that the young paparazzo was Jiang Yuning&x2019;s personal assistant.
&x201C;Yes, you! Hurry up&x2026;&x201D; Huang Lingling replied impatiently.
&x201C;Come over here and get some water for the director, boy!&x201D; Jiang Yuning yelled at the young paparazzo before she turned and asked Huang Lingling, &x201C;Sister Ling, isn&x2019;t Qian Ge&x2019;s personal assistant a bit too lazy? Why didn&x2019;t you guys feed Qian Ge before coming here?&x201D;
Huang Lingling was stunned for a moment.
The young paparazzo smiled before he rushed over to Director Shen Guobang&x2019;s side and quickly picked his cup up.
When Huang Lingling saw that the young paparazzo had ignored her orders and went over to help Jiang Yuning instead, she was extremely furious. &x201C;What is wrong with the crew nowadays? Don&x2019;t they know anything about seniority?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning laughed but she did not say anything else.
The young paparazzo also acted as though he did not hear what she had just said as he walked over to Director Shen Guobang and handed him the cup of water.
The other production crew members watched as they rolled their eyes. He is someone else&x2019;s personal assistant. Why should he go and get food for your artiste?
Why was Qian Ge&x2019;s agent so demanding? Wasn&x2019;t Jiang Yuning supposed to be the most annoying person here? In the end, Jiang Yuning was now sitting right next to the director and learning humbly from all her seniors. On the other hand, the person who was creating trouble on the set right now was the senior actress who had a reputation for being the most humble and warm person. The production crew members were all extremely annoyed at Huang Lingling.
Very soon, the official filming of
Director Shen Guobang did a good job indeed in casting the actors and actresses for his drama.
Song Chenxin, who was playing the role of the first male lead, was very tough and flexible and he had the perfect physique for his character. Coupled with his unrestrained acting skills and his years of experience, he was indeed a very well-rounded actor who did not lose any momentum at all.
The first female lead, Yao Fan, played a very fragile but intelligent character. The expression on her face and the sincerity in her eyes when she was acting could make anyone addicted and engrossed in any drama that she was acting in.
However, when it came to Qian Ge, it seemed as though there was a massive decline in her acting skills.
If it was not for her extroverted character and her ability to adapt to the role of the character, Director Shen Guobang would not have decided to cast her as the second female lead.
The filming in the morning ended quickly because the actors and actresses were all already skilful and experienced. Therefore, the director did not have to ask for an NG too many times.
&x201C;So, what have you learnt today?&x201D; Director Shen Guobang turned around and asked Jiang Yuning during the break time. &x201C;You will be filming your first scene tonight. Do not embarrass me by messing up as soon as you start acting.&x201D;
&x201C;You can be rest assured, director. I will not embarrass you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly promised.
&x201C;Do not make any empty promises now. I will know what you are capable of during the shoot tonight.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning laughed at Director Shen Guobang&x2019;s words and at this time, Huang Lingling, who was sitting at the rest area not too far away, quickly turned around and told Qian Ge, &x201C;See. Those who have no acting skills at all would have to suck up to the director to get into his good books. Let&x2019;s wait to watch a good show tonight when Jiang Yuning has to film her first scene. With her 4.0 acting skills, I am certain that she will turn out to be a joke tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;Arrange for some people to keep an eye on her and take some photographs and video of her acting tonight,&x201D; Qian Ge suddenly said to Huang Lingling as she opened her eyes.
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s acting skills were so bad. If they shared those photographs to the media, the negative comments and criticism that she would receive would definitely be enough to drown her.
&x201C;Okay, I know what to do.&x201D;
From the tacit understanding between both of them, it was apparent that the both of them were repeat offenders.
Judging by the expression on Huang Lingling&x2019;s face, the production crew could only sense that she was an extremely terrible and eerie person.
Later in the afternoon, Jiang Yuning and the young paparazzo returned to the bed and breakfast to rest and have their lunch as Jiang Yuning would have to go and get her makeup and other preparations done for her scene at night after that. After returning to the bed and breakfast, the young paparazzo quickly informed Jiang Yuning, &x201C;Sister Yuning, there is bad news. Someone from the props department secretly told me that Huang Lingling has asked them to secretly film and take photographs of you tonight. Therefore, you should be extremely careful during your shoot tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you familiar with people in the props team?&x201D;
&x201C;Are you kidding me? I am a paparazzo. I only need to start gossiping a little and I will be able to start a conversation with anyone to the point that they can call me their brother or sister. This is not even a challenge for me,&x201D; the young paparazzo replied. &x201C;I want Sister Yuning to have a good and comfortable time while filming.&x201D;
&x201C;Hahaha&x2026;this is why you are destined to be my personal assistant,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she patted the young paparazzo gently on the head. &x201C;It is okay, there is nothing to worry about. Just keep an eye on the other party. When the time comes, we can send her an enlarged photograph since she wants it so badly.&x201D;
&x201C;Do not worry, I am a professional. You can count on me.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could obviously trust the young paparazzo.
The more trouble that Qian Ge and her agent were creating in the crew, the less the number of people watching and scrutinizing Jiang Yuning would be.
&x201C;Sister Vera also told me that the episode of
&x201C;Just wait until I get to participate in a better variety show in future. One where I can actually show my face in the show,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said, comforting the young paparazzo.
&x201C;But I have heard that you were very good with your sound effects even though you were wearing a robot suit. Anyway, I will definitely watch a replay of the variety show after you finish shooting tonight, so that I can share it on X Society.
This young paparazzo was really her biggest fan.
Since the young paparazzo was already trying so hard, she should also give it her best shot.
Very soon, it was already time to begin filming the night scene.
The actor who would be filming with Jiang Yuning in this scene was an old and talented actor who was very experienced. In this scene, they were playing the role of father and daughter who were disputing if they should help or overthrow the crown prince.
&x201C;I think we will be able to watch a good show tonight. How would an actress such as Jiang Yuning be able to work together with that veteran actor?&x201D;
&x201C;Hahaha&x2026;I can already imagine the expression on Director Shen Guobang&x2019;s face.&x201D;
At that moment, Jiang Yuning was also aware that not many were optimistic about her acting skills.
&x201C;Sister Yuning! Sister Yuning! Brother-in-law has just dropped you a text message,&x201D; the young paparazzo said as he quickly caught up to Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Why don&x2019;t you take a look at the message?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning turned on her cell phone and she saw that Lu Jingzhi had indeed sent her a text message. &x201C;I will be waiting for you in the room.&x201D;
Wow. This man really wanted to drive her crazy!