Young Master Lin, who was seated on the sofa, was also shocked when he saw Jiang Yuning.
So many years had passed but Jiang Yuning was still so beautiful. Her skin was still so smooth and tender. Was she really twenty four years old?
It was such a huge contrast if they were to compare both the ladies. Zhong Hongyu looked like an middle-aged woman next to Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Who is this?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked, deliberately acting as she did not know who Young Master Lin was.
&x201C;Young Master Lin, the music prodigy in the past. Have you forgotten him already? He was also interested in you and he tried going after you in the past. However, we got into a relationship after that and we are already planning to get married,&x201D; Zhong Hongyu replied as she leaned against Young Master Lin to emphasize the relationship between the two of them.
&x201C;I see. I really have no recollection of him at all.&x201D;
When Young Master Lin heard that Jiang Yuning did not remember him at all, he felt a little offended.
No matter how beautiful she was, it was easy for him to sleep around and get any actress such as herself. He could do it with just a snap of his fingers.
&x201C;Yuning, in the past, you were really the most talented student in the music course. At that time, Miss Li really had great expectations and hopes for you. However, who would have expected you to drop out of college so suddenly? You must have suffered a lot in the past few years,&x201D; Zhong Hongyu said as she grabbed Jiang Yuning&x2019;s hand and pulled her towards the sofa. &x201C;Let&x2019;s have a really good talk and catch up session tonight. I have not seen you in so many years. I have missed you so much! Tell me about your life for the past few years. How did you get through all of this? Acting must be really tiring and difficult too, right?&x201D;
&x201C;Everything is fine,&x201D; Jiang Yuning simply replied.
&x201C;Yuning, you don&x2019;t have to feel embarrassed. We are all friends here. Do not hesitate to ask us for help if you need anything. I have also invited a movie director over here tonight so that you can both have a good chat. Who knows? You might be able to enter the movie industry because of him.&x201D;
&x201C;I am already very grateful towards you for letting me have the endorsement contract for Fairy Tale,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she played along with Zhong Hongyu&x2019;s charade. &x201C;I think you don&x2019;t even know how important that contract was to me. It really isn&x2019;t easy to make a living in the entertainment industry nowadays. I have to film dramas, participate in variety shows, and so much more. Everyone thinks that I am having a good life because I am getting a little more fame nowadays, but no one knows of the difficulties that I have had to go through to get where I am now&x2026;&x201D;
Vera was struggling to keep a poker face as she sat next to Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning was truly an impressive actress.
When Zhong Hongyu saw Jiang Yuning finally breaking down and telling them the truth, she could not help but feel extremely pleased. She patted Jiang Yuning&x2019;s shoulder gently before she said, &x201C;It&x2019;s okay. Everything is fine. You have us to depend on in the future.&x201D;
&x201C;Fate really plays around with people. I was not able to finish college and I still had to earn money to support my family. Life really was a struggle for me.&x201D;
&x2018;You are really overdoing this,&x2019; Vera thought to herself.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry, I will definitely help you to get more resources in future.&x201D;
Vera continued to hold back her feelings. &x2018;Who do you think you are? You are just a small time singer with terrible songs.&x2019;
&x201C;Alright then, thank you so much for your help, Hongyu.&x201D;
When Zhong Hongyu saw how polite and grateful Jiang Yuning was, she had really thought that Jiang Yuning was very desperate and miserable. Therefore, she started to look down on Jiang Yuning even more than she already had. Jiang Yuning used to be the prettiest goddess in college, but now, she was just a joke.
&x201C;By the way, aren&x2019;t you a shareholder of Xiya Hotel? You should be making some money too.&x201D;
&x201C;I only own a small percentage of the shares, so what use is it to me?&x201D;
Zhong Hongyu did not know how to calculate the amount of dividend that Jiang Yuning would be paid with her percentage of shares, so she simply nodded her head. &x201C;You are right. It only sounds glamorous but you are not getting much anyway.&x201D;
Vera almost laughed out loud at this point because she could not believe how dumb and na&xEF;ve Zhong Hongyu was at math. For a world-renowned hotel like Xiya Hotel, even one percent of its shares would generate a huge amount of dividend for the shareholder. Moreover, the amount of shares that Jiang Yuning owned was definitely more than a small percentage.
&x201C;Since we used to be classmates in the past, I will introduce someone to you. Since you are still single, I have a lot of good friends who are established producers and directors. I believe that you will definitely be able to get along with them. That way, you can be able to relax a little and have life a bit easier for you,&x201D; Young Master Lin suddenly proposed at this time.
In fact, he had the intention to play around with Jiang Yuning but he could not do so because Zhong Hongyu was around.
As for the buddies that he wanted to introduce to Jiang Yuning, they were all also playboys who would be willing to share the women that they had fun with among themselves.
Although Young Master Lin was good looking and he was a music prodigy, Jiang Yuning could see the desire and evil thoughts that he had in his eyes.
These kind of men were not only lustful, self-righteous, and arrogant, but they were also extremely shameless.
&x201C;Are you sure your buddies are reliable?&x201D; Zhong Hongyu asked as she nudged Young Master Lin. &x201C;Don&x2019;t push Yuning into a bottomless pit.&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry about it. His ex-girlfriend is the actress who won an award for her movie last year. He is a good man.&x201D;
&x201C;Wow! He must be really amazing, then!&x201D; Jiang Yuning suddenly exclaimed with an expression of admiration on her face. &x201C;I would like to win an award for myself too.&x201D;
Zhong Hongyu felt incredulous as she stared at Jiang Yuning, who was still as sweet and na&xEF;ve as she was during her college days.
This was not the Jiang Yuning that she heard about in all the rumors.
&x201C;Yuning, you&x2026;you are not the person that you seem to be on the variety program.&x201D;
That Jiang Yuning as smart and intelligent and she was definitely not as foolish and dumb as the Jiang Yuning sitting before her.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t you know that everything in the variety program is pre-planned?&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words, Vera almost spat out her drink. &x2018;Yuning, how much further do you intend to take this?&x2019; Vera thought.
&x201C;It&x2019;s no wonder. I was really surprised because the Jiang Yuning on the variety program is totally different from the Jiang Yuning we used to know in college,&x201D; Zhong Hongyu replied.
As the three of them continued chatting, Director Yu had arrived at the hotel room. He was a man with a short stature and he wore glasses as he entered the hotel room dressed in a suit.
&x201C;Yuning, hurry up. This is Director Yu.&x201D;
&x201C;Director Yu, this is Jiang Yuning.&x201D;
Zhong Hongyu quickly introduced the both of us.
Director Yu was initially obsessed with Zhong Hongyu and he initially felt that she was so beautiful that she could stimulate any man&x2019;s sexual desire.
However, he changed his mind and target as soon as he saw Jiang Yuning. He could not believe his own eyes. &x201C;Miss Jiang, you are so beautiful.&x201D;
&x201C;Thank you for the compliment, Director Yu,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she smiled.
Vera could not bear it anymore. What kind of crooked date was this? Did Jiang Yuning really deserved this kind of date?
It was obvious that Zhong Hongyu had wanted to mock and humiliate Jiang Yuning. Did she really expect Jiang Yuning to accompany this kind of garbage?
If Zhong Hongyu had introduced a director who produced decent movies, she would not be so angry. Zhong Hongyu&x2019;s ill intention was obvious.
Both men who were having dirty thoughts about Jiang Yuning were probably seeking their own deaths. They actually dared to set their sights on Second Young Master Lu&x2019;s woman?
Jiang Yuning knew that Vera could not take it anymore, but she placed her hand over Vera&x2019;s hand to calm her down. What was the hurry anyway?
She was not done acting.
&x201C;Director Yu, please make sure to look after Yuning. If you have any good movie or drama opportunities, please do not hesitate to offer it to Yuning.&x201D;
Director Yu kept trying to get closer to Jiang Yuning as he sat on the sofa but he could not get any closer to her because Vera was sitting in between the both of them. Therefore he pushed his glasses up before he smiled and say, &x201C;That would not be a problem at all. Miss Jiang is so beautiful. Who would not want to cast her in a movie?&x201D;
&x201C;Miss Jiang, I am not boasting right now but I will be directing and co-producing an action film with some foreign directors soon. When the time comes, the movie will definitely generate a lot of heat and attention and I believe that we will definitely be able to secure some awards with this movie.&x201D;
&x201C;I&x2026;I have not acted in any movie before so I am a little worried,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied. &x201C;Moreover, there would definitely be many good actresses competing for the role of the female lead in the movie. Director Yu, I am not that confident.&x201D;
&x201C;Why aren&x2019;t you confident?&x201D; Director Yu retorted immediately. &x201C;You only have to pay&x2026;a small price.&x201D;
&x201C;What would you like me to do, Director Yu?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked with a gentle voice as she looked at the piece of garbage sitting in front of her.