Jiang Yuning felt as though she had gotten to know her second brother all over again.
This was also the first time that Jiang Yuning felt that her second brother had a mission and responsibility towards his country that was integrated in his blood.
&x201C;I understand now, Second Brother.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi turned around and hugged Jiang Yuning tightly in his arms. &x201C;You are already very impressive to me.&x201D;
&x201C;I love you and I love my roots too.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi could not help but laugh out loud after hearing Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words. He knew that she would definitely understand the lesson that he was trying to teach her.
&x201C;So, do you think that you still have to visit the military camp or go to the frontlines and take risks to understand what patriotism means? Do you really think that you are not challenging my heart enough?&x201D;
&x201C;I was not trying to scare you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she held tightly onto Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arm. &x201C;Second Brother, I have always said that I am a lucky star but to be honest, I feel that you are my lucky star.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. Let&x2019;s see what happens if you call Secretary Ho again in future.&x201D;
&x201C;You are really the king of jealousy in the whole of Luo City.&x201D; After that, Jiang Yuning took the initiative to kiss Lu Jingzhi on his lips in the car on this rainy night.
Early the next morning, Jiang Yuning made a phone call to Vera to inform her that she would like to return to the filming set immediately.
Vera instantly booked an air ticket for her before she asked, &x201C;Have you already resolved the matter?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes.&x201D; Jiang Yuning smiled confidently. &x201C;As long as my superstar is here to help me out, there is nothing that he cannot resolve for me.&x201D;
Vera could feel the goose bumps all over her body as soon as she listened to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words over the phone.
Vera really wanted the Ginger Candies to see how their idol really looked like when she was chasing after her own idol.
However, Vera was still very happy and satisfied that Jiang Yuning could come up with results so quickly. She had always known that Jiang Yuning was a tough person who would never retreat even in the midst of adversity.
Later that afternoon, Jiang Yuning finally arrived at the filming set for .
Director Mong was directing one of Xiao Chennan&x2019;s scene at this moment and he did not have a very pleasant expression on his face when he saw Jiang Yuning.
The rest of the production staff and crew could not control their mouths.
[Jiang Yuning is back already? I thought she was so arrogant and that she had already walked out on the crew yesterday?]
[It has not even been two days yet. I guess that Jiang Yuning is back because she finally understands her own abilities and limitations, and she is back to inform Director Mong that she would like to withdraw from the cast?]
[I think that you are underestimating Jiang Yuning&x2019;s brazenness. Do you really think that she would just give away such a good resource to someone else?]
&x201C;Director Mong,&x201D; Jiang Yuning greeted Director Mong as she walked up behind him. &x201C;I am back.&x201D;
&x201C;You still have the guts to come back and face me?&x201D; Director Mong asked in a furious manner.
&x201C;I am ready.&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words, Director Mong turned around to face her directly and said, &x201C;Are you sure about this? I want you to know that if you fail to show me the emotions and the spirit of patriotism that I am looking for this time, I will definitely replace you with another actress.&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, I am sure,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she nodded.
&x201C;Alright then, young girl. I told you that I will give you two days, but you are already approaching me after one day? Are you sure that you do not want to reconsider your decision? You still have time until tomorrow.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning shook her head.
When Director Mong saw that Jiang Yuning was so confident, he finally agreed to her request. &x201C;Young girl, this is your own decision. I hope that you will not regret it.&x201D;
&x201C;I will never regret it.&x201D;
Director Mong did not say anything else. After that, he informed the production crew, &x201C;After filming this scene, we will continue to film the first scene from yesterday.&x201D;
Xiao Chennan looked at Jiang Yuning who was standing behind Director Mong before he gave her a look of encouragement.
In fact, he thought that Jiang Yuning&x2019;s acting skills were not that bad. All she needed was someone to lead and inspire her.
When the production crew saw that Jiang Yuning was already back and that she wanted to take on the challenge again, all of them started crowding around the set because they wanted to see how much Jiang Yuning could improve overnight.
[Even if she were to do it all over again, it would end up the same anyway. Just wait and see.]
[Jiang Yuning will probably be the fastest first female lead to be replaced in history.]
The production crew quickly prepared the setting for the first scene that had more than seventeen NGs the other day.
&x201C;There were many people who tried to talk Director Mong into switching you out for another actress when you were gone last night,&x201D; Xiao Chennan came to Jiang Yuning to update her on the events that had transpired yesterday. &x201C;The assistant director is the one who is the most adamant on replacing you with another actress.&x201D;
&x201C;I am not worried,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she listened to Xiao Chennan.
After that, Jiang Yuning headed to the set of the execution ground to continue filming the scene from the other day.
Nobody could explain why but everyone on set, including Director Mong, could feel that there was something different about this girl.
No one could explain what it was.
Why was Director Mong so furious and mad at Jiang Yuning the other day? This was because the word &x2018;patriotism&x2019; was written all over Jiang Yuning&x2019;s face but there was no such feelings transpiring from her actions at all.
Although he knew that this kind of emotions would be really difficult for someone as young as Jiang Yuning to portray accurately, Director Mong was secretly hoping that Jiang Yuning would be able to express herself in a different way. Therefore, he had been really disappointed with Jiang Yuning that day. In fact, he was extremely disappointed.
At this time, the Jiang Yuning who was bound on the execution ground had a completely different expression and emotion about her today.
As she was faced with the threat and torture of the enemy, she did not only have anger in her eyes but anyone could see the hatred that she had for these people. She clenched her teeth tightly together and her bloodshot eyes contained a sense of helplessness and despair.
At this time, all that Director Mong could see was a person who was filled with very rich emotions.
The nameless orphan was a very small and ordinary person with an extraordinary life.
This was especially so when she faced the cries of the people around her as they wanted her dead. She kept crying for her comrades to leave when they appeared but she had to watch as they sacrificed their lives for her, one after the other. The look of disgust and despair that she had on her face was irreplaceable.
This was because she kept asking herself, was her sacrifice and her comrades&x2019; sacrifices worth it for this group of numb and inhumane people?
She loved her roots deeply and she loved the land that she was standing on. Therefore, even if she had to sacrifice her own life, she would do it willingly to defend her own roots&x2026;
Li Zhimong was a particularly tragic character who was misunderstood up until her death. However, there was a smile on her face as she fell to the ground.
This was because she no longer had to carry such heavy shackles around with her. She was finally relieved.
&x201C;Cut!&x201D; Director Mong shouted excitedly. &x201C;That is exactly what I was looking for! That is it! That was perfect!&x201D;
No one knew what happened exactly but it seemed as though Jiang Yuning had acted out the scene perfectly.
The production crew stared at Jiang Yuning because they could not believe that the person who had played the tragic character, Li Zhimong, was in fact the same Jiang Yuning from two days ago.
&x201C;Good job!&x201D; Xiao Chennan replied as he walked towards Jiang Yuning. He was sincerely happy for Jiang Yuning because of her acting and what she had just pulled off.
After hearing all the praise and encouraging words, Jiang Yuning finally cried out sadly.
&x201C;Sob. Sob. Director Mong, please do not replace me with someone else.&x201D;
Everyone was left speechless.
&x201C;I have never intended to replace you with any other actress right from the very beginning. I did what I had to do because young girl, you needed someone to push you to portray and show what you are truly capable of. See, don&x2019;t you think that everything went smoothly in the end?&x201D; Director Mong asked with a cheerful expression on his face.
Jiang Yuning was astonished.
Why did Director Mong do all this right from the start?
This was because he knew that many people were not convinced that Jiang Yuning had the ability and acting skills to play the role of the first female lead. Since that was the case, it would be better for him to make use of the opportunity to allow this girl to show each and everyone of them what she was capable of.
Jiang Yuning had proved everyone wrong.
Based on the scene that she had just acted out, would anyone else dare to look down on her?