What was even more disgusting was the fact that the agencies of the couple who played the role of the male and female lead in the game advertisement had actually paid the gaming company to help them to manipulate Hou Da&x2019;s fans. This was so they could try and secure the roles of the male and female lead in the drama.
However, the more underhanded methods that they used, the more uncomfortable Hou Da felt about casting them for the role in the drama.
She loved all the fans of her book, but she knew that they were only reacting in this manner because they were being manipulated by a bigger force.
It wasn&x2019;t because Hou Da did not want to spoil her fans and fulfill their wishes. However, the screenplay and the production fees of
As news that Lin Kaiyan had been invited to take on the role of the first male lead in
[I heard rumors stating that the role of the first female lead in
[What first female lead are you talking about? Doesn&x2019;t Hou Da know about the existing gaming love line?]
[No official announcements have been made with regards to this matter and our Empress Jiang is currently still busy filming for
[Do you think the gaming love line couple is trying to create waves over here? Don&x2019;t you think that there has been plenty of their advertisements and promotions all over the place recently? They are even advertising on television! The other day, I actually thought that it was the official trailer for the upcoming
[Hou Da, please consider the gaming couple as your first male and female lead in the drama. They are really very compatible together and we want to continue supporting their love line!]
[Hou Da, even though I also like Jiang Yuning, I really do not want you to replace the original couple who represented the gaming version love line for
[I will not watch the drama if Jiang Yuning is playing the role of the first female lead.]
[The hater above, are you happy now?]
[So, Lin Kaiyan really looks down on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s acting skills? He is even willing to forgo such a big drama production simply because he does not want to work with her!]
[Please ask Lin Kaiyan not to accept the role of the first male lead in
There were no official news or announcements about this matter but privately, Huo Da&x2019;s fans, the Ginger Candies, fans who supported the love line portrayed by the gaming company, and Lin Kaiyan&x2019;s fans have already started their disagreements.
The fact was that the other three group of fans were all very displeased and disgusted with the news that Jiang Yuning would be playing the role of the first female lead in the drama.
The book fans and the gaming fans had never been reconcilable in the past, but they seem to be agreeable and unprecedentedly consistent in their opinions with regards to the appointment of the first male and female lead for the drama.
After reading all the news and articles on the Internet, Hou Da was suddenly very annoyed and frustrated. Why were these children so easily manipulated?
The Ginger Candies were also very unhappy when they saw the news. Did these people think that their idol had an entire army of fans for no reason at all?
At this time, Nan Yan quickly edited a clip from Jiang Yuning&x2019;s short ancient videos and she emphasized on all the Chinese traditional outfits that Jiang Yuning wore in her videos. After that, Nan Yan captioned the video and posed a question, asking whether the actress playing the role of the female lead in the gaming version of
Moreover, why was Lin Kaiyan so arrogant? So, what if he was an established and well-known actor?
Let&x2019;s see who would finally get the last laugh when their Empress Jiang received the popularity award at the awards giving ceremony.
Empress Jiang had always been a bright and open-minded person and she would definitely be able to overcome the obstacles and difficulties this time, just as she always did. She would not even be bothered by these haters at all!
However, this matter did not simply die down because of silence from the Hou Da and the investors involved in the casting of the drama. Instead, the agencies of the two actor and actress continued pushing forward because they wanted to test Hou Da and the investors&x2019; limits. They wanted to place pressure on Hou Da and the investors so that they would feel as though they are letting all the fans and netizens down if they did not cast the actor and actress who formed the love line for the gaming version in the drama.
This caused Hou Da to have indigestion for several days.
This was one of her most important drama productions and yet something so disgusting was happening and there was nothing she could do to prevent it.
In the end, the agency also released a video clip featuring the couple and they came out to promote the video clip as the official trailer of
[True enough, this is indeed the official trailer for
[Both of them are really the perfect match. When I first saw them in the advertisement for the game, I was already hoping that they would create a drama series for
[Ahh! If they are both really playing the role of the first male and female led, then I can definitely sit down and watch a hundred episodes without taking a break!]
[Is this really the official trailer for the drama? Is this for real?]
In the end, Hou Da had no choice but to step forward and release an official statement because the agency was taking things too far. Although she had a smile on her face, Hou Da was actually feeing very annoyed deep inside. &x201C;We are still in the process of casting the first male and female lead for the drama. Please be patient with us and wait for the official announcement!&x201D;
After that, the fans started wailing and complaining about why Hou Da simply refused to use the couple that all of them loved so much.
[Just relax, everyone. Hou Da might just be finalizing their schedules right now.]
[Anyway, I don&x2019;t care if Hou Da casts anyone else for the role of the first female lead as long as she does not cast Jiang Yuning!]
[Although Jiang Yuning looks very beautiful in Chinese traditional outfits, I think that she is really not suitable for the role of Duan Hanyan. Furthermore, I have serious doubts about Jiang Yuning&x2019;s capabilities and I have zero confidence in her acting skills.]
Hou Da became even angrier after reading all of the subsequent comments. Later that night, she sent a text message to Jiang Yuning: &x201C;You told me that you are a very popular artiste right now. So, why are there so many complaints and why are so many people objecting when they hear of my intention to cast you as the first female lead for the drama?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning smiled as soon as she read the text message before she sent her reply to Hou Da: &x201C;This is the game that has always been going on between the media, the artistes, the agencies, and the fans. When has this ever been easy?&x201D;
&x201C;However, it&x2019;s really weird because the more that they scold you and object to you, the more I want to cast you for the role,&x201D; Hou Da replied in a firm manner.
&x201C;Hou Da, since you have already decided to cast me, then you should not pay any attention to the comments posted by the fans and netizens. That would only add to your frustration and make you unnecessarily angry. What you should do right now is to stick by your own principles and decision and do what you think is right. When the time comes, the netizens and fans will definitely understand and come to accept the reason you have made this decision.&x201D;
Hou Da finally calmed down after reading Jiang Yuning&x2019;s reply.
She was right.
If she really followed each and every one of her fans&x2019; opinions, then she would never have written the novel
Why should she allow anyone else to interfere in her own decisions?
Furthermore, who gave them the right to do so?
After that, Hou Da exposed the couple directly for pretending to be the first male and female lead for the upcoming drama. Did they really think that they could just pull this off in front of her?
If the couple&x2019;s agency continued to share their video clip as the trailer for the drama, she would definitely pursue this matter and deal with them directly.
Later that night, Jiang Yuning had a video call with Lu Jingzhi after she was done filming her scenes for the day. As soon as she hung up on the video call, Jiang Yuning went online to check up on the recent developments and response from the fans of
&x201C;Young paparazzo, can&x2019;t you go back to your own room to eat your instant noodles?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked because she could not tolerate the slurping sounds he was making.
&x201C;Sister Yuning, the kettle in my room is broken!&x201D; the young paparazzo replied sadly, as if he had been seriously wronged.
&x201C;I am a little angry now!&x201D;
&x201C;Huh? Why? Is it because of the casting issues for the drama
&x201C;Are my acting skills really that bad? Why did he turn around and run away as soon as he heard that I would be playing the role of the first female lead?&x201D;
&x201C;Are you talking about Lin Kaiyan?&x201D; the young paparazzo asked as he suddenly realized what Jiang Yuning was so frustrated about. &x201C;He can run if he wants to, but he is only creating opportunities for other people. He will definitely come to regret his decision!&x201D;
&x201C;You are right. However, it is really unbearable to be looked down on and trampled by all the netizens just because of the gaming couple,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied in a quiet voice. She stared at the young paparazzo before she finally spoke again. &x201C;Please call Vera later and get her to look into the background of the actor and actress who played the roles of the male and female lead in the gaming advertisement.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay, I will get to it right away,&x201D; the young paparazzo replied as he held his bowl of instant noodles in his hands and walked out of Jiang Yuning&x2019;s room to get to work immediately.