Chapter 48 – Change
When he heard Qin Chen says, “I’m here”,meant he’s in Leyu, as QC said in the previous chap. Had a hard time phrasing it and didn’t know how to insert it properly^^;Xu Jian’s heart skipped a beat.
Whether it’s Leyu or Qin Chen, for the current Xu Jian, the temptation is fatal.
Who doesn’t want to hold the thigh of the Film Emperor? The moment Qin Chen said this, it was clear that he wanted to cover Xu Jian.
It was impossible to say that he wasn’t moved, but under Qin Chen’s gaze, Xu Jian finally shook his head slowly:
“It’s better to……forget it.”
To say no to Qin Chen’s face, Xu Jian felt it was too much of a test of his determination.
But he also knew that he couldn’t agree to this.
One, his current identity is inconvenient. Second……
Still, with that sentence, there’s President Du behind Qin Chen. He didn’t want to cause trouble to the other party.
Although Qin Chen has now been firmly sitting in the position of ‘first brother’top ranked in Leyu, Xu Jian knows that it will definitely not be easy for him to get to this point today.
Xu Jian’s refusal was within Qin Chen’s expectations; he didn’t force him and just said:
“Then wait until you want to sign.”
Qin Chen wanted to sign Xu Jian with Leyu. In addition to his own selfishness, Qin Chen also saw Xu Jian’s potential.
He has looked for the supporting roles acted by Xu Jian, and he has always believed that there is only a lack of suitable opportunity between Xu Jian and popularity.
Meanwhile, Xu Jian just smiled when he heard Qin Chen’s words, not taking it to heart, and thought —
With such a large company as Leyu, all aspects have to be considered when signing artists, and it’s not that you can enter if you want to enter.
Raising his wrist to look at that time and seeing that there are still a few minutes left before filming, Qin Chen thought for a while but still couldn’t help asking Xu Jian:
“You really don’t hate Jiang Linxie at all?”
Xu Jian didn’t expect Qin Chen to ask this question. He was silent for a moment before finally shaking his head:
“Even if it wasn’t him, my parents would’ve rushed up.”
Xu Jian knows very well in his heart that no matter who was standing there, his parents would have gone to the rescue. In the end, Jiang Linxie was just a victim in that accident, an innocent passerby.
Even if he hated it, he couldn’t hate Jiang Linxie.
Who he should hate is the person who ran the red light that year.
Moreover, Jiang Linxie unluckily just happened to be there, then inexplicably carried two lives, and blamed himself for the death of the couple.
Xu Jian believes that over the years, Jiang Linxie must have thought more than once in his heart why the person who died that year wasn’t himself. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have dared to see him because he blamed himself too much.
Qin Chen was also aware of this and turned to ask, “What about your past six years?”
Signed with Ancient, but Jiang Linxie did good things that resulted in bad things, how would these six years of delay be regarded as?
Xu Jian smiled after hearing this, looked up at him, and asked instead of answering:
“Do you think any company would dare to sign me when I was just admitted to art school at the age of 18 with no money, no background, and knew nothing about me?”
Not waiting for Qin Chen to answer, Xu Jian asked him again:
“If it weren’t for President Jiang, at least no company would have signed a contract with me in my freshmen year. I even despairingly thought that it might be possible to wait until graduation and no company would want me.”
“Even if I am lucky enough to sign a contract with a certain company, according to the normal trajectory, I will be studying and training like other newcomers, waiting for a chance to make my debut. I will still compete for a resource with many colleagues. I don’t even know what year will I debut.”
“Making my debut doesn’t mean that I will be better off than I am now. How many graduates are there each year from major colleges and universities? How many can make their debut? How many of them can be remembered by the audience after their debut? I believe you know better than me how frightening this ratio is.”
After taking a sip of water, Xu Jian finally concluded:
“It doesn’t mean that if I didn’t sign to Ancient, I must be popular now. Whether I’m popular or not doesn’t only depend on strength but also on luck. There are a lot of high-quality actors who have the strength but aren’t popular in the circle.”
Xu Jian is just one of the people who weren’t popular.
And most importantly, Xu Jian felt that his six years in Ancient weren’t all wasted.
When he was in the company before, he followed the teacher to classes when he didn’t have work. If he didn’t have scheduled classes, he freeloaded in other people’s classes. If he really didn’t have classes(school), he would go to the library or watch movies and TV dramas with Chen Doudou in the dormitory to study how other people acted.
Sometimes, when the mood strikes, Xu Jian can also pull Chen Doudou together to practice. The two of them would act against each other and improvise clips from movies and TV dramas.
Previously, Xu Jian felt that Qin Chen handled his micro-expressions very well. He even specifically studied his acting method.
Every time after the impromptu performance, Chen Doudou would lie on the sofa, propping up his face and looking at him with a sigh——
ErjianCD’s nickname for him which also shows their close relationshipah, your acting skills are simply beating those little fresh meats who have made their debut for many years. It’s a pity not to be popular.
Erjian ah, if you become rich, don’t forget me. You will definitely be popular!
In the past six years, Xu Jian worked hard to acquire knowledge and enrich himself and strived to improve his professionalism and abilities. If anyone defined his six years without filming as a waste of time in life, he will be the first to disagree.
After hearing Xu Jian’s words, Qin Chen stared at him for a few seconds and chuckled:
“You unexpectedly don’t take things to heart.”
Xu Jian shrugged slightly and smiled. “Things have happened. What can I do if I don’t think so?”
It’s never his style to complain.
Qin Chen slowly said, “I thought you would be very angry.”
After all in Qin Chen’s heart, if it weren’t for someone making trouble, Xu Jian would have been popular long ago.
Xu Jian sighed elusively:
“It’s impossible not to be a little angry, I’m not the Holy Father. I still quite regret it now. There was a script called 《Youthful Time》, placed in front of me but I didn’t cherish it. If the Heavens give me another chance……”
“The Heavens can’t give you another chance.” Qin Chen interrupted him with a smile to read the lines:
“That TV show is clearly called 《Youthful Years》. You even remembered the name wrong and still want someone to give you a chance?”
Xu Jian was taken aback when he heard this and tilted his head to look at him, “Really? It isn’t time?”
Qin Chen shook his head: “No.”
From Xu Jian’s tilting head, Qin Chen once again saw Milk’s shadow on him again.
Milk often tilted his head to look at him like this.
Sure enough, even if you become human, you will still carry some cat habits.
Thinking of this, Qin Chen remembered another question and suddenly asked:
“Do you like to eat fish?”
Qin Chen’s topic jumped too quickly while Xu Jian’s thinking is still stuck in ‘time’ and he didn’t react for a while:
Qin Chen’s eyes showed a little more smile, “You’re the first cat I’ve ever seen to get stuck by a fishbone.”
If it’s the nature of cats making Milk unable to resist the temptation of fish, then Qin Chen is curious whether the human Xu Jian likes to eat fish.
Qin Chen’s expression was quite solemn but he instantly made Xu Jian recall the memory of being stuck eating fish before and finally entering the hospital in embarrassment…….
The past……is unbearable to look back ah!
Now that he thought about it, Xu Jian felt like he had a sore throat.
Glancing at the serious Qin Chen, Xu Jian touched his nose embarrassedly and sternly said in a righteous tone:
“Don’t mention it! Nevertheless, we’re friends!”
Hearing Xu Jian’s words, Qin Chen subconsciously replied, “Who wants to be friends with you?”
As soon as Qin Chen’s words fell, both of them froze.
Xu Jian reacted and couldn’t wait to drill into the ground, cursing himself in his heart on how he became so thick-skinned——
Since when did Qin Chen say you were friends? Xu Jian, are you too good at climbing along the pole?
Qin Chen is such a big Film Emperor, how can he be friends with you? Wake up!
Unlike the ashamed Xu Jian, Qin Chen looked at him with complicated eyes and asked himself in his heart:
If you don’t want to be his friend, what do you want him to be?
Xu Jian is a human being now; moreover, he can’t treat him as the master of the poop scooping officer……
Thinking about it this way, Qin Chen felt that he and Xu Jian’s relationship seems to be like a friend but not a friend. He couldn’t say a few words for a while.
But looking at Xu Jian’s expression, Qin Chen knew his thoughts swayed off the path and he added with a chuckle:
“Ordinary friends don’t know so many secrets about you.”
Xu Jian looked up at him and was stunned for a few seconds when he saw the smile on his face. He couldn’t help but laugh along with him:
“That too, oh.”
Before Qin Chen, Chen Doudou is his best friend, but even Chen Doudou didn’t know his secrets.
In this way, Qin Chen is indeed not as simple as an ordinary friend to him.
Since he’s not an ordinary friend, he’s a good friend!
With this in thought, Xu Jian’s mood, which was depressed because of Qin Chen’s words ‘who wants to be friends with you’, instantly became bright again.
Looking at Xu Jian, who was smiling at him with bent eyes, Qin Chen also gently hooked the corners of his mouth.
Sure enough, human expressions are much richer than cats.
People are also very cute.
Jiang Linxie already knew he had been deceived. Both Xu Jian and Qin Chen thought that he (JL) would wait for the matter to be clarified before acting.
As a result, before the filming began in the afternoon, the director received the news that Ancient wanted to change people.
He Jia’s work was stopped and Jiang Linxie gave the order for He Jia and Ou Qing to scramalso meant for them to scram in the set and go back to the companyimmediately.
Yes, the person who delivered the message conveyed Jiang Linxie’s message without missing a word. Boss Jiang, who has always been carefree, did say ‘scram’.
Jiang Linxie stopped, at the same time, the job of Xu Jian’s former agent Zhou Shang.
In addition to Zhou Shang, He Jia, and Ou Qing, Jiang Linxie also suspended the work of the agent in charge, department head, and two managers.
Jiang Linxie also knew that Zhou Shang alone couldn’t cover it up for six years, so he simply suspended the entire chain of communication between the upper and lower levels.
All the people involved in Xu Jian’s matter are the objects of his suspicion.
As for the obvious problems, He Jia and Ou Qing, Jiang Linxie simply didn’t wait for the matter to be clarified before dealing with them.
Since Jiang Linxie checked after returning to the hotel, half of the resources he had prepared for Xu Jian ended up on He Jia’s head.
In other words, He Jia’s current three-and-a-half-tier traffic was smashed out with resources that should have been Xu Jian’s.
It’s rare for Jiang Linxie, who has been slow for thousands of years, to make a swift and decisive decision. Hence, many leaders were suspended, and the pillar (HJ) was suddenly recalled after good filming. The Ancient employees who received the news were shocked and suspicious. They were all discussing in private——
What’s going on here?
Is the company about to change?
The people in Ancient are in a panic and the crew also wasn’t calm. Among them, the most irritable was the director—
The film has been shooting for so many days, and there will be temporary replacements. Who will bear the losses?
Although He Jia’s poor acting skills are still unstable, the director doesn’t want to abruptly change people which affects the shooting progress of the entire crew.
However, the director’s anger hasn’t yet flared up when Ancient said the name of the person to be changed. The anger in his belly was instantly extinguished and was rather turned to amazement:
“What? The person who is coming is Shen Xi? Shen Xi is willing to lower his own salary to play the third male lead?”
“Is it really Shen Xi?”
Who is Shen Xi? Nowadays, there are well-known first-tier actors and well-known powerful actors in the circle.
Although Shen Xi can’t compare with Qin Chen’s super first-tier popularity, with Shen Xi’s current status, let alone act as the third male lead, he can act the male lead role.
Besides, it’s Shen Xi, not to mention the third male lead, how many years has it been since Shen Xi has taken on a non-male lead script ah?
After hearing the director’s words, the other party’s tone was certain and replied:
“Yes. If the director agrees, Shen Xi can join the group tomorrow.”
The director hurriedly said, “I agree, of course, I agree!”
The other party: “Then the matter of changing people……”
The director did not hesitate: “Change! Change now!”
Whoever doesn’t change is a fool!
On this side, the director’s mood went up and down like a roller coaster. While on the other side, Xu Jian is also quite entangled with doubts.
Looking at Qin Chen in front of him, Xu Jian didn’t know how many times he said:
“What time is it now?”
Qin Chen glanced at the time and replied, “It’s 2:49 pm.”
Xu Jian frowned. “Why haven’t I changed back into a cat?”
Xu Jian noticed that every time he turned back into a person before, his body could only last a few hours, and would change back around noon.
And this time, it’s almost 3 pm, and he still didn’t feel like he was going to turn back into a cat.
Hearing Xu Jian’s words, Qin Chen was both helpless and amused, he replied:
“You’re asking me?”
It’s naturally impossible for Qin Chen to know what Xu Jian himself doesn’t know.
Xu Jian stood up and walked a few steps, and finally looked at Qin Chen with an uncontrollable excitement in his tone:
“Could it be that as time goes by, every time I become a person, it will also take longer?”
The author has something to say:
Qin poop scooping officer: I’ll cover you!
Jian Cat: You are still covered by President Du, so be more sober!!
Qin poop scooping officer: ???
be sober ah.