Seeing Tan Mi spacing out, Jiang Baiwan waved her hands in front of Tan Mi’s eyes. “Earth to Tan Mi, earth to Tan Mi.”
“What are you waving about?” Tan Mi gently patted Jiang Baiwan’s hand away in disgust. “I came today because I have something to discuss with you. It’s not convenient to talk here, can you take me to your house?”
Forget it, Ji Chen doesn’t like her anyway. Tch, the president of Haochen Group must be blind. He didn’t want a big beauty like her, but instead a little fool.
After Jiang Baiwan heard what Tan Mi said, she didn’t hesitate. She went to say a few words to Wei Dao, then called the college student waiter to give some instructions, before leading Tan Mi out of the door with her keys.
“Come on, I’ll take you there.” Jiang Baiwan patted her electric bike with a proud expression on her face. “I think this the best—”
“All right, cut the crap.” Tan Mi sat daintily on the back seat and held Jiang Baiwan’s waist. “Drive steadily. This is my first time riding an electric bicycle.”
Jiang Baiwan braced her shoulders and turned on the accelerator, not forgetting to joke with Tan Mi, “Then doesn’t that mean I got your first time?”
Tan Mi: “……”
Jiang Baiwan took Tan Mi back to her home. The two of them sat down at the table but before Jiang Baiwan had time to catch her breath, Tan Mi dropped a heavy bomb on her. “Have you ever thought about doing a series?”
Jiang Baiwan looked at Tan Mi with a dumbfounded look, thinking she might have heard wrong. Tan Mi wrinkled her nose at her. “Yes, you heard me right. It’s filming dramas.”
“But I don’t have any experience.” Jiang Baiwan found this matter very unbelievable. “I didn’t receive any formal training and have never studied acting either. Do you want me to make a fool of myself?”
Jiang Baiwan said this to dispel Tan Mi’s thoughts, but as a result, she saw Tan Mi nod and said straightforwardly, “What you said is not wrong, just make a fool of yourself.”
Jiang Baiwan felt that the world has gone crazy.
“To be honest with you, this series is not a very good one.” Tan Mi took out a script from her bag and put it on the table. “It’s purely fan-oriented work and there’s no acting skill required at all.”
Jiang Baiwan looked down at the script, still very hesitant. “But even if it’s a fan-oriented work, I can’t act well. I remember that you need to pay attention to positioning, camera and so on while filming. I can’t even do this. You’d better go find someone else.”
Tan Mi glared. “If I can find someone else, why else will I come to you? Don’t worry, this is just a web series. It’s not your turn to come star in TV dramas.”
Jiang Baiwan looked at the script and felt that her initial words about not entering the entertainment industry was slapping her in the face. She hesitated for a moment, then asked, “How much is the pay?”
Tan Mi had been waiting for Jiang Baiwan to say these words. She looked at Jiang Baiwan with a smile on her red lips. “You don’t have many scenes. There are only two guest episodes in total and the filming can be finished in two days. It’s more like a sitcom. How much do you want?”
Two episodes guesting, the part was really not much…… Can she say two thousand?
Jiang Baiwan hesitated for a while and gestured ‘Two’ to Tan Mi.
Tan Mi responded immediately. “Okay, twenty thousand if twenty thousand.”
Jiang Baiwan was just about to drink water. The moment she picked up the glass, she heard the number twenty thousand and she almost dropped it. Her eyes widened as she looked at Tan Mi. “Twenty thousand?”
Tan Mi was puzzled. “What’s wrong? You think it’s too little?”
“No, no, no! Let’s sign the contract now!” Jiang Baiwan said with full seriousness, “Twenty thousand is good; twenty thousand is quite a lot!”
Tan Mi was also a resolute person. Seeing that Jiang Baiwan agreed, she took out the contract from her bag. However, when the two were about to sign, Jiang Baiwan seemed to have remembered something. She pressed on Tan Mi’s hand and facing her surprised gaze, Jiang Baiwan asked with a shy face. “Can you make it ten thousand less and advertise my Malatang shop in your series?”
Tan Mi rolled her eyes. “Scram!”
Ji Chen had been paying attention to Jiang Baiwan’s movements from time to time. He also didn’t know what was wrong with him. In any case, looking at Jiang Baiwan’s busy appearance made President Ji happy.
He likes this Jiang Baiwan with a crazy and lively vitality.
On this day, after reporting on his work, Assistant Xu said to Ji Chen, “President Ji, it seems that Miss Jiang is preparing to shoot a web series recently.”
Shooting a web series? Ji Chen was slightly stunned. The pen in his hand correcting documents unconsciously stopped. “What happened?”
“Miss Tan Mi invested and is starring in on the web series. She invited Miss Jiang to guest in two episodes.” Assistant Xu secretly looked at Ji Chen’s expression. Then he continued. “Miss Jiang has been learning how to film and move in front of the camera with Miss Tan Mi for the past two days.”
Ji Chen’s brow furrowed little by little. He didn’t have any good feelings towards that woman Tan Mi at all. Thinking of Tan Mi’s attempt to seduce him in the variety show, Ji Chen felt deep repugnance.
Didn’t he mention to Jiang Baiwan not to associate with that woman Tan Mi?
Assistant Xu blinked and said calmly, “President Ji, Miss Jiang seems to be working hard these few days.”
Ji Chen nodded. “Okay, I know.”
After Assistant Xu left the door, Ji Chen couldn’t wait to take out his mobile phone. But after thinking about it, he didn’t call in the end. Instead, he picked up his suit jacket and went straight to Jiang Baiwan’s house.
Jiang Baiwan happened to be at home these past days. Tan Mi gave her a script so Jiang Baiwan could familiarize herself with it in advance. Jiang Baiwan was trying to memorize her lines when there was a sudden knock on the door.
She put down the script in her hand and ran over to have a look, and saw Ji Chen standing in front of her house with all seriousness.
“Ji Chen?” Jiang Baiwan looked at Ji Chen with a confused expression. “What’s the matter? You even made a special trip.”
When Ji Chen was asked by Jiang Baiwan, he suddenly realized that this seems to have nothing to with him. But when he heard that Jiang Baiwan was going to film with Tan Mi, he rushed over in a flash.
Thousands of thoughts swirled in his mind, but his face remained the same. “Are you planning to let me stand at the door and talk to you?”
Jiang Baiwan welcomed Ji Chen into the house, her face still full with question. Ji Chen just sat there and didn’t speak. The two of them sat face to face and an awkward atmosphere spread.
In the end, Jiang Baiwan couldn’t bear it any longer. She grabbed the script, looked at Ji Chen and said, “Ji Chen, why exactly did you come here today? If there’s nothing else, I still have to memorize my lines.”
Ji Chen caught a breakthrough based on Jiang Baiwan’s words. He glanced at the script in Jiang Baiwan’s hand calmly, and then said to her, “How do you feel about memorizing your lines?”
Jiang Baiwan messed up her hair with some distress. “Not good. I’m really not good at acting. How about I talk to Tan Mi and ask her to change to someone else?”
Ji Chen almost blurted out a “yes”, only to see Jiang Baiwan in front of him shook her head violently. “No, no, if I dare back off now, Tan Mi will kill me!”
Was Tan Mi so fierce to Jiang Baiwan?
Ji Chen silently made another note of Tan Mi’s name in his mind. Seeing Jiang Baiwan scratching her ears, Ji Chen asked again, “What’s your role?”
“It’s actually not difficult. It’s just a young lady who ran away from her wedding and then met the character played by Tan Mi. The two of us established a friendship in a short period of time because I was moved by Tan Mi. It just so happen that my fiancé came and so I followed him home.” Jiang Baiwan shook the script in her hand. “But I think my lines are dry. I can do make do with it, but look here.”
Jiang Baiwan became agonized as she said that. She opened the script and spread it in front of Ji Chen, pointing out the last few lines to him. “Look at what’s written on it. They want my fiancé and I to repeat the lines from the first time we met, but this line…… is really too hard to say out loud!”
Jiang Baiwan was dejected. “Facing this kind of lines, I can’t find the feeling of falling in love.”
Not to mention falling in love, Jiang Baiwan had never experienced any kind of love in her previous life. Letting her say this kind of love lines with her ‘fiancé’, it’s better to make her pull up a tree with her bare hands on the spot.
And this…… script that Tan Mi gave her was really…… so special that it’s difficult to describe it in words.
Ji Chen listened to Jiang Baiwan’s words and his heart suddenly thumped and accelerated. He licked his dry lips, unable to tell whether he was in a good mood or not.
Just as Jiang Baiwan was about to wail again, Ji Chen suddenly spoke up, “I can help you.”
Jiang Baiwan froze and she looked up at Ji Chen. “What?”
“I said, I can help you with your lines.” Ji Chen’s mental state became exuberant little by little, but he forced himself to suppress it. “If you want to practice your lines, won’t it be more convenient to have a second person present?”
Jiang Baiwan was skeptical, but she really doesn’t have any good ideas at the moment, so she could only hand the script to Ji Chen. “Then…… let’s try it?”
Ji Chen took the script and glanced at it. His heart once again beat heavily.
Under Jiang Baiwan’s expectant gaze, Ji Chen opened his mouth and read from the script, “Do you know what my biggest shortcoming is?”
At this moment, Ji Chen was wearing a high-end suit but his hair was slightly disheveled, making him look a little more exceptional compared to his usual meticulousness. No matter which woman saw Ji Chen, she would be instantly attracted to such a man.
It’s just that Jiang Baiwan wasn’t included among such women.
Listening to Ji Chen’s lines, Jiang Baiwan’s face looks like there’s nothing else for her to live for. “What?”
Ji Chen: “I’m short of you.”
Jiang Baiwan: “……”
No, no, this kind of cringey words, even if someone like Ji Chen read it out, Jiang Baiwan still couldn’t accept it!