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Chapter 42: I have seen Teacher Chu Liuxiang!
“Fang Shu, Xiao Qian wants to be your friend.” Bu Yiyi said while her hands were held together and were slightly twisting around it.
Chen Huan stood up with his book in hand and said in a bland tone, “Really?”
Bu Yiyi rolled her eyes, “Isn’t this very good?”
“Really?” Chen Huan asked with a low voice.
Seeing that he didn’t disagree, Bu Yiyi asked with a lowered voice, “What are you going to do then?”
“What should I do?” Chen Huan asked himself before he squatted on the ground and continued to read his book.
“Didn’t you like her?” Bu Yiyi subconsciously asked.
“…” Chen Huan didn’t answer and only turned his head to stare at her.
“It is because you have another girl you like?” Bu Yiyi asked cleverly but because of the tension, her hands started to twist around again.
Chen Huan slowly returned his gaze toward the book and said, “No.”
Bu Yiyi suddenly turned displeased, “Then isn’t it okay!?”
After saying that, she turned around and stomped out.
But she stopped after three or so steps.
Chen Huan put down his book, stood up again and smiled at Bu Yiyi who was looking at him.
“Nice!” Shi Liyou, Ding Lun and the other couldn’t help but start clapping.
Bu Yiyi thought they were applauding her performance but didn’t know that they were praising Chen Huan.
Because they knew Chen Huan never acted before.
It was his first time acting and he was partnered with a famous beauty but he was still calm and collected, it was really not an easy thing!
Zhu Mei also came over to praise, “Great acting! Yiyi, you were very good! Xiao Huan, you were even better!”
“Hum, Director Zhu, which school did this little brother came from?” Bu Yiyi recalled Chen Huan performance and praised him, “Although he’s young, he can act so naturally. He gave me the feeling as if he was the same as the character. They are restrained and bad at expressing themselves but would sometimes show their tenderness inadvertently. This made me emotional by just looking at it!”
“Haha, he’s just a high school student.” Zhu Mei replied with a smile, “Yiyi, you’ve worked hard, I’ll contact you later.”
“Okay! You guys worked hard too!” Bu Yiyi waved her hand in a relaxed manner before she left the room.
The door was closed and the audition was over.
The team started to disassemble the equipment while Zhu Mei, Ding Lun, Shi Liyou and Chen Huan started to discuss in a corner.
“Xiao Huan, what did you think of Bu Yiyi?” Zhu Mei didn’t mention Zhou Lexiang but directly mentioned the small beauty that performed better.
“Although she acted very well in accordance of the scene, I still think she is not suitable.” Chen Huan slowly expressed his opinion.
“Why? She’s only 18 years old, aren’t her looks and temperament similar to Fang Shu in the script?” Ding Lun asked in puzzlement.
“She looks too beautiful, she is a kind of pure beauty,her aura isn’t the same as one of a beauty coming from a humble background.” Chen Huan explained, “Female Fang Shu is a girl from a commoner’s house and is an ordinary person.She shouldn’t have such a strong aura but rather a restrained one,it’s even alright if she comes out a bit cold. But Bu Yiyi’s acting strong point is her ability to be exuberant and she can’t hide that.”
Zhu Mei asked, “Then who do you think is more suitable? Which actress do you think is more suitable in your opinion?”
Chen Huan hesitated before he said, “I also thought of it before. I heard Han Dong’er a while ago and had a feeling while listening to it. Now that I’m thinking about it, her cold and quiet personality matches with female Fang Shu quite well.”
“Han Dong’er?” Shi Liyou thought about it, “Well, this girl’s personality is indeed completely different with Bu Yiyi… but won’t she be too cold?”
“Right, female Fang Shu is a cold and quiet girl, but this Han Dong’er is too cold, no?” Ding Lun also gave his opinion, “She is also a singer that never acted before, if she comes to act in such an important role, what happen if she screws up?”
Both of them were veterans of the industry and were well informed. They naturally would take Chen Huan’s suggestion for granted.
Even though Bu Yiyi was a bit unsuitable, she still had many advantages over Han Dong’er.
“Moreover, if we really choose Chen Qian for the main heroine, then we must have a star actor that can attract the investors and the common audience.” Shi Liyou said, “Bu Yiyi is perfect! She will be the best choice if we want this film to do great!”
Zhu Mei smiled bitterly as she turned towards Chen Huan and said, “Xian Huan, can I talk about the matter concerning Teacher Chu?”
Chen Huan understood what she meant.
Ding Lun and Shi Liyou were both her close assistants for many years and she couldn’t ignore their opinion.
In the case that everybody wasn’t in agreement, Chen Huan’s status wasn’t enough and Teacher Chu Liuxiang needed to make an appearance.
He remembered Shui Qingshan said something about Zhu Mei’s team.
Ding Lun and Shi Liyou were graduate from second rate school and they encountered Zhu Mei that needed assistant when they just graduated. They since then worked together.
Zhu Mei had never given them much after so many years.
Because of Zhu Mei’s film success, some Film company tried to poach them with high salaries.
But neither of them left.
So their characters could be trusted.
Chen Huan nodded after thinking about it.
The two of them were confused by what they heard and looked at them as if they were a complex maze but their attention was stimulated.
“Old Ding, Old Shi.” Zhu Mei turned toward them, “Didn’t you guys keep asking me when I suddenly formed a relationship with Teacher Chu? In fact, the first time I saw Teacher Chu, I was with you two.”
The two were surprised and tried to recall without success.
Zhu Mei didn’t let them continued on their guess but pointed toward Chen Huan as she said, “Here, let me introduce you the author of ‘Lover Letter’ and ‘A Bowl of Plain Noodles’ you people admire so much, Teacher Chu Liuxiang!”
They exclaimed in surprise.
But they only suddenly realized something when they inhaled the cold air in the room.
It turned out that Chen Huan was Chu Liuxiang!
No wonder Zhu Mei came to Lin’an for such a serious audition and not the convenient Huajin!
No wonder Zhu Mei gave so much importance to his opinion!
No wonder how the audition went was decided by Chen Huan!
Everything made sense if Chen Huan was Chu Liuxiang!
He was the original writer of ‘Love Letter’, everything was created by him so how could his opinion be unimportant?