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Chapter 43: You are the most suitable candidate!
Knowing that Chen Huan was Chu Liuxiang, the way they used to look at Chen Huan changed.
It was more respectful.
They admired his talents.
‘Mama Do You Remember’ made them feel a sense of longing and loss.
Shi Liyou returned home for a few days and spent a good few days with his parents.
But a songwriter that was capable to write that song and an author who was capable to write ‘A Bowl of Plain Noodles’ were completely different!
‘A Bowl of Plain Noodles’ could be passed down for generations to come, compared to that ‘Mama Do You Remember’ was clearly inferior.
He heard that only good authors would be remembered, but who would remember the writer of a song after a hundred years?
If Chen Huan could write ‘A Bowl of Plain Noodles’, of course he would be able to write ‘Love Letter’, it was obvious.
“Hey, Xiao… Xiao Huan, why didn’t you tell us sooner?” Ding Lun patted his own head as he said, “Brother Ding thought you were busybody for a moment.”
“One who does not know can be forgiven.” Chen Huan said with a smile as he waved his hand, “But you guys don’t spread it out, it’s better if we keep things a bit mysterious.”
“Don’t worry, since Sister Mei and you trusted us enough to tell us, we will never spread it out.” Shi Liyou said in a solemn tone.
“Xiao Huan, you just said that the three students that auditioned for the male Fang Shu weren’t good, how about you do a demonstration for us?” Zhu Mei suggested, “So we can have a better picture.”
Chen Huan didn’t realize what her intention was and went toward the bookcase.
He took a book and slowly exhaled a breather before leaning on the bookcase and was exactly 90 degree toward the window.
Zhu Mei and the rest looked at him saw the light and the darkness contrast on his face with the curtain blowing up and down.
This young men looking at his book was so peaceful and so handsome.
Whether it was under the bright sunlight or under the dim light on his face, he was very handsome, beautiful like a painting.
“Look, isn’t this kid too handsome? I nearly can’t open my eyes!” Zhu Mei said in admiration to her two assistant. “Do you think there’s someone more suitable than him?”
“Huh?” Ding Lun was startled, “You want Chen Huan to play male Fang Shu?”
“Can’t we?” Zhu Mei said as she stared at Chen Huan, “I understand now. He subconsciously imagined himself when he wrote the male Fang Shu role!”
Shi Liyou felt it was very probable when he heard it. “Yo, Sister Mei, now that you’re saying it, yes! I also have such a feeling! The male Fang Shu really resembles Xiao Huan!”
“But would he agree to act on the movie?” Ding Lun wasn’t optimistic about it, “And he has never learned acting before.”
“What other acting skill does he need? His acting is fine! Look at how natural he just performed now? This is the best performance compared to three students!” Zhu Mei said without hesitation.
“The male Fang Shu doesn’t require much acting skill and it’s the same for school days female Fang Shu. It’s the grown up female Fang Shu and Qiu Lingxin who needs acting skills. The two boy and girl just need to show their beautiful faces as much as possible and it will be enough!”
“From this perspective, Chen Huan’s choice of Han Dong’er is a good one.” Shi Liyou agreed, “Han Dong’er temperament is quite cold but her the very beautiful kind of cold, just like the beautiful Chang’e in the heaven. Most of the scene written by Xiao Huan was in the cold and snow, which fit Han Dong’er very well.”
The three just made their mind like this and decided to request Chen Huan to act in the movie.
“Then did it mean that you agree to let Chen Huan play the male Fang Shu role?” Zhu Mei asked them again.
“Of course if he agrees.” Shi Liyou said without hesitation, “I have never seen such as handsome boy, even Su Mo when he was young, wasn’t as charming as him.”
“I think so too.” Ding Lun said, “But I don’t think it would be that easy to get his agreement, right?”
“Don’t worry, I have my means.” Zhu Mei smiled.
She clapped her hand after that, “Xiao Huan, it’s enough, you can come over now!”
Chen Huan didn’t know the three of them were scheming against him and smiled as he put the book back before returning.
“What’s the difference between them and me?” He wasn’t an actor but since he was performing, he still looked forward to someone evaluation.
“They were too rigid compared to you and they aren’t as handsome as you.” Zhu Mei praised him with a thumb up, “Xiao Huan, how about you take the role of the male Fang Shu?”
Chen Huan: “…”
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Did he hear it wrong?
While he was hesitating, Zhu Mei spoke up once again, “Xiao Huan, where I was talking with Yiyi, I realized that Fang Shu is you! You are Fang Shu! Nobody would be able to play him better than you because you are the one who created him! You can ask those two if you don’t believe me.”
“We think you can play it.” Shi Liyou and Ding Lun all nodded in agreement without hesitation.
Chen Huan wanted to cry, “I haven’t taken an acting class for even half a day and I have no acting experience. You want me to take a leading role right at the get go, aren’t you guys putting too much trust in me?”
“Isn’t male Fang Shu supposed to be young and pure?” Zhu Mei asked, “You don’t have to act, you just have to recommend me a person with the same traits.”
Chen Huan smiled helplessly.
Where could he find such a person?
Beside, wasn’t that something a director should do?
“Xiao Huan, just help Aunty Mei this time!” Zhu Mei grabbed his arm, “If you do this, you also help Aunty Mei decide the other role! If you take the male Fang Shu role, I’ll give the main role to Chen Qian and female Fang Shu to Han Dong’er, how about it?”
Chen Huan was surprised, “Aunty Mei, didn’t you say that choosing Cao Nihui and Bu Yiyi would prevent the investors from backing down?”
“I don’t think the movie will be worse if we add you!” Zhu Mei said positively, “Even if the investor are not satisfied, with Aunty Mei many years of connection, there always someone to invest in! Moreover, the few of you won’t receive a high salary and it should be done for around 3 million, which is less than Cao Nihui and Bu Yiyi’s salary!”
“Let me think about it.” Chen Huan couldn’t say she was impulsive after she considered about everything.
“Xiao Huan, you also know.” Zhu Mei continued and didn’t let him go, “That movie ‘Youth Rise’ is ready to shoot. Aunty Mei wants to compare their movie with ‘Love Letter’ and let them know what a real good movie is. So we need to begin shooting! Beside, aren’t going back to school in September? We can start shooting in a few days if we hurry.”
“That fast?” Chen Huan frowned.
“I have actually visited multiple suitable places these last few days.” Ding Lun took out a stack of pictures at this moment, “There aren’t many places that snow since we’re in July but there’s two towns in the mountain towns at Shuchuan (Sichuan). Look, aren’t they beautiful?”
Chen Huan looked at the pictures saw the mountains and forests on it but also the wooden house on it too. It gave off a peaceful beauty.
At least the atmosphere was suitable.
Although it wasn’t as modern as the original Japanese film, but now he thought carefully, modern things didn’t appear much in ‘Love Letter’ and most the travel were done with bicycle.
“Xiao Huan, just give Aunty Mei a month!” Zhu Mei said, “Your acting isn’t very long and 15 days more than enough if we put some focus on it, and depending on your acting, we probably won’t even need two weeks.”
“Right, the makeup artist basically doesn’t need to work much on you.” Shi Liyou said with a laugh, “Your youth is perfect!”
What could Chen Huan said after seeing their eager faces?
He finally gave out his answer.