Chapter 45: The Waves are surging.
Zhu Mei’s team had roughly taken shape now that Han Dong’er agreed.
Next, she had to find a good investor as soon as possible so they could start filming.
However, at this time, some news abruptly broke out in the internet.
“The famous literacy director Zhu Mei had continuously rejected Cao Nihui, Bu Yiyi, Lin Ting and Zhou Lexiang, and chose a second tier actress to take the main role while the main male role and the supporting female role are newcomers that never acted before!”
“The ‘Facial Paralyze Fairy’ and ‘Dorky’ Han Dong’er was actually invited to play the supporting role in ‘Love Letter’… Zhu Mei, you rejected Bu Yiyi and chose a singer. Would Teacher Chu Liuxiang be happy?”
“According to some news, Zhu Mei choice for the leading male role was students from her alma maters Huhai Opera but in the end a high school student who never acted before took the role as he replaced the previous candidates! What kind of things are happening behind the scene?”
“Zhu Mei’s choice of actors aren’t suitable for a good movie! They are all street or little known actors! Did she ruin Teacher Chu’s script?”
Because Zhu Mei and Firmiana were against each other, the movie ‘Love Letter’ was still a popular topic on the internet.
When the news came out, it had already been reposted more than 10 million times and occupied the 9th place in Weibo’s trending page.
Zhu Mei’s Weibo had already flooded by post from angry fans of Cao Nihui or Bu Yiyi.
The most powerful fanbase was probably from Bu Yiyi. The youngest small beauty of China was always someone showed her hate and love with a straightforward and fiery personality that won over countless fans.
She was from Yu Zhou and also from Shuchuan, Yunnan could also be called her home.
She basically had a home base of around 200 million people and her Weibo followers surpassed the 50 million mark. At this moment, at least 1 or 2 million fans went to Zhu Mei’s Weibo to curse her.
“Old woman, are you blind?”
“How can Han Dong’er be better than Yiyi?”
“You’re dead for sure! We won’t watch your movie ever again!”
“Haha, Director Zhu, you’re really good, I didn’t know there were still director like you. Now I know your name, your strategy was successful!”
“She hurt our Yiyi. I heard Yiyi was the one who went to find her in hope to work with Director Zhu Mei and the pay could be negotiated! But in the end she got played!”
The fans were stimulated but they all got ignored.
Chen Qian was scolded by Cao Nihui and Ling Ting fans but didn’t care about her Weibo and there was only 3.5 million followers on it. She was constantly being tagged but she didn’t say a single word.
Their master already agreed to the decision and the fans didn’t have much drive to continue to battle so they stopped and returned with a triumphant victory.
However, Bu Yiyi’s fans also ran to Han Dong’er Weibo to curse but they didn’t have much success.
Movie celebrity were very popular but music celebrity’s fans were even more crazy!
Because the ability to perform their songs in live made the singer better.
They could perform their act on a big screen but when you get out, how do you perform it for the fans?
Of course they couldn’t!
But the singers could do it at anytime and anywhere. They could hold concerts to attract even more fans.
So when Bu Yiyi’s fans went to Han Dong’er to tell her she was shameless, her fans didn’t take it lying down.
How can this be tolerated!?
“Your Bu Yiyi’s main job is acting but she can’t even compete with our Dong’er, this is so embarrassing and you still came here to talk?”
“Exactly! And they still say there’s an inside story!? There’s an inside story in your head! Dong’er is lazy like a pig, she has no concert or commercial to do, You think she will pay to be in a literacy film? In your dream!”
“This is your small flower? I wanted to say it for a long time, she looks like a temptress, how could she be as good looking as our Dong’er?”
“I hate seeing those fake people the most. Han Dong’er has been chosen because Director Zhu Mei has good eyes and she can see the quality of our Dong’er!”
“Go Die Go Die! Get out of our place!”
These news were indeed shocking and gave a feeling there was some kind of plots going on.
But ‘Love Letter’ was a literacy film and even if some exploding news came out, it was still less attractive than those blockbusters or commercial oriented films.
Besides, there weren’t many celebrities in it. It was only Chen Qian who won a newcomer award and at best she was only a second tier star. How could it be compared to those movies with heavenly emperors, small beauties or young kings?
However, Bu Yiyi and Han Dong’er’ noisy fans had greatly attracted attention to the movie.
The two camps had 70 million fans and started to curse since the uproar and more people joined as time passed.
After learning of it, Bu Yiyi quickly posted something on her Weibo.
“Thank you dear puppet for speaking for me but this thing isn’t related to Miss Han Dong’er. Although I wasn’t chosen, I do not blame Director Zhu Mei and she is still one of my favorite directors. I look forward to the next opportunity to work together.”
Han Dong’er post was even simpler.
“Stop making trouble.”
Many people didn’t know if they should laugh or cry when they saw the post.
Bu Yiyi’s fans and the others were stunned and didn’t expect the small heavenly queen to be so nonchalant and concise.
They didn’t know that Han Dong’er was listening to Wei Xi complaining angrily while she posted that.
“My fault! My fault!” Wei Xi patted his head as he said, “Dong’er, how about I go and tell Sister Mei that you fell from the stairs and injured your leg? And it’s so bad that you can’t play the role.”
Han Dong’er just glanced at him before lowering her head and continued to play with her phone.
Wei Xi was her teacher, how could he not know what she was thinking? He knew that Han Dong’er was showing him disdain.
The 35 years old Wei Xi was quite handsome.
If he go out at night relying on his handsomeness, even if he wasn’t a second tier singer, he could certainly attract many naïve girl and have X amount of women throwing their arms at him.
But if you knew him for a long time, you would know that he was a talkaholic. Like many Shuchou people, he liked to talk a lot.
“What else can I do? Now Xie Yang is uniting a group of people against Zhu Mei and no one is investing in her. It’s impossible for her to make the movie! Why would we into that mess?” Wei Xi rubbed his scalp as he continued to say,
“Anyways you don’t have to show up! I’ll be the villain! I’ll compensate Sister Mei in the future.”
Han Dong’er put her phone away after sending the Weibo post.
Then she looked at him and calmly says two words.
“Aiyo, my big boss! Don’t throw a tantrum!” Wei Xi said with a bitter smile.
“If the director can’t make the movie, that’s her business.” Han Dong’er said, “But I have to go if she insists on filming. We already agreed, we can’t take it back.”
Wei Xi was speechless.
What he didn’t tell Han Dong’er was that based on his knowledge of Zhu Mei, she would tightened the belt and still make the movie even if she didn’t find any investors.
But what would happen to a movie that didn’t have any investments?
It would be bad!
Letting Han Dong’er play in such a movie, wouldn’t it destroying her reputation?
They might as well quit from the start.
But Wei Xi didn’t expect this silly girl’s personality to be so stubborn.
I knew I shouldn’t have tried to persuade her to take on the role!