It was already dark by the time they wrapped up the work.
Lu Wen was called by Ren Shu to watch the monitor. Watching his performance frame by frame, felt amazing. He glanced at the empty chair beside him, not knowing when Qu Yanting left.
On the screen, Ye Shan was sitting in the last corner of the classroom. The class ended long ago, and he was the only one left. He gradually stopped writing, covering his face with his hands, smelling the smell on his palms and cuffs.
Ren Shu said: “The emotions advanced forward very naturally. From numbness to self-loathing, the performance has a sense of order.”
In this scene, Lu Wen remembered that Qu Yanting said that he was unpopular, had low grades, low pay, and it was hard not to feel inferior.
In the last scene, Ye Shan rushed into the boys’ toilet, turned on the faucet and washed his hands. He repeatedly rinsed vigorously, rubbing his hand until it turned red and full of scratches.
Lu Wen didn’t feel it when he was shooting, but when he was watching from the monitor, this scene seemed familiar.
Without waiting for him to think of it, Ren Shu praised: “Very good, the task was successfully completed.”
Lu Wen smiled reluctantly, he was not good at covering up. From a glance, anyone could tell that he was depressed.
Ren Shu said: “Xiao Lu, don’t be discouraged. Even experienced actors can’t avoid ng1Not good. And you, how much experience do you have? This is normal.”
Lu Wen instantly felt better: “Thank you, Director Ren for your forgiveness.”
“Don’t thank me, I will still criticize you next time if you don’t act well.” Ren Shu said, “Okay, only when there is pressure, can you make progress. Your comprehension is very strong. If you can find the right feeling, you can perform well.”
Lu Wen originally thought that director Ren had a bad temper, but after being stabbed by Qu Yanting’s gentle knife, he prefer Ren Shu “Ironman’s tenderness2A person who is tough outside but has a soft heart.” attitude. He said gratefully: “Leader, I will work hard.”
After Group A finished their work, everyone left the teaching building one after another. The school did not have a large wattage lamp, and it was dim everywhere.
Back in the RV, Lu Wen changed his clothes and then removed makeup. He was clumsy and used a handful of cleansing cotton at a time, more than the gauze used for surgery.
Sun Xiaojian leaned against the window and sighed, “Alas, this time you have completely offended Mr. Qu.”
Lu Wen heard the word “Qu”, and his blood pressure rose by ten times. He said, “Don’t mention that man, thank you.”
Sun Xiaojian was anxious: “Why don’t you try to curry favor with him? It’s fine if you don’t want to, but how could it turn out like this?”
Lu Wen had a stomach full of grievances. Since he grew up, this was the time he had been criticized so badly. For the sake of the future and his face, he was already a grandson in front of Qu Yanting. As for currying favor, Qu Yanting had always looked down on him, it was useless trying to flatter him.
Sun Xiaojian tried to console him: “Mr. Qu has high status, so he won’t consider other people’s faces when he speaks. Maybe he didn’t deliberately go against you.”
“Go against me?” Lu Wen put away the cotton pad, “He didn’t mean to go against me, he just mercilessly crushed and attacked me. If I’m doing an electrocardiogram3An electrocardiogram is a simple, painless test that measures your heart’s electrical activity. It’s also known as an ECG or EKG. right now, do you know what you will find?”
Sun Xiaojian asked: “What?”
Lu Wen said: “You will find that my heart is empty.”
Sun Xiaojian had nothing to say. In retrospect, they met Qu Yanting as soon as they arrived in Chongqing, and they happened to be staying in the same hotel as Qu Yanting. In total, they had already met by chance several times.
According to the normal law of development, with such a fateful encounter, they should have formed a good relationship. But why was there always sorrow and hatred whenever they met?
“Accept your fate.” Lu Wen said, “I’m not compatible with that big screenwriter Qu.”
Sun Xiaojian, as a postgraduate student who believed in materialism, tried to rationally interpret the situation: “Think about it now, if you take the wrong car, say the wrong thing, and admit the wrong person, you have actually offended Qu Yanting long ago.”
“But I apologized.”
“Does Qu Yanting accept it?”
Lu Wen said: “What you mean is that Qu Yanting had never accepted my apology, and today he took the opportunity to clean me up?”
Sun Xiaojian’s brain hole was wide open: “Why did he change the script when everything was alright? The protagonist’s scenes were added, therefore the performance became more difficult. Could it be a pit dug for you? At first he just came to watch the shooting, but now he took this chance to attack you?”
Lu Wen was immediately enlightened: “He is avenging personal grudge!”
Suddenly, someone knocked on the window of the car.
Sun Xiaojian pulled the car door and saw Xiao Zhang carrying his bag, he was probably preparing to leave work.
Xiao Zhang didn’t dare to neglect Qu Yanting’s instructions, so he rushed to make preparations immediately. He came to inform: “Teacher Lu, I am afraid that you will not have enough manpower, so I have assigned you a crew assistant for you.”
As eighteenth tier star, they were usually not taken very seriously by the crew, so they were a little surprised by the sudden favor. Sun Xiaojian confirmed: “Help us?”
Xiao Zhang said: “Well, It would be more convenient if you have an assistant. If you are not satisfied with the person I will change to another one.”
Sun Xiaojian said: “Thank you. We have troubled you.”
“It’s my fault. I’m really too careless, I only arranged the assistant for you when I got the order.” Xiao Zhang hurriedly got off work and didn’t explain in detail, “Then I will withdraw first. Teacher Lu, you should also rest early.”
After the door closed, Lu Wen and Sun Xiaojian looked at each other. It was rare to encounter something good, and both of them felt a bit baffled.
Sun Xiaojian comforted Lu Wen: “Don’t be sad. See? Life is like this, if there is a loss, there is a gain. Fortune favors fools4It refers to those people who are sincere and kind to others, and have a good sense of duty. This kind of person may be a fool in the eyes of some “smart people”, but they often get more help and favor because they are sincere and simple minded..”
Lu Wen said: “Later on don’t be so muddleheaded.”
Sun Xiaojian was too lazy to care: “Hey, Xiao Zhang said he followed someone’s order, who cares for you so much?”
Lu Wen pondered: “It is likely director Ren’s order. He has the highest position in the crew after all, so Xiao Zhang got it done before he finished work.”
“It makes sense.” Sun Xiaojian said, “Didn’t Director Ren say you acted well?”
They were full of expectations before entering the crew, who knew they almost got kicked out on the first day. Sun Xiaojian didn’t expect Lu Wen to climb the high branch, as long as he could progress smoothly, he would burn incense and worship the Buddha.
After removing the makeup, Lu Wen put on the baseball cap and pressed the brim of the hat hard.
“Don’t be dispirited.” Sun Xiaojian said, “Brother will accompany you to relax.”
Lu Wen asked: “Where to go?”
Sun Xiaojian thought for a while: “Hongyadong. A must-go-to for non-local people.”
Leaving the crew, they didn’t take the nanny car, instead they took a taxi to Hongyadong.
T/n: Sun Xiaojian and Lu Wen, the dumb and dumber duo. Their brain holes are really big and will only become bigger in the future. (￣_￣|||)
- 1Not good
- 2A person who is tough outside but has a soft heart.
- 3An electrocardiogram is a simple, painless test that measures your heart’s electrical activity. It’s also known as an ECG or EKG.
- 4It refers to those people who are sincere and kind to others, and have a good sense of duty. This kind of person may be a fool in the eyes of some “smart people”, but they often get more help and favor because they are sincere and simple minded.