Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
This scene was about Weiyang getting framed of having an affair with Prince Qi. The empress was interrogating her and Dame An was on the side, adding oil to fire. The situation was very tense.
Director Li saw the two under the camera and his expression looked very ugly.
“Cut. Xia Ning, Chen Shiyan, you two come here!” Director Li shouted to the two in the scene.
Xia Ning frowned. Even she herself had a feeling that she was not doing it right.
And Chen Shiyan on the side was not looking good either. Obviously, she noticed that as well.
Seeing Xia Ning and Chen Shiyan walking over, Director Li said directly, “What’s going on with you two? It’s just a simple scene and you can’t do it well? You NGed three times.”
Chen Shiyan said apologetically, “Sorry, Director. I was paying too much attention to Xia Ning’s performance just now.”
Xia Ning lowered her head and said, “Sorry, Director. I will pay attention next time.”
Director Li darted a look at Chen Shiyan and Xia Ning. His eyes fell on Chen Shiyan eventually. “You are more senior. How come you are dragged by a junior and still saying it out loud?”
“Yes, Director Li. I will pay attention!” Chen Shiyan’s face was somewhat ugly and wronged. She looked at Qiao Yu on the side.
But Qiao Yu was going over the script in his chair as if he did not notice anything.
Director Li looked at Chen Shiyan and Xia Ning and said, “You two calm down first. Adjust your emotions and then continue. This time you should be as motivated as in the past few days.”
“Yes.” Chen Shiyan and Xia Ning replied and were ready to leave.
Suddenly, Qiao Yu started talking, “Miss Xia, please stay for a second.”
Xia Ning and Chen Shiyan suddenly stopped and turned around to look back at the man in the chair who was reading the script in his hand.
Xia Ning tried very hard to put on a smile and said calmly, “What does President Qiao want to teach me?”
Qiao Yu looked up at Xia Ning. “I think Miss Xia’s acting skills could be improved.”
“Really? Then please teach me today President Qiao,” Xia Ning said with a smile and walked in front of Qiao Yu.
Chen Shiyan darted a look at Qiao Yu and Xia Ning, her eyes somewhat looking weird.
They said Qiao Yu and Xia Ning were not in a good relationship. It seemed like it was true.
Director Li looked at Chen Shiyan and said, “Go and get prepared. We will do this one again soon.”
Even though Chen Shiyan wanted to hear what Qiao Yu was going to say to Xia Ning, she could not really say no to Director Li. She was also concerned that others would say she wanted to see Xia Ning’s jokes, so she had to leave.
Xia Ning stared at Qiao Yu with a fake smile. “President Qiao, please teach me.”
Qiao Yu pointed to the script and said to Xia Ning, “Here, your expression on the face was too rigid. You should smile. And here. Your line was too rigid.”
Xia Ning leaned over to see where Qiao Yu was pointing. She then turned around and said to Director Li, “I think President Qiao is good-looking and has a very good understanding of the script. Director, can you give him a role and let him perform out there so that everyone could see our President Qiao’s excellent performance?”
Director Li smiled slightly. “Hmmm, that’s a good proposal. I actually do have a small role!” As he spoke, he looked at Qiao Yu and said with a smile, “President Qiao, do you want to think about it? Maybe it will improve our viewership rates.”
Qiao Yu: “…”
Xia Ning darted a look at Qiao Yu and said with a smile, “I heard everything from President Qiao and will pass it on.” When she finished those words, she turned around and walked to her own rest area.
Seeing Xia Ning’s back, Qiao Yu frowned a little. “What did she mean?”
“Take a closer look. The part you pointed to just now was Chen Shiyan’s part.” Director Li threw a look at him helplessly. “You weren’t picking on her on purpose because she did not pay attention to you, right?”
Qiao Yu: “…”