Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The scandals about Zheng Haodong kept going on the Internet and it was getting worse. Some were saying he was a boy toy for a rich businessman. Stealing roles, plagiarism, lip-synching, as well as him taking advantage of Xia Ning. Everything was dug out.
Many of Zheng Haodong’s fans also turned against him and started throwing mud at him.
Early in the morning, many reporters were outside wanting to interview Zheng Haodong. It was good that there were security guards blocking them.
The mood on the set was very low. Many were avoiding Zheng Haodong.
The scene just now was the emperor coming to Weiyang’s palace to explain himself to her about the concubine selection. They had different things in mind, but they still made out a little.
The scene could not be done well and had already NG-ed a couple of times. Director Li asked both of them to calm down. Xia Ning went out of the scene.
“What’s wrong, Sister Xia Ning?” Wen Jing walked up with water in her hands and looked at her in confusion.
Xia Ning took the water and drank a little. She shook her head. “Nothing. The next scene is coming up. I need to retouch my makeup.” As she spoke, she walked to the dressing room.
Wen Jing looked at Xia Ning’s back and frowned. What’s wrong? She tilted her head and looked at Zheng Haodong who was still in the scene. Was it because of him?!
“What’s wrong with her? She looks upset,” another person came and asked.
Wen Jing darted a look at that person and said with a frown, “I don’t know either. But it’s very likely related to Zheng Haodong. Only Sister Xia Ning can stand him. This kind of scumbag should get out of the entertainment business!”
Soon, the next scene started. But it could not avoid the fate of getting NG-ed either.
“Xia Ning, what’s the matter with you? Your body is so stiff. I said you need to relax. Relax!” Director Li yelled at Xia Ning loudly.
Xia Ning turned around and apologized to Director Li, “Sorry, Director Li. It won’t happen again.”
Zheng Haodong next to Xia Ning looked at her with his hand on her shoulder. “Xia Ning, I…”
“I need to calm down!” Xia Ning moved to avoid his hand and walked to the rest area.
The people around them saw Xia Ning and Zheng Haodong not getting along, all confused. What happened?
Wen Jing walked up and glared at Zheng Haodong. She said to Xia Ning, “Sister Xia Ning, if he’s giving you a hard time, I will take care of him for you.”
Xia Ning looked at her. “I’m fine. Well, I will go back after a short break.”
Wen Jing saw Xia Ning’s dark face and hated Zheng Haodong even more.
The scene was finally done after numerous NGs. Director Li was not entirely satisfied but did not want to delay any further.
Zheng Haodong wanted to show his apology, and said to everyone on the set, “I will buy food for everyone tonight.”
“No need,” Xia Ning said coldly. She turned around and left.
Zheng Haodong saw her back and the smile on his face faded away.
Lu Chuan walked up to Xia Ning’s side and sat down. Seeing her unpleasant face, he could not help but ask, “What’s wrong? Your face is not looking good after the scene. Did Zheng Haodong bully you?”
Xia Ning’s eyes remained closed and did not speak. But her face was still not looking good.
“The fox may grow but never good. Watch me take care of this!” Lu Chuan stood up immediately and was ready to beat someone up.
Suddenly he felt something on his arm. He stopped and looked back at the person. “What’s wrong…”
Xia Ning stared at her and said with a smile, “Brother Lu, I’m fine. I was just thinking about something.”
“Really fine?” Lu Chuan looked at her with disbelief.
Xia Ning sighed. “It’s really nothing. It’s just yesterday, Brother Zheng asked me to be his girlfriend. I just don’t know what to do.”
“Don’t say yes, Xia Ning!” Lu Chuan’s face changed and said harshly.
Xia Ning looked at him with her black eyes glowing. “Why?” She moved the corners of her lips. “It can’t be that you like me, Brother Lu?”