Midnight Cinderella - Chapter 53
Because they had to film the next day, the two did not talk for too long. In order not to affect the following work, Feng Jing, after becoming Er Huang, became a lot more honest than before.
The next morning, Michel drove him to the studio. Because the crew, having just started filming, had only recently erected many of the sets/sheds, Feng Jing and Yu Yao temporarily shared a makeup room.
As soon as he pushed open the door of the dressing room, he saw Yu Yao leaning against the window smoking like a chimney. One look at that skillful posture, and it was easy to tell that she was an old hand at this.
Although her style in reality was far from what was shown on Weibo, Feng Jing calmly accepted it. “Good morning.” He greeted Yu Yao, went to his seat and sat down.
Yu Yao waved the cigarette in his hand and asked him, “Do you mind?”
Yu Yao smiled and asked, “You want one?”
Feng Jing shook his head. “No, thank you.”
Yu Yao was a bit surprised. “I haven’t seen a male celebrity who doesn’t smoke in the entertainment industry. Although everyone pretends to live a very healthy life on the surface, who doesn’t smoke and drink in private?”
Feng Jing said, “It’s not that I don’t smoke at all, I just don’t smoke that heavily.”
Yu Yao smiled and asked him, “Why? Your girlfriend doesn’t want you to smoke?”
“…” Feng Jing felt that Yu Yao was too acerbic in private. At this moment, he started to like the personas that entertainment companies made for artists—at least their public selves were easier to interact with than their true selves.
“What’s unexpected?” Seeing that he had stopped speaking, Yu Yao lightly tapped the ashes off the cigarette and said, “Not falling in love is a cover for the fans. Who doesn’t already have a girlfriend?” Although she didn’t really know Feng Jing, as she hadn’t interacted with him before, it seemed impossible that someone like him didn’t have a girlfriend. His refusal to stir up a hot topic with her yesterday simply affirmed her thoughts more.
Feng Jing only smiled politely, but he still didn’t talk. Yu Yao didn’t mind, and said again, “Sorry about yesterday, Nan-jie didn’t tell me in advance. It’s gotten you trouble.”
“It’s okay. Now that it’s resolved, there’s nothing to apologize for.”
Yu Yao pressed the cigarette butt in her hand and looked at him with a smile. “Movie King Feng really has a good temper.” Whether it was real or not was debatable. She walked over from the window, twisted open a bottle of mineral water, drank more than half of it in one gulp, and threw a piece of gum into her mouth. “If Nan-jie finds me smoking again, it will be troublesome. She really did go to great lengths to get rid of my bad habits.”
Feng Jing now thought that he might have underestimated Yu Yao’s acting skills. He would have been willing to vote for her as Jin Niu/Taurus Empress, a prestigious movie award, based on her personality and her performance on Weibo alone.
“I don’t know if Movie King Feng already knew of this, but I was quite a mess before my debut. Drinking, smoking, fighting… you name it, I’ve done it. Later, Nan-jie decided I was a good pick and put in a lot of effort to package me into the Yu Yao I am now.” She drank another sip of water and smiled, “But acting as a good girl is quite interesting.”
She coughed twice, and her voice was slightly hoarse. “Nan-jie originally wanted me to sing as well, but I was too wild before my debut and hurt my throat. I can still act coquettish, but singing really is impossible. I went to Qiao Yichen’s recording studio once and almost ended up fighting him. ”
Feng Jing: “…”
Although he wasn’t in the music circles, Qiao Yichen’s name is familiar to him. “I heard that he has a bad temper, and scolded many big-name singers into tears.”
“Oh, I think he just deserves to get punched, it’s just that I don’t hit anyone now.”
Feng Jing: “…”
Feng Jing wondered if he would need Yao-jie to protect him in the future.
Yu Yao seemed to remember something, and looked at Feng Jing with interest. “Has Movie King Feng ever thought about getting into the music industry? I rather look forward to your singing in this movie. ”
Feng Jing smiled and said, “Nevermind that, I just want to concentrate on acting.” However, Yu Yao’s words increased Feng Jing’s positive feelings towards her. The scene in which he sang was very far back; that Yu Yao knew of that scene meant that she had read through the script at least once.
Talking about the script, they continued to discuss the next scene. After a while, the staff came, so they each sat down and started to get their makeup done. Feng Jing grabbed his mobile phone and quietly sent a message to Jiang Ran.
[Feng Jing: I met Yu Yao in the dressing room. Her personality in person is so different from on screen, the entertainment industry really is…]
[Jiang Ran: …]
[Jiang Ran: This is what people outside the industry tend to say … Don’t you understand this better than most since you’re around other celebrities so often?]
[Feng Jing: I was shocked by Yao-jie’s aura. I couldn’t help but want to share it with someone.]
[Jiang Ran: Wow, even the title has changed [cover face]]
[Feng Jing: [laughing]]
[Feng Jing: But she takes her work very seriously, so working together should go smoothly.]
[Jiang Ran: [heart]]
Qin Fan, who stood aside, squinted and watched Feng Jing send a message. It was not wrong. This expression was definitely that of someone in love.
In order not to affect his subsequent work, Qin Fan decided not to expose him for the time being.
The first day of shooting was very smooth. Other than the fact that Yu Yao had managed to refresh his worldview, everything else was in his grasp. The crew also let him end work before 12 pm in accordance with the contract requirements. In fact, today’s filming could have ended before 12 pm in the first place.
The filming of “Secret” was proceeding in an orderly manner, and for fans, there was another important holiday in November: Feng Jing’s birthday.
On November 19, Feng Jing turned 26 years old. As early as early November, fans had already begun planning various birthday celebrations. Because it was during the filming of the movie, Feng Jing’s birthday must have been spent with the crew. However, when Jiang Ran realised quite late that there were just a few days left before Feng Jing’s birthday, she hurriedly prepared gifts for him.
If Yan Huanhuan hadn’t reminded her, she wouldn’t have even known that Feng Jing was going to have a birthday. As his girlfriend, she really was incompetent.
The self-examining Jiang Ran quickly opened Feng Jing’s Baidu Encyclopedia page, and memorised everything on it.
However, the information on the encyclopedia did not seem to be correct. For example, Feng Jing’s favorite dishes were different from what she remembered—although the two of them have not eaten too many times together, she still remembered which dishes Feng Jing ate the most.
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