Superstar Aspirations

SA Chapter 74 (Part 2) – Tease, Tease, Teasing the Orange~

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It appeared that he could complete the side mission by tonight. After He Ruge finished reading through Crow’s dialogue, he became curious about the mysterious door Crow had been talking about

The discussions from the ‘outside world’ had yet to reach the Maze City crew. Now that they have been filming for 2 days, the crew’s shooting progress finally fell onto the right track.

There was nothing more to say about the acting skills of the two male protagonists. Director Yuan had selected Rong Xu and Bo Xiwen as the male protagonists mainly due to their acting skills, preceding their popularity. Before his formal cooperation with Bo Xiwen began, Rong Xu never expected that the other party didn’t know how to study scripts but still had good acting skills.

Opposite of Bo Xiwen, the female lead, Ren Shuzhi’s script was done up beautifully with colorful markings. Yet, when she began acting, she constantly NG’d. Director Yuan spent the majority of the morning instructing Ren Shuzhi, and in the evening, when Ren Shuzhi finally entered her role, Director Yuan reluctantly nodded his approval.

After all, Ren Shuzhi’s main line of work was singing. Thus, it was understandable that her acting skills were not up to par.

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I apologize. I was writing. Could you send me a picture of the red streaks

However, during the break, Luo Qian quietly told Rong Xu a secret: “Actually, this Ren Shuzhi seems to have bought her way in. She desperately wanted a role as Female Number One in a high-grossing commercial film, so she invested in Maze City.”

Hearing this, Rong Xu suddenly came to a realization. He smiled and turned towards her: “Sis’ Xiao Qian, how do you know so much gossip?”

Luo Qian smiled shyly and whispered: “When I was talking to Sister Li from the props team, I heard her say it.”

Hearing this, Rong Xu finally understood why many celebrities would specifically look for female assistants instead of looking for male assistants who were strong and could carry luggage. Just as Luo Zhentao once said, girls are more detail-oriented. Not only were they better at managing fans, but they also had an easier time mingling with other people after arriving in a new crew. Who knows…… perhaps they could also dig up a little unknown gossip.

That day, except for Ren Shuzhi’s continuous NG’s, Rong Xu and Bo Xiwen’s shooting went smoothly. After returning to the hotel at night, Rong Xu just finished taking a shower when he suddenly received a call from Qin Cheng…… En, another video call.

Ruge: “Thank you for your scientific explanations. I haven’t introduced myself yet. You can call me Ruge.”

This time, Rong Xu didn’t answer, but rather hung up. Then, he made an ordinary phone call and said with a smile: “There’s no need for a video call. Qin Cheng, did you remember what you wanted to tell me yesterday?”

Qin Cheng: “……En, are you in the room alone right now?”

Rong Xu held his phone in one hand as he leaned back and fell directly onto the soft bed. He chuckled and said, “En, I’m alone in the room.” 

After a brief pause, he asked again: “What exactly is so private that I must not have anyone in the room before you’re willing to tell me?”

Qin Cheng: “……”

Listening to the silence on the other end of the phone, a hint of amusement flashed through the youth’s clear eyes. However, his tone was solemn, and at the moment the other party couldn’t hear the smile in his words at all: “Qin Cheng, if there is something, you absolutely must say it. Don’t hide it from me. Such a private matter must be quite serious.”

Qin Cheng: “……Actually, it’s not that private.”

The smile on his face gre a few degrees brighter, but Rong Xu’s voice became even more serious: “Go ahead, I’m listening.”

Qin Cheng: “……”

Before I came into contact with online writing, I had always felt inferior because my outer appearance was not as good as that of my friends around me.

The man’s silence made the young man unable to hold back from smiling until his eyes crinkled. He asked again, one word at a time. 

Only after a long time did Qin Cheng reply in a soft voice: “…… It’s my birthday soon. Do you want to go out and eat together?”

This time, it’s Rong Xu’s turn: “……”

Holding back his laughter, Rong Xu asked in surprise, “Just this? I remember that your birthday is still more than four months away?”

Qin Cheng replied in a calm manner: “En, it’s less than five months away.”

Rong Xu thought for a bit: “Don’t you think it’s too early?”

Qin Cheng: “There is only less than half a year to go.” 

Rong Xu finally couldn’t help but stretch out his hand to cover his mouth. Only then did he barely manage to suppress the laughter in his throat. 

The two continued to chat, and Rong Xu never asked “why are birthdays so private?” because he was worried that if this man gave an inexplicable answer with a serious face, he was likely to burst out laughing uncontrollably.

This time, they only talked on the phone for an hour before hanging up.

Welcome, welcome, it’s been so long since I saw a new person.”

With yesterday’s lesson, Ren Shuzhi never came over to call up again, and Rong Xu also received news from Luo Qian halfway through the night: [I saw her go into Ma Qi’s room when I was outside just now.】

With this, it is definitely impossible for Ren Shuzhi to go to Rong Xu to talk about the script today.

When hanging up the phone, Rong Xu overheard a strange sound from the receiver. It was familiar to the ears, but the background was too noisy to hear clearly. The two finally ended the call and the youth fell asleep early. 

He didn’t know that the familiar sound was the sound of the airport announcement speakers.

An hour later, it was late at night in Mainland Huaxia, but a plane had just taken off from the Los Angeles Airport in the United States, passing over the vast expanse of the Pacific, and heading towards the distant eastern continent.

Early the next morning, Ren Shuzhi and Ma Qi arrived at the crew together. Rong Xu raised his eyes to give them a glance, and then looked away.

Not long after, it was Rong Xu’s scene.

Today, they were going to film a scene in the dissection room. Xue Jiazhe, as a psychologist invited to help in the case, studied criminal psychology when he was in college and was good at crafting criminal psychology profiles. If one wanted to craft a criminal profile, they couldn’t just go to the scene and interview witnesses, but they’d also need to analyze the body of the victim because it was the point of closest contact to the criminal.

ho said I have no talent. My speed is 10,000 words per hour. If you could squeeze out a hundred words in an hour that’d already be amazing

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{Please read the original translations on SurrealSkyTranslations instead of supporting TL aggregator sites. Thanks!}


The author has something to say:

Rong Rong: Did you forget something?

Orange Qin: Baby is back! RongRong, Baby is here. (*>∇<)/


TL corner: >w> Qin Cheng on the day of his birthday: “My next birthday is only less than 365 days away. Let’s plan ahead”

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