Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 100
Edited by ABE
The performance time was April. It was now early February. There were still more than two months left. The director informed her that she would enter the crew rehearsals the following week.
In the evening, Ruan Yan told Zhou Mengyan the good news.
Zhou Mengyan heard the words, looked at her happy appearance, and then said: “Show me the script?”
Ruan Yan did not expect that he would want to see it and was moved. She took the paper script from the desk and sat next to him.
“Are you acting as the female number one?” he asked.
“No, I am the second female lead’s…” She smiled slyly, “Little maid.”
Zhou Mengyan’s lips twitched slightly and looked at the character introduction form, “It’s Xiangli?”
Ruan Yan roughly told the story of this character, and then he flipped through the script, focusing on the clips she played, “Why is it so miserable?”
Although there was no running scene, there was a crying scene.
The man frowned.
“It’s really miserable, but I think the acting is quite challenging.”
“Really like it?”
“Of course I like it, I chose the role myself…”
Zhou Mengyan originally wanted her to play a relaxed role, but since Ruan Yan liked it, he couldn’t say anything. After reading the script and the name of the troupe, he finally returned the script to her, “Don’t be too tired, your body is the most important thing.”
“I know. I went to see the acupuncturist this morning, and the doctor said that my eyes have improved again.”
Now she especially hoped to quickly recover.
Zhou Mengyan left the bedroom and went to the study, took out his mobile phone, and dialed Jiang Cheng:
“Find out more about the “Jianghu” drama that the Guangying Theater Company is planning to arrange recently.”
On Monday, the troupe officially began rehearsing.
It turned out that the rehearsal venue they had set in advance was their own theater during the rehearsal of the drama. However, the crew temporarily informed them the night before that they had rented a larger theater.
On the second day, Ruan Yan, accompanied by Ye Qing, came to the theater and found that it was bigger than the previous rehearsal hall for rehearsing “Time and You”, and the basic equipment was more advanced.
Before the rehearsal started in the morning, the props team was busy before and after, moving in many kinds of decorations from the Republic of China. Several actors were surprised: “This time the troupe has spent a lot of money, and the props are so well done.”
However, someone secretly told the truth–because another investor came to the show, who offered to inject capital on their own initiative. It was super generous. Not only did they change the venue and add props, but they also included all the staff work meals.
But the investor was very low-key, except for the director and others, no one knew his identity.
Everyone was very curious. After all, the drama industry was currently in a recession. If it was not a well-known theater company, it would basically lose money if it invested, and this time the conditions were so good, it was like giving them money. They guessed this person was either understanding of art, or… a stupid rich person.
After all the staff came together, they gathered to have a meeting to chat about the script and get to know each other.
Coincidentally, the girl who came to say hello to Ruan Yan during the interview last time also joined the crew.
She also succeeded in auditioning for a small role. After seeing Ruan Yan, she sat next to Ruan Yan, “Miss Sister, we meet again!”
Then Ruan Yan learned that her name was Zhuang Qi and she was a sophomore at Lincheng Drama Academy. Although Ruan Yan and her didn’t have many lines, they were very happy to be able to participate in the show. After they met, they could also be partners in the crew.
Ruan Yan and Zhuang Qi chatted in a low voice with a smile on their faces. Zhao Yue, who was sitting diagonally across from them, rolled her eyes, secretly unhappy.
She didn’t expect Ruan Yan to be selected in the end.
After the meeting, everyone was preparing to rehearse. When Ruan Yan went to the bathroom, she heard someone calling her behind her.
She stopped and looked back, feeling that someone walked up to her, her voice calm:
“Ruan Yan, do you remember me?”
Ruan Yan was stunned and nodded: “Teacher Zhao Yue…”
Although she’d originally called her Sister Zhao Yue, it was better to call her Teacher in the workplace.
“You don’t mind the last interview, do you? That I mentioned your eyes.”
“I do not.”
“Although you are Zhanjing’s friend, I still have to treat you equally at work. I didn’t choose to cover it, because I didn’t want the whole troupe to be affected.” Zhao Yue’s cold eyes fell on her face, and then she smiled. “I won’t mention our personal relationship.”
Ruan Yan nodded, “Okay.”
After Zhao Yue finished speaking, she turned around and put her smile away.
Ruan Yan delivered herself to her door..
Because Ruan Yan was a servant girl, when the second female lead came out, most of the time she had to stand behind the second female lead, occasionally holding and pouring tea, massaging her shoulders.
Before the formal rehearsal began, Ruan Yan and the actress who played the second concubine, Yan Danqiu, were together for a moment.
Yan Danqiu and the first female lead had just finished the scene. After Ruan Yan came to say hello, the first female lead laughed and teased: “Danqiu, it’s no wonder that the master has lost interest in you, Xiangli is so good-looking.”
Yan Danqiu was stabbed in her heart when she heard this, and she glanced at Ruan Yan. She was even more upset when she learned that the first female lead was telling the truth, “Of course she’s beautiful. Can you seduce the master if you’re not beautiful?”
Other actors in the play walked into the lounge. Before the rehearsal started, everyone got together to chat. Someone saw Ruan Yan and asked her casually why she didn’t have the script in her hand. Ruan Yan explained that she couldn’t see the script now.
Everyone was surprised to learn that Ruan Yan was half-blind. They did not expect that Zhang Jin, who had always been strict in casting roles, would pick such a person in.
“Director Zhang looks at the person who looks good this time?” Someone laughed.
“Is Director Zhang such a person? How could he be so superficial.”
Ruan Yan listened to everyone talking about her, and she was able to faintly catch what everyone meant. They were ridiculing her for her beauty and lack of ability, but she did not refute. First, she didn’t want to cause trouble, and second, she didn’t need to prove anything in front of them.
Because Ruan Yan was beautiful, even if she played a small supporting role and sat among a group of people, she would always attract everyone’s attention. Some people saw Ruan Yan’s hand and were suddenly surprised: “Hey, Ruan Yan, are you married?!”
Ruan Yan was stunned and nodded: “Yeah.”
“How did Xiaoya know?”
“Look at the ring on her hand.”
Everyone looked over and noticed the weight of the diamond on the wedding ring, “Wow, Ruan Yan, you are so young, you are actually married.”
“This ring is so beautiful, what brand is it?”
Ruan Yan: “I don’t know either…” At first, Zhou Mengyan directly gave her the ring, only hearing the seven-digit price.
Yan Danqiu remembered that a few days ago, she and her fiance were quarreling because she wanted a 10,000 yuan ring, and the other party didn’t want to buy it. At this moment, comparing the ring in Ruan Yan’s hand, she felt even more sour.
“Ruan Yan, what does your husband do?” Everyone showed envy and gossiping eyes.
“Well… he started a company.”
“Then he should be very rich, right?”
Ruan Yan smiled faintly, and didn’t say too much in detail.
After a while, someone came over to inform them the rehearsal was about to begin. Ruan Yan walked out of the lounge, Yan Danqiu and others walked behind. Some people felt that Ruan Yan became a rich wife at a young age, and they were about to run for the third time and could not buy a house.
“Do you see the bags and clothes that Ruan Yan wears? They are all famous brands… tens of thousands of yuan, which is too extravagant.”
“Sure enough, women still have to marry well. I married my poor husband, and I have a hard life every day.”
“Although she plays supporting roles, she is living the life of the protagonist.”
Yan Danqiu looked at Ruan Yan’s back as she walked away, her heart stabbed with sourness.
With the rehearsal every day, time quietly moved forward, and it was February 14.
It’s just that Ruan Yan was too busy to remember that today was Valentine’s Day.
When the troupe was resting at noon, Ruan Yan and Ye Qing found a quiet place to play. Today was also Ruan Yan’s last scene. When she learned that the second concubine was going to drive her out of the house, she begged to stay.
Before resuming the play, Ruan Yan suddenly received a call from Zhou Mengyan.
He asked her what she was doing, and Ruan Yan said that she was preparing for the afternoon scene.
“When is the afternoon rehearsal?” the man asked.
“I don’t know, it should be five o’clock.” Ruan Yan asked, “What’s wrong?”
Zhou Mengyan remembered the restaurant ordered for Ruan Yan tonight and everything he had arranged in advance, and finally said:
“It’s nothing, don’t make arrangements tonight.”
“I will pick you up.”
Ruan Yan asked the reason, but the other party didn’t say anything, he just asked her to rehearse the drama, and then he hung up.
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