I Know Everything - Chapter 413
Chapter 413: Ready.
Chen Huan ignored the noise from outside.
It wasn’t that nobody wanted to interview him but Teacher Lu’s position was quite high now since he even took a car to school so no opportunity was given to interview.
Arguing against people could hurt one’s image.
This was also why Bu Yiyi didn’t post a single thing on her Weibo.
Otherwise what could she say when people called her a shrew?
While working on his own matter, Chen Huan decided on all the roles.
The first one to be decided was Wen Qi for the role of Erkang.
The 21 years old Wen Qi was a graduate from Huajin Opera and because he had been acting since he was young, he had only got tough guy roles these two years, which didn’t bring him much improvement.
Young actors like him played TV series when young so he naturally wouldn’t reject TV series roles.
Not to mention it was a script from Chu Liuxiang and his cast mate was Bu Yiyi so it wasn’t below his standard.
But his pay was quite high with 5 million, which was normal for him.
The second choice was for Fifth Brother, Duan Yi joined for 3 million and he was equally happy about it.
Only Kong Xiangjun, a big name in TV series, was harder. Chen Huan asked several to persuade him and he also called him twice. It was finally done after Lai Haijin bought a script with him to pester him for three days.
The pay he received was also 3 million.
It would be reasonable to say that 5 million should be given since the other people wanted to give Kong Xiangjun that supporting role.
However, Kong Xiangjun belonged to the older generation of entertainers and for a big supporting role like that, 3 million was enough.
After the talks were over, it took him a day to prepare himself before coming to Lin’an to collect the script.
Teacher Jia Lei, who was playing Mother Rong, came at the same time.
Jia Lei already accepted the role long ago but she had family matters so could only rush over now after taking care of it.
Cao Nihui tactfully refused the empress role but Zhou Lexiang readily accepted.
Zhou Lexiang and Jia Lei’s pays were cheaper, at 2 million.
Cui Zhong found someone signed under Shanhai Streaming to play the role of Jinsuo as well as Ertai and got a nice share of the pie.
They should be satisfied as far as this TV series was concerned.
Chen Huan didn’t worry about the other roles and just asked Xin Changkong to handle it.
After all, time waited for no one as after they quickly recruited everyone, they could all rush to Shengjing Palace in Fengtian.
Yang Feng was someone quite generous to begin with.
Whether it was the clothing or Shengjing Palace, it was all done meticulously and there was even an assistant personally caring for this matter and even personally followed them to Fengtian.
Boss Yang was also a man with quite the temperament.
The 30 million in sponsorship he gave to Chen Huan was then transferred to Lai Haijin for publicity purposes.
Lai Haijin had serious thoughts about it as the publicity should at least last for 3 months and the money shouldn’t be wasted so he planned to personally come and fire back.
He must argue back and scold them back against the counter attack of Calf TV.
But on the internet where Calf TV spent money on PR, ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ camp was being outclassed.
They didn’t have that much money to go buy those Weibo Influencers.
But unexpectedly, within two hours, comments biased toward ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ appeared and big names came in to support the show, Bu Yiyi, Lu Xiaofeng, Chu Liuxiang and so on.
Most of them weren’t filled with outrage as those types were mostly fans that had nothing to do so were a minority.
Most of the help came from Yang Feng, the second richest man of the country.
This was something Yang Feng admitted when he called Chen Huan.
He thought, what the f̲u̲c̲k̲, what’s wrong with my daughter acting in a TV series? How did that offend you? How dare you use her as a point to attack?
My daughter is such a good girl and kind but they still dared to attack her, this like not giving him Yang Feng faces!
So he spent a lot of money and hired the two biggest PR companies to instantly fight back.
Boss Yang said this,
“Beat them until they submit, there is no need to talk to me about money.”
In this country, no, in this world, there were only a handful of people richer than Yang Feng.
As soon as Yang Feng joined, Calf TV was beaten and got a crushing defeat.
In the face of an enemy ten times bigger, what could their measly 20 million do?
They still couldn’t reverse the situation after increasing their budget by another 10 million so they could only maintain their current struggle to maintain their image and didn’t dare to push further.
So Calf TV was at a disadvantage in terms of publicity.
And this would be the case for the future.
Propaganda and advertisement on the internet couldn’t work without money.
Only the power of wealth could give them a big fight.
Chen Huan thought about it and was thankfully Shining Technology opponent was Shanhai Streaming otherwise he wouldn’t have the chance to prove his innocence and would have been beaten black and blue.
After finishing choosing the actor, Chen Huan didn’t forget that he still had Lu Xiaofeng work.
What kind of work?
Obviously it was the opening and ending song for ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
But Chen Huan wasn’t worried about it.
Even if he only had three song recalls.
Because there was a song that Chen Huan didn’t need to recall.
The theme song ‘When’ was heard hundreds of times when he was young during his vacation so it was impossible for him to forget it.
Even if he forgot about it sometime, the moment he started singing ‘When the mountains no longer have ridges’, he would recall all the lyrics and melody.
It was for Journey to the West’s theme song, once it started, which kid born in the 80s or 90s would not remember it?
Unfortunately nobody asked Chen Huan to write a song about Journey to the West, otherwise Chen Huan would have gotten a free pass.
However, Chen Huan still had to use a recall for the ending.
He knew the song was called ‘Butterfly in the Rain’ and also the part ‘I fly toward you, the rain falls gently, like your hug which embraced me’ but still couldn’t remember most of the lyrics and melody.
After using the recall, Chen Huan wrote the lyrics and score of the two songs really quickly and it took only an hour.
The rest to do was find someone to sing and record the song when the filming was halfway.
Chen Huan didn’t worry about that.
He never had to worry about candidates when it came to Lu Xiaofeng’s songs!
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