I Know Everything - Chapter 507
Chapter 507: Hair over Role.
As the boss of a medium sized talent agency and one of the top ten agents in the industry of Film and TV, Gao Qing was busy with work every day.
However, his busyness came from interacting with those film and TV companies so he was most of the time in bars or so.
So generally, he would sleep in the morning if there wasn’t anything important and come to the company at noon.
Gao Qing’s cell phone rang at 10 am that morning.
Gao Qing didn’t go back home until it was 2 am last night due to a social gathering so he refused the call.
It didn’t take long for a second call to come in.
The slightly irritated Gao Qing abruptly flung the quilt away and sat up in irritation.
He heard it and it was from his work phone.
Those who could reach that line were generally executives or bosses of big Film and TV companies, and were important people.
It was alright to hang up once but doing it twice would be too disrespectful.
He patted his face and picked up the phone on the bedside table to see it was from an unknown number, which was from Lin’an.
After thinking about it, Gao Qing answered the phone and said as gently as possible, “Hello, this is Gao Qing!”
“Hello Mr. Gao, this is Chen Huan.” A young voice was heard over the phone.
Did he know any young man named Chen Huan?
Did he know an actor like that?
Gao Qing went through his memories but had no impression of an actor like that.
Was it from someone that just happened to get his number by luck and was dreaming of making the most of this opportunity?
Gao Qing’s mood turned sour very quickly.
Luckily, he didn’t start cursing furiously.
The person called Chen Huan on the phone continued to speak, “I asked Old Lai for your phone, I hope I didn’t disturb you working?”
The tone was quite daring.
It was quite relaxed without any hint of reverence.
The only Old Lai that was known was… Lai Haijin!?
Wait a minute!
Gao Qing suddenly felt that the name of Chen Huan sounded familiar after thinking of Lai Haijin but couldn’t remember why for a while.
But Chen Huan was for sure not someone unknown or he wouldn’t suddenly feel excited and nervous in his impression of him.
His attitude improved a lot with that, “Oh, no, no, Is there something you need Mr. Chen?”
Chen Huan said, “Yes, we have a new TV series by Teacher Chu, which is about urban crime and it will be directed by director Xin Changkong. I think Chi Bin from your company really suits the image of one of the male protagonists in the script, is his schedule free?”
Holy, he went straight for their best Chi Bin as soon as he spoke, he was that impressive?
Teacher Chu’s script… director Xin Changkong…
A flash of memory went through Gao Qing’s mind.
What the hell!?
Wasn’t this Chen Huan Teacher Lu Xiaofeng?
That was why he sounded so relaxed and bold!
Gao Qing immediately awakened himself and was in full concentration as a flattering, “Oh, sure! Sure! Chi Bin has room in his schedule! Teacher Lu, let’s make an appointment and the two of us will come to Lin’an to talk more in detail?”
“Hmm, there’s no need to be so anxious.” Chen Huan thought about it, “How about this, I’m very busy with tutoring so let’s just first talk before discussing the details of it. I’ll send you the description of the role and we’ll talk more after Chi Bin expresses whether he wants to do it or not.”
“Why wouldn’t he be willing? He surely would be willing!” Gao Qing started to flatter instantly, “How can he be qualified to refuse to work in Teacher Chu’s work? There won’t be a problem!”
Gao Qing quickly washed himself after the call and was waiting for his fax machine at home to receive something.
It wasn’t after he heard the sweet sound of printing and holding the two draft documents in his hands that he felt assured to call Chi Bin, “Hello, Little Bin, where are you? Quickly come to my house as soon as possible! A great thing happened, your fortune came!”
How could Chi Bin refuse when he heard that?
Chi Bin came in half an hour later while wearing sunglasses, mask and a hat while sneaking into Gao Qing’s house.
“Brother Qing, why so urgent?” Chi Bin removed his disguise and went to open a bottle of water while asking.
“Hehe, guess who just called me?” Gao Qing asked with pride while waving the fax papers in his hands.
“Who?” Chi Bin wasn’t an idiot so started to guess, “Lord Hao? Wang Mu? Yan Shan? None of them…? Who is it then?”
“It’s Chu Liuxiang! No, it’s Teacher Lu Xiaofeng and he offered to appear in a TV series of his on behalf of Teacher Chu!” Gao Qing laughed and handed over the role’s draft into his hand, “Take a look! Try to understand it and then we’ll fly to Lin’an to meet Teacher Lu and Teacher Chu!”
Chi Bin immediately started to get excited.
He auditioned back then with ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ for the supporting roles with the Heavenly Kings vying for it, but his acting skills weren’t up to par so he was naturally brushed off.
Now, Teacher Chu personally wanted him for his new work so how could he not be happy and feeling proud?
This was an honor!
It showed that his talent had been recognized by the greatest writer in the world.
But then he turned silent as he read the draft script.
Gao Qing, who was very excited and envisioned a bright future, heart sank when he saw Chi Bin read the script twice without saying anything.
“Little Bin, what’s wrong?” Gao Qing was confused, “Is the role not good? Maybe Teacher Chu’s script isn’t satisfying?”
Gao Qing already read ‘Prison Break’ twice before Chi Bin came.
The plot and the role of Mo Ke was very good so it shouldn’t have any problems.
Especially Mo Ke, who was willing to get into the high security prison for his brother. This kind of story, a performance filled with testosterone was absolutely exciting to the max!
Chi Bin had been doing well but he lacked an iconic role that would truly push him into a first-class actor.
How could they strive to become a Heavenly King without even being a first-class actor?
Look at Guo Hang as an example.
With the help of ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’, he won seven or eight best actor awards and also won the best actor award in three major international film festivals, especially the one from Venice.
So Guo Hang just became the sixth Heavenly King in China.
How old was Guo Hang?
31 years old!
Chi Bin was 29 years old and only two years younger than Guo Hang.
Guo Hang already became a world class actor while Chi Bin had been type casted as the pretty boy role for ten years and unable to go any further.
So having Teacher Lu Xiaofeng personally offered the role and with the excellent script of Teacher Chu Liuxiang, Chi Bin was really lucky to be selected.
But Gao Qing felt flustered and baffled when he saw Chi Bin hesitating.
“No, it’s good.” Chi Bin hesitated before he still said it, “There’s a request after entering the prison…”
“Hey, going to prison is nothing! Didn’t Sun Dahe also soak into the dirty water in prison for two days and nights?” Gao Qing said, “We’re not going to those dangerous places and they will just let you feel the atmosphere and repression of it, it’s okay!”
“It’s not that.” Chi Bin answered.
“What then? Just say it!” Gao Qing was getting irritated.
“You have to shave your head.”
“I said, Teacher Chu requires Mo Ke to shave his head and I can’t accept that.” Chi Bin said with a serious expression.
Gao Qing: “…”
Bro, are you playing with me!?
He didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Little Bin, this is very normal. Doesn’t everyone have to do that when going to jail? Teacher Chu would be incompetent if he didn’t require that from you! As an actor, what’s wrong with saving your head? Won’t it grow back in just a few months?”
“I just can’t handle shaving my head bald!” Chi Bin said the words one at the time and said it firmly, “Brother Qing, I’m sorry, I can’t play in this TV series.”
“What The Fuck!” Gao Qing held his head in his hands and said in disbelief, “Little Bin, do you realize what you’re saying right now? Do you know what opportunity you’re letting go?”
“I know but I’m firm in my decision!” Chi Bin said, “I will give my best in the future but I can’t this time!”
“NO! You don’t!” Gao Qing pressed on his shoulders, “You will not only lose this once-in-your-lifetime opportunity but you will also reject Teacher Chu so you won’t appear in his work ever again! Just think of Guo Hang! Think of Guo Hang!”
Guo Hang’s success stimulated a lot of people.
Especially Chi Bin who was a popular and idol like actor for 10 years.
Two years ago, Guo Hang was still an unknown actor who couldn’t even get a supporting role but then he played two roles in Teacher Chu’s work and became the sixth Heavenly King as well as the second Chinese best actor in Venice!
Chi Bin just couldn’t believe it whenever he thought about it.
He thought he would do no worse than Guo Hang if he was in his place.
Guo Hang was just lucky!
Seeing Gao Qing going crazy, Chi Bin frowned and asked in puzzlement, “Why are you saying that?”
“I have carefully analyzed Teacher Chu’s personality. He’s a very nostalgic guy and also a very vengeful person that never let go of grievance.” Guo Hang yelled, “Look at his works, as long as you worked with him before, he will always consider those he worked with before in his next projects if there are suitable roles for them, it was like that for Guo Hang and it was also the case for Teacher Jia Lei!”
“It will end badly if you offend him! Back then with Calf TV, he could write another script to knock down his own work from the air and leave no room for it to rise! Do you think he wouldn’t remember this when you refuse him for such a ridiculous reason? You think he’ll use you again?”
Chi Bin’s face moved but after a moment of silence, he still stared at Gao Qing with the same expression and said, “Brother Qing, I’m sorry!”
He could change anything else but this was a point that he wasn’t willing to compromise.
Gao Qing let go of him and went to lift a nearby stool before throwing it to the ground.
The stool broke into several pieces as it slammed to the ground.
His lungs were about to explode in anger.
Such an unexpected great opportunity flew just in front of him like that but he couldn’t catch it!
He was even planning to introduce his other stars to Teacher Chu and Teacher Lu’s next work after this one.
It was all over.
Not only did they fail to establish a relationship with Chu Liuxiang and Lu Xiaofeng, they would offend them instead.
How could he not have noticed this weird conviction from Chi Bin before?
Why would you even care about hairstyle when acting in a TV series or movie?
It’s making me crazy!!!
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