Chapter 44: I’ve Been Through Worse
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Only after three takes of this scene did the director let it pass. As soon as he did, Ren Ranran breathed a sigh of relief and left quickly.
Jian Qi initially didn’t have a lot of scenes, so she already had plans to ask the director whether he could arrange for her to shoot her scenes in one go.
Coco agreed, thinking that she had to deal with her exams in less than three months.
And so, under his negotiation, the director adjusted Jian Qi’s shooting time accordingly.
Three groups shot scenes at once, so this arrangement didn’t cause any problems for the crew. If Jian Qi performed well enough and compressed her shooting time, it wouldn’t deter the progress of shooting the drama at all!
After all, the main focus of this show was Qiao Bo.
And so, her time at the set got compressed from over a month to less than half a month.
After seeing some of her performances, Coco was utterly convinced of Jian Qi’s acting ability and characterization.
He was only afraid that Jian Qi couldn’t thoroughly memorize her lines in such a short period of time.
Of course, reality proved him wrong.
After a few days of nonstop working, Jian Qi went to sleep on her van as soon as she finished her shoot for the day.
Coco couldn’t help but get concerned seeing Jian Qi’s current state. “Why not rest for a day?”
“No need. I’ve been through worse.”
Coco couldn’t help thinking back. Was she that tired back in the day?
As soon as they arrived at the hotel, Jian Qi went back to her room to rest.
Coco didn’t want to disturb her, so he left as soon as he could.
Jian Qi’s stomach growled in the middle of the night, and she woke up from hunger.
After searching around her room, she only found water! Coco had hidden away all her snacks because he didn’t want her to gain weight!
Taking her wallet and phone, Jian Qi left the building after wearing a baseball cap and a mask.
There was a twenty-four-hour convenience store opposite the hotel.
Jian Qi only returned to the hotel after buying two bags of food.
It was already half-past three in the early morning, and when Jian Qi entered the hotel again, she saw someone in the lift. She opened it before it could close entirely and pressed the button for her floor.
There was a man in a black jacket who was wearing a surgical mask, and Jian Qi couldn’t see what he looked like.
But with a glance, Jian Qi saw a scar at the corner of his eye.
When she pressed the button for the thirteenth floor, she saw that the button for the fourteenth floor was lit.
In these few days, Jian Qi had probably seen almost all of the crew members, but she had no recollection of a crew member with a scar on his face.
Only the crew members were staying at the fourteenth floor!
What was he going there for at such a time?
This man didn’t have the pass card that all the crew members had either!
Then lift door opened, and Jian Qi took her bags with her as she sashayed to her room with a piece of bread in her mouth.
As soon as the door to the lift closed, she quickly made a turn and went towards the emergency exit.
Putting her bags aside, Jian Qi quickly made her way up the stairs to the fourteenth floor.
Peeking out into the fourteenth floor hallway, she saw the man from earlier making his way cautiously to the room at the end of the hall.
As soon as he entered the room, Jian Qi made her way over and read the label on the door.
It was the props room.
Hearing movements from inside the room, Jian Qi didn’t stay around anymore, making her way quickly back to the stairs.
The man didn’t stay in the room for a long time before he left. Jian Qi, who was already downstairs, went back to her room and opened the window, climbing up to the room above.