Chapter 669: Premiere of Sleepless 2
Gu Weiwei and the main cast told the audience about their roles and afterwards, Fu Shiyi sang the theme song of the movie, “Awakening From the Dream”, then the premiere started.
The movie lasted for a total of two hours, and the lights were turned on after the end credits had rolled.
The host stepped forward and asked the viewers, “Is our movie, Sleepless, good?”
“Yes!” Everyone answered in unison.
Gu Weiwei and the main cast returned to the stage and bowed to the audience.
The fans looked at the girl who was dressed in a simple gown. They were here to support her because they liked her acting and also because of what she had been through.
Therefore, not many people had high hopes for a movie that she had directed.
But after seeing it, they realized that their idol had never disappointed them.
Whether as a director or an actress, she truly showed her best.
It was well deserved that this movie was nominated for the Lugano Film Festival.
After the screening, Gu Weiwei and the rest of the main cast were asked questions by the media reporters and fans.
Due to the program of Dialogue the night before, she, who had been at a disadvantage, suddenly turned the tables around on Li Xing’er.
So almost all the questions were about her grudge with Li Xing’er.
“Mu Weiwei, you and Li Xing’er are half-sisters, why have you never mentioned it to anyone?”
Gu Weiwei smiled bitterly. “I don’t think it is worth mentioning. I hope that everyone is paying attention to me because of who I am and my work, not because of anything else.”
“Mu Weiwei, do you think that the car accident was an accident or planned?”
Gu Weiwei sighed and said, “First of all, thank you all for your concern, but today is the premiere of the movie, I hope that your further questions will be about the movie.”
Some media outlets gave her face and stopped asking about it.
“Mu Weiwei, you have only made two movies, why do you want to be a director? Some people who have been in the industry for decades would never want to be a director!”
Gu Weiwei said, “Compared to being an actress, I wanted to be a director more. But I was not famous enough and neither did I have any movies to become a director from, so I became an actress first, so I can learn from the crew.”
“Are you kidding me? You wanted to be an actress just to be a director?” Fu Shiyi complained.
The crowd burst into laughter and the atmosphere was very relaxed.
After the media interview, the audience started to leave.
Gu Weiwei greeted Cheng Yibai when she saw him.
“Mr. Cheng, I didn’t expect you to be here too.”
“I never expected that not only are you an excellent actress, but also an excellent director.” Cheng Yibai excitedly shook hands with her.
At the beginning, he did not believe that her work would be nominated for the Lugano Film Festival.
It was not until he saw it for himself that he realized that she was indeed capable.
If he had not seen her entering the industry, he would not have believed that she was the director.
Whether it was the script or the shooting style, they were not inferior to the top directors.
She was even better at highlighting many details than them.
“I will become prideful if you praise me like that.” Gu Weiwei smiled naughtily.
Cheng Yibai said, “You have the right to be proud.”
This movie would definitely be the most influential work seen in the Chinese film industry, this year.
And she would become the legendary new director of the film industry.