Chapter 17: You Can’t Afford to Offend Those With the Surname Gu
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Gu Jingyu said, “I happen to be confused about a few things, so why don’t you help me?”
Lin Che blinked blankly in response. “Actually, I only read paid close attention to my scenes. Senior, if there’s something you don’t understand, I’ll ask the producer to help you out. It won’t be good if I distort the meaning of the scenes.”
Noticing that Gu Jingyu was continuing to look at her without a response, she asked again, “Did I say something wrong?”
After all, it was also Lin Che’s first time playing such an important role. She herself was worried about some parts that she did not understand. Thus, she was even more careful when dealing with a “Senior”.
Gu Jingyu chuckled upon seeing her worried expression. He shook his head and said, “No, it’s just… thank you for being so thoughtful, but there’s no need to trouble the producer. I’ll get someone to come to my place and help me.”
Lin Che replied with an “oh” before sitting down again.
Sensing that Gu Jingyu’s eyes were still on her, Lin Che lifted her head and asked carefully, “Is there anything else you need, Senior?”
“No.” Gu Jingyu laughed. “It’s the first time that I’ve met a rookie as diligent as you.”
When Lin Che heard this, she looked at him gratefully, “Thank you for the compliment. I’m just learning from you!”
Gu Jingyu remarked, “You must have received the role through your acting skills. I think you’ll do well.”
Yes, if not for her acting skills, it would probably be very difficult for her to establish herself in this industry with her lack of intelligence and maturity. The fact that she could not even tell that he was intentionally giving her a chance to get closer to him made it such that describing her as intelligent an overstatement.
Upon hearing this, Lin Che was incredibly touched. “Really? Thank you for your encouragement, Senior. I’ll definitely work hard.”
“…” It was definitely her acting skills that got her the role.
Beside them, the director looked in surprise at Lin Che and Gu Jingyu sitting together. Perplexed, he said, “What’s up with Jingyu today? He usually doesn’t like talking to anyone.”
The manager said lowly, “I’m not sure either. He already reserved a room inside, but he suddenly ran over there to sit. Hey, is the person speaking to him a new actress? I haven’t seen her before.”
“Yes, we made an exception and gave her the role. Her image is not bad; she really suits this role.”
During the opening party, many pairs of eyes looked over at them. The big shot, Gu Jingyu, was known for being cold and indifferent to people. However, he was unexpectedly chatting with another actress in the series today.
And this person was a rookie.
Everyone looked curiously at this rookie.
“That rookie is not bad.”
“I heard they made an exception for her.”
“She looks really good; she leaves an impression.”
When Lin Li heard this, she shot an icy look at the people behind her. They immediately stopped talking.
Everyone in the industry knew that Lin Li had a bad temper. They were afraid that she would cause trouble now.
Although they were dissatisfied with Lin Li, her powerful background meant that no one could touch her.
So even when Lin Li sat in the center, no one bothered to give her attention.
Lin Li looked over angrily and thought to herself. What is up with this little b****? Was she acquainted with a top celebrity like Gu Jingyu?
It was impossible. How could someone like Lin Che have any interaction with Gu Jingyu? Something must have happened to force the two of them to sit together.
However, the usually indifferent Gu Jingyu sat there looking like he was having a great conversation with her. It made Lin Li jealous. She felt even more uncomfortable when she saw that everyone was paying attention to that little b**** because of Gu Jingyu.
This Lin Che is doing it on purpose. She must have actively grouped up with Gu Jingyu. This little b**** definitely has some tricks up her sleeve.
The opening party continued.
As Lin Che walked past the corridor leading to the washroom, she caught sight of Lin Li.
“Lin Che.” She looked Lin Che up and down, thinking she looked different now as if there was something more to her; she seemed to be more mature or charming. Whatever the case, she no longer felt like a child, but more like a woman.
She sneered and said, “I advise you to leave this production team.”
Lin Che looked at her coldly. “Why must I leave? If you feel uncomfortable, you can leave.”
Lin Li snorted. “Keep being stubborn, Lin Che. Do you know what Qin Qing likes most about me? Do you know why he will never be interested in you? He likes my feminine charm the most. He won’t fall in love with you because you should go look in the mirror. If you don’t have money to get plastic surgery, I can lend you some. But you’re in the wrong for resorting to tricks to seducing everyone when you don’t have a beautiful face.”
Lin Che furrowed her brow as she glared at her. “What do you mean Lin Li?!”
Lin Li sneered. “Don’t pretend. The whole team clearly saw you seducing Gu Jingyu just now. Do you still want to make excuses? Huh, look at yourself. How dare someone like you try to seduce Gu Jingyu? Do you know who he is? Do you think Gu Jingyu would be interested in someone like you?”
“You better tell me clearly. Lin Li, don’t put the blame on others just because you’re not capable enough.” After hearing Lin Li’s words, Lin Che could not help but raise her voice.
“What’s happening?” At this moment, a voice called out from behind them. Lin Che turned her head only to see that Qin Qing was here.
Her heart thumped. The moment she saw Qin Qing, her unyielding attitude crumbled completely. She could not help but feel bitter. As she looked at Qin Qing, her expression softened.
However, Lin Li immediately went into Qin Qing’s arms.
“I was just warning her not to be too casual in this industry. The whole production team saw her seducing Gu Jingyu just now. Her reputation would be affected. However, she not only refused to listen to me, but she even shouted at me, I… I only wanted to give her advice because she’s my younger sister.”
Qin Qing looked at Lin Che in surprise. “Gu Jingyu?”
Lin Che felt a little disappointed. Although Qin Qing did not seem to believe it completely, he still continued to placate Lin Li whose shoulders were trembling. “Lin Che… Gu Jingyu is the third young master of the Gu family. He’s not just a celebrity. He’s also the third successor to the Gu family, something you were probably unaware of. You should really stay away from anyone from the Gu family.”
Lin Che looked at Qin Qing speechlessly.
Lin Li looked on from the side, enjoying Lin Che’s pained expression. The look of arrogance on her face would have upset anyone.
“You are entitled to your own thoughts. I still have something on, so you guys go ahead.” Without looking back, Lin Che walked out to Qin Qing’s appallment.
After comforting Lin Li a little, he quickly chased after Lin Che.
When Qin Qing grabbed Lin Che’s arm, she was already outside. The dark, night sky made her face appear even paler. As he looked at her white and clean face, Qin Qing seemed to discover for the first time that her face looked as white and soft as a peeled egg; it was almost translucent.
Looking straight into her eyes, he said, “I’m serious, Lin Che. No matter what, the family in this country that no one can afford to offend is precisely the Gu family. Gu Jingyu is the third young master of the Gu family. Otherwise, with his status, how could he command the respect of so many people?”