The Best Actor and Actress Are Flirting Again! - Chapter 40
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
She flipped through a page of a script. “That is normal,” she said.
Xue Mingan looked at her in utter disbelief.
“I am rather confident about our popularity,” Su Xia continued.
“…” Xue Mingan replied, “You seem to know yourself well.”
He sent her a sideway glance. “How are the scripts? Did any of them catch your eye? Do you have your mind set on anything?” he asked.
“I think I read through around five to six scripts at home,” she said, pinching her brow. Her fair face was small, rosy and delicate. “There is one that is to my liking,” she added.
Xue Mingan raised his brow, gesturing for her to continue elaborating.
Su Xia handed over the script she had in her hands to him. Her playful behavior was nowhere to be seen when it came to work. She could be immensely serious when she wanted to.
“I acted in a traditional drama the last time, so I intend to act in a modern one next. The female lead is a righteous journalist. She can do about anything and everything just to expose the injustices of society. On the other hand, the male lead is a murderer who has been on the wanted list for a long time. He got involved in a certain issue with the female lead, so he took on another identity and stayed by her side. The two of them got to know each other more and fell in love after going through all sorts of trials and dangers together. Finally, they decided to give up everything and stay by each other’s sides.”
She paused and added, “Of course, the male lead was not an actual murderer. He was simply the scapegoat. The truth would be out in the final part. Otherwise, the female lead’s character would be extremely questionable.”
Xue Mingan frowned and looked through the plot of the movie. His frown deepened.
“This is not a typical romance drama. It is a thriller as well,” he said. He then raised his head. It seemed like he was rather unwilling to let her take on this drama. “There might not be a broad audience for a drama like this,” he commented.
“I will not rush you anymore. Why don’t you look at something else?” he asked, attempting to initiate a discussion.
Although Su Xia had an extremely good eye for scripts and had always selected scripts that ended up doing tremendously well, this script was still a rather risky one.
“Don’t you think that the characters of this script all seem to have their own stories?” Su Xia asked.
She rapped her knuckes on the small table, the loud sound resonating throughout the entire living room. “The audience are already tired of the same old romance dramas. Besides, I have already acted in a few modern dramas in the past. The scripts I have all have similar plots. They do not stand out as compared to my previous roles,” she said.
Su Xia raised her eyes and looked Xue Mingan in the eye. She continued speaking. “It is not a good thing for an actor to keep taking on similar roles. It will be difficult for me to try out different genres in the future if I limit myself to a single genre. I want to let my fans and other people know that I am capable of taking on the role of any type of character,” she said.
Xue Mingan was convinced by her words. Nevertheless, he was still rather hesitant about it. “Are you sure? If the viewership ratings and number of online views fall short, your antis will find leverage to make fun of you, ” he said.
Su Xia curled her lips and let out a nonchalant laugh. “Antis and so many others out there have been wanting to gain leverage on me for years,” she said.
She raised her eyes. Her gaze exuded a sense of frigid coldness.
“Have they ever managed to?” she questioned.
Lil Yi took in a sharp intake of breath.
Sobs, Xiaxia looked so charismatic when she was serious!
Xue Mingan shook his head in silence.
Throughout the years, nobody had succeeded in pulling her down from her current position. Even the dramas she acted in that did not receive good initial responses became smash hits after they were released. In the eyes of investors, Su Xia’s name was now a guarantee for viewership ratings.
She was living the dream of all the celebrities out there.
Su Xia had only gotten thwarted by Chen Yiran during the incident back then. However, she was lucky that she had managed to take care of things in time.