1411 I do not wish to act in real life.
Alas, she was not to be blamed for this lass not knowing how to generate hype from all the opportunities she had created for her.
After the interview, she could not help blurting out, “Yun Shishi, why didn’t you make use of the chances I set up for you? Your agent has gone to great lengths to employ my help in pushing you up! With you squandering this rare chance, it’ll be a miracle if you become famous.”
The actress smiled. “Thank you for your kind words! If the movie becomes a box-office hit, I’ll give you a treat.”
The editor-in-chief truly felt deflected by then, yet she was touched by her authenticity.
The woman’s genuineness was rare in the entertainment industry.
Andy was about to walk away when she had a sudden recollection. Walking back to the artist’s side, she eyed her with a hostile look.
The other looked at her warily. Just when the actress thought that she would bother her again, the stylist asked incredulously, instead, “Earlier, why… didn’t you follow the script?”
“Stop your pretense.”
Picking up her bag, Andy had a frosty expression. “I secretly took a peek at the interview script earlier. In it, you were supposed to talk about the rumored relationship between you and Xingze. Why didn’t you follow the script during the interview and sidestepped that, instead?”
From what she had read, the focus of the interview was exactly that gossip about the two leads besides promoting the film.
In the end, the actress diverged from it with her responses.
Even the editor-in-chief was so infuriated with her that she did not know what to ask next.
Earlier, she had taken the actress for a calculative newbie. As a newcomer, she managed to star in Lin Fengtian’s film and even had a chance to create a buzz with the superstar, earning a spot on Weibo’s list of hottest trends.
A person who was not shrewd and conniving could not have made it this far.
At this point, the stylist knew very well how murky the entertainment industry was.
She also understood that those actresses, who had to survive in this kind of industry, were no angels.
Most had sugar daddies backing them.
This Yun Shishi was no exception.
She had, thus, initially pegged the actress as another scheming white lotus, who would use any means, including riding on the coattails of Gu Xingze’s popularity, to reach stardom. In the end…
She took no bait despite the editor-in-chief giving her excellent chances time and again.
This fuddled her.
Looking detached, she answered matter-of-factly, “That’s because I forgot to memorize the script.”
The stylist was shocked and then immediately angrily refuted, “Forgot to memorize the script?! Please for goodness’ sake! Can you stop belittling this interview?!”
An interview with Bazaar would allude to one’s celebrity rating in the industry; many artists could only dream of this chance.
The magazine made the exception for Yun Shishi only because she had the support of her capable agent, yet she did not bother to memorize the script after being granted an interview!
How could this be?
The actress said neutrally, “It’s not because I don’t treasure this opportunity.”
“I don’t wish to act in real life.”
Andy was thoroughly stumped.
The actress added, “Acting is my job. A job is just work. In real life, I prefer to stay honest to myself. I don’t wish to remain an actress even in reality.”
There was a dead silence following her confession.
The stylist eyed the actress, nonplussed, having not expected such a reply.
After what seemed like a century of silence, she chortled all of a sudden.
“What are you laughing at?” asked the actress quizzically.
The stylist replied, “You’re really… I’ve been in this circle for so many years, but I’ve never seen such a stranger artist than you.”