Chapter 1977: A Bumper Harvest for ‘The Green Apple’
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Congrats, Shishi! You deserve this award!”
Han Yuyan, who appeared especially imposing on her ten-centimeter stilettos, which she had specifically worn for the film festival, looked down and leaned over to the rookie actress.
The senior thespian appeared to be congratulating her junior in the eyes of others, but once she was out of the microphone range, the woman spat threatening words with a gracious smile.
“Don’t you be too smug! Flying too high might result in you falling from great heights and ending crushed!”
The newcomer lifted her eyes and met the other’s sharp gaze briefly.
This woman was, at most, a famous actress who had been nominated for various awards due to her outstanding performance, yet she spoke so harshly to her with such a warm smile on her face.
Undaunted, the rookie gazed back and retorted at the older woman while smiling equally graciously. “Ms. Han, you don’t have to be so jealous of me. Do you know what’s the first thing I will do after reaching a certain level of fame?”
“What?” Feeling puzzled, the veteran starlet arched a brow.
She beamed at her, the corners of her lips growing increasingly gentle.
“I’ll trample over you.”
“It’s time to present the award to Mr. Hua!” The concierge beside them reminded the actress.
Only then did Han Yuyan snap out of it to present the other award to Hua Jin. The way she looked at her rival, however, became deep and meaningful.
It was then time for Yun Shishi to give her award speech.
While holding the award in one hand, she held the mic in the other. “To be honest… I didn’t think I’d be able to receive this award. I, as a newly debuted actress, was constantly fraught with fear and trepidation, always worrying that my performance wasn’t good enough. The release of the movie, though, truly gave me many pleasant surprises. I was lucky enough to receive the support of the esteemed director, the concern of the seniors in the industry, and the acknowledgment of the fans. What I can be certain is that I wouldn’t be here on this stage at this moment without all of you.”
Later, when she went back to her seat off-stage, her manager asked, “What did Han Yuyan say to you earlier?”
“It’s just some well-wishes from a senior.”
Qin Zhou did not buy a word of it as he knew for sure that nothing good could come out of that woman’s mouth.
“Why bother about her?”
His charge, however, could not care less and did not take the seasoned actress’s words to heart.
Despite the numerous mental preparation, her heart still started racing when she felt the weight of the award in her hands.
Joy and happiness filled her.
At that moment, she suddenly felt that all her efforts might have been worthwhile.
After all, receiving the award for the Best Rookie Actress was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to a beginner thespian—an honor that could not be exchanged no matter how many awards one might receive in the future.
She was very lucky and honored to receive it.
Her failure to do so would leave regret in her acting career.
She was, in fact, quite broadminded about winning an award. Although she would just laugh it off should she fail to receive it, winning one could greatly encourage her to do better.
It was just that this glorious moment did not seem to hold such profound meaning anymore since a certain man was not present to witness it!
As the awards ceremony continued to proceed, almost all the awards had been presented to the respective winners.
Many celebrities had already left the venue, but Yun Shishi insisted on staying to the very end of the awards ceremony to show her respect for films.
Witnessing this, Qin Zhou felt increasingly certain that he was right about his judgment of his charge.
Someone who knew how to respect others was worthy of being acknowledged in aspects like their moral conduct and upbringing!
‘The Green Apple’ received quite a bumper harvest that night, sweeping in awards, such as Best Screenwriter, Best Director, Most Popular Film of the Year, Best Newcomer, and Best Film Editing.
The film failed to win the Best Production award, though. In consideration of a fair balance of the awards, the organizers decided that they could not present all the awards into just one film.