All men had an obsession to beauty. Lin Fengtian was already led into the story by Yun Shishi's beauty without the latter needing to act.
It was as if the female protagonist, Yin Xiachun, had walked out from the pages of the novel.
Her ethereal beauty was one worldliness could not contaminate.
"Director Lin?" Mu Xi carefully prompted the director again.
As if a spell had been broken, he came around with a start and could not stop gushing, "You look so good. Yin Xiachun has come to life!"
Yun Shishi beamed with happiness when she heard his praise.
The trial session proceeded smoothly.
In the novel, Yin Xiachun, depicted by Yun Shishi, was the younger sister of Yin Dongyu, portrayed by Gu Xingze. Both were close since young. Growing up together, they eventually developed taboo feelings for each other.
The simple-minded Yin Xiachun persistently pursued love like how a moth would chase after a light source. She could not let go of her brother from the very start.
However, worldly constraints kept her persistent love chained and at bay. Even though Yin Dongyu had come to love her in the same way, he had, time and again, rejected her for it was forbidden.
Finally, their mother found out about the two's affair through her daughter's diary, which vividly described her painful struggles, sorrows, and desperations. Livid, her mother exiled her overseas to study as a form of punishment.
Years later, Yin Xiachun received a call from her mother, informing her that her brother was about to marry his fiancée. She, thus, returned to her homeland in bitter disappointment, only to discover by accident that she was with leukemia.
Her brother went to the hospital to donate bone marrow to his sister but was told that he was not a suitable match for her. In the end, the pair of siblings found out that they were not biologically related. It turned out that, when she was born, she was accidentally swapped in with another baby at the hospital, which gave rise to this sorrowful, incestuous tale.
Lin Fengtian had always been sure of his foresight, and after today, he was even more confident of it!
Yun Shishi fulfilled the look and feel of the female protagonist to a T.
The pure and gentle smile of Yun Shishi was infectious to the entire film set.
Hence, during the production, the usually critical and harsh Lin Fengtian was atypically full of praises.
"This newcomer… is so well-suited as Yin Xiachun! It's as if she were from the novel itself…"
The chief styling director, who was standing at the side, was equally captivated.
Standing at one end was Yan Bingqing with a displeased look on her face. Either from jealousy or sourness, her brows knitted as her chest churned with rage.
Her makeup had not been applied yet when she heard that the trial shoot was about to begin. She specifically made a trip over to the studio to check out the happenings. Lin Fengtian was known for being harsh, and so far, none had escaped his scolding unscathed. Even the old-timers were not spared from it.
She, herself, had once received a dressing-down from him in front of the whole crew in one of his productions.
The newbie was so smug during their tussle earlier, so she was looking forward to seeing the way the latter would be put in her place by the director on-set.
It was totally out of her expectation for Lin Fengtian to express his delight over this newcomer, instead…
Jealousy had contorted her face by now.
She could somehow not stand the sight of Yun Shishi, and after their earlier spat, her enmity with the latter was sealed.
Hmph! Yun Shishi, the days are long. Just you watch; I'll see how far you can get away for offending me!
She squinted her eyes and secretly cursed the lady.