She put down the powder in her hand and looked at her solemnly. "I know how Yan Bingqing is like, and that's why I never easily offend her. Mu Xi, you should know that I dislike causing trouble. If I can give in, I will."
That was why, when that actress occupied her waiting room, she did not argue with her but chose to give in, instead.
The actress had repeatedly harassed, ostracized, and spoken ill of her, but she had never once risen to the bait.
She only wanted to finish this filming in peace.
"This doesn't mean that I'm weak and that everything should be borne; I have my bottom line, too." She calmly looked at her. "She can go against me, but I won't stay silent if she implicates the people around me."
The assistant was deeply shocked by her solemn words.
"Perhaps, in the eyes of many, I seem to be a weak person, but be it cowardice or timidity, everyone has a reverse scale."
Mu Xi was moved by her sincere words, but her face still had worries that could not be hidden. "What… if she takes revenge on you? Shishi, you need not offend such people just because of me! If she takes revenge on you, what should you do?"
"There's always a solution to a problem," she replied lightly.
The assistant looked at her calm face with worry still.
In the afternoon, there was a scene with Yun Shishi and Yan Bingqing in it, but the latter was no show. After waiting for a period and she still did not appear, the director was so angry that he nearly cut the scene.
In the end, an assistant rushed in to report that the actress had a fever.
Lin Fengtian swore.
He had only heard of getting a heatstroke in this weather and never of getting a fever before.
He did not know what she was up to again!
He hurriedly arranged for the next scene. Because of the actress's sudden sick leave, this scene could only be postponed.
Yun Shishi frowned in suspicion; she did not know what the actress was up to as well. Did that splash caused her to have a fever?
Was she that weak?
Mu Xi whispered to her ear. "Shishi, she most likely couldn't touch up her makeup in time and replaced her drenched clothes, but she's afraid that Director Lin would blame her, so she found an excuse."
Only then did she understand.
The afternoon scene ended, and due to the hot weather, the director wrapped up today's shooting ahead of schedule.
In these past few days, the filming had been progressing well, which put the director in a good mood. He proposed to treat Gu Xingze and Yun Shishi to a meal.
He felt that, after that incident, there was tension between the two.
Everyone was very engaged during filming, but once it was over, there was practically no interaction between the two main leads.
Even during filming, the superstar was distracted and a bit absent-minded. He even forgot some of his lines because of this unknown distraction. While they were just minor mistakes, he still saw through them.
Hence, after mulling over, he decided to improve their relationship over a meal.
Yun Shishi apologetically rejected him, however. "Director Lin, I'm sorry; I still have something on later!"
"What's the matter?"
"Well… Go back to take care of my father."
In fact, Yun Yecheng was back in his hometown for a funeral.
Since the little guy was alone at home, she could not help but worry.
Although Li Hanlin chauffeured the boy to and from school, it was rare for the filming to end early, so she wanted to take this chance to give her child a surprise by returning home early.
Naturally, she could not confess this to the director.
If he knew that she had a child, and the news leaked, it would only bring inconvenience to her life.
 Reverse scale is a figurative expression of something one should not touch.