In the makeup room, Yun Shishi was sitting in front of the dressing mirror. Mu Xi, who was tidying the makeup kit at the side, smiled at her artiste's reflection in the mirror. "Shishi, I just realize that you have a face that suits any types of cosmetics applied on it!"
Gathering her wayward thoughts at the assistant's remark, she could not help but bestow a smile on her. "Mu Xi, is your hand feeling any better?"
Her assistant nodded. "Yes, my hand is fine now. The blisters have healed after using that ointment you've given me these few days. It's almost fully recovered by now."
"Don't push yourself. If it still hurts, you must tell me."
The assistant replied, "Oh, my, Shishi! I'm not that pitiful! It's nothing but a small injury. It is actually all better now!"
These words were what left her lips, but deep down, she was feeling grateful for her artiste's concern.
Her artiste had given her a few days off. During that period that she was resting at home and away from her artiste's side, she was plagued with worry for Yun Shishi's wellbeing. She wondered if her artiste was being bullied or ostracized by the production team.
Very concerned, she ended her emergency medical leave earlier than scheduled and rushed back on set.
After listening to talks, she learned that Yan Bingqing had not been around these few days as well. She, thus, finally breathed a sigh of relief.
The actress was probably not present on set due to her other commitments.
Besides 'The Green Apple', the actress had accepted another movie project.
Many established actors received a steady stream of film proposals. Therefore, most would choose to accept two or three projects at once and just arrange their schedules and shoots to accommodate all.
Lin Fengtian extremely loathed such style of working.
Lacking the fundamental professionalism an actor should have, he very much wanted to drop Yan Bingqing. However, the backing she had was too strong, and her role in the film was given to her without any credentials. Helpless, he could only continue tolerating her.
Since she had not been around these few days, most of her parts in the film had been arranged to be shot today.
Actually, she was supposed to shoot for a few more scenes at the university, but they were all trashed by the director out of his pique.
Logically speaking, she should be back to the production team today.
Just thinking of working again with someone who lacked character already made Mu Xi feel down.
Unfortunately, in this line of work, there was no other way.
Even if one could not stand the sight of someone, they had to tolerate it.
The make-up artist carefully put makeup on the face of Yun Shishi who was sitting motionlessly in her chair with her eyes closed.
Her make-up artist was still Ding Ning.
When Yun Shishi first joined the production team, its members did not put much regard to her. Regardless of the issue, first-tier actors always took precedence.
The sequence for putting on makeup was Gu Xingze, Yan Bingqing, Yang Mi, Li Jiuxian…
It was sequenced based on an actor's celebrity tier.
The various social standings of people, where those in the upper strata were held in high regard and venerated and those in the lower strata were disregarded and looked down on, were perfectly demonstrated in the way this production team operated.
There were several times when the production team was shorthanded, and Yun Shishi could not wait for her makeup artist to apply cosmetics on her face, so she had to do it herself.
Thankfully, before joining the production team, she had a crash course in cosmetology, and this let her handle any urgent matters with no issues.
Moreover, she was naturally in possession of fair skin. This was, therefore, not an unsolvable fix to her.
Still, over time, her assistant began to have quite a few complaints despite her not saying much about this treatment issue.
She grumbled about this more than once. "Shishi, aren't they just bullying you because you have the lowest celebrity tier? It's fine if it's just a couple of times, but it's been more than that! They're really not taking you seriously! No matter what, you're still the female lead personally handpicked by Director Lin here! I believe that you'll shoot to fame after this! They clearly have no foresight at all!"
She remained noncommittal still.
Her assistant grew more indignant at her silence. "If it were me, I'd have Mr. Qin hire me a personal make-up artist for me. That way, I wouldn't have to tolerate others' measuring looks further! Our situation now is just so aggravating!"