Even if she gave feedback to the director, could this scene be skipped?
How was that possible?
Generally, in movies, slapping scenes created hype.
How could it, therefore, be skipped?
She finally had a firsthand experience of the unscrupulous level Yan Bingqing was willing to stoop.
Tears rolled down Mu Xi's cheeks as her heart ached. She felt guilty for having implicated her artiste. If it were not for a small assistant like her, her artiste would not have an existing enmity with this vile actress.
Ding Ning rushed forward as well to cover the reddish handprint with a concealer. Just looking at it made her feel pain inside.
Gu Xingze looked from the sidelines; just like stagnant water, his face was a mask of coldness and desolation.
He had the desire to step forward, but at the last second, he stayed put. His eyes were dark and his fists were tightly clenched.
The director stomped his feet in anger and gave Yun Shishi another warning. "You'd better not get distracted again! Try to get this in one take, okay?"
She knew that he was worried for her – fearful that she would not get it in one take and would have to be slapped again.
The actors returned to their places.
"Hena, it's been a while since we've last met." Standing on her original spot, Yun Shishi smiled slightly with her clear eyes. Her pure look seemed to suggest that she was doing well.
"Yin Xiachun, why did you return?!"
Into her role as Lin Hena, Yan Bingqing looked at her incredulously. She stepped forward and almost mournfully asked, "What are you doing back here?"
"Can't I be back?" She looked at her with wide eyes, confused by the other woman's hostility. "This is my home. If I don't return, where can I go?"
The slap landed on the same place as before, yet the force behind it was even bigger than earlier. Yan Bingqing appeared to be channeling all her anger into it!
She hated it!
She completely abhorred this proud and unyielding newbie!
Recalling her earlier humiliation, she wanted to tear off this newbie's nonchalant face!
Hence, sans the need to brew her emotions, she vividly and thoroughly displayed her anger.
The force of this slap made Yun Shishi a little unstable on her feet; her body swayed as one side of her ear rang. She suffered from tinnitus for a moment!
With great difficulty, she eventually managed to stand firm on her feet. She cradled her face and then looked up to the actress, who was staring straight at her, but did not read out her lines for a long time.
After a long lag, she turned to grimace at Lin Fengtian in sheer embarrassment. "Director Lin, I forgot my lines."
Silence reigned on the set.
Gu Xingze, in particular, could nearly not keep it to himself. Anger surged on his handsome face and cold breaths constantly streamed out from him.
Everyone had clearly witnessed it this time.
It was obvious that Yan Bingqing had done it on purpose.
Suppressing the newbie through this scene, she was clearly instilling a lesson to her.
Yang Mi, at the side, was part of the next scene, but since this scene's bad takes kept piling up, with no signs of it succeeding, hers continued to be delayed as well; her makeup was constantly retouched.
She could also tell that the actress had malicious intentions.
This was her usual way of teaching newbies a lesson; she had experienced it before, too.
Sitting in front of the monitor, the director looked at Yun Shishi through the lens. She was motionless.
She stood in one place with indifferent eyes.
Her face was pale with one side of her cheeks red and dripping with blood. The handprint was once again apparent.
The burning pain only reminded her of how fierce the actress had been in her slap.