One must know how treacherous this industry was. If this were another woman, she would do her utmost best to marry into an elite family instead of continuing in this trade; after all, the elites only looked for women with decent backgrounds.
She narrowed her eyes and took in a cool, deep breath.
His question was so direct that it sounded jarring to her ears.
As a result, she felt rather embarrassed.
She understood, though, that he did not have any ill will and was not out to mock her or make things difficult for her. He just wanted to know her real score with Mu Yazhe.
As her agent, he had an obligation to know everything about her.
She did not intend to hide anything from him as well.
She gazed into his eyes and neutrally said, "I don't like owing anyone."
He was surprised with her answer, yet somehow, it was within his estimation, too.
This reply was very much her style, after all!
She continued simply. "Who doesn't want fame and fortune? But if I rely on a man for a living, how can I preserve my dignity? I don't want that!"
He smiled in contentment, apparently satisfied with her answer. "Very well! I like your strong character a lot."
He suddenly leaned forward slightly with his eyes shining brightly.
"Do you know my ambition?" asked the man, dropping his voice's volume into a magnetic drawl.
She shook her head.
He smiled, leaned against the chair's backrest, and leisurely said, "For the last decade, I've helped Xingze conquer half of the entertainment world. I have greater ambition for you, though."
"Are you willing to work with me?"
"Before this, I need you to understand this very clearly. You can call showbiz as a tigers' den or a cesspool, but over here, the strongest get it all. There's no dignity for the weak! Since you have stepped in here, I hope that you do your utmost best. Don't be half-assed; I don't like it!"
As he said that, he took out a book and placed it before her.
She raised a brow and received it, only to realize that it was a script with a thick volume.
It was twice as thick as the script for 'The Green Apple'.
As she flipped open the first page, she saw the black and white lettering. This was a period drama which was recently preparing for the lead selection. This show, which was also a best-selling novel adaptation, was temporarily named 'Lethal Beauty'. Over three million copies of this popular intellectual property were sold in the country and abroad.
Three million copies!
What did that mean?
Once 30,000 hard copies of this book were sold, the novel would be listed as a best-seller.
Since this novel, which had been released these five years, was able to garner three million sales, that was to say that it had a massive fanbase.
It was said that price for its copyrights was at an astronomical sum of 10 million yuan!
This was the first intellectual property to be bought that much, subsequently setting the highest record to date.
What was more? With only the rights to the novel and without any confirmed cast line-up, the major TV networks fought for its broadcasting rights. One TV station even quoted 800 million yuan for the copyright fees.
"There is one good news and one bad news. Which one d'you want to hear first?" He seemed to be in a good mood and wanted to drag the suspense.
She willingly played along. "I'd like to hear the good news first."
"The good news is that you have a chance to fight for the female lead role.
"And the bad news…"