Chapter 1400: Isn’t It Terrifying?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
That natural arrogance reminded Meng Yuqiao of a certain dead person.
However, the Su Manman in front of her was more beautiful than that person. And Su Manman was definitely much younger. It was perfect to describe the woman in front of her as a cold and jade-like beauty.
Meng Yuqiao awkwardly avoided Su Manman’s gaze and asked her assistant to take her to put on makeup.
Su Manman knew that the first scene was between her and Meng Yuqiao. Although Meng Yuqiao’s outfit needed head-to-toe styling, the most troublesome part of a period drama wasn’t her makeup, but her hairstyle.
However, Su Manman was a picky person, especially when it came to beauty. She regarded her appearance with great importance, so much that she wouldn’t even wear fake eyelashes. Her eyelashes had to be brushed one by one. Wasn’t that absurd?
Hence, Su Manman’s makeup could be described as… exquisite. Another word to describe it was… slow!
When Meng Yuqiao was done with her makeup, Su Manman was done with her makeup.
Su Manman looked at herself in the mirror. Tsk tsk… She was indeed a beauty who could bring disaster to a country and its people.
To put it bluntly, “The Olden Age” was, at its core, a romance drama with a mythical shell. Furthermore, it was an extremely old-fashioned romance drama.
It was about the love story between the phoenixes’ Little Phoenix Empress and the dragons’ Dragon Emperor. Meng Yuqiao played the Little Phoenix Empress who was lacking in her training despite spending 100,000 years. The best actor, Gu Chengfeng naturally played the Dragon Emperor.
Su Manman played a female supporting role that had quite a lot of scenes. She was an elder of the phoenixes and was engaged to the Dragon Emperor of the dragons. However, she just didn’t get married to the Dragon Emperor. She was planning to bring up the Little Phoenix Empress and let her inherit the Phoenix Empress’s throne before getting married.
Later, the phoenixes’ elder’s fiancé was snatched by the child she raised. She was betrayed by both her fiancé and family member, and in a fit of anger, she turned evil. Her demise was a lame death brought about by the collective efforts of the male and female lead.
Su Manman didn’t understand. How could the scum—the Dragon Emperor and Phoenix Empress—end up living happily ever after?
All in all, Su Manman liked this female supporting character very much. On the contrary, she hated the female lead role. This was also why Su Manman didn’t snatch the role of the female lead.
According to logic, the first scene was the male lead, the female lead, and the female supporting character. At the very least, the three of them had to go through the process.
However, after the male and female leads rehearsed with each other, for a female supporting character like Su Manman, who had invested a lot in the production… there was no such things as rehearsals!!
In the first scene, Little Phoenix followed her elder and rested on the branch of a Chinese parasol tree to drink. Little Phoenix didn’t expect to accidentally fall from the Chinese parasol tree after drinking too much and was coincidentally rescued by the Dragon Emperor, who was there to look for his fiancée, the female supporting role. Ever since then, Little Phoenix had feelings for the Dragon Emperor.
After attaching the wire work to the cast, Su Manman got into position…
As Su Manman laid down on the Chinese parasol tree branch at a high spot, the director was worried about Su Manman’s acting and told her how to act through a loudspeaker. Who knew that Su Manman would react unhappily and asked the director to just hurry up with filming. She needed to rest after filming.
The director was speechless.
How should he put it? After all, the director had put in a lot of effort into this movie. Of course, he was worried that Su Manman’s acting wouldn’t be good enough for the movie. After all, she wasn’t his first choice for the role. He had initially wanted Ming Xiaoxuan but ended up choosing the actress who invested in the production. Well, never mind the supporting role, he would have even given her the female lead role if he had to!
The director felt he had no choice but to give more scenes to Su Manman instead of Meng Yuqiao.
In her previous life, she had received so many Best Actress awards, so Su Manman immediately got into character.
A gust of wind blew past. Her white clothes fluttered in the wind, and her black hair was tangled up with the silk ribbons. She lay down on the Chinese parasol tree with one hand behind her head while drinking with her eyes closed. Her actions were elegant and unrestrained. This close-up scene was simply too beautiful…
Meng Yuqiao’s performance wasn’t bad either. She lay on the lower branches of the Chinese parasol tree and looked up at her elder, Feng Yi. At this time, Little Phoenix Emperor, Feng Yu, regarded her elder as her idol.
She seemed to have seen Su Manman’s actions, and her eyes were filled with anticipation. She imitated Su Manman’s actions and lay down, but who knew that her body would be too stiff from drinking too much? She screamed as she slid down from the Chinese parasol tree branch.
Just then, Dragon Emperor Jiuxiao, who had come to look for his fiancée, saw this. He tapped his feet and flew up to catch Little Phoenix in his arms.
This was the first time Little Phoenix saw the Dragon Emperor. Her heart palpitated as she wrapped her arms around the Dragon Emperor’s neck. Her eyes started to throb, looking at the Dragon Emperor in a daze.. Even when the two of them landed on the ground, Little Phoenix didn’t come back to her senses.
The leaves of the parasol trees around her were mixed with the petals from the peach blossom forest in the distance. The scene was incredibly romantic and beautiful…
“Why are you here?” Su Manman sat up. Her actions were exactly the same as when Meng Yuqiao saw Su Manman earlier.
Su Manman propped herself up with one hand and lowered her leg. She bent her leg and stepped on a tree branch, her elbow resting on her knee as she gently shook the wine bottle. Her movements were casual and lazy, carrying a sense of pride and indifference that made one’s heart flutter. It was as if she was the most respected queen in the world.
Meng Yuqiao felt her throat tighten. The moment Su Manman, who had brought capital into the team, spoke up… Meng Yuqiao felt pressured.
“Cut!” The director’s heart was in his throat.
Su Manman’s acting was completely out of the director’s expectations. It was just a short scene with just one line… but her movements, eyes, and rhythm are so in tune with the character that it’s enlightening.
This comparison made the director feel a little disappointed in Meng Yuqiao. “Yuqiao, why are you looking at Su Manman? You should look at Teacher Gu…”
Meng Yuqiao hurriedly apologized. The moment Su Manman spoke, her attention was drawn to her. She completely forgot that she was supposed to retreat from Gu Chengfeng’s embrace the moment she heard Su Manman’s voice.
The director was rather satisfied with Meng Yuqiao’s performance during the retake. She hurriedly came out of the Dragon Emperor’s arms when she heard Su Manman’s voice. With the bearing of a daughter, she bowed properly and quickly ran away, blushing.
Before the retake, the director had instructed them to give Su Manman more scenes. After all, Su Manman’s beauty was breathtaking, so even the cameraman favored her…
Su Manman watched as Little Phoenix escaped. She smiled and waved her hand, and a bottle of wine flew towards the Dragon Emperor. The Dragon Emperor took the bottle and flew up the phoenix tree. He sat down next to Su Manman and took a sip of wine before saying, “The reason I came is that the elders are urging us to get married. So, I want to ask you.”
Su Manman leaned lazily against Gu Chengfeng’s back. Gu Chengfeng was a little surprised. There wasn’t such a scene in the script, but in the end, he was still in the middle of his role as an emperor… so naturally, he smiled and turned to look at Su Manman.
“Feng Yi, when are you planning to marry me?” Gu Chengfeng asked calmly.
“When our Little Phoenix Yu cultivates to become a god…” Su Manman crossed her legs and turned her head casually. Her eyes sparkled, and she said calmly, “If you’re anxious, why don’t you take Little Phoenix Yu as your disciple?”
“You’re an elder of the phoenixes, so why don’t you accept the Phoenix Emperor as your disciple?”
As if she felt that his suggestion was not bad, she continued, “I’m used to being lazy, so why would I teach a disciple?”