TMMTMQ – Chapter 101
Today's Gong Qingyao was wearing Buyi’s gray robe, looking like a fairy. Everyone didn't know if it was an illusion, but they always felt that Gong Qingyao's immortal aura was stronger than when she first came to the crew.
In the quiet hall, someone shouted, "Sister Yao!"
With this, then a lot of people shouted together, "Sister Yao" "Sister Yao". It was almost like a fan meeting, Qiu Yuan also excitedly shouted from the side, "Sister Yao, Sister Yao."
"Everyone is here." Gong Qingyao's expression was indifferent as usual, but none of the people present felt that there was anything wrong with it.
A Master was originally like this.
Gong Qingyao looked at Qu Yi, and Qu Yi immediately said, "Sit down, everyone."
Gong Qingyao, Qiu Yuan, Qu Yi, and Director Gao were in the middle table, and the rest of the artists and crew members randomly sat on other tables. In fact, there were not many resident actors in the entire play. With the addition of the crews, a total of five tables were put together.
To kick-off the banquet, Qu Yi made a speech, "Thank you for your support. ‘Yi Yao’ has finally come to an end. Thank you for your perseverance along the way. We should also thank Sister Yao, President Qin and Gong Group for their sponsorship so that our crew can finish filming ‘Yi Yao’. Tonight, no one can go home not drunk!"
Director Gao on the side opened a bottle of champagne. With the sound of the bottle opening, everyone cheered. It was really a joy to be able to finish the filming.
Everyone raised their glasses to celebrate. Everyone’s first toast was to Gong Qingyao instead of Qu Yi, but Qu Yi was not angry. He even said, "Go ahead, everyone respects Sister Yao."
I don’t know which staff member came over to toast and said, "Sister Yao, thank you for last night."
"No problem." Gong Qingyao replied again.
"Sister Yao, you are really amazing," the staff member said.
Gong Qingyao nodded slightly.
"I adore you so much, since last night, you have been my goddess."
After this person expressed ten minutes of worship, he finally left. Fortunately, Gong Qingyao seldom smiled usually, so she didn't need to smile in response at this time, otherwise her face would become stiff early.
Qu Yi on the side seemed to feel Gong Qingyao’s helplessness, and he said, "Sister Yao, I really didn’t expect it. I always thought that you just have shallow surface knowledge about metaphysics. Last night really opened my eyes."
"Last night?" Gong Qingyao raised her pronunciation slightly.
"Well, at the lake last night." Qu Yi repeated, "Sister Yao was really amazing." As he said this, he gave a thumbs up.
Gong Qingyao's face was indifferent, "That's the surface."
Qu Yi: ???
What do you mean? That ghost hunting was just the surface of Gong Qingyao abilities? At this moment, Qu Yi felt that he almost needed to kneel down.
Director Gao took a difficult sip of his wine and suddenly felt that he was looking for death before for finding faults with Gong Qingyao. Also, Gong Qingyao might already see through his behavior from the beginning. The more he thought about it, the more he felt it was possible. Director Gao simply picked up the wine glass and tried to look generous. "Sister Yao, I was ignorant before. I hope Sister Yao doesn't hold any grudges."
"Director Gao is too polite." Gong Qingyao said.
Director Gao breathed a sigh of relief in an instant.
Qu Yi looked at Director Gao and thought he was strange. Did something happen between Director Gao and Gong Qingyao?
"Sister Yao, besides hunting ghosts, do you know anything more about metaphysics?" When filming ‘Yi Yao’, Director Gao also started to understand a little bit about metaphysics. Especially during the shooting period, Gong Qingyao had been telling everyone about metaphysics theories.
At the beginning, everyone still tried to recheck, but later found that many of what Gong Qingyao said was not available on the Internet. Later, everyone was too lazy to recheck. During the filming, Gong Qingyao changed many parts of the scripts related to metaphysics, and Qu Yi directly agreed. Now looking back, everyone instantly understood that Gong Qingyao's metaphysical knowledge was real.
"Yes." Gong Qingyao said firmly.
Qu Yi had drunk a lot of wine, and his voice already had some drunkenness, "To be honest, I was not happy when Sister Yao asked me to change the script at first. You know? It took me decades to polish this script. But, Sister Yao only glanced at it and said to change. How can I be convinced?"
"Then why Director Qu agreed to change?" asked a nearby crew member who heard Qu Yi's words.
"I want to make a good ‘Yi Yao’. After Sister Yao said her objection, I went to check the information again and also find another master. Later found out everything she said was correct, so I changed it." Qu Yi said.
Hearing this, Director Gao felt a little uncomfortable. Originally, he had bad thoughts about Qu Yi at the beginning. He thought that because Gong Qingyao was playing without pay, Qu Yi had overly accommodated her every request, so when Gong Qingyao asked to change the script Qu Yi directly agreed. He didn’t expect that Qu Yi also rechecked the information again.
"Think about it now, it's the luck of my life to be able to invite Sister Yao." Qu Yi smirked, even though his decades of hard work in making the script was pretty much wasted with the amount of changes it had in the end.
Qiu Yuan said to the side, "If there were no early efforts from Director Qu, Sister Yao would not come."
Qu Yi was stunned. Yeah, if the script was not originally good, would Gong Qingyao still come? If the metaphysical content was totally messed up, would Gong Qingyao agree? The answer was obvious. It turned out that his decades of effort were also useful. Qu Yi laughed and cried.
Director Gao patted Qu Yi on the back, "Everything in this world is for people who are prepared."
Qu Yi cried and said, "I am happy, happy."
"Yes, yes, our song director is happy." Everyone laughed happily. Even Gong Qingyao showed a slight smile.
This banquet lasted until 12 o'clock midnight. At first, everyone was very happy, but at the end everyone was drunk and started to cry. Everyone was reluctant to leave the crew of ‘Yi Yao’.
Even Qiu Yuan couldn't help crying, "I feel as if I went back to the university to have a reunion meal. I can't bear to part with everyone."
The filming took three months. During these three months, everyone experienced good and bad together, and in the end everyone's heart came together. It would be hard to encounter a crew with this kind of atmosphere again.
In the crowd, someone shouted, "Director, call us again for your next movie."
Qu Yi smiled and said, "If this film is well received, I will call everyone again when I prepare one!" Metaphysics was an unpopular subject. After the censor review, future box office and word-of-mouth would be a test for the film. Metaphysics was unpopular, even if it was released, they might not get many viewers.
Everyone understands this, and suddenly felt a little depressed. Someone looked at Gong Qingyao and asked, "Sister Yao, can you count whether this movie can ‘fire’ or not?"
"What is fire?" Gong Qingyao asked back.
"Well, fire means the box office at least pass 100 million." The man replied. For this film, box office of 100 million was already pretty good.
Qu Yi shook his head, let alone 100 million, he was satisfied if it could break 50 million.
Gong Qingyao said affirmatively, "Yes."
Everyone cheered again, all seemed to think that what Gong Qingyao said would be always right.
Qu Yi posed his head, he also hoped to have so many box office. But seeing everyone so happy, he felt as if the box office really broke 100 million. After all, although the content of metaphysics might be cold, their plot was tight with no filler.
Even if everyone could bear to part, they still needed to disband eventually. The next day, everyone went their own way.
On the way to the airport, Gong Qingyao received an unexpected call.
As soon as the mobile phone was connected, there was a sweet cowardly voice over the phone, "Sister Qingyao."
"Xiaomi?" Gong Qingyao was very surprised.
"Sister Qingyao actually recognizes my voice." Xiaomi was very happy, and she said, "Sister Qingyao will definitely not forget Xiaomi. Sister Qingyao, do you have WeChat? I want to do video call." Xiaomi said on the other end of the phone.
"Yes, the ID is my phone number." Gong Qingyao said.
After a while, WeChat sent a friend request notification. Gong Qingyao clicked it, and it was indeed sent by Xiaomi. The WeChat avatar was Xiaomi's face, so Gong Qingyao clicked to accept.
After the friend was added, a video call request was sent from the other end quickly. Gong Qingyao accepted it, and Xiaomi’s cute look appeared on the screen. After seeing Gong Qingyao, Xiaomi smiled brightly at the phone and stretched out her hand to wave, "Hi, Sister Qingyao."
Gong Qingyao greeted, "Xiaomi."
Xiaomi said happily, "Uncle Qin Ze gave the mobile phone. I originally thought it would be useless, but Uncle Qin Ze said that Sister Qingyao wanted to chat with me, so I accepted it."
Qiu Yuan on the side couldn’t help but laugh when she heard this. This little girl was so cute, and she knew that nothing could be done without merit.
Gong Qingyao nodded, Qin Ze's statement was not wrong.
Seeing that Gong Qingyao had no objection, Xiaomi continued, "Uncle Qin Ze also asked me to sign up for WeChat. As soon as I learned it, I immediately want to send video call request to Qingyao sister."
"Yeah." Gong Qingyao replied.
Xiaomi went on to say, "The road on our village is about to be done, and now car can be driven in. It will be much more convenient to go to town in the future." After that, Xiaomi also pointed the phone at the road in front of her house. The muddy road had become a concrete road. The figure of Grandma Qian also appeared on the phone, she had a smile on her face. It seemed that the changes in Hongyan Village had made everyone happy.
"Also, the signal in the village was not strong before, but now we can access internet easily. Everyone is very happy." Especially those families whose children work outside, they almost went silly watching mobile phone videos every day. Everyone in and from Hongyan Village, were very grateful to Qin Ze and Gong Qingyao.
Qiu Yuan looked at the little girl on the phone. She felt that her Sister Yao’ attitude was a little unusual for this little girl.
Xiaomi went on and talked a lot. But then she finally said what she was in her heart, "I'm almost finished studying the Book of Changes, when sister Qingyao is free, come and test me ah?."
"May I call you before I come?" Gong Qingyao said, there were still some works she needed to do, such as dubbing for ‘Yi Yao’, plus some other things. She also wanted to deal with it as soon as possible, but for now she was not sure yet when she would be able to visit Hongyan Village again.
"Okay!" Although Gong Qingyao didn't say the exact time, Xiaomi was still happy. After all, Gong Qingyao implied that she would definitely visit Hongyan Village again, it was just the time that was uncertain for now.
Xiaomi talked a lot, and then hung up the video call reluctantly. Gong Qingyao put aside her phone. She didn’t expect Qin Ze to do so much for Hongyan Village in the past few months only. In comparison, she seemed to have done nothing for Hongyan Village.
Back in the capital, the schedule for ‘Yi Yao’ dubbing was not set yet, but Gong Qingyao received another news.
The author has something to say:
After the release of ‘Yi Yao’.
Everyone: F*ck, it broke 100 million.
Everyone: F*ck, it broke a billion.
Everyone: F*ck, it broke...
? ? ?
Qu Yi (trembling): Sister Yao, didn't you say that it will only broke 100 million?
Gong Qingyao: Are you sure?
Gong Qingyao: I only remember you asked if it can ‘fire’? And I said yes.
Everyone: D*mn it, we did!