TMMTMQ – Chapter 82
The leaves of Biluochun were very delicate, so people had to be very careful during the brewing process. All camera equipments had already started filming, and Bu Yi was standing behind the main camera watching the shot.
Gong Qingyao boiled the water on the side. The first step in making tea was to clean the tea set. Cleaning the tea set not only cleaned them up, but also raised the temperature of the cup. After cleaning, Gong Qingyao rotated the water around the cup again. This method was to keep the temperature of the whole cup consistent. After doing so, she poured new boiled water into the cup.
Gong Qingyao poured the boiled water into the cup, and when the temperature dropped to about 85 degrees, Gong Qingyao gently poured Biluochun leaves into the cup with a teaspoon, and saw they slowly unfolded.
Bu Yi nodded silently, the unfolded Biluochun showed no trace of damage, which was enough to show Gong Qingyao's carefulness.
Gong Qingyao put on the lid of the cup and waited patiently for three minutes. Although Gong Qingyao didn't do anything at this time, everyone could feel her comfortable mentality, so even if she didn't do anything, it didn’t feel awkward. Three minutes later, Gong Qingyao lifted the lid of the cup, took a sip, and nodded. The first-class Biluochun had a bit of sweetness, and the aftertaste could be tasted long after. This can of Biluochun was obviously good quality.
As the filming went on, Bu Yi’s eyes were full of praise. Now everyone made tea by putting the tea on the cup and then adding boiling water to it. This method of making tea made the fragrance of tea lost. Everything was to fast-paced these days. To correctly enjoy drinking tea, people needed to slow down and savor it carefully.
Even when drinking tea, Gong Qingyao still looked very leisurely. Her every move of making tea was like a fairy going down the mortal world. Bu Yi had already begun to look forward to the broadcast of this advertisement.
After the director finished shooting, Bu Yi walked directly to Gong Qingyao and sat down in front of her, "Can Qingyao please give me a cup of tea also?" Bu Yi's name to Gong Qingyao changed from Miss Gong to Qingyao.
Gong Qingyao made another cup of Biluochun using the same method as just now, and then handed it to Bu Yi, "Here."
Bu Yi took the cup and took a sip. This Biluochun was her mother's favorite thing. She had never understood. She thought that Keemun black tea was much better than Biluochun. Only today did she discover why her mother liked Biluochun. The two of them just sat quietly, no one said a word, until they finished drinking the tea.
Originally, Bu Yi planned to invite Gong Qingyao to stay for dinner, but Ai Xiaoyun called and asked Gong Qingyao to come to Liren, Bu Yi could only say to meet again someday.
Gong Qingyao and Qiu Yuan came to the company. Although Ai Xiaoyun had many more artists in her hands now, she was still a good agent.
After Gong Qingyao entered the company, many people hurriedly said hello, "Sister Yao." After all, Gong Qingyao ranked in the forefront among current artists in Liren.
Gong Qingyao nodded in response to everyone who greeted her. When Gong Qingyao and Qiu Yuan entered Ai Xiaoyun's office, she was still on the phone. She reached out to signal Gong Qingyao and Qiu Yuan to sit down.
After the phone call, Ai Xiaoyun looked at Gong Qingyao, "Okay. There is a movie about metaphysics, and the director wants you to play in it." When it came to metaphysics, Gong Qingyao obviously had an advantage, Ai Xiaoyun continued. "It's just that the crew is very poor, and the only investment it got has been withdrawn."
Qiu Yuan on the side asked, "So it is impossible to film?"
Ai Xiaoyun said, "It's not that I can't. I can still film, but they don’t know how far their current fund can stretch. As soon as it is exhausted, they won’t be able to shoot anymore."
Qiu Yuan said, "Why don’t you pull Sister Yao out?"
"The Director Qu Yi and our president Mr. Gao are good friends. For this movie, Gao feels that it is necessary to tell you the situation of the crew in advance, and then see if you are willing to accept it still." Ai Xiaoyun said.
From the perspective of friendship alone, the relationship between Qu Yi and Gao Guangpeng was indeed good. Gao Guangpeng could completely accept directly, but since the last time in Imperial Star Hotel, Gao Guangpeng’s attitude towards Gong Qingyao had changed a lot, so Gao Guangpeng wanted to tell Gong Qingyao first. Everything would depend on Gong Qingyao's wishes. If she agreed, the company would accept also. If she disagreed, even if the two were friends, Liren would refuse.
"Can I read the script first?" Gong Qingyao asked, the word metaphysics really attracted her.
Ai Xiaoyun said, "The Director said that if you are interested, you can meet first and communicate with him. Of course, he will also bring the script."
It was too late today, so Gong Qingyao asked Ai Xiaoyun to make an appointment with the Director tomorrow.
Ai Xiaoyun saw Gong Qingyao really planning to film, and said, "Metaphysical subjects are not popular nowadays, do you really want to shoot?"
Gong Qingyao had her own plan, but all this still depended on the script.
When Gong Qingyao and Qiu Yuan went to the appointment on the next day, they found that in addition to them and Qu Yi, Ai Xiaoyun and Gao Guangpeng were also there.
Qu Yi saw Gong Qingyao coming, and immediately said, "Thank you Qingyao."
Gao Guangpeng on the side said immediately, "Xiaoyi, although you are my friend, I still have to explain that at present Qingyao has not agreed to join the crew."
Qiu Yuan, who was sitting at the side was a little sluggish. The boss actually came to negotiate this in person.
Qu Yi quickly said, "I know, I know. It all depends on Qingyao decision. This is the script, can you take a look at the script first?" Qu Yi was very confident in his script, as it took him many years of hard work to complete it.
Gong Qingyao took the script and opened it. It seemed that the room was quiet instantly.
The script was not too thick. Gong Qingyao finished reading it soon. It was about the life of modern metaphysics master Yi Yao. Yes, the story happened in modern times where everyone didn't believe in metaphysics. As the 27th generation heir to a metaphysical family, Yi Yao wanted to change everyone's view on metaphysics.
Yi Yao wanted to prove to the world that metaphysics was feasible. It was the essence left by their ancestors. While she went down the mountain to help those in need, she also rectified those fortune-telling liars. At the end of the film, Yi Yao suffered from five drawbacks and three shortcomings, but the good thing was that metaphysics was finally valued again by the world.
After Gong Qingyao read the script, she found many mistakes in the knowledge of metaphysics, but she liked the core of the play, as now she also wanted to talk about metaphysics and promoted it, "I'll take it."
Gao Guangpeng was holding a teacup while Qu Yi looked nervously at Gong Qingyao. When Gong Qingyao was reading the script just now, Qu Yi's heart was mostly cold when she frowned. As a result, he did not expect Gong Qingyao to accept the role so quickly after reading the script.
"Really, really?" Qu Yi was a little excited. He liked metaphysics very much. He was saved by a master of metaphysics before. It took him ten years to construct this story, which he wanted to show in the eyes of the world and tell everyone that metaphysics existed.
"Yeah." Gong Qingyao said.
Qu Yi immediately became serious. "Although you agree to accept it, I still want to say that you have to think about it. There may not be many audiences for this subject. At that time, the box office may be at most a few million, or it may not even break through a million. "
"No problem." Gong Qingyao said.
For a while, Qu Yi was a little excited.
Gao Guangpeng wanted to relax the atmosphere, "Although you are not sponsored, you still need to pay Qingyao..."
"No need to pay."
Two different voices sounded at the same time.
The former was Qu Yi, the latter was Gong Qingyao. Qu Yi looked at Gong Qingyao, Gong Qingyao still looked indifferent as usual, and Quyi felt deeply moved in his heart. How could he meet such a good actress?
Gao Guangpeng was also a little dazed. No pay? Wasn't this the equivalent of free filming then? If the movie couldn't be finished due to lack of fund, the early hard work would be wasted. No matter how he looked at it, this was a loss.
Ai Xiaoyun knew that Gong Qingyao was a one-of-a-kind person, so she said, "Director, let's follow Qingyao's request."
Qiu Yuan looked at Gong Qingyao, "Sister Yao, are you sure?" The subject matter was not hot, the crew did not have funds, and playing for free, were these real?
Gong Qingyao nodded, "But..." Gong Qingyao opened her mouth, and the room became quiet again.
Qu Yi looked at Gong Qingyao nervously, and Gong Qingyao picked up the script, "There are a lot of mistakes about metaphysical knowledge in the script. The problems need to be revised."
"Definitely." For the script, Qu Yi visited many masters, there should be no problem.
Ai Xiaoyun added, "My Qingyao is also a famous metaphysical master. If the Director Qu Yi is unsure, you can ask our Qingyao."
Qu Yi was taken aback again. Of course he knew that Gong Qingyao was a master of metaphysics. It was precisely because of this article that he went to Gong Qingyao to ask her to play the female protagonist role, but he didn't expect that she really understood it. Of course, until this time, Qu Yi only thought that Gong Qingyao understood nothing about metaphysics.
Gong Qingyao didn't explain much either. After the two parties had come to an agreement, Gong Qingyao went home. The subsequent filming and other notices would be given later, after all, Qu Yi had to find other supporting actors.
At about nine o'clock in the evening, Gong Qingyao received a call from Liao Yehong. Liao Yehong called mainly to make sure that Gong Qingyao would attend tomorrow's meeting. Gong Qingyao said that she would be there.
The annual metaphysical exchange meeting was held in the ancient city building of the Capital. The ancient city building was also the location for Society of Metaphysics' office. When Gong Qingyao arrived, the parking lot was full of cars. When she finally found a vacant place to park, Gong Qingyao then took the invitation to go up.
Originally, Lu Qianqian planned to follow along to see the excitement, but all the people present today would be metaphysical masters. What if she met someone more powerful and they hacked her directly? So for safety, Lu Qianqian decided to stau with Feifei at home.
While Gong Qingyao was waiting for the elevator, a fashionable young lady and a middle-aged man came next to her. The young lady was wearing sunglasses and stood beside Gong Qingyao.
Soon the elevator came. The young lady walked into the elevator first, and Gong Qingyao then walked in also.
The young lady snorted coldly, "These days, anyone can come to the exchange meeting."
The middle-aged man on the side coughed twice but said nothing.
Gong Qingyao didn't even look at these two people from beginning to end.
The elevator reached the first floor, and the young lady walked out first, she walked towards the hall with a swaggering pace. There were staffs waiting at each entrance to the hall. Compared with the amount of invitations sent for this exchange meeting, there were more people who wanted to join, so all participants had to show their invitations to enter.
The young lady did not bring her invitation and was stopped by the staff.