Chapter 590: Why Doesn’t She Film It Herself?
Ning Shu’s heart was filled with schadenfreude, but she acted hesitant and turned around to look towards Mai Douer. “What do you think? If you don’t want to, let’s just forget it.”
Mai Douer’s face was pale as she asked, “Why doesn’t that female actress film it herself instead of getting a substitute?”
“Because it’s painful to film while being suspended in the air. She’s already made a name for herself, so there’s no need for her to do these more painful things anymore and the director would handle them for her,” answered Ning Shu straightforwardly.
Mai Douer bit her lips and nodded reluctantly. “I’ll try it.”
Ning Shu nodded and said comfortingly, “All the things you have to suffer now are for the sake of your bright future. I have faith that you’ll be able to become an existence everyone admires with your own ability. I can see your potential.”
Mai Douer tugged at her lips in contempt. It wasn’t like you were the one doing this, so it was easy for you to say this. Mai Douer was already starting to resent this manager who was always saying things like this. At the same time, she was terrified of being scolded by the director.
A makeup artist led Mai Douer away to get ready. When she appeared again, she was already dressed in the same outfit as the female lead. This time, she had been able to wear beautiful clothes, but she couldn’t show her face.
A worker tied compressed iron wires around Mai Douer’s waist, then shoved a sword prop into her hands.
The director said, “Make the fight interesting, got it?”
Mai Douer’s face was pale as she said, “I understand.”
Mai Douer was immediately lifted into midair and she involuntarily gave a bloodcurdling scream. It felt like the iron wires were causing all the organs in her body to shift positions as they cut into her flesh.
The most frightening part was that she was being swung around in the air so the motion made her feel like puking. When the opponent flew over to fight with her, Mai Douer just stared blankly. She didn’t know what to do and her entire body felt weak.
“Cut, cut! What’s with that stand-in!? Why isn’t she fighting!?” shouted the director. Mai Douer felt really sick and she shouted weakly, “I can’t do this, I really can’t do this!”
Once Mai Douer was let down, she collapsed to the ground, strengthless. Ning Shu walked over to help her up.
“What’s going on? She can’t even do something as simple as swinging the prop a little? Can she do it or not? If she can’t, I’ll be getting someone else. She’s wasting everyone’s time,” shouted the director in irritation.
“Apologies, Director. We won’t be taking this role anymore.” Ning Shu helped Mai Douer to the side, then Mai Douer started puking while crying.
Ning Shu opened a bottle of water and handed it to her.
After resting for a while, Mai Douer seemed to have recovered slightly but her face was still extremely pale.
Ning Shu didn’t say anything. Mai Douer had never gone through this kind of suffering before. Regardless of whether Mai Douer was willing to admit it or not, the truth was that her past success was all thanks to Mo Juefeng.
Mo Juefeng doted on her a lot, so he would find substitutes for her to film rough scenes like acts which required the actress to be suspended. Following that, the two of them would flirt at the side while someone else filmed the painful scenes.
Those who haven’t experienced the suffering for themselves had no right to look down on other people.
“Big Sis Chen, I never want to film a suspended wire scene again,” said Mai Douer angrily. She had complaints towards Ning Shu. As a manager that had been in the entertainment field for a long time, there was no way that she didn’t know how painful it was to be suspended by iron wires, but her manager didn’t warn her at all.
Ning Shu nodded. “Then work hard. Once you become someone at the top, you won’t need to suffer so much anymore.”
Mai Douer disliked hearing words like this a lot. Why did she always have to take on such strange roles? It made her feel exhausted and severely worn out.