Chapter 582: Pitiful EQ
“It can’t count as being implicated. When you make mistakes, the company blames me for them, so I had done that for myself as well,” replied Ning Shu mildly. “Since you’ve chosen this glamorous-seeming world that’s centered around the applause of the audience, then you also have to accept its dark side and its rules.”
“I understand, Big Sis Chen,” said Xia Yi. Most of the talents Chen Xi managed were girls. Since Xia Yi was the only boy and he was quite young, he’d often act spoiled in front of Chen Xi to try and get more work.
However, Chen Xi had already been a manager for many years so she wasn’t affected by Xia Yi’s attempts to curry favor and didn’t give him any additional work. If she broke her own rules once, there would inevitably be a second time.
Mai Douer lowered her head slightly when she heard what Ning Shu said about the dark side and the rules. It was clear that she didn’t agree with what Ning Shu said, but Ning Shu didn’t say anything else and just had them leave.
The moment the talents left the room, their expressions changed and the atmosphere around the group wasn’t as harmonious anymore. Xia Yi gave cold humph and left on his own, then two of the girls left as well. Only Qiao Yi and Mai Douer remained.
Qiao Yi glanced at Mai Douer and asked, “Do you want to go in with me?”
Mai Douer hesitated for a moment, then nodded. When Qiao Yi saw Mai Douer like this, she got a little annoyed. “No matter what, the reason Big Sis Chen got sick was because she was standing in the rain for you. Why are you so unwilling to see her?”
Mai Douer pressed her lips together unhappily and said, “I know that Big Sis Chen had done that for me, but she always makes me do things that I don’t want to do.”
She only wanted to act, she didn’t want to participate in such messy and complicated things, but her manager, Chen Xi, never arranged interviews for her and always sent her to eat and drink with a bunch of strange people.
There were all sorts of dinner parties, it was a complete waste of time.
Qiao Yi pressed the doorbell. When Ning Shu opened the door and saw them, she was a little surprised. “Was there something else?”
“Big Sis Chen, it’s nothing. We just wanted to chat with you a little.” Qiao Yi and Mai Douer walked into the house again.
Ning Shu still hadn’t had breakfast yet, so she grabbed one of the fruits and took a bite as she said, “If you’re hungry, feel free to grab some. What did you guys want to talk to me about?”
“Big Sis Chen, I want to go into the music field.” Qiao Yi gathered up her courage to tell Ning Shu this. Originally, since she joined this company, she had no choice but to take the path that the company arranged for her.
Qiao Yi seemed like a very sensible person, so the company had arranged for her to become an actress. Ning Shu considered things, then said, “Alright. If you’re going to go into music, you should first learn an instrument. We can work together on a lesson plan. For the time being, focus on learning and then later we can work on composing songs.”
Qiao Yi hadn’t expected for Ning Shu to agree so easily, so her face was filled with surprise and delight. She stood up and bowed towards Ning Shu. “Thank you, Big Sis Chen!”
Actually, Ning Shu would have to face a lot of pressure in order to change a talent’s path. She had to face the pressure from the company and she had to obtain results in order to keep her job.
“Big Sis Chen, I want to go into acting.” Mai Douer immediately spoke when she saw that Ning Shu had agreed to Qiao Yi’s request.
Ning Shu nodded. “Alright, I’ll take you to an audition tomorrow.”
“Thank you, Big Sis Chen!” said Mai Douer happily. Her smile was so wide her eyes curved, making her look especially innocent.
Ning Shu just smiled faintly.
Having achieved her motive, Mai Douer made to leave. As Ning Shu watched Mai Douer leave, she was thinking that with EQ like that, Mai Douer would definitely end up wrecking everything for herself in the entertainment circles. It also looked like she didn’t have many friends.
If she hadn’t encountered Mo Juefeng who resolved everything for her, how could Mai Douer possibly have become famous and be crowned film queen?
Perhaps Mai Douer still would’ve succeeded, but it definitely wouldn’t have been that easy. The reason Mai Douer had been slowly able to gain fame was truly heavily dependent on support from Mo Juefeng.
This was actually just the story of an eighteenth-rate actress becoming famous due to obtaining a rich sugar daddy.