Chapter 9: Madam is Auditioning for a Role
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Flabbergasted, Lin Che looked at Lin Li, “Who do you think you are?”
Just as Lin Li was about to slap Lin Che to make her recognize who she exactly was, her expression suddenly changed. A slight shyness immediately showed on her beautiful face as she said gently to Lin Che, “Anyway, you must come home soon. Lin Che, I’m ultimately your older sister and I hope you’ll live well.”
Lin Che stared in confusion at her change in attitude and turned around.
She did not know when Gu Jingze’s distant and silent figure had appeared behind her.
At once, Lin Li looked towards this man with starry-eyed infatuation.
Looking towards his perfectly-sculpted face, she squeezed her breasts together as hard as she could. Fortunately, she had just gone for some breast treatment and was looking her best at this time.
She had initially thought that Qin Qing was already perfect; he was immensely rich and handsome. However, in front of this man, he would definitely be ashamed of his inferiority.
It was obvious from his extraordinary aura that he was not just any ordinary man.
Lin Li was about to lose her mind from staring at that face that could make any woman shy.
However, Gu Jingze merely glanced at Lin Li calmly before fixing his gaze on Lin Che’s frightened face.
She was as white as a ghost, a far cry from her warm and soft complexion this morning. Her long eyelashes were trembling slightly and her lower lids were tinged with a greenish-blue color. She looked like a puppy that had just been abandoned.
“Are you feeling unwell?” Gu Jingze looked at Lin Che with an expressionless face.
Lin Che shivered. She raised her head with difficulty and said, “No, I’m fine.”
“Come with me.” He did not spare Lin Li a further glance. Instead, he walked straight ahead with long strides.
Lin Che froze momentarily. She looked at Lin Li’s contorted face beside her. From behind him, Gu Jingze’s assistant looked pointedly at her, indicating for her to follow after him. Without much of a choice, Lin Che hurried after him.
She left behind a pale-faced Lin Li who stood there and shouted in surprise, “Lin Che knows him?”
“That’s impossible. Lin Che is nothing. She can’t even be considered a D-list celebrity.”
“But who exactly is this man? He has a noble air about him.”
Lin Li was a connoisseur. She knew that the hand-made Italian suit that the man was wearing was not something that just anyone could buy. That designer brand was extremely expensive; Qin Qing had wanted to buy it but failed to reserve a suit for the engagement party.
Lin Li could not help but feel a little jealous. She glared at Lin Che’s retreating back with hatred.
Lin Che followed Gu Jingze towards the exit.
“Thanks for your help earlier,” she said to Gu Jingze.
Gu Jingze did not move his head but glanced at her sideways, “What are you doing here?”
Lin Che said, “Oh, there’s a role that I wanted to audition for, so I came to meet the director with the hope that I could get a chance to audition.”
Gu Jingze replied her with an “oh” and inspected her azure-green outfit. She looked stunning and eye-catching.
“Okay. Look for me here after you’re done. I’ll take you home.”
Lin Che nodded. “Okay, but why are you here?”
“This hotel is owned by the Gu family,” he said monotonously.
So that’s why , Lin Che thought in surprise.
A hotel this big…
Lin Che said goodbye and left to handle her matters.
Watching her leave, Gu Jingze turned to his side and asked his assistant Qin Hao, “She’s here for an audition?”
Looking in the direction that the Madam left, Qin Hao said respectfully, “Yes. Madam is auditioning for a role in a fantasy drama that the Gu family is investing in to promote our hotels. Filming will begin soon and Third Young Master is the male lead.”
Gu Jingze’s eyes shifted to the door in the direction that Lin Che had left. He lowered his head and said to Qin Hao, “Go out and make some arrangements…”
After Lin Che went in, she went to a great deal of effort before finding the director and producer. She then proceeded to walk over to them shamelessly.
“Director Jiang, hello.”
The director’s brow furrowed. “And you are?”
“Oh, I’m Lin Che, an actress under Dynamic Pictures, I…”
The director immediately understood what she was here for and replied quickly, “Oh. if this is about the audition, look for the assistant. I’m not in charge over such matters.”
Of course, Lin Che knew that every one of Director Jiang’s works was insanely famous. Naturally, it was even more difficult to get close to him personally.
But in this line of work, sometimes it was about being thick-skinned.
“I know that, Director Jiang. I’m not here to ask for the role. I just wanted to see you and tell you that ever since I graduated from the drama academy, I’ve looked up to you. I know that the dramas you’ve directed have all been critically acclaimed and popular. Their impeccable quality has left people dumbfounded. Everyone knows that once Director Jiang helms a project, it will definitely be a blockbuster production with numerous awards, so I came to see you especially…”
“Okay.” Director Jiang interrupted her expressionlessly. “It’s fine. There is no use flattering me. I’ve seen countless actresses like you. If I say no, I mean no.”
Lin Che still wanted to walk closer, but the director had turned around and gone inside without sparing her a glance.
Lin Che could only chase after them, but she did not catch up to the director. Instead, a producer came out. Upon seeing Lin Che, he walked over to her with a friendly smile.
“Hey, you must be Lin Che.”
Lin Che was surprised. She quickly flashed her signature smile and said, “Producer Chen, you know me?”
“Yes, I’ve watched your shows. Although you didn’t get many scenes, your acting is remarkable. Why? Do you want a role?”
Lin Che blushed and said sheepishly, “I’m just hoping for a chance to audition.”
The producer assessed her and his gaze began to soften, “Alright, I’ll speak to the director. You can come for an audition a few days from now.”
Lin Che looked at him with a pleasant surprise. “Really?”
“Of course.” He smiled and looked at her meaningfully. “Work hard.”
Thereafter, Lin Che returned to the luxurious lounge to look for Gu Jingze.
He was seated inside where he was reading the documents in his hands. He looked up to see a hint of a smile at the ends of her eyebrows. When she smiled, her eyes crinkled up attractively.
“Why do you seem to be in a good mood?” he asked.
Lin Che blurted out, “Yes, yes. A famous director agreed to let me try out for a role in one of his projects. I knew it; as long as I make a move, I will definitely succeed. Indeed, my name has already spread in the entertainment circle. The producer even knew my name! My golden days are about to come. Of course, I’m happy. Hahahahaha.”
She smiled and hooked her arm around Gu Jingze’s, swinging it happily.
Gu Jingze lowered his head and looked at her errant hand in a speechless manner.
Her pale and white fingers were randomly stroking across his arm in an inviting manner.
Lin Che was still swaying, but when she met his gaze, she suddenly felt that something was wrong and quickly let go.
“Sorry, sorry. I was momentarily dizzy with success and didn’t notice. I won’t do it again.”
Gu Jingze glared at her. But he did not feel like his illness was about to flare up. “Let’s go home.”
Lin Che jogged after him.
A swarm of tall and burly bodyguards gathered to clear a path for him. They opened the door for him with their imposing appearances as if he was an emperor on a private visit. Their auras were extraordinary.
Looking at him, Lin Che felt that he was truly different from the rest. “Gu Jingze, are you some big shot?”