The apartment Meng Zhen lived in was provided by Yunlai Entertainment. If she fell out with Yu Jing, she would inevitably have to move out of it.
Growing up in an orphanage, she couldn’t afford to buy too many personal items. She packed up only a few clothes and a few pairs of shoes she owned. The expensive watches and jewelry she wore in front of the camera were borrowed from the company. Her own stuff couldn’t even fill the tiny twenty-four-inch suitcase.
Even though she didn’t have much savings on hand, Meng Zhen still chose to take a taxi when she went out to meet up with Yu Jing.
She was at least considered a public figure, even if she could only be called black and red, the chances of being recognized were still not small. In case she was touched by a crazy black fan on the street, the consequences were unthinkable.
On the way, Meng Zhen wore a mask, and when she reached the door of the cafe, she saw Yu Jing and a middle-aged man sitting at a table through the clean and bright glass window.
The man was fat, about thirty-seven years old, with a black mole the size of a grain of rice on his right eyelid, exactly how Yu Jing described.
Meng Zhen walked into the coffee shop and looked at the agent sitting on the sofa. She took off her mask and asked,
“Sister Yu, you know, I slapped Ji Xiaoling because of the content of the script. Also, the director arranged it so I have no fault.”
Yu Jing took a sip of coffee. Yunlai Entertainment would recruit many young stars every year to the point that some of them would be rendered useless, just like Meng Zhen who had just made her debut.
“I know you really want to shoot a movie, but the most important thing for an actress is her virtue. Now your reputation is already sinking, and there is no good script to find for you even if you want to turn over. There is no filming, and the contract is still there. Director Ou wants a loose actress as the second female star which requires a full naked shot on the screen⎯⎯”
The girl wore a baggy black coat, and her loosened shoulder-length hair was extraordinarily fluffy, making her face small and delicate. She looked extraordinarily beautiful.
Director Ou squinted and looked up and down at Meng Zhen, his eyes flashed with obscene light, which was disgusting.
“Xiao Meng, I understand your situation right now. If you don’t have a work that can stand out, clearing your name will be a nightmare. Why don’t you just shoot a movie with me?”
As he said, Director Ou put his hand under the table to reach Meng Zhen’s thigh.1Confuzzled Kin:RED LIGHT RED LIGHT FK THIS MAN IMMA KILL HIM!!! She clamped his wrist hard.
“Director Ou, just talk as you speak. If you do something else, be careful or otherwise, I’ll call the police.” Meng Zhen held her chin and smiled sarcastically.
Yu Jing didn’t expect Meng Zhen to be so insensitive. She looked at the man whose face was full of pain and said with a fierce expression, “Let go of Director Ou quickly. Don’t forget that you signed the contract yourself in the first place and have to obey all the arrangements of the company.”
“Does your so-called arrangement include selling me?”
“What nonsense are you talking about?” Yu Jing sternly scolded. She took out the printed contract from her bag and threw it directly in front of Meng Zhen.
“Meng Zhen, it’s all because you’re useless, you can’t get any work. If you don’t do this kind of movie with special requirements, no one will find you at all. You’re still young. If you hide your appearance for twenty years, your best age to shine will be over and you can only play as another actress’ mother in the future. Are you willing to do that?”
When she heard those words, Meng Zhen laughed coldly. But, she also understood that she was just a small artist with a ruined reputation, and it would not do her any good to go against Yunlai Entertainment. After all, she had not yet terminated her contract, so she could not break the net.
She opened the contract and checked the terms carefully.
Suddenly, Meng Zhen raised her head and asked, “Sister Yu, normally, all my job opportunities should be checked by Yunlai Entertainment. If I accept private work, the company will take 90% of the profit, right?”
Yu Jing knocked her fingers on the table, and asked with contempt, “What? You want to take private jobs now that your wings are hardened? I’ll say it here today, no matter where you get the job, as long as you can earn enough to compensate the company with five million dollars, you can cancel your contract. But do you have that ability?”
“Whether or not I have the ability is my business, it’s not for Sister Yu to worry about.”
After saying this, Meng Zhen carefully closed the contract, and left the cafe directly without even glancing at the director.
Seeing this, a trace of anger crossed Yu Jing’s eyes, and then she forced a smile to apologize, “Director Ou, it’s all because I didn’t think it through. Meng Zhen is simply a stone in the pit, stinky and hard, I have neglected you just now.”
Director Ou took a small sip of coffee, and replied with a kind smile on his face, “Xiaoyu, Meng Zhen is a young girl, and always feels that she can change reality. When she hits a wall in the society a few times, she will understand you. “
”You are right.”
Yu Jing agreed with a smile, but in her heart, she cursed Meng Zhen. For useless trash like her, it was already lucky to be able to follow Director Ou in the shooting, but she didn’t expect her to be unwilling.
After leaving the cafe, Meng Zhen sat on a bench in the park and logged into the online banking site to check her account balance.
Yunlai signed a very unfair contract with the original body, the original body took over all the work, but the company still had to draw a percentage.
Therefore, for half a year of her debut, the balance in her card was less than 30,000.
No matter in her previous life or in this life, the thing that Meng Zhen liked the most was filming. Filming saved her from the dark and cramped environment of the Moon Palace and was the only salvation in the endless darkness for her, so even in a difficult situation, she would not give up her career as an actress.
Meng Zhen knew exactly what her strengths were. She raised her hand and touched her cheek, and several remedies for maintenance appeared in her mind.
In her previous life, she was the most well-known actress in China. The mother of her assistant was the court lady of the former Imperial Concubine. She taught Meng Zhen the secret formula for maintaining her beauty.
Among them was an ointment made of 7 ingredients; Angelica dahurica, Japanese snake-grape, white atractylodes, white tuckahoe, tuber of white hyacinth, white aconite, chicken egg, and white Chinese wild ginger. One would have to mix them on 1:1 and apply it every night after washing one’s face and body, and in less than six months, one’s skin would become uniformly white and delicate, bright and translucent.
But the most important thing at the moment was to find a place to stay, and the deployment of the ointment was second.
As expected by Meng Zhen, she had left the cafe for less than half an hour when the dormitory manager called her and urged her to move out.
Meng Zhen also didn’t want to live under Yu Jing’s surveillance. After she agreed, she went back to the dormitory to pick up her suitcase, downloaded a rental software, and chose a moderately priced apartment near the studio. She decided to move in after checking the house in person.
Meng Zhen was not that accustomed to using smartphones. Fortunately, she had both the memories and life experiences of the original body. From it, she knew the basic functions of these electronic products, and so far she didn’t make any mistakes.
Although the newly rented house was fully furnished, Meng Zhen still needed to buy some daily necessities. So, she went to the nearest large supermarket, carried a shopping basket, and put toothpaste, shampoo, and other things in it.
While she was queuing to pay the bill, she saw a thin young man on the opposite side reaching out to take pictures of the skirt of the girl in front of her. This man was skilled and concealed, and the expression on his face was normal. One could tell he was used to doing this kind of thing.
Meng Zhen didn’t expect this kind of disgusting thing to happen in front of her eyes. She pressed her constantly surging stomach. Frowning, she walked behind the man and raised her hand to pat him on the shoulder. While taking advantage of his stunned state, she slapped him hard and snatched the phone.
The man was beaten up, clutching his red and swollen left face, and stared at Meng Zhen with incredulous eyes for a long time. He then gritted his teeth and asked, “You bitch, why are you beating me? Are you sick?!”
The sharp and rude scolding attracted the attention of the people around. They first looked at the man with a hideous expression, and then at the girl who was wearing a mask covering most of her face. They didn’t know what was going on for a while.
However, Chinese people loved to join in the fun. At this moment, someone had turned on the phone camera and secretly recorded the video, preparing to upload it to the Internet.
Meng Zhen held down the man’s arm, breaking his fingers to unlock the phone.
Perceiving the girl’s intention, the thin man had a guilty conscience under his eyes, trying to push Meng Zhen away, but he couldn’t get rid of that slender hand.
The original body was the strongest in the orphanage when she was a child. Although she had never learned combat, several boys were no match for her. It didn’t take much effort to suppress a frail pervert.
After unlocking the phone and seeing the photo on the screen, Meng Zhen tapped the petite girl in front of her. She was afraid that it would affect the girl’s reputation, so she deliberately lowered her voice and explained,
“He just stood next to you for a sneak shot.”
Hearing this, the petite girl’s face went red instantly. She glanced at the phone screen and stomped her feet with anger. After that, she called the security guard of the mall. Then, she turned to thank the young lady, only to find that the person was gone.
The petite girl rubbed her nose and went to the police station to make a statement. Then she told her best friend about today’s affairs. After the two of them were filled with indignation for a long time, the girl shook her hands and typed,
“That young lady is so beautiful! Her face is really pretty, she simply charmed me!”
“Didn’t you say that she was wearing a mask?”
“The eyebrows are beautiful, and with such a pair of eyes, she is definitely a little fairy, better-looking than many celebrities, and the young lady’s voice is pretty good and perfect!”
Meng Zhen didn’t pay attention to this short incident in the supermarket. The little girl just now was about fifteen or sixteen years old, and that pervert dared to rush at her with sneak shots. It was simply disgusting.
She left the mall while wiping her hands with wet tissue and went to the pharmacy to buy the herbs needed to prepare the ointment.
Before Meng Zhen could return to her apartment, a vlogger with hundreds of thousands of followers posted four motion pictures with the text: Isn’t female violence still violence in the end?
This big Vlogger usually thought of himself as a public figure. The fans who followed him were also very supportive of his comments, so they retweeted and liked his post without even thinking about it. It didn’t take long for the post to hit the top spot. The tweet was trending soon after, which led to a lot of discussions. It was even picked up by a few marketing accounts.