The TV series that Yi Nan and Wen Lin played had finally decided to give Wen Jianing a cameo role. It was an important character who had almost no role but served as a connecting thread in the story from beginning to end.
He only had one scene in total, but it took him a long time for makeup and styling. The character was a legendary bladesmith master, and the story began when the protagonist got a sword he forged. When the protagonists finally looked for him, he had been sleeping in the depths of the cold pool for thousands of years that had not been frozen for thousands of years. The scene was only him closing his eyes and sinking in the water, with dark long hair and a white long shirt floating in the water.
The background was generated by a computer. After Wen Jianing put on his makeup, he finished shooting in the studio, which only took half a day.
And because this shot was so beautiful, it was chosen as the opening of the TV series. Of course, this was a later story.
Over here, the shooting of ‘Springtime Dream’ was still going on. The scenes in the studio were basically over, and the rest were all on-site scenes.
For the downtown location scene, Cao Songquan chose a large coastal city, and it was estimated that the shooting time would last two weeks.
Wen Tinghuan would accompany him there, and Wen Jianing could only say goodbye to Lu Jinlang.
Lu Jinlang’s life was actually too relaxed because he didn’t need to appear in public often. With the increasingly strict selection of scripts, sometimes he might not be able to shoot a movie in a year. In this way, he controlled most of his time himself.
When Wen Jianing was packing his things, Lu Jinlang was beside him to help him.
As they packed things up one by one, Wen Jianing suddenly felt that Lu Jinlang would be a little lonely living here alone. He said, “Why don’t you go back for a few days?”
Lu Jinlang said, “It doesn’t matter. I have to let Yunan clean up again if I go back, so don’t bother.”
Wen Jianing then said, “Are you going to come to visit the movie set?”
Lu Jinlang told him, “I will seriously consider it.”
Wen Jianing set off with the crew and settled down in the hotel in the local area. Then, the crew started filming non-stop.
In one of the more important location scenes, the heroine and Xue You had a quarrel in the taxi. At that time, Xue You got out of the car and ran outside through the gap in the traffic flow. As a result, he fell over the railing.
In order not to block the traffic, the scene was filmed after one o’clock in the morning. Many cars were rented and many extras were hired. The crew including Wen Tinghuan were all used as extras.
First, the scene of two people arguing in a taxi was shot.
Mu Huaqi could shoot this kind of scene easily. She quarrelled with Wen Jianing loudly, showing an angry and sad expression. Later, her eyes were even covered with tears.
Wen Jianing’s tone became colder and his chest fluctuated violently because of anger.
Mu Huaqi yelled at him, “What do you know? Do you really think you are a woman? I don’t need you to tell me what to do with him!!”
Wen Jianing looked at her, and after a few moments passed he pulled the door and got out of the car.
This scene had been taken twice, and the next shot was the scene of him running out through the traffic. This shot was zoomed out, and when the camera shoots from a height, cars that block the whole street could be seen.
Wen Jianing got out of the car, then slammed the door heavily and ran towards the street. He passed through the gap between the cars, ran to the side of the street in one breath, reached for the railing and flipped over.
This scene was taken several times over and over because Cao Songquan felt that the parking position of several cars was inappropriate, so he asked the driver to move the car. As a result, moving one car caused every other car to be moved around too. Each time one car was moved it took ten minutes to finish.
Wen Jianing ran several times, and it was not until Wen Jianing was out of breath that Cao Songquan gave it a pass.
Next was the close-up shot of flipping over the railing.
Not only did he have to twist on the railing, but he had to flip over and fall until he sat on the ground.
The action director specially asked someone to demonstrate to him and put a disguised cushion on the ground. So he would just sit on the cushion when he fell down.
He practised several times before the official shooting, but after the shooting started, Wen Jianing did not know whether it’s because he just ran too many times, but the intense exercise made his calf cramps. He ended up not stepping on the right spot, and his knee hit hard on the railing.
He felt a sharp pain and slid down from above.
Wen Tinghuan hurried over upon seeing this and asked, “Are you okay?”
Cao Songquan was also nervous. He trotted over and asked Wen Jianing, “How is it? Were you injured?”
Wen Jianing shook his head, “It’s all right. Let’s start over again.”
The cost of filming this scene tonight was not small. If they didn’t finish shooting today and had to come again tomorrow, the crew would lose a lot.
He couldn’t see how bad his knee was hurt through his pants. He stood on the ground and tried it again. He felt that it didn’t affect his actions too much, so he told Cao Songquan to start again.
This time Wen Jianing concentrated, turned over at one time, and fell onto the mat on the ground.
The passer-by played by the extras looked at him in surprise.
He cursed loudly, “What the hell are you looking at? Never seen anyone fall over the railing, huh?” After saying this, he could not restrain his emotions, raised his hand to cover his face and wailed loudly, then stood up and limped away.
Immediately afterwards, the heroine played by Mu Huaqi ran over from the middle of the road in order to chase him, turned over the railing in the same place, and fell in the same posture.
The same passerby looked at her with a dumbfounded face, and then said before she could say anything, “I have seen someone who fell over a railing, but I have never seen an idiot who followed when someone else fell!”
Mu Huaqi glared at him, cursing, “It’s none of your business!”
Then she also felt aggrieved, sniffed her nose and stood up and limped away.
The highlight of this scene was finally finished before dawn.
When Wen Jianing went to change his clothes, it was very difficult to take off his trousers. When he took off his trousers, he saw that his knees were red and swollen, and it hurt a little when he pressed them lightly.
”How’s it going?” Wen Tinghuan asked immediately after Wen Jianing came out after changing his clothes.
Wen Jianing said, “It should be fine, I guess I’ll be fine after a good night’s sleep.”
Wen Tinghuan asked, “Is it really fine?”
Wen Jianing tried to move his knees, and felt that it was still tolerable. He thought that it was probably just some light muscle injury, so he said to Wen Tinghuan, “It’s fine. Let’s just go back and rest. It’s too tiring today.”
After he went back to the hotel to sleep for a few hours, Wen Jianing woke up, and he noticed that not only did his knee not get better, but the pain got worse. He was able to walk normally last night, but today it was a bit hard to even bend his knee.
Wen Tinghuan became nervous and had to take him to the hospital for a check-up. As a result, they went to the local hospital to take an X-ray and found that the bones were not injured. But the doctor said that most of the ligaments were inflamed, so he asked him to go back and have a good rest. He would be fine in a few days.
Cao Songquan was shocked by the bad news.
Although Wen Jianing was not injured to the point of being unable to move, his knees could not be bent, which meant he could not walk in an ordinary posture.
Most of the next location scenes require walking or running. Cao Songquan had no choice but to ask Wen Jianing to rest for a few days, and film other people’s scenes first. If Wen Jianing couldn’t move normally after a week, Cao Songquan could only consider deleting his scenes.
Wen Tinghuan said to Wen Jianing, “I told you not to push yourself too much last night.”
Wen Jianing said, “If I don’t do so, maybe last night’s scene will also be deleted.”
Wen Tinghuan sighed deeply and before leaving Wen Jianing’s room, she said “Just lie on the bed, and don’t go anywhere. Don’t move your knees, and try to recover as soon as possible.”
Wen Jianing was left alone on the bed in the hotel room and couldn’t go anywhere. He flipped through the rest of the script that hadn’t been shot, and at other times, he could only watch TV.
Wen Jianing suddenly remembered Lu Jinlang at this moment. He took out his mobile phone and wanted to call Lu Jinlang, telling him that his leg was injured and he didn’t dare to move while lying on the bed. But before he dialled the number, he was hesitant to do so.
In the end, he didn’t call.
That afternoon, he waited in the room for Wen Tinghuan to bring him dinner. He waited until it was almost seven but Wen Tinghuan did not show up.
When Wen Jianing was about to call Wen Tinghuan, he heard the doorbell ring.
He limped off the bed and jumped to open the door. He thought he would see Wen Tinghuan, and he didn’t expect that the person standing at the door was Lu Jinlang.
Lu Jinlang was still carrying a plastic bag in his hand. As soon as he entered the door, he put his arm around Wen Jianing’s waist and half hugged him and sent him back to the bed to sit down. Then put the bag on the bedside table and said, “It’s still hot after an hour and a half flight, so just eat it.”
Wen Jianing looked up at Lu Jinlang and asked, “Did Ting jie call you?”
Lu Jinlang said, “I asked Yunan to call Wen Tinghuan before I heard her mention it.”
After Lu Jinlang said that, he sat down by the bed and asked Wen Jianing, “Why didn’t you tell me?”
Wen Jianing said, “I’m not badly hurt.”
Lu Jinlang asked him, “Do you want to go back to rest? I will send you back later when you feel better?”
Wen Jianing refused, “Running back and forth like this will affect recovery.”
Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand and touched his head gently.
In fact, Wen Jianing was a little touched. It was not a very pleasant feeling to stay alone in a hotel room in a foreign country. He actually wanted to call Lu Jinlang, and he was hoping that Lu Jinlang would come to see him, but he didn’t expect that Lu Jinlang would really come over.
Because of this reason, if Lu Jinlang one day told him to pack up and leave, he felt that Lu Jinlang did not owe him anything.
Lu Jinlang came over to accompany him for two days and left.
However, it took about a week for Wen Jianing’s knee to recover to the point where he could walk normally. After that, although there was still a slight pain, he did not look awkward walking anymore.
Cao Songquan still didn’t have the heart to cut all Wen Jianing’s scenes, so he cut and trimmed all the previous scenes so that he could finish shooting the scenes without making him walk. Now he had to rectify a few scenes that need him to run.
Even if the on-site part was completely filmed, the movie should be finished.
On the day the filming ended, everyone had a good celebration and drank a little wine.
That night, Cao Songquan went to knock on his door.
Wen Jianing didn’t understand what happened, Cao Songquan secretly told him to change his clothes and go out with him.
“Where to?” Wen Jianing had a bad feeling. He was not interested in accompanying Cao Songquan to sneak around. He thought that he would give up with the excuse that he didn’t like women.
Cao Songquan said, “Don’t worry, you won’t be caught by Lu Jinlang. This time it will be different.”
Cao Songquan refused to say anything else. He only urged Wen Jianing to change clothes and go out with him. Wen Jianing had no choice but to change clothes and go out with him. Even he didn’t have time to say anything to Wen Tinghuan.
In the end, they came out of the hotel and got in the car directly. Looking at the direction, it turned out that they took them to the beach.
He followed Cao Songquan on the speedboat, Wen Jianing suddenly knew where he was going, and he asked Cao Songquan, “You’re going to gamble on a boat?”
Cao Songquan said, “Don’t be nervous. It’s just gambling on the high seas.* It’s okay.”
The sea breeze with a salty smell slapped his face. Wen Jianing was speechless for a while, and since he had reached this point. He couldn’t ask Cao Songquan to send him back. He could only accompany Cao Songquan to continue toward the high seas. Although Wen Jianing would not say that he was completely disinterested in eating, drinking, and gambling, he was really not interested this time. At that time he got on the boat and gambled symbolically, and he was almost ready to leave.
It was late at night when they arrived at the cruise, and the lively gambling scene had already started long ago. The casino hall on the sixth floor was currently the most lively place. Many gamblers and tourists gathered here to place bets around the gambling table.
Cao Songquan’s destination was not the casino hall. Led by the waiter, he and Wen Jianing directly passed through the casino hall and entered a private room on the left side of the cruise ship.
Wen Jianing followed Cao Songquan. As soon as the waiter in front opened the door, he immediately saw an acquaintance sitting inside. After they entered, he found that there was more than one acquaintance. Lu Jinxin and Li Rong were both in this luxury private room. In addition to the two of them, Wei Lun was another person who Wen Jianing knew. He didn’t know the rest.
When Wei Lun saw Cao Songquan, he raised his hand and beckoned him to sit down. At the same time, he also greeted Wen Jianing.
Wen Jianing nodded, and then seeing Lu Jinxin staring at him with a puzzled expression, he could only reluctantly call out, “Mr. Lu.”
When Li Rong saw Lu Jinxin staring at Wen Jianing with a cold face, he suddenly laughed. He raised his hand and greeted Wen Jianing, “Xinhang, come and sit here.”
Wen Jianing actually didn’t intend to mingle with these people at all. He just wanted to sit down with Cao Songquan and watch him play for a while, and then sneaked out to find a room to sleep on the pretext of going to the toilet. But now he had no choice but to reluctantly walked to the vacant seat beside Li Rong and sat down.
The first thing he said as he sat down was, “Sorry, I left in a hurry. I didn’t bring any money.”
The author has something to say:
If you don’t pull the lights, you’ll be locked in. You won’t even be able to do it illegally! I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to change it to a 6pm update. Or do people prefer noon?
*Gambling on the high seas are intended for those who want to gamble outside the countries’ jurisdiction since all gambling laws at sea are set by the country under which the ship is registered to.
**My brain even more dead understanding the author so forgive me :’)
My brain dead today and I have a friend from out of town coming over… so I don’t have time to translate as much as yesterday :’) I’m so sorry
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