Lu Jinlang appeared in a total of two publicity programs, and never appeared again after that. However, Wen Jianing was far less relaxed. It should be said that he was the main force in the promotion of the whole movie because Jian Jun’s current reputation was far less than his.
He had recorded several TV station’s varieties shows in succession. Wen Jianing felt that during this period of intensive bombing, the audience would probably be bored watching him.
Immediately following this wave of publicity, the movie was released.
In fact, on the content matter alone, this movie was not a popular topic, but the premiere achieved very good box office results. Perhaps it had something to do with Wen Jianing, Lu Jinlang’s own box office appeal and massive publicity during this period.
And the biggest selling point of this movie was not “the first film starring Ke Xinhang”, but it was “the first film directed by Lu Jinlang”. Regardless of whether it was the internet or the media, the movie reviews for this movie were mainly directed at the performance of the director Lu Jinlang, followed by the performance of the two leading roles of Wen Jianing and Jian Jun.
Wen Jianing’s acting skills had already been recognised in the last movie. No matter how he performed in this movie, it was hard to let people have that sense of amazement at first sight. The media and the internet generally was discussing Lu Jinlang and Jian Jun. They generally gave high praise to both, especially Lu Jinlang.
Lu Jinlang was undoubtedly talented, even in Wen Jianing’s view, this could be called a talent. He had unique ideas about acting, which made it impossible for his directors to fully control him much of the time, so when he was directing himself, he could put all those amazing ideas into practice. And Wen Jianing and Jian Jun happened to be two outstanding actors Lu Jinlang handpicked who could express his ideas smoothly.
This resulted in an excellent production with delicate emotions and a long emotional aftertaste. Many people chose to take their children or their parents to watch it.
Some movie critics said: This was a film full of warmth, allowing young people to calm down in the impetuous urban life, and couldn’t help but want to pursue some of the simplest feelings.
Lu Jinlang’s movie was released almost at the same time as the small budget movie Wen Lin participated in. This movie was far from receiving as much attention as ‘Bitter Summer’, and it had even been released for about a week.
But even so, if you search carefully, you could still see some related news on the internet.
Someone posted a Weibo saying that he bought a ticket for a movie he hadn’t heard much about because of the release timing. After he saw it, he was amazed by the acting skills of one of the young people after he went in to see it “I got goosebumps all over!” He attached a promotional photo found on the internet, which was a side photo of Wen Lin hanging with his hands tied up.
Of course, this news did not cause much impact.
Wen Jianing met with Wen Lin during this time. When talking about the movie, Wen Lin had an indifferent attitude. He didn’t expect much of himself, so naturally, he would not be disappointed.
”Bitter Summer” had a good reputation at the box office. Lei Xing made a fortune as an investor, and the Lu Jinlang brothers certainly made a fortune.
The most excited person in the Lu family was the old lady Lu. As soon as the movie was released, she insisted that the whole family accompany her to watch it.
Lu Jinxin said, “I’m not going, isn’t it silly? What kind of large family goes to the cinema together?”
As a result, he was chased and beaten by the old lady.
In the end, Kang Huanxian and Lu Yanyue accompanied her to see it. After watching, the old lady wiped away her tears for a long time, and when she saw Wen Jianing again, she looked at him with an expression of love, as if she wanted to hold him in her arms and kiss him.
Lu Yanyue bit into her lollipop and said to Lu Jinlang, “Third uncle, if you are going to break up with Xinhang someday, give him to me.”
Lu Jinlang said, “You wish.”
That night, the Lu family had dinner together.
Lu Yanyue sat next to Wen Jianing and kept asking him, “Do you have any brothers? Introduce one to me.”
Wen Jianing thought for a while and said, “I have an older brother.” But thinking of Ke Xinfan’s appearance, he said to Lu Yanyue, “He is not suitable for you.”
”Married?” Lu Yanyue asked.
Wen Jianing shook his head.
Lu Yanyue said, “Then it doesn’t matter, let’s decide if he’s suitable or not after we meet then.”
Lu Jinfeng was very displeased. He placed his chopsticks down again, “Don’t talk nonsense, it’s time for you to study hard now.”
Lu Yanyue c0cked her mouth, “Dad, you’re really old-fashioned.”
The family talked and laughed, and the atmosphere was peaceful.
After dinner, Kang Huanxian sat on the sofa and peeled the fruit. She made sure to let them eat the fruit before going back.
Wen Jianing was chatting with the old lady when the mobile phone in the pocket of his clothes suddenly rang. He answered the phone and found that Wen Tinghuan was calling.
Wen Tinghuan’s tone was a bit hurried, and as soon as she connected, she said, “Something happened to Wen Lin.”
”Huh?” Wen Jianing was stunned, “What’s the matter?”
Wen Tinghuan said, “He was a guest performer for Jiang Yongfei’s concert. He fell off the stage during the rehearsal and is now sent to the hospital.”
Wen Jianing suddenly stood up from the sofa.
”What happened?” Lu Jinlang looked at him.
Wen Jianing said to Lu Jinlang, “Something happened to Wen Lin.”
Lu Jinlang drove the car and went to the hospital with Wen Jianing. On the phone, Wen Tinghuan only said that Wen Lin seemed to have injured his leg, but Wen Tinghuan didn’t know how serious it was because she was not there either.
In the car, Wen Jianing called Tang Shao, Wen Lin’s new assistant, and asked him what was going on.
Tang Shao was obviously also nervous, saying that he hadn’t paid attention for a while, and Wen Lin had fallen off when he heard the commotion on the stage.
”Don’t be so nervous,” Lu Jinlang glanced at him as he drove the car.
Wen Jianing held the phone in his hand and looked very upset. He said to Lu Jinlang, “I’m really afraid that he has been injured in some way and he won’t be able to go on stage anymore.”
Lu Jinlang comforted him, “It should not be that serious.”
Wen Jianing sighed suddenly, and he said, “Whenever I look at Wen Lin, I always feel like I see the real Ke Xinhang.”
Lu Jinlang was silent for a moment, and said, “You haven’t seen the real Ke Xinhang, haven’t you?”
Wen Jianing said, “But I can imagine, I think he should be like Wen Lin, with his own ideals, his own persistence, and he won’t compromise easily.”
Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand and gently touched the top of his head.
When they arrived at the hospital, they saw Tang Shao and Wen Jianing realized that Wen Lin had broken a leg and had an open fracture on his left calf. He was now undergoing surgery to restore the dislocated joint and to set it in place.
Although he was seriously injured, there was no life-threatening danger, and he heard from the doctor that as long as the function was restored, there would be no disability in the future, and it would have little effect on the function and appearance.
Wen Jianing was relieved.
However, they had just arrived, but only a moment later, Wen Jianing realized that Li Rong had also arrived.
The hospital Wen Lin was sent to was an expensive and low-key private hospital in the city. The news of his injury was not kept secret, and it was spread by the media and the internet immediately, but no one knew which hospital he went to, and the environment here was also very clean.
When they saw Li Rong, Wen Jianing asked Tang Shao, “Who notified him?”
Tang Shao was silent, seeming a little embarrassed.
Wen Jianing looked at him, “Did you take money from Li Rong?”
Tang Shao twitched and defended himself, “Mr. Li only said that if something happens to Wen Lin, he was to be notified as soon as possible. I have not betrayed Wen Lin’s privacy.”
Lu Jinlang patted Wen Jianing on the shoulder, and whispered, “Don’t be like this.”
At this time, Li Rong had already approached, his tone was a little urgent, and he asked Tang Shao, “How is Wen Lin?”
Tang Shao carefully explained Wen Lin’s situation again.
Now Wen Lin was still in the operating room to deal with the fracture in his leg. They couldn’t go in and see, nor could they do other things.
Wen Jianing asked Tang Shao, “What was going on at that time?”
Tang Shao was a little nervous and seemed to be afraid that Wen Jianing and Li Rong would blame him for not taking care of Wen Lin. He said, “I just left for a while, I really didn’t expect something to happen.”
Li Rong asked in a deep voice, “How can he fall off the stage?”
Tang Shao said, “It’s the elevator platform on the stage. I don’t know why it suddenly descended. He may be too immersed in singing during rehearsal, and he didn’t notice that his foothold was empty.”
Wen Jianing frowned and suddenly said to Li Rong, “You might as well ask him why Wen Lin went to Jiang Yongfei’s concert rehearsal. This may be closer to the truth.”
Li Rong’s eyes sharpened at his words.
Lu Jinlang put a hand on Wen Jianing’s shoulder, and whispered, “Don’t make assumptions.” Then he asked, “Where are the person in charge of the stage and the concert? Why does no one come to the hospital?”
Tang Shao said, “There is someone, the person in charge of the stage, who was here just now…”
He stopped in the middle of speaking because he saw Jiang Yongfei leading a group of people, just coming out of the elevator and walking in this direction.
Wen Jianing turned his head and looked over, and at a glance noticed Zhu Zexin who was following Jiang Yongfei.
Jiang Yongfei was rehearsing today, with heavy makeup on her face, a silver dress from the concert, and high heels that are at least ten centimetres high. She hurriedly walked over here. She also saw Li Rong from a distance, but she said nothing, and just asked, “Is Wen Lin all right?”
No one answered her.
Behind Jiang Yongfei was the person in charge of the stage of this concert. He saw Wen Jianing and Lu Jinlang both here, knowing that Lu Jinlang was the big boss of Lei Xing, he quickly said, “We have started investigating who is responsible for the accident. I will definitely give you an explanation.”
Wen Jianing looked at Zhu Zexin, who stood in place with an expressionless face.
Li Rong turned to Lu Jinlang, “Wen Lin is a member of your company, what do you want to say?”
Lu Jinlang took out his mobile phone to check it out, and said, “Manager Bai and Zheng Xin are both coming over soon, it would be more appropriate to leave this matter to them.”
Li Rong nodded when he heard the words, and then said, “Well, I have something to say.” He asked Jiang Yongfei, “Why did you invite Wen Lin to be your guest at the concert?”
Jiang Yongfei looked at him with some questions. After a while, her face changed, and she sullenly said, “What do you mean? Do you think I hurt him?”
Of course Li Rong wouldn’t say what he meant by it, but by asking this, it was clear that he did not trust Jiang Yongfei.
Compared with Jiang Yongfei, Wen Jianing was more suspicious of Zhu Zexin.
Zhu Zexin was now following Jiang Yongfei, it seemed that he was following a bigger artist to make him more prosperous. In fact, his power was basically hollowed out. Unlike Wen Tinghuan who was already able to directly take charge of Wen Jianing and Jian Jun’s work in many places, he stayed with Jiang Yongfei and now could only be regarded as a small assistant.
Who was to blame? Wen Jianing said that of course he was to blame. However, he didn’t know whether Zhu Zexin was resenting Wen Jianing or Wen Lin.
And given the relationship between Jiang Yongfei and Wen Lin, there was no reason for her to invite Wen Lin to be her concert guest.
Jiang Yongfei looked at Li Rong aggrievedly, and soon tears welled up in her eyes, looking like they were about to fall out.
Wen Jianing said suddenly, “Call the police, I want to know if someone is up to no good or not.”
However, as soon as he said that, Bai Shengzhe and Zheng Xin both approached hurriedly.
When they heard Wen Jianing say he wanted to call the police, Zheng Xin stopped him and said to him in private, “Xinhang, don’t interfere in this matter, I’ll take care of it.”
Wen Jianing glanced at Zhu Zexin directly and said, “I don’t believe your students.”
Zheng Xin was a little helpless, and said in a low voice, “Tinghuan is also my student, and I am Wen Lin’s agent. Do you think I will cause Wen Lin to be injured in vain and the company suffer such a big loss?”
Wen Jianing did not respond to him.
Zheng Xin could only turn to Lu Jinlang for help, hoping that Lu Jinlang could persuade Wen Jianing not to come forward to argue with Jiang Yongfei.
Lu Jinlang walked to Wen Jianing, patted him on the shoulder, and whispered in his ear, “Don’t be so impulsive and let your emotion affect your judgement at your age.”
Wen Jianing glanced at him.
At this time, Wen Lin’s operation was over.
Wen Jianing agreed to Lu Jinlang and left the negotiation to Zheng Xin and Bai Shengzhe. He then went to the ward with Lu Jinlang to Wen Lin’s bed.
Just after the operation, Wen Lin looked very weak and his entire face was pale.
Wen Jianing couldn’t bear to ask him what happened, so he could only ask softly, “Are you okay? Is your body uncomfortable?”
Wen Lin was still breathing oxygen mask and barely shook his head.
Wen Jianing held his hand.
Wen Lin’s pale lips curled slightly.
After a while, Li Rong entered the ward.
Wen Lin had closed his eyes and went to sleep at that time.
Li Rong said softly to Wen Jianing and Lu Jinlang, “I will stay and take care of him.”
Wen Jianing looked at Li Rong, but did not speak.
Li Rong laughed and said to Lu Jinlang, “Look at your baby, what’s with that look?”
Lu Jinlang patted Wen Jianing on the shoulder, “Let’s go back first, and come and see him tomorrow.”
It was impossible for so many people to stay with Wen Lin overnight, and under this circumstance, Li Rong had no way to do anything to Wen Lin.
Although he was not happy that Li Rong stayed, Wen Jianing chose to go home with Lu Jinlang.
When he took the elevator downstairs, Wen Jianing said, “You know what Li Rong thinks about Wen Lin.”
Lu Jinlang leaned back against the elevator wall, put his arms on his chest, and said to him, “I know, so what?”
Wen Jianing said, “Then you should know that I am not an innocent kid in my early twenties. I know what it means to be seen by Li Rong.”
”What does it mean?” Lu Jinlang asked him, “What do you think it means to be seen by me?”
Wen Jianing was taken aback when he heard this question, and then said, “This is different.”
The elevator reached the underground parking lot. Lu Jinlang took the lead and walked out, followed by Wen Jianing.
Until he got into the car, Lu Jinlang stretched out his hands and clasped his head to look at him, and said, “Li Rong’s thoughts now may be the same as my thoughts back then.”
Wen Jianing said, “But Wen Lin is not the same as me back then.”
Lu Jinlang nodded, “Yes, he is different from you, so he should know how to refuse. Li Rong is not a pervert, he will not r4p3 your friends. If their relationship develops, it is their own business. Don’t intervene too much.”
Wen Jianing was anxious, “But if they are together, Wen Lin will definitely be hurt in the future.”
Lu Jinlang said to him, “That’s Wen Lin’s own choice. Although he is a young man in his early twenties and still needs guidance in your opinion, Li Rong was someone he wouldn’t fail to know. If he can’t understand his feelings properly, he can only be hurt and no one can help him.”
Wen Jianing did not speak, turned his head and looked forward, he looked a little restless.
Lu Jinlang suddenly laughed.
Wen Jianing asked him, “What are you laughing at?”
Lu Jinlang said, “You said you are not an innocent kid in your early twenties, but sometimes your way of thinking is not like a mature man in your thirties.”
Wen Jianing raised his hand and ruffled his hair.
Lu Jinlang continued, “I remember the first time I was filming with you…”
Wen Jianing was taken aback. He knew that when Lu Jinlang was talking about the filming of ‘Duel’. It was already a very long memory for him, and it was as long as what happened in the previous life.
”At that time, I thought you were a little fake,” Lu Jinlang continued, “Your attitude towards the cleaning old lady is very gentle, and there is no pretension at all. Sometimes I wonder if you are tired or not for doing all that.”
Wen Jianing laughed helplessly after hearing this.
Lu Jinlang gently touched his neck with his hand, “But now I know, you are just a bit idealistic, not like people in this circle should be.”
Wen Jianing said softly, “There is nothing that the people in the circle should be. I’m just here to act, and nothing more.”
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I’m having a hard time following who he thinks played a trick and why 🧐
Thanks for the chapter 🙏