Sweet Wife in My Arms - Chapter 839
She walked into the set. Finally, she had a chance to check out Sun Yuhan’s new look that was designed by her tip-top makeup artists and stylists. Her neat bangs covered her plump forehead, while she wore a thick shoulder length wig on her head. In order for Sun Yuhan to mimic a teenage girl, they applied only light makeup on her. Yet, it was obvious that the makeup artist attempted to hide the flaws on her face. The makeup focused mainly on her eyes, making them appear bigger and rounder than usual. However, despite the effort, they failed to conceal her dowdiness. However, that was not the makeup artist’s fault as Sun Yuhan had always been a frumpish woman. A person’s fashion sense clearly did not run in their genes. It was a result of one’s upbringing and the environment he or she grew up in. Besides, it was also affected by the people they mingled with, their education and culture. All of these were factors that would affect a person’s behavior and personality.
However, it was difficult to determine one’s temperament at first sight.
Nevertheless, Su Muran was a member of the Su family. As the family had put in a lot of effort to nurture her, she had a rather elegant and sophisticated nature. But, for Sun Yuhan, she had spent her past 20 years worrying about money. It was almost impossible for her to have a great talent in this field. Besides, even though she had never studied theatrical performances, she insisted to be the female lead of her debut production.
Yan Huan was puzzled by Sun Yuhan’s decision, not knowing if she should deem Sun Yuhan as conceited or confident.
Sun Yuhan was completely rigid and awkward throughout the photoshoot. After almost half a day, none of the results were satisfactory. She was either smiling awkwardly or posing clumsily. Sometimes, her posture seemed half-hearted, while other times, her posture was less than decent.
The photographer attempted to communicate with her as he took the photos, but he was soon exhausted. He had never met any actress who was as uncooperative as she was. This was only a photoshoot, and would usually take little time to complete. However, Sun Yuhan was different from the others. She flailed around for almost half an hour, yet still failed to get the gist.
Sun Yuhan got increasingly anxious as time passed. Although she had undergone numerous trainings sessions recently, she was considerably inexperienced as she joined the industry later than her colleagues. She did not want to ruin the photoshoot. However, the more she worried about it, the more nervous she got. It was also not helpful to have people surrounding and watching her. In fact, it only intensified her anxiety.
After another half an hour, she was already drenched in sweat, the photographer alike. Finally, they concluded the shoot after they took a barely decent looking photo. The post-production editor would have a tough time in editing her picture later.
When Sun Yuhan ended her shoot, she noticed that Yan Huan was coming in her direction. Yan Huan carried a cheerful and lively aura with her. Her beautiful eyes, red lips and white teeth, coupled with her naturally pale skin, made her look like an 18-year-old girl, and people could easily detect her youthful energy from afar.
Her bright energy radiated across the atmosphere, spreading bliss like blossoming flowers.
Yan Huan stood under the spotlights. She casually tilted her head a little and the photographer instantly took a picture of her. Then, Yan Huan swiftly changed into another position without needing any instruction from the photographer.
After all, she was adept at working under the spotlight. She knew exactly how she wanted to pose, and what she wished to present to the audience. She needed no guidance to achieve the results she wanted.
“This is great.” The photographer gave an approving gesture. Immediately, Yan Huan knew that she was done with the photoshoot.
“Thanks for your hard work,” she said to the photographer. She stepped away from the scene and left the room without acknowledging Sun Yuhan’s presence, who had been standing by the side. Upset, Sun Yuhan snorted as she kicked the wall.
“You’re still the supporting actress, no matter how pretty you are.”
Little did she know that a film would be, by default, a failure if the supporting character was more outstanding than the protagonist. If the female lead was not able to outshine the supporting actress, Sun Yuhan would only embarrass herself.
Obviously, Sun Yuhan had yet to learn about this, because she had never filmed a movie before. In her opinion, being an actress was an easy job, as all she had to do was to memorize and read out the lines.
Indeed, the actors’ job was to memorize and recite the lines. That was what every actor did at work. But, there was a reason why some people could deliver the lines perfectly while some failed to do so.
In fact, every script carried its own soul. An actor would only be deemed successful if he or she could successfully portray the soul of the script. However, if one could only recite the lines monotonously, this was not the right place for the person to stay.
Yan Huan returned to her room. But before she could take a good rest, she received a call from Ye Chuji. She placed the phone by her ear and answered the call.
“Uncle, you’re looking for me?”
At that moment, she sounded more aloof than before, and she carried almost no emotion toward Ye Chuji. She understood that parents would always be biased toward their own children. However, it was not right to mistreat the other children in order to coddle your favorite child. Now, she was like an unwanted child because she did not have her parents, uncle and grandpa with her. Nevertheless, she was not going to suffer the harassment quietly.
However, this might not be actually considered as harassment.
“Huanhuan, make a trip to the Ye family’s residence. I have something to tell you.”
“Sure,” Yan Huan replied as the grin on her face slowly faded away. She realized that nowadays, she hardly smiled in front of the members of the Ye family, because she could not force herself to do it.
However, there were things that she had to do, because Ye Family had previously lent her a helping hand, despite the fact that she had already repaid the favor.
Because they had helped her before, she aided them as they pulled through a tough situation. Keeping the Ye family members alive and helping them live a prosperous life was definitely an advantage for herself as well.
Half an hour later, she took a seat inside Ye Chuji’s office. There was a huge book shelf with uncountable book collections arranged on it. She used to love coming here in the past because of the nice scent of the books. The calming and unique fragrance from the books constantly wafted in the air of this study. She felt a sense of peacefulness and serenity when she stayed in the room, as if all flaws in her life were reduced and muffled by the books and the fragrance.
However, at this very moment, she could not indulge in the fragrance. She felt unsettled, although she did not display her uneasiness.
“This is the result of the photoshoot. You should take a look at it.” Ye Chuji placed a stack of photos before Yan Huan.
Yan Huan received it. The photographer they hired was definitely an efficient one. It had only been half a day and he had already presented them with the final outcome.
She scanned through the photos one after another. All of the actors were perfectly styled. Then, she stopped at her photo. She was unusually proud of herself and intended to show Lu Yi the picture once she returned home.
It seemed like she was still fit to portray an 18-year-old girl and the outcome was excellent. She was extremely satisfied with the end product of the photoshoot.
She continued to flip through the photos and stopped at the last picture, which belonged to Sun Yuhan. Sun Yuhan’s photo was undeniably the least lovely one. Although they had put in strenuous effort during the post-editing process to beautify the picture, she still conveyed a mumsy aura. If Yan Huan was to be honest, she reckoned the photo was rather hideous.
People said that comparing yourself to others was a poison. In Yan Huan’s opinion, that saying did not make sense. If Sun Yuhan was not even comparable to the other actors of the minor roles, how could she be better than Yan Huan?