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Chapter 211: It Was the First Time
After the audience had left, He Yuan took Song Qingyou backstage.
After he took off his mask, no one stopped him backstage. Some people even greeted He Yuan from time to time. It was obvious that he had been here many times.
However, the two of them walked quickly. Even if the others were curious about Song Qingyou, they didn’t have the chance to ask.
Before entering a rehearsal room backstage, He Yuan turned around and complained to Song Qingyou, “We’ve been with Teacher Cui for a long time. In the past, when we didn’t have any scenes to shoot, we were often thrown here by him. If we didn’t pass the audition for the play, Teacher would be very angry.”
Song Qingyou knew that he was reminding her to take it seriously.
He Yuan knocked on the door and entered after a while.
The drama teacher was already waiting for the two of them.
She said a few words to the people in front of her and let them leave. Then she sized up Song Qingyou.
“Teacher Wu, this is Song Qingyou, my little junior sister.”
Wu Juan didn’t say anything and walked around Song Qingyou.
Cui Xuelin had known her for a long time. She had no objections when he recommended He Yuan as the male lead. After all, He Yuan had acted in many plays, but he had never acted as the lead.
But Song Qingyou was different.
A play was different from a television drama. In the latter, one could shoot a scene a few more times until the best effect was achieved, but no such thing could be done in a play. This was because once the actor went on stage, he had to act from the beginning to the end, whether it was the lines, expressions, or tone of speech… He could not make any mistakes.
Therefore, Wu Juan didn’t have much confidence in Song Qingyou.
Especially when the other party came for an interview and was holding a cat.
She wasn’t very happy and felt that the other party was likely to waste her time.
Song Qingyou allowed her to look at her, calm and unperturbed.
She had seen this kind of picky gaze too many times and had long gotten used to it.
However, Jiang Zhihan was a little unhappy as his eyes were filled with indifference.
He Yuan was also a little anxious. He probed, “Teacher Wu, you should have seen the music video that Qingyou starred in, right? Her dancing skills are not bad. Aren’t you going to let her dance first?”
Wu Juan raised her eyebrows. “There’s no need to dance first. What’s important are your acting skills.”
“I’ll say this first. Regardless of whether you were recommended by Teacher Cui or have some other connections, if you want to act in this new play, you have to go through me. Otherwise, you’ll have to go back to where you came from.”
A side character wouldn’t have any effect, but Song Qingyou was going to play the third female lead, who had significantly more scenes.
The entire play lasted for two hours, and the third female lead appeared for more than half an hour. Wu Juan would not ruin her own reputation just because of Cui Xuelin’s recommendation!
Then, Wu Juan didn’t wait for Song Qingyou’s reply and asked directly, “You two must have watched a play just now, right? What were you looking at?”
“This play is from a long time ago.” Wu Juan thought for a few seconds and said, “I’ll get someone to send the script over. Song Qingyou, you’ll act out a scene for me on the spot later… You’re an actor, so you shouldn’t mind being watched, right?”
“I don’t mind.” Song Qingyou understood what Wu Juan meant.
A private interview might not achieve the effect she wanted.
If there were other people around, it would give Song Qingyou more pressure and show her how good she was.
Soon, Wu Juan had someone deliver the script, along with a group of men and women.
“They’re all the actors in this new play. You can go to the side to prepare.”
Wu Juan handed the script to Song Qingyou.
He Yuan wasn’t too assured, so he greeted a few familiar faces in the crowd and went to Song Qingyou’s side.
“Will it work?” He Yuan asked.
“Teacher Wu asked Teacher Cui to recommend actors for her. She probably thought that Teacher Cui would recommend someone who had acted in a drama. She didn’t expect Teacher Cui to recommend you.”
“So Teacher Wu might be a little unhappy. I think she might be deliberately making things difficult for you… There are so many lines in Peach Blossom and you can’t just act out one or two lines. How are you going to remember them?”
If He Yuan had watched the second episode of the All-Class Challenge, he would never have said such a thing.
Jiang Zhihan thought about Song Qingyou’s insane memory. He struggled to jump off her arm and lay on the chair in the corner.
Song Qingyou closed the script, “I can remember the lines… I’ll have to trouble you to help me with my lines later.”
“As long as you don’t mind me holding the script.” He Yuan replied in a daze. After a while, he reacted, “You mean, you can start performing now?”
Song Qingyou calmly threw out a single syllable before looking for Wu Juan.
Wu Juan was a little stunned. “You’ve watched this play before?”
“This was my first time seeing it.”
“This was the first time you’ve seen it…” Wu Juan looked at her watch. “You’ve only been reading the script for more than ten minutes. Can you really remember the lines?”
Song Qingyou nodded. Seeing that she didn’t believe her, she opened the script and showed Wu Juan which part she was going to perform.
Wu Juan browsed through it once and saw that the scope was not small. She did not question it anymore. “Then you can try it.”
The actors around them quieted down at Wu Juan’s signal.
He Yuan read two lines from the script.
Song Qingyou sat down and placed one leg on the chair, her elbow on her knee. When she looked up again, her eyes were filled with disdain.
“I said that you and Feng Yan are the same!”
Her movements were different from the actors in the scene she had just watched, but they were still fitting for the character.
The play Peach Blossom had been rehearsed countless times in the theater. Wu Juan had also acted in it when she was young.
She knew that Song Qingyou had added her own understanding.
But that didn’t stop her from acting well.
It was just that the cadence of the lines was not polished enough, and the traces of imitation were more serious.
However, this just meant that Song Qingyou had a very good memory. She could remember a play that was just over an hour long.
A promising child!
Wu Juan’s eyes widened. She had long forgotten how much she disliked the newcomer Song Qingyou.
When the performance was about to end, Wu Juan could not help but say, “Do you still remember the simple dance performed by the female lead? If you remember, dance for me.”
Although it was called a dance, it was actually a very simple body movement.
Song Qingyou had already demonstrated her ability to remember lines. Wu Juan wanted to see if she was sensitive to body movements. After all, the supporting role she was going to play had a lot of dance moves.
He Yuan quickly found the background music.
As the melodious flute played, Song Qingyou started to dance.
After all, she was accomplished in this area, and her dancing skills were better than that of the drama actor on the stage before.
Wu Juan’s eyes were filled with surprise as she pulled Song Qingyou to decide on the role.
When she saw that the people around her were still watching, she snapped, “You still have time to watch the show here? Hurry up and go rehearse! Look at Song Qingyou, she’s already better than most of you when she just started acting!”
The others were speechless.
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