As the second male in An Li, Jiang Kaiyang played Yin Yi, the leader of the Wulin League.
He became friendly with the two leads in the ‘Liaowu’ mystery case. After learning that the heroine had a deep-seated hated enemy, he admired this chivalrous woman and went with them to the Fire Palace.
According to the plot, Ming Xiaoyu’s Bai Xiu only appeared in the heroine’s nightmares and hallucinations. Even if he was related to the male protagonist, he shouldn’t have any relationship with the second male. However, in order to add more scenes for Jiang Kaiyang without undermining the plot, Jiang Kaiyang became part of the heroine’s nightmare.
In this nightmare, she dreamed that all of her group was stabbed by Bai Xiu’s sword, with no chance of survival. Among them, the one killed most miserably by Bai Xiu was the second male lead. It was too miserable!
Director Xu and the screenwriter were very much in favour of this type of additional scene. It gave everyone an extra scene while also highlighted the heroine’s fear towards Bai Xiu. It was good! Amazing! Then add it!
Perhaps you might ask how stupid Jiang Kaiyang was to allow this type of scene.
Then you don’t understand! Wasn’t this violent and exciting shot very shocking? Doesn’t it make the scalp tingle?
Suppose you left the theatre. Then someone next to you asked, “What do you think of Jiang Kiayang, who plays Yin Yi?”
You might not realize who this Jiang Kaiyang was. Then the next second, someone else would add, “That’s it! The ma whose head was cut off by a sword!”
It was simple, clear and especially symbolic.
Jiang Kaiyang’s acting skill was naturally not in doubt. After several scenes were added, the entire cast knew there was someone behind it but no one said ‘no.’ Even Xiao Biqing just smiled and walked over to Ming Xiaoyu. “Ming Xiaoyu, Jiang Kaiyang has done good with this, giving you another scene.”
Ming Xiaoyu wanted to cry without tears. “…I really want to thank him, Sister Xiao.”
Jiang Kaiyang had no problems acting and Ming Xiaoyu’s acting, well…it was questionable. However, the most problematic part was the wires!
Ming Yu previous had some hanging scenes, but there weren’t many and the movements were simple. As long as he controlled the balance of his body, there was no big problem. Of course, balance control was compulsory for Ming Xiaoyu. Small Mushroom’s catwalk was always a straight line!
However, the scene added this time wasn’t just a wire scene, but a wire scene that involved fighting.
Thus, Ming Xiaoyu deliberately practiced in the three days before he had to film this scene. His acting might not be good but he could temporarily act it out. Perhaps he might not NG more than a dozen times…
At the same time, thousands of kilometres away in the capital, the second high-end fashion show of Ji and Ya in 2017 successfully ended, receiving warm applause.
This fashion show was still focused on women’s clothing. The complex and diverse laces, the unique and elegant East Asian ethnic style totems and the same crystal gemstone jewelry made up the ‘Brilliant Secret Words’ of this Ji and Ya fashion show.
Xi Ze’s design style was as beautiful as ever, the simple, straight lines and charming curves making the model and clothing fit together perfectly. It formed an attractive and charming sight.
At the end of the fashion show, Xi Ze walked out with He Chaoman.
The young aunt was wearing a silver-white beautiful dress, the tight-fitting design showing a charming body. But the side of the skirt had a dark brown strip, which was a long belt inlaid with deep rubies that constantly swayed with He Chaoman’s movements.
As they received the applause of the audience, He Chaoman whispered, “I like this dress. Xi Ze, I will buy it.”
He Chaoman was just saying this casually. Whether it was her identity as an aunt or as an ordinary consumer, there was no problem with her buying this dress. After all, there were few people who could afford to buy such an expensive dress. Yes, the price of this dress was at least one million yuan.
However, He Chaoman was forced to feel surprise this time. Xi Ze waved to give thanks to the guests. Then he smiled and spoke in a low voice, “I can’t promise you that this time. I have decided to alter the size of this dress. I will find a chance for my lover to wear it.”
A crack showed on the iceberg face of He Chaoman. “…”
After a moment, she asked in an uncertain tone, “I remember…your lover, he seems to be Ming Yu?” She paused and couldn’t help adding. “He seems to be a male, a physical male.”
Xi Ze raised an eyebrow. “Yes, I know he is a man. But he is more beautiful than you.”
He Chaoman, “…Hehe.”
Saying that someone else was more beautiful in front of a woman, Mr. Xi., do you know what you are saying?
Fortunately, the person in front of him was his little aunt and only interested in games. Otherwise, he would be looking up at the feet of the other person and maybe even begging for mercy.
Once they returned backstage, He Chaoman couldn’t help asking, “Xi Ze, will Ming Yu really wear this dress?”
The handsome and indifferent man slightly bowed his head and asked, “My dear little aunt, when have you ever seen me not achieve what I said?’
He Chaoman said disdainfully, “You are a really bad person. Don’t call me aunt, I’m getting goosebumps. Now I feel a bit of sympathy for MIng Yu. He must be unlucky for several lifetimes to meet such a person. Geez, I can already foresee your shameless methods.”
Xi Ze smiled indifferently. “It was a blessing of a few lifetimes that I found my muse.”
Ming Xiaoyu who knew about this matter a long time later, “….?＿?”
Oh, so you are oppressing your Muse Mr. Xi?!
For the time being, this dress wasn’t revealed and it is unknown if Small Mushroom really wore the dress or not～
Now that Ming Xiaoyu was suspended by wires, he felt that it really wasn’t wise to enter the entertainment industry.
Do you know what if felt like to make a difficult move while hanging on wires?
It was like making a man wear a pair of 12cm heels and then forcing him to do a Samba dance!
Ming Xiaoyu might’ve mastered the main points of air rotation in a few days. However, he was also tired and covered in sweat every day. Luo Ru was endlessly distressed as she saw him.
But in this regard, Ming Yu didn’t complain. Luo Ru always said that, “Ming Xiaoyu, you aren’t entering the entertainment industry. You don’t have to pressure yourself so hard.” Ming Yu’s reply was, “Sister Luo, since I took this well, I will try to act well and get as few NGs as possible.”
There was one thing that Luo Ru didn’t know. Ming Xiaoyu underwent three days of special training and could only move to this extent. If it was three days ago, he would’ve NGed this scene many times.
Ming Yu didn’t really care about Jiang Kaiyang’s face and mood, but he didn’t want to shed all pretense of cordiality with the other person. Ming Yu could already imagine how much hatred Jiang Kaiyang would feel if there were continuous NGs.
But Ming Xiaoyu was Ming Xiaoyu. Even if he worked hard for three days, the important thing wasn’t his wire skills but his acting! In the eyes of Jiang Kaiyang, it was no different from a pool of mud.
Once they started shooting the scene, no matter how hard Ming Yu tried, he still did a poor job. Putting aside Director Xu, Jiang Kaiyang was irritated and frowned. He looked very unhappy.
The first NG, Jiang Kaiyang could still smile and talk with his assistant.
The fourth NG, Jiang Kaiyang no longer smiled.
On the eight NG, Jiang Kaiyang couldn’t say anything.
Once it reached the 16th NG…
Jiang Kaiyang’s face was extremely gloomy. During the break time, he silently drank water. After drinking the water, he threw the water bottle into his assistant’s arms, causing the assistant to shake with fright. Jiang Kaiyang didn’t do anything else. He kept licking his lips and looking at Ming Yu who was talking to Xiao Biqing and Director Xu.
If some people were born to make you uncomfortable, then the person that Jiang Kaiyang disliked was Ming Yu.
In fact, Ming Xiaoyu didn’t know it but Jiang Kaiyang had a reason for not liking him. Jiang Kaiyang filmed a TV series in the first half of the year. He had a good relationship with the third male of that series and kept in contact after it was done.
Jiang Kaiyang first heard the name ‘Ming Yu’ from the third male lead. Then he casually checked the information of this person on the Internet while talking to his friend. He looked down on this new model whose popularity was soaring.
By the way, the name of the third male lead was Lu Zhenxi.
At first, he was disgusted by this person. Once Jiang Kaiyang made contact with Ming Yu, there was no need to say anything else. Ming Xiaoyu’s height! That figure! It made Jiang Kaiyang feel jealous and envious.
Jiang Kaiyang really, really cared about his height…
Instead of walking honestly in fashion shows as a model, Ming Yu walked through the back door into acting? His acting was terrible and his personality was bad. He was always playing tricks (this was mentioned by Lu Zhenxi). He was the type of dirty person that muddied up this industry!
During the 10 minutes rest, Xiao Biqing tried to help Ming Xiaoyu find the feeling. Fang Liangxiu also came over after his break in order to help Ming Yu find the emotions. The two people might’ve been initially entrusted by others to take care of Ming Yu. However, they both thought that this young boy was smart and generous, not narrow-minded when he was close to someone. He was a worthy friend.
Therefore, they sincerely guided Ming Xiaoyu.
Then the 17th shot officially started.
In a well-made movie, what was the average number of NGs?
Other directors might be different but Xu Yizhong knew that his requirements for each shot were quite high. For the movies he shot in the past, it averaged 3 to 8 NGs per scene.
In a movie made by Xu Yizhong, the most chances he gave was to a movie actress who NGed 35 times. The actress was so angry she almost wanted to leave, but finally met Director Xu’s requirements on the 38th shot.
It might’ve been 26 NGs but it was a very difficult psychological drama. Even for a movie emperor, it was hard to show ‘eyes that want to cry, but there are no tears in the eyes full of grief and silence.’ Ming Xiaoyu’s scene this time had a much lower difficulty but Director Xu was quite calm.
It was only 16 NGs. This wasn’t even in the top 10 of Director Xu’s record. Even the first 20 was enough.
In addition, Director Xu discovered that MIng Yu’s state was becoming better and better. As the 17th shot started, he thought there might be a maximum of two or three more times before this scene could achieve his desired effect and pass.
In this scene, Jiang Kaiyang’s scenes weren’t heavy. It was Ming Yu’s scene that was hard. He needed to hang from a wire and fight Jiang Kaiyang in the air. Both of them were hanging, but almost immediately, he would sweep his sword over Jiang Kaiyang’s neck and make him land on the ground.
An Li had specifically invited a famous martial arts teacher to give guidance for its fight scenes. When Ming Xiaoyu was on the ground, he trained in these movements and was very skilled.
Thus, at this moment, the two men were once again hoisted by the wires and slowly rose in the air.
The youth’s long hair was red and there was a tinge of blood on his cheeks, like a flower blooming on the handsome face. His eyes were extremely cold, like deep ice. He was obviously looking at you, but the youth completely didn’t notice you because you weren’t qualified to enter his eyes!
As soon as he saw this, Director Xu excitedly hit his thigh. This was the right feeling!
Then it was time to watch the fight.
It was as if the past 16 defeats were turned into experience for this moment. Ming Yu slowly narrowed his eyes, lifted the long sword in his head and raised his feet on the beam. He flew swiftly and elegantly towards Jiang Kaiyang.
Between the thunder and lightining, there was the sound of a collision. Once the two people separated again, Jiang Kaiyang looked with horror at the youth on the opposite side of the second floor, his fingers trembling.
Director Xu saw this and thought that Jiang Kaiyang’s skills had already reached this point. Not bad!
Director Xu didn’t know that at the moment of the fight, Jiang Kaiyang seemed to see a figure covered in blood, stepping on bones as he climbed up from hell. The youth’s eyes should be gentle but the moment Jiang Kaiyang faced them, a cold chill stabbed inside him and an uncontrollable fear emerged in his heart.
This man could really kill him!
Now Ming Xiaoyu discovered how to play a cruel and terrible devil.
Sometimes it only took a moment to open up. Fang Liangxiu’s unintentional words had woken up Ming Yu. Fang Liangxiu said, “In fact, you should forget the experience of the character you want to play. You just have to act. Express the emotions of the scene. Your role isn’t the same as mine or Xiao Biqing. It isn’t a complicated role. You just need to do this and you will succeed.”
Thus, at this time, MIng Yu completely disregarded what type of person Bai Xiu was.
He only knew that he was a devil who didn’t blink when killing.
In his eyes, Jiang Kaiyang was no different from a corpse.
Just like the line said, this person was a humble bit of dust. It was the blessing of ten lifetimes that Bai Xiu would fight with him! Dying by Bai Xiu’s sword, this person should be grateful!
At this moment, Ming Xiaoyu didn’t treat Jiang Kaiyang as a person. He was releasing a cold and ruthless aura. He was walking a fashion show and the fashion show required him to perform. The theme was:
You see, he could also do a good job! At the very least, Jiang Kaiyang was completely brought into the scene by him. Jiang Kaiyang subconsciously felt fear and his hands started shaking.
In the second fight, Ming Yu didn’t hesitate to fly again. But this time, Jiang Kaiyang didn’t know if it was from the fear or the trembling but he unexpectedly hesitated for a second. Once he moved again, Ming Yu opened his eyes and Jiang Kaiyang was too scared to know how to react!
The timing of Jiang Kaiyang’s movements were too clever!
Originally, he should’ve collided with Ming Xiaoyu and Ming Xiaoyu would skillfully pretend to stab Jiang Kaiyang in the chest. Then once the two of them were separated, Ming Xiaoyu would turn around and behead him.
However, Jiang Kaiyang’s actions were abnormal, leading him and Ming Yu to clearly stagger in the air. At the same time, due to the lack of impact behind their collision and Jiang Kaiyang’s mistake increasing the nature of the action, Ming Xiaoyu saw that Jiang Kaiyang actually hit the wall!
Jiang Kaiyang was obviously very skilled with the wire. They were so surprised when he suddenly bumped into the wall that there was no way to react!
Bang. The whole crew was shocked.
Director Xu was the first to give a command. “Props group! Quickly lower the wire! Hurry!”
The props group didn’t have time to move when they saw Jiang Kaiyang swinging again.
This was completely unscientific! He had hit the wall so how could he swing again?
The people at the bottom didn’t see it. Ming Yu and the cameramen were probably the only ones who knew then when Jiang Kaiyang was about to hit the wall, he reflexively lifted his leg. Ming Xiaoyu didn’t know what happened to the leg. After that, Jiang Kaiyang’s leg seemed to be bent in a strange posture, as if it couldn’t be moved.
But thanks to the recoil of the move, Jiang Kaiyang swung in the air again.
Who would dare lower the wires now? What if Jiang Kaiyang accidentally bumped into something or hit his head? Who would be responsible?
The people underneath started to panic. It hadn’t been a long time. In fact, only five seconds had passed since Jiang Kaiyang hit the wall. Everyone was in a hurry only to see Ming Yu suddenly advance and grab Jiang Kaiyang’s body.
The next second, there was another bang sound!
The two men smashed into the wall on Ming Yu’s side and never bounced off.
The reason why Jiang Kaiyang bounced back was because he wanted to use his legs to protect himself. But this time, Ming Xiaoyu completely held Jiang Kaiyang and used his body to crash into the wall. At the same time, he kept holding the shaking Jiang Kaiyang.
The whole crew was silent for a moment after hearing this sound.
Director Xu immediately shouted. “The people upstairs, find out what is going on? Call 120, call 120!”
Once Xi Ze entered the job site, he saw a strange situation.
Today An Li was mainly filming in a small ‘回’ style building. This teahouse-like place was the preferred venue for many martial arts movie, especially jianghu movies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuxia#Jianghu)
It stood to reason that no matter what room or floor was being filmed, there would certainly be staff on the empty first floor.
However, Xi Ze and Ding Bo didn’t find anyone on the first floor when they entered. All the props, cloths and tables were left there. Even the expensive cameras were abandoned. There was no one around to look after them.
Xi Ze couldn’t help his eyes darkening. There was a bad feeling in his heart.
Ding Bo looked at it with interest and smiled. “This An Li is really rich. I remember that this machine cost millions of yuan right? Geez, just leaving it around without being afraid of thieves… What is the matter Xi Ze?”
The grave and stern man was frowning as he looked around. He didn’t answer Ding Bo but took a step in the direction of the backyard.
Ding Bo naturally detected that something was wrong. He grunted and walked behind Xi Ze with a serious expression. Once inside, the two men looked up and found a crowd on the second floor corridor.
On the second floor, there were loud shouts.
“Wait, wait, Jiang Kaiyang’s leg seems to be broken! Take off his wire first and be careful not to touch his thigh when doing so.”
“His leg is already broken. Quickly take it off. There is blood on the wall!”
“What place was hit, the head? Is it the head?”
“There is blood in the position of the head. Yes, hurry up!”
Xi Ze paled once he heard this and immediately went upstairs. By the time he got upstairs, the crew had finished everything and were carrying two people in his direction.
The crew members stopped for a moment when they saw Xi Ze but the current situation didn’t allow them to think about why Xi Ze came here. They hurriedly opened the way, intending to send the people downstairs.
Fang Liangxiu’s sharp eyes quickly discovered Xi Ze. He quickly ran over and said, “Ming Yu has lost consciousness!”
Xi Ze shivered all over and no longer paid attention to Fang Liangxiu. He walked over to the staff carrying the two people.
The first person he didn’t know!
The second person…
Xi Ze’s dark eyes widened. To the staff’s surprised, he suddenly picked up the young man and carried him. Director Xu cried out, “Wait a minute, where are you going?” The tall figure of the man rushed away from everyone and soon disappeared from the small building.