Chapter 85 . 1 — Change and Check
Edited by: Larkspur
It was the Resplendent Entertainment’s annual celebratory banquet . Although it was just an entertainment company hosting a celebration, it was something the entire entertainment circle couldn’t ignore because the invitees were not only Resplendent Entertainment’s actors and actresses but also the companies in different countries . It was the so-called dazzling and splendid day .
Banquets such as these usually have unwritten rules . The higher the status, the later the arrival . Simply put, this meant the A or B list celebs of the host company would arrive first while those from the other companies later . Of course, even before the stars descended, the ever-prepared reporters and fans from all over the country waited with bated breaths at the door . Thus, when the most splendid and dazzling moment arrived, they’d be able to capture the most interesting news .
When the banquet was about to start, the important people within the entertainment circle made their way over . They were all sorts of Film Emperors/Empresses who had received numerous awards and the Music Queens/Kings . Whenever a celeb stepped out of the car, it would cause an uproar . Then, several reporters tugged and pulled one another just to take pictures . It was quite a bustling and crowded scene .
Resplendent Entertainment was well used to these types of happenings and in order to accommodate the reporters, the red carpet had been extended . Therefore, celebrities could comfortably flaunt and garner attention . Resplendent Entertainment’s actors would also walk the same red carpet . Although this was Resplendent Entertainment’s celebratory banquet, many people referred to it as ‘walking the red carpet’ . Who let there be more guests here than at the actual award ceremonies?
However, not everyone was willing to walk this red carpet . At least, Su Yanyi didn’t join the crowd . But Qin Jiran walked the red carpet . It wasn’t because he was willing to join the crowd but because he wasn’t already at his office . He had to rush over from the set, stepping up the pace of the filming so that it could be released around the Spring Festival . Ever since Christmas, the whole team had started to work overtime and he, as the male lead and director, got busier .
Despite the rush to come over, Qin Jiran was still the brightest existence; his imposing aura even more evident in the black suit he wore . As he walked over, there was thunderous applause . Reporters who had been interviewing others, all hurried over; taking all sorts of pictures of Qin Jiran, not being stingy in the least .
Though Qin Jiran never stopped walking, he expressionlessly passed through the layers of barriers and straight into the building . Many reporters were disheartened by his action and felt that the Film Emperor wasn’t giving them face . But, so what if he didn’t give them face? As long as they’re still a part of the news media, they couldn’t do anything to Qin Jiran . They couldn’t offend the numerous people who supported him from behind the scenes .
“Did you hear? Someone bought Tiansheng Media . ” When the reporters had leisure time, they gathered to chat .
“Why are you bringing this up suddenly? I heard just a bit, but it probably isn’t true . After all, Tiangsheng Media is a powerful company too . How can someone just buy the company so easily?” Another reporter shared his doubts .
“Certainly, there’s a reason why I am mentioning this . You guys know of the Film Emperor who just walked in, right? I heard that he was the one who bought the company . ” The reporter who had approached the subject pointed mysteriously at Resplendent Entertainment’s door . It felt like he knew of an unknown secret .
But in reality, if a reporter knew about this too, then it wasn’t a secret really . At least, to those who were well-informed, it wasn’t a secret .
The fact that the event had advanced to this point had nothing to do with Qin Jiran’s side leaking the information . It was because there was no need for concealing it . Although buying Wang Media wasn’t successful, the Wang Family did suffer a lot from this . Qin Jiran had obtained more than half of Tiangsheng’s shares to become the largest shareholder in the company . This also cut off one of the Wang Family’s support in the media world . But the Su Family and the Wang Family had kept the news under wraps, so not everyone knew about it .
The Su Family didn’t feel the necessity to publicize the news It was only a small accomplishment and still a long way from their final goal . The Su Family felt that it wasn’t time for Qin Jiran to be unveiled since he was still in the entertainment circle . When he really planned on entering the business world, it would be more suitable to announce it then .
On the other hand, the Wang Family had lost a lot of faces . So, they naturally didn’t want to announce the news . But how could they really press the news down? News still reached the public .
As more and more reporters joined in, Qin Jiran arrived at Su Yanyi’s office . She was waiting for him .
Resplendent Entertainment’s annual banquet was in the company’s banquet room . The hall which was enough for thousands of people was now filled with guests . Even though it was winter, the guests wore less and less than the previous person that entered . Many wore evening dresses that revealed their shoulders and backs . They were really competing against one another in showing off . It was a dazzling sight . For men, though they dressed much more reserved than women, they weren’t lacking in an imposing manner .
In the banquet lounge, groups of people gathered together . The dozens of round tables in the front were reserved for a select few elites . Ordinary stars sat at the back and those without invitations could only stand at the side . After all, too many people were here .
Of course, people didn’t come to just stand here . The majority came to expand their network and to experience an event like this . Besides the numerous actors, there were many famous directors and screenwriters . Several company representatives and investors were in attendance too . All they needed to do was find one or two people who took an interest in them and perhaps they’d land a spot in the next movie!
Time passed by slowly and only a few minutes were left before the event started . Although many people were still chatting, they would take a look around from time to time . They seemed to be looking for something and some curious people even asked their friends .
“Ling’er, the fact that you’re not paying attention to me is upsetting me . Which handsome guy are you thinking of? Tell me . ” A handsome man pretended to look bitter and sad . The person who he was teasing was Fang Ling’er, Resplendent Entertainment’s Film Empress .
“Tianjun, you’ve guessed correctly this time . I am thinking of a handsome man and he’s extremely handsome!” Fang Ling’er was someone who could take a joke . Not only did she not explain, but she also admitted to it calmly . Her serious look even made Mo Tiangjun curious .
Mo Tianjun was a contracted singer in Resplendent Entertainment . He was abroad for advanced studies and only just came back . Because he was famous for his love songs, many fans called him the ‘King of Love Songs . ’
“Which handsome guy has captured our Ling’er’s heart?” Tianjun didn’t know that Fang Ling’er had a boyfriend, so he really thought that she was interested in someone .
“Well, I’m not necessarily interested . That handsome man isn’t someone I can casually be interested in . ” When Fang Ling’er heard his reply, she immediately retorted while feigning fear .
This made Tianjun smile .
“What’s the reason?” Mo Tianjun asked .
“Because he has a Queen . Just a glare from the Queen is very terrifying . If I were to really take an interest in him, I’d probably have to bid goodbye to the entertainment circle . ” Although Fang Ling’er spoke casually, she was actually being serious because this was the truth .
“The Queen? This is similar to a person I know . Are you actually talking about her?” Mo Tianjun stiffened and asked in suspicion . He clearly respected that Queen in his mind a lot .
“It must be her . Besides President Su, who dares to call herself the Queen?” Yet, Fang Ling’er nodded her head seriously and gave Mo Tianjun a definite answer .
“I heard of President Su and Brother Qin being together . Who knew that they would actually get married? After I heard that, I thought it was a joke at first but they openly admitted to this later on . It really scared me then . ” Mo Tianjun recalled his reaction when he’s abroad and thought it was funny .
“When I first heard the news, I thought they were joking too . Have you seen two cold people dating? But not only did they openly admit this, later on, I thought the two were a great match . You haven’t seen how the two get along . Heh, they’ll blind your eyes!” When Fang Ling’er said this, she scrunched her nose and seemed to think back to the situation . She was really jealous and wanted PDA with her boyfriend .
But due to her status, it’s better if she didn’t make her relationship public . Otherwise, it would influence her career . This was why she was jealous of Qin Jiran who was able to face the public so calmly . But this was also because Qin Jiran had married Su Yanyi . That woman was valiant to the point no one could be jealous of her . Because she was with Qin Jiran, anyone with eyes would never say that she wasn’t a match for Qin Jiran . This was also the reason why many of Qin Jiran’s fans were at a loss for words .
“The way they get along? Have you seen the two of them? How are they?” Mo Tianjun was curious by the moment . It wasn’t just him but also the few others nearby who were listening to the two speak . Many were Resplendent’s actors, but some were from other companies . Therefore, everyone was interested in what was going to happen next .
There were too many people interested in Qin Jiran, the Film Emperor, and Su Yanyi, the entertainment circle’s Queen’s relationship . Although the two had announced it, no one knew their story . Because no one knew, it increased the urge of finding out!
“Film Emperor Qin and I are starring in a film together . President Su visits him and brings food sometimes . Although I couldn’t see through her expression, she looks at Film Emperor Qin differently . Whenever the two looked at each other … how do I describe this? Oh, it was like they understood each other even without words . They stared at each other, full of emotions . One could tell that they are in love . ” Fang Ling’er was vivid with her words and after her description, everyone revealed a look of understanding . But they looked at Fang Ling’er with doubt thereafter .
“Um, is what you’re saying true? Don’t exaggerate that much . We’re not shooting scenes here!” An actor who joined the crowd looked at her, clearly in disbelief .