Lin Chuan nodded vigorously. "It looks like you really understand the character. Even people who have read the novel think that Rose is too weak."
After hearing Director Lin Chuan say that, the two assistant directors quickly added on, "Yes, this girl might still be a rookie, but her performance was really on point."
"Not only was it on point, she was very expressive when reciting the lines. Especially those tears, and letting them fall at the end!"
Lin Chuan nodded in agreement. "Okay, this role is yours. We'll be in touch with your manager."
Su Luoli smiled awkwardly. "I don't have a manager or a company. So just call the number on my profile when filming begins."
Lin Chuan was quite surprised. The young people nowadays all had management companies, but this polite girl with good acting foundations was not signed.
"Alright, we'll be in touch."
"Thank you Director!" Su Luoli bowed deeply. After some drama, she had managed to secure the role!
Su Luoli left the room in a dreamlike state, feeling like she was walking on air.
Wen Qingmu stepped up towards her. "How was it?'
Su Luoli turned to Wen Qingmu with a straight face. "I got it! The role is mine!"
Wen Qingmu let out a sigh of relief and reached over to tap her on the head. "How are you planning to thank me?"
Su Luoli patted him on the shoulder. "I'll treat you to a meal!"
"Okay. But first, let's make a trip to the hospital." Wen Qingmu eyed the scratches on her body.
Su Luoli realized then that while she had been climbing around in the basement, she had scraped her arms and thighs and the scratches were bleeding sluggishly.
"Oh, this is nothing. I'll disinfect it when I get back."
They walked out together and Wen Qingmu drove his Ferrari LaFerrari following Su Luoli's directions, and arrived at a—street stall.
Yes, it was a street stall.
Looking around him, Wen Qingmu frowned even deeper.
With his status, when had he ever come to this sort of place?
Su Luoli chatted familiarly with the boss who was slightly hunched over, and ordered a number of skewers and two small stews. To her, this was already a good meal.
Wen Qingmu cleared his throat. "Hey, Su Luoli, don't you think my car and this place are a bit out of sync?"
Su Luoli glanced at the sapphire blue Ferrari LaFerrari parked by the roadside. It was definitely out of place in this messy environment.
"But I can't afford to treat you anywhere else!" She shrugged helplessly at him. "I'm very poor. If I were to tell you that my pockets are empty, would you believe me?"
Wen Qingmu snorted softly, but did not say a word.
"How did you know my name?"
Su Luoli remembered that the first time they met, she had been worried about repercussions and had not told him her name. The second time they met, she had left in a hurry and had never mentioned her name!
"That's…" Wen Qingmu momentarily tongue-tied. He had not wanted to call out her name, but this afternoon's situation had left him no choice. Thinking back, she had definitely not mentioned her name to him before. "You forgot. After you swiped your card to get into the library, I found out after a casual conversation."
"The lady at the door just needs to see a handsome man and nothing else matters to her anymore!" Su Luoli groaned in frustration, "Oh yes, I still don't know your name?"
"Oh… You can call me Qing." Wen Qingmu did not want her to find out that he was her husband yet. His investigation was not done yet!
"Oh, what do you do for a living?"
Wen Qingmu was not sure how to answer her. Just as he hesitated, Su Luoli suddenly hit the table in realization. "I know. You're a prostitute, right?"
"Yes, you drive such a fancy car but your clothes are just off-the-rack, and you hang around those bars. Handsome with a good body, you must be a prostitute!"
Su Luoli narrowed her eyes at him as she spoke.
She had heard her classmates talk about how there were many prostitutes in the bars. That was why she decided to go to a bar when she wanted a baby. While the risk was higher, a prostitute would not pester her after.
"Guh…" Wen Qingmu was really at a loss for words.
While his T-shirt was simple, it was a branded custom order. Yes, even his simple T-shirts were custom ordered!
"There's no need to be embarrassed. I won't look at you any differently."
Su Luoli gave Wen Qingmu's shoulder a generous pat.
Wen Qingmu did not respond.
"Thank you very much for today," Su Luoli said as she smiled brilliantly at him.
Wen Qingmu waited, but she did not say anything else. "That's it?"
Su Luoli rolled her eyes languidly. "That's it."
"You're just going to say thanks to me?!" This was the first time he had heard such a simple thank you.
"I'm treating you to skewers too!"
Wen Qingmu shook his head in disdain. "Don't forget your photos are still with me. And I saved you today. If not for me, you might not have been able to secure the role today. Based on all this, shouldn't you be repaying me?"
Su Luoli had thought that she and the man were on good terms and the matter with the photos could be brushed away, but he was still thinking about it.
"Then how do you want me to repay you?"
"I'm sure I was clear the last time," Wen Qingmu said as he edged closer to Su Luoli, "Spend another night with me."
Su Luoli bit her lower lip. "Seriously, you can sleep with so many people for your job, and you can earn money for it. Why do you want to sleep with me?"
"That's because you're young and sweet. I sleep with rich women and most of them are old. What's the point? And, I can give you money!"
She said he was a prostitute, and he was going to roll with that.
"Can't we just be friends?"
Su Luoli sighed. "I know you don't have many friends in your line of work. I think we can be friends. I won't avoid you."
Wen Qingmu waved his hand lazily, not wanting to hear more. "Su Luoli, didn't we have fun the last time? What's the difference between sleeping together once or twice? After all, didn't you enjoy it the last time?"
Su Luoli immediately went pale.
If she did not sleep with him, her photos would be leaked.
Wen Qingmu was highly amused by the expression on Su Luoli's face!