MAIR -Chapter 164 – Alcohol consumption

Shen Huai learned the story from Chu Mei Bo after the event, which he didn’t know if he should cry or laugh at.

But he never thought about it. He thought that although Shen Heng was sharp, he was trustworthy. When they met, he would be present so Shen Heng would never embarrass his friends.

Who would have thought that there would be an emergency? He was delayed in the company for a while and when he came back, both sides had already met and talked back and forth.

What’s more, he didn’t expect that this room full of big shots would end up falling in front of a bottle of red wine.

Chu Mei Bo believed in Shen Huai, since Shen Huai said that Shen Heng can be trusted, she would no longer doubt Shen Heng, but she was still a little depressed after all.

Pei Ran frowned slightly, rarely showing a trace of reluctance: “I can also drink, but…”

Before he finished speaking, Chu Mei Bo glanced at him: “By law, minors are not allowed to drink.”

Pei Ran: “…”

This was the second time he needed to bow under Chinese law.

Just then, Song Yimian came over: “I called Mr. Guo’s assistant, he said he would come here to pick him up.”

Shen Huai nodded, “Then go back first. I’ll wait for his assistant here.”

When Chu Mei Bo and Pei Ran saw this, they didn’t speak any more. They said good night and went back, but after they left Song Yimian sill didn’t move. 

He hesitated for a moment, then finally raised his courage and said to Shen Huai: “Brother Shen, I have something to say to you.”

At dinner before, Shen Huai noticed that Song Yimian seemed to have something on his mind, but in that situation, it was not easy to ask. That’s why right now, even if Song Yimian did not look for him, now he would have asked Song Yimian for clarification.

He smiled gently and led Song Yimian to sit at the bar, made two cups of coffee and pushed one of them in front of Song Yimian, then lightly chatted: “I heard Kefei say, have you received an audition offer for several roles recently?”

Peng Kefei was Shen Huai’s assistant agent. Because Shen Huai had gradually transferred his energy to the Yihang studio, he couldn’t take care of Song Yimian like before. So, he hired an assistant agent, and some small things were done by this assistant agent, but the main direction was still in Shen Huai’s hand.

Song Yimian nodded and replied in a low voice: “Yes, sister Kefei said that she has received many scripts. She has selected several scripts and they were all very good…”

Shen Huai did not speak but signaled him to continue.

Song Yimian pursed her lips and rubbed the coffee cup, and the endless heat spread from the cup to the palm of his hand, and from palm to his heart.

A year ago, he was just a little actor who had no role to act and could be expelled from this circle at any time. A year later, he not only participated in “Red Actress”, but also got many role offers, which he could not even imagine before.

And all this was brought to him by Shen Huai.

At the beginning, when he was discouraged, it was Shen Huai who brought him out of the abyss. Later, it was Shen Huai who constantly gave him the opportunity to learn and cultivate himself, which made him what he was today.

In order to repay Shen Huai kindness, he should cherish this hard won opportunity, act seriously and be obedient.

However, in this period of time, all he has experienced in the “Red Actress” group was like a baptism, polishing his mind and gradually clarifying the way forward in his mind.

But this road ran another way to the plan given to him by the company. Song Yimian hesitated for a long time with anxiety and self-blame, until he saw the contract and suddenly remembered what Shen Huai had said to him when he signed the contract.

Shen Huai said that the reason why he signed him was because he saw his potential and believed that he would become an excellent actor in the future.

Shen Huai also said that they are cooperative and equal.

These words gave Song Yimian confidence to go on once again, and also made him able to tell Shen Huai what he really thought.

He looked up at Shen Huai, and on the other person, his face was as usual a smile, full of tolerance and encouragement.

Song Yimian calmed down and said: Brother Shen, the scripts selected by sister Kefei are very good, but I don’t think they are suitable for me. I think…… I like to try a film like “Scissors”. In addition, I do not want to appear in front of the camera too much outside my roles. I also want to gradually reduce the number of fan meetings and business activities in the future… “

Song Yimian said in an encouraging manner, then bowed his head and looked ashamed, no longer daring to look at Shen Huai.

Shen Huai didn’t notice his latter sentence, but what he heard he was still surprised. “Scissors” is a highly controversial literary film this year. It not only has a large scale but also describes the uncomfortable reality and ugliness of the dark side of human nature.

The actor who played the leading role was about the same age as Song Yimian. However, with his superb acting skills and vivid description of his character, he has won unanimous praise from the industry.

Shen Huai didn’t even think that someone as simple as Song Yimian would have such an idea.

But instead of refusing it directly, he asked seriously, “May I ask why? Why do you want to act in a movie like “Scissors”?”

Song Yimian was stunned for a moment. He didn’t expect that Shen Huai wouldn’t blame him for reducing his chances of making money, nor complain that he was whimsical, but instead would patiently ask him why.

Song Yimian’s heart became sour and soft.

His originally tense heart also relaxed, he eased his mood and said: “I used to think that a good acting skill is that when the director said crying, you can shed tears and perfectly show everything in the script. But this time in the cast, I saw the acting skills of sister Mei and Mr. Guo, as well as brother Wei and many other seniors. They didn’t have their strength, but they let me see that a good actor makes his role alive. He cries not because the script requires him to cry, but because the character is crying. “

“I remember one time when I overheard Mr. Guo and sister Mei talking, Mr. Guo said you have to forget yourself, respect your role and treat yourself as that person, personally feel his happiness, anger, sorrow and joy, experience his life, and carve his pain into your bones, so that you can play him very well.”

Song Yimian gave a wry smile: “This remark was like a hard knock on my head, letting me start to think, I want to be an actor like sister Mei and Mr.Guo. But I know that I’m not only lacking in talent, but also in the ability to feel pain. I can’t make up for the former, but I want to try to catch on the latter. “

After hearing this, Shen Huai fell into silence.

He understands Song Yimian’s pursuit that he wanted to be a good actor who will never allow himself to indulge in idol dramas with a simple plot but too thin emotion. But wanted to take the initiative to challenge more complex characters, to experience the necessary cultivation in order to become a real actor.

This was also the reason why Shen Huai allowed Song Yimain to stay with the crew of “Red Actress” for so long. He not only hoped that Song Yimian would learn acting skills from his seniors, but also hoped that Song Yimian could learn their attitude towards acting from these seniors, which would become the greatest wealth of his acting in the future.

It’s just that Shen Huai didn’t expect that song Yimian would go even further than he thought.

He was silent for a moment, and finally spoke before Song Yimian could sit down.

“I’m glad you said that.” Shen Huai showed a smile of appreciation, “This half year of study has not been in vain, you have learned the most important thing.”

Song Yimian was stunned, and then his original pale cheeks slowly flushed with surprise.

However, Shen Huai continued: “But I also want to remind you that this road is very dangerous. Many actors have been unable to come out after immersing himself into the role, resulting in tragedy. I hope you can be a good actor, but I don’t want you to be in danger either. “

Song Yimian nodded hard and showed a bright smile: “Brother Shen, don’t worry! I will be careful! “

Shen Huai watched Song Yimian leave and sighed with both relief and worry.



When Mr. Huo’s assistant arrived, Shen Huai and he joined forces to get Mr. Guo into the car. Then he went upstairs to see Ye Cang, who was also drunk.

He just didn’t expect that before he reached his bedroom door, he would see Shen Heng coming out of his room. He looked fresh and refreshed, and there was no mark of the alcohol he drank.

Shen Huai opened his mouth and called “Uncle”.

Shen Heng’s eyes fell on the door with a smile on his lips: “Are you worried?”

Shen Huai hesitated for a moment before nodding.

Shen Heng chuckled, “He alcohol tolerance is good for you.”

Shen Huai: “…”

Shen Heng patted him on the shoulder: “Well, I won’t tease you anymore. Go to see him.”

Shen Heng said and went downstairs.

But Shen Huai stopped him. Looking at Shen Heng, he whispered, “Today, they didn’t mean to—. I’m sorry.”

Shen Heng understood what he was apologizing for and said with a smile: “I understand that everyone has their own secrets. I respect that. You don’t have to explain anything to me.”

Shen Huai was not surprised that Shen Heng would say this, but he could not help saying, “Uncle, I …”

Shen Heng waved his hand and stopped his words: “I know what you want to say, Huai. There is space even for family members. I worry about you, which doesn’t mean that I have to control you. You have your own life and secret. You don’t need to tell me.”

“I respect outsiders as well as my own family.”

Shen Huai was silent and he felt as if he was stuffed with a ball of cotton in his heart.

Shen Heng patted him on the shoulder: “Well, don’t worry about it. Do whatever you want to do. If something happens, uncle will bear it for you.”

Shen Huai who already organized his mood, heard this sentence, could not help but make a joke: “From childhood, my uncle always told me that I shouldn’t grow up to be the second generation of a loser. It’s not easy.”

Shen Heng became surprised and said, “You can joke now?”

Shen Huai: “….. Have I always been an old-fashioned person in your heart? “

Shen Heng laughed.

Shen Huai also couldn’t help laughing.

Shen Heng looked at Shen Huai’s relaxed expression, and his worry finally dissipated in his heart. He said positively: “Although I am still dissatisfied with Ye Cang, I can see that at least that he cares about you very much and since you have chosen him, you should go for it. If anything happens, uncle will bear it for you. “

Hearing this sentence, Shen Huai vaguely felt something: “Uncle, are you leaving?”

Shen Heng “En” said: “Holidays can’t last forever. Besides, the overseas affairs are almost handled so I have to start preparation of going back to China. “

Shen Huai was originally a little reluctant to part with him, but when he heard the second half of the sentence, he immediately cheered up: “You are going back to China?”

Shen Heng smiled and nodded: “Yes, at most two months.”

Shen Heng then thought of something and said: “By the way, tell your friend that we will drink together again when I return home.”

Shen Huai: “…”

It is better to say goodbye now or else Mr. Guo will cry.


Edited by: LuLu


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Aeli

    Many thanks for the update XD

  2. Mizushi

    thank you for the chapter!

    ai I love when there’s a emotional paragraph about the entertainment career. These career novels make me feel like watching a barbie movie about acting, journalism, e-sports, sports and many more…

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