Chapter 111: If He’s Not Going, Why Are You Partnering Up With Another Man?
“Besides...” Guanglin stroked his chin. “I could see that Qin Mufeng and Jiang Xun’s relationship isn’t ordinary. As long as you can persuade Jiang Xun to join your program, when you invite Qin Mufeng, make sure to mention that she will also be participating. I think that there’s a 50% chance that he’ll agree.”
“Only 50%?” Shuli shook his head. “The success rate is too small. It’s not worth it.”
“50% is not a small number! If Jiang Xun doesn’t agree to join and you try to invite him onto the show, the probability of his joining would be a big fat zero!” Guanglin knocked on the table, as if trying to avoid jinxing them, and sighed. “Anyway, it’s not like you’ll lose a lot if you ask him. If you succeed, our competitor won’t be able to make a comeback this season!”
When Shuli thought about how he could crush Star Guest TV to the point of no return, he steeled his heart and his eyes lit up. “Then should I tell Jiang Xun first?”
“Of course.” Guanglin nodded. “You have to convince her first.”
Shuli then added Jiang Xun’s wechat contact to his phone.
When Guanglin left, he made sure to say, “Remember to let me know if there’s any good news.”
“Alright!” Shuli waved him off.
Because Wechat had a system that would give her a notification that Guanglin had sent Jiang Xun’s ID to someone called Shi Shuli, she knew that this person wasn’t a scammer and quickly accepted the friend request when it showed up.
Meanwhile, Shuli kept staring at his phone. As soon as the friend request was approved, he sent a message to Jiang Xun.
Shi Shuli: [Jiang Xun, Hello. I’m Shi Shuli, the director of Feng Videos’ Variety Show Production Department. Is it convenient for you to talk on the phone right now?]
Just as Jiang Xun was replying, the class bell rang, so she hurriedly typed, [I’m in class right now. Can I call you back at 3:30?]
Shi Shuli: [Yes, of course.]
The two of them made an agreement. After Jiang Xun finished class and returned to her dormitory, she called Shuli through wechat.
To her surprise, Shuli answered instantly. “Jiang Xun, hello.”
“Hello, Director Shi,” Jiang Xun said politely. “What can I do for you?”
“It’s like this. I’m going to start a new dating reality show called “Unfulfilled Lovers,” Shuli said. “I sincerely want you to participate.”
Shuli didn’t say that he had already told Wang Yicheng about it, but the thought that Yicheng might have never told this to Jiang Xun had never crossed his mind.
“A dating show?” Jiang Xun asked, “What kind? I’m still in school. I’m afraid I can’t film on days other than weekends.”
Shuli was stunned. From what Jiang Xun said, why did it seem like she did not know what their show was about?
“Did President Wang not tell you?” Shuli blurted out in surprise. “Coming to our show won’t have any conflict with your studies.”
Jiang Xun found it strange that Yicheng had indeed never told her about this.
“Have you guys told Brother Wang about this?” she asked in puzzlement.
“Yes.” Shuli smiled, “President Wang was also afraid of delaying your studies in the beginning. On our side, because the invited guests are all regular people with different careers, we decided to film episodes only during the weekends. At most, we’ll start it on Friday night. The sessions will end on Sunday, so it won’t disturb your classes.”
“This time, we will be filming at a villa in the outskirts of the imperial capital. It’ll be convenient for you to go back and forth from school,” Shuli said. “Let me tell you about our general shooting methods of filming.”
“Right now, Feng Videos is trying out a new broadcast method, like what we did for “Accelerated Flight,”which you participated in before. During the shooting process, the program will be broadcast live to the audience, but I control who gets the shot. Some of the suspense that’s not covered in the livestream will be shown in the main episode and in the VIP cut of it.”
But Feng Videos, after making a bold attempt, had found that this was a very good way to broadcast.
During the shoot, the audience was very involved, and the editing team could also determine what they would want the final episode to look like by real-time feedback from the audience’s live chat.
The content that was left unaired during the livestream could whet the appetite of the audience, making the audience wait for the broadcast of the main episode.
“Our guests will spend time together in the villa. Each episode will take place across two days and one night, but of course, the time isn’t set in stone. The production team will change it according to different circumstances. Guests can choose the person they like for a date and strategize how to properly romance them. They can also change the person they like once they have a multi-faceted understanding to decide which one they will choose in the end.”
“The choice is a two-way street. The person you choose may not necessarily like you and may also choose someone else. Do you want to change to another person, or do you want to pursue them on your own initiative? These are all things that the guests can do freely. The production team will not interfere with their choice; we’re just there to film things.”
After saying that, since Jiang Xun did not say anything, Shuli thought for a moment and said, “Jiang Xun, have you ever thought about entering the entertainment industry?”
“Yes,” Jiang Xun admitted openly.
“I also think that with your conditions, it’s a pity that you don’t develop into the entertainment industry. Just your looks alone are enough to beat the goddess of the entertainment industry. If you were to participate in our program, it could be a very good stepping stone into the entertainment industry.”
“I really hope that you can consider it carefully,” Shuli said sincerely.
“Okay, give me some time. I’ll discuss it with Brother Wang.” She wanted to ask Yicheng why he hadn’t told her about this variety show.
“Yes, of course,” Shuli agreed. When he heard her response, he knew that his chances were good.
Obviously, Jiang Xun didn’t know about this at all.
“Then you have to give me an answer as soon as possible since we’re about to start shooting.” Shuli was still a little worried. He wished that Jiang Xun would agree to it immediately.
Jiang Xun nodded. “I’ll give you an answer around…tonight or tomorrow at the latest, okay?”
“Okay.” Shuli let out a sigh of relief.
As soon as Jiang Xun hung up the phone, the three roommates looked over at the same time. There was still some anticipation and curiosity in their eyes, but there was also some conflict in their expressions.
Jiang Xun didn’t understand. What was going on with these three?
Jiajia poked Daxin, and Daxin poked Haina, so Jiajia poked Haina as well.
Haina, who was the fastest to speak, could only stand up. “Jiang Xun, you just said that you were going to participate in a dating reality show. Are you really going to do it?”
Jiang Xun nodded. “I’m still thinking about it.”
“Which platform is it on?” Jiajia followed up with a question.
“It’s the same platform as ‘Accelerated Flight’.” Daxin looked expectant. “Is Qin Mufeng going too?”
“I don’t think so. He’s a big CEO, how can he be so free?” Jiang Xun raised her hand to rub the back of her neck in confusion. “Besides, what does this have to do with him? Why is he involved?”
“If he’s not going, why are you partnering up with another man?” Haina asked, her voice slightly raised.
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