"The second female leading role has stopped?" Li Yundong asked in confusion.
Liu Fei'er's face was also filled with shock. "Is that a fact? Is Justin crazy? She doesn't have any money to begin with, and yet she's still walking off the job? Isn't she afraid of us paying for it?"
Cao Kefei said angrily, "How would I know? The director said that today, Justin didn't cooperate with the work very much. She also chose here and there. After the director blamed her a few words, and she said she would not do it."
Liu Fei'er widened her eyes and said, "Where did she get the courage to say that? Doesn't she want to stay in the Chinese film and television circle? It's a big taboo to break the contract halfway! Who will dare to play with her in the future?"
Cao Kefei gave a cold snort. "Who knows what's wrong with her?"
Li Yundong, who was standing by the side, asked curiously, "Don't you have backup actors?"
Cao Kefei, with tearless eyes. "Do you think it's a football game? It's possible to find backup actors when shooting a movie, but this is a TV series, and it's all on shooting. Where are the backup actors? Although Justin's temper is a little bad, her requirements are still very in line with the requirements of the TV series. Besides, her appearance and temperament are also in line, and her acting skills are also good. For a moment, even if we want to find an actor again, there is no place to find an actor!"
Liu Fei'er comforted her, "Ms. Cao, don't worry. Call her quickly. Maybe there's still room for negotiation."
Cao Kefei didn't say much. She picked up her phone and dialed Justin's number. But as soon as she dialed, there was a prompt from the other side, "I'm sorry, the phone you dialed has been turned off." Cao Kefei was furious. "It seems that she has really made up her mind!"
Li Yundong didn't know much about the whole thing, but when he saw that Cao Kefei was quick to angry, he tried to persuade her. "It hurts your liver. President Cao, take care of yourself. Don't worry. Do you think a living person can suffocate herself to death?"
Liu Fei'er also said, "Yes, Ms. Cao, pay attention to your image!"
Then Cao Kefei realized that she was a little bit anxious. She forced a smile at Li Yundong, then turned her face and looked out of the window. Her eyes were full of gloom and worry.
At this moment, Xia Yu, who was standing to one side, whispered to Li Yundong, "President Cao is in deep trouble this time..."
Li Yundong asked, "What do you mean?"
Xia Yu said softly, "President Cao, not only has the company's capital chain been broken, but the operations of the crew has also fallen into a deadlock in the early stage. Although President Cao has relied on President Zhao's investment to replace the crew, President Zhao is very cunning. He always gives money little by little, as if he wants to control President Cao. The crew will fall into a standstill at any time. I think it is under such circumstances that Justin wants to threaten President Cao with a strike to raise her salary."
Li Yundong asked again, "Can't President Cao get more salary?"
Xia Yu shook her head and said, "Not to mention more salary, even the current one might not be able to pay it. Every time she made a movie, she would always ask many people for help. It would be fine if she made money, but if she lost the movie, she would be in trouble. This time, Justin's resignation will definitely prolong the filming cycle. The filming cycle will also affect the filming time and effect of the film, and it will also increase the cost. The other investors will definitely be even more unhappy. At that time, the internal affairs will be entangled..."
As she spoke, Xia Yu shook her head with an expression that she didn't dare to imagine.
Li Yundong pondered for a while, then turned to Cao Kefei and asked, "What are the requirements for the second female leading role in your movie?"
Cao Kefei turned her face and said without hesitation, "This TV series talks about a foreign love affair. The second female leading role is a foreign woman. She is beautiful and has an outstanding temperament. It's best for her to have the feeling of the daughter of an eminent family, reserved and bright. In fact, the acting skill of this role is secondary, but temperament and feeling are very important. We have tried many foreign actresses, but they don't have this kind of feeling. Although Justin's character is very bad, her acting skills are very solid. She can act like anything, so we chose her at the beginning."
After hearing this, Li Yundong thought for a moment and nodded. "I see. I'll meet this Justin later."
Cao Kefei looked at Li Yundong and asked tentatively, "Do you have a way?"
Li Yundong smiled slightly and said, "Let's give it a try. Maybe it will work."
Cao Kefei's heart skipped a beat. She had seen all kinds of inconceivable abilities of this boy, but she didn't dare imagine that Li Yundong could also help her settle such a trivial thing.
Seeing Cao Kefei's happy face, Li Yundong said with a smile, "Don't be happy too early. I'm just giving it a try. It may not succeed."
The smile on Cao Kefei's face was much more sincere and peaceful. She smiled and said, "I am very happy that you are willing to help me. It doesn't matter whether you succeed or not. You are right. There must be a way to get to the front of the mountain. There must be a way."
Liu Fei'er also turned her face and said to Li Yundong with a smile, "If you can settle this matter, I will let you be my idol! What do you think?"
Li Yundong laughed, cupped his hands, and said, "I don't dare. Your fans didn't kill me?"
Liu Fei'er giggled and said, "It's not easy to be my idol. Think about it yourself."
Li Yundong smiled and didn't answer her again.
After driving for about a few minutes, they came to the seaside photography studio. As soon as they entered the scene, Li Yundong saw a short man talking earnestly to a woman with brown hair and blue eyes.
When the man saw Cao Kefei, he immediately came up and said bitterly, "President Cao, you're finally here? You can go and tell her about it yourself. I can't communicate with her."
Cao Kefei glanced at Justin, who was smoking seductively not far away. She nodded and said, "Director Song, I'll try to persuade her. Let's see what she wants to do."
After saying that, she went up to her. Director Song looked at her figure and was stunned for a moment. He looked at Li Yundong, who was next to her, and was slightly stunned. He asked Liu Fei'er, "Who is this?"
Liu Fei'er smiled and said, "This is President Cao's friend."
Director Song said with an unhappy face, "Unaffiliated personnel is not allowed to enter the studio. Don't you know the rules?"
Liu Fei'er said disapprovingly, "He's not an irrelevant person. He's very powerful. He's here to help us."
Director Song was obviously full of anger these days. He sneered at the wrong time and said, "Well, I'd like to see how he can help us."
Li Yundong listened to these words, but he was not angry. He just glanced at Director Song faintly, and then his eyes fell on Cao Kefei. He only saw Cao Kefei talking to Justin in a low and humble voice, as if a young wife had seen evil parents. She almost poured tea to apologize, which made people think that she was the boss of the crew, not Cao Kefei.
In the beginning, she talked to Cao Kefei. In the end, Cao Kefei said with a livid face, "It's absolutely impossible! Who ordered you to do this!"
Justin didn't answer her. She just sneered, took a deep breath, blew a cigarette on Cao Kefei's face, and laughed proudly.
Cao Kefei frowned and subconsciously took a step back. Beside her, Liu Fei'er was furious. She rushed up and said loudly in English, "Watch your attitude!"
Justin gave her a look of contempt, and then she also replied in a tit for tat manner, "Watch your words! Little girl!"
Liu Fei'er was furious and was about to argue with her when she saw Li Yundong coming up. He reached out to stop her and said with a smile, "Don't worry, I'll talk to her."
When Liu Fei'er saw him walk up, her face lit up with joy and she obediently retreated to the side.
Li Yundong looked at Justin, turned his head and said to Cao Kefei, "The talk broke down?"
Cao Kefei suppressed her anger and said in a low voice, "Her conditions are too harsh."
Li Yundong asked, "What is it?"
Cao Kefei said, "She wants to increase the role of the second female leading role by more than the first female leading role. To put it simply, she wants to replace Liu Fei'er as the first female leading role."
Li Yundong frowned and didn't say anything. At this time, Liu Fei'er suddenly whispered, "Ms. Cao, I don't have any opinion. If things can be settled."
Cao Kefei shook her head. "It's not that simple. She wants to double her current salary."
This time, Liu Fei'er didn't say anything. Justin's salary wasn't low to begin with. If it doubled now, then the production costs of the television series would soar. Moreover, if it doubled, what about the others? Once this happened, the consequences would be unimaginable.
Li Yundong asked in a deep voice, "Is that all?"
Cao Kefei sneered and said, "Not only that, she wants a lot. She also wants 30% of the profit from the sale of TV series in the future!"
Liu Fei'er said in shock, "She's crazy! No one with a little IQ would make such a request! She got more money than investors! Who does she think she is? The winner of the Oscar movie?"
Cao Kefei sneered and said nothing.
Li Yundong laughed. "I understand. President Cao, if you trust me, you can leave it to me. Is that okay?"
Cao Kefei hesitated for a moment and was about to say something. At this moment, Director Song, who was next to her, came to Li Yundong and complained, "Hey, who are you? You want to guide us as soon as you come here? Don't you see that we are already very troublesome here? Please look at yourself in the mirror and don't make trouble for them, okay?"
Li Yundong did not look at him. He looked straight at Cao Kefei and said in a deep voice, "President Cao, make your own decision!"
Cao Kefei's eyes were fixed on Li Yundong, and her mind was in a whirl. She remembered that when she first met Li Yundong, the boy in front of her was so young that he was shy. But at this time, he had grown into a strong man, and his broad shoulders could shelter him.
Cao Kefei looked at Li Yundong's gentle gaze. For some reason, her heart gradually calmed down. It was as if as long as this boy took action, he would be able to settle anything.
Cao Kefei nodded slightly and said softly, "I'll leave it to you."
Director Song had always been very fond of Cao Kefei. When he saw Cao Kefei looking at Li Yundong with ambiguous eyes, he became more and more unhappy. In addition, the matter in front of him has even related to the life and death of the crew and Cao Kefei's company. He couldn't help but be anxious. "President Cao, you can't be like this? Can't you rushed to the doctor?"
Cao Kefei turned her head and shouted in a low voice, "I'm responsible for my decision! Shut up!"
Today, Cao Kefei was glamorous. After being shouted at by her, Director Song suddenly felt a murderous momentum coming at him. What he wanted to say was forced to be swallowed back.
Li Yundong got Cao Kefei's approval. He turned to Liu Fei'er and said with a smile, "You help me as a translator."
Before Liu Fei'er could say anything, Director Song mocked and wanted to watch the fun. He sneered in his heart, "Humph, this kept man doesn't even know English. What's the use of it?"
While he was sneering, the other staff in the studio noticed the situation here. They all gathered around to see how this young boy would deal with the crisis in front of them.