S1 Episode 4 – Revealing Outstanding Talent

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[00:00]

Staff A
Good morning CEO Xu.

Xu Yan
Mm.

Staff B
Good morning, sir.

Xu Yan
Morning.

Xu Zhaixing
Wooow, Cuz. You a domineering CEO male lead?

Xu Yan
Do you think just because you say that, I’ll forgive you for not coming home even when it was blizzarding outside last night? The next time that happens, I’ll definitely give your dad a call.

Xu Zhaixing
Aww, Cuz. You caught me there. How old are you to still be dobbing on me? Can’t we fellow humans have some basic trust?

Xu Yan
If I wasn’t in a rush to attend the morning meeting, I sure want to give you a good talk.

Xu Zhaixing
Alright, alright. There’re so many people around us, so give me some face.

Xu Yan
Fine. Take a look around yourself and get familiar with the place. I’ll introduce our staff and talents to you later.

Xu Zhaixing
Don’t worry, Cuz. It’s not too late to wait until I graduate for that. Go do what you need to.

Xu Yan
Mm.


[00:55]

Staff B
Hey, CEO Xu brought a super young girl with him to work!

Staff A
Yeah! She’s really cute and her eyes are huge!

Staff C
Huh? Is she a new talent who signed with us? Did CEO Xu say who’ll be in charge of her? Lemme tell you, that’s the type of talent I’m lacking from the ones I’m in charge of. Don’t any of you fight me for her.

Talent A
Hey, you changed! You said I was your one and only darling last just night.

Su Man
Alright, now. Don’t make a fuss. Hey, but now that you mention it, we do lack talents like her type. Where’d CEO Xu scrape this treasure from? Oh, Brother Yun, didn’t you say you were taking Jinjin to audition for Director Guo’s drama? Why don’t you ask CEO Xu if you can take her along? I think she fits the profile of the character being auditioned for. She might even succeed!

Wu Zhiyun
We don’t even know if she’s signed with us. I’ll ask CEO Xu about later.

Narration
Published on JJWXC. Written by Chun Dao Han. Broadcasted on Manbo App. Recorded by Jiuzi Voice Actor Group. Modern romance radio drama ‘The Entertainment Industry is Mine’ Season One Episode Four – Revealing Outstanding Talent.


[02:00]

Xiaoxiao
Sister. Sister!

Zhao Jinjin
What’s everyone gathered around over there for?

Xiaoxiao
Oh, CEO Xu brought a new talent to the company. Apparently she’s going to be competing for your opportunities.

Zhao Jinjin
What?! Hmph. Has the group said anything about the newbie’s background?

Xiaoxiao
Oh, there’s no info yet. CEO Xu and everyone else are at their morning meeting.

Zhao Jinjin
What’s so amazing about being personally brought here by CEO Xu? Wasn’t I also personally asked to sign with the company by him too? I’d like to see what unsavoury person has such a big honour. Ha.

Xiaoxiao
Sister… I think it’s the little girl who’s looking at your poster up ahead.

Zhao Jinjin
Oh, she’s smiling while staring at my poster. What’s that supposed to mean? Is it a challenge? If she has the skills then I’ll meet her head-on.

Xiaoxiao
Sister, don’t act on impulse.

Zhao Jinjin
Shush!

Xiaoxiao
‘Kay.

Zhao Jinjin
Some new talents these days don’t have much skill, but sure are quick to cling onto the leg of a bigshot. They want to compete with me? Don’t they know to weigh how much worth they are first?

Xu Zhaixing
Huh…?

Zhao Jinjin
No reaction?!

Zhao Jinjin
Where did CEO Xu find this horrid seed from? She doesn’t even have enough IQ.

Xu Zhaixing
Oh! You’re…Zhao Jinjin?

Zhao Jinjin
I am.

Xu Zhaixing
You look prettier in person than you do in the poster!

Zhao Jinjin
Huh? What…? Is it a trend to compliment your opponent before you start ripping at each other?

Xiaoxiao
Huh? I dunno, Sister. Aren’t you the one with the strongest battle strength in the company?

Zhao Jinjin
Hmph. You’re right about that. …You quite pretty yourself.

Xu Zhaixing
Thanks.

Zhao Jinjin
What school did you graduate from? I’m from Zhongxi. I’m wondering if we attended the same school.

Xu Zhaixing
Graduate? I just started first year of senior high.

Zhao Jinjin
Then why aren’t you focusing on your studies instead of coming here to steal my opportunities?

Xu Zhaixing
I’m stealing your opportunities?

Zhao Jinjin
This industry isn’t as simple as you think it is. The earlier you step foot in here, the easier you’ll be stained with every colour under the sun. You’re still young so I won’t bother arguing with you, but I definitely won’t let you have what is mine. You’re on your own. Xiaoxiao, let’s go.

Xiaoxiao
Sister, wait for me!

Xu Zhaixing
This big sister looks pretty. It’s just that…her brain doesn’t seem to work too well…?


[04:30]

Xu Yan
Zhaixing.

Xu Zhaixing
Huh? Cuz, you’re done with your meeting?

Xu Yan
Mm. We just finished. How was your look around?

Xu Zhaixing
Cuz, it’s brilliant! The company might be small, but it has all the essential departments. Every aspect of it is arranged in a clear and orderly way. Its development into an enterprise is just around the corner!

Su Man
CEO Xu, who might this be…?

Xu Yan
This is my paternal cousin, Xu Zhaixing. She’s also the daughter of Director Xu. Zhaixing, these two are our ace managers Su Man and Wu Zhiyun. You’ll see each other often in the future.

Xu Zhaixing
Hello, big brother and big sister.

Wu Zhiyun
Hello.

Su Man
So this is the young miss. What a sweet mouth you’ve got. You can call me Sister Su. You’re so pretty. Hey, are you interested in entering the industry?

Xu Yan
Sister Su, don’t joke. She only just started senior high.

Su Man
Well, that’s a huge pity.

Xu Yan
Oh, right. Zhaixing, I need to see a producer. It’s a fairly formal occasion so I can’t take you with me. You can go to my office.

Wu Zhiyun
Oh, CEO Xu. I just happen to be taking Jinjin to an audition. Why don’t we let Young Miss take a look?

Xu Zhaixing
Yeah, that’s good! Cousin…?

Xu Yan
Alright. Hey, don’t cause mischief.

Xu Zhaixing
Mkay!


[05:45]

Wu Zhiyun
Here, Zhaixing. Hop in. Careful not to bump your head.

Xu Zhaixing
Thanks Brother Yun.

Zhao Jinjin
Brother Yun, what’re you taking her along for?

Wu Zhiyun
Zhaixing is…

Zhao Jinjin
You said no one in the whole company can compete with me for this role! What’s the meaning of this? Oh, so when you guys wanted me to sign with you, you made such good promises. But look at how you’re treating me now?!

Wu Zhiyun
Huh?

Xu Zhaixing
No wonder what you said sounded so weird. So you’re treating me as a potential opponent.

Zhao Jinjin
Aren’t…you?

Wu Zhiyun
Ahem…


[06:25]

Zhao Jinjin
Young Miss, are you thirsty? Do you want to drink coke?

Xu Zhaixing
……

Wu Zhiyun
How many times do I have to tell you, you’re not allowed to drink coke anymore? Give it to me! Pass it here.

Zhao Jinjin
…It’s got zero sugar.

Wu Zhiyun
Doesn’t matter! You’re only allowed to drink water.

Xu Zhaixing
Give it here. I’ll drink it. Here. You can only take a sip, though.

Zhao Jinjin
Oh my god! Young Miss, you’re too nice! You’re not even going to make me pay for my previous rudeness? How about this? From now on, as long as I, Zhao Jinjin, am able to live well, I won’t ever let you be any worse off! Oh, wait. I don’t think you need that, huh… Anyways, Young Miss, you’re under my protection!

Xu Zhaixing
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, right. What role are you auditioning for?

Zhao Jinjin
It’s a third female lead. There’s not much screen time but the character setting is outstanding.

Xu Zhaixing
Do your best! This character will definitely get popular.

Zhao Jinjin
I think it’s a great opportunity too. Young Miss, you have acute foresight. Great minds think alike as expected!

Wu Zhiyun
Jinjin, you’re overexaggerating now. Oh, we’re here.


[08:00]

Xu Zhaixing
There are so many people.

Wu Zhiyun
Director Guo’s filming. Of course there are going to be a lot of competitors.

Zhongtian Manager
Hmph. Some people these days really don’t have any self-awareness. They have the guts to come anywhere and audition for any role they want. But I can understand. After all they’re people from a small workshop. Of course they’d want to benefit from associating with anyone they can.

Xu Zhaixing
Isn’t this dirty dog the manager of S-Star who allowed antis to spread rumours about Cen Feng, forced him to be the scapegoat for his group members’ scandals and even suppressed Cen Feng’s opportunities?!

Xu Zhaixing
From Zhongtian?

Wu Zhiyun
Yes. Lately, there’s been a conflict of interest on opportunities Chenxing needs in the drama genre. We obtained quite a few drama opportunities over them. So every time we bump into each other they’ll taunt and call Chenxing a small workshop that can’t be placed into public view.

Xu Zhaixing
Is that how it is?

Zhao Jinjin
And I hear Director Guo really likes Xie Ling from their company. He even praised her at a dinner as an excellent talent among the newer generation. Everyone’s guessing that this role’s basically hers.

Xu Zhaixing
Then what are you here for?

Zhao Jinjin
I-I…

Xu Zhaixing
If you can snag this role, I’ll give you a top international opportunity in fashion.

Zhao Jinjin
Wha-?!

Audition Staff
Next, Zhao Jinjin. Come in for you audition.

Xu Zhaixing
Young Miss, wait for me to return in victory! Hmph!

Zhongtian Manager
What did she mean by that?

Xu Zhaixing
What she meant was that everyone here…is trash.

Wu Zhiyun
Don’t take her seriously. She’s just a child. A child’s words carry no harm. No harm. Young Miss, the scope of your taunting is a bit too broad…

Zhongtian Manager
Small workshops will always be small workshops. The people they produce don’t even know what modesty or culture is. She’s already so brazen as a new talent, who knows if she’ll be so arrogant her pride reaches the heavens once she has a little popularity.

Xu Zhaixing
An old goon will always be an old goon. The lower pillars won’t go wonky if the top one isn’t. If the manager isn’t of good character, the talents they bring up will only be hideous.

Zhongtian Manager
Someone who’s as uneducated and rude as you still wants to become a celebrity? You’re pulling down the quality of our industry!

Xu Zhaixing
I don’t want to become a celebrity. I just want to become your daddy!

Zhongtian Manager
Bitch! Shut up!

Xu Zhaixing
Uncle, he swore at me!

Person A
She’s right. What kind of manager would dare to swear at someone like that? Once she gets popular and she casually exposes the scoop, he won’t be able to wash off this black mark for the rest of his life.

Person B
Exactly. Their group’s already so haughty. Who would dare to use people he’s in charge of?

Wu Zhiyun
Ahem. Hey, don’t worry. It’s okay, Brother Yun’s here for you. She’s just a child. How can you call her that? Huh? Where do you take this place for? Is this how Zhongtian teaches their staff?!

Zhongtian Manager
You…! Hmph!

Xu Zhaixing
Aww, I haven’t even put any strength into it and he’s already toppled over.

Wu Zhiyun
Hey, you’re acting’s pretty good.

Xu Zhaixing
Have Zhao Jinjin learn a thing or two from that. If she was here in my position, I’m pretty sure she’ll have already run up and started a fight with him.

Wu Zhiyun
You’re right.


[11:20]

Zhao Jinjin
Huh? What’s wrong? Why’s the atmosphere feel a bit weird? What did I miss?

Xu Zhaixing
You missed the highlights of my play.

Zhao Jinjin
What?!

Wu Zhiyun
How did the audition go? Do you think you’ll get it?

Zhao Jinjin
I dunno, but just then I definitely performed way better than I usually do.

Audition Staff
Everyone, please quieten down!

Zhao Jinjin
Here it is!

Audition Staff
Zhao Jinjin, come over here to grab your script.

Zhao Jinjin
Me, me, me! It’s me!

Xu Zhaixing
Not bad. Didn’t you say you were no good? Look, you’ve succeeded!

Zhao Jinjin
Young Miss, if it wasn’t because you stir me up, I definitely wouldn’t have been able to snag this role today. You weren’t in there, so you didn’t see how the casting director was expressionless throughout my audition.

Xu Zhaixing
Okay, okay, yeah. I know. You talk too much. Hurry up and go.

Zhao Jinjin
O-Okay.

Wu Zhiyun
Zhaixing, not long ago you did promise Zhao Jinjin a top international opportunity in fashion. How are you going to fulfill that.

Xu Zhaixing
Paris Fashion Design Grand Prix. Is that enough?

Wu Zhiyun
Of course it is! Isn’t that the largest global fashion design contest that’s currently being held? But what does it have to do with us?

Xu Zhaixing
When the time comes, I’ll require a model to participate in the semi-finals with me. Although the focus is on design, but the model gets a lot of exposure too.

Wu Zhiyun
Huh? Your creation made it through to the semi-finals? You designed it yourself?

Xu Zhaixing
Mhm.

Wu Zhiyun
Bloody hell. Young Miss, you’re too amazing for your young age. We’re talking about… But Jinjin doesn’t know how to catwalk.

Xu Zhaixing
There’s still three months. It’ll be fine if she gives it good practice. So she really can’t drink coke anymore. You need to keep a strict eye on her!

Wu Zhiyun
Yes, we’ll do as you say.


[13:10]

Xu Yan
So you’re back?

Xu Zhaixing
Uh… Cuz, you’re back? How was your talk with the producer?

Xu Yan
About the audition…

Xu Zhaixing
Cuz! They’re the ones who started ridiculing us. What I did was legitimate self-defense!

Xu Yan
Oh, you… Isn’t there a peaceful day with you? Zhongtian was wrong in part, but don’t think your blow was rather too fierce. Be careful of making too many enemies in the future.

Xu Zhaixing
A child’s words carry no harm. Don’t always appear so gentle and refined. People will inevitably think we at Chenxing are easy to bully. I’m just helping you first to…give them a bit of a beating and let them know Chenxing doesn’t lack people with firm character so that you’re not bullied by them.

Xu Yan
If you put it that way, I actually have to thank you for standing up for me, then?

Xu Zhaixing
Aw, we’re all here for the sake of the company. You don’t need to thank me. You’ll regard me as an outsider if you do.

Xu Yan
Troublemaker.

Xiaoxiao
Sister, I don’t think it’s a good idea to be stuck on the door and eavesdrop…

Zhao Jinjin
Don’t move. What happened today isn’t a small issue. Young Miss won’t be scolded will she?

Xiaoxiao
Sister, has Young Miss has already gotten you so scared? You should worry about yourself first.

Zhao Jinjin
Our Young Miss is super nice and super forgiving to her own people, alright?! She points her toughness towards outsiders and leaves all her softness for us.

Xiaoxiao
Huh??

Xu Yan
You made a name for yourself in one battle.

Xu Zhaixing
Hehehe… Gotta stay low-key. Low-key. 

Xu Yan
Oh, you…!


[14:50]

Xu Zhaixing
Sister Jinjin, why’d you sign with us at Chenxing? Reasonably speaking, you should have had better choices. What kind of liberal offer did my cousin make you?

Zhao Jinjin
About that…


[15:00]

Zhao Jinjin
CEO Xu, I know the conditions of your offer are quite good, but I really am very busy lately. 

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Miss Zhao Jinjin, I think there’s no harm for you to take a look at our company’s plans for you. Indeed, Chenxing is a newly established company, but our advantage is something the veteran and well-known companies can’t replace. After you sign with us, our resources would naturally all be concentrated on you.

Zhao Jinjin
Hm… But your company doesn’t have many talents yet, does it?

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
I know your popularity is currently flourishing. I’ve had a detailed look at information on you. Your acting is agile and flexible, but it’s precisely because your previous roles and types of characters you’ve acted as are too similar that has instead restrained you from displaying this quality. We at Chenxing just happen to intend to invest in a few…

Xiaoxiao
Sister, Zhongtian’s CEO Li just called. He says he thinks you are outstanding and hopes you can join Zhongtian. The conditions are negotiable. He wants to arrange to meet you in the next few days after work for a chat. We can choose the location.

Zhao Jinjin
Oh, is that right? We certainly can give Zhongtian some serious consideration. Go and check the crew’s schedule, then.

Xiaoxiao
You’re right! Zhongtian is a veteran and major agency, and it’s the big boss who’s coming to talk to you. This is what you call sincerity.

Zhao Jinjin
Oh, okay. Sure. Uh… CEO Xu, just as you just heard, Zhongtian has…

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Miss Zhao, would it be convenient for you to do me the honour of treating you to afternoon tea? I just happened to buy some snacks and have come to visit you at your filming set.

Zhao Jinjin
Right now? Visit me on set?!

Crew A
Woah! This! This one tastes so good!

Crew B
I want that one, I want that one!

Crew C
Thank you Sister Jinjin!

Crew D
Sister Jinjin’s so nice. She’s pretty and generous. She even treated us to so much good food…

Xu Yan
How about it, Miss Zhao? Have I shown enough sincerity?


[16:45]

Xu Zhaixing
So you were touched by my cousin’s sincerity and now want to be loyal to death to Chenxing?

Zhao Jinjin
Nope.

Xu Zhaixing
Then…my cousin promised you a drama made for you, so you can change your acting genre from a little flower role to the biggest female lead?

Zhao Jinjin
Not that either.

Xu Zhaixing
Then what for?

Zhao Jinjin
About that…

Xiaoxiao
Young Miss, don’t make things difficult for our Sister Jinjin. She’s definitely too embarrassed to tell you herself.

Xu Zhaixing
I originally only asked in passing, but now I need to know. Xiaoxiao, are you going to tell me? If you don’t, I’ll cut your pay. I’ll even have you moved to early-stage prep and make you eat out in the wind and sleep outdoors with the crew…

Xiaoxiao
Wait! I’ll tell you. I will. Sister Jinjin, I’m sorry, yeah? Ahem. After seeing CEO Xu, Sister actually only said one thing.


[17:28]

Zhao Jinjin
He’s so bloody handsome!!


[17:33]

Xu Yan
What are you all chatting about? Zhaixing, what’s kind of expression is that?

Xu Zhaixing
Err… Cuz, how about you…package yourself up a bit and debut?

Xu Yan
Don’t be ridiculous. Oh, right. How is the costume for your contest coming along? Is there anything you need my help with?

Xu Zhaixing
Oh, right. There really is something I need your help with. Cuz, be our first audience. Sister Jinjin, let’s give it a walk.

Xu Yan
Zhaixing, I don’t understand anything about fashion design, but this dress… Just how many more things about you can you stun me with?

Zhao Jinjin
S-Someone hurry up and help unzip me… I’ve never worn such an expensive dress. I-I… It’s so expensive. I’m scared of ruining it…

Xu Yan
Jinjin, we told you early on that you can’t drink coke? Do you regret it now?

Zhao Jinjin
I-I was wrong, CEO Xu. I failed to live up to your expectations.

Xu Yan
Xiaoxiao, open up Jinjin’s schedule for the upcoming period. I’ve booked in a top international model to give her a crash course.

Zhao Jinjin
CEO Xu, you’re so good to me… I-I definitely won’t fail to live up to the training you’re giving me. I-I’m unable to return the favour…

Xu Zhaixing
Hey, hey, hey! What about me, Zhao Jinjin?! Come here. Lemme take another look. Hmm… I think we can still tighten it around here a bit more…

Zhao Jinjin
I’m wrong, I’m wrong! Murder, Young Miss! I’ll lose weight, I will! I’ll lose weight, okay?!


[19:25]

Convenient Store Staff
Welcome!

Xu Zhaixing
Hello. Um… Can you do me a favour?

Convenient Store Staff
What do you need me to do for you? I noticed you’ve waited outside by the entrance for a long time. Didn’t the lad who sings come?

Xu Zhaixing
Oh… I probably won’t be able to wait until he does.

Convenient Store Staff
Don’t worry. I see him every day. If you can’t wait until he comes today, then just come again tomorrow.

Xu Zhaixing
I need to prepare for my contest from tomorrow. I won’t be able to come anymore, so I wanted to ask you to give this can of candy to him for me.

Convenient Store Staff
Oh…

Convenient Store Staff
Hello and welcome. Hey, it’s you. Oh, right. That girl just left so if you chase over now you might still be able to see her.

Cen Feng
Mm. What did she say to you?

Convenient Store Staff
She gave me a can of candy and told me to give you one every night. This five hundred yuan is my labour fee. Here, it’s all yours. I’m too lazy to bother.

Cen Feng
Candy…


[20:38]

Young Cen Feng
Dad! I’m wrong. I won’t steal candy to eat anymore!!

Father Cen
Didn’t you like to eat it? Come on!

Young Cen Feng
I won’t eat. I don’t wann-

Father Cen
Eat it! Open up! Eat! Fucking eat it!

Young Cen Feng
No! I don’t wanna!


[20:54]

Cen Feng
Take it back. The next time she comes, just tell her I never came again and give it back to her.

Convenient Store Staff
Huh? You don’t want it?

Cen Feng
I don’t.

Convenient Store Staff
Alright, then I’ll put it away…

Cen Feng
Wait. 

Convenient Store Staff
Huh?

Cen Feng
I’ll keep one. I’ll have to trouble you with the rest.

Convenient Store Staff
Not at all, not at all… Hey, buddy! Are you going to sing today, too?

Cen Feng
I’m not. I won’t come anymore.

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