I Really Can’t Act - 6.1
I Really Can’t Act
Chapter 6: Teaching
It’s not easy to be a good actor.
Whether the script was popular or not depends not on the screenwriter, director or investor.
They all know.
But that’s what the market is like, the audience can eat the works of action and dog blood. Those actors who have a little ambition are reluctant to take over, and the market has been empty all the time, which naturally becomes the works of actors like Mei Zihan.
It’s not that he doesn’t want to choose. Mei Zihan has also chosen some small-invested scripts with good ideas, which have never been broadcasted. On the contrary, such thunderous works never press the box, shooting one and broadcasting the other.
In order to support your family, where else do you choose to play?
Jiang Ying sighed and then became suspicious.
Mei Zihan murmurs in his heart, is it because Jiang Ying can’t read the bad script, so he just gives up?
It’s better to give up.
He’s twenty-seven, and now he’s going to learn acting from his boyfriend from all people. It’s really a shame, this kind of script can be played at will. If it’s good or not, you can make money. If you have time and effort to learn this, why don’t you learn how to get rid of the magician’s identity with Jiang Ying?
(TN: The magician is Mei Zihan.)
It’s no wonder that Mei Zihan’s brain is full of yellow waste. He’s not small either, his sweetheart lives under the eaves of a house with him. It’s a good time to burn firewood, but he has to concentrate on learning. It’s a pity.
(TN: ‘Burn firewood’… as in to develop a particular aspect of their relationship. You should understand what I mean.)
He should seize the tail of youth and enjoy it!
When Mei Zihan is thinking of the excitement, Jiang Ying puts the script on, looks up at Mei Zihan and says, “I’m ready, let’s start to play. You start with this one. “
Jiang Ying refers to the third scene of the script, that is when Mei Zihan’s younger brother decides to escape from the army to find his elder sister.
“Ah ah ah, you were just brewing emotions, you want to play with me?” Mei Zihan is stunned for a moment. Didn’t Jiang Ying want to give up just now?
(TN: In this context ‘brewing emotions’ means developing emotions such as excitement.)
“Well, I haven’t met such a character before. It’s very interesting, it’s a challenge. I can say now that even if it’s a bad character, there must be a way to save it.” Jiang Ying said with a smile
Actors refers to the person who plays a certain role in the performing arts, and is also the person who creates the role.
The bearing capacity of words also has its own limitations and, it is impossible for a thin script to explain the whole life of a person. You can only infer the general characteristics of the character through the language, manner and plot of the script, and then the actor can improvise it himself and finally perform.
Singing, painting and sculpture are all arts. Performance is also art.
And art needs to be processed.
Mei Zihan opens his mouth wordlessly, trying to stop Jiang Ying, but when he sees Jiang Ying’s smile, he swallows the words to his mouth.
He seldom saw Yuan Ying so happy.
Jiang Ying has always been Gao Leng’s god in his heart, but now Mei Zihan can feel Jiang Ying’s inner joy. He is different from me.
I just take acting as a way of making a living, but for Jiang Ying, it’s his favourite.
But God is so unfair.
People who have a talent and love this industry may not be able to enter the industry, but people who have no talent occupy the position.
“… OK, I’ll see the script again. ” Mei Zihan didn’t say anything after all, but picked up the script and began to recite the lines he needed to remember.
An hour later.
Jiang Ying is going to act with Mei Zihan. He is going to play the role of Mei Zihan’s ‘Xiao Wenwu’ fellow soldier and his chief.
(TN: Jiang Ying here ISN’T playing ‘Xiao Wenwu’ but his commander that also is on the battle field therefore a ‘fellow soldier’)
A warm-hearted, kind-hearted, defenceless old man,
the play begins.
When Mei Zihan was ready, he found that Jiang Ying’s eyes had changed.
Jiang Ying is outstanding in appearance and temperament. But at this moment, the aura belonging to Jiang Ying seems to be disappearing. Instead, it is a young man with a gentle temperament and simple and honest look.
Mei was stunned by the coldness.
He seemed to return to the time when he had just started acting and could not say a single line that was crushed by the senior actor.
“Wenwu, today’s war is over. We all survived.” Jiang Ying has already begun to speak lines.
Yes, now I’m going to act.
Mei Zihan slightly bowed his head, clasped his hands tightly together, even trembled, as if immersed in the gunfire of the battlefield.
“Your eyes are red, is that your brother who died beside you?”
“Yes, my cousin.” Xiao Wenwu began to shiver all over. “He died right next to me, almost all his hands and feet blown away. I, I see his blood is running all the time. I can’t stop it! “
“You, you are changing.” The other side sighed for a long time, and didn’t say any comforting words.
One war after another is a consolation. Xiao Wenwu will eventually get used to it. If you can’t get used to it, you will die on the battlefield.
“Captain, do you have any relatives?” Xiao Wenwu suddenly raised his head and asked, “Before in school, the teacher always said that the rise and fall of the country is the responsibility of everyone, but can we really shoulder the burden of joining the army?”
In the beginning, he wanted to persuade his sister to go home but was refused by his sister. He joined the army directly in a rage. Now, this tone is almost the same, and he began to regret it. The secret that his cousin says before dying has shaken him continuously.
Xiao Wenwu’s personality is originally a naive and uncertain little person. After changing the setting, it becomes more cowardly and unpleasant. In name, he is the hero, but in fact, he’s just a stepping stone for the heroine.
(TN: ‘Setting as in his environment. Here it’s saying that before Xiao Wenwu is naive and uncertain however after experiencing the battlefield and war he has become more cowardly and unpleasant.)
“My family has almost died. My father and mother told me about a daughter-in-law, but my family is poor and they are not willing to marry me.” The captain felt his nose as if he was embarrassed.
“Captain, I will never be like you.” said Xiao Wenwu. His eyes flashed a trace of pain, and soon became firm again, “It’s not the same!”
He will get his sister back!
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