After Our Divorce, I Still Wore Your Jacket

After Our Divorce, I Still Wore Your Jacket

Chapter 59 - Chapter 59

Fortunately, this play was filmed after Fang Shaoyi took a break for almost a year. If it was last year or a few months ago, it might have been a challenge for his skin condition to match the youthful and handsome young man he was acting as.

The previous two films were quite grueling, especially the one by Director Xin. The wind and sand blew onto his face every day, and Fang Shaoyi didn't pay much attention to skincare. If he had to film a movie that required him to look young immediately after, it would undoubtedly be very difficult.

"Wow, you still look quite young," Yuan Ye rubbed the essence in his palm and pressed it onto Fang Shaoyi's face, massaging it in circles.

Fang Shaoyi lay on his lap, enjoying the loving service with his eyes closed. Yuan Ye had already booked his flight back home next week, and he wouldn't be able to come to the set for a couple of months.

The two of them had gotten used to being together every day, so in the days leading up to Yuan Ye's departure, Fang Shaoyi was acting particularly childish and clingy. Yuan Ye had originally wanted to discuss the script, but Fang Shaoyi held onto him tightly and insisted that he massage his face for him.

Yuan Ye couldn't resist, no way he was discussing the script anymore, he immediately put his things down, washed his hands, and brought over some bottles and jars for his skincare.

Their current state was really good, after all, they had rested for so long, and their relationship and life were very harmonious. Yuan Ye's fingers pressed and massaged his face, looking at him, he suddenly spoke, "You seem younger than me."

As Fang Shaoyi opened his eyes and looked at him, the first thing he saw from this angle was Yuan Ye's chin. He raised his hand and touched it, then said, "You need to shave."

"I didn't shave this morning," Yuan Ye smiled and said, "I did it on purpose. I thought you looked too young lately, so I wanted to look older."

"Why?" Fang Shaoyi raised an eyebrow.

Yuan Ye said, "So I can look older than you."

Fang Shaoyi laughed, "...What kind of idea is that?"

"Haha, I want to hear you call me 'brother'," Yuan Ye said.

This was completely his twisted sense of humor. He had been calling Fang Shaoyi "Brother Yi" for over ten years, and now this ridiculous idea popped up. Yuan Ye couldn't even hold back his laughter, saying, "I must be crazy."

Fang Shaoyi ignored him and let him enjoy himself on the side. After Yuan Ye finished his fun, he continued to help Fang Shaoyi apply oil. The more he applied, the more pleasing it looked. He lowered his head and took a bite out of Fang Shaoyi's mouth.

When Fang Shaoyi joined Director Wei's crew, it felt like coming home. The whole crew was familiar with each other and had great chemistry. Although he initially declined the offer, now that he had accepted, he had to immediately adjust himself and get into character.

Director Wei and he had discussed the role once, and since then, they had a shared understanding of the character and their general ideas aligned. The details could be worked out while filming.

Director Wei instructed Fang Shaoyi to sit under the old tree every day and cultivate a relationship with it. He didn't need to say anything, just sitting at the base of the tree was enough.

The reason why the film crew chose this location was largely due to the decades-old old locust tree in the village. It was an important scene in the film and had existed since that era, witnessing the indescribable times and the many different people who passed by. From youth to old age and death, everyone had their own beliefs to uphold.

The location scouting team took hundreds of photos when looking for the perfect scenery, but Director Wei immediately fell in love with this tree at first sight. Using Director Wei's analogy of making a movie being like falling in love, it was definitely love at first sight.

Together with Yuan Ye, Fang Shaoyi sat down and watched the sunset with his everyday clothes on. They may not speak to each other for a long time, or they may whisper a few words. Sitting like this every day, they really developed a different kind of feeling towards this tree.

Most of the time, Fang Shaoyi thought about the character he was working on, the stubborn man who waited for his love until old age. Over time, this feeling became ingrained, and when he saw this tree, he felt a sense of inexplicable sadness and sorrow in his heart.

Later on, Yuan Ye stopped sitting next to Fang Shaoyi, afraid that he would be distracted. He went to sit on the tree instead, sometimes even lying down. In the spring, the locust tree wasn't as lush, and when the green leaves were just budding, it was perfect for lying down and closing his eyes. He didn't have as much melancholy to brew up, nor did he need to.

Fang Shaoyi's first scene with the camera was under this tree, a very heavy scene between the male and female leads, Kong Chen and Bai Ru. It was also the first scene between the two main characters under this tree after they met.

The male actor had already filmed this scene before, and it was a simple scene but took two days to shoot. Everything that needed to be said had already been said, so there was no need to say anything to the female actor before filming. They could just start the scene.

As it was his first scene, Yuan Ye was a little nervous. Actors couldn't stay too long on set, or they would lose their acting momentum. He pulled up a chair next to the director to watch the monitor. He loved watching Fang Shaoyi on screen, maybe because Yuan Ye also enjoyed filming things. Through the camera lens, he felt like he was seeing a different world. But as soon as the clapperboard sounded, Yuan Ye's nerves disappeared.

Fang Shaoyi always got into character quickly. As soon as the director called "action", the set fell silent. In just a few seconds, Fang Shaoyi's entire demeanor changed. Once the scene was called and the clapperboard sounded, Fang Shaoyi became the impulsive and reckless young man from the script, with a lively glint in his eyes.

The proportion of the monitor screen is the same as the actual aspect ratio when it is projected onto the big screen. This is the only way for the director to accurately see the effect of the scene. In the shot, Kong Chen stopped Bai Ru and took the bowl of stones from her hand.

Bai Ru exclaimed, but before she could react, the wooden bowl had already slipped from her hand. Kong Chen was a bit strong, and one of the stones bounced out and hit his own foot. Bai Ru hadn't even finished saying "thank you" when she saw him hurt his foot and hesitated, "Are you okay?"

In the shot, Kong Chen smiled and shook his head nonchalantly, saying, "It's nothing. What are you doing with these stones?"

Young girls were always slightly uneasy when talking to boys. She stood a few steps away from Kong Chen, slightly lowering her head. There was a thin layer of sweat on her forehead, and her face was flushed with heat as she replied, "The rain ruined the seedlings two days ago, so we had to bring in some stones to weigh down the cloth when it rains."

Although Bai Ru's voice was not loud, it was very pleasant to the ear, crisp and clear.

Kong Chen asked her again, "Why did you have to move the stones by yourself? What about the others?"

Bai Ru didn't answer this question, but just shook her head lightly.

Even if she didn't say it, Kong Chen understood. No matter when, being too eye-catching was never a good thing and often led to jealousy and resentment. Bai Ru was beautiful and honest, and among the young women who went to the countryside together, she was often bullied.

At that time, the two of them were not very familiar with each other. Kong Chen didn't say much, and they both fell silent. When Bai Ru looked up at him, he gave her a bright and crisp smile that was even more dazzling than the spring sunshine.

Fang Shaoyi was really good at smiling. Yuan Ye fell in love with the 16-year-old Fang Shaoyi because of his smile in the movie that was so captivating. This time, when Fang Shaoyi smiled in front of the camera, it made Yuan Ye feel a little dazed again. This wasn't the Fang Shaoyi he knew, but rather a young man with an open heart and a gentle demeanor. Who wouldn't be moved by such a clear and transparent youth, Bai Ru included?

Wei Hua was truly a director that Yuan Ye had loved for so many years. This scene was so beautiful. The spring was in full bloom, the tree buds were sprouting, and two clean faces collided for the first time. On the screen, the old times were filled with the youthful and tender fragrance of spring.

After the scene was shot, the director called cut. Yuan Ye turned to ask him, "Was it good, leader?"

The stone had hit his foot unexpectedly. The stone was supposed to roll on the ground, but the director didn't call cut, and Fang Shaoyi didn't stop either, so they just continued with the scene. The director didn't say anything about whether it was good or not. When the two actors walked over, he just said, "Walk another path later."

Fang Shaoyi didn't ask any further questions and just nodded, saying, "Okay."

During filming, Fang Shaoyi adjusted his performance level and the actress followed suit. Whenever he changed his approach, the actress adapted accordingly. Fang Shaoyi was very skilled in acting, making it easy for his co-stars to perform opposite him.

Director Wei didn't call for reshoots because something was wrong, but rather to see if a different approach would yield better results. Fang Shaoyi understood the director's intentions without needing to speak much. This was their unspoken understanding.

The actress's name was Qiao Shiyu. After the first day of filming, she bowed to Fang Shaoyi and said, "Fang-laoshi, you've worked hard."

Fang Shaoyi lightly supported her up, but didn't actually touch her, and replied, "You don't have to be so polite all the time. Your acting was good."

Qiao Shiyu rubbed her hands and smiled, "I'm actually really nervous."

"Don't worry, take it slow," said Fang Shaoyi before heading towards Yuan Ye.

The little girl was too young, a pure newcomer who was plucked out to be promoted. Her first film was by Director Wei, and acting against Fang Shaoyi, which could be considered a meteoric rise. But this kind of rise can be a lot of pressure for many newcomers, not everyone can handle it. They greet everyone with respect and fear, because this industry is completely unfamiliar to them.

After following the film crew for a whole day, Yuan Ye felt fulfilled both physically and mentally. He personally preferred this type of story and had a bias for Director Wei. The satisfaction he felt today was something he had never experienced on Jiang Linchuan's film set. It wasn't that Jiang Linchuan's movies were bad, but the dark humor always had a touch of absurdity, and Yuan Ye preferred the traditional old style.

When Fang Shaoyi walked over, Yuan Ye gave him a thumbs up and sincerely praised him, "Excellent!"

Fang Shaoyi shook his head and chuckled, "The director is hasn't said anything, and you're already praising me?"

"Oh," Yuan Ye looked at the director and smiled, "Did I say something wrong, Director?"

The director looked at Yuan Ye and also smiled, asking him, "You've already said it all, what else can I say?"

In fact, it was just a joke. Fang Shaoyi is an actor bound by Director Wei, and he must be highly recognized by him. What makes Fang Shaoyi so rare is that even after so many years of collaboration, he still manages to surprise people. His style is not fixed. Give him a role, and once he understands it, he can give you great feedback.

This may sound simple, but it's actually not easy. He doesn't limit himself to any particular level, and every character he's acted is thoroughly emptied and then refilled.

When Ji Xiaotao came to the set, he brought gifts for everyone. Xiaotao has been hanging around Fang Shaoyi for so many years, and he can get along with anyone. Even among assistants, there are different levels, and he belongs to the highest group. He was bossed around by Geng Jinwei in the company for a year, and now he can finally come out and work with the crew again. He feels like his soul has been set free.

In two days, Yuan Ye would have to leave. He still shamelessly asked Yuan Ye, "Brother Ye, do you still find me annoying when I talk to you? Do you need any information about my brother? Photos? Has he had any improper relationships with the young people in the crew?"

Just hearing him speak made Brother Ye's head ache. He replied, "If you dare to send me anything, I will definitely block you."

Fang Shaoyi also said, "Your Brother Ye has a lot of things to do when he goes back. Don't send him unnecessary messages."

"Okay, got it." They made up and Ji Xiaotao was no longer anxious. He even told Brother Ye, "If you can't find my brother, you need to come to me."

Brother Ye raised his eyebrows and laughed, "Can't I just call him? We talk on the phone every night, you know?"

"Playing on the phone?" Ji Xiaotao said expressionlessly. "The actors and the writers are already working so hard, yet you two still have so much energy?"

"Get lost!" Yuan Ye kicked him, and Ji Xiaotao ran away laughing.


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