Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 171: A National CP’s About to Be Born
“Touhua wants to participate in a variety show with Prince Yan? Is this true?!”
“Several marketing accounts have been reporting on it, so I think it’s true.”
“Ho ho ho, this time they’re going to make their relationship public through the show. This is usually how a top stream does things, and Touhua would be no exception.”
“Touhua has always been unique, and he’s the only one who can still keep his powder after his romance breaks out. How I envy his physique.”
“Don’t talk about it so early. It depends on how Prince Yan performs, right? If he behaves well, everyone will be happy. If he rolls over, it will be wonderful.”
“I also think Yan Qiuchi is quite courageous to do this. He just made a comeback against the gold powder. With such a big play now, if his car overturns, he won’t be able to get it back up again.”
“By the way, the ratings for <Honey, Let’s Travel> will be explosive. The producers are so awesome that they gathered all three masters of The East Palace and even Yang Lizhi!”
“Are Bai Qingquan and Zheng Siqi participating for sure? I always think this kind of news is fake.”
“I also think this news is fake too. Zheng Siqi and Yang Lizhi might have a pairing because of the rumors around them, so the variety show will try to fry that, but Bai Qingquan? Who would he be paired with? A man or woman?”
Bai Qingquan propped up his chin with his hand and looked at the contract in front of him, staring at it over and over again.
*(飞行嘉宾) Refers to a special guest that a program team invites for one or several episodes, but they are only temporary and not permanent.
Wei Ge nodded. “They are quite sincere. Yesterday, their director personally called me and said that he hoped to facilitate the reunion of the three Great masters of The East Palace.”
<The East Palace is Coming> was still hot and has now become a classic. With Shen Jintai, Bai Qingquan, Zheng Siqi, and Yang Lizhi, who were all hot-topic characters of the drama, especially the three great masters, this combination would be an explosive one.
The <Honey, Let’s Travel> program team didn’t want to make such a big deal, and they didn’t have a large budget, until they received a call from Shen Jintai.
Shockingly, it wasn’t just Shen Jintai; Yan Qiuchi also wanted to participate in the show together with him!!!
Did they even need to worry about ratings? Topics? Advertisers?
As soon as the news broke out, all major businesses exploded and stormed the program group with ceaseless calls, vying to be the title sponsor for the program, and thus they sold all advertisement slots that could be sold. Before the program was even recorded, they had already made a large profit.
The program team held a meeting with the station overnight and felt they couldn’t let go of this opportunity to explode, so they immediately contacted Zheng Siqi and Bai Qingquan, planning to form a reunion.
With the popularity of The East Palace, coupled with rumors of Shen Jintai’s romance, it would be impossible for the show not to become popular.
It was easier to talk to Zheng Siqi, as he was originally a frequent guest of various variety shows on their station and his schedule had been free recently. Yang Lizhi and her team took the initiative to contact them, so that was a done deal. With the two pairs coming together again, rumors of them being lovers would spread again, which would make Monsoon Entertainment happy.
But Bai Qingquan directly refused. Though he was more courageous now to stand in front of the public, let alone whether it was a man or woman, he was still embarrassed to talk to anyone at all!
However, the program team felt that there was already too much talk between Shen Jintai and Zheng Siqi, so it would be a pity if Bai Qingquan couldn’t get together as well. They discussed it in circles, trying to lobby the relationship, but in the end they took a step back and asked Bai Qingquan to just be a flying guest. He only needed to appear for one or two installments.
Bai Qingquan looked at the eye-watering remuneration provided by the program team and had to admit that this program group was not short of money.
“Are you coming?” Shen Jintai called and asked.
“I’ll think about it again. When are you leaving?”
“Tomorrow.” Shen Jintai said, “First we’re going to France, then England, and finally Italy. The crew will be coming over to shoot later.”
“At the Yan’s Manor?”
Shen Jintai nodded. “Yes.”
Bai Qingquan felt that this show was indeed going to explode. Just the opening shot of the scene capturing a rich family’s estate alone would land on the hot search. That’s not even mentioning how famous the Yan’s Manor is.
The <Honey, Let’s Travel> team felt they had struck gold. As soon as they entered the gate of the Yan’s Manor, they were stunned by the sight. Zhang Fen, the director for the film crew, was sweating from pure excitement. Before leaving, their program team held a meeting to ensure that the Yan Estate must be filmed well, as it would be used for the opening shot of the second season.
The most luxurious place in the Yan’s Manor was not its interior but its exterior. A large manor stood in front of a gorgeous courtyard behind the building of the municipal government. Every inch of land was worth its weight in gold. Capturing the scene from a distance, it looked like a castle that was located deep in the jungle, especially now that it was spring and flowers were blooming abound. The lawn in the courtyard was neatly mowed, and flowers dotted the green grass. In the middle was a large, elegant fountain.
“Have you started filming?” Shen Jintai took the microphone handed to him by the sound engineer and pinned it to his chest. He saw that there was a camera raised and pointed at him.
“They have already started filming!” Shen Jintai shouted into the cloakroom.
Yan Qiuchi came out holding a stack of clothes. He was unaccustomed to having so many cameras pointed at him, but he acted as if he were experienced and didn’t show any shyness as he started packing up his clothes one by one.
Everyone in the program group wanted to scream, but there were too many things to scream about.
First seeing the sight of the Yan’s Manor. Then seeing Shen Jintai’s handsome face on screen. Then, seeing a noble son like Yan Qiuchi made them want to scream even louder than before. Every time Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi would interact or say a word to each other, they wanted to scream again!
It was like recording history. They could imagine how many people would shout at the top of their lungs and how high their ratings would be once this was broadcast!
Wow, Shen Jintai is actually living in the Yan’s Manor!
Fuck me, fuck me! Yan Qiuchi is helping Shen Jintai pack his luggage, including his underwear!
This kind of detail was very unusual and not necessarily explicit, but such revealing information was very exciting.
“I don’t have a clue what I should bring when traveling abroad. I used to be followed by people when I would travel, and they would bring all the necessities.” Shen Jintai felt embarrassed saying this. In order to ease his embarrassment, he joked, “But fortunately, I have President Yan, my personal butler, to take care of everything!”
His President Yan was packing things up with a sullen face. When he heard what Shen Jintai said, he looked up and smiled. Behind the camera, the editor and director couldn’t help but feel their hearts skipping a beat. Wow, wow, wow! The abstinent and cold President actually had a very gentle smile. The only drawback was that he didn’t talk very much.
The people on the program team couldn’t help but ask, “I think you have packed a lot of things. Do you travel often?”
“I travel often,” Yan Qiuchi said.
Wow, wow, wow! His voice was also very good.
Since Shen Jintai was often seen on screen and had done many interviews, everyone was familiar with him. Yan Qiuchi, on the other hand, was different. He was rarely ever seen in the public’s eye, so this feeling was unfamiliar, and it gave off a more exciting and mysterious feeling than Shen Jintai.
Looking at the way he packed their things, it could be seen that he was a meticulous person. The clothes were neatly folded, and the luggage was organized in a clear manner, showing that he was an extremely self-disciplined person.
Moreover, there was a huge difference in the number of outfits between him and Shen Jintai. Between the few suitcases they had, almost all of them were filled with Shen Jintai’s clothes. When asked why, Yan Qiuchi said that because Shen Jintai is an artist, he needed to look better, but his clothes were just black, gray, and white suits, so he didn’t need a lot of them.
Whenever a person in the program asked Yan Qiuchi a question, he would reply with a short and concise answer in a tone that was neither too slow nor fast, showing how highly cultured yet cold he is.
After recording the clip of them packing their luggage, neither of them put on makeup before they sat down in front of the camera for the interview segment. When they were packing just now, Shen Jintai let Yan Qiuchi handle everything by himself. Now that they had arrived at his home court, he got up and helped Yan Qiuchi set up his microphone and adjust the lighting for him.
“You can shoot however you want with me, but this is the first time he’s on camera, so make sure you capture him well and make him look handsome,” Shen Jintai said with a smile.
Since most of the program crew are girls, when they saw this kind of scene, they wanted to scream at the top of their lungs. It may have something to do with gender, as unlike a male and female couple, in which the woman would act coquettish and cute, Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi were still relatively restrained with each other, but these small details are particularly sweet, which is only uniquely found between male couples.
After the interview, everyone from the program group left. A female editor said, “I think Yan Qiuchi will become popular after this show is broadcast.”
Zhang Fen smiled. He was originally worried that Yan Qiuchi would drag things down. Now, his existence will only enhance Shen Jintai and make him more radiant. He was excellent, handsome, and good-tempered, so that when he sat side by side with Shen Jintai, it made them look like a perfect couple.
Their show should really catch fire and possibly become a phenomenon-level variety show. These two people were just what they needed. If this kind of CP breaks out, it can be even more powerful than a TV series.
Looking through Yan Qiuchi’s resume, he can speak French, Italian, German, English, and Japanese. He graduated from an Ivy League school and can play violin and basketball. As the successor to the Yan empire, he stood out among the outstanding young entrepreneurs. With such an outstanding list, it would be strange if this male god didn’t explode.
Originally, the program team thought their explosion point would be Shen Jintai, but now it’s actually Yan Qiuchi.
After the program team went back, they edited the footage filmed today and showed it to the chief producer and chief director in the conference room. When everyone watched it, they immediately decided to adjust the program strategy and put Yan Qiuchi as the highlight.
If a popular variety show really wanted to break out of the circle, there had to be a crouching tiger, hidden dragon* that few people knew about, making it the biggest explosion that would be the most profitable… This was also the standard to measure whether a show would get popular or not. It was all dependent on the cast.
*(卧虎藏龙) Refers undiscovered hidden talent or just hidden talents.
They wanted to make Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai a national CP.
The author has something to say:
Mr. Yan Chongya* is worthy of the title male god!
*Refers to positive energy and encouragement.
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