In the short film, Nie Zhen'er and Hu Lian play a strong woman and weaker man couple.
Luan Qing Xiao watched them practicing their lines off on the side.

    Hu Lian is worthy of being a former top actor.
His every move felt like it was made by the character in the short film.

    In contrast with Hu Lian, Nie Zhen'er, instead of being suppressed, has become stronger instead.

   With the two just casually practicing, it is a scene by itself.

    Luan Qing Xiao nodded in satisfaction, “I don't have any guidance.
Zhen'er and Teacher Hu Lian should interact more, while I go check on the others.”

    If she wanted to trick information from Hu Lian, she can't rush it at this moment.
It’s easy to expose yourself if you’re too anxious.

    After Luan Qing Xiao left, Hu Lian's gaze changed.
His charming eyes fell on Nie Zhen'er as he whispered, “Are you a couple with Luan Qing Xiao?”

    Nie Zhen'er looked at him in surprise, she and Luan Qing Xiao didn’t show any intimate behavior in front of him.

    “Teacher Hu Lian, you… …”

    Hu Lian waved his hand, “You don’t have to answer it, I just like gossip.
Even if you say no, I already believe that you guys are.”

    Nie Zhen'er pursed her lips and smiled embarrassedly.

    The two stood in the corner to do a run through of all the scenes in the script and felt there wasn’t a problem.

    Seeing that Luan Qing Xiao was still busy giving guidance to others, Nie Zhen’er tried to make small talk with Hu Lian.

    “Teacher Hu Lian, why didn’t you continue acting before?”

    Since Hu Lian's cultivation was more profound than Nie Zhen'er, when he was practicing his lines with Nie Zhen'er, he could smell the extremely faint demon aura from her body.

    Although it was really faint, it was still there.

    “Little Peach Blossom, take a guess.” Hu Lian directly called out Nie Zhen'er's true identity.

    Nie Zhen'er's almond eyes widened in surprise, “Teacher Hu Lian… … You’ve seen my performance in 《Tao Zhi Yao Yao》?”

    Hu Lian smiled, “No, you have the scent of peach blossom on you… …”

    After Hu Lian said this, he suddenly retracted his smile as a faint melancholy filled his eyes, which was very moving, “Qing Qing likes peach blossoms the most.”

    Nie Zhen'er tightened her hands nervously.
Since she couldn't feel Hu Lian's malice towards her, Hu Lian probably isn’t a demon hunter.
He might also be a demon.

    “Teacher Hu Lian, was it because of Qing Qing that you stopped acting?”

    “Qing Qing ah, she misunderstood me.
I’ve already been searching for her for more than a hundred years.”

    “How deep must the misunderstanding have still not been resolved for more than a hundred years?” Nie Zhen'er was speechless.

    Hu Lian sighed, “It's actually quite easy to resolve the misunderstanding, but I just didn’t get a chance to resolve it.
Qing Qing definitely thinks I’m dead… …”

    Seeing the two chatting happily, Luan Qing Xiao walked over, “Teacher Hu Lian and Zhen'er seemed quite compatible.”

    When Hu Lian saw Luan Qing Xiao, he withdrew the expression he showed around Nie Zhen’er.

    How could his attitude be the same when faced with an innocent little peach demon versus a complicated human being?

    Unless Luan Qing Xiao releases the demon aura around herself, no one can sense she's a demon.

    Therefore, Hu Lian thought Luan Qing Xiao was a human being this entire time.

    “It’s probably too difficult for Teacher Luan to help this many students by yourself.
Why don't Zhen’er and I help you?”

    Hu Lian said.

    Luan Qing Xiao nodded, “I’d appreciate it.”

    The filming this time lasted only three days.
The quality of the actors was all over the place.
Some actors were easily affected by the environment.
When there are too many people, they become nervous and won’t perform well.
Luan Qing Xiao and Xu Jia Shu took turns to guide them.
Just when they finally started to relax, there'll be another problem appearing for the next actor.

    Xu Jia Shu didn't want to give up any one person, so he let them all play a role.
However, now he’s overwhelmed and felt his thinking was too simple.

     Group One’s original twelve actors were already accustomed to Xu Jia Shu's directing and quickly were able to understand him before taking it upon themselves.
But the two new actors Xu Jia Shu had to teach from scratch.

    When Luan Qing Xiao brought Hu Lian and Nie Zhen'er over, she said to the dry-mouthed Xu Jia Shu, “Director Xu, I’ve brought you two free teachers.
You can choose a few actors to let Teacher Hu Lian and Nie Zhen’er guide them.”

    Xu Jia Shu showed a thrilled expression, ” That’s great!”

    Immediately, he called a few people over and explained to them, “Teacher Hu Lian and Zhen'er are here to guide you.”

    The few people revealed a hesitant expression, obviously they were reluctant.

    Xu Jia Shu and Luan Qing Xiao are indeed talented enough to be their mentors.
However, Hu Lian hasn't acted for more than 100 years and Nie Zhen'er is just a newcomer with only one released work, while the rest of them have already acted for two or three years.
What can these two people teach them?

    Hu Lian smiled, “You don't have to force yourselves, just come find us if you want Zhen'er’s and my help.”

    Xu Jia Shu sighed and turned to those people, “Since you guys aren’t willing, go back and practice by yourself.”

    On the contrary, the two new students who Xu Jia Shu was mentoring, took the initiative to raise their hands, “Director Xu, you have worked so hard and still have to direct the film later.
We really don't want to tire you out.
How about we learn from Teacher Hu Lian? “

    Xu Jia Shu was happy, “At least some of you have eyes.
As long as you guys can acquire one percent of Teacher Hu Lian’s skills, there’ll be no problem with the shooting later on.”

    “Director Xu, don't worry, we’ll listen to everything Teacher Hu Lian and Zhen'er says!”

    Because they were new, they didn’t have as deep of a relationship with Xu Jia Shu and Luan Qing Xiao like the other actors.
They wanted to impress Xu Jia Shu and leave a good impression, in case Director Xu would think of them when he’s looking for actors in the future.

    Moreover, Hu Lian and Nie Zhen'er couldn’t just be useless actors.
No one here is a fool, so they must have their merits that Luan Qing Xiao had them help her teach.

    The students, who refused just now, only dared to refuse because they had better options.

    In any case, with the help of Hu Lian and Nie Zhen'er, their efficiency has improved a lot and Xu Jia Shu's mouth finally has time to rest for a little.

    At noon, all of them ate a box lunch on the set before starting shooting the film at 2 o'clock sharp.

    This time, they were shooting a short film of half an hour to forty minutes.
Trying to bring out all fifteen actors in that time meant each person’s allocated time couldn’t be that much.

    Some actors began to use dishonest means and tried to snatch the scene of their peers.

    At first, he wanted to snatch Hu Lian’s, but he was completely suppressed by Hu Lian instead, unable to snatch the scene at all.

    Later, he tried to snatch Nie Zhen'er’s and was still suppressed.
Not only that, but the focus on his part in the scene all went to Nie Zhen'er.

    When this male actor later went to Xu Jia Shu and cried that he wanted a redo, Xu Jia Shu uttered with a cold face, “You should have thought of the consequences when you chose to behave that way.
I don't have time to refilm your parts.”

    After an entire afternoon of shooting, everyone was tired.

    Then, Luan Qing Xiao and Nie Zhen'er went home, but were too lazy to cook.
At this time, Hao Qing just happened to call and invited them over for dinner.
Luan Qing Xiao and Nie Zhen'er immediately showered and changed their clothes before driving over to the villa where Hao Qing lived.

    Because Hao Long often flaunted to Hao Qing what was going on his show, [The Path of an Actor], how popular it was, and how high the viewer rate was, even Hao Qing, who doesn’t like to watch variety shows, kept asking them both during dinner if anything interesting happened when recording the show?

    Nie Zhen'er thought of Hu Lian and instantly spoke up, “Sister Qing, five new students came today and one of them seems to be a demon!”

    “Really? What kind? You smelled his demon aura?” Hao Qing quickly asked and forgot all about her food.

    “I didn't smell any aura on him, but he called me Little Peach Blossom as soon as he got close to me.
He definitely knows that I’m a peach tree demon.
However, because I didn’t feel any ill will towards me, he didn’t seem like a demon hunter, so I think he’s also a demon, only his cultivation is higher than mine, which explains why I can't detect his demon aura.”

    Hao Qing thought it over, “Why do I feel that he’s flirting with Zhen'er ah? Qing Xiao, you’ve got to keep an eye on Zhen'er.
I happen to like cute little peach demon like Zhen’er the most.”

    Nie Zhen'er hurriedly explained, “No, no, no, Sister Qing, he wasn’t flirting with me.
He actually came to participate in [The Path of an Actor] to find his lover.”

    Luan Qing Xiao confirmed, “It's true.”

    “Oh, alright.
I thought Qing Xiao had gained a love rival.” Hao Qing appeared disappointed.

    Luan Qing Xiao, “…
… Sister Qing, is your life too boring for you?”

    “Yeah, all I do every day is work work and work.
You don’t even know you even know how bored I am.” Hao Qing supported her chin and poured out her grievances on them.
“Say, why do you think I am earning this much money for? But besides earning money, I don’t think I have anything else to do.” 

    Luan Qing Xiao tentatively probed, “Don't you want to date other people?”

    Hearing Luan Qing Xiao's words, Hao Qing stared at the table to the point that the solid wooden table was almost drilled through by her.
“What dating, was meeting one scumbag not enough?”

    “Sister Qing, did you really kill that fox demon back then?”

    Hao Qing asserted, “Of course, that fox demon couldn’t be more dead.”

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