At that thought, Ji Yi tuned in to the conversation between the women behind her again.
"No wonder! Remember we talked about this? Why would such a highly respected director like Director Liang suddenly hire such a young assistant director? As it turns out, the assistant director has such a good background!"
"It's not only that! You probably won't believe me when I say this, but our assistant director is studying in college right now. He hasn't even graduated yet!"
When Ji Yi heard this, she didn't reveal much emotion on her face, but she was terribly shocked inside.
She always thought that shooting such a profoundly deep drama such as "Encounter" would require the director to have a lot of life experience, or at the very least, be a certain advanced age. She never imagined that it'd actually be such a young person...
In the midst of her wild thoughts, Ji Yi suddenly heard a staff member near the break room say, "Everyone get ready; we're about to start shooting!"
Ji Yi hurriedly snapped back to her senses and rushed over to the set with script in hand along with all the other actors in the break room.
Director Liang stood in the center of the palace with the script. He was talking to the lead actress of "The Palace" about the scene.
A row of impatient people suddenly ran over to him. "Director Liang, the assistant director is here."
Director Liang nodded and finished off his conversation with the lead actress. Then he made a signal for everyone to get ready and walked over to the monitor.
Soon after Director Liang sat down, someone entered the palace doors.
As quite a few people inside the palace cried "assistant director," Ji Yi turned her head without hesitation and looked over at the person she had been curious about for so long.
Without warning, a slender and tall frame came directly into her view.
He was greeted by a row of people as he walked over to the monitor in front of director Liang with an emotionless expression on his face.
His strides were so large and so rushed that although Ji Yi turned her head to the side to glance at his face, she still couldn't quite see him clearly. Yet, it took less than half a minute to recognize him.
The director for "Encounter", the assistant director for "The Palace", the talented young person she praised endlessly was actually... He Jichen!
She never imagined it was him!
Even though she saw it with her own eyes, she still didn't dare believe it!
It was like Ji Yi was stuck in a daze as she stared straight at He Jichen for a long time without blinking.
He Jichen stopped in front of the monitors and single-handedly pulled a chair out. His posture was relaxed and refined as he took a seat.
Director Liang whispered a few words into his ears, nodded slightly, grabbed the mic, and said, "Places, everyone!"
Everyone was ready besides Ji Yi, who was still frozen on the spot.
"Little Nine!" Director Liang cried her character's name.
That was when Ji Yi snapped out of it and lowered her head apologetically at the director as she realized she'd forgotten her manners. The moment she raised her head, she saw in her peripheral vision that He Jichen snuck a glance at her. His eyes were calm and composed like they were strangers.
Ji Yi only shot him a single glance, then swiftly turned her head and ran over to her place by the palace doors.