Having not yet bounced back from the shock of hearing the three words "He Jichen," Ji Yi was afraid Cheng Weiwan would notice something strange. Ji Yi pretended to sound calm as she replied, "Perhaps..." then carefully thought about how reasonable Cheng Weiwan's speculations were. She was afraid that after her hiatus, the company wouldn't dare to give her such a major project with her as the lead.
Though "The Roaring Tang Dynasty" may not be a highly popular IP compared to "The Imperial Palace," it was a story with lots of charisma. The main female character's design was especially interesting as Ji Yi would have to play two characters with completely different personalities. It would be quite challenging to act. Cheng Weiwan was afraid Ji Yi would be secretly disappointed that "The Imperial Palace" wasn't her next project, so she tried to say a few words of comfort. Then she glanced at the script and got to the point of their meeting: "Take a look at the script first."
Ji Yi gently nodded her head, looked down and flipped through the script. She stared at the dense array of words on the first page, then took two sips of coffee. Eventually, she calmed down her racing heart from hearing "He Jichen" and started to read the script seriously.
Cheng Weiwan didn't bring the entire script with her - perhaps just five or six episodes - yet the two of them managed to talk about the script till six o'clock.
It was already evening, so the two of them finished chatting and reminiscing in the cafe. They called a waiter to pay the bill then headed for the Japanese restaurant that Cheng Weiwan mentioned.
The restaurant was already full of customers, so Ji Yi and Cheng Weiwan waited for ten minutes before they finally secured a relatively quiet table.
Since Cheng Weiwan ate there before, Ji Yi let her order the dishes.
After the waiter left, Cheng Weiwan picked up the water jug from the table and poured Ji Yi a glass of water. "After filming 'Three Thousand Lunatics,' what have you been up to? I haven't even seen you write in the WeChat group for our production team."
In actuality, Ji Yi wasn't really busy. The only reason she didn't talk was because He Jichen was also in the group...
Ji Yi wasn't too into the topic, so she casually breezed past it. "I haven't been up to much. Soon after returning from shooting, it was finals, so I've been busy studying."
"How did you do on your exams?"
"Alright. Barely saved myself from failing."
"But half a year ago, you had to go on leave to join the cast. Who's to say that when the results come out, you won't have to retake your exams...?"
Ji Yi knew Cheng Weiwan was just joking, so her lips pursed into a smile. With her chopsticks, she picked up some food from the dish the waiter just set down. She took two bites then said, "Alright, let's not talk about me. How about you? What have you been busy with lately?"
"Me? Just been busy with the script you just read."
"I'm not just asking about that, what about Han Zhifan? How have you both been lately? Is he still trying to chase after you extravagantly? When do you plan to accept him?"
"What do you mean 'When do you plan to accept him'? He and I are in two completely different worlds. What's more, he's been really busy lately - we haven't talked for a week..." Before Cheng Weiwan could finish, her phone rang. At the same time, Ji Yi and Cheng Weiwan looked over to see the name "Han Zhifan" light up on the screen, which seemed unusually bright in the gloomy restaurant.
Ji Yi suddenly smirked. "And you said you haven't kept in contact, aye? Isn't he contacting you now?"