The next morning, Agnes dehberately got up late. She didn’t leave her room until nine o’clock.
After watching Jared for a while, she noticed that he was a workaholic. Every day, like clockwork, he’d hit the road at half past seven and didn’t seem to have a day off.
She assumed Jared had already left. As she was walking through the living room, she heard a deep voice asking. “Where’re you off to?”
Startled, she turned around and saw Jared sitting on the couch. He was wearing gold–rimmed glasses, a white shirt and black dress pants, with a laptop on his lap. He looked like he was hard at work.
Agnes had interned at the Tim Group before and was often summoned to the CEO’s office. So, she had seen Jared at work. She had to admit, there was something about a man who was focused on his work, especially if that man was Jared.
After a moment, Agnes responded, “I’m off to school. Got my last major exam today” She did have an exam, but not until the afternoon.
111 drive you,” Jared said, standing up and shutting his laptop.
“No need,” Agnes hurriedly declined, “I can bike there.”
“I’m headed to the office anyway.”
Sharing a ride with Jared was pretty awkward for Agnes. When the car stopped, she tried to get out, but found that Jared had locked the doors.
What was he playing at?
Agnes looked at him. Jared, not looking at Agnes, asked, “Are you sure you want to be in this TV show?”
“Yes,” Agnes said firmly
Her real goal was to avoid living under the same roof as Jared. She was fully aware that she was slowly falling for Jared. She needed to think about this rationally before it got too deep. As for what the future held, she hadn’t figured that out yet..
Agnes thought Jared would continue to object. Instead, he was silent for a moment before saying. “If you’re so set on this, then go ahead. But no more talk of divorce”
After Agnes left, Jared drove to the Century Building.
In the CEO’s office of Century Entertainment-
Jared was sitting on the couch, looking at a script with a serious expression.
Ivan, leaning against his desk, chuckled, “Jared, you’ve been staring at that script for two hours. What’s the problem?”
Jared closed the script and asked, “12 hug scenes, 4 kissing scenes, and a bed scene. Isn’t that a bit much?”
Ivan laughed. “So you spent two hours reading a script, just to look at those?”
Jared didn’t respond, and just stared at Ivan silently.
Ivan said seriously. “The Magical Romance of Cinderella is our country’s first large–scale fantasy film. Agnes, as the female lead, has a total of 478 scenes, and only a handful of them are intimate scenes. It’s really very few”
Jared said, “For those scenes, use a body double.”
Ivan replied. “That might not be a good idea. First, this show will be directed by Zoe, who’s known for being a bit obsessive. He doesn’t allow body doubles for action movies, let alone a teen idol drama like this. Secondly, Agnes was chosen through auditions; she’s a newbie and will definitely attract attention. If she uses a body double for even a few intimate scenes, it might c
come off as her being a diva.”