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Yu Changsheng was so angry he flipped the table. What was most terrifying was having a movie of the same genre released at the same time since they will inevitably be compared. It didn’t matter if your movie was better than the other one and it would even help with your movie’s reputation, but if your movie was worse than the other one, it would greatly affect the movie’s box office.
Yu Changsheng had always been arrogant. After directing several popular movies, he entered the ranks of a famous director. However, compared to Qian Xuewen, who had been famous for a long time, his background was still a bit worse. It was also because of this that after finding out that Qian Xuewen’s movie was going to be released after the new year, he rushed to have his movie released before the new year. This was so that their movie release dates could be staggered.
When the ‘Interstellar Wars’ first released, the response to it was very good, and they didn’t need to worry about the box office. Yu Changsheng was very proud for a moment in time. However, this pride didn’t last for long before being destroyed by the ‘Interstellar Mecha’.
It didn’t matter that his ‘Interstellar Wars’ was still on the weekly box office list, but those with even a little bit of intelligence knew that its position wouldn’t be maintained for long. After all, the other movie had only been released for a day and it was already producing this kind of results, and it definitely won’t do bad later on either. Yu Changsheng could already imagine how many people were waiting to laugh at him after he was suppressed.
The box office performance for the first day made Qian Xuewen so happy that he was unable to conceal his emotions. He had predicted that the box office for this movie wouldn’t do too bad, but the final results were completely beyond his expectations. Moreover, the online reviews of his movie appeared to be heading in the right direction. In reality, the movie was well acclaimed and drew in a lot of people. The other directors who watched it were full of envy and jealousy.
When there were jealous people, there would naturally be negative comments coming out as well. However, they were all cursed out by the celebrities’ fans as well as fans of the movie until they were totally refuted. They weren’t able to gain any waves at all. There were even those who were driven into the corner and accused the ‘Interstellar Mecha’ of buying box offices. In the end, they were instantly slapped in the face by the fans.
Fan 1: Ahhh… The local tyrants have suddenly appeared and booked ten showings all at once. They were passing out free movie tickets outside of the theater.
Fan 2: I’m so jealous of the previous poster. I also want my local tyrants to book the showings.
Fan 3: Is that anything good? Our godly local tyrants booked fifty showings all at once.
Fan 4: Can I ask if the godly local tyrant is a man or a woman? If it’s a man, I want to pursue him!
Fan 5: [picks nose] Don’t think that there’s only a godly local tyrant on your side. We also have one over here. Also, I can’t help but say that the little prince is too charming. Even people of my grandfather’s generation have been charmed by him. There are several old men on our side who are scrambling to be the first to book out his first showing. Moreover, it seems like they want to book every single theater. This scene is just amazing.
Fan 6: For real? Begging for a photo. Begging for a video. Begging for the truth.
Hater 1: The Luo-fans are truly too arrogant. He only joined the ‘Interstellar Mecha’ as a supporting role. Anyone else has a bigger influence than him. Anyone else has more fans than him. How are you so sure that these local tyrants are booking the theaters because of Luo Lingxing?
Fan 5: [smirk] Hehe. The haters won’t stop until they are completely beaten down. Will you not give up until there’s evidence and your face is slapped? You really are a masochist. [photo] [photo]
Fan 5: The photos I provided are after those old men booked the theaters. They sent people to stand outside to pass out movie tickets and promotional leaflets about Luo Lingxing.
Fan 1: Damn, those fans have true love for him. My little prince really is loved by all. Not only have the local tyrants booked out the movie theaters, they are even helping to promote.
Fan 2: That hater who was jumping around just now had his face slapped and doesn’t dare come out again.
After the ‘Interstellar Mecha’ was released for a week, it gained popularity all over the world. Nowadays when people met up, they didn’t ask “did you eat yet?” and instead would ask “have you watched ‘Interstellar Mecha’ yet?” This was enough to show just how popular the movie was.
As everyone knew, Qian Xuewen would raise a couple celebrities every time he shot a film. It wasn’t any different this time. There were numerous celebrities who were once on the B or C-list who had elevated their rank because they participated in the ‘Interstellar Mecha’. Some were even promoted to A-list celebrities. This made many people very jealous.
Among them, the one who benefited the most was probably Luo Lingxing; He was a small newcomer who hadn’t been in any big words before, and now he was promoted to the popular ranks. There were also many companies who contacted Chen Hongliang to invite Luo Lingxing to become their ambassador.
Seeing the several invites in his hand, Chen Hongliang felt like he was in a dream. In the past, he would run around being very busy and it wasn’t guaranteed that he would find projects. And now, they very easily appeared in his hands. Moreover, they all came over on their own initiative. While others were worried about finding endorsements, Luo Lingxing was already able to choose which one he wanted.
However, although there were a lot of endorsement opportunities, Chen Hongliang did not plan on having Luo Lingxing take them all. One on hand, Luo Lingxing didn’t have that much time, and on the other hand, he wanted to make Luo Lingxing into a high-end celebrity.
Low-end goods could easily have problems, and as soon as there was a problem with the goods, the celebrity who endorsed the product would be involved and their reputation damaged. He had seen many famous celebrities head on the downhill path because of endorsing low-end goods.
Therefore, for Luo Lingxing’s endorsement, Chen Hongliang was being the most cautious. He would prefer not taking on any than accepting one with possible problems. In the end, he finally picked an endorsement from a clothing brand.
Dark Horse Apparel was a premium brand under Dark Horse Apparel LLC, who was a subsidiary of Xi Group. Although they had only launched for a few years, it was deeply loved by young people and had a lot of potential.
“Although this clothing brand isn’t as good as those big named brands, their development in recent years have been very good. Moreover, there is a faint trace that they will become a big brand in the future. The clothes they plan on releasing for the new season will be sportswear for adolescents that will be brimming with youth. It suits your image very well,” Chen Hongliang introduced the brand to Luo Lingxing.
“Did they have an ambassador in the past?” Luo Lingxing asked.
“Yes, but it seems they didn’t fit the theme of this season so they wanted to find a new one.”
Luo Lingxing looked at the information the other party sent and saw the Xi Group written on top of it. He was a bit lost in thought, but he didn’t pay too much attention to it.
The data contained information on clothing patterns from previous years. They seemed to be very new and bold and looked very good.
In any case, now that the ‘Interstellar Mecha’ had released and there was still some time before school started, he could take on an endorsement to fill in the time. Therefore, Luo Lingxing didn’t have any objections.
“If you agree, I’ll take you to their company tomorrow to discuss the details,” Chen Hongliang asked for Luo Lingxing’s opinion.
“Okay, I don’t mind.”
The next day after breakfast, Chen Hongliang came to the Han residence to pick him up. Chen Hongliang could now enter the Han residence without any change of expression, unlike how he acted like a country bumpkin in the beginning.
Taking Luo Lingxing directly to Xi Building, Chen Hongliang walked up to the front desk and asked, “Hello, I’m Luo Lingxing’s agent, Chen Hongliang. Your company’s Manager Li made an appointment for us to come over. Please notify him.”
“Sure, one moment please.” The female receptionist politely smiled, then quickly glanced at Luo Lingxing, who was behind Chen Hongliang. Her eyes lit up and she almost let out a scream. Fortunately, her professionalism let her stay calm. As she used the phone, her eyes secretly wandered to Luo Lingxing’s body.
“Manager Li asked you to go straight up. You can head up using the far right elevator.” The smile on the female receptionist’s face was even sweeter and brighter than it had been before.
“Thank you.” Chen Hongliang naturally knew the charm of celebrities. He also felt very proud and honored.
After Chen Hongliang left with Luo Lingxing, the female receptionist couldn’t hold it in anymore and pulled aside the coworker beside her to fangirl together.
“I never expected to see the little prince himself. He’s so handsome. He’s even more handsome than on TV.”
“Right, right! I almost couldn’t hold back my scream just now. Today is so lucky.”
“I think I should try buying a lottery ticket after work today. Maybe I can hit the jackpot.”
“I wonder if I can wait for the little prince to come out and ask for an autograph.”
“I also want one. I also want one.”
Several female receptionists obsessively discussed Luo Lingxing. They even took out their phones and opened their Weibo as they couldn’t wait to share their experience of seeing Luo Lingxing with netizens.
On the other side, Luo Lingxing and Chen Hongliang took the elevator directly to the 20th floor. Manager Li’s office was on this floor.
“Hello, are you Mr. Chen and Mr. Luo?” a secretary stepped up and asked.
“Yes,” Chen Hongliang replied.
“Please follow me.” The secretary opened Manager Li’s for the two, then brought in three cups of coffee.
“Mr. Chen, Mr. Luo, it’s a pleasure to meet you.” Manager Li saw someone come in and quickly stood to shake hands with them.
“Manager Li, it’s a pleasure to meet you as well,” Luo Lingxing reached out his hand for the handshake and smiled as he replied.
Manager Li looked about forty years old. His hair was meticulously combed back, and his suit was neat and tidy without any wrinkles. It could be seen that he was a very cautious person.
“Please sit. We are very honored to have the opportunity to work together with Mr. Luo,” Manager Li very politely said.
“Manager Li, you can just call me Xiao Luo. Calling me mister is too formal,” Luo Lingxing said modestly. His face was full of a youth’s bashfulness.
“Haha, then I won’t be polite and will call you Xiao Luo. Xiao Luo is still young but has already achieved many achievements. You really are very exceptional amongst your peers.” Manager Li had a very good impression of Luo Lingxing.
“Manager Li, you’re over praising. He’s still a child and needs to work harder,” Chen Hongliang looked like a parent as he said with a smile.
“He’s not bad at all. His image is in line with the theme of our clothes for this season. We plan on releasing sportswear for adolescents this season that highlights youth and vitality of teenagers. I believe that if Xiao Luo becomes the ambassador, it will bring positive energy and guidance for the teenagers,” Manager Li said.
“We are honored to receive an endorsement from your company. We also hope we can cooperate with your company,” Chen Hongliang replied.
Luo Lingxing sat to the side and listened to Chen Hongliang chat with Manager Li a majority of the time. He would occasionally answer, but as for the contents of the contract, he couldn’t help much. And so, he didn’t interrupt them and let Chen Hongliang have free reins.
Manager Li and Chen Hongliang obviously had a good chat and even signed the contract on the spot.
“Haha, I hope we have a good cooperation,” Manager Li held out his hand and said with a smile.
“Let’s have a good cooperation.” The smile on Chen Hongliang was a bit larger now. He was obviously very satisfied with the results.