When he hung up, Shen Jintai went to check the top searched list.
When did he get on the list?!
Although he wasn’t very high on the list.
The key words were also funny: “Eunuch’s love”.
He kind of wanted to laugh.
But after he clicked the post, he knew why Li Meilan said he might get famous.
Because all the comments were screams. He looked at the gif, it was of the bed scene him and Zhou Ying had.
It turned out that he got famous for the sexy scene!
Shen Jintai knew that he would become famous for this play, but he didn't expect it to come so fast. Only two episodes were aired. Within three hours, he was about to get viral.
The Monsoon entertainment was even more exciting than he was.
The play was not completed by Shen Jintai alone, there were also Zheng Siqi.
Zheng Siqi was a little excited in the middle of the night, because he found that the number of his Weibo account’s followers soared.
The number of his followers grew from tens of thousands to three hundred thousand in less than three hours.
Though his followers were much less than that of big stars. But for a new actor, a rise of only 10000 people is enough to cheer him up.
“This top searched item...” He said to sister Wen, his agent: “The company didn't buy it for me, did it?”
“No. The company bought one for you before the broadcast, but the response was not so good. This may be bought by Shen Jintai?”
The reason why she sounded unsure was that she thought it was real.
It was unexpected, but reasonable.
She could totally get the point.
With the development of society, homosexuality was no longer uncommon. In the past two years, the public had been much more aware of homosexuality and had been supportive for those in the showbiz who suffered from vague same-sex scandal…Shen Jintai was an exception, he was broke for chasing a man. Even it was a woman he chased, he would still be a joke.
Now people are all dependent, those with no self-esteem would always be looked down upon no matter where.
In the past two years, there had been gay-themed films and TV plays. But those were rather inexplicit. Especially in television, gay themes were mostly ghost plotlines. But HCEP took the lead by not only making the gay theme the main plotline, but also making one of the men in the gay story a eunuch.
That bed scene was also attracting. The moment when the robe was torn, it really stimulated people.
Besides, both actors were young and handsome.
Shen Jintai was pretty, needless to say, his eunuch's look was beautiful. Zheng Siqi was pretty as well, he was just as good-looking as Bai Qingquan in ancient-style costume, pure, noble and fabulous.
Their appearances could get them much attention, let alone their tragic and dramatic love story.
The scheming little eunuch seduced the innocent prince but unexpectedly fell in love. People love this kind of stories!
There had been plays based on BL novels, but they all had some kind of flaws. Some of them didn’t have pretty actors, some didn’t have a good production team and was made hasty and carelessly. There had been no gay-themed films and television arts that had both good-looking cast and good production in years!
After the first episode, there was still haters. But after the second episode, everyone was talking about the “eunuch-prince couple” and the bed scene at the end of the second episode in forums, Weibo and Tieba.
“I, really, love it!”
“Fuck, I watched it with my family. We were all stunned! Ha ha ha ha ha.”
“You don’t say. I didn't expect this play to be so bold. Fortunately, I watched it alone. I just wanted to scream when I finished watching it!”
“I can see the gf of the two of them a thousand times. Isn’t Shen Jintai particularly beautiful in it?”
“As soon as their bed scene came out, the scene of the male and female leading roles suddenly became boring.”
“Who wants to see a man with a woman? Especially when it was so obscure. The director must know which couple could be more popular. That’s why the ‘eunuch-prince couple’ was arranged to the end.”
“Ha ha ha ha ha ha, wtf is this ‘eunuch-prince couple’! Watch the trailer, there will be a whipping scene. Wow, the whip hit him will only make me feel excited!”
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha, I like this kind of drama. Exciting.”
“I was thinking after watching the first episode that if there’s no one arrested, for a play broadcast once a week, it could lose its audience. And there’s this in the second episode! I’m really fucking hooked!”
“This play is really on fire. I saw people discussing it everywhere when the second episode was released.”
"Shen Jintai is going to get popular again. I don't know what Bai Qingquan would think of it as the leading actor of this play!”
Bai Qingquan sat on his bed with his legs crossed, his heart was beating fast.
Weige called late at night and said, “Keep it together, this is only the first week.”
“OK.” Bai Qingquan said.
Weige was silent for a while, and said: “Your moment is at later stage.”
Bai Qingquan said another OK.
In fact, when they took the script, they thought that the secondary role, Li Xu, was OK, and there could be many topics about that role. But it was just good, not great. Bai Qingquan couldn’t choose the supporting role, a villain over the leading role
If the role of Li Xu was played by another person, it may still be popular.
It was just this success was so sudden, so fast. Maybe the character and the actor pushed each other forward. The role was well-rounded and vivid and Shen Jintai himself was controversial. In addition, it was Shen Jintai’s come-back show which had great production that people paid attention to and had eunuch’s love involved… All these factors brought it to this situation. And BOOM, it got viral.
But all these factors together seemed to be in favor of Shen Jintai.
Weige had no idea how to comfort Bai, he gave up and just said: “Anyway, it is what it is. If play is on fire, the worst scenario is that he become the best actor in the play. But as long as the play is popular, you can also benefit from it.”
“I don't want that.” Bai Qingquan said.
Shen Jintai's success was so sudden that he didn’t realize it after a while when he came back to his sense and let out his frustration.
But Shen Jintai was really good at acting. He…he’s worthy of the role and the success.
Bai Qingquan lost his sleep. He picked up the script and began to read it. After reading it, he forgot about fame and wealth. After 19 episodes, there would be his moment.
Zhou Jing is not the ordinary kind of naïve character. He is decisive, like an emperor, and is cruel enough. In the script of the 19th episode, there is a scene of him taking over the title of successor of the throne. And in the 20th episode, he became the future-throned prince.
That would be his highlight. He must play it perfectly.
He wanted to be the one with the most credit!
Shen Jintai took a look at what was going on Weibo, then some forums and Tieba, and he saw his name in almost every entertainment sector.
The more he saw, the more excited he got.
And it still wasn’t his best time, the highlight of Li Xu was yet to come.
He was gonna make those who did not believe in him before regretted!
It was hot. Shen Jintai was sweating a little. He stayed in Yan's house. When he got to the floor to floor window, he opened it a little which only brought him heatwaves. It was late at night, and it was still so sultry.
Looked like it was going to rain.
He could see the swimming pool in the backyard, the water shone vaguely as if it was shaking.
He was stunned for a moment, looked carefully, and saw someone swimming in the pool.
The weather was abnormal. It had been hot since daytime, and became even more sweltering in the middle of the night. Yan Qiuchi couldn't sleep.
A man in the prime of his life, especially the one who was extremely ascetic like him, could suffer from the heat from hormones. The air conditioner was set to high and the air was still hot and stuffy. Because he couldn’t sleep, he was a little grumpy. So he went out to swim in the swimming pool.
When he can't sleep, he likes sports. Sports consume energy, so his mind won't run wild.
After swimming for a while, he was thirsty. He got out of the pool, put on his bathrobe and went back to his room.
The pool no longer shook, its calm surface reflected the bright moon.
Shen Jintai's heart suddenly itched.
He was so excited that he couldn't sleep at all.
In his shorts, he quietly went downstairs and came to the pool in the backyard.
He squatted down and felt the water temperature. Even this pool of autumn water was warm.
He didn’t like the cold.
He looked back and saw that no one was there, so he took off his T-shirt and slipped into the water in his shorts.
The dark clouds in the sky floated very fast, and the moonlight appeared and hid again behind the clouds. He dived and resurfaced, and saw a man standing beside.
Yan Qiuchi was wearing a white bathrobe and carrying two bottles of beer.
Shen Jintai quickly wiped the water on his face and swam to the bank. It was a bit awkward.
Yan Qiuchi was also surprised and asked: “Can't sleep?”
Shen Jintai said “Yup”, he stroked the water and said: “You too?”
“It's a little sultry.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai said yup again. He didn't know what to say.
Yan Qiuchi wouldn't think that he was trying to flirt, right?
He was about to get out of the pool and he saw Yan Qiuchi handed over another bottle of beer: “Want a beer?”
Shen Jintai was stunned for a moment, looking up in the swimming pool, his eyes were dark and had moonlight in them.
It was hard for Yan to offer him friendliness.
After his unremitting efforts, it seemed that he had reversed Yan Qiuchi's impression on him.
In fact, this was the best.
Yan Qiuchi was a very excellent man. It was reasonable for Yan to treat him like that. He held no grudges on Yan Qiuchi. Yan Qiuchi helped him before. They didn't need to be lovers, but they didn't need to be sworn enemies either. Being acquaintances were the best for them.
He climbed up to the shore, sat down on the Bank of the pool, and took the beer in Yan Qiuchi's hand: “Thanks.”
Yan Qiuchi sat down on the chair beside him. His bathrobe was loose, showing some of his chest. But the light was dim, and he could not see it clearly. Shen Jintai only saw Yan Qiuchi's feet.
Yan Qiuchi was barefoot, with long feet and long toes.
Shen Jintai opened the bottle of beer and took a sip: “It seemed that it's going to rain.”
“The weather forecast says there is a thunderstorm today.”
Shen Jintai smiled, and didn’t say anything. But Yan Qiuchi broke the silence and said: “You did a great job.”
Shen Jintai turned around and smiled, but didn't reply. Yan Qiuchi looked at Shen, his eyes were gentlemanly, casual, until…
His eyes fell on Shen Jintai's chest.
Maybe it was because Shen Jintai’s skin was white and the moonlight was dim, which made the skin even brighter, the parts that were not white was pretty noticeable.
Shen Jintai did not know that, he supported his body with one hand and looked at the moon.
Yan Qiuchi felt a heat flow like fire. He quickly took his eyes back, looked up and drank all the beer in his hand.
“You helped me get this role.” Shen Jintai said: “Don't worry, I’ll do my best… Also, thank you for helping me that day when I was drunk.”
He then smiled and looked at Yan Qiuchi. In the night, he had white facial features and wet hair reflecting the moonlight.
Yan Qiuchi suddenly felt his heart beat faster. He held the beer bottle in his hand and his throat moved.
He must be refraining too much. He should find himself a date.
He felt like he had a thing for Shen Jintai for a moment.
He stood up and said: “It's late, good night.”
Shen Jintai then stood up, with long shoulders and backs, thin waist, straight and long legs, and wet shorts sticking to his body, showing the curves of his back and buttocks.
Yan Qiuchi's eyes tightened sharply.
He almost forgot. At first sight, he only felt the heat, along with the beet, was messing his head.
Was that because of the dimmed light? Or that he couldn’t even handle a bottle of beer? He was a bit confused. He thought Shen Jintai's figure looked really…
Tall and straight.
“Good night then.” Shen Jintai said with a smile: “Thanks for your beer.”
Then he went straight to the room. Yan Qiuchi followed him and held back his desire of staring at Shen Jintai.
He was not that kind of man.
He looked at only Shen Jintai's wet footprints on the ground.
When Yan Qiuchi returned to his room, he took a shower again, changed his pajamas and lay on the bed, but he couldn't sleep.
He really didn't think of anything shady, he didn't think of the hips, he didn't think of the slim waist. But he was just couldn’t calm down. As he lay in the bed, the sultry of the night grew stronger and stronger. The emptiness in his hear was unbearable. He rolled up his pillow, made a little effort on his fingers, and the tendons on the back of his hands were shown.
Shen Jintai checked his mobile phone before he went to sleep. It was really late, even on Weibo and forums there weren’t many people. There was no sound in the room, no sound but the sound of the wind.
The rain finally about to come down after such a long time of sultry.
Shen Jintai liked rainy days very much. Even the prelude to the rain could make him happy. It was still a little hot. He didn't have any quilt on him. He was lying on the bed. The moon outside the window was completely swallowed by the dark cloud. Suddenly it was dark all around. A figure walked quickly to the swimming pool and plunged into the pool.
That sound scared Shen Jintai who was asleep, his body shuddered. He opened his eyes in sleepiness, with sweat on his forehead.
The lightning illumined his pretty face. With a thundering sound, the heavy rain poured down.
Yan Qiuchi came out of the pool. The heavy rain was pounding on his tall and strong body. It was cold, but it could also make people feel a strange excitement. He took a breath and the rain flowed down his chin.