My Bossy CEO Husband by I. MALCOM

Chapter 23


My Bossy CEO Husband Chapter 23 by I. MALCOM. In the Story of Concubine Ivanka, the leading actor Mason and the leading actress Eris were both a listers. As such, they had their own separate dressing rooms. The supporting actress playing the queen was also under Glory Media like Mason, and her name was Daisy Thompson. She was thirty-five years old and had acted in many classic TV series. She was an outstanding actress by her own right. And so, she also had her own separate dressing room. In contrast, Wendy was a newcomer, and had been assigned to share a dressing room with other important supporting actresses. Nevertheless, the conditions of the space was quite good. It was small, yes, but clean and tidy. There were a total of six seats inside, and two stylists were taking charge of the celebrities under this roof. When Wendy came in, there was only one stylist present, and one other actress had not shown up yet. “This is Ellie Herb. Ellie, and this is Wendy Finch. She will be playing Lady Faye. The two women shook each other’s hands and exchanged greetings. Shortly after, someone came over to bring Wendy’s costume. It was a rose-red palace dress. Period costumes were usually difficult to put on, and an actor or actress was always assisted by the staff. Wendy inspected the ensemble first, carefully checking everything from the inner garments to the outside coat. She observed every nook and stitch before asking the staff to help her put it on. She had not done this because she had a meticulous streak or anything. It was just that, the moment that she had joined the crew on site, the war between her and Eris had officially begun. It was no secret that stars, female ones in particular, were constantly plotting against each other, whether openly or behind the scenes. There were those who brought up their conflicts to the public, but most did in stealth. And the easiest way to ruin an actress was to tamper with her clothing, makeup, or other props. For example, a few needles tucked through the fabric of the costume. Once the actress moved in sudden violent motions, the needles would sink into her flesh, causing not only pain but possibly irreversible injuries. Others were creative about their schemes. When news broke out that some actress was allergic to a particular substance, her enemies would deliberately sprinkle the irritant on her clothes, causing a reaction that could sometimes even endanger the victim’s life. Another example was that costumes would be deliberately made loose, the goal being that the articles of clothing would fall apart like rags at some point during filming. Wendy knew Eris very well. That woman never gave up until she reached her ultimate goal. Wendy had been straightforward with her appearance it would be strange if Eris wouldn’t antagonize her. Well, fortunately enough, there was nothing wrong with the costumes. When she was done putting them on, Wendy sat on the makeup chair, ready for Ellie to apply her makeup. Ellie was a slick and well-dressed woman in her thirties, and the moment Wendy had sat down, she hadn’t stopped praising the actress’ beauty and clear skin. “Ellie,” Wendy began. No one else was around at that point, and she handed the stylist a red envelope with a smile. “I don’t like to use other people’s cosmetics. Do you think you can do me a favor, Ellie?”. The cosmetics for the cast were all prepared by the crew, and it was natural that a single tube of lipstick would end up getting used by several actresses. Of course, there would be s ome celebrities who felt un comfortable with this setup

In fact, a good number of wo men in the entertainment ci rcle detested this practice. So Ellie didn’t find anything strange ab out Wendy’s request. The actress carried her own cosmetics, and she had a big, fat red envelope for her, so why wouldn’t she do the favor? Ellie tucked t he envelope inside her pocket and her tone turned even friendlier. “Of course, i t’s all up to you anyway. At that, Wendy took o ut the products she ha d prepared in advance. The stylist appli ed her makeup with skillful fingers. As the statistics went, actors prefer projects with modern settings, due largely to the fact that anci ent settings were trickier and demanded more effort. The lines were difficult to memorize and de liver, the costumes were heavy and intricat e, and the makeup sessions took a long time. If the story happened to have a fantasy element to its plot, some special makeup had to be done, which were no t only time-consuming but were thick and heavy as well. Wendy was lucky that her role d idn’t require much makeup, and Ellie was done in half an hour. When she finally put down her brush, the stylist loo ked at Wendy in amazement. “You’r e stun ning!” . Wendy donned a gorgeous hea ddress, and it complimented her light makeup perfectly. The corners of her eyes were painted with wings pointing upward, and when she leaned back on her chair, she gave of a languid and charming aura. Her clothes were excellent, too, tucked n eatly against her slim waist while flowin g gracefully over the length of her looks. She was ab solutely br eathtaking. Even Ellie found her heart pound ing at the sight. Oh God! The styli st put up her han ds over her chest. As a woman herself, she could n’t help feeling intimidated in the face of such a beauty. She couldn’t imagine how huge the impact would b e on the male population. She finally understood wh y the director had chosen Wendy to play Lady Faye. Only such a beauty co uld bring an enchanti ng concubine to life. Wendy rose from the seat and walked around to take pictures with some people. Then, it was time for lunch. A packed lu nch was han ded to her. It was midday, and the sun was shining brightly in the sky. Of course, the leading actor s and actresses were given be tter facilities and services. They had access to fans and didn’t h ave to endure the heat, but the rest of the cast were not so privileged. All they could do was look fo r a cool spot to eat their lun ch under their heavy costumes. Wendy herself was sweat ing profusely by the tim e she finished her meal. Meanwhile, inside a van shared by a handful of people… . Eris was eyeing Wendy on h er spot under the tree, an d she pinched Ana’s waist. “Didn’t you say earlier that everyth ing would be fine? Hours has passed without a single reaction from her !” . Ana’s face twisted in pain, but she didn’t d are pull away to dodge. With tears in her eyes, she said, “I d on’t know what’s going on. I put the th ing in the cosmetics just as you said…” . “How dar e you ta lk back!” . Ana immediatel y shut her mou th in a panic. Eris had a reputation within the industry of be ing kind and gentle, but those who belonged in her closest circle knew that it was all a farce. The real Eris Finch was self-centered, narrow-mi nded, petty, and jealous. “E ri s…” . “How dare you cry! Dry your wretched t ears this instant!” . And tried to hol d back her tears and bit her lips. Eris was trembling in hatred

Damn it! She migh t have underestim ated her opponent. In her memory, W endy was a naive, brainless idiot. She hadn’t expected that same gi rl to have grown some smarts and backbone these past three years. But that woul d prove usele ss in the end. Wendy was still no match for her! “Eris, how abo ut I get something else…” . “Shut up! That’s not necessary. Eris glar ed at her assistant. “This kind of trick can only be att empted once. I can’t risk being disco vered, or it will be the end of me. “Then, w hat shoul d we do?” . Eris cocked her hea d to the side and t hought for a while. Then, an idea cam e to her. Meanwhile, on the other side of the sh ooting site, Ryan was looking out of t he window of an air- conditioned room. He was sporting his usual bl ack suit and looked like he h ad all the time in the world. When he saw how Wendy kept wiping at her sweating brow , he couldn’t help frowning. He knew for a fact that she had been waiting on that spot under the tree f or two hours! And since she couldn’t mess up her costume and hair ornament s, she had been sitting in an awkward and obviously uncomfortable position. “How lon g will s he wait?” . “I just asked someone for the details. Apparently, they’re shooting Eris and M ason’s scenes. They’re the lead actors of the show, and Wendy is a newcomer in contrast. She has no choice but to wait for the leads to finish filming first. “And how l ong will t hey take?” . “The slot says two hours, but Eris seems to be in a bad state. I’m not sure why e ither. They’ve been filming the same scene repeatedly for a good while now. If thi ngs go on like this, Wendy may not have a chance to shoot a single scene today. Ryan’s e yes turn ed cold. Luke scrambled to appease his b rother’s temper. He pointed at the other cast members waiting downstairs. “Look, this is pretty normal. Newcomers who have just en tered show business are all waiting. Such is the process , brother. They have to work slowly toward their future. “Well, sh e doesn’t need to!” . Luke’s lips tw itched. Did Ryan mean that Wendy didn’t h ave to suffer since he was backin g her? Luke peeked at his brother. “Well! Everyone knows it isn’t easy to be an actress. It’s just fact. It’s about thir ty seven or thirty eight degree Celsius outside now. If I were there, I would probab ly get heat stroke with all those clothes and not even a single fan at my disposal. Ryan’s deme anor turned even colder. Scowling, he too k out his phone and called Kane. “Kane, pay a visit to the crew of the Story of Conc ubine Ivanka. Immediately!”