My Bossy CEO Husband by I. MALCOM

Chapter 45


My Bossy CEO Husband Chapter 45 by I. MALCOM. In the office, Luke and Ryan sat alongside each other with their eyes glued to the monitor, scrutinizing the scene with unwavering attention. All eyes critically scanned the monitor. Ever since Brian entered the scene, Wendy’s expression changed drastically. She appeared cautious, eyeing him like a hawk. Luke eyeballed Ryan, then after a short pause, said, “Ryan…”. “Get to the point!”. “Did Wendy refuse you because of Brian? Let’s look at this logically. You can determine whether my analysis has any merit or not. Wendy was a naive sixteen-year-old teenager when she started dating our nephew. The relationship lasted three solid years before they parted ways. Our nephew was her first love and you know the old saying about one never forgetting their first love. Furthermore, they both matured and grew in many ways during those three years. Ryan silently imbibed every word, unable to refute anything. Secretly, Ryan’s silence had boosted his confidence so Luke continued like a great psychologist. ”According to the information I gathered, Brian got together with Eris just after Wendy’s ‘death’. Do you think she fled Ywood and moved to the US because she was heartbroken when she discovered that Brian had been unfaithful to her? Did his infidelity drive her to transform herself and achieve Nirvana so that she could emerge as a better version of herself? No doubt she returned a more beautiful person both inside and out. Nobody is in her league. I reckon she has come back well-armed to reclaim her lost love with her newfound charm and allure. Her game is to make Brian regret choosing Eris over her. If Wendy were to somehow overhear Luke’s nonsensical theory, she would roll her eyes in disbelief. Each word that escaped his mouth sounded more absurd than the last. However, in Luke’s mind, he had finally deciphered the mystery. He had even fathomed the reason that Wendy had joined the cast of this TV drama. Why else would she choose to play a supporting role in the “Story of Concubine Ivanka”. where Eris is the lead character? With her eternal beauty and sexy hour glass figure, she could have delivered a stellar performance in any other drama. Her decision to play her role to perfection here had a hidden agenda. See? She must want revenge!. The more Luke speculated, the more confident he became. As he connected the dots and wove his elaborate web of perception, his voice became high- pitched in uncontrollable excitement. “To be honest, Brian is a little shortsighted and reckless. He has inherited the attractive genes of the Oliver family and has an amazing body and a handsome face. He can make any girl swoon. It’s understandable that Wendy still has deep feelings for him. Resting his case, Luke gazed at Ryan, seeking a reaction. To his surprise, he was greeted by a calm, serene countenance. “Aren’t you going to say anything, Ryan?”. Was he too annoyed to string up the right words to say? “No!”. “Huh?”. “It can’t be Brian!”. Did he just render Luke’s entire elaborate conjecture meaningless with just one sentence? Did Wendy cocoon someone else in her heart? Taken aback by his sudden rebuttal, Luke asked, “How can you be so sure it’s not him?”. “It’s simple

The woman I fall in love with would have great taste and would never settle for something as miniscule as Brian!”. Luke was speechless. In the casting group, as proposed, they would started with Wendy’s part that afternoon, but because her face was still swollen, Carter temporarily suspended shooting her part and focused on filming Eris’s part. After removing her makeup and changing into more comfortable attire, she remained with the rest of the cast and crew. The red swelling on her face was still noticeable. If she went back home and Ray saw the bruise, he would worry unnecessarily. Hence she decided to stay and watch Eris’s shoot. In that aftern oon, Wendy real ized a problem. As long as shooting for the fi rst half of the story lasted, Eris would manage comfortably. But as the story went on, it became more and more difficul t for her to handle her role. Wendy thought f or a while and f igured that out. Although Eris was a popular ac tress, she had only shot a few youth idol dramas previously. These dramas did not even require any acting skills. Her popularity was not based on her acting talent but rather on being ca st in popular, well scripted dramas. She was seriously falling short in the skills department when it came to this esteemed drama. Eris had just turned twenty tw o so she could easily play the role of an innocent young girl. After all, s he could jus t be herself. But later on, the script called for a mature, experienced actress who could portray the emotions of one who had suf fered tremendously at the hands of the imperial household. Lady Ivanka had been bitterly betrayed by her sisters, fra med by the envious concubines, sold out by the deceptive ma ids and saddened by the deaths of her trusted subordinates. This portrayal demanded an array of explosive emotions and refined acting skills. She had become a cunning woman, but she would still exude purity and tenderness on the exterior. To encapsulate Ivanka’s later life, the act ress would have to work extra hard to carry off the gravity of her personal character. The depth of this character c ould only be pulled off by an experienced, flawless actress. However, Er is did not f it the bill. Her performance was superficia l and mediocre. As hard as she tried, she coul d not capture the spirit and m aturity of Lady lvanka at all. If the rest of the cast was as average in thei r acting abilities as she was, then it would h ave been difficult to notice her incompetence. But she was pitted against the e xpertise of Daisy and Mason, who were exemplary in their acting. They were awar ding winning, h ousehold names. When Daisy and Mason featured in the same play, the au dience would focus on each of them as their roles unfo lded, because their performances were equally matched. When Daisy or Mason acted with others, the audiences automatically drew their attention to them as they were always so captivating. On the contrary, Eris, who was the leading lady , was seriously wanting. Her aura was supp ressed by her two powerful co-stars. Consequently, the a fternoon shoot was anything but smooth. The whole set ec hoed with Carter’ s ferocious roar. “Damn it! Cut! Cut! Eris! Have you read the script? Do you know how to act? Eris! Do you have no other expressions except frowning and staring? How did you secure s uch a prestigious role when you can’t act to save your life? Eris! Eris! Eris!! …!” . At the end of the shooting, Carter’s eyes were bloodsh ot from watching the rushes. He kicked the e quipment and ga sped for breath. He became a goo d candidate for a heart attack. The more he viewed the recording, the angrier be became. He had only managed to shoot two scenes thus far and they w ere far from done for the day. They had made no progress at all! The cast held their breath, afraid that the director would vent his anger on them. After a while, Mason was bra ve enough to step forward an d try to resolve the crisis

He had cooperated with Car ter on several movies and they were personal friends. He slowly walked over to Carter and patted him on his shoulder. “Try to control your anger. The poo r girl is going to burst into tears if you continue to humiliate her. Carter loosened his shirt button and shouted angrily, “If her mental endurance is so weak, it would be better if she just left the set!” . “All right, all right. She is a popular actress and everyone is adoring and trying to encourage her. B ut she made every effort and had had a very tough time all afternoon. Yet she didn’t get angry. You mu st acknowledge her dedication to her work. So please take a step back and stop being so hard on her. Carter’s a nger finall y subsided. He took a dee p breath and waved at Eris. “S ir …” . “Eris, I’m not angry with you! You are trying hard…but not hard enough. When you retire for the night, I want you to think carefully about what the script requires. Consider how Lady Ivanka’s emotional expressions will deepen. Then we will continue to shoot tomorrow. ” Eris bit her lips. “I’m sorry, sir. Carter waved his hand a nd said, “Don’t ever use that word. Just go now. Although it was getting dark, Carter wa s a tough taskmaster and instructed the rest of the cast to continue shooting. Just then Carter’s assi stant ran over to him a nd whispered in his ear. His eyes lit u p like a gigan tic light bulb. “Re all y?” . “Re all y!” . Finally he had received a glimmer of good news in a day soiled by ineptness. Carter clapped his hands in dicating that shooting for the day had been suspended. Then he summoned t he main characters , especially Wendy. “Wendy, come here. I want to introduc e you to someone!” . Wendy walk ed over su spiciously. From afar, she observed the f igure of a tall man wearing a black mask, approaching them. He wore a matching black sweater with a s kull emblazoned on it, silver harem pants and his assistant followed close behind. His disheveled hair dyed gr een was especially eye- cat ching! Wendy’s eyes widened. While they were all chirp ing in excited whispers, the man came before them. Carter could hardly cont ain his excitement as he introduced Wendy to him. “Wendy, meet the supp orting actor in our d rama. This is Jeffrey!” . As soon as Carter concluded his introduction, J effrey removed his mask and grinned at Wendy, fl ashing his pearly whites. Wendy wanted to puke. What the hell! This jerk! The onl y thought that weighed on Wendy’s mind now was that she was doomed!