The Rise of the Transmigrated Movie Emperor - Chapter 1
“Young Master Ming, sign it.” Li Yu handed the divorce agreement in his hand to the slightly pale youth in front of him, his face unperturbed.
Ming Heng glanced at the divorce agreement in front of him, his expression a bit unpleasant.
Couldn’t it get any more fucking ugly!
He was originally sleeping peacefully at home, but he woke up and somehow got transmigrated into a president’s novel he had just finished reading!
Not only that, after he had transmigrated, he became the villainous male side character who had the same name and surname as him!
Forget about the villainous male character. Why didn’t he transmigrate earlier?! Why was he sent here only after the original owner lost his virginity to the male protagonist?! Why transmigrate after, ah!
Don’t bring such a pit ah, ah, ah!
Ming Heng howled inside.
Instead of receiving the divorce agreement from Li Yu, he rubbed his dizzy head; his brain quickly uncluttered the memories of the original host, as well as the plot of the book.
This was a president-style novel¹ sweet doting type. It’s a very old fashioned story, but there were a lot of refreshing points in the text, which had been extremely popular with the readers.
Ming Heng had only joined the pit for less than three days. Because it was already finished, he saw the big ending in one go as soon as he had entered.
In fact, as an actor, he usually had little time to read novels. The reason why he knew the book 《The Overlord Boss’s² Delicate Movie Emperor》was because his buddy, who was also a member of the same pit, strongly recommended it. In order for him to read this novel, he was purposely given a membership, and had been repeatedly told that he wouldn’t regret reading it.
Ming Heng had just finished a play, and had yet to find a satisfactory script on hand. Thinking that there was nothing wrong anyway, he went to read the novel with the mentality of passing the time.
He had to admit that ‘The Overlord Boss’s Delicate Movie Emperor’ was really a good-looking book. The plot was very compact and didn’t drag on at all.
The most important thing was that the main character’s persona poked his heart!
In the book of ‘The Overlord Boss’s Delicate Movie Emperor’, Yu Jing was a sunny and handsome man with a black belly³. When it comes to the male protagonists, it had to be said that the author was truly a pro-mom.
Yu Jing was born in an ordinary family. His life, however, had gone unbelievably good all the way.
Since he entered the entertainment industry, he had been given the green light all the way. He played with fire, made lots of achievements, had constantly available resources and won various awards. The men in the novel either fell in love with him or had a crush on him. It was simply a heartthrob physique!
The male lead, Shen Mohan, always had an aloof and ascetic persona in front of others. Yet in front of the main protagonist shou, he would immediately transform into a mad demon spoiling his wife, showcasing his gentless.
This kind of plot would be really cool to watch!
Especially when he had beaten the villainous male character in the face, Ming Heng was very excited at that time. Although the side character villain had the same name as him, it hadn’t affected his high mood at all.
It’s universally known that the standard configuration of every villainous male character in a presidential-style text would be beautiful, born in a noble family, a childhood friend, etc.
The same thing could be applied to Ming Heng, a vicious male character in the novel ‘The Overlord Boss’s Delicate Movie Emperor’. Ming Heng, a 21-year-old man, was born as a young master of the famous Ming family, one of the five aristocratic families in the imperial capital.
The proud son of heaven. He had the looks, money, the perfect body, and a perfect family background. In short, everything that could be deemed as perfect on the surface was perfect. But the actual setting of this character was arrogant and domineering, brainless and capricious.
The Ming family and the Shen family were family friends, so Ming Heng and the male lead Shen Mohan were also childhood friends.
Shen Mohan had always regarded Ming Heng as his younger brother. Although he would usually treat him less intimately, he would always be gentle.
Everything changed on the night of Ming Heng’s 20th birthday. Because that night, Ming Heng had not only confessed his love to Shen Mohan in public with the assistance of alcohol, he had also drugged Shen Mohan in an attempt to cook rice with uncooked rice⁴.
Of course, it ended unsuccessfully. Shen Mohan had even humiliated Ming Heng in public: “You really make me sick.”
With one sentence, it made Ming Heng’s complexion ghastly pale.
In the following plot, Ming Heng had cried, made trouble and tried to hang himself. He even gave up his studies in order to pester Shen Mohan and entered Shen’s Xingxin Media.
Then there were all kinds of pestering, tossing and turning. So much that Shen Mohan’s disgust with him had spontaneously increased.
After that, Yu Jing, the main character, appeared.
For Ming Heng, Yu Jing’s appearance was like a fuse that could be used to detonate a bomb.
Especially after Ming Heng had discovered Shen Mohan’s interest in Yu Jing, he was simply jealous. In the end, he used Mrs. Shen’s fondness for him out of desperation to force Shen Mohan to get a marriage license with him.
Only that, after he had gotten the license, he lived a more painful life than before. It was because Shen Mohan didn’t allow him to live in his house, let alone appear in his office.
Ming Heng had no way to get close to Shen Mohan, so he had to keep an eye on Yu Jing at all times.
Both of them were Xingxin artists, yet they rarely encountered each other. Ming Heng had accumulated enmity and defensiveness towards Yu Jing. But the more defensive he was, the more hostile his fate would be.
Yu Jing just casually attended a cocktail party, and had the chance to meet Shen Mohan. As if guided by fortune, the two people were coincidentally trapped together in a faulty elevator.
It was also because of that encounter that Shen Mohan had developed a crush on Yu Jing.
Just like that, Yu Jing’s gifted life started. Performing a drama one after another as if he was on fire, the whole person turned more and more outstanding and more attractive to Shen Mohan.
Ming Heng discovered that Shen Mohan had increasingly paid attention to Yu Jing, and the whole person was so jealous to the point of going ape-shit crazy.
Love makes people blind and jealousy makes people crazy.
Ming Heng wanted love but couldn’t have it. Instead, he helplessly had to watch his husband get increasingly concerned about another man. He finally couldn’t resist taking a shot at Yu Jing.
But it was as if Yu Jing was God’s favorite. Ming Heng had failed to set him up, and he almost had to suffer the consequences he had sown, ruining his innocence.
Shen Mohan was fed up with it, and had endured enough. At last, regardless of Mrs. Shen’s threat, he decided to divorce Ming Heng.
Ming Heng cried, begged, made a scene and even tried committing suicide, but it was futile. For the last time, he proposed that as long as Shen Mohan slept with him once, he would agree to the divorce.
Shen Mohan didn’t know if it was out of spite or something else; He agreed with Ming Heng.
So the two who had rolled the sheets the day before, divorced the next day.
However, a month later, Shen Mohan received a video.
The two men in the video were entangled together as if they were on cloud nine. These two men were Ming Heng and Shen Mohan.
Ming Heng took this video and used it to threaten Shen Mohan to break up with Yu Jing and terminate his contract.
However, Shen Mohan directly returned a video to him. When Ming Heng saw the video, he turned pale.
Ming Heng completely collapsed. With his mentality totally distorted, he once again spared no effort to frame Yu Jing.
Needless to say, he was handsomely beaten in the face by Yu Jing.
Ming Heng had hated Yu Jing. For the finale, he held the idea of dying together and drove one of his favorite sports cars and crashed into Shen Mohan in a frenzy.
He wanted to pull Shen Muhan to death with him. Yu Jing wouldn’t be able to get the man he couldn’t get!
Yet in the end, the only one who died was Ming Heng.
Because just when the car was about to hit Shen Mohan, Ming Heng fiercely jerked the steering wheel, and the car had rushed out of the guardrail and fell into the rolling river water.
After the supporting character took the box afterwards, the following plot was naturally the male lead Shen Mohan and the main character’s happy and sweet life.
In fact, judging from the plot alone, the routine hadn’t been exactly good. But the highlight of this text was its fast pace. The main character hadn’t suffered half a bit of aggravation from the beginning until the end. Every time he was cornered or framed, he was able to hit back handsomely. The scene of face-slapping simply wasn’t very great.
Ming Heng also mentioned to his buddy when he had read it before that there’s really no chapter in the book that people would like to jump over and read. Almost every chapter was refreshing and worth reading.
He had spent three days finishing in one sitting the whole text of ‘The Overlord Boss’s Delicate Movie Emperor’ that was composed of more than one million words. He could only describe the feeling in one word: Cool!
Finally, he brainstormed and had left such a comment in the comment section: I’m Ming Heng.
He bafflingly transmigrated into the book and became the villainous side character Ming Heng!
And last night, the original owner and Shen Mohan had rolled the sheets!
He had just woken up this morning. Before he could even figure out what happened, Li Yu—Shen Mohan’s special assistant—came over with the divorce agreement.
Ming Heng ached all over, especially in a certain private…
I really want to hit someone!
Seeing that Ming Heng hadn’t moved for a long time, Li Yu once again opened his mouth without delay, “Young Master Ming, please sign it as soon as possible.”
Ming Heng recovered from those messy memories and took a deep breath.
He hadn’t accepted the divorce papers handed over by Li Yu, and instead raised his eyes to look at him, “I’ll sign, but I have one final request.”
“Go ahead.” Li Yu’s expression remained unchanged. He had long expected that this man would not sign so easily, but it doesn’t matter. President Shen said that as long as he could get him to sign, he would agree to any attainable request.
Ming Heng leaned back on the sofa to make his sore back more comfortable, “I want the role of the second male lead in Order of the Zijing⁷.”
《Order of the Zijing》From the name alone, you could tell that this would be a xianxia drama, which was one of the key investment projects of Xingxin Media this year.
The role of the first male lead of ‘Order of the Zijing’ would be played by Yu Jing.
Of course, the reason why Ming Heng wanted the role of second male lead had nothing to do with Yu Jing, and even less with Shen Mohan.
He just loved acting. He was an actor in the real world, who debuted at the age of 20 and had good luck; he hadn’t turned famous overnight. However, after five or six years of climbing and rolling, he became one of the bigshots.
At present, he mysteriously transmigrated. After the initial shock and trepidation, he also gradually calmed down.
In fact, when he was reading, he liked the setting of the drama ‘Order of the Zijing’, but the author didn’t write it in detail. The most described part of this drama was Yu Jing’s acting skills. As for the plot of the ‘Order of the Zijing’, just about everything else was written in the setting, and pretty much the rest had just been a passing comment.
In the later stage, the box office focused on writing this drama. After all, Yu Jing was playing the leading role. If the main character had done it, of course, everything would be first-rate.
As for why Ming Heng hadn’t said he wanted to play the first male lead in ‘Order of the Zijing’, that would be because at this time, Yu Jing had already passed the audition, and the screenwriter Wang Yueling liked Yu Jing very much that she had already settled on him to play the first male lead role.
Other roles had almost been set, but the second male lead was yet to be decided.
In fact, Ming Heng knew that even if Shen Mohan agreed to let him play the second male lead, he still had to audition.
Ming Heng wasn’t scared of auditioning, only mainly afraid that Wang Yueling wouldn’t even give him the opportunity to audition. After all, it’s well-known that the original host Ming Heng had never acted in a lot of dramas, let alone had a professional background.
Moreover, he had already failed a drama before, resulting in that drama to cool-off as soon as it had been released.
In addition, the things that the original owner had done to Shen Mohan have already been spread out. Let alone go to the audition, simply going to Xingxin Media would make others think that he went there to make trouble.
¹ president-style novel — the common CEO ml tropes
² The Overlord Boss’s — 霸总 (pin. bàzǒng ) — (abbr. for bàdàozǒngcái [霸道总裁]) handsome high-powered businessman (a type of character in an eponymous genre of romantic fiction who typically has a soft spot for a girl of lower social status)
³ black belly — it’s a slang for two-faced
⁴ cook rice with uncooked rice — a metaphor. it means what’s done cannot be undone
⁵ took the box afterwards — (coll.) (of an actor with a bit part) to receive a boxed meal when one’s job is done (phrase used e.g. by movie viewers when a character dies). It’s similar to kicking the bucket
⁶ MMP — 媽賣批 [mā mài pī]
⁷ Zijing — 紫荆 or Chinese redbud