“As long as you bring a script, there will be no drama that can’t be shot.” “if you dare to work hard here, you will definitely become the next Wang Baoqiang” Hengdian, a small town of more than 110 square kilometers in Zhejiang Province, has witnessed the dreams of countless people as well as their only capital, youth.
Chen Xin, who tried to start from group performance, thought that there were opportunities everywhere, and bole would appear sooner or later. However, the reality is somewhat bony. Under the pressure of survival, he began to take out 12 hours a day. But Chen Xin did not intend to give up, “as long as you can stay here, hope may appear tomorrow.”.
wearing the light blue T-shirt uniformly distributed by the company, wearing a helmet and riding a motorcycle, Chen Xin, a small takeaway brother, started a day’s meal delivery life. “Generally, when you don’t eat in the morning, you start to deliver meals directly, and you’ll go back to work until 11:12 p.m., and you’ll be out for 12 hours a day.”.
with the return of the crew to work and the summer vacation, there are more takeout orders. “There are a lot more takeout sales in recent months. Before the summer vacation, there are few orders. Only after one run, can we have another. Now there are two orders and two orders. Often we have another one before the two orders are finished. In the past day, I ran about 25, but now I can get 40 in any day. ” Chen Xin said.
the delivery man is only one of Chen Xin’s roles in Hengdian. Although the delivery business is busy, it does not affect Chen Xin’s original intention to do group performance. This is the original intention of his coming to Hengdian one year ago.
“at first, I especially wanted to be on TV. If I could be a group actor in a hot drama, I could tell my family that this was my play! But after so many setbacks, I feel that I’m far from being a big star. If I just rely on luck, I won’t be a big star at all. What’s more, I have to work hard on my own. ” Chen Xin said frankly.
when there is a conflict between group performance and delivery time, Chen Xin will tell the webmaster that he has something at home or is not feeling well. In this way, he usually gets one or two days off.
Chen Xin said, “delivery takes out 30 days a month. If you want to be a group show, you have to ask for leave. The time for group performance is not fixed. I will ask for leave with the stationmaster when I do group performance.”.
today, with the gradual recovery of the film and television industry, as the largest film and television shooting base in China, Hengdian, Zhejiang Province, has been successively stationed by major troupes. Since July, 48 sets have been started to shoot and 63 sets have been prepared. Nearly 8000 “horizontal drifters” have returned.
even though there were no takeout or group performances during the period of work stoppage in Hengdian, it was also a rare opportunity for Chen Xin to get in touch. Chen Xin watched a lot of movies every day, learned to perform with the stars in the movies, and exchanged a line or action of actors on the screen with the old group of actors around him.
by comparing the income, we can find that group performance is not really for making money. Beijing Business Daily reporter investigation found that at this stage, the delivery personnel in Hengdian town can earn at least 200 yuan a day, and 400 yuan when more. However, the fixed salary for 8 hours of group performance is 90 yuan or 100 yuan, 10 yuan more than an hour, and more than 100 yuan a day.
despite the low income, it’s hard to do group performance. Gao Rui, a staff member of the production team, said that it was very hard to do group performances at the beginning. For example, the weather is very hot now. Hengdian is mainly engaged in making costume plays. Group performers have to wear thick clothes for a whole day, and the price is not high. It takes two or three years for the audience to make a performance, but it takes two or three years for the audience to get up.
“when the group performance is not as simple as expected, when they start to go, they wait on the set. What kind of people the crew needs will be selected on the spot. During that time, they have not been selected for several days, and their self-confidence and patience are almost worn out. There is also a drama that has been agreed before. When you go to the studio and say you want to change people temporarily, you can’t say anything. You can only watch others perform. ” Chen Xin recalled.
exhausting patience is only the first step. After real acting, there will be more difficulties. Chen Xin told reporters that sometimes a “corpse” can be played all day long, and many things have to be painted on the face. It is particularly hard to get the skin in the sun, and it is not visible. There was a scene in the water before. I didn’t feel much at that time. I found my feet were white after work.
“actually, my parents are against it. They want me to find a secure job instead of being famous all day long. In fact, I know that they also love me. They don’t dare to tell them when they are tired “After experiencing a series of setbacks, now I feel that money is not a thing. My biggest dream is to have a line,” Chen said
Chen Jinxuan, a delivery man, told the Beijing Business Daily that, due to the family environment and his own conditions, he actually understood that the probability of realizing the actor’s dream was zero, “but it doesn’t matter. I gave myself a lot of room for trial and error. As long as I persist, there is hope.”.
today, although more troupes have begun to prepare for filming and the demand for group performances has increased, it does not mean that the chances of group performances becoming famous will increase. Shao Jia, a film and television investor, believes that, not to mention group acting, many people who are trained in performing arts have little chance of becoming famous. Moreover, to become a famous actor requires a very high comprehensive quality. The threshold for engaging in the performance industry may be very low, but the more difficult it will be in the future. According to the official website of Beijing Academy of drama and media, there will be a total of 542 undergraduate students, 8885 students from the Central Academy of drama, 8885 students from Shanghai University of drama and media in 2020. Every year, the graduates of these professional colleges and universities are rarely famous, and the chance for group performers to become famous is even more slim.
for the phenomenon that many people go to Hengdian to realize their dream of film and television, Liu Deliang, founder of Xinyuan think tank, believes that most of the groups who do group performances or engage in other industries in Hengdian, first of all, because Hengdian has job opportunities, which can enable them to maintain their basic living needs, so that people may be able to stand out and gradually go one day when they are engaged in ordinary jobs They are in the core circle, but few can really stand out.
according to film critic Liu Chang, in 2004, Wang Baoqiang was nominated as “best new actor” in the Chinese Film Media Award for his role of “silly root” in “no thief in the world”, which made him popular. Wang Baoqiang has given too many ordinary people hope to become famous, but the reality is that there is only one Wang Baoqiang in China so far.
at 11:40 p.m., Chen Xin delivered the last meal and was ready to return to his rented house. Chen Xin shared the rent with three roommates. All of his roommates were assembly line workers in the factory and had the dream of performing. They all worked hard on the road for their bright future.