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Seo Eun-chan brought out A4 paper and pen from the conference room corner and sat in front of Seojun. Seojun also pulled his chair close to him with a serious expression, unlike his uncle’s.
“Any other conditions?”
“I’ll think about the drama or movie suggested by Cocoa Entertainment, but I won’t accept it if I don’t like it.”
“Even if a new actor comes in, you can’t attach my name to him.”
“No attaching your name… where did you learn that?”
“No. Ji-Seok taught me.”
Seojun had already asked advice from Brown Black and Lee Ji-Seok and other acquaintances in the Korean and American entertainment industries.
‘Should I be with them until I become an adult?’
It was also them who proposed a time limit of till middle school.
Since there are more roles to play for high school students, they said that the agency’s care is definitely needed from then on.
Seo Eun-chan, who was scratching his head with a pen, nodded. Actor Lee Ji Seok.
Other than Lee Ji-Seok, many people would have already said their advice for him.
Seo Eun-chan, who was thinking of Seojun’s personal connections, swallowed his saliva.
“Okay, no using of your name, next?”
“We have to sign an overseas movie contract separately.”
“Okay. I didn’t even think about that place.”
‘Did he mean Marine? Going into Hollywood. I didn’t even think about it.’
Seojun quietly told Seo Eun-chan what he decided with his mother and father.
There was more content that valued Seojun’s opinion than money.
No matter how much works Seojun does in a year, he does it if he wants to and will not do it if he doesn’t want to.
They don’t care how many years he will take off.
Not knowing when Seojun would want to do something else, his mom and dad suggested conditions for Seojun from one to ten.
“Re-signing will be after graduating from middle school.”
“Yeah. There’s no more?”
“I think I’ve told you everything I have to tell you.”
“Then I’ll write a contract with this. I will also talk about it with my sister and brother-in-law.”
“Oh, by the way. What’s the appointment time?”
They didn’t even realize that the time went by so fast.
Seojun and Seo Eun-chan looked at the clock hung in the conference room.
Fortunately, there were still 20 minutes left until the appointment time.
“You have some time left. Do you want to read some script?”
“There is still some Script?”
“There is a lot of proposals coming. It’s just that we don’t have a lot of production. These days, I think the amount has increased because of the increasing demand for web dramas.”
“Yes, I want to read them!”
“I hope there’s something Seojun likes this time. What if they don’t want you because of your front teeth?”
Lee Ji-Seok came to Cocoa Entertainment with his manager Yoon Sung-oh.
“It’s completely different from the picture.”
Cocoa Entertainment completely changed the span of few months after the president changed.
It was definitely different from the old building that would usually appear on news and Internet articles.
“The president changed, and investment came in, so it changed completely. They will definitely hire more employees.”
The office was spacious and clean.
New employees were also hired. There were also new talented and attractive trainees.
The trainees, who were surprised to see Lee Ji-Seok over there, became shy and ran toward the staff, guiding them to debut after a few months.
When Lee Ji-Seok waved, the surprised trainees bowed down to greet him and disappeared immediately to the practice room like a flock of sparrows while going to the convenience store to buy snacks.
With the guidance of the staff, Lee Ji-Seok and manager Yoon Sung-oh opened the conference room on the first floor.
Seojun, who was sitting in a chair was rummaging through script given by his uncle, welcomed the two.
He came just in time for their appointment.
“Jisheok-Hyung! Seongoh-Hyung! Hello!” (TL: The author here really misspelled the names because of the airy pronunciation of Seojun)
“Pfft. That’s why you hesitated.”
Lee Ji-Seok couldn’t hold back his laughter when he saw Seojun’s empty front teeth.
Looking at his cute, charismatic, and cool appearance, his ordinary appearance may seem awkward, but Seojun looked perfect like a very naughty child.
Yoon Sung-oh also covered his mouth with his hand because a laughter seemed to burst out.
Seojun said with a displeased face.
“This was already the second time today.”
“Your pronunciation is leaking, too.”
“I didn’t know on the phone.”
“The wind keeps coming out this way. Later on, this and this will fall too. Really! I don’t think I can act seriously until my permanent teeth come out.”
Lee Ji-Seok sat down smiling. Manager Yoon Sung-oh also sat next to him.
Lee Ji-Seok took a bunch of paper from his bag and handed it over to Seojun. It was the script of the drama in which he is acting on.
“Is this the script?”
“Okay. What do you think?”
Even the title screams “Mystery!”
Seojun flapped over the script.
In the second half of the script, there was a place marked with a highlighter and post-it. There were about three lines.
“It’s just a Cameo role that has nothing to do with the drama.”
“Are you okay with it?”
Rather than replying, Seojun showed Lee Ji-Seok his empty front teeth.
Lee Ji-Seok burst into laughter again.
“It’s okay. It’s okay. It looks better on you.”
“What role is it?”
“The role of an elementary school student who says the hit-and-run car number.”
Seojun nodded when he heard Lee Ji-Seok.
“It looks good on me.”
“What do you think? Do you want to do it?”
“Let’s read what kind of drama it is.”
Seojun packed the scripts he received from Lee Ji-Seok in his bag. The Golem doll on the zipper of the bag rattled.
Lee Ji-Seok stood up smiling.
“Let’s go eat lunch.”
“Is there a good restaurant near here?”
“There’s a dumpling restaurant in front of the building. They sell cold noodles, too!”
Lee Ji-Seok laughed at the memory of eating dumplings together during ‘The Devil’ shooting.
“Cold noodles are good.”
“I know. The dumplings were good, too.”
After having a satisfactory lunch, the three took a walk together. No one recognized Seojuun and Lee Ji-Seok because they were wearing hats and masks.
“I think we should have just met outside.”
When Seojun and Lee Ji-Seok laughed and talked, Yoon Sung-oh shook his head.
People were passing by, but they were busy making fun of their feet as if they were using this road to go somewhere else.
Well, he heard that there was a road across the main road, and everyone seemed to have gone there. Yoon Sung-oh scratched his head.
Three people were surprised by the sudden voice.
Yoon Sung-oh naturally blocked the two and talked with the person. Seojun’s eyes sparkled at sight.
‘A Top actor’s manager!’
Uncle Chan’s words to introduce Seojun’s manager the next time he came to Cocoa Entertainment appeared in his mind. What kind of person is he? ‘I wish he would be this cool.’
“What’s wrong with you?”
The man shrank his neck with a slightly cold voice.
Seojun applauded Yoon Sung-oh’s change of voice. He seemed to be intimidating right now.
“Hey, if you have time, why don’t you watch a play? Kids can watch it, too.”
Lee Ji-Seok and Seojun reacted to the word. They were two actors who could talk all day long about movies and dramas. The play was also indispensable.
Yoon Sung-oh’s stiff expression slowly loosened.
Perhaps he felt the change, but the man continued in a clear voice.
“Yes. There is a small theater nearby. The content is fun, and everyone is good at acting. You won’t regret watching it.”
Yoon Sung-oh received the flyer handed out by the man and gave it to Lee Ji-Seok and Seojun.
Well, just looking at the title, they couldn’t guess what it was about.
Lee Ji-Seok tapped Seojun on the shoulder with his hand. Lee Ji-Seok winked when Seojun raised his head.
“Do you want to watch?”
Seojun nodded. He watched few plays in the United States, but this is his first time watching a play in Korea.
“If you buy the ticket from me, I’ll give you a 20%, no, 40% percent discount.”
“No, it’s fine.”
The shoulders of the man, who was working hard, dropped at Lee Ji-Seok’s words. He doesn’t know how many rejections he has heard so far.
‘What if there’s no audience today?’
The man, who pretended not to be disappointed, thought about the disappointed face of the members. He tried to turn around and find another audience.
At that time, Lee Ji-Seok’s voice was stuck in the man’s ear.
“We like plays. We can buy it at a regular price. How much is it?”
At Lee Ji-Seok’s words, the man’s face was in full bloom.
Thank you for those who donated towards our co-translator. She has now returned to her home and recovering from the trauma.