When it was almost afternoon, Caroline’s expression finally eased a little. However, she still didn’t have much of an appetite and refused to eat anything.
Sonia was really afraid that Caroline would lose herself if she went on like this.
However, when she saw that Caroline could still answer a call from Cheryl and give clear and logical suggestions, Sonia knew that she was someone who would never be defeated.
Besides, when she worked, Caroline was like a whole other person. She was driven and energetic.
No one could even tell that her heart was in agony.
Yet, once Caroline put down her phone, it was like all the energy had been drained from her. She collapsed into bed weakly.
Seeing this, Sonia suddenly got an idea. She took out her script and showed it to Caroline.
As expected, Caroline transformed into another person when she held the script. She concentrated on it wholeheartedly, immersing herself in the world within the script.
Sonia didn’t disturb Caroline when she saw her so focused. Instead, she snuck into the living room to send her manager a message.
Helena called immediately. “Thank God you finally texted me back.
“Where are you now? Hurry back to the company.”
“Is something going on?”
“The company is planning to let you take on a new script. They want you to film a similar show so
you can ride the wave of success from the webseries.”
Sonia frowned. “Helena, didn’t I tell you before? I won’t film anything that’s similar to something
I’ve acted in before. It will limit the kind of characters I get to play.”
Helena replied, “Sonia, I know what you’re thinking. You want to secure the lead female role for
Marietta Weiss‘ play, ‘Daughter of the Sea‘. But I’m telling you now to give up on it.”
“Why?” Sonia felt very displeased to have her capabilities ignored.
“I used to be in theater. I can handle being in a play.”
“Sonia, I’m your manager. How could I not know that you used to be in theater? But I just got the news,” Helena said a little impatiently.
“Daphne Dawson is interested in this role.”
“How … could she be interested in this role?” Sonia was perplexed.
Daphne had always been in TV shows and wasn’t suited to act in a play. If she acted in one, the character would be ruined by her performance.
At the thought of such a well–rounded character being ruined, Sonia felt her heart ache.
Helena answered, “How else? Although she managed to push all the blame on the Evanson Corporation’s boss after her stint as their ambassador, people still found out she couldn’t act.
“Lots of people are unhappy with her. Plus, she’s the wife of Mr. Eddy’s second uncle. No one will be pleased if she doesn’t have something to her name.
“That’s why I think she wants to get the leading role in Marietta Weiss‘ ‘Daughter of the Sea‘. This way, she’ll have proof that Ms. Weiss acknowledges her talents.
“Her husband invested in this play, so the role is hers without question. There’s no reason to try, Sonia. It’s a waste of time.”
Sonia was happy when she ended the phone call. Upset, she went back to the bedroom.
Caroline had just finished reading the script. She looked up to find a disappointed–looking Sonia. What’s wrong?”
At being found out, Sonia felt her throat turn scratchy. She said weakly, “Nothing.”
She forced a smile as she looked at Caroline. “Caroline, do you think the script is good?”
Although Caroline wasn’t a professional critic, she had been brought up well by the Evans family.
Thus, she had a well–rounded education and was very well–read. She was sure that she could
make a few comments.
“I think this script is pretty good. But there’s some emotional bits that weren’t handled very well.”
Sonia’s eyes widened as she looked at Caroline. “C–Caroline, do you know who wrote this?”
Caroline asked, “Who?”
Caroline was familiar with this name. After all, Marietta was currently the most renowned playwright. Additionally, she had pretty much read all of Marietta’s books.