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Extra fights for the dream of becoming famous actor

(People's Daily Online)    16:38, February 22, 2016
Extra fights for the dream of becoming famous actor
People wait for an opportunity to be hired by the directors as background actors at the gate of the Beijing Film Studio in the early morning in Beijing.

For quite a few people, Beijing Film Studio is not just a place where a film is shot, but a wonderland where they can realize their dream of becoming a film star.

Gao Baoping is one of them. Every year, he leaves his hometown Yan'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province and stays in Beijing for several months. He explains that he tries to find inspiration for song writing and to make his dream of becoming an actor come true in Beijing.

Gao Baoping rents a shabby room in the basement of an apartment building in the Beijing Film Studio. The rent is 700 yuan a month. He only brings several items from his hometown and his guitar is one of them.

Gao made his trip to Beijing after he heard that the film studio was looking for a stand-in. Several days later, he was invited for an interview held in the passage leading to a basement of a residential apartment building. 

The man in charge of the interview brought the measuring tape and weighing scale with him and measured the weight and height of every interviewee at the interview. The closer an interviewee’s weight and height is to the famous actor’s, the greater the chance of getting hired.

Gao was told that he is overweight at the interview.(Photo/Youth.cn)


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(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Bianji)

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