The Arrangement (2017) Episode Scripts

N/A - The Leak

1 Previously on "The Arrangement" - Megan Morrison.
- I don't know who this is.
She hasn't broken out yet.
Ah, right.
Well, you are the producer.
I'm just the guy looking out for the Institute and Kyle's needs.
- You've only got two hours.
- Until what? Until you read with Kyle West.
I'm going to Oslo.
It's the only way to stop this.
What makes you think that you can stop it? That was amazing.
You are amazing.
The whole world wants to work with Kyle West.
He can do whatever he wants.
He's into the whole self-actualizing Institute of the Higher Mind stuff.
That's what makes him cult-y and weird.
I don't want to go back to reality, and I won't do it quietly.
He's offering you a contract marriage.
If you sign this, you are going to be able to do whatever you want.
[Miike Snow's "My Trigger"] Oh I saw you licking a dollar bill So tell me about you.
What do you do? - I am a corporate lawyer.
- Get out.
- Yes, I am.
- Wow.
- Hey, Terence.
- I know, I'm more into systems really.
I made the call.
The deal's closed.
Like, the way they function, how they work.
- Oh, yeah, closer.
- What they reflect about us.
So corporate law is basically like a window into a calm state Mind if I get your picture? - Where you're winning - Wonderful.
It's Kyle.
It's Kyle West! He looks so much cuter in person.
I'm definitely a feminist, but as an actress trying to get inside of the character, you have to recognize that feminism isn't just one thing.
- Right? - In other words, you're smart.
Oh.
[chuckles] You want to know how somebody like me wins an Oscar? - Brilliance.
- No, I'm not brilliant, sweetie.
I produce movies with smart women about smart women.
Pardon me, Russell.
It's time.
- Ooh, thank you.
- Cheers.
[cell phone vibrating] [glass tinkling] Ladies and gentlemen, Kyle West and Megan Morrison.
[applause] Look at this.
[cell phones vibrating, chiming] This is crazy.
Megan and I are excited you're all here for the third annual fund-raiser for the Change of Clothes Foundation.
[applause] Now, all the money that we raise today will go towards realizing the vision of fashion - [cell phone vibrates] - as an instrument of change.
Which means backing up-and-coming designers who have pledged to abide by strict environmental and social values as they create their lines.
We have one of these very talented designers with us tonight, Maxwell Davis, who designed the dress I'm very fortunate to be wearing right now.
Thank you.
Thank you all for coming.
Please enjoy yourselves and, uh, keep those checks coming.
[cheers and applause] - Way to go.
- Megan - I need to speak with you.
- Now? Yeah, now.
[sighs] Okay.
That's you, right? - Oh, my God.
- What's going on? [dramatic rock music] Sweetie, your deal is going to close.
I'm just gonna make the studio drop some of their offensive ticky-tack bullshit, - then we'll be done.
- Awesome.
But if the ticky-tack bullshit is a sticking point, I mean, I-I just want to do the film.
And you're going to do the film.
I'm just gonna do my goddamn job first.
Okay, go have fun at this party.
Make everyone fall in love with you.
- All right.
Bye.
- And we'll talk later.
This has been going on for, like, days.
Do they always draw it out like this? I don't know.
I need a drink.
No, what you need to do is embrace the fact that you are awesome and everyone in the whole world finally knows who you are.
All they really know is that I'm Kyle West's girlfriend.
[sighs] Wait.
What if that's all that I am? [laughter] - I will pound you with this.
- Be careful.
[indistinct conversation] - Oh, my God.
- There's so many people.
Oh, my God.
[electronic music playing, indistinct chatter] Uh, yeah, I'll let him know.
All right, thanks.
It's a little bottle-necked at the gate.
Megan will be a few minutes.
- Hey, you got a mint? - Yeah.
Thank you.
Nice recast on the assistant.
- Is he working out so far? - So far.
So I'm introducing Megan to Adam, Linda.
Anybody else? Russell.
Dirty Uncle Russell? Really? [laughter] - He'll promise her an Oscar.
- Promised me an Oscar.
- [gags] - So I finally got my own show.
I was 42 exactly like my dad.
I mean, I was a real slave to that narrative.
And then I took the first seminar Demystifying Happiness and it changed the game totally.
It it blew my mind.
Well, I think it's great that your so connected to what got you here.
- Now go discover where you're going.
- Hmm.
- Hello, darling.
- Hello.
That's why I hate parties.
I'm going home.
No, you are not.
- [camera shutters clicking] - Hey, Megan.
- Quick picture, please? - God.
- Oh, more.
- Beautiful.
- Oh, should we do - Oh, yeah.
- Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
- [laughs] - Love your shoes.
- Thank you.
[indistinct chatter] Now, that is a fierce-looking crew.
Kyle, these are my friends Hope and Shaun.
- It's so nice to finally meet - I'm going on for hugs.
- Oh.
Okay.
- Get over here.
I've heard so much about you both.
- Hi.
- How you doing? Oh, your house is so gorgeous.
Thank you, thank you.
Megan actually says you have a mid-century post and beam.
I love that.
And you I saw your episode of "Underage.
" - You were hilarious.
- Yeah, that's I, um [chuckles] - He prepared.
- [chuckles] You're damn right I prepared.
Come on, let's go.
- [laughs] - Welcome.
You know, we should actually put her on Andres's radar.
Oh, my God, it's so nice in here.
You're gonna love him.
He's not as depressed as he looks, I promise.
Oh, okay.
Well, who's Andreas? Is, like, a Institute of the Higher Mind shaman or something? No.
Andres Plang, he's the director of "The Kill Plan.
" Oh, Jesus.
Did you put Kyle up to this? No, he just thought about it right now.
- Don't be nervous.
- I'm not nervous.
Just you know, the whole "who you know" thing is so obvious.
All right.
Never mind, then.
I'll introduce you to Terrence.
He's already a big fan of your Instagram page.
Oh, I'll say hi to Terrence, yeah.
- No, I'll kick him in the nuts for you.
- [scoffs] It's 50/50 he wears some sort of protective device.
Look, how many shifts did you cover for me when I had an audition, huh? Let me pay you back.
Andres can help you.
- Andres.
- Megan.
- You look so dapper.
- And you look stunning.
Oh, thank you.
[both chuckle] This is my very good friend Hope Declan.
- Nice to meet you.
- Hi.
Are you waiting for somebody? Oh, no.
[laughs] Just, um, trying to figure this party out.
[laughs] So is everybody here with the Institute of the Higher Mind? 'Cause if people are gonna start handing out pamphlets Oh, pamphlets.
That's what I forgot at home.
And you're with the Institute.
[chuckles] I teach the introductory workshop.
But don't worry - I didn't come over here to recruit.
- Wow.
Oh, so you have good intentions? Oh, well, I didn't say that.
[chuckles] - Oh.
- I'm James.
- Adam.
- We need to talk.
Ugh, just don't tell me the story of your personal transformation, okay? I'm losing my shit.
Does that count? Kyle's new friend Okay, let's talk.
I had her deal on my desk for three days waiting for my approval, but I haven't even touched it.
I know Kyle and Andres say she's brilliant.
And the head of the studio said they could cast whoever they want.
I know what I said, but at the end of the day, I have a franchise to launch, and nobody knows who this girl is.
So now you want to reject the deal that you've already agreed to in principle? Yes, I want to be that asshole.
Look, wouldn't you feel more comfortable with a recognizable name? I'm not your problem, Adam.
I know, but maybe you can talk to my problem for me.
[upbeat pop music] I'm not dropping that grenade tonight, and neither are you.
It stays between us for now.
Oh.
You boys talking business without me? - I have a situation.
- No.
[upbeat music] Well, when "Underage" ended, I just sort of felt like I you know, I'd kind of done everything, you know, which is the goal for a while just, you know, keep working.
Don't ask questions.
I just sort of feel like now I need to be a little more selective with my roles.
- Mm-hmm.
Yeah.
- [laughs] I feel like maybe it's like dating, you know? It's, um just kind of hooking up with everybody, and it's awesome, and then one day you wake up, and you realize, "Maybe I should really be looking for Mr.
Right.
" So that's kind of where I'm at.
I'm looking for my my my Mr.
Right project.
I wish you luck with that.
- Thank you.
- Just excuse me.
- Uh, Russell.
- Yeah, no worries.
- Andres.
- Yeah.
- Come meet a friend with me.
- No more actresses, please.
Every time I hear your name So good, so good, so good - Hope, are you okay? - Yeah.
No, I'm great.
Um, scotch.
What do you have? Want to play this game You're doing amazing.
Oh, hold on.
There's one more person I want you to meet.
Wait, wait, wait.
Stop, stop.
Can I just stop and tell you how wonderful you are? - No, you may not.
- I'm serious.
The way you've set all this up and welcomed my friends and just everything about this night I'm really grateful for it all.
I'm really grateful for you.
Kyle? Can I talk to you outside? Hold on.
One second.
What is it? Miss Morrison.
Ah.
What up, party people? - Hey.
- Hey.
[both laughing] Oh, how did it go with Andres? Oh, great, yeah.
No, he totally loves me.
Um, I'm just not really sure if he's my kind of director.
[clears throat] - Megan.
- Yeah? - This is James.
- Oh.
- Hello, James.
- Hello.
Nice to meet the person everyone wants a glimpse of tonight.
- Oh, stop.
- [gasps] No, don't act like you don't know.
- This is your moment, girl.
- [clicks tongue] - This is happening.
- Hello.
- Yes.
- [giggles] Give me this.
Take it.
A-and everyone loves Megan at the studio.
Don't get us wrong, but if we had another name on the poster with you, we're talking "Iron Man" territory three huge films over five to eight years and significantly less pressure on you, which is never a bad thing.
- What do you think? - Terrence? It's hard not to see the upside.
Again, we can't wait to work with Megan.
I-it's just about finding the right project.
Yeah.
No, I-I hear you.
Yeah, well, I want to make sure that you both hear me.
[dramatic music] I'm the upside.
I put the asses in the seats no matter who's on the poster.
And this is the right project for Megan, so you better close the deal and put her in the movie now, 'cause I promise you, if you don't there isn't gonna be a movie.
Enjoy the party.
- Hi.
- Hi.
[upbeat electronic music] - Kyle.
- Yeah, man.
- Yeah, it looked great.
- Excuse me.
[whispering] My deal just closed.
- What? - [normal voice] Yes.
[both laughing] It would've been nice to have your support when Kyle drew his line in the sand.
I didn't agree with your take on it.
Besides, Adam should've come to me.
I'm the producer.
I really don't think he makes the distinction.
Of course he does.
He knew I'd react the same way Kyle did.
That's why he came to you in the first place.
This isn't about Megan's talent or how right she is for the role.
It's about the fact that she's not a household name.
We're not getting caught up in that.
By all means, stay above the fray.
But if this movie's a flop, the entire town will know that Kyle tanked a movie to get his girlfriend a part.
Bravo.
Our leading lady.
[indistinct chatter] - There you are.
- There I am.
Oh, look, there's Andres.
- Hi, Andres.
Hi.
- Hello.
Love this guy.
And he loves actresses.
Did you know that? He just loves meeting them and talking with them.
He's just an overall great lover of actresses.
[clears throat] Did you know Megan's an actress? She's also my best friend, and we are ride or die.
And if you don't know what that means, I'll tell you.
It means that we don't take shit from anybody! [hip-hop music] We are all ride or die up in here, - and you and I need a drink.
- Mm.
- Yeah, all right.
I hear that.
- All right.
Peace! Sorry about that.
It's the bar, right here.
- We're not going to the bar.
- What? Zach, can you have Jesse get the car ready, please? - Yeah.
- Get the car ready? What is this? I am gonna have my guy take you home.
Oh, I don't need your guy to take me home.
See, 'cause I just got here.
And you definitely had some fun, but we need to sit the rest of this one out.
Why don't you drive me home? Sweetie there's a lot of great things happening for your friend right now.
Trust me, you don't want to screw that up.
Now get some rest.
When they see you, they seeing me You driving in that Ferrari I bought Yeah.
Thanks.
I spoil you too good, they know that they can't compete I'm Hollywood livin', but I'm Chi-Town swaggin' And my woman is the baddest, she love a dude with status [whispering] Hope wasn't feeling well, so I sent her home with a driver.
[whispering] Thank you.
[Miike Snow's "My Trigger"] No, I'm not brilliant, sweetie.
I produce movies with smart women about smart women, and I get rewarded.
I just changed my mind about you.
Sorry.
I, uh I geek out sometimes well, a lot.
And I still have bad intentions, but [chuckles] - [glass tinkling] - I'm gonna recruit you, too.
Ladies and gentlemen, Kyle West and Megan Morrison.
[applause] - Thank you.
- Congratulations.
[cell phones vibrating, chiming] And I will take this as a cue to leave.
Give me a call.
Megan and I are excited you all are here for the third annual fund-raiser for the Change of Clothes Foundation.
- [applause] - [cell phone vibrating] - So all the money that we raise today - This is crazy.
goes towards realizing the vision of fashion - as an instrument of change.
- [cell phones vibrate and chime] Which means backing up-and-coming designers who have pledged to abide by strict - environmental and social values - as they create their lines.
We have one of these very talented designers with us tonight, Maxwell Davis, who designed the dress I'm very fortunate to be wearing right now.
Thank you.
Thank you all for coming.
Please enjoy yourselves and, uh, keep those checks coming.
[applause] - Way to go.
- Megan - I need to speak with you.
- Now? Yeah, now.
[sighs] Okay.
- That's you, right? - [gasps] Jesus.
What the hell is this? I don't know.
Someone got your photos.
- Oh, my God.
- [quietly] I know.
- What's going on? - [exhales sharply] All I can think is it it was Nic.
You know, he took the photos.
And I haven't been returning his calls.
How long ago did he take them? A year maybe.
- So he has copies.
- No.
No, no.
I took them with my phone, and I deleted them months ago.
But did you delete them off the cloud? Oh, God.
The goddamn cloud.
That's how he could've gotten them.
Not in the last couple weeks.
I mean, we encrypted everything after Venice, didn't we? Yeah, we did, after we had the same problem with another one of her friends.
[knock at door] Sorry.
People are wondering whether they should go home.
[sighs] Yeah.
Yeah, they should go home.
Okay.
[sighs] The photos are everywhere.
There isn't really anything that we can do.
Well, I'm gonna call Adam.
He should hear this from us.
I'm sorry.
You're concerned about Adam right now? [sighs] Well, the upside is that you don't look awful and attention spans are short.
[dramatic music] [cell phone vibrating] - Hi.
- We have a problem.
You saw the photos? Preteens in China have seen the photos.
That's not the problem.
Remember when I said I was trying to get rid of the studio's ticky-tack bullshit in the contract? Yeah? Well, one of the things I couldn't get rid of was the morality clause.
- What the hell is that? - It basically said that if you do anything to bring disrepute, public ridicule, or scandal to the project, they can terminate your contract.
- Well, how is that relevant? - Oh, sweetie, because the rumor is you leaked the photos yourself as a publicity grab.
What? Well hold on.
I have I have to call you back.
- What's going on? - [stammers] Apparently it's out there that I did this myself, and Leslie says there's a morality clause in the "Kill Plan" contract.
So basically they can fire me.
I don't understand who would do this.
[dramatic music] [sighs] - [line trills] - [sighs] [inhales sharply] Yeah, did he know about the morality clause? Kyle, I know what you're thinking.
No, just tell me.
Yes, he knew.
Adam wants us to come to the studio.
- Can you be there in an hour? - Yeah.
See you soon.
[inhales deeply] [sighs] Hey, stop.
How am I gonna prove that I didn't do this? You're not.
You're gonna pack a bag, and we're gonna get the hell out of L.
A.
[engine revving] [exhales deeply] - Beautiful, isn't it? - Yeah.
You come here a lot? Not enough.
I'm usually pretty good at blocking out all the noise in my life, but when it gets too tough, I come here.
There's no Internet, no cell phone service.
It's like the outside world doesn't even exist.
[lock clangs] It just got tough for you? It's not for me.
This is for you.
Come on.
There are naked photographs of your girlfriend taken by another guy, and everything people are saying about them and me it all reflects back to you.
Not to mention the studio is freaking out.
Well let everybody else get caught up in all the bullshit.
We'll focus on what actually matters.
You know what? Look where we are.
You want to take a walk? [door closes] Come on.
Okay, Kyle, I'm hoping you're not in a ditch somewhere so I'd really appreciate it if you called me and told me why you're not here right now.
[sighs] He's obviously turned his phone off.
Kyle's making a statement.
I'm getting real familiar with it.
There's no room for conversation.
It's just his way or no way at all.
It's not a conversation, Adam.
It's you using the morality clause to try and strong-arm him into doing something that he doesn't want to do.
I wasn't the one who wanted it in the contract.
Well, you're certainly taking advantage of it.
We have no proof that Megan leaked the photos.
Who says I need proof? It's already out there.
That's what matters.
[pensive music] At the Institute, they always say, "Life is a living thing.
" Life is a living thing.
What it means is life is constantly changing moment to moment.
I had heard it a thousand times, and I was always like, "Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, it is.
" Then when Lisbeth left me, I realized that I didn't understand anything.
Couldn't eat, couldn't get out of bed.
[sighs] And everything that I had learned was just a bunch of useless clutter in my head.
Then I saw this place.
And for some reason, I stopped and just sat here and watched the current.
And it all started to make sense.
Life is always moving.
It's always taking us somewhere, whether we see it or not.
Nothing's permanent least of all feelings.
Where does this stream go? To a sewage plant about a mile away.
[laughing] - That's perfect.
- That's right.
Do you mind if I order a glass of wine? Do you mind if I show you pictures of how we're decorating the nursery? - Sparkling water, please.
- Two.
I appreciate you meeting me.
I'm sure you're already trying to convince Megan to fire me and move to CAA.
Not yet.
[chuckles] Well, that'll be a conversation for a different time.
Since I know Megan better than anyone, I thought maybe we could talk about how to make the most of a very unfortunate situation.
What did you have in mind? Focusing on the ex.
You know, he forced her into taking the pictures, and then he leaked them when she had the courage to get out of a borderline abusive relationship.
That is very zeitgeist, D.
Or we could just let the whole thing blow over.
Why leak the photos if you don't want to make the most of them? You think I leaked the photos? Thanks.
Little Megan in that big $200 million blockbuster? Come on.
Adam Westfield had to be shitting his pants.
It's so much easier for you if suddenly the world knows who she is.
It's easier for you, too.
Maybe.
But I'm not the one who had an IT guy at her house two weeks ago.
I didn't leak the photos.
Good.
You can go ahead and order your wine.
Kyle.
Kyle.
- Mm.
Come here.
- No, stop, stop.
What what happened? Nothing.
What? An hour ago, we were totally connected, and now I don't know, you're not here, and I could feel it.
I'm here, baby.
- I'm right here.
- No Is this about the photos? 'Cause that would make total sense.
Megan, I'm not thinking about the photos.
Can you just relax about that? I just want to know why you're checked out while you kiss me.
And don't tell me that you're not, all right? I'm familiar with it.
I don't know what I'm supposed to say.
Maybe you want to tell me that, too.
Wow.
Okay, is this, uh, annoying for you? [sighs] Yeah, a little bit, yeah.
You know you gave me this long speech about your past, and now it's me.
And right now you have nothing? So this is about Lisbeth? - Figures.
- No.
It's about you, Kyle, but maybe now I finally know why she left.
[sighs] I'm sorry.
Hey, I'm gonna I'm gonna take a walk.
[dramatic music] [door opens] Kyle! Kyle? Kyle.
I'm sorry.
Oh.
Kyle, please talk to me.
[grunts] - You okay? - I'm fine.
I tripped.
That branch is not supposed to be there.
Yeah, that's what the flashlight's for.
Well, I wasn't shining it down.
I was shining it out because I was looking for you and also bears.
- [sighs] - [growls goofily] [laughs] [sighs] [sighs] I'm sorry for what I said.
It was horrible.
[bird hoots] You were right.
I wasn't being honest.
Those pictures got to me.
It's not that you were naked or even with another dude.
I mean, we all have a past.
But I saw that smile on your face.
My smile? [sighs] Look in one of those pictures, you were [chuckles] you were smiling in this incredible way at Nic, I guess.
But I recognized it, 'cause you smiled at me the exact same way in Mexico.
[sighs] It just it scared the shit out of me to think that like, I mean, we talked about it today, right? I mean everything changes.
Nothing's permanent.
Kyle It's ju I don't want us to end up with nothing except some photos and a bunch of shitty feelings.
I can't do that again.
[pensive music] I love you.
[sighs] I love you, too.
What are you doing? I have to pee badly.
Well, you can just go right outside the door.
- I'm going to.
- Why you getting dressed? You scared the bears are gonna see you naked? [chuckles] What? I'm not scared of anyone seeing me naked.
Okay.
You sure you're okay with this? I am more than okay with this, all right? I love this idea.
All right.
Naked in the woods.
- Naked in the woods.
- Whoo! - Taking my power back.
- Get that power back.
Okay, I think I'm warm enough now.
And I'm already screwed with this morality-clause thing, so don't be afraid to go a little sexy.
You know what? This isn't right.
What? No.
What do you mean? This is this is totally right.
No, it isn't, not yet.
[dramatic music] [knock at door] Kyle just showed up.
- He's here? - Not exactly.
It's already got a million likes.
Yeah, I can see that.
- Try him again.
- Okay.
Uh, a-actually, don't.
Get me Adam instead.
O-okay.
Adam Westfield's office, please.
And there she is.
I mean, look, this girl has absolutely zero training, but yet her instincts are amazing.
She reframed the narrative.
She came up with the idea herself.
[scoffs] I had to do it with her.
Well, hey, there's nothing like getting your penis in the public record, right? [chuckles] Look, the morality clause is dead.
If they want to bounce her, they got to bounce me, too.
Now, B&A is doing a piece on Internet shaming, and they want to interview us.
I mean, we're spinning this whole thing into a positive.
So you're in a good place? I'm in a great place.
[inhales deeply] And how about us? How are we? [sighs] Okay, come on, man, let's just, uh let's be real with each other.
You think I leaked those photos, don't you? Yes, or leaked the rumor that Megan did it or both.
Well, thanks for being honest.
Um, I'll do the same.
Fire away.
I haven't exactly been sold on Megan.
I guess you've sensed that.
She's she's beautiful.
She's a good actress.
But whatever this other thing is that you and Deanne see in her, it's been lost on me until now.
She makes you happy.
And I care about you, so I'm all-in Truly.
[scoffs] Thanks, man.
That really means the world to me.
Look, nothing's more important to me than your best interests, and Megan's best interests are a big part of that now.
We're all doing this together.
That's exactly how I feel.
Good because an opportunity has just come up.
Okay, so, you know, we'll have a lead-in with some B-roll of, you know, other celebrity photo leaks you know, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence.
Then we're gonna cut to the interview.
That's gonna go for about three minutes.
You guys know how we do things.
Just keep the energy up.
Keep it nice and conversational.
And just so we're clear she's asking the approved questions only.
That's the plan, but it is live TV.
Yeah.
Can someone explain to me the point of even doing anything live anymore? It's antiquated.
Oh, oh, okay.
Oh, you want to quote me? Okay, how about this? It's bullshit.
Brandon, I don't know where you're getting your information, but you're gonna embarrass yourself.
And my client has had quite enough for one week, so move on, please.
[sighs] What's going on? Oh, they're Dumpster diving at Deadline.
- Don't worry about it.
- What did he ask you? He wanted me to comment on this nonsense rumor that Amelia Briggs has replaced Megan in "The Kill Plan.
" That's a rumor? The keep getting better and better.
[sighs] Hey, come on, let's go talk.
Wait.
What? - What the hell is going on? - I have no idea.
So it's true? I'm being replaced? - Megan, Megan - Megan Just tell me what the hell is going on.
I got a call from Amelia's rep yesterday.
Dan Buckleman he's a total prick, but he's Institute, so we know how that works.
We got lucky.
She's dropping out of her current project to do ours.
She's box office equity.
It's a no-brainer.
- So it's about money? - For the studio.
For me, it's about protecting you.
I don't need you to protect me.
And I'm sorry, but Amelia Briggs? Look, you were the better actor, but throwing you into a giant franchise right out the gate, it's not in your best interests.
Why don't you let Megan and her agent make that decision? And why don't you let Kyle speak? Why don't you, Terrence? Your name isn't even on the movie.
You get one chance to prove yourself.
And I don't want everyone thinking you're only in the movie because of me.
That will be the narrative.
The whole world's gonna want to see you fail, and I'm not gonna set you up for that.
You felt completely different about this two days ago.
How do you just change your mind like that? Look, come here.
[whimpers, sighs] Jesus, Kyle.
- I told you I love you.
- And I love you.
Look, now the studio owes me, so they're gonna have to let me direct the next movie.
Oh.
Oh, you're gonna direct.
That was your trade-off for getting rid of me? No, that's not what I'm saying.
What I'm saying is is that I'm gonna have final approval on casting.
We'll get to do the movie together.
Look, I am dying to work with you.
Until you're not.
Okay, we are ready for you guys.
That's too bad, because there's no way in hell she's doing this interview now.
I'm sorry.
We're gonna have to cancel.
[stammers] You know what? I'm sure No, we're gonna do it.
[serious music] Okay, then.
And I'm just naked as a bear in the woods.
[laughing] Really? And then all of a sudden, he started taking off his clothes, and then I realized what he was doing.
- [laughing] - So Well, look, she looked so cold.
I couldn't let her suffer alone.
Well, you two made a beautiful picture that just happened to make an important statement at the same time.
Congratulations.
And thank you so very much for taking the time to sit down with me today.
Actually, I'd like to say something else.
Oh, okay.
Of course.
[clears throat] There are people out there who want to see you fail.
And they'll look at everything that happened the past few days and think, "Oh, well, look at how much publicity she got.
" And all I can say about that is that none of it is worth spending a second of your life feeling powerless.
And if there's anything that this has taught me, it's that I can choose not to feel powerless.
And I'll never let that happen again.
Megan is the most powerful person I know.
Well, you two make an incredible couple.
Thank you again for sitting down with me today.
Thank you.
And we're out.
- Wow.
Guys, that was great.
- Yeah, it was a pleasure.
- Thank you.
Great interview.
- Thanks.
Very nice to meet you.
Megan.
[shuddering, crying softly] So have you talked to Megan? Mm, not since the party.
She's too busy with her fake life.
What are you talking about? Oh, I-I guess you didn't see how she was acting that night.
I saw how you were acting.
Well, at least I was real.
She ran around that party like, "Look at me.
I'm Hollywood's newest ingénue.
" Two weeks ago, I was holding her hair back while she puked in bushes.
I was actually the one holding her hair.
Things change for people.
There's nothing wrong with that.
She doesn't even return our calls.
I can't believe you're cool with that.
Are you seriously playing the jilted friend right now? Oh, God, I can't believe you don't see this.
Her guy kicked me out of his party - Hope, no he - And then passed me off to his driver, who totally manhandled me when I told him to piss off, by the way.
You were pretty wasted.
Are you sure that's how it went down? Kyle West is not a good guy.
Shh.
I saw it in his eyes.
He's fake.
He acts sweet and perfect, and it's bullshit.
He's really just a product of the Institute of the Higher Mind, which I've also heard terrible stories about.
And now he's got his hooks into Megan.
- I think that - She's getting totally sucked in, and it needs to stop, and that was the whole point of the photos.
Wait.
What? You're the one who leaked the photos? [whispering] Are you serious? [dramatic music] Hope.
Wha How did you get them? I copied them from her phone when we were at Ace for New Year's, 'cause I was gonna make her a gag gift for her birthday, but What? Don't do that.
Don't look at me like that.
[normal voice] Oh, my God, this is sick, Hope.
[scoffs] - It was for her own good.
- Oh, bullshit.
That's bullshit.
You want to be real? [scoffs] It was all about you.
You saw yourself in Megan's rear-view the moment you walked into that party.
You decided you weren't gonna fit in.
Well, I tried.
Well, a real friend would try harder.
And if she can't do that, she would just get the hell out of the way.
[gunfire on computer] [dramatic music playing on computer] [cell phone vibrating] [knock at door] I figured you weren't answering your phone.
You figured right.
It's okay.
I'm not gonna stay.
What do you want, then? I want to tell you that you handled yourself really well at the studio today.
I was very impressed, and, um you know, as a woman in this business, you sometimes have to accept things that you don't like because you have your eye on a bigger prize.
Look, I really don't want another explanation right now.
It's not an explanation, Megan.
You know, I really came here to tell you that things aren't always gonna be this way for you and me.
We're not always going to be the women behind the men.
That's gonna change.
I promise.
[dramatic music] Terrence.
Sorry.
She just kind of It's fine.
Mr.
Anderson, I'm Detective Gaffe, LAPD.
Sorry to interrupt.
I didn't realize that your organization endorsed that kind of stuff.
Oh, moderation's the key, like anything else.
What can I do for you? Actually, I have a missing-persons case.
Sofie Marchuk according to her family, she took courses at your institute.
Do you have a couple minutes? - I just have a few questions.
- Absolutely.
Great.
[mellow rock music] [cell phone beeps] Hey.
I know you don't want to talk to me, and I get it.
I-I just want to say that well, when you're ready, I'm here.
- [cell phone beeps] - Hey, the other option is we don't have to talk.
You can come over, scream and yell and break stuff.
I-I'm totally fine with that.
Just putting that out there.
- [cell phone beeps] - Okay, I screwed this up.
I love you, Megan.
That's the first thing I should've said.
I love you.
That's it.
Even winds may steal your breath away So, I read that you two met at an audition.
- Is it a real story? - That is a real story.
Wow, you got a job and a boyfriend.
Now, that's a good audition, girl.
Just the boyfriend but still a good audition.
Tell the truth.
Was there really a movie? Or were you just auditioning her to be your girlfriend? - Stop tripping.
- What? You don't think that happens? I mean, that's what they do at the Institute of the Higher Mind