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Chapter 23 The Movie Set
Bette – One day I would like to see you in your element. See how bossy you can be.
The producer chuckles.
Tina – Would you like to visit the set?
Bette – May I?
Tina – Of course … if you promise to behave.
Malibu Beach set, afternoon: Tina arrives at the set and walks over to the waterfront. She greets crew members along the way and sits next to the assistant producer.
Tina – Hi Abby! How are things going?
Abby – Hi Tina! Where have you been?
Tina opens her salad box.
Tina – Sorry, something came up.
She starts eating her salad.
Abby – What is this?
Tina – Lunch!
Abby – It’s been crazy today!
Tina – How many takes so far?
Abby – Seven!
Tina raises her eyebrows and shakes her head.
Malibu Beach set, afternoon: Tina is talking to Abby when the movie director approaches them.
Don – Where is my boat, Tina?
Tina – I made arrangements for it to be here at two thirty.
Don – We haven’t seen it yet.
The blonde sighs frustrated and turns to Abby.
Tina – Can you please call the rental company?
Abby – OK.
Abby walks away.
Tina – Don’t worry: you will get your boat!
Malibu Beach set, afternoon: Tina is watching the filming of a scene when a security guard approaches her.
Guard – Miss Kennard … a lady in the crowd asked me to give you this. She says that she is your friend.
He hands her Bette’s business card and the blonde smiles surprised.
Tina – Thanks! I’ll go there with you.
Malibu Beach set, afternoon: Tina and the security guard walk toward the crowd and she spots Bette who waves at her. The guard opens the security chain, allowing the brunette to come in and they smile at each other.
Tina – Wow, I can’t believe you are here!
Bette – I couldn’t resist.
Tina – Come with me.
They make their way to the beach, where the shoot is happening, and Bette looks mesmerized watching the crowd of professionals at work.
Bette – This is a really big deal!
Tina – It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?
Bette – So many people … I wonder how things ever get done.
Tina – That is my job: to ensure that things do get done on time and on budget.