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Tina groaned inwardly at the way her agent spoke to her, but Yvonne was old skool and liked to treat all her clients the same it just so happened that Tina was her biggest grossing star.
“Yvonne, how can I help you?” Tina asked as she put her cell on loud speaker as she moved around the kitchen.
“You’re going to be given an award,” Yvonne sounded over joyed
“What award?” Tina wasn’t really one for public awards.
“HRC have advised that you will be award their Ally award.”
Tina stopped what she was doing.
“Yeah, They see you as a true ally and want to give you this award. Maybe this is a way of actually publicly showing you’re in a relationship,”
“You want me to show Bette off.” Tina was shaking her head. “That’s not going to happen.”
“You’ve been together a few months now. All the press know you’re together why not show her off at the HRC.”
“Because lovely Yvonne, as I keep telling you, the press and any fucker else who asks, my private life is just that private.”
“You’re public property.”
“I am not.” Tina said sternly. “I am an actor. I go to work I play a part I come home. The person I am at home is 100 per cent different to the person people see on the screens, in their homes. I’m a private woman, I always have been and just because I’m finally settling with someone doesn’t mean that is about to change.”
Yvonne knew Tina’s feelings but kept pushing as she knew it would be good for business.
“You’re not going to take Bette to the awards?”
“Who said I was going at all,” Tina replied back.
“You have too, you’ve won an award,”
“That doesn’t mean I have to go,”
“You can’t not go,”
“Tina. People are going to think you don’t want the attention.”
“I don’t.” Tina laughed. “Yvonne. I’m not into the acting business for fame. I like the money it brings I’m good at it. I don’t understand why my job means I have to share every bit of my life. I’m not into that.”
“You are famous Tina.”
“I know, I went to Starbucks today and got photographed and signed some autographs. I’m aware of my status. I’m aware of who I am but I’m not into this public owning me bullshit. I am my own person, if I want to keep my private life private I will.”