I realized that before I introduce you to Mr. Perfect, you've missed some scenes. Here's one....
INT. VIOLET’S APARTMENT - EARLY EVENING
Violet, Samson and Sergio are in the apartment. Sergio is
holding a pizza box and Samson is helping Violet set the
(sniffing the box)
What is this amazing smell I am
smelling? Do we get to eat this?
Pizza. It’s pizza. I know I’ve
never written pizza into any of
your plots before.
Well, you should have, mi amor. I
did not know such a wonderful thing
Listen guys. Sit down. Before we
eat I need to talk to you about
What is it darlin’?
My deadline for the next book is
Yep. Can’t wait to see where I’m
gonna be next.
No, see, that’s what I want to talk
to you about. Now that you’re both
REAL I just don’t feel right. I
can’t go ahead with the manuscript.
I need to change it.
What do you mean change it? Like
change the woman? I think a redhead
would be nice for a change.
Yeah, that’s a good idea. We
haven’t had a redhead in a while.
No. No. See, I think I’m going to
give the new story to the new guy.
Both men gasp.
The new guy?
He’s not even fully developed yet.
Look at his card! It is blank, mi
amor. You call him Mr. Perfect
because you don’t even know his
name yet. You haven’t even picked
That’s why I have to use him. I
need to crank this book out and get
it off my desk. And then I’m taking
a sabbatical from the Romance
business. I’ll pick it back up once
the contest is over.
I don’t get it.
See, I’ve been thinking about this
a lot. And I think that you two
came to life because...well I don’t
know why...but you have been so
real to me. And Mr. Perfect is not
a fully developed character. I just
have these strong vague impressions
of him. And that should be enough
to plug him into the writing
formula, but not enough to bring
him to life. And I don’t want to be
writing this story about Samson
while the real Samson is here in
Ashland trying to figure out his
life. It’s just creepy. Does that
Long pause while the two men stare blankly at her.
SAMSON AND SERGIO
Ok. Then I’m going to ask you to
just trust me. Can you do that?
I can do that.
Ok then. Let’s eat.