“You look troubled, Harry.”
“Yes. For using my real name. Amanda.”
“Yes, thank you too. I understand the frustration sometimes.” Juanita doesn’t look off-screen for direction, thought Jerry within Harry here. She goes with the punches. She’s a winner(!).
“The only thing worse than a child actor is an actor acting like a child,” Harry says, still improvising, still venting.
“So true,” Amanda replies.
“Should we stop them? asked Thomas behind the scenes to Kurt, knowing when Jerry gets on a roll like this it could run a while. Look at “Mission Impossible”.
“No, we can edit later,” director Kurt Strawb, a 1/2 himself, says back to his assistant on the set. “Let him say what he wants to say. Heck, this is about the only time he’s actually acting, you know. During the ad-libs. He gets into them, lets his personality go.”
“I hear ya.”
“5,000 dollars, Amanda? Try *50*, as in 50,000. That’s what my daily debts are up to.”
“So true to real life,” spoke Thomas, marveling at the acting that wasn’t much of an act atall.
Across the room:
“Would you look at him over there, *acting* like nothing has happened. Do you know how much that weasel bastard owes me? Do you want to wager a guess?”
Tom and Jerrie (different!) stay quiet. Sam the Taker who is also Sam the Toker is on a roll too. 10 ones? Try one. As in: one. It was all a ruse, a scam.
(to be continued)