The elevator opens and Margaret strides towards the exit and the DOORMAN (60). DOORMAN You have to put it by your mouth so people can hear you. At his desk, he pulls a tie out of a drawer and puts it on without looking in the mirror. SKYSCRAPER LOBBY - MORNING Margaret walks into the lobby and continues talking. MARGARET (cont'd) (big news) I got Frank to do publicity.
Along the way, grumpy employees begrudgingly nod their good mornings. MARGARET I'm not pushing so you'll sell more books, I'm pushing because it'll be a crime if the world doesn't hear that you wrote a genius piece of literature. Margaret waits for an answer and smiles when she hears "yes." MARGARET (cont'd) You're making the right decision! Going into an elevator, think I'm going to lose you... MARGARET Cancel the call, move the meeting to eight, (MORE) 6.
If you want me to think of promoting you to editor, I need you sharp, focused and professional.
MARGARET I don't care what or who you do on your own time, but when you walk through that door you represent me, and I will not have your personal life affect you at work.
Eventually, we see MARGARET MILLS (37) running on a treadmill, watching "The O. She sprints as the clock on her treadmill goes to zero. RICHARD PAXTON (26) wakes up on pink sheets and looks around to figure out where he is. SIMONE is the model on the walls and is really, really hot.
There are multiple framed pictures of the same model on the walls.
MARGARET Does this work on more than just your pants?
I've sprayed them with stuff that will take care of the wrinkles.
Simone looks around and sees it tied to her headboard.
MARGARET'S APARTMENT - EARLY MORNING Margaret puts on a black suit jacket. She makes sure she looks perfect in the mirror, and moves off. WOMAN'S APARTMENT - EARLY MORNING Reflected in the mirror above Simone's bed, Richard hurriedly gets dressed as he talks. And I'm just another guy too wrapped up in his job.
Margaret eats a bowl of Kashi and soy milk while standing and reading a manuscript. RICHARD She doesn't exactly consult with me on these things.