Ashley shakes someone's hand (read: an assistant's hand) in a waiting room and is escorted to a conference room where another assistant has Ashley talk on tape for them. Ashley shakes the assistant's hand goodbye.
Ashley's cell phone tells him that he has an appointment at 10 at Paramount.
Ashley shakes the hands of more nameless people and then hides a pink purse under the table.
Ashley walks in front of a backdrop so that we can see just how perfectly he fits in this fake world where anything can happen. He strolls down some lot at Paramount as if you're allowed just to wander along these sets. Ashley can't even walk without it looking like he's acting.
Another meeting. I don't know what this is, but the sign behind the receptionist's head tells us that he's at ARKZf. I don't know what that means, either. The receptionist asks if Ashley has a picture and résumé. He doesn't. No headshot. No résumé. Even the bum outside my apartment named Travis has a headshot and résumé. He keeps asking me if I like his three-quarters or if I like the classic "head-on" angle. His three-quarters really looks more like him, and casting directors are really looking for more of a "natural" thing this year. The same guy who was next to Ashley in an earlier "waiting-in-the-waiting-room" shot stares at Ashley like, "Nice one, douche. I'm so scoring this role out from under you, even though you've got these fancy camcorders following you around." Ashley tries to flirt with the receptionist, telling her that he doesn't have the headshot and résumé, the "license and registration" of Hollywood. The receptionist (who I think might be Melissa McCarthy pulling a joke on us) just stares at him as Ash tells us in a voice-over that he might not be the most prepared cat in town. "But I'm not gonna let that stop me," he says with a scary squint.
We see a plane approaching us in incredibly slow motion as we listen as Trevor and his dad have a phone conversation. Trevor has a couple of days off, and he'd like to spend some time in New York with his dad. Trevor's dad says he'll have to try to get the time off. He makes it sound like he knows that Trevor doesn't really understand the value of the dollar, and that obviously Trevor isn't doing well enough to let both of his parents retire like that nice girl Beyoncé did for her folks.