The Audrey Hepburn Story
Hepwitt visits James's family estate in the country, where James proclaims he can't live without her. Hepwitt tells James she can't live "here." James says nobody lives there and that they would only come there for "rests." He tells her she can go on with her career (that's big of him), just marry him. She twitches her shoulder and accepts. Ma Hepburn tells Hepwitt that she can't be an actress and live in Yorkshire at the same time. Hepwitt tells her mother that James said she can do whatever she wants. Bitter Ma says that men will say anything in the beginning to get what they want. Hepwitt pooh-poohs this and says she will be late for a movie audition. Her mother tells her she can be anything she wants; Hepwitt tells her she won't get the part because the stage direction says her character is "peeing from a porthole." After the audition, Hepwitt explains to Kay and Nicky, amidst gales of The Giggle, that her script had a typo, and she was supposed to be "peering from a porthole." It turns out she got the part only, she insists, because she can do the French and English and is going to Monte Carlo to film. Nicky tells her she can't go to Monte Carlo with her school-girl hair: "Oh, my dear, no!" and tells her it's time for a change. Kay agrees. In a hotel, placed in a fake Monte Carlo backdrop, the newly shorn Hepwitt prances and twitches about and charms Colette enough to be cast as Gigi on Broadway. Hepwitt tries to tell Colette that she can't act, but Colette laughs and tells her that she is Gigi.