And the winners are:
Belle: It's a tie between Joan Cusack and Reese Witherspoon (30% each)
Eddie: Bill Murray (41%)
Thank you for voting!
INT. STAGE. CARNEGIE HALL - NIGHT
APPLAUSE accompanies a famous MAGICIAN after finishing his Disappeariang Act. He turns to the audience and bows.
Thank you. Now, for my next act, I will need two volunteers.
A scattering of people in the audience rise. A COUPLE wearing baseball caps in the second row LAUGH in excitement. The magician points to them; gestures they join him onstage. When they arrive,
And what is your name, sir?
Very nice to meet you, Eddie. And is this your lovely wife?
My soon to be wife, Belle.
And a belle you are.
Belle grins bashfully; hands clasped nervously below her waist.
Now, this act is about our fears. Most of us have some type of phobia. A fear of heights, for example, or of snakes.
He turns to Eddie.
Hold out your cap, would you please, Eddie? And close your eyes. Now, think of something you're afraid of.
Eddie closes his eyes.
Out of Eddie's hat crawls a tarantula.
Slowly open your eyes, Eddie.
Eddie GASPS at the sight of the spider he's deathly afraid of, immediately dropping his cap to the stage floor. The audience APPLAUDS wholeheartedly while the magician's assistant appears to pick up the cap, then leaves.
Are you ready, Belle?
She squirms as she nods.
All right then. Take off your cap, close your eyes, and think of what scares you most.
Belle closes her eyes, squeezing them tightly. The audience begins to LAUGH. Eddie retreats. The magician looks puzzled. Belle beams from ear to ear.
You're afraid of Clark Gable?
Not at all. I'm just terrified of marrying Eddie.
(turns to Clark)
Ready, Mr. Gable?
Arm in arm, they walk off the stage together; Eddie scratching his head.
FADE TO BLACK
*written by petra michelle*