I’m not going to ask her to do that.

Why not?

Because she’s been terrific and if I ask her to do that she won’t be terrific anymore and may even walk off the set.  If you want that, you ask her.

He asked her.  She blew up.  After a few moments, she calmed down and we finished, but barely.

Shakira, Madonna, Ray Charles, Steve Martin, Tiger Woods, Kevin Bacon, Ben Stiller, and a host of others have been exposed to questionable requests from agency folk.  I have no idea why common sense disappears in these situations.  It may be that the agency folk have to serve too many masters.  With the commodification of the industry, things have gotten worse and they’ll continue to get worse.