HELEN/ Time for school! Stop daydreaming. You'll be late for school.
MIA: Sometimes l have dreams, l picture myself flyin' Through the clouds High in the sky, Conquering the world With my magic piano, Never being scared; But then l realize l'm Supergirl And l'm here to save the world But l wanna know, Who's gonna save me?
[She goes with her mother to take breakfast]
HELEN/ Are you feeling confident?
MIA: Not reaIIy.
HELEN: Now just remember,when you make your speech...don't Iook at the peopIe. Pick a spot on the back waII... don't take your eyes off of it... and speak IoudIy.
MIA: Thanks, Mom. Bye, Mom.
HELEN: Good Iuck.
SCENE 2: AT SCHOOL
CHEERLEADERS/ “Hey, there, ho there How do you do? this is Grove Lions sayin' hi to you.
LANA: I'm Lana...
CHEERLEADERS/ Go Lions!
MIA: l'm Supergirl (TO THE PRINCIPAL)Good morning, Miss Gupta.(MISS GUPTA IGNORES HER)(THERE IS LILLY, Mia’s BEST FRIEND)
MISS GUPTA: Morning, LiIIy...and… LiIIy's friend.
LlLLY: Ready for debate?
MlA: l'm never ready for debate.
SCENE 3 (AT THE CLASS)
JOSH/ So this is not a debate. This is a control issue. Grove controIs our minds with what they teach us... but you know what? They're not satisfied with that. I think Grove shouId dump the uniforms... and we have casuaI dress aII year round!
MR. O'CONNELL: All right, all right. OK, girIs, settIe down. SettIe down. This is a debate, and after it's over...I want you back in your schooI uniform. OK, so, now we've all heard... from Josh Bryant for the affirmative.
MIA: What's my point again?
LILLY: You Iike our uniforms. They're equaIizers.
O'CONNELL: Now we'll hear the rebuttal... from Mia Thermopolis... who will present the negative argument... against our proposition. [Scattered appIause]
MIA: Um...I th-think...um...
FONTANA/ What a frizz-ball.
ANNA/ Look at her hair.
JOSH: We're waiting. Say something!
MIA: You see, um...I... See, casuaI-- casuaI...uh...
LILLY: Are you OK?
ANNA: She's gonna barf.
FONTANA: Oh, God! She's gonna hurl!
LANA: Cover the tuba!
O'CONNELL/ OK, OK. Everybody settle down.
[She looks like if she wants to throw up, and she runs away, everyone laughs]
SCENE 4: AT HOME:
MIA: Hi, Mom.
HELEN: You threw up, huh? And you ran away.
MIA: l'm trying to forget about it.
HELEN: Anyway, I'II go taIk to your debate teacher-- What's his name?
MIA: Mr. O'ConneII. Mom, I am never going to be a good pubIic speaker. Just caII him and teII him I want to be a mime.
HELEN: I can do that. Oh, your grandmother caIIed.
MIA: (SURPRISED) What?
HELEN: The Iive one. Who Iives in Genovia. CIarisse.
MIA: Oh. Wow. This is the first time she's ever contacted us. What'd she want?
HELEN: She's in town. She wants to have tea.
MIA: Tea? She came aII the way from Europe to have tea? Isn't this the grandmother who made you get a divorce?
HELEN: WeII, she didn't approve of me... but PhiIIipe and I made the decision... to divorce on our own.
MIA: Why shouId I go see this snobby Iady who ignores us?
HELENA: MIA, she's your father's mother. Just go see her tomorrow. PIease? She said your father hoped...that you two wouId meet someday.
MIA: [Sighs] AII right, I'II go.
SCENE 5: AT GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE
BUTLER: School tours are on Saturday, young lady.
MIA: I'm here for a meeting with my grandmother.
MIA: CIarisse RenaIdi.
SPEAKER: Oh. PIease come in.
MIA: Thank you very much.
BUTLER: WeIcome, Miss ThermopoIis. We've been expecting you. Right this way. PIease, make yourseIf comfortabIe.
CHARLOTTE: [Talking by phone] ...for their daughter Marissa. She's allergic to peanuts. And we need new piIIows for the prime minister's wife. She's aIIergic to goose feathers....