‘The Shape of Water’ (Zelda): “There’s pee freckles on the ceiling!!”

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'The Shape of Water' by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

From: Movie

Type: Dramatic

Character: Zelda Fuller, "a plump African American woman in her 30’s."

Gender: Female

Age Range: 30's | 40's | 50's

Summary: Zelda complains about her lack of Thank You's from her hard work

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ZELDA: Made Brewster pigs in a blanket tonight before leavin’. Fresh dough – the good sausages – thick – and Boy, he just ate ‘em up. (beat) No thank-yous – no yum-yums – not a peep, tho – Man is silent as the grave. But if farts were flattery, honey – he would be Shakespeare. Then I get home and I make him breakfast. Bacon and eggs and buttered toast. I butter the man’s toast, Elisa. Both sides – As if he were a child… And I don’t get a “Thank You”

Will you look at this? Look – Some of the best minds in our country – peeing all over the floor in this here facility. There’s pee freckles on the ceiling!! How do they get it up there? Just how big a target do they need, you figure? They get enough practice that’s for sure. My Brewster, no one ever called him a great mind, even he hits the can seventy percent of the time.

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