All The What Ifs – Mothers and Daughters

Film:  Mothers and Daughters
Year:  2016
Screenplay: Paige Cameron
Role:  Rigby
Actor:  Selma Blair
Length: approx. 1 minute 30 seconds minimum


Rigby, everything okay?


Yeah. No. I mean I don’t know. I mean right now… at this instant in my life when everything is under the best of circumstances… and I am young and healthy and I have a roof over my head… Sometimes I’ll take a vitamin and I’ll choke, or I’ll get food poisoning and I’ll be up all night vomiting and I’ll faint on the bathroom floor and I’ll think, what if there wasn’t anyone… what if no-one’s there, you know? And that’s scary. And I’m scared. And then I think of how much worse it’ll be when I’m not as young and I’m not as healthy, and then I think is that a reason to have a kid, just so they’ll be there to pick you up when you fall, just because you were there for them? I mean look at me. I am not there for my mother because I’m too much of a coward to look in her face and see that she doesn’t know who I am, so I pay someone to wash my mother’s backside because I am too afraid to see my perfect, gorgeous, angel of a mother lose her mind. I mean God, I am not fit to take care of anyone. Parent or child. But I mean… people have been doing this since the dawn of man, right? They don’t stop and contemplate all the what ifs. If they did, there wouldn’t be anyone here.
I wanna keep the baby.