You should never have to ask people for things, beg them for it, because they should want to come to you. It should be something that they either need, or love, and they come to you because they believe it’s worth paying for.
A phoner with Glenn Close where I told her she was my favorite on-screen villain. She said, “Who? Alex from ‘Fatal Attraction?'” and I said, “No, Cruella Deville.” And then she laughed for like 30 seconds and told me I “must be very young, darling.”