When Kevin learns that Kate shared intimate memories of their late father with Stallone, he has a hard time coping, snapping at her for talking openly about Jack with his A-list co-star, which causes him to struggle with a big emotional scene moments later. “It kinda seems that it throws you no matter who brings him up or when. You never talk about it,” Kate confronts Kevin in his trailer. “‘Cause I don’t want to wallow in sadness about it, I have a problem?” Kevin yells, less in anger and more out of frustration.
“When I went to my weight loss camp and I saw a therapist, she asked me about Dad’s death and I couldn’t talk about it. You know what she told me? She told me, if I don’t learn to face my grief, that it would be like taking in a deep breath and holding in that breath for the rest of my life,” Kate says, nudging her brother to try and do the same. It has, after all, been decades. But, people cope with loss in different ways and while Kate may be at the point where she’s able to open up, Kevin still isn’t.
“There’s nothing for me to let out. Our dad died and it’s very sad. But I don’t need therapy because of it and I don’t need to go to some exercise class and scream my head off about it. And here’s what I really don’t want: I don’t need to be talking to Sylvester Stallone about it two seconds before the biggest scene in my entire career,” Kevin fires back, before making a hurtful dig at his sis, for which he -- thankfully -- apologizes for later over the phone. “I’m not like you. We’re different people. I don’t need to walk around and be sad and damaged, just because you are.” Oof.