In a scene from Mank (2020), Marion and Mark are sitting face to face, near the tree where a car is parked.. They both discuss the "Citizen Kane" script:
Marion: I would have loved to playme...ten years ago.
Mank: It was never meant to be you...
Marion: For myself I don't care, Mank, really I don't. But I beg you: Don't kick Pops when he's down.
Here pops is Willie Hearst.
What exactly made Marion believe Mank is hurting Willie Hearst in this scene?