This gracefully funny and heartwarming tale stars Melissa Carlsonas legendary actress Katharine Hepburn. Tea at Five is based on Hepburn's book Me: Stories of My Life. An uncontested icon of live theater and cinematic art, Katharine Hepburn transformed herself from the key actress of a generation into thespian royalty. Tea at Five is set in 1938, when the 31-year-old Hepburn is five years beyond her first Oscar-winning performance. After being branded "box office poison," she anxiously awaits to hear if she will play Scarlett O'Hara in the upcoming David O. Selznick screen production of Gone with the Wind.