Difficult actors can be a real thorn in a director’s side. Slowing down production, inflating the budget, or causing chaos on set isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. But every now and then an actor’s ego balloons, making problems for everyone else who just want to do a good job and go home. It’s an unfortunate product of Hollywood to have these kinds of actors, but who are the absolute worst? Here are 25 Most Difficult Actors To Work With.
On the set of Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher was called “the meanest woman in the world.” Her co-stars at one point threatened to walk off if Teri Hatcher had a reprising role, and when the actors got a thank-you luggage gift, Hatcher wasn’t included in the thank-you note.
On the set of Gladiator, Russell Crowe was very demanding, constantly being disappointed and wanting to do re-shoots even after Ridley Scott said the shots worked. Scott obliged Crowe most of the time. When Scott finally asked him what he thought was wrong, Crowe said, “It was S****. But I’m the greatest actor in the world and I can even make s**** sound good.”
Chevy Chase has a long history of being a total jerk. He made enemies wherever he went on SNL and was eventually banned from ever appearing on the show again. Many have called him a “put down” artist, finding the thing you’re most sensitive about and relentlessly making fun of it. In his latest bit, he made enemies with Dan Harmon and the entire Community cast for pretty much being exactly like his character, Pierce Hawthorne.
Shia LeBeouf maybe takes his art a little too seriously. Considering himself a method actor, he tries to take on the role completely. However, by doing so, he angered quite a few co-stars on the set of Fury. Things got so heated, he traded a few punches with Brad Pitt.
From wardrobe issues, questioning the script every single day, and not getting out of the trailer, Katherine Heigl has definitely built a reputation for being difficult on set. She damaged her career so much that she was nixed as a lead in a new pilot TV show simply because of her bad reputation.