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.
As a rising star in Hollywood in the 90’s, Val Kilmer seemed to be unstoppable, but all of that ended after he made a few too many enemies in Hollywood. Joel Schumacher called him, “childish and impossible.” Many other directors and crews didn’t want to work with him after hearing about his reputation.
Jennifer Lopez is widely known for being a diva on set. She’s been said to be very vocal about her opinions, want to prove people wrong, and won’t admit when she’s wrong.
On the set of Executive Decision, Steven Seagal demanded total respect and loyalty, saying he was the boss. As a result, John Leguizamo thought the grand-standing was hilarious and burst out laughing. But then Seagal took it one step too far and kicked Leguizamo in the gut, knocking the air out of his chest.
It’s no secret Lindsay Lohan is a difficult actress to work with, but on the set of The Canyons, she apparently made the set a living nightmare. She’s known for never showing up on set, being very late, making high demands, and not doing what she’s supposed to do.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is known for being very demanding, but not exactly for her craft. One time she demanded that an assistant dry the shower at the gym for her so she wouldn’t be in contact with someone else’s water.
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