While hanging out on the set of a movie might seem like a dream come true, it can often be a nightmare for the cast and crew working with a demanding star. Crazy demands, bad attitudes and tantrums are just a few of the things crew members have to deal with when working with a difficult actor. Sometimes their requests become so outrageous that producers end up refusing to work with them all together. Which actors have a reputation for being difficult? Here’s a look at eight of the most demanding Hollywood stars.
1. Katherine Heigl
Over the last few years Heigl has become well known for her outrageous on-set demands. A Hollywood Reporter article writes that several executives and producers who’ve worked with Heigl have said she’s extraordinarily demanding on set. In 2008, she decided to publicly air some of her grievances about her first hit film, Knocked Up, describing it as a sexist movie. Later that same year, she also said she wasn’t planning on seeking an Emmy for her performance in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy because she didn’t feel the writing was good enough to do so. An insider who worked in her 2010 film Life as We Know It revealed during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that “she can cost you time every single day of shooting. Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard. She hit that point of ‘no.’”
2. Teri Hatcher
When Nicollette Sheridan filed her wrongful-termination lawsuit against Desperate Housewives in 2012, the show’s creator Marc Cherry testified that Sheridan told him Hatcher was the “meanest woman in the world,” according to E Online. While tension between Hatcher and her cast members was kept under wraps during filming, more speculation about Hatcher’s negative on-set attitude surfaced when a farewell gift card from the show’s cast to the crew didn’t even include her name. In fact, the other cast members couldn’t even tolerate her on photo shoots. Celebuzz reports that in 2005, Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross threatened to walk off a Vanity Fair photo shoot if they posed with Thatcher in the center.