Actors are often the face of movies and television shows, so they have a lot of pull and big egos. Sometimes, actors take things way too far and get the reputation of being difficult, while others slide under the radar and are called “professional.”
Many actors start making demands in their contracts or on set once they reach a certain level of fame. Some of these demands include having sex toys and live lobsters on set. So what are the most outlandish things actors wanted? Here are the 25 craziest things actors demanded while working.
1. Gary Busey asked for every mirror to be removed from the set
Gary Busey was working on Quigley, which is a film about a person being reincarnated as a dog to atone for his mistakes. The actor made an interesting demand when it came time to film scenes in “heaven,” according to costar Curtis Armstrong as reported by the A/V Club Toronto.
[Busey] showed up on a set made to look like heaven, and he looked around and said, “I can’t play this scene.” They were three days behind at this point. But Busey said, “It’s nothing like this. I’ve been to heaven and it doesn’t look like this. That sofa’s all wrong. That mirror is ridiculous. They don’t even have mirrors!” It was ridiculous. He was completely nuts about the design of heaven.
So, how exactly did Busey go to heaven? He technically died on the operating table after his motorcycle crash. “I saw angels,” he told Larry King. “I was surrounded by angels. And they don’t look like what they look like on Christmas cards. They’re big balls of light that float and carry nothing but love and warmth.”