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 an actor’s 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 26 of the most demanding Hollywood stars.
1. Jennifer Lopez
If you have any doubt that Jennifer Lopez is a diva, take a look at her list of ridiculous on-set demands. She’s been known to argue with anyone and everyone on set, and will refuse to act if her extremely specific list of requirements isn’t met, What Culture reports.
In 2013, she was in the running for the opening ceremonies of India’s Premier League cricket tournament, an opportunity that quickly evaporated when organizers received her requests. The Huffington Post reports that some of her big requirements included a private plane and a collection of hotel rooms for various stylists and handlers.
Rosie Perez, an actress who worked with Lopez on the ’90s show, In Living Color, released a memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling, that called Lopez out on her diva ways. Perez reveals that the show’s other dancers constantly complained about Lopez’s bad attitude and became frequently frustrated at her wardrobe and makeup demands.