Uncooperative Actors Who Stormed Off Set

Movies and TV shows make us happy. But the people who star in them aren’t always happy while filming. Sometimes they don’t like the material; other times, fame goes to their heads. We’ve discussed the most difficult Hollywood actors. Some earned the title by walking off set. Here are 25 uncooperative actors who allegedly ditched work — for good reasons or bad. Find out who made Sharon Stone so upset that she walked off set at No. 9.

1. Jessica Alba got sick of crying

Jessica Alba watches U.S. President Barack Obama deliver remarks at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.

Jessica Alba watches U.S. President Barack Obama deliver remarks at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative. | John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images

Filming: Fantastic Four

One reason Jessica Alba quit acting is likely due to Fantastic Four. The way she was being directed for the movie made her question her abilities and how she was perceived:

The director was like, “It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.” He was like, “Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.” And I’m like, But there’s no connection to a human being. And then it got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don’t want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, “F**k it. I don’t care about this business anymore.”

Alba nearly left, but stuck it out and finished the movie, but she did end up leaving the business.

Next: This legendary actor got his way via threats.

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