Will Smith has admitted he “made the set very troublesome” for costar Janet Hubert in The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air.
We love listening to about close-knit casts on our favourite TV exhibits and flicks, however sadly, that is not at all times the case.
Typically, there is a feud between costars — and typically, there’s one star who simply doesn’t get together with their castmates or feels excluded.
Listed here are 14 actors who did not fairly slot in with their castmates:
Oliva Munn felt she was “shunned” by the director of The Predator, Shane Black, and her costars after asking that actor Steven Wilder Striegel be faraway from the movie attributable to his standing as a registered intercourse offender.
Striegel’s scene was taken out, however when Munn attended a solid interview with the Hollywood Reporter on the Toronto Movie Competition to advertise the movie, solely one in all her costars confirmed up — 11-year-old Jacob Tremblay — even supposing different costars had been presupposed to be there.
“It’s a really lonely feeling to be sitting right here on my own once I needs to be sitting right here with the remainder of the solid,” she stated. “We’re making motion pictures. We’re not within the mafia. I haven’t spoken towards the household. This man isn’t in our film anymore. I attempt to do the suitable factor and that’s all I can do.” She additionally instructed Vainness Honest, “I sort of really feel like I’m the one going to jail. I didn’t go to jail, I didn’t put this man on our set. I had this scene deleted.”
One actor who did not essentially really feel actively shunned or not noted by his castmates, however nonetheless felt like an outsider, was Keanu Reeves within the movie 47 Ronin.
As the one non-Japanese solid member and the one one who could not communicate Japanese, Keanu stated he felt just like his character, Kai, who was additionally an outcast. “Regardless that everybody was very nice to me and we received alongside nice and it developed nice, I nonetheless could not hang around and communicate Japanese, so in a approach I used to be at all times Kai. I might say ‘Good morning’ and ‘Good to fulfill you’ and all that, however I could not hang around.”
In distinction, Matt Damon in Saving Personal Ryan was deliberately excluded from his costars. Director Steven Spielberg needed to construct a way of camaraderie among the many different solid members, and even had them attend a grueling boot camp collectively — all aside from Damon.
“These guys are mendacity face down within the mud, and I’m, you already know, in a bubble bathtub in America,” Damon stated. “Once I confirmed up on set, a whole lot of that resentment simply translated proper onto the display.”
Followers had been devastated when feminine lead Marissa Cooper died within the Season 3 finale of 2000s teen drama The O.C.
Nicely, final yr, Mischa Barton — who performed Marissa — revealed what went down behind the scenes that made her need to depart. She stated that bullying from the boys on set felt “actually shitty” and that issues received worse when costar Rachel Bilson was promoted to the primary solid in Season 2. Barton was later given the choice to have her character depart the present or be killed off, and he or she selected the latter.
“I look again on it fairly fondly, however there’s stuff I believe individuals did improper and the way in which they dealt with it,” Barton stated of her time on the present. “So, I simply did not really feel I might preserve going. … It simply felt prefer it was the very best factor for me and my well being and simply by way of not likely feeling protected by my solid and crew at that time.”
Not precisely a star, however a recurring costar who did not really feel like she slot in on set was Kathleen Turner, who performed Chandler’s father on Associates.
“I didn’t really feel very welcomed by the solid,” she instructed Vulture. “The Associates actors had been such a clique — however I don’t suppose my expertise with them was distinctive. I believe it was merely that they had been such a decent little group that no one from the skin mattered.”
One other visitor star who did not really feel welcomed was Samantha Ware in Glee — particularly when it got here to star Lea Michele. “I knew from day one once I tried to introduce myself. There was nothing gradual about it. As quickly as she determined that she didn’t like me, it was very evident,” Ware instructed Selection. “It was after I did my first efficiency, that’s when it began — the silent therapy, the stare-downs, the appears, the feedback underneath her breath, the bizarre passive aggressiveness. All of it constructed up.”
This declare was supported by costars Alex Newell and Heather Morris. Costar Amber Riley stated she was glad Ware had spoken up and that Glee was “not essentially the most snug atmosphere” to work in.
There have been stories that Judy Garland felt shunned by solid members on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Based on ex-husband Sid Luft’s posthumous memoir, she was constantly harassed by the actors taking part in the munchkins. Suft stated the actors would put their palms underneath Garland’s costume.
Garland was additionally the bottom paid out of the primary solid members — she made $500 per week, whereas the actors taking part in the tin man, the scarecrow, and the lion made $2500–3000.
Janet Hubert, who performed Aunt Viv on The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air, was infamously changed within the present’s fourth season — which Hubert had lengthy blamed costar Will Smith for. The 2 lastly reunited in 2020, with Smith admitting he “made the set very troublesome” throughout the present’s third season, throughout which Hubert was pregnant.
For her half, Hubert acknowledged she wasn’t in an excellent place then, which precipitated friction on set, however stated she wasn’t unprofessional. “I simply stopped speaking to everyone as a result of I did not know who to belief as a result of I had been banished, they usually stated it was you who banished me. … It was arduous.”
James Spader got here into the very finish of the third to final season of The Workplace as the brand new Dunder Mifflin CEO, however left earlier than the ninth and last season.
Whereas it wasn’t like his costars disliked him, Spader reportedly didn’t slot in with the solid and their performing kinds. He needed to rehearse the script, which the solid hadn’t achieved in seasons. He was additionally thrown off by improvisation, and Rainn Wilson, who performed Dwight, stated he was a terrific character actor, however that his vitality simply “did not match.”
Now, we won’t affirm that Jay Mohr was speaking about Jennifer Aniston, however when Elle journal requested him about his most awkward encounter with a feminine superstar, he replied, “Being on the set of a film the place the main girl was sad with my presence and made it clear from day one. I hadn’t achieved many motion pictures, and although they screen-tested some fairly well-known guys, I one way or the other snaked into the main function.”
When the interviewer advised “the one movie that might probably match this description is 1997’s Image Good, with Jennifer Aniston,” Mohr replied “I’ll by no means, ever reply that.” So…you resolve who he was speaking about.
It is unclear whether or not Shannen Doherty was “shunned” by the solid of Beverly Hills, 90210, however she positively wasn’t blissful there, in line with former government producer Charles Rosin. “Her lateness was appalling, and he or she had a callous angle and an indifference. She was clearly not very blissful on this present anymore.” Doherty denied that she was late excessively, however did admit she was sad.
Producer Aaron Spelling stated, “It wasn’t like she ruined the present or something. It simply upset the solid members tremendously,” he stated. “I bear in mind them calling me and saying, ‘Please, can’t you get her right here on time?’” Sooner or later, her lateness precipitated costar Jason Priestley, who performed Brandon Walsh, her character’s brother, to say “I’ve had it.”
He wasn’t the one costar pissed off with Doherty. Based on Tori Spelling, Doherty and costar Jennie Garth bodily fought. Doherty admitted there was “a whole lot of petty jealousies on that present,” and Spelling added that Doherty “thought it was time to go. And the solid did too.” In the end, the solid united to get her fired, with Tori calling her father, who did find yourself firing Doherty.
Doherty was additionally on the middle of a distinct present’s on-set drama — Charmed. Nevertheless, this time she wasn’t the “outcast.” When the present started, Doherty and one other of the three stars, Holly Marie Combs, had been already good buddies. The third star, Alyssa Milano, appeared to get together with them at first — however there have been rumors of on-set pressure and Doherty ended up leaving the present after the third season.
Milano addressed the drama on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen. “I do not know if she received fired; we by no means actually discovered what occurred. I can inform you that we had been on the air together with her for 3 years and there have been positively some tough days. Holly and Shannen had been finest buddies for like 10 years earlier than the present began, so it was very a lot form of like highschool. I might hope that in our 30s it would not really feel like that anymore,” she stated, which advised that she did not precisely really feel included or like she slot in.
Combs and Doherty refuted this, saying the set was nothing like highschool. Combs stated, “We had been all buddies and at occasions we weren’t,” and Doherty famous, “if you work that carefully collectively, there’s at all times going to be occasions which might be tough.” Two years later, Milano stated they’d made amends and he or she was now cordial with Doherty and took “accountability for lots of our pressure that we had.”
It appeared clear Kim Cattrall wasn’t a fan of the Intercourse and the Metropolis solid, and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, when she did not be a part of the reboot, however there had been rumors of feuds lengthy earlier than that. After Parker received a better wage for being an government producer in Season 2 of the unique present, Cattrall negotiated for a better wage. Crew members and her foremost castmates had been reportedly sad about this and “would not even sit with [Cattrall] at mealtimes.”
Cattrall additionally sat aside from the opposite foremost solid members on the 2004 Emmys, saying they weren’t “finest buddies.” By the point the second movie was capturing, Cattrall and Parker’s feud appeared to have escalated they usually apparently weren’t talking. They continued to disclaim rumors of a feud, however in 2017, Cattrall stated she was by no means buddies together with her costars and that Parker “might’ve been nicer.” An article that yr claimed the opposite solid members had fashioned a buddy group and not noted Cattrall years earlier.
And eventually, Isaiah Washington made headlines when he was fired from Gray’s Anatomy after utilizing an anti-gay slur. Nevertheless, he claimed his firing “was an agenda to cowl up for the poisonous and dangerous conduct of lots of my former castmates on that present.” He alleged that he wasn’t needed on the present from the beginning and was supplied cash to not audition.
On the desk learn, Washington claimed that producer and director Peter Horton stated, “I assumed we removed you” and that Dempsey threw “up his palms, like, ‘What’s he doing right here?'” He claimed Dempsey later stated, “Isaiah, are you aware that white males are the masters of the universe?” This, in line with Washington, led to a whole lot of on-set preventing between the 2.
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