16 Actors Who Are The Worst To Work With, At Least According To All Those Rumors
Hollywood is full of big personalities, but some of these stars are just a little harder to get along with then others — at least, if you believe those pesky rumors about their on set behavior. No matter how talented or famous these celebrities are, rumors of their poor behavior behind the scenes seems to follow these guys around. Katherine Heigl's behavior in her Grey's Anatomy days is the ultimate example, but she's far from the only star with an allegedly bad rep. While we'll never know for sure whether these stars are truly the heinous divas that the rumors about them suggest they are, these actors will always be associated with the word "difficult." Click through to read about the 16 celebrities who are rumored to be particularly challenging to work with.
Hatcher may have played the friendly Susan on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, but things weren’t always so chummy between her and her co-stars when the cameras stopped rolling. Rumors that Hatcher was difficult and cold to her fellow Desperate Housewives stars came to a head when her name was left off the cast gift at the end of the series.
Doherty’s bad attitude on set allegedly got her axed from two shows: Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed. According to 90210 co-star Jason Priestly, she made incredible demands of the cast and crew up until the time she was fired in the fourth season.
An insider on the set of 30 Rock claimed Baldwin was a total diva, rarely showing up on time to prep for the day’s scenes and complaining about the “dry air” on set. The insider also claimed that he was a real hot head, and that when he did show up for work, he would spend most of his time yelling at the staff.
Lohan is notorious for letting her bad behavior off set affect her work, but perhaps the most well-documented case of Lohan’s difficulty came from a New York Times piece about her work on Paul Schrader’s The Canyons, which gave the world an idea of what it was really like to cast Lohan in a film.
Willis has been in his fair share of feuds with other celebrities (the one with Sylvester Stallone comes to mind), but he proved challenging to work with when his Cop Out director Kevin Smith called the action star “undirectable” and “the unhappiest, meanest, most bitter bitch.”
You don’t want to get on Sheen’s bad side on set — he’s not exactly fond of “talking things out.” He allegedly had Selma Blair fired from FX series Anger Management after she made a comment about his bad behavior off set.
LaBeouf really freaked people out on the set of his Broadway play Orphans. The actor took a method approach to the project and would get combative with co-star Alec Baldwin, who wasn’t too fond of LaBeouf following him home after rehearsal was over. He was booted from the show due to his erratic behavior.
Bale showed a nasty side of himself when audio was released of him screaming at a crew member on the set of Terminator Salvation in 2009. He has since apologized for the incident, though I doubt that there’s a crew member in town who would dare cross Bale.
Heigl has had rumors of difficulty following her around Hollywood for years, and it may be because she has a tendency to bash the films and TV shows that she works on after she scores the paycheck. She told reporters that she thought her romantic comedy Knocked Up was “sexist” and that she withdrew her name from the 2007 Emmy’s for Grey’s Anatomy because she didn’t think the show’s writing was up to par.
According to the rumors, Michele allegedly refuses to talk to junior staff on set of Glee and makes the cast wait around until she’s ready for a scene. Could it be a case of art imitating life? Her character, Rachel Berry, isn’t exactly easy to work with, either.
Kilmer is a notorious hothead on set. He once stopped talking to director Joel Schumacher for two weeks after Schumacher reprimanded Kilmer for chewing out a crew member on the set of Batman Forever. Director Richard Stanley, who originally worked with Kilmer on Island of Dr. Moreau, famously said that he will never do two things in life — climb Mt. Everest or work with Kilmer again.
Young doesn’t have the greatest reputation in Hollywood — specifically, people think she’s a little nutso. She really made eyebrows raise when she showed up to an audition for Batman Returns in a Catwoman costume and begged for the part. She’s since snuck into the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, been sued for harassment by James Woods, and was escorted out of the DGA Awards.
Jones isn’t the nicest lady on the set of Mad Men — at least, if you believe the child actors. Child star Jared Gilmore said that while everyone else on set of the AMC show was sweet, you should “be careful” around Jones — she wasn’t as approachable as the other cast members.
According to reports, Carey was a “nightmare” to work with on the set of American Idol. She was allegedly late to work often and incredibly “nitpicky” about details of the show. And that’s not even mentioning the insane American Idol feud that she had with Nicki Minaj.
The Homeland star is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been the easiest guy to work with. He left Criminal Minds during the second season by essentially going AWOL on the cast and crew. He has since admitted to The New York Times that he behaved “abominably” on set earlier in his career. You gotta give the guy props for that.