One common misconception about actors is that everything is rosy and painless when it comes to starring in blockbuster movies. The truth, however, can be very different: difficulties behind the scenes may have a profound impact on the performers. Indeed, there have been plenty of on-set incidents that have pushed actors to the point of quitting. And that’s where this list comes into play. Featuring everything from over-demanding directors to over-sensitive actors, these 20 entries will have you looking at some of your favorite movie scenes through a new lens…
20. Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Even though she’s one of the most bankable stars of the 21st century, Jennifer Lawrence still found herself up against it during filming for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Indeed, she and the rest of the cast agreed that spending three weeks in waterlogged costumes filming the sewer scene was a thoroughly miserable experience.
19. Faye Dunaway in Chinatown
Remember the scene from Chinatown in which Jack Nicholson’s character surprises Faye Dunaway’s Evelyn in her car? Well, director Roman Polanski certainly does. The story goes that he refused to let Dunaway use the bathroom while filming it, so she had to pee in a cup. As a consequence, the actress was so annoyed that she then threw the fluid in Polanski’s face.