8 Celebrities Who Tried To Have Their Co-Stars Fired
It’s not uncommon to have a little bit of drama on the set of any production, whether it be film, television or even Broadway. Stress levels are high and stars are forced to spend long hours of the day working with co-stars they might not like, so a little bickering here and there isn’t much to get worked up about, but sometimes it goes even further than that. There have been incidents where stars have gone so far as to have their co-stars fired. Some celebrities tried and didn’t succeed, while others were actually successful. Here’s a list of 9 celebrities who tried to have their co-stars fired:
8. Lucy Liu
One of the most high profile co-star spats, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray reportedly did not get along while filming the 2000 film Charlie’s Angels. As the story goes, Murray allegedly told Liu she couldn’t act and Liu responded by throwing punches at her co-star. Things got so bad they had to be pulled apart. Of course, when asked about the incident Murray recalls it much differently and has referred to it as a small spat, but he wasn’t asked to return for the sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. His character was replaced by Bernie Mac and we’re guessing Liu had something to do with it!
7. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin briefly worked with Shia LaBeouf on the Broadway production Orphan back in 2013, but it was just long enough for Baldwin to realize he didn’t want to work with LaBeouf. Baldwin said: “One day he attacked me in front of everyone. He said, ‘You’re slowing me down, and you don’t know your lines. And if you don’t say your lines, I’m just going to keep saying my lines.’ We all sat, frozen. I snorted a bit, and, turning to him in front of the whole cast, I asked, ‘If I don’t say my words fast enough, you’re going to just say your next line?’ I said. ‘You realize the lines are written in a certain order?’ He just glared at me.” Baldwin went to the stage manager and director and told them if they didn’t fire LaBeouf, he would quit the project. LaBeouf was subsequently fired during rehearsals.