Living a celebrity lifestyle seems to be one full of perks, VIP experiences and consistently handsome paydays, but the glitz and glamour of Hollywood is wrought with blood, sweat and tears. Behind the scenes of movies, TV and music…they’re some of the least glamorous, and most scandalous trades in the world. Stars seem to have it made. They seem like they would be the most confident people in the world–after all, many are idolized–but some are also abused by those overseeing them, and here are nine examples of such exploitation.
9. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio once worked opposite Kevin Costner for weeks on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. How could anything get worse than that? Truth is, working opposite the American-accented English Robin of Locksley was a walk in the park after working with James Cameron on The Abyss. For those who haven’t seen The Abyss, it is quite a cinematic achievement. Some of the FX are a bit dated, but for a 1989 feature, shot in underwater chambers…? Most impressive. The issue in filming was the fact that James Cameron didn’t really care about his actors discomfort after they fell behind schedule, even going so far as to tell the actors to relieve themselves in their wet suits to save time. After several 70 hour work weeks, underwater nonetheless, Mary broke down and stormed off set exclaiming, “We are not animals!”