Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Actors Everyone Hates Working With

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Just like any profession, the movie industry is filled with a wide variety of personalities

that sometimes clash with one anotherespecially when some of those personalities belong to

notoriously difficult performers.

Or, otherwise decent actors who get carried away during the grueling process of making

big budget movies and television, earning them a "does not play well with others" reputation.

Actors like ...

William Shatner

Over the years, several of William Shatner's former castmates have commented on the Star

Trek star's allegedly difficult attitude.

He's reportedly upset plenty of co-stars and even caused some feuds along the way.

Shatner and fellow Trek vet Leonard Nimoy clashed over scripts and fan mail, and Shatner

is said to be excessively sensitive to stories that favored Nimoy.

Later in life, the pair patched up their differences, but that belated reconciliation may be a rare

exception for Shatner.

Reportedly, Shatner and Nichelle Nicholswith whom he shared TV's first interracial kissdidn't

get along well at all, and she nearly left the show until Dr. Martin Luther King convinced

Nichols of the importance of her role.

Shatner later made waves when he refused to appear on stage with James Doohan at a convention

event in 2004Doohan's farewell appearance following his Alzheimer's diagnosis.

There's also the long-running feud between George Takei and Shatner, who've been at oddsoften

publiclyfor several decades.

"There's such a sickness there.

It's so patently obvious that there's a psychosis there."

"Well, I think his stability is quite questionable."



Shannen Doherty

Although she's managed to put her public feuds with castmates behind her since her 2015 cancer

diagnosis, Shannen Doherty reportedly was notoriously hard to get along with on the

sets of both Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed.

During her 90210 years, Doherty clashed with her co-stars, including Tori Spelling, who

recounted an incident when Doherty and Jennie Garth nearly got into a fistfight.

Spelling has admitted that she ultimately asked her father, 90210 producer Aaron Spelling,

to fire Doherty.

Years after the show ended, Jason Priestley wrote candidly about Doherty's attitude in

his memoir, and Doherty responded by saying he had "brain damage" from a car accident.

On the set of Charmed, Doherty ran into problems again, this time with co-star Alyssa Milano,

who described the situation as "very much sort of like high school."

Doherty agreed ...

"There was too much drama on the set and not enough passion for the work."

Whatever caused the issues, they proved to be too much for Doherty, or producer Aaron

Spelling, to handle, and she left the series after the third season.

Wesley Snipes

Despite being a household name, Wesley Snipes has developed a bad reputation in Hollywood

for his on-set antics, most notoriously during the production of 2004's Blade: Trinity.

According to co-star Patton Oswalt, Snipes insisted on being called "Blade," and would

rarely leave his trailer ...

"You'd walk by his trailer and this wall of, of pot stench would just, like, woah, and

kind of push you to the side."

Oswalt also recounted a much more serious incident in which Snipes tried to strangle

the director, David Goyer, after which Goyer proposed th at Snipes quit, and his stand-in

finish the film.

This allegedly freaked Snipes out so much he stopped talking to Goyer altogether ...

"After a while he, he resorted to just, give, he would communicate with, with, uh, Post-Its.

He would give to the director, and each one he would sign, 'Blade.'"

After filming for Blade: Trinity ended, Snipes sued Goyer and New Line Cinema, claiming they

withheld part of his salary and didn't allow him to be part of the creative process.

He was also allegedly upset because some of his screen time had been reduced in favor

of Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds.

The suit was later settled out of court.

Lindsay Lohan

After racking up a string of early hits as a Disney starlet, Lindsay Lohan set about

compiling a record of partying hard and leaving frustrated directors and co-stars in her wake.

On the set of 2007's Georgia Rule, Lohan caused so many problems with her tardiness and no-showsreportedly

costing the production a half a million dollars a daythat producer James Robinson sent

her an ultimatum, saying, quote, "I'm not going to put up with it."

In 2012, a source from the set of Glee complained that the actress had been "a total nightmare,"

again showing up several hours late to shoot.

It seems that tardiness is a bad habit of Lohan's.

A year later, Anger Management co-star Charlie Sheen told Jay Leno that Lohan had been late

to the set by several hours, and had later "borrowed" a couple of bracelets from the

production, which the show later deducted from her paycheck

The same year, New York Times Magazine published "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay

Lohan in Your Movie," a piece chronicling some of Lohan's almost unbelievable misadventures

on the set of Paul Schrader's The Canyons.

Among her offenses?

Not showing up to set.

Big surprise.

Edward Norton

Though he's apparently become more easygoing in recent years, it's been a hard battle to

repair the damage Ed Norton caused to his reputation in the past.

That reputation?

A supposedly impossible perfectionist who siphons creative control for himself.

While Norton is infamous for insisting that producers give him say over the final cut

of the 1998 drama American History X, he surged back into the headlines while promoting 2008's

The Incredible Hulk.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is generally action-packed, explosive, and witty.

But when Edward Norton signed on to play Bruce Banner, he wanted a longer, more nuanced film

with a deeper dive into Banner's backstory.

Universal put its foot down, and the "creative differences" spiraled out of control.

Norton barely even promoted the film, and took off for a humanitarian trip to Africa

after the premiere, arguably harming the flick's box office bottom line.

So in other words, you wouldn't like Norton when he's angry


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