[Blind Gossip] Normally, when an offer goes out for a starring role in a big film, the producers are upset if they can’t get who they want.
Not in this case!
This will be a remake of a classic film. The female lead is the most important character, so producers naturally wanted a marquee name. While they initially made an offer to this big star, the more negotiations dragged out, the more annoyed they became.
It wasn’t just the salary she wanted more of. It was everything else! Demands to limit her shooting schedule to specific days and specific hours. Demands for luxury travel, meals, and hotels, not just for [the star], but for her ridiculously large entourage. Demands for luxury trailers and specific hair and makeup people and trainers and coaches at their own exorbitant rates. Demands for a big piece of the back end.
Well, eventually producers had enough. They decided that she could take their very generous offer and shove it up her big back end. It’s not being reported that way, but that’s the way it happened.
BONUS CLUE: The actress has never won a major award for her acting.
Similar: Red Carpet Diva
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