[FOX News] J.J. Abrams went against his better judgement and once hired a “difficult” actor.
“There was one time on Alias an actress who will remain unnamed who came in and she was … very rude to people and literally a couple people on the crew cried,” he revealed during his Tribeca Film Festival talk on Friday with Chris Rock.
He continued, “A couple weeks later after she was done, I got a call about her. Some producer wanted her maybe for this other project and I said, ‘You cannot hire this person. She was a disaster. She was horrible.’ He said, ‘Thank you very much.’ Didn’t hire her.”
Unfortunately, Abrams got an angry call from the actress a week later.
“She’s like, ‘I’ve heard that you said don’t hire me to this producer’ and I said, ‘You were a disaster! What are you talking about?’” adding, “It was one of the only times I hired someone even though I knew that was going to happen and it happened.”
Alias had many guest stars over its five season run, but some notable names include Faye Dunaway, Angela Bassett and Vivica A. Fox.
BG Note: Other actresses who have guest-starred on Alias include Stana Katic, Sarah Shahi, Michelle Forbes, Kelly McDonald, Gina Torres, Olivia d’Abo, Agnes Bruckner, Marisol Nichols, Peggy Lipton, Isabella Rossellini, Amy Irving, Lindsay Crouse, Patricia Wettig, Tracy Middendorf, and Sonia Braga.
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[Optional] Who is the rudest person with whom you have ever worked? Did you do anything about it?