The actors do not always have it easy when a movie is recorded. Sometimes they are asked to do really scandalous things for the camera, and other times, they are too spoiled to represent certain scenes.
Here’s a look at several big-name stars who flatly refused to do anything in a movie, and why.
Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained
Leonardo DiCaprio has done a great job of portraying a variety of different characters over the years, but he had a real problem with the role of a slave owner in Django Unchained. The star felt very uncomfortable with the actions and the racist language that the script demanded that he use his character.
Specifically, using the word n was something that DiCaprio simply refused to do, so he decided he was not going to say the lines in the movie. It was not until co-stars Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson told him that they agreed to the dialogue, that he finally agreed to say so.
Next: This actress would not undress her breasts in a comedy.
Fischer Island in Wedding Crashers
Isla Fischer played the naughty and promiscuous Gloria Cleary in Wedding
Crashers, but she did not show her breasts in front of the camera and chose a double because she wanted to remain “funny”.
“I feel like if you have a female comic character and then you see her nipples, then she’s not fun anymore, which is clearly wrong, but that was my theory, and that’s why I did not want to do it,” Fisher said.
Next: This actor from list A refused to kiss his co-star from list A.
Denzel Washington in The Pelican Brief
Not many men would refuse to kiss a megastar like Julia Roberts on the screen, unless you’re Denzel Washington. The actor on the A list refused to kiss the actress on the A list when The Pelican Brief starred together.
When asked if he wanted to kiss Washington, Roberts said: “I do not have a pulse? Of course I wanted to kiss Denzel, it was his idea to take the damn scenes.”
Next: This actor did not want to be part of the bestiality.
Robert Pattinson in good time
You can submit this application in case of illness. It’s easy to understand why Robert Pattinson did not like to do a sex scene with a dog for the movie Good Time. The actor spoke on Jimmy Kimmel Live! about how he was asked to touch and please the animal in the movie, but he would not do it despite having the blessing of the dog’s trainer.
Due to Pattinson’s refusal to touch the dog’s real penis, it became a fake one for the part, but the scene was cut off from the final edit anyway and can only be found on the DVD extras.
Next: This actor was retiring from this movie without this song.
Mike Myers in Wayne’s world
Prior to his days at Austin Powers, Mike Myers had another popular role on the big screen playing the character he played on Saturday Night Live in the movie Wayne’s World. Nevertheless, the film almost did not pass the production, since Myers said that it would resign if the success of Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, did not appear in the film. (The crew initially wanted a melody from Guns N ‘Roses instead).
“At one point, I told everyone, ‘I’m out, I do not want to make this movie if it’s not Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Myers revealed. The choice turned out to be good because many would agree that the scene with that song made the whole movie.
Next: This actress said no to a plot of love triangle.
Michelle Rodriguez in The Fast and the Furious
Michelle Rodriguez has been part of the Fast and The Furious franchise from the beginning, but she did not always agree with the creative team. In fact, she told them that they did not like an idea they wanted to add to their story.
When the actress was informed that her character would be involved in a love triangle, she threatened to walk. She said:
Is it realistic for a Latina girl who is with the alfa-est of the alpha males to trick her with the handsome boy? I had to put my foot down. Basically I cried and said: “I’m going to resign and, do not sue me, please, I’m sorry, but I can not do this in front of millions of people.” My goal in being an actress is that I thought I had to live a dream. And I do not dream of being a whore!
Next: These co-stars refused to shoot scenes together.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in Fate of the Furious
Rodriguez was not the only one who had problems on the set. His castmates, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, also had a problem: one with the other. The dispute between these two has been well documented and it got so bad that not only were the doubles used for their scenes together, but they also demanded to communicate only if they had to do it over the phone.
When the filming ended, Johnson emphasized to thank his female co-stars, but called some of his male co-stars “caramel asses.”
Next: This actress said it was too cold to get naked and get in the water.
Natalie Portman in His Highness
During the shooting of His Highness, Natalie Portman was asked to jump into a lake with nothing but a leash. However, the star refused to do so. Could it be because of nudity? No, it was actually because Portman thought the water in the lake was too cold.
Finally, a body double named Caroline Davis was hired to dive into the lake and get the necessary scene.
Next: The actors chosen in this romantic comedy repelled each other.
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in I Love Trouble
One thing is that two actors really do not love each other, and another is if they are rejected mutually while filming together a romantic comedy. This was the case with Roberts and Nick Nolte when they starred in I Love Trouble. The two did not want to have anything to do with each other and finally decided not to shoot any scene side by side. It was not exactly easy for this kind of movies, but to make the actors happy, substitutes were used.
After the film’s release, Roberts did not hold back and made it clear how he felt about his co-star saying, “He can be charming and nice, [but] he’s also totally disgusting.”
In turn, Nolte said of Roberts that “she is not a good person, everyone knows that.”
Next: This actress would not shoot certain scenes during pregnancy.
Penelope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean 4
In 2011, Penélope Cruz was selected as Angelica in Pirates of the Caribbean: In Stranger Tides of 2011, and she was also pregnant. Therefore, many of his scenes were taken from the waist to hide his belly. But when they asked him to take full body shots and film some of the most demanding scenes, Cruz said no.
In the end, the director Rob Marshall decided that his younger sister, Monica, could appear to those scenes since the two are very similar.
Next: These actors signed releases that did not have cold sores.
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5
Charlie Sheen has a reputation for partying, but also Lindsay Lohan. So it may be a surprise that the actress refused to kiss him when they worked together on Scary Movie 5 because of his reputation as a party boy.
TMZ reported that even after the actors signed a statement that they did not have cold sores, Lohan demanded that the kissing scenes between her and Sheen be written.
Next: This actor had to take a break from the shooting with this actress.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in the notebook
The fans of The Notebook may be disappointed to learn that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams hated each other while filming despite their great chemistry on the screen. The things between them were so horrible that Gosling needed to take a break from filming with her to be able to continue on the project.
To relieve Gosling’s frustrations and keep the production going, the filming was canceled for a whole day, so he and McAdams could get away from each other. The two finally resolved their differences and began a real-life romance, in which they left for four years.
Next: This actor just filmed scenes with his castmates.
Wesley Snipes in Blade: Trinity
On the set of Blade: Trinity, Wesley Snipes decided not to shoot any scenes that could be performed by his substitute. This resulted in almost no scene filmed with fellow castmates.
As Patton Oswalt explained, “Wesley went down to the set, which he only did for close-ups, everything else was done by his deputy, I just made a scene with him.”
Oswalt also said that Snipes almost always sat in his trailer and “smoked grass all day”.
Next: This star was not sad with making a trio.
Emma Roberts at Spring Breakers
Julia Roberts’ niece, Emma Roberts, made our list for refusing to make a movie when she learned that her character would be involved in a trio. Roberts was selected in the movie Spring Breakers as a Briton, but he did not make the scene daring and retired.
The role finally went to Ashley Benson, who performed on the scene with Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco.
Next: This religious star would not make any intimate scene.
Kirk Cameron in Fireproof
Former Growing Dolors star Kirk Cameron has never tried to hide the fact that he has strong religious beliefs, and will not shy away from any of those values, even when acting. Then, when he was selected in the film Fire Incombustible, he allowed everyone on the set to know that he was not going to kiss or be too sensitive to his wife on the screen.
However, certain kissing scenes were needed for the film and the only way the actor agreed to do so was if he could kiss his real wife. Therefore, Chelsea Noble, with whom she has been married since 1991, served as the body double for the love scenes.