The productions require heavy budgets to make movies and series. From the cast to the equipment all require a lot of money. You might think that they would not have any issue gathering the money, with a lot of people ready to invest in them. It is true but still, it is limited considering the number of cast and equipment required. And sometimes the actors get too nosey and ask for a lot more than the budget allows. Then the movies are made without those actors. Here are some who got fired for being too greedy.
After the huge success of “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”, our favorite fictional teen pop star’s story began to end. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Susan – mother and manager of the young actor, told that Disney canceled the sequel because Hilary asked for the promised bonus immediately. She also told that the studio was asking her daughter to continue the series with $35,000 per episode. Both the sequel and the series of Lizzie McGuire were canceled.
In Star Trek II: Wrath of the Khan, the actor played Saavik – a Vulcan trainee. She left a mark on the audience with her acting. After this, Saavik appeared twice in the series but Kirstie Alley wasn’t the one playing the role. In a 2016 interview, Alley revealed that she was offered much less than she asked for and that the amount she asked wasn’t too much. She was offered less than she got for the first one. When she asked for a raise, she was replaced without explanation.
After playing George McFly in the first Back to the Future, the actor disappeared from the series. He only appeared in a few recycled shots of the first film. The reason behind his disappearance was that Crispin Glover did not like the script of the sequel. He also asked similar pay as the lead – $1 Million, to return to the series. In a 2012 interview, Glover revealed that it was a lie and that he was offered much less than actors playing similar-sized roles as him. When he asked for a raise, his pay was decreased again. He said the low offer was due to his questions about the script.
In Die Hard(1998 and its sequel we see John McClane played by Bruce Willis taking out the bad guys on his own. But in the third entry – Die Hard with Vengeance, he has company. The man is an electrician named Zeus Carver. In an episode of the podcast – The Rewatchables, Quentin Tarantino revealed that the character of Zeus was written with Laurance Fishburne in mind. But the actor demanded $1 million for the role. Samuel L. Jackson took over the part and everyone was impressed by the way the actor played the role.
A lot of big action heroes’ names have been of the Expandables franchise. Bruce Willis was also seen in a cameo role for the 2010 “The Expendables” and was seen again for a longer part in the 2012 sequel. It was expected that Willis will be seen in the same role in the 3rd film as well but it didn’t happen. It was revealed that the actor asked for a huge paycheck for his role. He was offered $3 million for a 4-day shoot but asked $1 million per day. Harrison Ford was cast to play the role in place of Willis.