7 movie sets that were filled with behind-the-scenes dramaGet the Full StoryPhoto by Bryan Bedder Getty ImagesWhen it comes to watching movies, drama is to be expected. In fact, well-done dramas gain acclaim for their ability to portray the emotions, feuds, and romance that mimics those of our real lives. There’s even an award show category dedicated solely to drama-based films.
But what happens when the real drama occurs after the cameras are off or gets a little bit too realistic? In the case of these seven films, little-known, behind-the-scenes tumult derailed, halted, or even totally destroyed their production. While some movies could sustain and even create entertainment masterpieces, others just couldn’t take the heat. The "Sex & The City" drama began before the cancelled third film.
When it comes to "Sex & The City," a popular television show that eventually became a series of movies, there was plenty of friction without cameras rolling or a movie even being made.
Beginning with the first two "SATC" films, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the Carrie Bradshaw, admitted that there were rifts among castmates, who’d long been rumored to fight on the set of the show.
"There are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt," Parker said. "But I don't have any regrets about how I've treated people."
Seven years later, all parties involved would eventually elaborate on their hurt feelings, while also revealing that there would never be a third movie.
One report blamed co-star Kim Cattrall for the rumored drama swirling around the third film.
"Kim had the audacity to tell Warner Brothers that she would only do this if they made other movies she had in development," a source told DailyMail. "Ridiculous. Who does she think she is — George Clooney?"
Parker later said that the reports were partially true.
"It's over. We're not doing it," Parker told "Extra." "I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It's not just disappointing that we don't get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie."
Cattrall fought back on Twitter, writing, "The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film."
Finally, Cattrall decided to weigh in even further.
"And this is really where I take to task the people from 'Sex And the City' and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer." Cattrall said in an interview.
She later said that the cast had "never been friends" and blamed them for why she hadn’t decided to have kids.
Michael Bay apparently body-shamed Kate Beckinsale on the set of "Pearl Harbor."
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Michael Bay is known for two things: his blockbuster, action-packed movies and allegations of sexist on-set behavior towards female stars.
In 2016, Kate Beckinsale opened up about the body-shaming she suffered on the set of the Michael Bay-directed "Pearl Harbor" while appearing on Britain’s "The Graham Norton Show."
Beckinsale had just given birth before the film and said that Bay was "baffled" by her appearance.
"I'd just had my daughter and had lost weight, but I was told that if I got the part, I'd have to work out," she said. "And I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that."
Bay’s criticism didn’t end when filming wrapped, according to Beckinsale.
"When we were promoting the film, Michael was asked why he had chosen Ben and Josh, and he said, 'I have worked with Ben before and I love him, and Josh is so manly and a wonderful actor,'" Beckinsale said. "Then, when he was asked about me, he'd say, 'Kate wasn't so attractive that she would alienate the female audience.' He kept saying it everywhere we went, and we went to a lot of places."
By his own admission, Bay told Movieline in 2001 that he’d chosen Beckinsale because she wasn’t "too beautiful."
The set of the first "Fifty Shades of Grey" film was reportedly fifty shades of awkward.
From the moment it was announced, fans of the books had high expectations for the "Fifty Shades" film adaptations. The novels center around a couple with unimaginable, wild chemistry, so fans hoped that the actors in the main roles would be the very same way.
Before the premiere, though, fans noticed that the chemistry definitely did not translate into real life. During press tours and appearances, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson seemed a little bit awkward. This led to reports that the two didn’t get along, with some saying that Jamie Dornan even wanted out of the franchise.
Dornan decided to put the reports to rest.
"She's an easy person to get along with. She's sweet," Dornan told USA Today of Johnson. "We instantly had a thing. It's so important, given what we had ahead of us. If we hadn't liked each other, I wouldn't have been cast. I got cast because they thought it worked. Dakota and I get on so well. We're friends now."
It was also reported that the two leads weren’t paid nearly as much as they deserved for the film and that they hoped to score some big raises moving forward. Behind the scenes, producers didn’t seem so sure.
"I'm not going to cry for anybody who wants to be in this business just because a thing they were involved in did very well and they didn't get paid a lot ," producer Dana Brunetti said. "That's not the deal that you made. If it was, I'd have more than a couple Ferraris because all the money my films have made is f------ insane. You've got to start somewhere."
Though the two leads get along and stuck around in the end, it’s the people calling the shots who might actually be the biggest source of friction.
The author behind the books, E.L. James, and the director at the helm of the movie, Sam Taylor-Johnson, allegedly didn’t get along on set, which led to "screaming" and "creative fights," according to CinemaBlend.com.
Johnson left the film in part due to James and even admitted that if she could do it all again, she’d never direct the movie in the first place.
"With the benefit of hindsight would I go through it again? Of course I wouldn't," Johnson said. "I'd be mad. It was a struggle and there were lots of onset t te- -t tes, with me trying to bat it into the right place. I like everyone— and I get really confused when they don't like me. I was so confused by E.L. James. I don't understand when I can't navigate a person, when there's no synergy."
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