Okay, this is completely tacky of me, but my father sent me this little news clipping today, and since I toured with this woman for over a year, watching her behave exactly like this day after day… well, I just can’t help giggling a bit. I never had to deal with this stuff directly (she had sort of an Us Against Them thing going on, and never treated her fellow actors this way) but I witnessed these things frequently, and heard about even more over our nightly drinks at the bar with the crew. Here it is, somewhat redacted.
THE [UNNAMED CITY] INQUIRER
There are hard jobs and then there are really hard jobs. While shooting [movie I won’t name] in [southern city] recently, [actress I toured with] requested plum tomatoes. An unfortunate assistant misheard the order and brought plums instead. [Actress] proceeded to chuck them at the lackey one by one. “Lettuce was also involved,” reports the [Southern City] Journal-Constitution. [Actress] experienced further food rage at a restaurant when she wanted to pay half-price for a half-portion of pasta. “I’m [actress], and restaurants always give me what I want!” she reportedly howled.
Some things never change, I guess. Really takes me back.