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18 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Shhhh.  We're not supposed to talk about the Joan Crawford movie, or she'll get us.  With wire hangers.

 

But seriously.  Rutanya Alda, who played Joan's longtime, loyal assistant, Carol Ann, wrote all about Faye Dunaway's on-set antics several years ago, in "The Mommie Dearest Diary -- Carol Ann Tells All."

 

Apparently, everyone, including the film's producer and director, were afraid of the woman, and did whatever was necessary to stay out of her way, and her crosshairs.


she would have been fired day 1. and my next phone caqll would have been to an actress with the words "you ready to come in and film this movie?"

I guess I'll add Dan Stoddard to this list, seeing as his diva behavior and high self worth got him fired from Y&R yesterday.

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1 hour ago, dragonflies said:

Beth Ehlers and how she acted regarding JR Martinez

 

Yup.

 

Ironically, although Ehlers arrived at AMC with fanfare, her character turned out to be such a dud that she literally vanished after getting attacked by Annie in a ladies' restroom; while Martinez, an Iraq War veteran with no prior acting experience, won over the show's fans in a very short time and (IIRC) stayed with the show until the final ABC episode. 

 

Just shows to go ya that you have to be careful how you treat others, because karma WILL come back to bite you on your ass if you're not.

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1 hour ago, dragonflies said:

Beth Ehlers and how she acted regarding JR Martinez

Beth Ehlers and how she suffered at the hands of Chuck Pratt, when he first said he'd put her with Ricky Paull & then changed to JR. Martinez

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17 hours ago, antmunoz said:

SFT?  Hmmm. That’s a tough one. 
 

Mary Stuart is accused of being a diva many times, usually by producers and P&G execs, in her autobiography, BOTH OF ME. But was she?  Maybe.  Co-star Anthony George thought so at least once, according to her own book. 
 

Ann Williams allegedly told her kids that Mary got her fired from her role as Eunice due to Ann’s popularity. I don’t think Mary had that kind of power, though. Ann doesn’t receive a lot of mention in BOTH OF ME, however.  Mary was her son’s godmother, I believe.  (Mary apparently did get at least one male love interest fired.)
 

Marie Cheatham, according to entertainment writer Nelson Aspen (who worked behind the scenes and on-camera on SFT), trash-talked the writers one day and was gone the next, replaced by Louise Shaffer. It was not a good recast, especially of an actress who originated a role a decade earlier. It hurt the show and the character was killed off.  Wonder if firing Cheatham was the culmination of years of diva behavior?
 

 

 

 

 

That's interesting!   I have Mary Stuart's book in paperback somewhere.  I'll have to reread it.   I do love me some Anthony George!   :) 

 

I read back in the day that Mary Ellis Bunim was wanting to kill off Jo and Mary Stuart went above her head and was spared by P&G so Mary Ellis spitefully killed off Ann Williams because Ann and Mary Stuart were good friends.    Interesting!!

 

I always wondered what happened with Marie Cheatham!  A foolish move on the part of the higher ups!  I love Louise Shaffer but she was never Stephanie for me.   I wonder Marie would have stayed until the end of the show if she hadn't been fired......

 

Thanks for sharing!!

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AMC should have just made BE, Hayley. They were going to but Kelly Ripa threw a fit. Sorry yu cant do that. You quit

They also considered her for Liza But decided a new role because according to BE herself she was told that Hayley and Liza were too tied to the canvas? What??? But then wasnt this Chuck Pratt AMC

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1 hour ago, Khan said:

 

Yup.

 

Ironically, although Ehlers arrived at AMC with fanfare, her character turned out to be such a dud that she literally vanished after getting attacked by Annie in a ladies' restroom; while Martinez, an Iraq War veteran with no prior acting experience, won over the show's fans in a very short time and (IIRC) stayed with the show until the final ABC episode. 

 

Just shows to go ya that you have to be careful how you treat others, because karma WILL come back to bite you on your ass if you're not.

 

Yes, and just because you had clout and star power on one show doesn't mean it will translate to another show. Is Beth Ehlers even still acting anymore?

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On 5/14/2019 at 11:06 AM, YRfan23 said:

I never heard of Flannery being a Diva? 

She's a diva to people below her. Interns, production assistants she doesn't like...those kind of people. She's nice as pie to producers & her fellow actors. Susan can be prickly with directors if she doesn't agree or like their vision for the scene. I speak from experience. That is all. 

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1 hour ago, BetterForgotten said:

Better yet, they shouldn't have cast her ass at all. 

 

There ya go!

 

1 hour ago, John said:

AMC should have just made BE, Hayley. They were going to but Kelly Ripa threw a fit.

 

I wasn't ever a Kelly Ripa or Hayley fan, yet even I think recasting Hayley with BE would have been DISASTROUS.

 

No, I'm with @BetterForgotten.  BE had limited appeal away from GL.  She was better off remaining with that show until the end.

 

RE: Maree Cheatham at SFT.  I don't know whether she was a diva, but I do know she didn't get along with Philip Brown (ex-Steve Kendall), who played her love interest for awhile.  Of course, Brown was in the midst of a terrible drug addiction, which might have played a part.

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39 minutes ago, mikelyons said:

She's a diva to people below her. Interns, production assistants she doesn't like...those kind of people. She's nice as pie to producers & her fellow actors. Susan can be prickly with directors if she doesn't agree or like their vision for the scene. I speak from experience. That is all. 

Hmmm....do tell more. :)

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51 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Hmmm....do tell more. :)

Melody Thomas Scott is a diva behind the scenes. Whenever she has scenes with Eric Braeden or has to kiss him, she rolls her eyes and makes a huge deal about it. From my observations, her closest friend on set is/was Sharon Case. 

Eric Braeden isn't a diva...he just likes to get in and get out and he likes his scene partners to be prepared. No joking around or calling for lines when you're in a scene with him!

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Mike, we should talk! Mel is a TOTAL diva. Not a nice person. Trillions of stories about her. Eric is great as long as you just come prepared, know your lines. He doesn’t put up with unpreparedness. 

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4 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Yes, and just because you had clout and star power on one show doesn't mean it will translate to another show. Is Beth Ehlers even still acting anymore?

No, apparently she took Rape Training and then EMT training and is now functioning as an EMT. Her 2 boys are adults now. I believe they now live together in Manhattan. She did act in one show, 2010 Ehlers was announced to be in the cast of The SFN's television series River Ridge I think it was streaming.

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