Shannen Doherty is an actress well-known for on-set drama. She was notoriously fired from “Beverly Hills: 90210” for her tardiness and erratic behavior on set. And although she managed to land another big role on “Charmed,” it didn’t last very long. Apparently, the producers had to write her off the storyline due to her inability to get along with her castmate, Alyssa Milano.
In an interview Milano gave to “Watch What Happens Live”, she admitted that there were some rough days during the three years they got to work together.
Columbus Short and His Real-Life Scandals
While filming the hit TV show "Scandal," actor Columbus Short proved to cause way too many scandals in his personal life. In fact, there were so many we weren't sure where to start. There were accusations of domestic violence and bar fights that gave him the rightful reputation of a grade-A psycho.
He was let off the show (his character was assassinated), but lucky for him, his cast and crew showed some compassion and pitched in to send him to get professional help.
There Is a Great Reason Why Michael Pitt's Character Got Shot
The second season finale of "Boardwalk Empire" featured Jimmy Darmody, played by Michael Pitt, being shot in the face and killed. This dramatic moment may have been an important part of the plot, but it was also a good way to get rid of Pitt. Why? Oh, because he was a total jerk on set.
The actor was known for not having a great work ethic or a good attitude and would often forget his lines and go off-script. It all added up to wasting the production’s time and money and eventually getting Pitt canned from the show and UTA dropping him as a client.
Jay Thomas Isn't Very Cheery
Jay Thomas played hockey star Eddie Lebec on the legendary sitcom "Cheers" from 1982 to 1993. At the time, Eddie had a side- gig as a radio DJ. It was during a radio broadcast that he was caught complaining about having to kiss his on-screen wife, Rhea Perlman, not realizing he was still on the air and that people were listening.
Allegedly, Perlman heard what he said on the radio, and Eddie Lebec never entered the TV bar again. Not only that but his character was killed off in some kind of freak Zamboni accident. Guess that’s what happens when you disrespect your wife.
Dominic Monaghan Wouldn't Play a Small Role
Dominic Monaghan played the complex role of Charlie Pace in "Lost," but apparently, it wasn't enough for him. Charlie died heroically at the end of season 3, but Monaghan didn't grieve that loss.
Apparently, Monaghan wouldn't get along with his castmates (namely Matthew Fox), wouldn't stop giving direction notes of his own, and sulk over how small his role was compared to the large size of the cast.