It’s not uncommon to have a little bit of drama on the set of any production, whether it be film, television or even Broadway. Stress levels are high and stars are forced to spend long hours of the day working with co-stars they might not like, so a little bickering here and there isn’t much to get worked up about, but sometimes it goes even further than that. There have been incidents where stars have gone so far as to have their co-stars fired. Some celebrities tried and didn’t succeed, while others were actually successful. Here’s a list of 9 celebrities who tried to have their co-stars fired:
8. Lucy Liu
One of the most high profile co-star spats, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray reportedly did not get along while filming the 2000 film Charlie’s Angels. As the story goes, Murray allegedly told Liu she couldn’t act and Liu responded by throwing punches at her co-star. Things got so bad they had to be pulled apart. Of course, when asked about the incident Murray recalls it much differently and has referred to it as a small spat, but he wasn’t asked to return for the sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. His character was replaced by Bernie Mac and we’re guessing Liu had something to do with it!
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