Every now and then, Hollywood producers, agents, and cast members are forced to deal with difficult people to work with. Those who usually make everyone’s job a constant nightmare are usually those who have gotten carried away with the success they have had with their previous work. So, because of this, they feel that they have the right to make life harder for those who just want to get their job going as smooth as possible. Well, if you ever make it big in Hollywood, these ten celebrities will make sure that you bow down to their knees and do what they say, because from what we’ve seen, the majority of them usually get their way. Others, on the other hand, have not been so lucky, and consequently faced drastic departures from hit TV-programs, while others were axed from movies roles. It really just depends on who is leading the project. If that particular person has sense, they will see right through that person and fire them on the spot, because it’s a known fact that if one person begins to get difficult, it’ll slow down the entire work process. See how it has worked out for these ten celebrities, who are all known to be hard to work with.
10. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has been said to be extremely hard to work with over her constant diva behavior. Several news outlets have reported over the years that Anne always has to get things her way; she will throw tantrums and ignite arguments if something is not going the way she wants it to. In fact, earlier this year, Anne infamously sent her English muffin back four times during filming for a Japanese commercial, stating the egg wasn’t cooked properly. Four times? That’s a little extreme.
9. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is a self-proclaimed diva, so it’s good to know that she embraces the fact that she can be a real piece of work to deal with. Mariah, who is known for her hit songs, including We Belong Together, literally calls the shots wherever she goes. If you ever considered working for this superstar, think again. Carey is known to treat her staff like her worst enemies, having admitted that she fires her nannies every time she senses that her children are becoming attached to them more than her. Mariah boasts of having had dozens of nannies since birthing her twins.
8. Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl had to learn the hard way that she is not the boss in Hollywood. While this actress had a relatively strong career going for herself, she ruined it all by being a complete diva on set. She was fired from Grey’s Anatomy because its executive producer and creator Shonda Rhimes, was tired of Heigl’s rude attitude, openly confessing that Katherine did not know how to conduct herself properly. It was further added that the actress seemed to have gotten carried away when she started to receive huge movie offers — but after being fired from GA, Katherine’s career declined faster than it took off. Production companies are not even considering her for roles anymore.
7. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is very well known for throwing tantrums at people that haven’t even done anything to him. But aside from having come across as a rude person in interviews, 2013 saw Justin’s team really struggle with the PR statements they had to make to defend the singer’s actions. From weed and sizzurp scandals to alleged cheating affairs behind Selena Gomez’s back, Justin’s team had to take care of the damage Bieber was creating all over the press. Let’s say it this way — if Justin Bieber did not have his team of people, who’ve made sure the singer is always portrayed in the best light, his career would’ve been over years ago. Still, it must be a stressful job, though.
6. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is not the person you should ever consider working with. Unless you like phones being thrown at your head, then by all means, go ahead. Naomi is infamously known for having struggled with anger management problems over the years. Her former supermodel enemy, Tyra Banks, called her out once during a taped interview, in which the Hollywood star admitted to having felt bullied by Naomi during her come-up days in the modelling world. So, a former bully and a phone thrower. Yikes.
5. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga may seem like the nicest and sweetest person with her fans, but working with her can be a real chore. Just ask her former personal assistant, who sued the songstress for forcing her to do the craziest things with her. Jennifer O’Neill claims Gaga made her share the same bed with her whenever they were on the road working together; she thought it was totally inappropriate, wondering why Gaga couldn’t get her another room to sleep in. Jennifer also claims that Gaga would behave strangely and act like a maniac throughout their time together, adding that the work kept her so busy, the singer would rarely give her time off from the job.
4. Britney Spears
Britney Spears is quite fragile, following her infamous 2007 meltdown. Her downfall from being the Pop’s Princess was very well documented, and it seems as if Britney is still struggling to come to terms with that. Her shakiness in interviews is strange, her dance routines during performances are very stiff — unlike before — and she rarely chats with fans the way she used to. Which would explain why she makes anybody who comes near her sign a gag order, meaning that whatever they see or hear Britney say, they can’t tell anybody else about it. Which makes you wonder what Ms. Spears is hiding from the world when she’s not acting stiff on stage or in interviews.
3. Kanye West
Kanye West is a real diva, according to multiple reports. Having graced the world with the most absurd rants about his failed attempts in starting a successful clothing line, one can only imagine just how this rapper must treat his staff (and not in a good way). Kanye is very passionate about the things he sets his mind to, so if those things are not going his way, believe you and me that there will likely be an argument ready to erupt. It’s Kanye’s way or no way at all. Pretty diva-ish, if you ask me.
2. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been named as one of the most unreliable people to work with over the years. Producers for previous films the actress has worked on have admitted that Lindsay was always late to shoot her scenes, and that was usually down to the fact that LiLo was partying the night before. Furthermore, she would sometimes seem “out of it,” as if she hadn’t caught up on sleep and was a little hungover. Very unprofessional, and easy to understand why she is one of the worst people to work with in Hollywood.
1. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera has been branded a diva by literally everyone, including her musical peers, such as Mary J. Blige. And I’m not talking about a “good” diva. Christina is known to act like she doesn’t know you when she is in one of her stroppy moods. But the most disgusting one of them all, she has made fun of overweight people in the past; Kelly Osbourne in particular. Which is quite ironic because a couple of years after making fat jokes against Kelly, Christina blossomed into a fuller figure herself.