Having weird rider demands is nothing uncommon in the current world full of hipster artists and “unique snowflakes”. But sometimes actors that have already reached a legendary status, will go as far as demand more screen time, have their lines changed, and even change the title of the movie they’re in! Naturally, all these alterations can’t be good. But some people have no chill.
Anyway, here are 8 actors whose demands have changed crucial movie details!
1. The Mummy (2017)
When Tom Cruise found out that the titular Mummy had the same amount of screen time as his character, he insisted on getting more scenes. And since the whole movie was basically reliant on his performance, the director agreed. And that was the end of the Dark Universe.
2. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Sam L. Jackson loved this movie title so terribly much, he couldn’t stand aside when the movie execs decided to change “Snakes on a Plane” to “Pacific Flight 121”. He said it was the stupidest damn thing he ever heard. And I do agree with him! While he was at it, Jackson also managed to convince the suits that this should be an R-rated movie, which we actually got in the end, so thanks, SLJ!
3. The Avengers (2012)
Initially, the “shawarma” line in the end was as dull as they come: “what’s next?”. Thankfully, Robert Downey Jr. and Joss Whedon stepped up their game, and Joss wrote 3 whole pages of witty one-liners, only to stop at “shawarma”. The crew loved that bit so much they agreed to make a bonus post-credits scene of them eating long after the movie finished shooting.