15 Actors That Nearly Quit Iconic Roles (Over Bizarro Things)
On paper, being an actor is an easy gig: you show up, you’re handed a script, and then you just read it and play pretend. Unfortunately for actors who got into the business for its perceived ease, that is not always, or often even usually, the case. Sometimes, you work with a dude like Ol’ Al “I torture my actresses” Hitchcock, who tortured his actresses. Or maybe you get to set and you realize “wait, everything here is a sickly green and there are no other actors in this – am I going insane?” And still other times, you’re just plain not wanted by guys in the 4000 dollar suits because the guys in the 5000 dollar suits think you’re a nobody (c’mon!).
Yeah, sorry to break it to you aspiring actors out there but acting isn’t always easy. The weirdest, the surrealist, the most confusing stuff happens on film sets, and it’s enough to make even the toughest veterans want to quit.