The July 10 performance was canceled moments before curtain because Dunaway slapped and threw things at crew members who were trying to put on her wig, sources say. Enraged at the cancellation, Dunaway began “verbally abusing” the crew. They were “fearful for their safety,” said one source.
But her behavior was unsettling at an early photo shoot. Someone gave her a salad for lunch and she threw it on the floor. She was watching her weight and said the salad would be better on the floor than in her hand
While in rehearsal she left what one production source called “troubling, rambling, angry” voicemails to the creative team during the middle of the night. She also insisted that no one wear white to rehearsals because it “distracts me,” she said. When she was rehearsing on stage at the Huntington no one was allowed to move in the theater because that also distracted her.
Over the last weekend of June she had a full on “Mommie Dearest” meltdown and demanded that staffers at the Huntington Theater get down on their hands and knees and scrub the floor of her dressing room, sources claim.
She allegedly threw mirrors, combs and boxes of hairpins at the staff of the theater. She also pulled gray hairs out of her wig because she wanted to play a younger version of Hepburn than the playwright had written.
There has never been a case where an actors personal reputation has interfered with her professional career like this - the perception of Dunaway from her Oscar winning Network role and Mommie Dearest has insanely co-mingled with her work and she's never been able to do anything about it - it's fascinatingly horrible.
For those curious that aspect and this event is covered in a different way in the Best Actor/Actress on Stage/TV/Film thread as well if you'd like to see that dialog also.
Bette Davis would put razors in her gloves and take on all of Hollywood. I'd love to hear what she thinks of today's outrage culture. No matter which side she comes down on, it's bound to be entertaining to hear her rip up someone.
Oh honeys, as an actress, I don't think this is unreasonable behaviour... after all she's the one up there and everyones is going to be expecting something from her... She was a great actress. She's inspirational. It's behaviour like this, that made me want to be an actress... as well as VIP areas, freebies, having everyone kiss ass, and making impossible demands.
As Joan Crawford said, 'If you want the girl next door... she'll let you use wire hangers' ... or something like that.
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DINERS at the Koo Koo Roo in L.A. were jolted when they saw Faye Dunaway sashay in wearing gym clothes and plastic food-handling gloves. “She ordered chicken and broccoli to go, and then she sat at a table with her food container,” reports cyber gossip Janet Charlton. “She pulled a tiny scale out of her purse and . . . proceeded to pull the chicken meat off the bones and weigh it. She piled the bones and skin on a napkin. She carefully weighed the chicken meat and broccoli, and the broccoli was a little short, so she went to the counter and asked for more.”
Legendary Hollywood Diva Faye Dunaway Being Sued for Calling Assistant a ‘Little Homosexual Boy’
The Academy Award winner is once again in hot water amid the unfolding disaster of her busted Broadway bow in "Tea at Five."
Faye Dunaway is having a rough summer.
Once called the worst person in Hollywood by Bette Davis, the Academy Award winner is once again in hot water amid the unfolding disaster of her busted Broadway bow in “Tea at Five.” Last month, she was fired from the Broadway play because of allegedly bizarre behavior including hurling objects at crew members and slapping her wig-fitting team, throwing salad on the floor, and insisting no one wear white to rehearsal because it’s distracting.
Now, according to Page Six, she’s being sued by one of her handlers who alleges she verbally harassed him by calling him a “little homosexual boy.” The plaintiff, Michael Rocha, was tasked with running Dunaway’s errands, helping her take her meds, managing her schedule, and transporting her to and from rehearsals of the play, which is now being recast and mounted in London. Per Rocha’s court papers, Dunaway “regularly and relentlessly subjected plaintiff to abusive demeaning tirades” and used his sexual orientation to “demean and humiliate him at work.” He has also turned in audio evidence of her abuse.
Rocha, who was fired on June 12 under the guise that Dunaway was no longer “comfortable” working with him, also alleges that the “Network” and “Chinatown” star called other workers “little gay people.”
Poor Faye can’t catch a break. Back in 2017, she publicly humiliated herself when she erroneously named “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner on the Oscars stage, when “Moonlight” was the actual winner. It was not her fault that she and co-presenter Warren Beatty were handed the wrong envelope. She’s evidently still reeling from the trauma of it all.
Dunaway is no stranger to being called a diva. “Chinatown” director Roman Polanski once told a Rolling Stone reporter she was “a gigantic pain in the ass” following a film shoot rife with on-set hostility. Peter Biskind’s Hollywood tell-all “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” alleges that, while filming “Chinatown,” Dunaway had the nasty habit of urinating into trash cans and once, rumor has it, chucked a cup of her urine into Polanski’s face. (Dunaway later told The Guardian that the accusation “doesn’t even deserve the dignity of a response.”)
Back in the 1990s, Dunaway also allegedly would drive up to a now-shuttered West Hollywood video store and wait for someone to come collect her tapes. If they took too long, she would “just toss them out the window.” In 2008, Dunaway left this gem of a voicemail for a journalist who was too focused on her controversial turn as Joan Crawford in the camp classic “Mommie Dearest.” The laundry list of Dunaway’s diva ways goes on and on.
Her performance as Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five” was fraught from the start, with the actress allegedly forgetting her lines, showing up late, and complaining about the lighting. While starring in the play in Boston, the actress apparently butchered her lines mid-performance, and complained about an audience member’s hat.
According to the now-unfolding lawsuit, Rocha wrote in an email to “Tea at Five”‘s general manager, “As I told you on Friday, she still thinks I’m her 24/7 servant and went off on me because I was not there yesterday afternoon or this morning doing her dishes…I worked for her 14 days straight now, and still doing my best to get her to rehearsals on time.”
IndieWire reached out for comment from Dunaway’s manager, who is currently on vacation.
What a shrew ! She needs to retire for good .
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