One would think that after all of the hard work actors put in to make it to the big time, and considering the nearly insurmountable odds stacked against them, that once they finally got a hit television show, they would be happy and not want to make waves. But in a profession known for its famously difficult personalities, it seems that cast feuds are all but inevitable.
Sometimes this happens when two actors just don't mesh well together or, more often, when one goes completely off the rails. And woe betide you if you've got beef between star and show runner, because that's a power struggle no one wants to see played out. Sure, no workplace is without its occasional tension and in-fighting, but in this case it has the potential to cost millions of dollars and actually shut down the show. It's sometimes hard to feel bad for the actors, though.
Look, if the rest of us can survive our horrible jobs, you would hope that actors can just take solace in the fact that they're making more in one episode than we make in a year, and shut up about it.
Audrey Fox is an ex-film student, which means that she prefers to spend her days in the dark, watching movies and pondering the director's use of diegetic sound. She currently works as an entertainment writer, joyfully rambling about all things film and television related. Add her on Twitter at @audonamission and check out her film blog at 1001moviesandbeyond.com.