10 Rare Movie Actor Contract Clauses You Never Knew

8. Quvenzhané Wallis Had Veto Power For Any Bloopers (Annie)

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Quvenzhané Wallis may have been just 10 years old when she starred in the 2014 remake of classic musical Annie, but shortly before shooting started she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for indie drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, making her the youngest-ever nominee in the category.

This afforded Wallis an unprecedented amount of clout when she negotiated her contract for Annie, allowing her to make a number of over-the-odds stipulations.

Hilariously, this included receiving second billing in the movie's marketing, below Jamie Foxx but above the far better-known (but not Oscar-nominated) likes of Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz.

Yet the most unique of her clauses? She had veto power over any bloopers that were to be included in either the movie's credits or on the home video release.

Kids can be painfully self-conscious, so having control over some of her most vulnerable moments on set perhaps wasn't the worst idea in the world.


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