5 More Directors Who Were Lumbered With Actors They Didn’t Even Want
These directors were not too happy about having these actors onboard.
Alongside making sure you've assembled an expert group of teammates behind the camera to help capture the hopefully stellar work going down in front of it, arguably the most important part of any moviemaking endeavour is the process of putting together the right cast.
And while directors usually have the final say in who they would like to occupy the various roles at the centre of the project they're helming, it's not uncommon for a film's leader to also be stuck with a performer they simply did not want onboard in the first place.
Now this isn't necessary a sequel crammed full of bitterness and regret from start to finish. But with great burden does also tend to come great resentment and in the case of the following feature commanders, the majority would've definitely gone in a different direction with the various characters that are about to make their presence known if it was up to them.
Whether they were simply an unwanted last resort or just an out and out "bad actor" in their eyes, these directors most definitely did not want to work with the following thespians, but had to suck it up and get on with it all the same.
5. Joss Whedon Isn't Convinced By "Bad Actor" Ray Fisher - Justice League
Acting as perhaps one of the most public falls from grace in recent movie-making history, Joss Whedon's all-round dodgy behaviour on the set of Justice League ultimately led to a number of that film's stars calling out the Avengers Assemble director publicly.
Among these DCEU big screen titans was one Ray Fisher, playing Cyborg in the flick, who claimed that Whedon was at the centre of “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” behaviour on set. And now, after staying silent in the face of these various allegations for some time, the Buffy the Vampire creator has let his true feelings on Fisher and the matter at hand be known.
Speaking in a conversation with New York Magazine, Whedon would class the claims as “false and unjust” before labelling Fisher "a bad actor in both senses.” The director would also confess that he cut down Cyborg's storyline due to his feeling that it "logically made no sense".
With Whedon going as far as to state that Warner Bros. brought him on board to "fix" this originally Snyder-helmed superhero ensemble epic, it's become painfully obvious - if it wasn't already - that this outspoken director wasn't too happy to work with Fisher and a few of the other Justice League faces.
Of course, with how many people have spoken up about Whedon's allegedly toxic behaviour behind the scenes, his heavily criticised comments deflecting blame here have understandably gone down like a cup of cold sick in general.