Getting hired to star in a movie or television show is hard enough, but it’s even harder to get fired from a movie or show mid-production. But that’s exactly what happened to these A-list celebs after they showed up on set for the filming of some truly iconic movies and TV shows. In the end, it’s probably a good thing that a lot of these celebrities were fired from their roles.
Of course, there’s a myriad of reasons why these previously successful celebs were fired. Some of them weren’t the right fit, exhibited bad behavior, or found another, more fulfilling life path. Whatever the reason, these celebs potentially lost millions in the process. Find out why they were fired from these huge roles right here.
Sometimes, it’s not the actor’s fault they were fired from the show, but simply the show’s plot is to blame. That’s what happened to Erinn Hayes, who starred in Kevin Can Wait. She lost nearly $75,000 in the process, and fans were shocked she was killed off in the show. But the director had his reasons, and the main one was to drive the show’s plot forward. Producer Rob Long said, “The goal was to give Kevin’s character a real drive and a real predicament [involving] how a family comes back together [after tragedy]. Also, out of respect for the character of Donna—and certainly the way that Erinn Hayes portrayed her—it seemed like the only right and fair way to treat her character.” Unfortunately, it didn’t make getting fired any easier for Hayes (via Eonline).