11 Celebrities’ Ridiculous On-Set Requests That Leave You Speechless

Celebrities have major perks because they have worked extremely hard and always give their job 100%. Because of their work, they have to turn up on time, put in the hours, and get on with their co-stars and others working on the set. Even the most successful famous people are totally dedicated to their craft and seemingly never become a huge disappointment.
However, there are some who consider themselves a diva when the status of success makes them believe they can get any request on set. Some demand simple and reasonable things like having space for privacy to rehearse or always having fresh drinking water available, several celebs make wild and excessive demands.
Here is a list of ridiculous on-set requests and if you want to see more, read these articles now: Ridiculous Contract Demands, Actors Demanded Major Changes For Their Characters, and 9 Most Bizarre Contract Demands.

#1 Nicolas Cage demanded a real bat

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In the horror film “Vampire’s Kiss”, there is a scene in which Nicholas Cage is bitten by a bat. The actor wanted a real bat but the director refused and instead brought in an animatronic one.

#2 Tom Cruise needs stretchy G-string underwear

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Tom Cruise wants to be more comfortable filming perfect scenes so he demands custom-made G-strings which are made from soft and stretchy material. The actor was embarrassed at first but he sees it as a way of improving his flexibility as he gets older.

#3 Jennifer Lawrence requests a Kardashian tent

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For the actress, starring in the movie “Mother!” was challenging. During filming, she required a Kardashian tent to deal with the dark nature of the film. She explained, “It was a tent that had pictures of the Kardashians and Keeping Up with the Kardashians playing on a loop—and gumballs. My happy place.”

#4 Lindsay Lohan once demanded everyone to get naked

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During filming “The Canyons”, her character needed to be naked in one scene and that made Lindsay Lohan so embarrassed. Therefore, she demanded that everyone from the staff and crew would get naked as well. No one agreed with her request but the director decided to strip down in order to shoot the scene with Lohan.

#5 Shia LaBeouf wanted to have real wounds

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During the filming of “Fury”, Shia LaBeouf’s character needed to have a large wound on his face. However, instead of using fake ones, he cut his face with a knife and kept the wound open to help it look fresh.

#6 Uma Thurman once demanded to have 3 cell phones

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Having 3 cell phones was a demand that Uma Thurman added to her contract for “Eloise”. The actress revealed that she was able to buy any costume and wig from the film at a low cost. Moreover, she demanded that her dressing room would be the best one.

#7 Lea Michele refused to scream

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It sounds so strange when the actress Lea Michele refused to scream during the filming of the series “Scream Queens”. She told to the director, “I am screaming twice, and you’re going to have to use it the entire season. I’m a singer!”

#8 Paris Hilton once requested live lobster

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Paris Hilton shot a small role in the movie “The Other Guys” but it was cut due to her demanding behavior. When she arrived on set, she gave the producers a 3-page list of her request, including live lobsters on set.

#9 Will Ferrell requested a mobility scooter

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Will Ferrell made a list of peculiar requests, like an electric 3-wheel mobility scooter, a fake tree, and a rainbow on wheels when filming “Semi-Pro”. The actor asked for them without reason.

#10 Daniel Day-Lewis demanded to be treated as a disabled person

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The Oscar-winning actor is known for taking his roles seriously. When portraying a man with cerebral palsy in the 1989 movie “My Left Foot”, Daniel “asked to be wheeled around the set in his wheelchair, and crew members were required to spoon-feed him and lift him around.”

#11 Orson Welles once requested a fur-lined coat

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While filming the movie “The Black Rose”, the actor required a coat with fur lining for his character to wear. That was strange because the fur lining would never appear on the screen. Shortly after production ended, the coat disappeared only appear in Welles’ next film, where he made sure the fur lining was shown on screen.
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