Uma Thurman is a living legend. Her performance in classic films like Quentin Tarantino kill Bill will go down in cinema history.
However, as with all actors, not all of Thurman’s projects turned out to be hits. Some of them were never even started. Thurman was set to star Eloise in Paris about 2010 but it never got to the bottom. Apparently, Thurman’s demands killed the film.
“Eloise in Paris” was set to star Uma Thurman
The film Eloise in Paris was supposed to be an adaptation of the popular children’s book of the same name, according to Express. Written by Kay Thompson, the book was published in 1958 via Goodreads.
It is another popular installation by Thompson Eloise Books with a twist. Little Eloise is best known for living in the Plaza Hotel in New York City. in the Eloise in Paris, She’s obviously in the City of Lights, Paris.
All of Thompson’s books had staying power. They are still popular today, decades after they were released. Eloise in Paris was apparently so charming that it became a feature-length screenplay.
Unfortunately, the film will probably never be made. Thurman was supposed to be in the film, but the production studio behind the film pulled out and Eloise in Paris was scrapped and may never be revived.
Uma Thurman had some interesting demands in her contract
At Thurman Eloise in Paris When the contract was leaked online, it became clear that there were many potential clauses to break. Their contract was detailed, complicated and in some cases very subjective. Thurman wanted a lot of extras that might have been difficult, if not impossible, to give her.
For example, according to Express, she called for the “cheapest changing facilities”. She also wanted to be able to buy any of her costumes or wigs at a deep discount. She reportedly asked for a 50% discount off the item’s price. Thurman also needed three cell phones during filming and wanted her hotel suite to have three bedrooms.
Thurman was set to star Eloise in Paris alongside Pierce Brosnan. But filming never started. Instead, British production company Handmade Films dropped the film. Thurman was paid a $1.5 million cancellation fee, but she eventually sued and settled on the money she wanted to make from the project — $10 million, Reuters reports.
Uma Thurman isn’t the only celebrity to have a demanding contract
Although Thurmans is quite demanding, other celebs have been known to have some wild things written in their contracts. filming The fast and furious Franchise must have been difficult as many of its stars have strict rules about how often their characters can get hurt. According to GQ, Vin Diesel doesn’t want to take more punches in a fight than his on-screen opponents.
The Rock can’t lose on screen, and neither can Jason Statham. Their tricky contracts have resulted in scripts being rewritten to meet the demands. Both action heroes must maintain their image in order to get the roles.
The Rock, Diesel and Statham are simply following in the footsteps of other action stars that came before them. Steve McQueen, one of the most prolific action heroes, demanded that he have the same number of lines as his co-star for 1974 The mighty inferno.
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