The Hollywood film industry and TV production are undoubtedly high tension domains. Still, the long hours and the demand to live in character help bring out the best of an actor. These 5 actors had various reasons to walk off from filming a blockbuster movie. Though some were just threatened by a contemptuous attitude toward their craft, others walked away with heavy hearts, barely able to finish their scenes. Discover which famous Hollywood actor went offset for what reason from the biggest movie franchises of all time.

Here is the list of 5 famous actors who walked offsets for some legitimate reasons –

Ian McKellen – The Hobbit

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Sir Ian McKellen is one of the most talented actors who not only has a knack for expanding his repertoire through classical training but also a great eye for choosing projects that challenge him with new characters and roles. A seven-time Laurence Olivier Award winner, he’s well-known for his roles in Lord of Rings as Gandalf and The Hobbit franchise as well. It was revealed in an interview that his reason for leaving The Hobbit franchise was due to working with the green screens.

Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones

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Starring in Game of Thrones since 2013, Diana Rigg has a popular reputation for being ambitious and thorough with her work. She left the set when she didn’t feel that everyone around her was as motivated or prepared.

Michelle Rodriguez – The Fast and the Furious

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Michelle Rodriguez, who played an essential role in 2001’s Fast and Furious, ended up risking her rising career after being dissatisfied with the direction that producers took with her character Letty Ortiz. She said she felt the character was being offered to her as something ‘different’ when it came down to deciding what roles she was supposed to play and work on. Ultimately, this led Rodriguez to walk off from set and leave out of anger when she could not get a script change that she had asked for prior to production.

Emma Watson – This Is the End

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Despite being filled with sheer apocalyptic comedy, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s 2013 movie This Is the End turned out to be a little bit too crude for some viewers at it garnered an ‘R’ rating. The film was brimming with obscene humor and raunchy dialogues that were also argued as sexist by Watson. Later, Rogen tried to explain the situation regarding Watson’s exit from the film. He said that the scene was not what was originally scripted, it was getting improvised, changed drastically, and was not what she agreed to take part in.

Brad Pitt – Interview with the Vampire

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Adapted from a novel by Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire stars big-name actor Tom Cruise. This film had been touted to be a major career boost for the young star Brad Pitt. However, audiences rejected the movie with its script being singled out as the film’s only real issue. Brad Pitt disliked what he read and felt that something just didn’t feel right with it so much so that he decided against doing the project in favor of pursuing other opportunities.

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