Actors who quit big roles for ridiculous reasons

[post_page_title]Kim Basinger switched agents[/post_page_title]
After appearing in the racy 9 1/2 Weeks, Kim Basinger’s star was on the rise. Then, she was cast to star in a movie called Boxing Helena, about a cruel woman who’s taken hostage by a former lover who then – as the name implies – keeps her locked up in a box.

Kim Basinger switched agents

All was well, until Basinger switched agencies. Her new agents apparently convinced her the role would be bad for her career, so she demanded script changes. The director refused, Basinger left, and then got sued by the producers. She had to pay them $9 million, but the movie flopped so it was probably a good call.

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