Is legendary actress Liza Minnelli showing her true colors?
The 67-year-old reportedly went all diva before a recent filming for a Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops commercial, which forced production to replace her with Martha Stewart!
According to various outlets, the drama began before shooting day. The Oscar-winner had an extensive list of demands for the commercial set, including Egyptian cotton towels, silver trays, two cartons of cigarettes, a humidifier and $400 coffee service.
Rider McDowell, owner of Pine Brothers, spoke about the incident, saying, “We reached out to Martha…after our first actress had a nervous breakdown the morning of the shoot.”
Though her apartment was only a few blocks away from set, Liza reportedly refused to come film, claiming that the commercial was “too much pressure.”
The company was then forced to replace the actress with lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who Business Insider reports was the company’s first choice to begin with.
Liza’s rep has since denied the claims, saying that his client never asks for more than Coca-Cola and Gatorade on a set. His version of events goes that while Liza was in discussions with Pine Brothers, they could not agree on a script and subsequently parted ways early on.
Luckily for Pine Brothers, their replacement acted “like a real pro.” A source tells Page Six that “[Martha] was done in makeup within 10 minutes, and filmed the ad in 30. She probably earned $1 million in 40 minutes.”
Not bad for being a last-minute add-in! Check out the finished ad below!
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