Oscar-nominated actress Abigail Breslin has claimed she was “scared of being alone” with co-star Aaron Eckhart while filming their latest project.
Details have emerged revealing that Breslin, who rose to fame in Little Miss Sunwrote a letter to SAG-AFTRA in which she made numerous claims about Eckhart, who is best known for his roles in The dark night And Erin Brockovitch.
The duo’s action thriller Classified, which also stars actor Tim Roth, finished filming in May in Malta.
However, unfortunately, production apparently didn’t go as smoothly as the studio might have hoped.
During filming, Breslin allegedly accused his co-star of “aggressive, humiliating and unprofessional” behavior.
It is reported that Breslin demanded several changes be made to the production following her claims, and reportedly stated that if her demands were not met, she would cease filming.
The allegations surfaced as part of a lawsuit the production filed against Breslin, claiming his accusations cost the project more than US$80,000.
“During production, the entire production nearly came to a halt when Breslin advised Eckhart’s production to engage in aggressive, humiliating and unprofessional behavior that she said repeatedly put her in danger ” the lawsuit states.
“So that production continues, among other things. Breslin refused to be alone in several scenes with Eckhart and expensive accommodations had to be made by production to accommodate Breslin’s demands, otherwise Breslin would not continue to fulfill her contractual obligations.
The producers say an on-set investigation “found no evidence to support Breslin’s far-fetched, hysterical and imaginary allegations against Eckhart.”
It is claimed in the lawsuit that “unnecessary accommodations made for Breslin, whose claims were specious, cost the production more than $80,000.”
The producers also claim that Abigail is “extorting” them by demanding a payment of $35,000 as a condition of signing documents that must be signed for the film to be released.
A representative for Breslin told Rolling Stone in response to the reports: “Ms. Breslin categorically denies all allegations made and unequivocally stands by her statement that she provided confidentially to SAG.