We regular folks aren’t the only ones who get pink-slipped. Stars of Hollywood get canned from their jobs, too. On Friday, “Ghost World” and “American Beauty” actress Thora Birch
learned she’d been fired from an off-Broadway show, “Dracula,” in which she was the star. Did we mention it was only four
days before performances were to begin?
The director claims that Thora was fired because her father and manager, Jack Birch (a former porn star), threatened another actor for rubbing his daughter’s back during a scene. Director Paul Alexander, claims Jack told the actor, “Listen, man, I’m trying to make this easier on you – don’t touch her” and that actor felt “physically threatened.” But the Birch family claims Thora was fired because they weren’t happy with her performance. Thora herself is super confused about what went down. “For three weeks I was just doing my thing, and everything I hear was positive, that the work I was doing was wonderful,” she told The New York Times. “Maybe it’s some kind of misunderstanding. … I’m totally in a state of shock over this, I still can’t believe it.” Thora is now being replaced by Emily Bridges, the daughter of actor Beau Bridges. [New York Times]
Poor Thora! But she’s not the only star who’s been fired from a role. Let’s take a look at other stars who’ve rocked Hollywood’s unemployment line.