Christine Taylor

  1. Elaine Hendrix, The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas, TV, 1996.      Most of the cast voted themselves out of a job…  Including  Taylor, ex-Marilyn Munster.  The reboot  family from Here Come The Munsters, 1994 –  succeeding TV’s Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, etc –  was due for the Yuletide sequel.  Edward Herrmann, however, wanted a small  pay rise for  continuing as the patriarch, Herman(!).  Impossible, declared the producers. Unless the rest of the family accepted a tiny pay-cut to pay for it. They did not. The film  was made with all new Munsters. (An almost identical  pay battle was the pivot of  the Belgian entry at the 2014 Cannes Festival, Deux jours, une nuit/Two Days, One Night).
  2. Julianne Nicholson, August: Osage County, 2012.   Oklahoma playwright (and actor) Tracy Letts wanted the Steppenwolf cast of his 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning play to be in the film.  He was downright furious  when Brits  (plus an Aussie) were seen for the dysfunctional Westons. “They must be all-Americans!” Producer Harvey Weinstein won the battle for Benedict Cumberbatch and Ewan McGregor but gave in about Judi Dench (too old, anyway, at 78) and  Nicole Kidman.  Therefore, candidates for Ivy, the middle daughter, includedKristin Davis, Lauren Graham, Idina Menzel  and Christine Taylor … for what seemed like a Western-set  take on Lilian Hellman’s Little Foxes.

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