Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway has been fired from the Broadway-bound play “Tea at Five” for creating a “hostile” and “dangerous” environment backstage in the Boston theater where it’s playing. She left production members fearing for their safety. Staffers say she routinely kicked and punched them, and threw things at them. Even, when they tried to put her wig on for the show, she was thrashing at them because she thought there were too many gray hairs in the wig.
Dunaway was playing Katharine Hepburn in the play. Backstage she was channeling Joan Crawford, the deranged, abusive film star Dunaway played in the 1981 movie “Mommie Dearest." Dunaway was excited to return to Broadway for the first time in 37 years, but she’s been ACTING like this for years, and it's just getting worse. Some time ago she was fired by Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber before she opened in the Los Angeles production of “Sunset Boulevard.” In this latest play, she couldn't remember any of her lines, and threw constant fits. When asked about it, her assistant said the 78 year old actress might be off her medication.