Buff actor Vin Diesel has reportedly been going diva on the set of his upcoming flick “Babylon A.D,” according to New York City sources.
“Diesel shows up late all the time, sometimes two hours late . . . He’s laughing because he’s getting paid overtime for delays that he caused,” one Hollywood insider dished.
“They were shooting in Prague on sound stages, and were finally kicked out by the sequel to ‘The Chronicles of Narnia.’ They shut down one time for two weeks because the director had a nervous breakdown . . . Vin’s manager has been to Prague three or four times trying to talk sense into him.”
Other spywitnesses cite the director as the source of on-set trouble:
“He’s a different kind of director and doesn’t always mesh with people on the set,” one insider said. Another said, “Vin has actually been quite good. He’s holding the project together. It’s Kassovitz who’s the problem.”
Producer Alain Goldman admitted to the New York press that Kassovitz: “is not an easy director in terms of temper. Sometimes he has a lot on his shoulders. But it has been a tough schedule and a difficult movie because it involves a lot of action. And people who were saying this about Vin are making false statements.” Diesel’s rep declined to comment.
“The movie is over-budget and three weeks behind schedule because a skiing sequence had to be shot in Sweden thanks to a lack of snow in Eastern Europe,” Alain says.