Jennifer Jason Leigh was nominated for a BAFTA award this year for her role in The Hateful Eight, but she didn’t attend the London show because the film’s UK distributors refused to cover her travel expenses.
The movie grossed $10 million in the U.K, and it is customary for them to foot the bill in such a circumstance. Generally a nominated actor gets a full treatment of airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs, glam squads and guest travel when appropriate.
One insider said:
“In all my years in the business, I’ve never seen this happen.”
As for why this occurred, that’s up for debate. Jennifer did not win the award for supporting actress that she was nominated for but she probably would have loved to be there seeing as she enjoyed the role so intensely.
“I wanted the part so badly — I’ve wanted to be in a Tarantino movie forever — and needed to give it my all, but it was quite a task set before me, and I was nervous. I knew I just had to sort of throw myself into it.”
The actress recently revealed that she almost gave up acting entirely before The Hateful Eight and Anomalisa came around and turned her into an a leading lady in two Oscar nominated films. The actress had taken time off to raise her son and wasn’t sure how her return would go, but at this point her career seems pretty promising to say the least.
“[Both movies] reminded me I really love acting. I love it! It’s so gratifying. It brought that back to me, and it was something that I had forgotten about.”
More in News
Demi Lovato Remains in the Hospital After Overdosing Last Week
Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following an overdose that took place last week. The star is still expected to...July 31, 2018
Madonna Launches a Malawi Fundraiser to Celebrate 60th Birthday
Madonna is launching a fundraiser for Malawi in celebration of her 60th birthday. The fundraiser will be held online in partnership...July 31, 2018
Kesha Documentary Heading to Apple Music
A Kesha documentary will soon be released on Apple music. The project is entitled Rainbow – The Film, and will provide...July 30, 2018
Justin Bieber Hints that a Wedding is Just Around the Corner
Justin Bieber has hinted that his wedding to Hailey Baldwin is just around the corner. A paparazzi recently asked the singer...July 30, 2018
Netflix Announces Four More Original TV Shows
Netflix has announced that they will be adding four more original TV shows. One of the new shows is called Madam...July 30, 2018
Kristen Stewart Joins the Cast of the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot
Kristen Stewart will officially be joining the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot, which will be directed by Elizabeth Banks. Other...July 27, 2018