Barbra Streisand said ‘no’ to her role in the upcoming film “The Guilt Trip” for over a year. Why? As she explained, “I like not to be bothered. I like to look at the ocean and swim in my pool and play with my dog and see my son.”
Persistent begging eventually paid off and Streisand accepted the role, with a couple of big demands. Among them: weekends off and no call times prior to 8:30 a.m. The biggest one, though? The legendary artist didn’t want to make the drive all the way to Paramount studios, so the filmmakers built a set at a warehouse closer to her home. Still, she insists she’s not a diva and her co-star in the film, Seth Rogen, backs her up.
Rogen said of working with Streisand, “If anything, it showed me that I should maintain sanity. There’s no excuse to be crazy. Because Barbra’s not crazy. She acts very reasonably and she can get away with a lot of (stuff) that she doesn’t pull. I’ve seen people with much less power than her get away with crazier (things) than she’s ever pulled… She could go bonkers and she doesn’t do anything.”
See the real-life bond that developed between the two when they hit the big screen together. “The Guilt Trip” opens in theaters on Wednesday, Dec. 19. For a taste of it right now, check out the videos below!