Faye Dunaway has been axed from the Broadway-bound one-woman play Tea at Five, according to reports. The 78-year-old Oscar winner reportedly created a "hostile" and "dangerous" environment backstage.
In addition to not knowing her lines and being late to rehearsals, the Mommie Dearest star reportedly slapped crew members.
In a statement, producers Ben Feldman and Scott Beck said:"The producers of Tea at Five announced today that they have terminated their relationship with Faye Dunaway. Plans are in development for the play to have its West End debut early next year with a new actress to play the role of Katharine Hepburn."
Dunaway recently finished the Boston run of the play, which tells the story of the late Hepburn's recovery from a car accident in 1983. Before the July 10 show in Boston, Dunaway allegedly slapped and threw things at crew members as they attempted to put a wig on her. The show was set to premiere this summer on Broadway, but has been put on hold until a replacement is found.