Apparently Randy and Evi Quaid‘s downward spiral extended to his professional life as well. A former main actor on the doomed play Lone Star Love opened up to RadarOnline.com about the hellish experience dealing with the couple.
“I’m not surprised that Randy and Evi Quaid’s lifes are spiraling out of control,” the actor, who did not want to be named for fear of retaliation from the couple, said. “I don’t wish anybody ill will but those two were a complete nightmare and totally sabotaged the play and ruined it for everybody else.”
The Quaids are set to appear in a Santa Barbara court on October 19 regarding an unpaid $10,000 bill at the ritzy San Ysidro Ranch.
The news of their indiscretions did not come as a shock to the actor who helped bring the case against the pair which resulted in Quaid getting banned for life by the Actors Equity Association and fined $81,572 for inappropriate behavior while starring in the play.
“In my opinion they both enable one another and drug abuse is the root problem and until they get that sorted-out I fear things will only get worse for them,” the actor continued. “A friend of mine was working with Randy Quaid only a few weeks ago on a voice-over gig and he showed up two hours late and was hellish to work for throughout. The sad part is that he is talented but until he mends his ways nobody will want to work with him.”
The actor revealed that Quaid and his wife – who served as his manager while he starred in Lone Star Love – indulged in some bizarre antics during the pre-Broadway run in Seattle in 2007.
The Brokeback Mountain actor played Falstaff in the play which was basically a country and western re-working of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives Of Windsor. According to the source their madcap antics included:
-Evi e-mailing a photograph of her vagina with the words “Eat Me” attached to it to a stage manager after her husband refused to wear costumes designed by Tony winner Jane Greenwood.
-Randy struck an actor three times on the head during a live performance of the play and then told irate production managers that he was only trying to knock his hat off.
-The husband and wife team hired security guards to protect them from the cast and crew because they felt endangered and then failed to pay them.
-Randy was continually verbally abusive to the other actors and crew constantly yelling “wrong f***ing deal” when things didn’t go his way.
-The husband and wife team would try and get other actors fired by playing good cop bad cop tactics to intimidate them about their performances.
-Evi would illegally video-tape performances and then post them on You Tube for self promotion of her husband.
-Randy refused to rehearse with the cast any changes in the preview run effectively bringing the production to a halt.
Ironically, when the Actors Equity Association held their hearing into the complaints that were lodged by all 26 of the cast’s production Randy did not appear for the video conference session in Los Angeles which was attended by his wife instead.
“It was ridiculous because when she was told that she had no place being there she went crazy and started calling everybody Nazis,” the actor revealed. “As far as I’m concerned they single handedly destroyed the play before it got it’s Broadway run and this impacted so many people financially and emotionally too. But I’m glad that we stood up for ourselves and that the Actors Equity Association took the action that they did because at least they were held accountable for their actions.”