She Wanted to Get Fired
Actress Madeline Kahn was scheduled to be in the film adaptation of ‘Mame’ before ‘Blazing Saddles’ started filming. ‘Mame’ was being adapted from the original Broadway musical, which starred Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur.
But one day before her she started on the set of ‘Blazing Saddles,’ Madeline was fired from ‘Mame.’ Lucille Ball claimed that Kahn was hoping to get fired, giving a bad performance on purpose so she could focus on playing Lili von Shtupp.
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