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Prince was impossible to work with, says Besson

Prince was impossible to work with, says Besson
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French filmmaker Luc Besson says he found late music icon Prince \"impossible\" to work with. Besson was eager to cast Price in the 1997 sci-fi film \"The Fifth Element\", but the role ultimately went to American comedian Chris Tucker, because Prince couldn\'t be relied upon.

French filmmaker Luc Besson says he found late music icon Prince "impossible" to work with. Besson was eager to cast Price in the 1997 sci-fi film "The Fifth Element", but the role ultimately went to American comedian Chris Tucker, because Prince couldn't be relied upon.

Recalling the same, Besson told: "Ah, Prince. I love him but it was impossible. He said yes to the part. "You make a meeting for Monday at noon and he turns up on Tuesday at six. Or he cancels three times. Always so charming and sweet, but the reality of musicians doesn't fit with film."

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