Lena Headey is reportedly being sued for $1.5 million by her old agency for unpaid commission on several projects, including Thor: Love and Thunder, from which she was cut.
variety reports that Troika, the agency, is seeking, among other things, $500,000. That’s about 7% of what she made in Thor 4, but she won’t be seen in the Marvel movie.
According to official documents, Headey joined Troika in 2005 to 2020. That was the year the agency reformed into YMU. The company now claims that Headey has to pay them a hefty commission while the actress claims she never signed with Troika.
Headey also says that Troika was not involved in the negotiations for Thor: Love and Thunder, it was director Taika Waititi who personally approached her for the role, the actress said. In addition to the MCU commission, the agency is also seeking at least $300,000 for her role in 9 Bullets and $650,000 for her role in the canceled Showtime series Rita.
Headey disagrees with Troika’s claims, saying the company was reimbursed for all the projects Troika was involved in. Troika was not her only agency and therefore did not lead all negotiations, Headey had signed with CAA in the US.
It’s unclear why Headey was taken out of Thor: Love and Thunder, but so did certain other scenes. Christian Bale told Prensa Escenario that he’d done scenes with Peter Dinklage’s Dwarf King Eitri, and Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster, but that both disappeared in the deleted scenes†
In addition to those removed cameos, more scenes were removed. Bale, those are MCU Makes Debut as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, said a moment was cut because it was a bit “too extreme” for the movie. There were also plans for a Kate Bush dance scene who also didn’t make it.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be out on July 8 and Chris Hemsworth’s character will take on Gorr along with Natalie Portman’s Jane Fosterwho will wear Mjolnir as Mighty Thor.