Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez’s debut film project has been thrown into chaos amid reports that she enjoyed a “fancy” trailer and asked to land her helicopter on set as several crew members walked off.
Sanchez, 53, self-financed the $2 million psychological thriller “The Golden Door,” which was filmed last summer and will feature a cameo appearance by Bezos’ teenage daughter, whom he shares with ex-wife Mackenzie Scott.
But sources say the film set was “chaotic” and full of drama, though those close to Sánchez have responded by stating that she is a victim of “sexism.”
The cinematographer and assistant director left the project within the first three weeks, citing creative differences. page six reports.
Meanwhile, director Kellie Madison reportedly retired after handing in her director’s cut in November.
Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, has been accused of presiding over a ‘chaotic’ film set for his debut film The Golden Door.
Sánchez is a former journalist who now owns her own aerial filming company Black Ops Aviation.
said a source Disc News that Sánchez and Bezos appeared on set frequently, adding that she was an “unwelcome” presence due to her diva claims.
“Suffice it to say that Sánchez did not make many friends by keeping a relatively luxurious trailer while others were stifling,” says the Disk report.
“And by asking if he could land his private helicopter on set while the cast and crew were concerned with basic safety protocols and the ship’s amenities were apparently inedible.”
The Puck reporter also said that he interviewed Sanchez in 2017 and called her ‘a piece of work in the exaggerated sense of the Beverly Hills fighters phrase.
Other crew members called Sanchez, a former journalist who now owns her own aerial filming company Black Ops Aviation, “inexperienced.”
But last night sources known to the star responded to the criticism.
one said page six: ‘Lauren has worked with Christopher Nolan and Catherine Hardwicke, she doesn’t have a lot of experience.
Jeff Bezos has largely kept his children out of the public eye, but sources say his teenage daughter interned on the set of Sanchez’s film and will be making a small screen appearance. She is pictured with his children and his ex-wife in 2016.
Bezos was photographed walking with his daughter and son in 2019 shortly after announcing his divorce from his mother Mackenzie Scott.
Of course, Lauren was going to ask to use her helicopter to film aerial shots. She was involved, even bringing her own jewelry for the actors to wear in the film.
“As for the luxurious trailer, it was a 30-foot Star Wagon, a one-room trailer that he shared with all the producers.
‘It’s just sexist; Lauren has been producing for a long time, but not in feature films. She’s a Latina who financed an all-female movie, which is no small feat.’
However, the source admitted that there were “problems” on set, adding that it was “a bit chaotic”.
“It’s a $2 million budget movie and there were a lot of newbies on the set, new producers and secondhand directors. There was definitely more drama on set than Lauren is used to,” they said.
The film was shot in Topanga, California, during a 20-day shoot and was produced by Sánchez’s Adventure & Fellowship company.
It stars Chris Rock’s ex-girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke and Daniella Kertesz, who starred in World War Z.
Puck News claims that Bezos’ teenage daughter was an intern in the film and was even given a small role.
Bezos, who went public with his relationship with Sánchez in 2019, has so far managed to keep his daughter’s name a secret.
The Amazon CEO shares three sons and a daughter with his ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, though he has managed to keep their lives mostly private.
His daughter’s presence in the film is likely to be a huge draw for audiences.
A production member told Page Six that the cinematographer was forced to leave in his first week of production due to a disagreement with then-director Madison.
The source said that he “wasn’t getting the creative vibe from the director.”
In week three the deputy director also left and both were replaced.
After Madison handed in his director’s cut in November, but has since left the project.
Director Kellie Madison reportedly left the project after she handed in her director’s cut in November.
The film stars Megalyn Echikunwoke, left, and Daniella Kertesz, right. I was filmed in Topanga, California during a 20-day shoot and was produced by Sanchez’s Adventure & Fellowship company.
Insiders said Sánchez asked to land his helicopter on set and enjoyed a ‘luxurious trailer’
It means that Sanchez is left to find a new director to finish and remake the film, page six reports.
WhatsNew2Day.com contacted representatives for Sanchez, Bezos and Madison.