A leading actor from the Oscar-winning musical “No One Wants to Work With You” says he will leave Hollywood in March, citing lack of pay.
“It’s a lot of pressure,” Oscar-winner Fredrik Lothbroke told AFP.
“I’ve worked with a lot artists in the past and it was a bit different, and it’s like, what do you do?”
The 37-year-old actor told AFP that he was leaving because of a lack of money.
“There’s so many people out there that don’t want to work for me,” he said.
Lothbroker, whose credits include “The Princess Bride” and “Lars and the Real Girl,” is one of Hollywood’s most prominent young stars, with roles in films such as “The Real Life of Oscar Mayer” and the Broadway musical “The Musical” which has grossed $2 billion.
He is one half of the band “The Lonely Boys,” which has a Grammy-nominated album of pop hits.
Luthbrok has been nominated for a Grammy for his song “Saving Christmas,” which he co-wrote with Lothberg.
He said that his bandmates are “really happy” about his departure, but he wants more from his career.
“We need to work on our songs a lot, I know it sounds weird, but we need to be more creative, we need more, we’re really happy,” he told AFP in a statement.
“If there’s not more, it’s because we don’t have the time to work.”
He added that the group has also received threats from “someone who knows a lot about what I do,” including that he is “not going to be in the band any more.”
“He also threatened that I’m going to get a divorce, but I’m not,” he added.
Lott has not been an Oscar winner since 2012.
He has starred in “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” “I’m the Man,” “My Favorite Things” and more.
He has been an outspoken critic of Hollywood in recent years, having previously criticised the treatment of women in the industry and calling out Hollywood’s failure to produce good, diverse work.