Mitchell feared Allen would sack her

Hollywood beauty Radha Mitchell found playing the same character in different incarnations in Woody Allen's latest film Melinda and Melinda so tough, she thought the legendary film-maker would sack her.

Hollywood beauty Radha Mitchell found playing the same character in different incarnations in Woody Allen's latest film Melinda and Melinda so tough, she thought the legendary film-maker would sack her.

The Pitch Black actress played the 'pink' character in the morning before switching to her 'black' alter-ego in the afternoon - but Allen's lack of communication and preparation left Mitchell fearing the worst.

She tells British movie magazine Hotdog: "It was difficult because there was no rehearsal and no discussion about anything… Woody just sat behind the camera didn't say anything.

So I went home and called my manager and said: 'I'm probably going to get fired.' But I knew they didn't have the budget to fire me so I eventually calmed down a bit."

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