'7TH HEAVEN' SET TURNS INTO HELL ON EARTH

Published on: September 21, 2006
'7TH HEAVEN' SET TURNS INTO HELL ON EARTH

The mood on the set of "7th Heaven" is hellish these days.

After 10 years on the air, budget cuts have resulted in less rehearsal time and longer workdays for the show's stars.

But the biggest problem, say insiders, is the bickering among the actors, who have worked closely together for more than a decade.

There's suddenly tension between Catherine Hicks and Stephen Collins, who play Annie and the Reverend Eric Camden, the linchpins of the series.

"They have conflicting acting styles. Stephen is matter of fact and down to earth — he doesn't analyze everything.

"But Catherine likes to take time to talk about how her character is feeling, and it infuriates Stephen, because it slows down the production.

"He completely avoids talking with her when they're not doing a scene.

"Beverley Mitchell and George Stults, who play the Camdens' daughter Lucy and her husband Kevin Kinkirk, don't even make small talk when their scenes are over," revealed one insider.

Pick up this week's issue of The ENQUIRER to read more about it.