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Ariel Winter

Mother Was a Terror

During Recent Film Shoot

11/11/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1110_ariel_winter_mom_chrystal_workman_article_splashnewsonline_tmzAriel Winter's mother was an overbearing stage mom who constantly criticized Ariel and ordered her never to leave her side ... this according to a source on the set of one of Ariel's recent movies.

In June 2010, Ariel filmed "The Chaperone," starring Triple H. But according to a source who worked on the film, Ariel's mom Chrystal acted like she was the star of the movie.

We're told Chrystal had her own director's chair and listened to each take on her headphones. After each take, Chrystal would pull Ariel aside to tell her what she did wrong. 

Our source says Chrystal opinions weren't reserved just for her daughter -- she would often tell the writers and director what she thought of each scene. Our source says Chrystal would even order around the production assistants ... making them fetch her food from Craft Services. 

The movie starred many other child actors, but we're told Ariel never got a chance to hang out with them because she was not allowed to leave her mother's side.

Our source adds ... while Chrystal seemed like the stereotypical, overbearing stage mom ... they never witnessed any sort of abuse.

Chrystal's antics weren't just reserved for Ariel. TMZ spoke with Chrystal's brother-in-law, who told us Chrystal acted the same way with Ariel's sister Shanelle when she was growing up.

The brother-in-law says Chrystal was extremely hard on Shanelle, controlling what she ate and how she looked.

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Reg    

Ok TMZ , so this is how you treat your loyal posters huh? I think this site has officially been made redundant. I get what is going on here, 1 someone made a negative post about your "Employees" 2 You have lowered your standards.(Oh thats right you do not have any standards)
3 Any hit will do right?

712 days ago
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GLaDOS    

Are you f*cking kidding me, TMZ?? ANOTHER story on this. You idiots are obsessed with this kid. It's not even that interesting of a story yet you're writing like 10 a day about this kid. Good lord.

712 days ago
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Fan67859    

No wonder people say she grew up, stage moms rush their children to grow up.

712 days ago
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harleyharlett    

i believe this - she seems like the type - and it makes sense why her other kids stopped working so quickly - i bet no producers or directors would want to work w/ that mom

712 days ago
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Reg    

@FAN67859.
I do not find any story about any of these Celebutards, Interesting.The reason as to why we come here is to put sh!t on these dunces. I thought that was a given.

712 days ago
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Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!! SRUSLY HARVEY... UNLESS YOU'RE GONNA SHOW US ACTUAL CHILD ABUSE PICS LIKE STITCHES, BRUISES, ABRASIONS, VIDS, AND AUDIO LAYOFF THE CRACK. CHILL OUT, TAKE A SEAT. #TRUTH!!

712 days ago
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LRT    

Who is this .......and why are there so many stories about someone no one cares about?

712 days ago
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Sally    

Yep, she is a stage mom, it is all about her, she wants to be in her Daughter's place, wants the fame and money herself. I hope the judge uses this testimony and never makes the Daughter return to her Mother's evil clutches.

712 days ago
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datruth    

ok, so now you guys are just copying and pasting...

712 days ago
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ria    

Enough already! Even with all of this dramatic publicity, I will not watch this damn show. Maybe this publicity is aiming to get more viewers. No thank you.

712 days ago
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LISA    

ENOUGH already TMZ! This case should play out in the courtroom, not in the media. These allegations involve a minor. Report it once and wait for the courts to decide.

712 days ago
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Johnnyeyez    

Maybe Crystal should control what SHE eats. Fat heffer!

712 days ago
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Karla    

Who cares I am sure they are all stage mothers to a degree or their kids would not be in the business to begin with. Sounds like the kid wants more freedom away from Mom and has figured out the way to get it. Although if I was whatever show she is on as I have no idea who she is really I am not sure I would keep this kid she seems to now come with a lot of baggage for one so young.

712 days ago
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Luke Nichols    

Ariel Winter should be sent to a south pacific island, to be caned. Teach her to respect her mother; the woman that gave birth to her.

712 days ago
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tenley    

Now TMZ is talking about a 9 or 10 year old girl. Of course her mother was on the set.

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