Actors That Aren’t Fans Of The Roles That Made Them Famous

When we watch a movie or television series, it’s hard to imagine that the actors we’re watching aren’t enjoying their role as they turn in a stunning performance. The hard truth is, that’s not always the case. Even the roles that shot them into stardom and made them into the stars they are today, have let them with the taste of disdain in their mouth. Take a look at some of the characters we all know and love and see which actors are either embarrassed or regret playing the role altogether.

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Kate Winslet Cringes At Her Titanic Performance


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After being nominated for her role in Peter Jackson’s psychological thriller Heavenly Creatures, it was clear that Kate Winslet had a career in acting. However, the movie that really put her on her map was the role of Rose in James Cameron’s film Titanic. After its release, she quickly became one of the world’s most prominent actresses.

15 years after filming Titanic, Winslet admitted that she wasn’t a fan of her performance and that she would do it all over again if she could. She commented saying that “Even my American accent, I can’t listen to it. It’s awful […] I have a hard time watching any of my performances, but watching Titanic I was just like, ‘Oh God, I want to do that again.'”

Robert Pattinson Isn’t Anything Like His Character In Twilight


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Although almost every teenage girl was obsessed with Robert Pattinson in the Twilight movies, he shattered their world’s when he announced that couldn’t stand playing Edward Cullen. Author of the novels Stephanie Meyer even said that they had many disagreements about who his character should be and that Pattinson was difficult to convince.

In an interview, Pattinson explained that “Girls often say that Edward’s ‘sooo perfect,’ but he’s not […] I do not like people who try to exert control in a relationship when there is an imbalance. This is very wrong and very strange.” He continued to say that he’s far from Edward Cullen in real life and probably wouldn’t like him if he ever met him in person.

Megan Fox Is Uncomfortable With Her Role In Transformers


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Although the Transformers franchise continues to make money with every movie, the original film starred Megan Fox as Mikaela Barners and Shia LeBeouf as Sam Witwicky. Although LeBeouf had already established himself as an actor, it gave actress Megan Fox the opportunity to do the same. Unfortunately, although the film was a hit, Fox hated the way she was portrayed and treated in the movie.

If you haven’t seen the film, it’s clear that Fox was included to add sex appeal to the film. Bay already had the over-the-top action, special effects, comedy, and now all he needed was Megan Fox. Whether she’s bending over car hoods in scandalous clothes or running in slow motion, she didn’t like the way Michael Bay was portraying women. Furthermore, she’s embarrassed by her acting, and even compared Bay to Hitler while on set.

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Christopher Plummer Had A Difficult Time Acting In The Sound of Music


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Christopher Plummer played Captain von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music. While he may have done an excellent job with the film, he wasn’t happy with how he was treated after. In a discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, he claimed that his role in The Sound of Music was the most difficult role he ever had.

He said that it wasn’t the singing or working with children, but that it was because it was cheesy. He stated that “It was so awful and sentimental and gooey […] You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it.” Since he felt this way about the film and his character, he resented it for defining his career.

Maxwell Caulfield’s Career Almost Ended Before It Started After Grease 2


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Although Grease 2 was a drop of water compared to the splash that Grease made, it had an impact on actor Maxwell Caulfield’s career. Starring as the foreign exchange student Michael, he claims that the movie had an adverse effect on the rest of his time in Hollywood. Unlike his co-star Michelle Pfieffer, who went on to act in Scarface, his career came to a sudden halt.

He says that “After Grease 2, all of the films I had been promised never materialized.” At one point, he was struggling for work so bad that he even considered quitting the industry and becoming a car salesman. Although it never came to that, he has felt the consequences of Grease 2 ever since its release.

Some Believe That Playing Superman Drove George Reeves To Suicide


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After George Reeve’s performance in 1939’s Gone With The Wind, he appeared in store for a bright and successful acting career. Not long after, he accepted the lead role on the TV series The Adventures of Superman. However, he agreed under the condition that he wouldn’t have to play the Superman’s timid alter-ego Clark Kent and that the show would have adult concepts.

At first, the studio agreed until they realized that the show was attracting a younger demographic. They then changed the show’s concept to the dismay of Reeves. He made it clear to others that he was unsatisfied with the role claiming it had ruined his career. In 1959, he was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

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Daniel Craig Couldn’t Be Bond For Another Second


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Although Daniel Craig is recognized as one of the best James Bond ever to hold the role, that doesn’t mean he always enjoyed it. Even though the movies he played as Bond made over $800 million, he feels he has been typecast as Bond forever.

When asked if he was willing to do another movie, he responded by saying “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists […] I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on… If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.” Playing cool and calm all the time had begun to take a toll on him and he was more concerned about his exterior looks than acting.

Blake Lively Didn’t Think Gossip Girl Was Age-Appropriate


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While Blake Lively has gone on to have a successful career, it’s safe to say that most of her fame stems from her early role as Serena van der Woodsen in the TV series Gossip Girl. Although the show was a success, Lively wasn’t comfortable the way it was advertised as a teen show. Although she appeared in every episode, she struggled internally with the content of the show, knowing the age group that it was catered to.

In an interview with Glamour, she commented “When parents would say, ‘My teenager is watching your show,’ I wanted to say, ‘Hold on, why? Are you having a talk with them after?’ From the drug use to the point where we’re killing people, it’s sexual and salacious.”

Alec Guinness Didn’t Like Star Wars From The Start


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Since he was first cast, Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Alec Guinness had a particularly negative opinion about his character and the Star Wars franchise as a whole. In his biography Dangerous Mind, it’s noted that he wrote to his friends that he had been offered a role in a George Lucas film but was concerned about the genre.

He wrote, “[It’s] science fiction, which gives me pause […] Fairy-tale rubbish, but could be interesting perhaps.” In a later correspondence, he made it clear that he loathed the role when he stated: “Can’t say I’m enjoying the film […] New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable.” Unfortunately for Guinness, he was forever remembered as Obi-Wan.

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Acting OnHannah Montana Hurt Her Self-Image


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While Miley Cyrus has never said that she regrets being the star of the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, she has expressed the negative impact the show had on her at times. She has said that working on the show taught her the opposite of what it means to be a young woman. She says that being made to look like someone she wasn’t at that age took a toll on her.

Since she was always made to look perfect for the show, when she wasn’t in costume, she felt uncomfortable in her own skin. She later revealed that she had essentially been getting ripped off financially the whole time. As the show ended, she also feared she would be Hannah Montana forever until she finally broke free.

Sean Connery Was Over Playing James Bond As Well


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Sean Connery reprised the role as James Bond in six films throughout his career. During his time as 007, he felt that he wasn’t getting compensated accordingly for his laborious work on top of his painful celebrity status. At one point, he was even followed into the bathroom by photographers while shooting in Japan. Although he quit the role twice, he also returned twice for Diamond’s Are Forever and Never Say Never Again.

However, Connery was still deeply disappointed by how much he was getting paid compared to how much he was making the studio. In his own words, Conner once said, “I have always hated James Bond […] I’d like to kill him. Too bad he is James Bond and always will be.

Will Smith Can’t Even Watch Fresh Prince of Bel-Air


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For those that grew up during the 90s, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was most likely part of your after-school routine. It was a show that helped define a decade while also launching Will Smith into stardom. However, today, Will Smith is deeply embarrassed for the role in which he played a version of himself.

Looking back at the show, Smith says that it’s painful to watch. In an interview with Graham Norton, he states that his acting was so bad and he was trying so hard to be good that it’s embarrassing to see.

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Harrison Ford Couldn’t Wait For Han Solo To Get Killed Off


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Working as a carpenter for one of George Lucas’ films, Lucas took a liking to Ford and asked him to try out for his movie American Grafitti. After getting the part, Lucas asked him to try out for his now iconic role of Han Solo in Star Wars. As it turns out, Harrison Ford doesn’t like Han Solo as much as some of his other characters like Indiana Jones.

According to Ford, he had been asking to have his character killed off since Empire Strikes Back. While promoting for Return of the Jedi, he admitted that he was happy to be hanging up the costume finally. Ford thought that Solo was a somewhat dry character and that he was “dumb as a tump.”

Adam Brody Can’t Get Away From His O.C. Character


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To many, The O.C. is the godfather to well-produced soap opera-like shows involving affluent teenagers and their dramatic lives. A young Adam Brody scored the character of Seth Cohen, one of the four main characters of the show. At the time, this was a significant role to have under his belt. However, he would later regret it. Today, Brody doesn’t have anything negative to say about his time working on The O.C., although he does harbor some resentment about not being able to get away from his character.

People continuously ask him about what the future of Seth would have been now, and he’s forever just Seth to his fans. To sum it up, he thinks that Seth would be dead by now considering his actions on the show.

Andrew Lincoln Thought His Character Was Creepy In Love Actually


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Before scoring the lead role of Rick Grimes in AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, actor Andrew Lincoln’s most notable appearance was in the 2003 Christmas romance flick Love Actually. He played the character Mark, which according to Lincoln was the worst character in the film.

He says that “The story is set up like a prism looking at all the different qualities of love. Mine was unrequited. So I got to be this weird stalker guy. Throughout filming, he sought constant reassurance from others that his character wasn’t coming off as creepy, which he was. Although he managed to shake off the role, he still sees it as one of the stranger characters he’s ever played.

Zac Efron Wants To Beat Himself Up For High School Musical


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During the 2000s, Disney Channel was all about shows focused around high school and singing. So, they came up with the idea to combine the two and create High School Musical. Zac Efron starred as Troy Bolton, the popular, charismatic basketball captain that sang his way through the halls of the school with his gang of generic high school friends.

While at the time it made him one of the most famous and adored young actors around, it’s a part of his past that he’s trying to forget. In an interview with The Independent, he admitted that “I step back and look at myself and I still want to kick that guy’s [butt] sometimes.” However, he is thankful for the opportunities his early career gave him.

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Marlon Brando Despised His Character in A Streetcar Named Desire


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Marlon Brando received his first big performance as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, based on the play by the same name written by Tennesse Williams. Some say that this role is equally as impressive as his performance in The Godfather. However, no matter how good he may have been, Brando hated the character of Stanley Kowalski more than anything. He claims that Kowalski is nothing close to who he is as a person although his performance appeared so natural that people assumed so.

To pull off the role, he says that he mimicked all of the people he knew that were “muscled, inarticulate, aggressive animals who go through life responding to nothing but their urges and never doubting them.” People that Brando looked down on.

The Secret Life Of The American Teenager Wasn’t Aligned With Shailene Woodley’s Morals


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While Shailene Woodley may be most-known for starring in films such as The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent series, she got her start on the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She played the lead part of Amy Juergens, a pregnant teenager trying to find her way through life. Although the show was extremely successful at times, Woodley became less and less comfortable with the direction that the show was going.

Much like Blake Lively, Woodley felt that the show was straying away from her own morals to the point that it made her uncomfortable. Because the show was catered towards teenage girls, she thought it was becoming inappropriate as her character became and worse and worse role model.

Angus T. Jones Condemned Two And A Half Men


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Before Charlie Sheen had his unforgettable meltdown, Two and a Half Men was one of the hottest sitcoms on television. Yet, Charlie Sheen wasn’t the only actor that cut ties with the show entirely. Angus T. Jones who plays Jake Harper, the “half” part of the title publicly condemned his character and the entire show.

In a video statement for his church, he called the show “filth” and declared that he regretted ever being on the show. He then pleaded for people to stop watching the TV series. Shortly after, he was written off the show as he had requested.

Katherine Heigel Thought Her Character In Knocked Up Was A Negative Representation Of Women


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Katherine Keigel co-starred with Seth Rogan as the career-minded Alison Scott in the Judd Apatow comedy Knocked Up. Although the movie is considered to be a classic comedy among the likes of Superbad and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Heigel has expressed some disdain about her character. In an interview, she opened up saying that “It was a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight. I had a hard time with it on some days.”

However, she was able to look past it, for the most part, saying that “ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”