You know how the deal works, one famous actor is given a script and a potential part in a movie and if they are impressed by the movie’s plot, they get to the filming process. Well, in reality, things are not black and white and actors sometimes make sacrifices in order to live up to their reputations. Even if they choose to play in a movie they don’t necessarily enjoy, they still gain popularity and a great fan base.
We should be more understanding with our favorite actors because sometimes they just can’t lose a gig, who would want to be unemployed, right? This is a list of actors and actresses who accepted roles that they actually hated. Check them out!
Ben Affleck’s role in Daredevil had a great influence on the actor’s career. But unfortunately, Affleck did not want the part at first and stated that the choice he did still stay with him. However, Daredevil is one of the movies who made the actor known.
You surely have seen Matt Damon’s “The Bourne Ultimatum” movie because it made the actor well known in the Hollywood scene. What the actor says about the movie’s script is that it is unreadable and the plot was badly handled.
Roy Schneider played in the iconic movie Jaws. This kind of movie changed the whole perspective on the entertainment business. What is less known is that the actor was not a big fan of his role.
Channing Tatum gained a lot of popularity when he played in G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra, but the actor did not hide his feelings towards the movie plot. He stated that at first was excited about playing the part, but looking back he thinks the plot was just bad.
Val Kilmer played the role of Iceman in the Top Gun movie. Kilmer said that he did not want to play the part, but being involved in a three-movie contract and already playing in Top Secret! and Real Genius he had no other choice but to appear in Top Gun. Little did he know that the movie was about to become a success.
We are familiar with Jim Carrey and his comedy movies. Also, you might have spotted him in the Kick-A** movie, which was not really his kind of role. He did not actually agree with the amount of violence depicted in the movie.
Burt Reynolds has earned an Academy Award nomination with his role in Boogie Nights, but even so, he regrets being part of the movie. The reason he regretted the experience was because he considered the director, Paul Thomas Anderson, “young and full of himself”. He also refused playing in Anderson’s next movie.
Matthew Broderick became well known on the Hollywood scene after playing in The Stepford Wives, but he stated that he did not find the movie that interesting and was “nothing fun” about it.
Theodore Rex is a movie where Whoopi Goldberg played the main role. She got the part after the huge success of Sister Act and she verbally agreed to play in it. However, for some reasons she changed her mind, but it was too late to get out of the contract.
Keanu Reeves said about the movie The Watcher that it was “uninteresting”. The reason he played the role is that the director of the movie, who was also his friend, forged his signature on the contract.
Edward Norton had a situation similar to Val Kilmer, he started having a successful acting career after the movie Primal Fear, then Fight Club happened and as a way to finish his contract with Paramount Pictures, he had to appear in one more: The Italian Job, which he regretted.
Ewan McGregor regrets being part of the 1996 movie Emma. He agreed on playing the part just because he wanted something a little different and thinks that the wig he was wearing was “the world’s worst wig”.
You might have heard about Robert Pattinson’s resentment towards the Twilight series. He is one of the actors who managed to complete the franchise by playing impeccably, but deep down he thought that the “story made no sense”.
Mike Myers did not want to play in Cat In The Hat, but being pressured by numerous lawsuits, he had to. However, when he played his role, he choose to do it in a bad manner so that the whole experience was unpleasant for everybody involved.
The Sound of Music was not the favorite movie of Christopher Plummer. He considered the movie “awful, sentimental and gooey”. However, the film is considered one of the best classics.
Cher reluctantly played her part in the movie Burlesque and considered the director and the script “terrible”. She remembers that the director of the movie just wanted to shoot the dance scenes.
Will Smith’s After Earth role made him take a break from acting for an year and a half. He stated that is was “the most painful failure in my career”.
Bill Murray always wanted to play in an animation movie. However, when the role made its way to his life, he made a mistake and thought that the movie was directed by the The Big Lebowski director, Joel Coen, not Joel Cohen.
Jennifer Garner had the main role in the movie Elektra and made a lot of people look forward to it, since it was closely related to Daredevil. However, when the movie was released, the people and actor’s expectations were not met and ended up being a disappointment.
Jessica Alba signed a three-movie contract to play Sue Storm’s role in the movie Fantastic Four. However, the actress did not want that role badly, so imagine her relief when the second movie did not gain enough success and the director had to give up on the project.
Shia Labeouf played in the movie Transformers and he stated that he was not impressed with the movie and even with the director, Michael Bay. Despite the negative attitude, the movies were a box office hit.
Grease 2 is still considered a classic ever since it was released. However, Michelle Pfeiffer deemed it a failure in her career, that she “was young and didn’t know better”.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot You movie is definitely an experience that Sylvester Stallone regrets. He even joked and said that if they want someone to confess a crime, they better force them to watch the movie.
Megan Fox’s role in Transformers made her famous, but that did not make her proud. She admitted that it was her first role in an important movie and her acting job was not on point. Also, she even stated that “working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience”.