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10 Actors Who Hated Their Roles So Much

10 Actors Who Hated Their Roles So Much

These actors seriously regret playing these characters.

A single role has the power to define a star's entire career. Hence, actors and actresses must scrutinize a project before committing to it. Unfortunately, some of these stars fell on the trap and end up portraying roles they now regret.

Here's a list of the actors who hated the roles they played.

1. Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen- 'Twilight'

The actor shot further into fame after he portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series. However, he said he would "mindlessly hate" 'Twilight' if he hadn't actually starred in it. 

In a separate interview with Empire, the actor said: "The more I read the script, the more I hated this guy, so that's how I played him, as a manic-depressive who hates himself."

Robert Pattinson

2. Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes- 'Transformers'

Megan Fox was fired from her role in the Transformer franchise after publicly calling director Michael Bay "a nightmare to work for."

The actress told Wonderland Magazine: "God, I really wish I could go loose on this one. He’s like Napoleon, and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."

Megan Fox

3. Katherine Heigl as Alison - 'Knocked Up'

Katherine Heigl thinks that the portrayal of her character Alison in 'Knocked Up' is "a little sexist." She told Vanity Fair: "It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women?"

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4. Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper- 'Two and a Half Men'

Angus T. Jones hated his role, Jake Harper, on 'Two and a Half Men' because the show's content is in conflict with his religious beliefs. 

He even urged people to stop watching the series. 

"I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth," he said in a video.

The actor later issued an apology for his statement. 

"I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that," 

Angus T. Jones 

5. Sean Connery as James Bond- 'James Bond' Films

Sean Connery abhors playing James Bond after playing seven films.

"I have always hated that damned James Bond,' he told The Guardian. 'I'd like to kill him.'

He gave the money he earned from the seventh James Bond film, 'Diamonds are Forever', to charity. 

Sean Connery

6. Jessica Alba as Invisible Woman- 'Fantastic Four'

Jessica Alba had a traumatic incident with a director that almost made her want to quit acting. 

She was told by the director to "cry pretty" during one of the scenes she shot as Invisible Woman in 'Fantastic Four'. 

"The director was like, 'It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.' He was like, 'Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.' And I'm like, but there's no connection to a human being," she told Syfy. "And then it got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work?"

Jessica Alba

7. Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp- 'The Sound of Music'

Christopher Plummer reportedly called 'The Sound of Music' "The Sound of Mucus" in 1966 after he was told that his singing will be dubbed for the film. In 2010, he expressed his disdain for the role again, saying: “I was a bit bored with the character,’’

“Although we worked hard enough to make him interesting, it was a bit like flogging a dead horse. And the subject matter is not mine. I mean, it can’t appeal to every person in the world. It’s not my cup of tea.’

Christopher Plummer

8. Emilia Clarke as Sarah- 'Terminator Genisys’

Emilia Clarke tried to test her acting skills in movies so she could make a name for herself aside from being the Game of Thrones star. She starred as Sarah in 'Terminator Genisys' and eventually regretted the decision.

She told Vanity Fair that she saw director Alan Taylor, who frequently directed GoT, get “eaten and chewed up on 'Terminator Genisys'.

"He was not the director I remembered. He didn’t have a good time. No one had a good time.”

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9. Gwyneth Paltrow as Rosemary-‘Shallow Hal'

Gwyneth Paltrow played a morbidly obese character in‘Shallow Hal', and the experience was unforgettable for the wrong reasons. She said the film was a "disaster" and recalled the horrible experience in the Netflix interview. 

"The first day I tried the fat suit on, I was in the Tribeca Grand, and I walked through the lobby. It was so sad. It was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese. For some reason, the clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

10. Mark Wahlberg as Eddie Adams-‘Boogie Nights’

Mark Wahlberg starred as an A-list porn star in ‘Boogie Nights’. He hated his role so much that he even begged God's forgiveness for doing it. 

He told Chicago Inc, “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving because I’ve made some poor choices in my past.” He added, “Boogie Nights is up there at the top of the list.”

Mark Wahlberg

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