37 Actors Who Criticized Their Films And TV Exhibits
Chris Hemsworth just lately stated that the fourth Thor movie (Thor: Love and Thunder) was “too silly.” In actual fact, he stated he heard from his son’s mates that the movie “had too much humor, the action was cool but the VFX weren’t as good.” However this was exhausting to see whereas making it, Hemsworth claimed: “It’s all the time exhausting being within the heart of it and having any actual perspective.” In the end, he says he thinks they just had “an excessive amount of enjoyable” with it.
Jennifer Lawrence additionally just lately admitted that her 2016 space-flick Passengers made her rethink her selections as an actor. She stated of her followers’ response: “I was like, ‘Oh no, you guys are here because I’m here, and I’m here because you’re here. Wait, who decided that this was a good movie?’” She additionally revealed Adele informed her to not star within the movie as a result of “space movies are the new vampire movies” and needs she had listened to her. “I was not pumping out the quality that I should have,” Lawrence had beforehand stated about that point in her profession.
Wednesday star Jenna Ortega wasn’t a fan of most of the unique scripts for Season 1 of her Netflix hit — notably the romance elements. “Her being in a love triangle made no sense,” she informed Dax Shepard on his podcast. “Everything that [Wednesday] does, everything that I had to play, does not make sense for her character at all.” She ended up “putting her foot down” and altering traces from the script, saying she grew protecting of the character and did not need her to be a lead with no emotional arc.
Jamie Lee Curtis has overtly admitted to hating her 1999 film Virus, calling it “unbelievably shit” and “unbelievably bad…from the bottom.” She said she knew it was bad during filming, but was left with little choice in continuing with the train wreck. “It was maybe the only time I’ve known something was just bad, and there was nothing I could do about it.”
Colin Farrell was not a fan of his flick Miami Vice. “I didn’t like it so much — I thought it was style over substance, and I accept a good bit of the responsibility,” he informed Whole Movie. “It was never going to be Lethal Weapon, but I think we missed an opportunity to have a friendship that also had some elements of fun.”
Alexis Bledel was dissatisfied with Rory’s ending on Gilmore Ladies: A Yr within the Life. The revival ended on a cliffhanger, with Rory — who’s 32, single, and unemployed — revealing to Lorelai that she’s pregnant (almost definitely with Logan’s child). “It certainly wasn’t the ending I expected,” Bledel stated. “I had told [creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] that I hoped Rory would end on a high note after all of her hard work. I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So, it was a hard thing for me to digest.”
John Boyega closely criticized the choice to sideline his character Finn in The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. “You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything,” he informed GQ. “What I might say to Disney is, don’t convey out a Black character, market them to be way more essential within the franchise than they’re, after which have them pushed to the facet. It’s not good. I’ll say it straight up.”
Equally, Harold Perrineau criticized the choice to sideline his character Michael in Misplaced. Perrineau initially joined the drama as a result of he felt the story “was really equitable” and allowed all of the characters to shine. Nonetheless, because the present went on, he started to really feel that the white characters had been getting extra display screen time and meatier storylines, and that he was there to be the token Black character. Specifically, he criticized a Season 2 storyline the place Walt (Michael’s son) is kidnapped and Michael solely asks about him as soon as. The script ended up being modified, however Perrineau felt his relationship with the showrunners bitter, and so they truly ended up letting him go on the finish of the season.
Additionally on Misplaced — whereas Evangeline Lilly was initially pleased with the writing for her character Kate, she turned dissatisfied because the present went on. “I felt like she became more and more predictable and obnoxious. I felt like my character went from being autonomous — really having her own story and her own journey and her own agendas — to chasing two men around the island. And that irritated the shit out of me,” she stated on The Misplaced Boys podcast. She even admitted to throwing scripts throughout the room.
Robert Pattinson has fairly famously ragged on the Twilight collection on a number of events. He stated that if he hadn’t been within the collection, he’d in all probability “mindlessly hate it without having seen anything.” He additionally spoke about how unusual the hype, followers, and collection had been, and when reflecting on photoshoots, he stated it was bizarre “kind of representing something you don’t particularly like.” He additionally joked that the one factor he’d stolen from the set was his dignity.
Penn Badgley was fairly important of the writers’ choice to make his character, Dan, Gossip Lady within the collection finale of the eponymous present. “It doesn’t make sense at all. It wouldn’t have made sense for anybody. Gossip Girl doesn’t make sense!”
Whereas James McAvoy total loved his expertise taking part in younger Professor X within the X-Males movies, he did have one gripe with the collection: “My biggest criticism of what we did throughout the four movies was that after the first movie, we didn’t take advantage of the relationship between [Xavier and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto], which really formed the backbone of the first film. So, it was like, why did we just eject that massive weapon?”
Ian Harding appeared to counsel he was not a fan of the best way Fairly Little Liars offered his character Ezra’s relationship together with his pupil, 16-year-old Aria. He as soon as referred to as Ezra “America’s most beloved pedophile,” although he stated he tried to play it as a love story. However when an advertiser dropped out early on, Harding believed it was due to his character’s unlawful relationship — solely to seek out out it was truly Emily’s lesbian relationship. “So, I might be seen as a statutory rapist, and individuals are like, ‘I do know, however love is aware of no bounds, so long as there’s a penis and a vagina concerned,’” he stated dryly.
Andrew Garfield has admitted that his Superb Spider-Man movies had been mass-marketed, suggesting they catered to too many various audiences, although he understood they wanted to earn cash. He stated he could not reside that method, calling it a jail to reside with these expectations. “You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, ‘Eh, that was good.’”
Sally Discipline, who performed Aunt Might within the movies, was much more scathing in her critique. “It’s not my form of film,” she told Howard Stern. “It’s actually exhausting to discover a three-dimensional character in it. You’re employed it as a lot as you may, however you may’t put 10 kilos of shit in a five-pound bag.”
Isaac Hempstead Wright was rather less apparent, however he threw a little bit of shade on the Recreation of Thrones writers after the disastrous final season, which ended together with his character, Bran, turning into king. “I genuinely thought it was a joke script and that [showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss] sent to everyone a script with their own character [ending] up on the Iron Throne,” he stated. “‘Yeah, good one, guys. Oh s–t, it’s actually real?'”
Alec Guinness has very overtly criticized his character Obi Wan’s dialogue in Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. He even reportedly begged George Lucas to kill him off. ”I simply couldn’t go on talking these bloody terrible traces. I’d had sufficient of the mumbo jumbo,” he stated. He additionally has recounted a narrative the place a younger boy who had seen Star Wars dozens of occasions requested for his autograph. Guinness stated he’d give it on the situation that the boy by no means watched Star Wars once more.
One other Star Wars one — whereas Mark Hamill actually did not hate starring within the unique trilogy, he was sad with the model of Luke that The Final Jedi launched, even telling director Rian Johnson, “I hate what you’ve done with my character.” He stated after the movie was launched that this model of Luke was so completely different from the unique trilogy that he had to think about Luke as one other character: “Perhaps he’s Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker.” He later apologized for these feedback.
Shailene Woodley was not a fan of the writing for her character on Secret Lifetime of the American Teenager. She did not say the standard was unhealthy, however she did not just like the messages it gave: “Toward the end, morally, the things that we were preaching on that show weren’t really aligned with my own integrity. So, that was a bit hard to show up to work every day knowing that we were going to project all of these themes to thousands — millions — of young adults across the country, when, in fact, they weren’t what I would like to be sending out,” she stated after her time on the present was performed.
Angus T. Jones equally did not just like the ethical content material of his present Two and a Half Males. “It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people,” he stated. “I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it.” A yr earlier than, he had stated his character “means nothing” and in contrast watching the present to “filling your head with filth.”
George Clooney panned Batman & Robin, although he did take lots of the blame, saying it “physically hurts” to look at his efficiency. He additionally referred to as the screenplay “terrible.” He even revealed he will not let his spouse or children watch the movie as a result of “There are certain films I just go, ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me,’” and “It’s unhealthy when your 4-year-old child goes, ‘This sucks.’ That might be painful.”
Seems there are many superhero actors who’ve criticized their movies. Like Ben Affleck, who starred as Marvel superhero Matt Murdock in Daredevil, and later stated the film “didn’t work at all.” “If I wanted to go viral, I would be less polite,” he continued. “That was before people realized you could make these movies and make them well. There was a cynical sense of ‘Put a red leather outfit on a guy, have him run around, hunt some bad guys, and cash the check.’” He later referred to as the movie the one one he regrets, saying it “killed” him that “it got f–ked up the way it did.”
And Halle Berry criticized the story of her movie Catwoman, asking why her character could not save the world like different superheroes, as she as an alternative fought a villain who ran a cosmetics line. “But I was just the actor for hire,” she stated. “I wasn’t the director. I had little or no say over that.”
Katherine Heigl subtly shaded Gray’s Anatomy over the writing choices, saying she wasn’t an enormous fan of the storyline the place her character, Izzie, sleeps with ghost-Denny. She additionally fairly famously withdrew herself from Emmy consideration in 2008, saying, “I did not feel I was given the material this season to warrant a nomination,” though she’s since expressed remorse over this, saying that it was between her and the writers, and lots of it was about her personal efficiency.
Ed Harris, like Heigl with Gray’s, was not a fan of a selected storyline on Westworld. Particularly, he disliked Season 3. “You do what you gotta do. I imply, I signed on to play the Man in Black. I didn’t signal on to play the Man in White. So, it wasn’t essentially the most joyous season for me, I gotta say.” He additionally did not like how he did not know the place his character’s arc was heading.
Viola Davis overtly criticized The Assist for its white savior narrative and never placing the maids on the forefront of the movie, Davis stated, “There’s a part of me that feels like I betrayed myself, and my people, because I was in a movie that wasn’t ready to [tell the whole truth].” She additionally stated the film was made “in the filter and the cesspool of systemic racism” and that she regrets taking the function.
Bryce Dallas Howard, who performed Hilly (the villain) within the movie, ended up agreeing with Davis’s criticism: “The Help is a fictional story told through the perspective of a white character and was created by predominantly white storytellers. We can all go further. Stories are a gateway to radical empathy, and the greatest ones are catalysts for action,” she stated.
Jean Yoon had points with a number of the storylines on Kim’s Comfort and stated that they had been “overtly racist.” She says the forged got here collectively to precise their considerations, and many of the racist jokes and scenes had been taken out. She additionally felt that her character getting a number of sclerosis was unrealistic, and stated she was informed she “doesn’t understand comedy” when she expressed considerations.
Richard Gere referred to as Fairly Lady “a silly romantic comedy” and his “least favorite thing.” He additionally criticized the movie’s glorification of Wall Avenue sorts and company raiders. “It made those guys seem dashing, which was wrong,” he stated. “Thankfully, today, we are all more skeptical of those guys.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar had a tough time along with her character’s trajectory in Season 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “I’ve all the time stated that Season 6 was not my favourite. I felt it betrayed who she was,” Gellar said. The season notably featured her character entering a sexual relationship with the soulless vampire Spike. “It was powerful for me to see these conditions and assume, However Buffy would not do that…,” Gellar said at a fan convention. “And I felt strain from the drive of the followers.”
Alexander Siddig was additionally upset with a later model of his character when he performed Dr. Bashir on Star Trek: Deep House 9. When his character was revealed to be genetically modified, Siddig actively rebelled towards performing “Data-esque,” because the producers needed him to, messing up traces on function till ultimately they modified the character again a bit. He additionally distanced himself from the Star Trek universe after the present was over.
And Denise Crosby, who performed Tasha Yar on Star Trek: The Subsequent Era, was additionally not keen on what her character was given to do. “I was struggling with not being able to do much with the character. I had all these ideas and couldn’t do them. I was just stage dressing. I chose to leave instead of just being satisfied with that,” she stated. Her character was killed off on the finish of the primary season to accommodate her. “I couldn’t wait to get off that show,” she stated in one other interview. “I didn’t want to spend the next six years going, ‘Aye, aye, Captain,’ and standing there, in the same uniform, in the same position on the bridge.”
Johnny Depp in contrast starring on his present 21 Leap Avenue in later years to being “in a prison creatively,” saying, “It began to get a bit showboat-y, you already know what I imply? It simply began to grow to be false. It began to grow to be this action-packed can of soup, you already know? You simply promote it and ship it out.”
Christopher Plummer by no means preferred The Sound of Music. “It was so awful and sentimental and gooey,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. Plummer also called it his most challenging role, as “You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some miniscule bit of humor into it.” He also said he was bored with the character: “Though we labored exhausting sufficient to make him attention-grabbing, it was a bit like flogging a useless horse. And the subject material will not be mine. I imply it could possibly’t attraction to each particular person on this planet. It isn’t my cup of tea.”
Michelle Pfeiffer reportedly hated her movie Grease 2 “with a vengeance” and “could not believe how bad it was,” saying she was “young and didn’t know any better” when she took the function.
Mark Wahlberg referred to as his movie The Occurring a “bad movie,” telling Amy Adams she “dodged the bullet” in not getting forged. “You can’t blame me for not wanting to try to play a science teacher,” he stated of his function.
And eventually, Eddie Murphy mainly admitted that every one the flicks he made within the 2000s had been “shitty.” In actual fact, it was performing in these movies that prompted him to take an prolonged hiatus from performing. “I was like, ‘This shit ain’t fun. They’re giving me Razzies.’ … Motherfuckers gave me the ‘Worst actor ever’ Razzie. Maybe it’s time to take a break,” he stated. Fortunately, he is come again with a vengeance, successful the Razzies’ comeback award for Dolemite Is My Title.