7 Celebs Who Hated Their Own Movies
If you're a celebrity starring in a big-time movie, there is a general expectation among audiences that you will love your film. After all, no matter who your character is, the role offers you a unique platform to showcase your skills and talents to the world. But sometimes, all does not go according to PR plan. Much like food for everyday people, there are some types of movie scripts or role portrayals that just don't, well, agree with certain actors. There are quite a few celebrities who hated their own movies — and were not afraid to say so.
Some of these celebrities opt for the direct approach when talking about a film they regretted getting involved with. While other stars are more slick about their disdain for the movie, choosing to go down a more passive-aggressive path when discussing it. Either method can garner a wide variety of responses. Some fans of the movie might be offended by the real-life version of a character they love talking smack about the fictional personality. Other fans might applaud their honesty, and their unwillingness to simply play along with something they don't like. And other people just think actors speaking out like this is simply hilarious. Whatever your opinion is, check out some celebs who just straight-up hated their movies, because sometimes they don't even think all that money they get is worth it.
1. Robert Pattinson
Twilight might have made the actor a household name, but that doesn't mean he was happy about being associated with the role of sparkling vampire Edward. When asked if he would be a fan of the series if he wasn't in it, he admitted, "I think I am a judgmental and cynical person who would just mindlessly hate it without ever having seen anything."
2. Jamie Dornan
Seeing as Dornan is still in the midst of starring in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, not to mention he still has a few films in the series coming out, it likely would not be wise for him to pull a Pattinson. But that hasn't stopped him from making comments about the attention the film got, telling The Guardian , "The whole thing's ridiculous. It's just all a bit silly the way it works. I think I could lose my mind" and "In fact I'd like to do a job where I don't have to tie women to beds."
3. Megan Fox
Fox did not mince her words when she dissed working on the Transformers movie, or more specifically, working with its director, Michael Bay. The actress said in an interview with Wonderland magazine, "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." This did not bode well with Bay, who fired her from the sequels. Luckily, it seems like the once-feuding pair has since made up, and she was cast in his version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
4. Katherine Heigl
The Grey's Anatomy alum admitted that it was hard for her to love Knocked Up, as she told Vanity Fair she found her starring role and the movie "a little sexist." She said, "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 b*tch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you're portraying women?" Calling it as she sees it!
5. Ben Affleck
Not long after the actor's film Gigli, which he starred in with then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez (remember that Bennifer?) grossed $3.8 million its first weekend after costing $54 million to put together and was almost universally hated by movie critics nationwide, Affleck admitted himself that "it wasn't good." You think?
6. Jessica Alba
The actress revealed that not only did she dislike being in the Fantastic Four , it almost made her quit the entertainment business entirely. "I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it," she revealed in an Elle interview. She added, "I remember when I was dying in Silver Surfer. 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.'"
7. Mariah Carey
Carey admitted to Andy Cohen two years ago that her 2001 box office bomb Glitter was the biggest regret of her entire career. She even confessed that for a long time, she wouldn't let anyone use the word "glitter" around her. "It used to be called the G-word," she said. Say what you will about the diva, but we can always count on her to tell everyone how she really feels.
Keep the honesty coming celebs! We could all use a good chuckle (and maybe a nod) about it.