Most movie stars tend to talk up the movies they've starred in, either following contractual obligations or a general desire for self-promotion. Yet, sometimes the displeasure of being involved in a particular project is just too great and in rare cases, actors can't keep a lid on their hatred of their own films.
The following 14 actors have publicly owned up to wishing they had never agreed to star in these projects. Too bad that their movies will always remain with them, cemented firmly onto their resumes. Like a bad stain that you just can't wash away. EVER.
1. Ben Affleck
Daredevil was definitely a whopping big car-crash in Affleck's career, a fact that he was just as ready to point out once he was climbing back to the top on the success of Argo. In 2011, he admitted:
“It just kills me…the fact that it got f***ed up the way it did stays with me.”
Thank goodness the Netflix TV series Daredevil was up to par!
2. Mark Wahlberg on The Happening
Wahlberg will be the first to admit that The Happening is a "bad film." His scorning rants have previously included gems like this:
“F***ing trees, man. The plants. F*** it.”
Which, essentially, if you're not familiar with the plot of the movie, is all you need to know. Or, you could watch the trailer:
3. Bob Hoskins on Super Mario Brothers
Even last year, it seemed that Hoskins still hadn't forgiven himself for Super Mario Brothers. In an interview with The Guardian, his feelings were made very clear:
What is the worst job you've done?
Super Mario Brothers.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Super Mario Brothers.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I wouldn't do Super Mario Brothers.
Not a fan of Super Mario Brothers then I take it, Bob?
4. Christopher Plummer on The Sound of Music
Despite being considered a staple classic by most, the movie's lead actor was not a big fan. So much so, Mr. Von Trapp himself refused to participate in the cheery 2005 reunion and even used to refer to the musical as The Sound of Mucus. To this day, he hates it so much that he still can't help pity "a whole generation every year - poor kids - that have to sit through it."
5. Katherine Heigl on Knocked Up!
Heigl claimed that although she enjoyed working on the movie, she wasn't so sure about the content of the film itself. In her own words:
“It was a little sexist [...] It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”
6. Halle Berry on Catwoman
Critics were pretty harsh about the 2004 action film, and in all honesty, Halle Berry agreed too.
Catwoman earned her the award for worst actor at the 25th annual Razzie Awards, and when she accepted her gong, she said:
“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh–, god-awful movie."
7. Sylvester Stallone on Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Speaking of the movie, Stallone said:
"I made some truly awful movies. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder, just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes."
I wonder if anyone has ever proven this interrogation technique...
8. Robert Pattinson on Twilight
Yep, Edward Cullen himself has struggled to be supportive of the series and it might be because he thinks the storyline to be majorly flawed. Speaking of his role, he once made this scathing remark:
"He's a 108-year-old virgin, so he's obviously got some issues there."
And then, when asked if he would be a fan if he wasn't in it, his stance was very clear:
I guess he's clearly not a Twi-hard then.
9. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Red Sonja
Arnie has starred in some terrible projects in his time, and he's not afraid to admit it either. In particular though, he was quite critical of one film, Red Sonja. Receiving scathing reviews from critics all over, Schwarzenegger also chimed in, offering his opinion on the abysmal feature. He said:
“It’s the worst film I have ever made.”
He also went on to add that his children had never been too much trouble because if they were naughty, they would be sent to their rooms to “watch Red Sonja ten times” as punishment.
Well, I don't care what anyone thinks, I love a burst of '90s hammer-wielding Arnie nostalgia, even if questionable plot-lines and diabolical acting are involved:
10. Megan Fox on Transformers
Talking about her breakout role, Fox not only slagged off her own performance, but also the director's. She said:
"I'm terrible in it [...] It's my first real movie, and it's not honest and not realistic. The movie wasn't bad, I just wasn't proud about what I did… But unless you're a seasoned veteran, working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience."
11. Channing Tatum on GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
During an interview with Howard Stern, Tatum slammed down on the 2009 movie, saying:
“Look, I’ll be honest. I f***en hate that movie. I hate that movie,”
He also explained how Paramount pushed him to take on the role:
“(After) Coach Carter, they signed me for a three-picture deal … And as a young (actor), you’re like, 'Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that.'”
12. Daniel Radcliffe on Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
Despite essentially growing up alongside the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel doesn't always look so fondly at the past. In particular, he is very critical of his performance in the Half Blood Prince, admitting:
"It’s hard to watch a film like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, because I’m just not very good in it. I hate it. My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across.”
13. Kate Winslet on Titanic
Kate was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of Rose, but even this wasn't enough to make her hate the movie any less. The issue was mainly that she couldn't stand watching her own performance:
"Every single scene, I’m like ‘Really, really? You did it like that? Oh my God"
She's also admitted that hearing the movie's theme song, Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On,' makes her want to barf.
14. Sean Connery on the James Bond films
Taking on the role of 007 would seem to be any actor's dream. Not if you're Sean Connery, however. Time and time again, he has angrily blurted out how much he hates the franchise:
“I have always hated that dammed James Bond. I’d like to kill him.”
He despises the British spy so much in fact, that he refuses to appear at any public event if it is IN ANY WAY linked to the character. Harsh!