Everybody makes mistakes, though fortunately for the majority, most of those mistakes are kept out of the public eye. For actors though, every role they take can either make or break their careers; so naturally, when it comes to portraying characters they hate and are forever linked to, they can be quite sensitive about it. Like the six guys listed below.
1. Katherine Heigl - Knocked Up
Following the release of the hit Judd Apatow comedy Knocked Up, Katherine Heigl revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that she was far from fond of her character:
"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? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie."
As you can imagine, the statement didn't exactly go down well with Apatow or co-star Seth Rogen. Although Heigl later clarified that she liked the movie, just not her "asshole" character, the gang still hasn't worked together since.
2. Sean Connery - James Bond
Despite the fact the name James Bond is probably inked in the dictionary next to the word "Man," and that the role projected Sean Connery to an iconic status and later a knighthood from Queen of England, saying that Connery isn't a fan of the character would be an understatement.
"I have always hated that damned James Bond. I'd like to kill him."
Surprising really, considering he mirrors some of a James Bond's attitudes in real life, too.
3. Robert Pattinson - Twilight
While riding the Twilight publicity train, Robert Pattinson made it pretty clear that he finds all things related to the blockbuster vampire movie fairly stupid. He said of his character, Edward Cullen:
"He's the most ridiculous person... the more I read the script, the more I hated this guy... Plus, he's a 108 year-old virgin so he's obviously got some issues there."
And, let's be honest, he has a point. Watch this hilarious mash-up of R Patz hating on the franchise below:
4. George Clooney - Batman & Robin
As we're now almost two decades on from 1997's interesting take on Batman & Robin, many fans of the antihero are able to look back at this movie with a so-bad-it's-good glimmer of love in their eyes. Don't agree? No, neither does George Clooney. He told Graham Norton last year:
"I always apologize for Batman & Robin. Let me just say that I’d actually thought I’d actually destroyed the franchise until somebody else brought it back years later and changed it. I thought at the time that this was going to be a very good career move. Um, it wasn’t."
Didn't hurt you too much in the grand scheme of things though, George!
5. Sam Worthington - Clash Of The Titans
When sitting down with MovieHole, Clash of the Titan's star Sam Worthington was less than reserved while lashing out at his character:
"I didn’t have a very good time personally on that, I wasn’t happy with what I did on that movie. I let the audience down a bit by not delivering a character. I was a fucking generic, bland, action dude. I was like a Barbie doll. And I didn’t like myself for doing that. I dropped the ball.”
Tell us how you really feel, Sam!
6. Christopher Plummer - The Sound Of Music
1965's musical classic The Sound of Music, may have made many a heart flutter with its whimsical ways and Nazi fights, yet there's one person who shares little love for the film — and that is one of its leads, Christopher Plummer.
Plummer starred as Captain von Trapp — or von Crap, as we can imagine the character is known to his counterpart — and openly complained that injecting charisma within his giant bore of a character was "like flogging a dead horse." Not only that, he refers to the movie as "awful and sentimental and gooey," and creatively pet named it The Sound of Mucus.
Do you know of any other actors who openly hated on their characters?
Sources: Vanity Fair