Movie Scenes That Actors Regret Doing
Some of the most unforgettable scenes in film history are hated by the actors who were featured in them. Many actors have regrets in their careers, whether it’s wearing a terrible costume, making an offensive joke or working with someone difficult on-set.
Superstars like Kate Winslet and Denzel Washington are a few examples of actors who are disappointed with some of their work. Check out movie scenes actors regret doing.
Ellen Page: Juno
Ellen Page's breakthrough role was in the 2007 hit Juno. In the film, she stars as Juno, a pregnant teen who gives her baby to a deserving couple. If the movie launched Page to superstardom, why would she have any regrets about it?
Denzel Washington: The Equalizer
The Equalizer follows Robert McCall, a man who’s trying to live a quiet life but gets pulled into drama and ends up fighting some bad guys. The film's star, Denzel Washington, had an epic performance, especially in the rain showdown sequence.
Zoey Deutch: Set It Up
How romantic is falling in love over pizza? This sweet moment was captured in Netflix's rom-com Set It Up. The story is about two employees (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) who come up with a wild scheme to hook up their bosses.
Burt Reynolds: Deliverance
In one scene of Deliverance, the character Lewis Medlock paddles over a waterfall. Director John Boorman suggested using a dummy for this stunt. However, the actor who played Medlock, Burt Reynolds, thought he was tough enough to do the job himself.
Jim Carrey: Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2 is an action-comedy filled with superheroes and villains. As the title suggests, it's a movie that also contains violence. Comedian Jim Carrey portrayed superhero Colonel Stars and Stripes but stopped supporting the film before it was released in 2013.
Terence Stamp: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Terrence Stamp didn't get what he signed up for in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. When he agreed to work with filmmaker George Lucas, he thought he was going to meet Natalie Portman. But that never happened.
Emma Watson: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The lead actors of the Harry Potter franchise grew up together and basically became family. However, filming got awkward for Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Their characters Hermione and Ron started out as friends, but a romantic relationship blossomed towards the end of the series.
Sean Connery: Dr. No
Who wouldn't like playing secret agent James Bond? Apparently, Sean Connery. The actor is notorious for talking trash about the films. According to The Guardian, he hated his role as 007 in Dr. No. He heavily criticized several scenes that showed Bond as a philanderer and a reckless man.
Sharon Stone: Basic Instinct
The leg-crossing scene from Basic Instinct is iconic. Sharon Stone portrays Catherine Tramell, a smart, murderous maneater. When Tramell gets interrogated by police, she infamously flashes them as she uncrosses her legs. Moviegoers weren't the only ones shocked about this exposed scene.
Roger Moore:A View to Kill
Roger Moore was 57 years old when he starred as James Bond in 1985’s A View to Kill. The movie was physically demanding, especially for one romantic scene. Miserably, Moore worked with 35-year-old Grace Jones, who played the energetic May Day.
George Reeves: Superman and the Mole Men
In the 1950s, George Reeves gained popularity for playing Superman. His schedule was packed with superhero business, starring in the TV series The Adventures of Superman and the movie Superman and the Mole Men. Many people admired Reeves, so how could he regret any part of his role?
Margot Robbie: Suicide Squad
Audiences were blown away by Margot Robbie's performance as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. In 2016, her famous role inspired many Halloween costumes. But Robbie wasn't exactly thrilled to wear that outfit. The attire actually made her feel "self-conscious."
Bruce Campbell: The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead was known best for its intense gore. Behind the scenes, the horror movie gave lead actor Bruce Campbell a horrible time. But he endured the ordeal because of the movie's success. Although he was in two Evil Dead films, Campbell disliked the famous red blood.
Julia Roberts: Pretty Woman
The romantic comedy film Pretty Woman shot Julia Roberts to superstardom. Her performance wowed audiences worldwide, so it's hard to believe that she had any regrets about the film. Apparently, the love scene caused some trouble on-set.
Megan Fox: Transformers
Transformers is a billion-dollar franchise, so it's easy to believe that any actor would be proud to be a part of it. However, that's far from true for Megan Fox. The actor starred as Mikaela Banes for the first two films.
David Cross: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
In the Alvin and the Chipmunks cinematic universe, David Cross portrays the films' villain, Ian Hawke. After Cross finished shooting the third film, he didn't stop trash-talking the franchise. In the film, he wore a pelican costume on a Carnival cruise for a week.
Zac Efron: High School Musical
Audiences were split over Disney's High School Musical. Some people absolutely loved it, and others thought it was terrible. But the one person who hated the movie the most was in it. The actor was actually the star of it.
Jessica Alba: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
The Fantastic Four comic books were brought to the big screen in 2005. Jessica Alba portrayed superheroine Susan Storm. The first film was a B movie with mixed reviews, but the superhero story continued in a sequel. That's when the problems started.
Ian McKellen: The Hobbit Trilogy
Sir Ian Murray McKellen reached worldwide fame for his film roles, including Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. The respected actor almost didn't join The Hobbit trilogies but signed on anyway.
Emma Stone: Aloha
People weren't afraid to call out Aloha's director and studio for their misguided casting choice. The film was caught in a whitewashing controversy when Emma Stone was selected to portray Captain Allison Ng, a character of Chinese and Hawaiian descent.
Seth Rogen: The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The 40-Year-Old Virgin was a successful comedy with never-ending laughter and jokes. But not all of the jokes were great. Actor Seth Rogen told GQ that one joke upset many of his fans — his "How I Know You're Gay" moment with Paul Rudd
Robert Pattinson: Twilight
There are many actors who regret one scene or a couple in a film they've starred in. However, it seems as if Robert Pattinson regretted all his scenes in the Twilight franchise. No one hated Twilight more than the lead actor.
Tippi Hedren: The Birds
Tippi Hedren had a painful experience working with director Alfred Hitchcock. Hedren said Hitchcock was a complete nightmare on-set and off-set, but one of the worst moments was during a scene in The Birds. Hitchcock violated her contract.
Brad Pitt: Interview With the Vampire
One of Brad Pitt's juicy secrets is that he had a miserable experience filming Interview With the Vampire. In fact, the actor tried to get out of the film. He called producer David Geffen about the situation, and Geffen said Pitt would have to shell out $40 million to quit.
John Cena: 12 Rounds
Widely known for wrestling in the WWE, John Cena is one of the toughest men in the ring. It's easy to believe the king of the ring isn't scared of anything, but everyone has their own fears.
Dick Van Dyke: Mary Poppins
Disney's Mary Poppins is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. In other words, it's a massively successful film with many awards. Appearing as chimney sweep Bert, Dick Van Dyke was applauded for his performance, but he was also mocked for his accent by audiences and critics worldwide.
Brandon T. Jackson: Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
In an interview with Comedy Hype, Brandon T. Jackson looked back at his career and talked about some of his great moments and regrets. Big Momma’s House 3 is one film that the actor disapproves of. Jackson believes wearing a dress in the film ruined his career.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Shallow Hal
Gwyneth Paltrow took on the character of Rosemary in the romantic comedy Shallow Hal, with Jack Black as Hal. For the role, Paltrow had to wear a 25-pound fat suit and lots of prosthetic makeup. She wasn't fond of wearing the offensive fat suit.
Kate Winslet: Titanic
Considered one of the most epic love stories of all time, Titanic follows Rose and Jack, portrayed by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. It was a big hit, so you would think no one had any regrets about the film.
Eva Mendes: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Eva Mendes had a long-time crush on Johnny Depp, so imagine how excited she felt after landing a role with him in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Even better, the script included a kissing scene between their characters.