Opinions are like elbows, everybody has one, but no one knows what they’re for. Sometimes our opinions can ruin something another person loves. Case in point, when an actor comes out and says that he or she REALLY HATED a film that fans REALLY LOVED it can throw us into an existential quandary that lasts for days. So steel your nerves before reading this list of actors who hate their own films. It's definitely going to bum you out to learn that some of these actors hate their past roles, but don't worry. There's also a movie Ben Affleck hated that you probably do too!
On this list we have auteurs tearing apart some of their seminal work, aging actors dismissing fan favorites as “absolute rubbish,” and a few folks that are just calling it like it is (*ahem* Catwoman…). If one of the movies on this list happens to be your favorite, don’t fret, you don’t have to have your Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked tattoo removed, just maybe don’t show it to David Cross…he’s kind of touchy about the subject.
Some of the actors who hate their movies on this list might surprise you, but a few of their films are so universally panned that there’s no way anyone thinks they’re good, even their leading men and women (once again, Catwoman).Read on to find out which film stars and Hollywood celebrities are definitely regretting being talked into that awful role and head over to the comments section to debate which other actors should probably be on here, if they would just speak out about movies they starred in, but totally hate.
During the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Viola Davis spoke with the New York Times concerning her past challenges and regrets. Davis talked about how she regretted her role in The Help, a movie about a white woman writing a book about the lives of Black maids working in Mississippi in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement.
"Have I ever done roles that I've regretted? I have, and The Help is on that list," Davis said. Davis continued, saying it wasn't her collaborators that made her regret her decision, but rather the content of the film itself.
"I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn't the voices of the maids that were heard," Davis said. "I know Aibileen. I know Minny. They're my grandma. They're my mom. And I know that if you do a movie where the whole premise is, I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and bring up children in 1963, I want to hear how you really feel about it. I never heard that in the course of the movie."