You know what sucks? Watching a movie or TV show when you already know a major plot point that was supposed to be a secret. You can blame a fair number of day-ruining reveals on actors who spoiled their character deaths, but then, can you really blame the actor? Between talk shows, press tours, and social media, it's a shock any movie or show manages to keep a lid on spoilers. Especially when every interviewer and question seem intent on peeling away any and all mystery that an upcoming release may hold. Perhaps the real surprise is that there aren't more actors who ruined their character's death.
On top of the press blitzes, you've got the Sherlock Holmes-level of sleuthing that occurs online to analyze the slightest of details in interviews, trailers, publicity stills, and set photos no one was supposed to see before a movie came out. To be fair, most actors who spoil death scenes aren't doing so by revealing clues some obsessive blogger decodes; they just kind of spill the beans without really being prompted. But it's gotta be tiring to do multiple interviews every day for weeks or months, while traveling around the world. Something's bound to slip out at some point. Actors who spoiled their deaths need empathy more than ire.
Actress Mischa Barton had been a major part of The OC for three seasons, resulting in a quick rise through Hollywood. Much to fans' disappointment, her character was killed in a car accident in the Season 3 finale. It would've been a shocking moment, had she not spilled the beans to Access Hollywood before the episode aired.
“It’s true, it’s true. My character dies," she said. "My character has been through so, so much and there's really nothing more left for her to do."
Date Born: 1986
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Disney's acquisition of Star Wars means you're in for a lifetime spent in a galaxy far, far away. The anticipation for new films was seen clearly with The Force Awakens in 2015. As the release of Rogue One, the first standalone Star Wars story, loomed in 2016, many were curious as to just how things would connect; would these characters reappear in other films, as many Marvel characters do (Disney does, after all, own both universes)?
That mystery was answered before audiences even stepped into theaters to see the film. when actor Jiang Wen, who played Baze Malbus, gave away that Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) wouldn't survive. This reveal led many to conclude that Rogue One's band of rebels wouldn't be back. Wen directly spoiled the death of another character and, in doing so, inadvertently revealed what would have been an otherwise shocking climax in which everybody gets killed.
Date Born: 1963
Birthplace: Tangshan, China
The cliffhanger of The Walking Dead's Season 6 finale was an infamous point of contention set to be answered in the Season 7 premiere. Who Negan's victim would be was a well-guarded secret. At least until Michael Cudlitz, who played Abraham, let slip on Twitter that his time on the show was coming to an end. Interestingly, the wording of his tweet led many to assume it was another cast member who would be biting the dust. Before too much damage was done, he changed the tweet, but it's surprising a bigger deal wasn't made of the flub.
Date Born: 1964
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America
Hollywood legend Harrison Ford has played one of the most totemic characters in cinema since 1977 (Han Solo, in case you were wondering). For some time, he's been vocal about his desire to kill Han Solo in a manner that would provide a fitting send off.
In 2015, Ford appeared, along with JJ Abrams, on Conan to promote The Force Awakens. He reiterated his desire to kill the character in a meaningful way that would lend gravitas to his journey, and mentioned having harbored this wish since Return of the Jedi. Conan offered perhaps even more damning spoilers by leading into questions about Ford's wish by saying "Harrison, you've tried for years to get the character of Han Solo killed. You went out of your way to kill Han Solo."
Date Born: 1942
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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