Many actors and actresses can’t separate from a certain type of character. It is because either they’ve portrayed them for so long or they completely knocked the role out of the park. Particularly in the cases of superheroes and expansive franchises, an actor can easily become forever tied to a character.
Over years, Hollywood had made countless hero origin stories and most actors are a sucker for hero roles. However, some actors, even “good girls” challenge themselves by transforming into villains. They fulfill their roles so perfectly that viewers want to explore the characters’ dark side immediately.
#1 Emma Watson
The Harry Potter star looked like a shy cat when taking on the role of the costume designer in “My Week with Marilyn”. However, she turned into a 2-faced schemer in “Regression”.
#2 Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan embodied the naive Jenny in “An Education” but became an avenger in “Promising Young Woman”.
#3 Rebecca Ferguson
The actress played a young mother in “The Girl on the Train” and the head of a bandit group in the screen version of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep.
#4 Blake Lively
Blake Lively appeared as a gorgeous lady in “The Age of Adaline”. In “A Simple Favor” she was a con artist.
#5 Emma Thompson
Viewers saw the intellectual and prudent Elinor in “Sense and Sensibility” and a glamour psycho in “Cruella”.
#6 Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of a strong-spirited single mother in “Jojo Rabbit” took away a lot of viewers’ tears. In Under the Skin, she was obnoxious when appearing as an alien male kidnapper.
#7 Rachel McAdams
We fall in love with a sweet girl (played by Rachel McAdams) in “The Notebook but hate a greedy cheater in “Sherlock Holmes” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”.
#8 Emma Stone
She played a brave pilot in Aloha and a shameless courtier in “The Favourite”.
#9 Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning was famous for starring as Aurora in the blockbuster “Maleficent”. But many might not know that previously she took on the role of a bad girl named Vampira in the 2011 movie “Twixt”.
#10 Anne Hathaway
Many were surprised when seeing Anne Hathaway transform from an innocent schoolgirl who is destined to become a princess in “The Princess Diaries” into a bad girl in the film “The Dark Knight Rises”.
#11 Monica Bellucci
In “The Ages of Love”, Monica Bellucci appeared as a romantic beauty but in “The Brothers Grimm”, she became a bloodthirsty queen.