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7 Actors Who Share About Hidden Secrets Behind Their Most Famous Roles

Do you think that acting is a challenging and demanding job?

According to one study, only 2% of actors earn their living from their profession. Furthermore, only a few actors are lucky enough to get a role that completely changes their careers. This role has the potential to make them worldwide famous and a household name!

However, we often forget that the reality of an actor’s life is much less glamorous than what we see on screen. Have you ever wondered how many of those lucky actors ended up hating the big job that made them famous? And the characters we love the most are sometimes disliked by the actors who play them. That’s because, like any other job, acting has its ups and downs.

We enjoy digging deep into the secrets behind our favorite shows and movies, and here are some surprising confessions from Hollywood’s biggest stars. These seven actors have no hesitation about expressing the truth about their most famous role.

#1 ’’I thought it was the ugliest haircut I’d ever seen.’’

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Never before has a hairstyle gotten as much attention and popularity as Rachel Green’s hairstyle on Friends. However, we may be surprised to learn that Jennifer Aniston was not a fan of all of her character’s hairstyles. Years after the popular show ended, the actress revealed her surprise, saying, “I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen.”

#2 He had to dye his hair platinum blond every single week.

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In the Harry Potter franchise, he played the blonde-haired antagonist Draco Malfoy. However, Tom Felton, the actor, has brown hair. The actor revealed that his least favorite aspect of the role was dying his hair platinum for it. He revealed in another interview that he had to bleach his hair every week for the role, which is why he was relieved when the franchise ended.

#3 He was told to smile more or he’d lose his job.

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The English actor became well-known as the brooding vampire in the popular Twilight saga, which is based on the novel series of the same name. And Robert Pattinson revealed that the producers told him to play a lighter version of the dark character from the book.

He, on the other hand, did the opposite and played the role with a frown. It got to the point where his agents told him, “You have to do the opposite of what you’re doing now, or you’re going to get fired today.”

#4 His cape had an awful smell.

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Kit Harington portrayed Jon Snow, one of the main characters in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, for several years. We often saw him wearing his fuzzy, black cape as he came from the cold land of Winterfell. However, in a TV interview, the English actor expressed dissatisfaction with the costume, saying, “It weighs a ton, [and] it smells awful,” adding, “they added weight to it every year.”

#5 His character in You ’’repulses’’ him.

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Penn Badgley has been playing Joe Goldberg, the series’ protagonist, since 2018. Joe is an obsessed stalker who does many terrible things as the series progresses. However, because of the show’s popularity, many people are fans of the character.

But Badgley has admitted that he isn’t a fan of his character, saying, “There’s a lot I don’t enjoy about him. To be honest, I don’t enjoy nearly everything about him.’’

#6 She was asked to ’’look prettier’’ when she cried.

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Jessica Alba played one of the main characters in the 2007 sci-fi action film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Three years later, the actress revealed that she hated the experience of shooting the role, revealing that the director kept commenting on her expressions and even asked her to look prettier as she cried.

’’It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat,’’ She revealed that he told her.

#7 Wearing that fat suit was “humiliating.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow had to wear a fat suit as Rosemary in Shallow Hal in 2001. Years later, the actress exposed her hatred for the film, calling it a “disaster.”

She went on to express her displeasure with having to wear the suit on the first day, saying, ’’It was so sad. It was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese. I felt humiliated.”