17 Actors Who’ve Thrown Shade At Their Most Famous Roles

We all know that actors have to work very hard to get a role in a movie. No matter what the role is, they go through a competitive casting process and work hard to portray their characters. However, after all, it’s just the job, and not every role an actor takes is going to be a fun day at "the office".
In fact, there’s a host of stars who complain about the roles they receive. Even, that is the role that spread their name wider. From Robert Pattinson in "Twilight" to Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince", these actors still wish they could travel back in time and take it all back. It's hard to believe, right? These actors threw shade at their own roles, including the most famous ones.
So why would they hate a role that gave them a career after all? A few of the many reasons can be: they dislike being typecast, the type of character which is not their type in real life, making them try hard to deliver, and sometimes the script was too hollow or ridiculous. Well, you may be wondering right now which roles your favorite actors hate. Find out whether your favorite is on the list by scrolling down! Check out the male actors who have played the most famous roles

#1 Robert Pattinson — Edward Cullen in Twilight

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Robert Pattinson is probably the actor who hates his own character the most. He said that while working on the movies, he feels like he stopped progressing. The actor thinks that Edward himself, in all of his perfection, is ridiculous, and the more he read the script, the more he hated the character.

#2 Daniel Radcliffe - Harry in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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Another harsh critic of his own performance was Daniel Radcliffe, who hated himself for playing Harry in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". He said that his performance in the film is really poor and "one-note," and that he couldn't fulfill his acting skills.

#3 Evangeline Lilly — Kate Austen in Lost

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Evangeline Lilly admitted that at first her well-known character Kate was great, but as the show went on, this character was becoming more “predictable and obnoxious.” The actress didn't appreciate how Kate had changed from being a heroine who could run out on her own and tell her own tale to become someone who was “chasing 2 men around the island.”

#4 Blake Lively — Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl

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Blake Lively emphasizes how different she is from Serena Van Der Woodsen, one of her iconic roles. She insists that Serena is not a role model for females and that she would not be particularly pleased to be someone like Serena.

#5 Alec Guinness — Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars

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Alec Guinness wrote in his diary while filming the renowned saga, “Apart from the money, I regret having embarked on the film.” It's astounding that the actor didn't enjoy watching movies, referring to them as “fairy-tale rubbish.” He didn’t like the dialogue and the role of Obi-Wan because it made him feel ancient and out of touch with the younger generation.

#6 Halle Berry — Catwoman in Catwoman

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Though Halle Berry is known for Catwoman, she hated this role the most. She personally accepted the award for "Worst Actress" for her work as Catwoman, and in her acceptance speech, she thanked Warner Bros. for casting her in the "awful" film.

#7 Sean Connery — James Bond in James Bond movies

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Sean Connery gained fame by playing James Bond, but he paid the price by being permanently associated with this character. Sean considers that the character has never evolved since the first film and describes his thoughts on him quite clearly, saying that he has always hated James Bond and wanted to kill him.

#8 Megan Fox — Mikaela Banes in Transformers

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The actress doesn't actually dislike Mikaela; rather, she dislikes how her role was portrayed. She has said numerous times that Mikaela was sexualized. Fox claims that the only instructions she received from the film's directors were to “Be hot.”

#9 Jamie Dornan — Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

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According to Jamie Dornan, the persona of Christian Grey is considerably different from his own. However he doesn’t blame his character for his obsession and stays liberal, the actor doesn't think Christian is the kind of person he would get along with.

#10 Kate Winslet - Rose in Titanic

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Kate Winslet also hated the role of Rose she played in the iconic movie "Titanic". She admitted that every time she sees her acting in the movie she thinks: “Really? You did it like that?” and would like to have the chance to do it again, but completely differently.

#11 Jennifer Garner — Elektra in Elektra

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The only reason Jennifer Garner took on the role of Elektra was because it was in her contract as a Daredevil spin-off. Her friend Michael Vartan said she called him and said the movie was "terrible". It turns out that the actress had that opinion from the beginning, so it makes sense why she doesn't feel particularly excited about the role.

#12 Stephen Dillane — Stannis Baratheon in Game Of Thrones

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Not only did Stephen Dillane dislike his character, Stannis Baratheon, but he also disliked "Game of Thrones", saying it was too "brutal" and "tough" for him. The actor stated that the movie and this part were not for him because he couldn't understand what was going on or the content of the scenes.

#13 Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Tom in (500) Days of Summer

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Gordon-Levitt didn't like Tom's persona and thought that Tom is selfish. Despite the fact that Summer had previously informed him how she felt about him, he thinks the girl is the object of his fixation and places all of his own expectations on her. Gordon-Levitt doesn't think Tom is a wonderful man and cares about girls who think he is.

#14 George Clooney — Batman in Batman & Robin

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George Clooney definitely regrets playing Batman in "Batman & Robin". He believes he ruined the whole franchise and continues to apologize for it every time.

#15 Katherine Heigl — Alison Scott in Knocked Up

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Katherine Heigl confessed that it was hard for her to love the Movies,because she didn't like the way women were portrayed. According to her, while women were portrayed as non-humorous and rigid, men were portrayed as likable and hilarious. Heigl wasn’t really fond of her character and called her a “killjoy.”

#16 Jessica Alba — Sue Storm in Fantastic Four

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Jessica Alba was very dissatisfied with "Fantastic Four", and because the director's interpretation of her character was very different from what she thought it was. This role and experience almost made her quit acting. She says that the director always told her not to make “that face,” to “cry pretty,” and to just keep her face flat because they would later add the tears using CGI (computer-generated imagery).

#17 Christopher Plummer — Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music

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Though "The Sound of Music" was one of the USA’s most loved movies, Plummer hated it so much that he often called it “The Sound of Mucus” and referred to it as “that movie.” He also disliked his character, saying that Captain von Trapp was boring and that trying to make him more interesting was like “beating a dead horse.”
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