12 Hollywood Movie Stars Who Can't Stand Their Own Characters

Salena Harshini |Jul 27, 2019

There are a lot of actors who loathe their own characters they once played on-screen, even if those characters brought them fame.

A role might bring prosperity, reputation, and opportunities to the actors if the movie works out well. However, filming is just a profession after all. Therefore, obviously, there are people who like and hate their jobs. No matter how massive the movie turns out, there will still be roles that make the actors claim that they "just really hate it".

1. Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen (Twilight)

Edward Cullen

Among the cast of the Twilight megahit, the “the actor that hates his character the most” title certainly belongs to Robert Pattinson. Although Twilight is a cult series and it has given rise to the fame of Pattinson, the actor said he felt that he did not make any progress in acting while working throughout the whole series.

Robert Edward

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He even claimed that Edward Cullen is really “weird” and that the more he read the script, the more he got to hate it.

2. Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen (Lost)

Evangeline Lilly Kate Austen

The female actor of series Lost admitted that at the beginning of the film, her character seemed quite cool. But later on, Kate became more and more fastidious and predictable. From an interesting and consistent girl, she suddenly had to become a woman that, word for word, “chases two men around an island”.


Lilly said that there was nothing wrong with the personality of a person being formed through love, it is normal for both men and women. However, in the end, Kate gradually became hollow and outrageous through the seasons of Lost.

3. Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)

Alec Guiness Obi Wan Kenobi

Guiness once straight-up wrote in his diary amidst the shooting for the best-selling movie of all times, that aside from getting proper money, he regretted filing for Star Wars. It sounds hard to believe, but he actually thinks that the film is “fairy-tale rubbish”.

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Guiness stated that Obi-wan’s lines were extremely barren which makes him unable to connect with audiences of the young generation.

4. Halle Berry as Catwoman (Catwoman)

Halle Berry

Compared to the actors above, Halle Berry surely has a strong reason to hate her role. It was because of this film that she was named at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards in the category "Worst Actress Of  The Year."

Halle Berry Razzie

Receiving the award at the podium, Berry "thanked" Warner Bros, “Thank you for putting me in a piece of s***, god-awful movie!”

5. Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes (Transformers)

Mikaela Banes Megan

Honestly, Megan doesn't really hate Mikaela. She just doesn't like the way her character is shown in the Transformers series. The actress has repeatedly shared that her character is only an objectified sex-symbol to attract men to watch the movies.

Mikaela Banes Megan Fox

Even many segments in the script for Mikaela simply told her to be "as sexy as possible".

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen (500 Days Of Summer)

Tom Hansen

500 Days of Summer is a classic film that breaks a lot of clichés stereotypes in common romantic comedies. Tom himself is a character that is sympathized by many audiences. However, Joseph thinks his character, Tom, is a selfish person.

Tom Hansen 500 Days Of Summer

According to him, Tom is not a good guy and he doesn’t care about the person he loves. When Summer stated her intentions, Tom still imposed his excessive personal expectations on her. It eventually prompted Tom to take the bitter ending to himself.

7. Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen (Gossip Girls)

Serena Van Der Woodsen

Ryan Reynolds's beloved wife says that she and the popular character of Gossip Girl are as different as chalk and cheese.

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Although Gossip Girls is a series for teenage girls, according to Blake Lively, Serena is not a good archetype that girls should take lessons from.

8. Jamie Dornan as Christian Gray (50 Shades Of Grey)

Although it was his first major role in Hollywood, the Northern Ireland actor straightforwardly shared that he sure was not very fond of Grey.


He didn't blame Grey for his pleasure orientation, but basically, the two were very different. If there was such a Grey in real life, Jamie probably wouldn’t be close with him.

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9. Jessica Alba as Sue Storm (Fantastic Four)

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Fantastic Four (2005) did well in box office, but was badly crabbed

The actress felt extremely disappointed performing in the Fantastic Four when the director kept imposing the character's perspective on her. The director kept asking her not to act with her own emotions. Even in the crying part, she had to make it as beautifully as possible.

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The film also over-used CGI to the point that Sue's tears are not real tears. This role almost made Jessica Alba quit acting.

10. Katherine Heigl as Alison Scott (Knocked Up)

Katherine Heigl

The heroine of Knocked Up admitted that she didn’t like the movie at all, although this is one of the most successful films she ever took part in. The reason for this is the way the two genders are portrayed in the movie. While men are funny and lovely, women are the opposite. She said, "It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a b**ch; why is she being such a killjoy?”

Seth Rogen
Katherine Heigl and co-star Seth Rogen

However, she didn't take it as a reason to hate her former partners. The actress said that the director and the actors in the film treated her very well, and she hoped that everyone was living well.

11. Sean Connery as James Bond (007)

Sean Connery As James Bond

007 can bring him money and fame, but the price to pay is that Sean Connery's image will forever stick with this series. Sean thought that right from the first part onward, the James Bond character just kept on treading water.

Daniel Craig James Bond

Interestingly, actor Daniel Craig shares the similar mindset with Sean. He said he didn't like to play in Spectre (the latest Bond movie) but he had to do it because he already signed for the contract.

12. Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon (Games of Thrones)

Stephen Dillane Stannis Baratheon

Not only did he dislike the role, but Stephen Dillane also thought that the Games of Thrones were too harsh and "heavy" for him. The actor said that sometimes he couldn't understand what was going on at the studio, as well as the meaning of the scenes.

Stephen Dillane As Stannis Baratheon

He concluded that the series and the role were not meant for him.


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