Earlier this week, funnyman Jim Carrey made headlines when he publicly slammed his new movie Kick-Ass 2, saying he wouldn’t support the film’s “level of violence.”
Well it appears that Carrey isn’t the first celebrity to publicly come out and bash a movie they starred in. Take for instance, Sir Alec Guinness, who famously played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars series. When offered the iconic part, Guinness wrote to a friend explaining it was a “big part,” but the movie sounded like “fairy-tale rubbish.”
And while you will never hear Julie Andrews say a bad word about her starring role in The Sound of Music, her co-star Christopher Plummer thought it was his most challenging role to film.
“It was so awful and sentimental and gooey,” he explained to The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh. “You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some miniscule bit of humor into it.”
And you won’t believe what acclaimed director Woody Allen thought of one of his biggest hit films, Manhattan. After finishing the film, Allen wasn’t pleased with its outcome and asked United Artists not to release the film, offering instead to make a film for free.
Just a few more celebs who outright bashed some of their biggest roles also include Kate Winslet, who couldn’t stand herself in Titanic; George Clooney panned Batman and Robin; and Katherine Heigl slammed her comedy Knocked Up.