These actors and actresses prove that the most severe audience is not always what you think it is.
Sometimes it passes, sometimes it breaks. The cinema is no exception to the rule, offering us beautiful and entertaining feature films, just like other much more average ones. A bit like the rotten movie remakes we were talking about a short while ago. Imagine that spectators are not always the harshest critics. Actors are also capable of tackling their own films, if the end result does not appeal to them at all and disappoints them. Even iconic blockbusters like Twilight or Star Wars cannot escape it. It must be admitted that for some of the examples below, we rather have the impression that these actors and actresses especially had a (late) moment of lucidity.
Robert Pattinson, Twilight
The Twilight Trailer, Chapter 1 – Credit (s): SND
Robert Pattinson may have been propelled into the limelight thanks to his role in the Twilight saga, he has never hidden his disdain for the books and the character of Edward Cullen. Already in 2008, he said he hated the latter and used this hatred to perfect his interpretation. He also described the first volume of the literary series as a “book that was not meant to be published.” In 2017, he called the events of the saga “bizarre,” adding that if it hadn't been so successful people would have realized the very strange side of the story.
George Clooney, Batman and Robin
The Batman and Robin Trailer – Credit (s): Waerner Bros
Fans of comic book adaptations rarely agree, except when it comes to the 1997 film Batman and Robin . George Clooney, who plays Gotham's vigilante, is also unhappy with the outcome. . The actor has repeatedly apologized for spoiling the character of Batman, and even admitted to not being happy with his performance: “ I was playing Batman and I was no good, and it was not a good film, but I learned from this failure, I had to rethink my way of working. “ Be reassured, Batman and Robin may be criticized, he is now mostly taken with a joke.
Ben Affleck, Daredevil
Daredevil Trailer – Credit (s): 20th Century Fox
“I hate Daredevil so much,” here's what Ben Affleck said in a 2016 interview. The message is clear! The actor not only tackled his first superhero movie, he also admitted to agreeing to play Batman in Batman v Superman in order to finally get it right. He wasn't really lucky there, since the blockbuster was heavily criticized and Justice League was a failure. This did not deter him, however, since he will once again play Batman in the movie The Flash, and potentially in a HBOMax series.
Alec Guinness, Star Wars
The trailer for Episode IV, A New Hope – Credit (s): Lucasfilm
Who would have believed it! Alec Guinness, aka Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, didn't really appreciate the time spent in the galaxy far, far away. During the shooting of the first film, he admitted to regret having accepted the role, called the dialogues lamentable , and would have found himself too out of step with the younger members of the cast. Here is one who must have been happy with the death of his character!
Halle Berry, Catwoman
The Catwoman Trailer – Credit (s): Warner Bros
Released in 2004, Catwoman is far from being a benchmark in terms of films adapted from comic books. It is not Halle Berry, the interpreter of the anti-heroine, who will say the opposite. When she received the Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her role, she didn't mince words: “I would like to thank Warner Bros for choosing me for this shit, this horrible movie. It was exactly that. my career needed. I was at the top and now I'm at the bottom. “ Admittedly, she said it with humor, but we still feel a little truth behind it.
Jason Bateman, How To Kill Your Boss 2
The How To Kill Your Boss 2 Trailer – Credit (s): Warner Bros
It's far from a secret, How to Kill Your Boss 2 has worked far less well than its predecessor, both in terms of the box office and the scenario. If some have blamed the chosen release date, actor Jason Bateman who plays Nick Hendricks has a different hypothesis. For him the film was simply not necessary. “People weren't interested in a sequel.” he confided to the microphone of the WTF podcast . He also called How to Kill Your Boss 2 “trash judging by the box office,” and humorously said that it was mostly the cast's “month-end check.” He saw the glass half full.