Throughout a celebrity’s career, mistakes are bound to happen. However, unlike the rest of us average folk, the mistakes that celebrities make in their careers get to live on forever thanks to movies, television shows and of course, the internet. Sometimes, celebrities keep quiet about a movie mishap or bad acting performance in hopes that the memory of said film or TV show will soon fade away. Other times, celebrities speak out about the mistakes they have made by trash talking television shows and movies that they have devoted their time to. These are the celebrities that don’t mind offending a few people in order to get their opinion across. Below is a list of eight celebrities who blatantly trash talked their own work. Some of these celebrities have spoken out about multiple bad career moves, while others are ashamed of a specific movie or show. Whatever reasons these celebrities have for speaking out about their different projects, one thing is perfectly clear, all of these celebrities were less than enthused about the work they produced. So to prove that everyone makes mistakes sometimes, here is a follow up list of eight additional celebrities who had no trouble with trash talking their own work.
10. Charlize Theron/ Reindeer Games
When an actor is approached for a movie role and is told they are going to work with a director they admire and respect, it is probably much easier for the actor to take on the role with excitement. This is basically what happened with Charlize Theron and the movie, Reindeer Games. The successful actress has been in a series of great movies such as, Monster, The Italian Job and Sweet November but was apparently not satisfied with her role in the movie Reindeer Games. She has admitted that the only positive thing to come out of this “bad, bad, bad, bad movie” was the fact that she got to work with Director John Frankenheimer.
9. James Franco/ Your Highness
Not one to shy away from blatant honesty (you should follow him on social media if you don’t already), James Franco was certainly not embarrassed to come clean with exactly how he felt regarding this 2011 adventure, comedy, Your Highness. Starring in a slew of funny films such as Pineapple Express, This is the End and most recently, The Interview, Franco did not show his approval for the David Gordon Green film Your Highness, honestly stating in a GQ comedy issue, “Your Highness? That movie sucks. You can’t get around that.”
8. Jim Carrey/ Kick Ass 2
Jim Carrey’s comments about his film Kick-Ass 2, were less about a disappointment in the final product and more about an aversion to the high amount of gun violence that is present in the film. Before the film was even released, Carrey said, “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.” In response to Carrey’s critique of the film, Mark Millar, one of the film’s writers said, “I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay 18 months ago. Yes, the body count is very high, but a movie like Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin.”
7. Jamie Dornan/ Fifty Shades Of Grey
This highly anticipated film may not be as exciting to the cast of the movie, as it is to everyone who has been waiting for it since putting down the books. Jamie Dornan, who plays the hunky Mr.Grey in the film adaptation of the popular Fifty Shades Of Grey book series, was apparently none too pleased with the chemistry (or lack there of) with co-star Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele), stating that the directors are the ones who had to make the chemistry happen, also claiming how the “red room” scenes made him uncomfortable. Dornan also made it clear the when he’s out in public and people refer to him as “Christian Grey”, he prefers to make it clear that he shouldn’t be only associated to that character, stating, “No, I’m Jamie! I’m an actor”.
6. David Cross/ Alvin and the Chipmunks
David Cross was definitely not happy with doing a third installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks series. First there was an interview with Conan O’Brien, in which he said, “there was one producer, I won’t say (who), but she is the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.” And of course there was the comment where he said that doing the third Chipmunks movie was the, “most miserable experience I ever had in my professional life.” He also complained of being, “forced at gunpoint,” to spend a week dressed as a pelican on a cruise.
5. Colin Farrell/ Miami Vice
The re-make of Miami Vice received mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, and as it turns out, one of the movie’s stars was equally dissatisfied with the final product. Regarding the movie, Colin Farrell said, “Miami Vice? I didn’t like it so much. I understood that we were trying to paint a relationship with Tubbs and Crockett that was so grounded and familiar that there was no need for them to incessantly talk to each other-or look at each other-over two and a half hours.” Obviously the star wasn’t a fan of his work, but we think some of his trash talk would have been better served for a movie like, Winter’s Tale.
4. Sam Worthington/ Clash of the Titans
In an interview with XFINITY Entertainment, Sam Worthington explained his disappointment with his performance in the movie, Clash of the Titans. Worthington said, “I’m the lead of that film and I don’t really like what I did in it. I believe I should have pulled my socks up a bit better and done a bit better and created a character, rather than just being a conduit for the action.” In another interview about the film, Worthington said, “I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree…I think I can act f—ing better, to be honest…”. Well, at least he’s being honest about his own performance.
3. Matthew Goode/ Leap Year
Actor Matthew Goode was not too happy about the final product of his romantic comedy, Leap Year. The movie received mostly negative reviews from critics and Goode couldn’t agree more with their consensus. In an interview with The Sun, Goode said that the main reason he took the part was to spend his weekends in the UK. The actor said, “It wasn’t because of the script, trust me. I was told it was going to be like ‘The Quiet Man’ with a Vaughan Williams soundtrack, but in the end it turned out to have pop music all over it. A bit like ‘Chasing Liberty’ again. Do I feel I let myself down? No. Was it a bad job? Yes, it was. But, you know, I had a nice time and I got paid.”
2. Christopher Plummer/ The Sound of Music
Although The Sound of Music is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and was even selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, one of the film’s stars, Christopher Plummer, didn’t seem to enjoy being a part of the film. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Plummer said that he had a difficult time filming The Sound of Music, “Because it was so awful and sentimental and gooey. You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some miniscule bit of humor behind it.” Plummer’s hatred for The Sound of Music doesn’t stop there. The star refused to be a part of the 2005 reunion and even referred to the film as The Sound of Mucus. Ouch.
1. Bill Murray/ Garfield
Many people have wondered why Bill Murray took on the role of Garfield. Most explanations have centered around Murray’s need for a payday, but in an interview with Dan Fierman, Murray managed to clear up why he decided to voice Garfield. Murray said, “No! I didn’t make that for the dough! Well, not completely. I thought it would be kind of fun, because doing a voice is challenging, and I’d never done that. Plus, I looked at the script, and it said, ‘So-and-so and Joel Coen.’ And I thought: Christ, well, I love those Coens! They’re funny. So I sorta read a few pages of it and thought, Yeah, I’d like to do that.” Eventually Murray realized that the Coen brothers weren’t actually writing Garfield, but by then it was too late and Murray was already committed.