We all have regrets. Some of ours are bigger than others, but we all wish would go back and change something, do something a little different. For celebrities in the public eye, bad decisions are magnified. They can haunt careers. They can affect everything an actor does moving forward. Whether it's taking on a role they shouldn't have, turning down a role they should have taken or a life decision that has stuck with them, these are the regrets we want to hear about. Why do we care? Well, regrets are little pieces of humanity that remind us that Hollywood stars are regular people. They show us that in the film and television industry, bad decisions are made all the time, as they are in real life. This is comforting.
Obviously the decisions that appear on this list weren't career-ruining. These are A-list actresses, which means they've been quite successful, almost from start to finish. Yet, regrets are regrets. We hear such few truths from celebrities. These are professionals. They are well-versed in the ways that their words can be misconstrued. They also know that their words can influence the way people view them. If the people turn on them, the studios will turn on them. For the most part, everything that comes out of their mouths is filtered and veiled. Even still, once in a blue moon, we get some unfiltered honesty. We'd like to think that these are some of those honest moments. Here we go: 15 A-List Actresses Confess Their Biggest Regrets
15 Jessica Alba – Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
14 Sofia Vergara – Applying Sunscreen On Her Chest
13 Natalie Portman – Baring It All
After a short came out from Wes Anderson called Hotel Chevalier (prologue to The Darjeeling Limited), there was a big to do about Natalie Portman's nudity in it, which is basically covered up anyways. Papers started printing that she was ashamed of the role. Her quote was as follows: "I'm really sorry I didn't listen to my intuition," she said. "From now on, I'm going to trust my gut. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is say no." It turns out, however, that this quote was in regards to Goya's Ghosts, a role that has her character show much more nudity, but it was actually a body double. Portman did clarify the regrets, though, and they weren't necessarily about getting nude. Well, they were, but it was because she knew what would happen if her character got nude. "It’s more that I don’t like misappropriation of stuff," Portman stated, "Like when you create something as part of a story and then a piece of it ends up on a [skin] site. It’s meant to be a dramatic scene and part of a story. That really makes me angry. It’s inevitable and I should know what happens."
12 Sienna Miller – G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra
11 Michelle Pfeiffer – Grease 2
10 Kate Winslet – Titanic
9 Christina Applegate – Turning Down Legally Blonde
8 Jennifer Lawrence – Not Saving A Raccoon
7 Jessica Biel – Baring It All In A Photoshoot
6 Betty White – Wasting Time
5 Emily Blunt - Becoming An American
4 Nicole Kidman – Not Showing More Confidence
3 Courtney Cox – Plastic Surgery
2 Rooney Mara – Whitewashing In Pan
1 Helen Mirren – Baring It All
Early on in Helen Mirren's career, she was nude a lot. In both films and photoshoots, the seductive Mirren bared it all on many different occasions, but nowadays, thanks in large part to her age, she's reined it in. With all that nudity, you would think that she was comfortable with showing so much skin, but, the actress revealed, she wasn’t. "I might seem uninhibited but believe me, I'm not. I've always had a problem doing nudity," she said. "In fact, I hated it. It has never been a comfortable thing. I've never enjoyed it. It's always mortifying… I did those scenes because I didn't want to be uptight. Now I got stuck, in a way, with a reputation for doing nude scenes." The legendary beauty says that only Caligula, a film produced by Penthouse and is as close to a skin flick as a film can get, is the only one she doesn't regret. “Everyone was naked in that,” the actress said. “It was like showing up for a nudist camp every day. You felt embarrassed if you had your clothes on in that movie.”
Sources: VanityFair; Elle
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