With American sweethearts like Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore and Sarah Jessica Parker, you get the feeling that they are just as kind as their characters they portray. After all, both Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence have been known to be pretty, well, normal. Adding to their group, we have Lily Collins who claims her father (Phil Collins) wanted her to have a normal life and to not act like a celebrity. But not all actresses are as down-to-earth as these. Some are a horror to work with, and others are just atrocious actresses who get by solely on their looks or perhaps who they are – you know, like Miley Cyrus. Or at least that's what they say.
There are a million reasons why some actresses stay in the game, even though they really seem to be hated by most of the world. How bad could it be, though? What would make them not deserve their spot? Sometimes it’s because they are just bad at their job even though they have good intentions and other times it’s because they are the meanest witches that you’ve ever encountered. We all know how hated Jennifer Aniston is, especially by those who have worked with her. But who is in the wrong, maybe she likes to keep to herself. But maybe, she just needs an attitude adjustment. I mean, things really did go downhill after Brad Pitt left her for Angelina Jolie. Now, to stick with our theme, here are fifteen actresses that keep getting hired despite them being so undeserving.
15 Jennifer Lopez – Jenny, Go Back To The Block
You might not think it but J-Lo is one of the biggest divas in the world. She seems sweet, but most call her a total diva. Not only does she have a gazillion stories about her insane demands, but proof of it when she was a judge on American Idol. Back in an interview, she even threw shade at some other actresses. When asked about Gwyneth Paltrow, she said, "Tell me what she's been in? I swear to God, I don't remember anything she was in. Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt than I ever heard about her work." About Winona Ryder, she said, "I was never a big fan of hers. In Hollywood she's revered, she gets nominated for Oscars, but I've never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say, 'Oh, I love her.'"
Other reports say that she won’t speak to waitresses or flight attendants and has her assistant do so. As for her acting/singing, we’ll let you be the judge when you see her in Shades of Blue, the ongoing series she stars in.
14 Gwyneth Paltrow – Because No One Likes Her
When it comes to her co-stars, like Robert Downey Jr. or Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow has been called every name in the book, which is funny considering both of these men have been called the nicest in Hollywood. I guess I’d believe their stories then of how awful Paltrow is to work with. She has literally received the title of most hated celebrity. But why?
For one good reason, she’s uppity as hell. Wendy Williams said, “It just doesn't come off so nice when you teach us how to make $300 grilled cheese sandwiches. You appear to be uppity and better than us, and maybe that's why people don't like you." It’s true that even other celebs don’t like uppity actresses. There are also all those super healthy tips that none of us can afford nor would want to do. So how in the world is her role as Pepper Potts still a thing if no one even likes working with her or watching her? Word is she snubs every woman that she sees as a threat. She’s cordial to the men, but treats Scarlett Johansson like she’s nothing.
13 Lindsay Lohan – For Every Reason Imaginable
You may think that Lindsay Logan has every excuse in the book but really, she doesn’t. For one, she actually made a fake list of men that’s she’s slept with. Secondly, she’s really gone downhill in her looks and it’s 100% her fault. Her alcohol addiction has caused her more problems than any but she refused to get help even when it was handed to her on a silver platter.
But we can’t blame it all on the alcohol, because she always showed up late to movie sets, and she has the most confusing political (and religious) opinions that exist. She was one of the few women that actually supported Harvey Weinstein. All around, she was also a diva on set, with little resect for anyone (alcohol or not) and still, she has a main role on Sick Note and is currently working on a new movie set for 2018. Literally, this girl has the worst reputation in Hollywood.
12 Tara Reid – Make The Party Stop
Getting her start in Days of Our Lives as Ashley, Tara Reid has often been a hit with the guys with roles in Alone in the Dark and American Pie. Recently, she’s been getting a lot of hate comments because of her small frame that doesn’t seem to suit her. They hound her with comments about her body and her appearance.
This is likely because a few years ago, she got some enhancements that didn't turn out so well, or because of her multiple flashes and wardrobe malfunctions (once when she was getting out of a car and another when she let her strap fall down during the red carpet.) But I’d say her biggest problem is her drinking, which has caused her to lose this weight because she mixes it with caffeine, which is a deadly combo when used often. Plus, having a drinking problem in general is really bad for your career. Despite all of these problems, she currently has ten movies in post-production! That’s a record for this list!
11 Kim Kardashian – The Most Talentless Woman In Hollywood
Although Kim K is most famous for being herself, she has had her fair share of guest roles in TV series and movies alike. She even has one in the upcoming Ocean’s 8. However, this woman has been told she has absolute no talent by the community and Hollywood pros alike. Want to know what others think of her? There are countless celebrities who have expressed their distaste of Kim and her entire clan. Rebel Wilson once said, "It's not that you hate any of them individually, but it's just that everything they stand for is against everything I stand for. And they're not famous for talent." I mean, 50 Cent wrote an entire song about how trashy she was! That was pretty mean, but it seems like most of Hollywood agrees.
10 Kristen Stewart – The Woman With No Face
Okay, maybe she doesn't just have one face, but she seems to have no emotions. Ever since before Twilight was released, Kristen Stewart was seen as that girl who never changed her expression and acted depressed the entire time she was filming. It seems most producers want someone who will put a little passion into their work, but Kristen Stewart reportedly “doesn’t seem to try” when her costars really put their hearts and souls into their roles. She just reads the lines and throws up her hands.
And about that smile, or lack thereof, Kristen states that no matter how many times she smiles, people will choose the one where she isn’t in order to prove a point. Even though she is surrounded by drama, she still manages to land big roles. She currently has a Lizzie Borden movie and a Charlie’s Angels movie in the making. But it’s pretty easy to forgive her attitude when we read Jodie Foster’s own story on who this sad girl used to be.
9 Jenny McCarthy – World’s Worst Actress
How would you feel if you were rated the worst actress in the world? That's about how you’d feel when you realized that your best-rated movie had a 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. From low-budget Christmas movies to guest starring in Freeform’s best TV series, she’s done a lot in her lifetime. Two of her movies even got a 4% rating! That’s really, really sad. Especially since her cousin Melissa McCarthy has an awesome reputation and hardly has a movie she has a main role in that doesn’t do really well.
So how in the world could the worst actress in the world, Jenny McCarthy, land a recurring role on the show Return of the Mac? Is it a pity role or is she really starting to learn the ropes? Maybe her cousin Melissa is helping her out considering she’s the one who got the word out that Melissa was so funny and talented.
8 Megan Fox – She Has A Bad Attitude And A Big Mouth
Pretty much everyone who has ever worked with Megan Fox has had complaints. She’s often called a big name-calling baby. Like many, she’s a known diva, but that is nothing compared to the disrespect that she shows, well… pretty much everyone. Although she is known for her “hot role” in Transformers, she was actually fired from the third movie after making rude comments about Michael Bay, comparing him to Hitler. It seems Steven Spielberg has too much respect for the past, as well as those hurt during the Holocaust.
She has also man transphobic comments regarding women who like video games, comics, etc. Megan Fox hinted that liking video games somehow makes you more “manly,” which doesn’t really make much sense. She was referring to herself, but it seems pretty much everything she says can be taken the wrong way. But above all of those sketchy comments, it’s really just her bad attitude that should lose her the roles in movies. And yet, she’s been Reagan in The New Girl for quite some time and is currently working on a new James Franco film.
7 Kathy Griffin – If She Could Just Keep Her Mouth Shut
There’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind. In fact, it’s perfectly healthy and should be encouraged. But Kathy Griffin can be the crudest woman on the planet. She just doesn’t know when to stop. Ever since she got her start as a comedian in the 80s, Kathy Griffin has never been one to shy away from a problem. With over 250 TV credits and over 75 acting credits, she has really made it big.
But it seems that her career is not as important as it used to be because she really took a chance when she posted the inappropriate photo with the POTUS’s head in 2017. It’s not the first time she’s made a fool out of herself, no matter what political party you support. But it is the deadliest for her career. Did that slow down her career? Of course not! She’s still one of the most watched comedians on television and is always on the list of female comedians for big-time productions.
6 Lea Michele - Why You Gotta Be So Rude?
You’d think that after starring in Glee, Lea Michele was a sweetheart. But the truth is, she’s been accused of being rude more than anyone else in the business. There are actual blogs devoted to dissing her. Back when she was filming True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld, 14 at the time, said that Lea made her cry after snubbing her when Hailee asked for an autograph. Another account was a costar from Glee who said, “Lea acts like she's better than the rest of the cast.”
Another costar who fessed up was Naya Rivera, who claimed that Michele was always throwing fits and locking herself in the trailer, stalling production for extended periods of time. She even said that she smarted off to the producer to which he answered, "I’ve been doing this job for 6 years!" And she snapped, "Yeah, badly." Does her attitude change anything? Nope! She still has a major role in The Mayor, an ABC original.
5 Beyoncé – Those Impossible Demands
While Beyoncé is primarily a singer, not an actress, she hardly qualifies. But with roles in films like Dream Girls and Austin Powers, I guess she’s still an actress. While on tour, she demands the biggest dressing room available, taking one for an entire sports team at stadiums! But that’s not all. On a regular basis, she insists on hand-carved ice balls rather than regular ice cubes. She wishes for all walls to be freshly painted white and all toilet paper to be red. She won’t even use a toilet seat that isn’t brand new. But this isn’t all about her, because she really insists everyone around her wears only cotton because of her “allergies.”
But worst of all? She will only drink out of Titanium drinking straws that cost $935! She uses them in water served at exactly 21 degrees. Guess she wasn’t enough of a diva, because she’ll be playing Nala in 2019’s The Lion King!
4 Jennifer Morrison – Maybe Something Genuine
There’s nothing wrong with Jennifer Morrison, but those odd expressions take away from her role as Emma Swan in Once Upon A Time and as Dr. Cameron in House. It’s not just her expressions, but her smile never seems real. It’s as if, her character is always…depressed and always bitter. There’s a reason why she was dropped from Once. She was no one’s favorite; she’s just too one-dimensional.
I guess that this persona is accepted because she had four movies released in 2017! She must be pretty darn busy playing the boring, bitter character with a fake smile. I’m sure she’s a great person, but the fact is, fans just don’t’ seem to like her as they feel that the rest of the cast in her shows/movies are simply better. It is good that this is overlooked, but it is shocking that she’s getting by with that red-eyed, blank expression so often.
3 Meg Ryan – The Sweetheart Still Tries
With movies like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, no one ever has anything bad to say about Meg Ryan as far as what kind of person she is. But they say that enhancements can make or break you, and in Meg’s case, she’s breaking. Meg Ryan may be nearly 60, but she looks like she’s hardly reached 30! That is quite the accomplishment, but sadly it’s not enough for the world. Her movie The Women was trashed by critics and received a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. This nearly killed her career.
She has been ridiculed more than anyone for what she’s done to herself and how “irrelevant” she’s become. But that didn’t stop her. She pushed through and in late 2016, she released a new movie called Ithaca starring her and her son. And next year, in 2018, she will star in a new series called Picture Paris. I guess her brains took over and she’s still made it. Perhaps she’s smarter than those who hire her and above those who ridicule her.
2 Katherine Heigl – She Badmouths Everyone In The Industry
What’s worse for producers than an actress with a bad attitude on set? One who trash talks the movies that she stars in to the public. What did she have to say about Knocked Up? “It was a little sexist,” she says. “It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a b****; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women?”
As for Grey’s Anatomy? She opted out of the Emmy’s and this is what she had to say about why: “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention.” No one wants an actress talking about their shows this way. But it must be worth it to CBS, who cast her in Doubt just this year.
1 Elizabeth Mitchell – Is Her Face Frozen That Way?
To the woman who does a really good job of playing exactly one role, we have Elizabeth Mitchell. Anyone who has watched one of her shows/movies think that she’s fabulous at what she does. Anyone who has seen two or more of her roles, realize that they are identical. Elizabeth Mitchell can only play one role – one where her face is frozen and she looks perpetually concerned.
Take a look at her in Lost where she plays the doctor Juliet, or the distressed ice queen in Once Upon A Time. Even in her role in Revolution, the Santa Clause movies, and that creepy Dead of Summer series, she always has that face. Anyone that knows her knows what I mean! To think that she’s starring in a 2019 thriller called The Buried Girl is crazy, but I guess she really would make a good horror movie star.