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Actors Who Regret Their Roles in Movies & TV

Not every actor likes to see themselves on screen – but some don’t even like to remember that they participated in a production altogether.

Over the years, many different stars have revealed in magazine interviews and through podcast and TV appearances that they don’t always love the movie and TV roles they took on in the past…even if the roles might be some of their most iconic and memorable works.

Sometimes, the stars have doubts about their performance. Or, they had poor experiences with their co-stars or directors. And in other cases, they just decided that the script wasn’t all that good looking back. In any case, they’ve all since come out and said they don’t necessarily love their appearances in certain films and TV shows.

If you’re interested in learning about other artists who don’t care for their own work, find out which musicians don’t like their own biggest hits.

Click through to see which actors reconsidered and regretted their roles years later…

Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals Her Reason For Passing on 'Silence of the Lambs' Role

Michelle Pfeiffer is recalling the reason why she passed on starring as Clarice Sterling in the iconic movie, The Silence of the Lambs.

The 62-year-old actress, who will next appear as Betty Ford in First Ladies and in the third Ant-Man film, shared that she thought the movie was “too evil”.

“With Silence of the Lambs, I was trepidatious,” Michelle explained in her profile with The New Yorker. “There was such evil in that film.”

She did reveal that there was a regret with not taking the role, but not what you might think.

“The thing I most regret is missing the opportunity to do another film with Jonathan [Demme, director]. It was that evil won in the end, that at the end of that film evil ruled out. I was uncomfortable with that ending. I didn’t want to put that out into the world.”

Michelle and Jonathan had previously worked on 1988′s Married to the Mob together.

The stars of Silence of the LambsAnthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster – just recently reunited for the 30th anniversary of the film.

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Michelle Pfeiffer Is Willing to Play Catwoman Again

One of Michelle Pfeiffer‘s most iconic roles is her work as Selina Kyle / Catwoman in the 1992 movie Batman Returns and she’s opening up about the possibility of playing the character again.

Michelle starred opposite Michael Keaton as Batman and now that he’s reprising the role in the upcoming The Flash movie, she was asked if she’d be willing to return to the franchise as well.

“I would if anyone asked me but no one’s asked me yet,” Michelle told ScreenRant.

On the big screen, Catwoman was also played by Halle Berry in the 2004 movie about the character and by Anne Hathaway in the 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises. Zoe Kravitz, who previously voiced the role in The Lego Batman Movie, will be playing the character in the 2022 movie The Batman.

You can see Michelle next in the movie French Exit, which premieres in theaters on February 12.

George Clooney Recalls Coming to Work Drunk to Film 'One Fine Day'

George Clooney is opening up about accidentally less-than-professional behavior on set.

The 59-year-old Academy Award winner spoke with co-star Michelle Pfeiffer about their movie One Fine Day for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.

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The movie follows the two stars as Melanie and Jack, busy single parents who are forced together by fate.

George recalled one scene they had together, which he had to film while drunk. He admitted he didn’t think he had work the next day, and went out and had a “few vodkas” with his longtime pal, Rande Gerber, the night before.

“I woke up… and I was like, ‘I feel OK!’ And I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘Ah, I’m still drunk.’ And I got to the set and walked into the trailer and you looked at me and you go, ‘What,’ and I was like, ‘I didn’t know we were going to work today,’ and you go, ‘You’re still drunk,’” h e explained.

“I kept trying to spray whatever mouth spray I could because I smelled like a distillery,” he continued.

“And then you showed up one day with a broken face,” she replied.

“Yeah, I was playing basketball with the crew at lunch time and I took an elbow in the face from a guy, one of the crew members and broke my eye socket. My eye, it kept swelling and I was like, ‘I can still shoot.’ Remember, we actually shot scenes where we blocked half of my face with a kid?”

He also pointed out that the movie was not well received at first.

“Now people look at that film and they like it, but they were really tough on us at the time,” he said.

“My wife and her friends can’t believe that One Fine Day wasn’t a big hit. They love it. So don’t you think there should be a sequel to One Fine Day? An Older Fine Day, and the kids are all grown up now?”

“It could be called I’m Tired Today,” Michelle said.

He also revealed why he’s never starred in a major motion picture franchise.

Michelle Pfeiffer Books First TV Role in Decades, Will Play Betty Ford

Michelle Pfeiffer will be starring in her first TV series in decades!

The 62-year-old three-time Oscar-nominated actress will be starring as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady.

It was also just announced that The Undoing‘s Susanne Bier will be directing all episodes of the series, which will also star Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.

THR reports that the show will “focus on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt and the roles they played in shaping impactful and sometimes world-changing decisions during their time in the White House.”

Side-by-side comparison of Viola Davis and Michelle Obama

The First Lady marks Michelle‘s first-ever series regular role in a television series since the beginning of her career in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Susanne Bier have joined the brilliant and incomparable Viola Davis to bring the remarkable stories of these women into urgent, engrossing and long overdue focus,” said Amy Israel, executive vp scripted programming at Showtime. “Michelle brings authenticity, vulnerability and complexity to all her roles, and Susanne is a visionary director who commands the screen with fierce honesty and a singular visual style. With these formidable artists in front of and behind the camera, we couldn’t be more thrilled — especially at this unique moment in time for our nation — about the powerful promise of The First Lady.”

Michelle is among the many actors who have admitted to regretting one of their past roles.

Michelle Pfeiffer Confirms She'll Return for 'Ant-Man 3'

Michelle Pfeiffer confirmed some Marvel news that we previously did not know: she will be returning for Ant-Man 3!

The 62-year-old legendary star will reprise her role as Janet van Dyne in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie alongside Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas.

“I’m supposed to do ‘Ant-Man’, the third one,” Michelle said while making an appearance on InStyle‘s Ladies First podcast.

When asked when the film will begin shooting, she replied, “I think that’s supposed to happen in spring of 2021.”

So far, not many details are known about the third Ant-Man movie, apart from a tentative 2022 release date.

Another actor was recently added to the third Ant-Man movie just a few months ago! Stay tuned as we learn more!

Michelle Pfeiffer & Husband David E. Kelley Celebrate 27th Wedding Anniversary!

Michelle Pfeiffer is celebrating a big day!

The 62-year-old Scarface actress took to her Instagram on Friday (November 13) to celebrate her 27th wedding anniversary with husband David E. Kelley.

“My one and only for 27 years. 🙏 Happy Anniversary to my love 😍 @davidekelleyproductions,” Michelle wrote along with a selfie with the 64-year-old TV writer and producer.

Michelle also shared a photo enjoying dinner with David on her Story.

Michelle and David got married in November 1993 and share two kids together – adopted daughter Claudia, 27, and biological son John, 26.

Back in April, Michelle and David were spotted going for a social distanced walk with this Oscar-winning director and his wife!

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