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Stars Who Regret Their Roles in Movies & TV

Not every actor likes to see themselves on the big 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 various magazine interviews and through assorted 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 to date.

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…

Katherine Heigl Wears a Neck Brace While Flying Out of L.A. After Recent Injury

Katherine Heigl wears a brace around her neck while heading into LAX Airport to catch a flight on Friday (March 19) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old Firefly Lane actress was joined by her sister Meg.

Katherine recently revealed on social media that she had to undergo surgery for an “excruciating” neck injury.

“Well…I am now bionic!! Two titanium disk now inhabit my neck and I can probably stand on my head for like hours,” Katherine wrote in her Instagram post. “I’m not gonna try it just yet but give me a few months and I’ll blow your mind!! I am so deeply deeply grateful to the incredible Dr’s and care team that saved me from the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced and blessed me with a new pain free lease on life!”

20+ pictures inside of Katherine Heigl at the airport… More Here! »

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Katherine Heigl Wears Neck Brace After Undergoing Surgery Following 'Excruciating' Neck Injury

Katherine Heigl is on the mend after an “excruciating” neck injury.

The 42-year-old Firefly Lane actress shared several photos on her Instagram on Wednesday (March 17) after undergoing surgery on her neck.

“Well…I am now bionic!! Two titanium disk now inhabit my neck and I can probably stand on my head for like hours,” Katherine wrote. “I’m not gonna try it just yet but give me a few months and I’ll blow your mind!! I am so deeply deeply grateful to the incredible Dr’s and care team that saved me from the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced and blessed me with a new pain free lease on life!”

Katherine‘s surgery comes after she revealed last week that she had herniated a disk in her neck.

“I really feel like they deserve a big giant shoutout of gratitude and appreciation so I’m gonna give it to them! @thebackdoctorapp thank you for treating me like a human being and giving me so much of your time and attention to help me truly understand what to expect and what all my options were,” Katherine continued. “Thank you for your tremendous talent and expertise and for saving my neck! @cedarssinai in Marina del ray thank you for your incredible and compassionate care and attention! Heading into surgery and hospital stays is always a bit scary and you guys could not have made me feel more comfortable or taken care of! Thank you thank you thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️”

Katherine ended her message on a positive note, wishing her fans a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

“Oh and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! Clearly I’ve been blessed with the luck of the Irish today! ☘️” Katherine ended her post.

Get the scoop on Katherine‘s new role.

We wish Katherine Heigl a speedy recovery!

Katherine Heigl Says She Doesn't Go By 'Katherine' in Her Personal Life, Prefers This Name Instead

Katherine Heigl has revealed that actually prefers being called a different name!

While promoting her popular new Netflix series Firefly Lane, the 42-year-old actress explained that she doesn’t go by “Katherine” in her personal life.

“No one calls me Katherine. It sounds much more sophisticated right? Like an adult named Katherine,” Katherine shared on The Drew Barrymore Show. “It helps me separate my work from me if that makes sense. I just had to embrace it.”

Katherine and Drew started talking about Katherine‘s name when Drew mentioned her friend Katie – and compared it to how this Oscar-winning actress recently revealed that she prefers being called by a different name.

“I think Katherine is so regal… and then Katie is like super cute and smiley,” Drew said. “Do you feel like you have those two women running around inside you?”

“I do. I do feel that way,” Katherine responded. “I feel like I can present as Katherine when I need to but most of the time I am just Katie.”

During another recent interview, Katherine Heigl reflected on her decision to leave Grey’s Anatomy.

'Firefly Lane' Book Reveals Why Tully & Kate End Their Friendship (Spoilers)

SPOILER ALERT – Do not continue reading this post if you haven’t finished Firefly Lane, unless you don’t mind spoilers!

The new series Firefly Lane has been number one on Netflix since its debut a few days ago and the first season ends with a burning question: what happened with Tully and Kate, and why aren’t they friends any longer?

The show jumped around the timeline throughout the entire season and some scenes hinted that Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) aren’t friends in the future. We finally learned in the final moments of the season finale that Kate never wants to see Tully again.

“No one wants you here,” Kate told Tully at her dad’s funeral. “When I said I could never forgive you for what you did, what did you think that meant?”

So, what happened between them? We won’t find out until season two, but if you read the book, you already know what happened.

Click inside for spoilers from the book Firefly Lane… More Here! »

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'Firefly Lane' Timeline - What Years Do the Show Take Place In?

Firefly Lane is currently number one on the Netflix charts in the U.S. and everyone is talking about the new series, which stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke.

The series is based on the best-selling book, which was published in 2008, and tells “the sweeping story of two inseparable best friends and their enduring, complicated bond, spanning four tumultuous decades.”

The show goes back and forth throughout three different time periods to show Tully and Kate’s relationship throughout the years.

The timeline might confuse some viewers because the present day period does not take place in our current day and the show isn’t always super clear about the years.

Click inside for more details on the show’s timeline… More Here! »

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Katherine Heigl Explains Why She Changed Her Hair Color for 'Firefly Lane' Series

Katherine Heigl is opening up about going brunette for her new series Firefly Lane, which is streaming now on Netflix!

The 42-year-old former Grey’s Anatomy actress appeared on The Talk on Thursday (February 4) to talk about the new show.

“I just think this story is so beautiful, powerful, relatable and I haven’t had the opportunity to tell this kind of story [in] a long time. I just love and really respond to those really human, kind of relatable, heartwarming stories,” Katherine said. “I’m really proud how it turned out and I’m so proud of [co-star] Sarah Chalke, everyone involved in it.”

Katherine said she wanted to honor the source material, so she changed her hair color.

“In the book, Tully is a brunette so I love to honor the book as much as possible and I love changing my hair color…and that is very confusing for my children,” Katherine said. “My son, especially, who at the time was two, when I did it was just mind-blown. He didn’t even know who I was. Actually, I think he really loved the brunette. He’d kind of be like [face blushing], then I went back to blonde during the pandemic and he kept coming back to me like, ‘Where’s your brown hair?’”

Katherine recently reflected on leaving Grey’s Anatomy and what she regrets not doing sooner.

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