“I will be honest. I hate that film” – actor Channing Tatum does not need more words to demolish the grandiose ‘GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ from 2009. However, he is not the only one who admits to being sorry for specific roles.
Katherine Heigl (41) about ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
Katherine Heigl, best known for her role as doctor Izzie Stevens in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, seemed well on the way to becoming a much sought-after and trendy actress. But when she sharply criticized the comedy ‘Knocked up’, in which she nevertheless played a leading role, the tide had turned.
“It was sexist,” the actress told the American magazine Vanity Fair. “Women were portrayed as cunning, humorless, and prudish, while the men were cute little boys who just love to have fun. I played such a bitch, why was she such a bummer? Why do you put women that way? It is hard for me to love the film.”
That message arrived. The result? The actress seemed ungrateful and worse: not loyal. Moreover, more and more stories leaked about diva behavior, which made her career impossible. For example, she did not want an Emmy Award for her role in “Grey’s Anatomy” “because the scripts were too badly written, and Izzie’s storyline was just for the ratings.”
When her films flopped, Katherine suddenly wanted to return to “Grey’s.” But the series, which she had often criticized publicly enough, did not accept that. Her success soon ended up on a dead-end, and her career remained in ruins.
Megan Fox (33) about ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’
Actress Megan Fox admitted after the release of the action print “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” that even after reading the script, she had no idea what the film was really about, and the director Michael Bay also received a severe blow.
“He is just like Napoleon, and he wants to have the reputation of being a crazy tyrant. He wants to be Hitler on the set, and he succeeds. He really is a nightmare to work with.” After the harsh criticism, Fox was – not surprisingly – scrapped from the franchise.
Channing Tatum (39) about ‘GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra’
Actor Channing Tatum did not do anything about it in an interview about ‘GI Joe: Rise of Cobra’. “I hate that movie,” he said flatly. The actor, who is best known for his role in the “Magic Mike” franchise, said he was pushed to play in that print.
“After my role in ‘Coach Carter’, they wanted to give me a contract for a GI Joe trilogy. As a young actor, that just sounds great. I went for it without much thought.”
George Clooney (58) about ‘Batman & Robin’
You would almost forget it, but George Clooney once also took on the role of superhero Batman although he would instead not be reminded of that anymore. He even placed a photo in his Batman outfit in a prominent place in his office.
“To remind me that it is not a good idea to only make films for commercial reasons,” he said. “It was a difficult film to be good at.”
Jennifer Garner (47) about ‘Electricity’
Jennifer Garner also regrets her role in a superhero film. ‘Electricity’ flopped in 2005 both at the register and at the reviewers. She would have said to colleague Michael Vartan that she thought the movie was terrible.
“She told me that she had to play a part in that print because she could also be seen in ‘Daredevil’. It was like that in her contract,” he said in an interview.
Brad Pitt (56) about ‘The Devil’s Own’
Brad Pitt threw himself wholeheartedly in 1997 for his role in the movie “The Devil’s Own.” He even learned an Irish accent for the crime drama. However, he later called the print a disaster and criticized the rattling script. “It was the most irresponsible example of making films – if you can call it that – that I have ever seen. I could not believe it.”