Last week, former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley took to social media to denounce the stalker he plays on Lifetime's You as a really crummy person after some fans expressed their lust for him. To this end, The Washington Post decided to publish a list of five actors who really hated certain famous characters they portrayed onscreen:
- Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Star Wars. “As a character, he was not so interesting to me. I thought he should have died in the last one, just to give it some bottom. George [Lucas] didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys,” Ford told ABC in 2010.
- Mark Wahlberg as Dirk Diggler, Boogie Nights. “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I’ve made some poor choices in my past,” the devout Catholic said of his star-making turn as a well-endowed porn star.
- Katherine Heigl/Alison Scott, Knocked Up. “It was a little sexist," the former Grey's Anatomy star said of her breakout film role. "It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight...Ninety-eight percent of the time, it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”
- Daniel Craig/James Bond, 007. In 2015, Craig said he's rather slash his wrists than do another Bond film, adding that he'd only do it for the money. Well, apparently he needed the money, as he signed up for the next installment, which is due out in 2020.
- Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen, Twilight. When Jimmy Fallon asked Pattinson if the end of the Twilight series was as bittersweet for him as it was for fans, he replied, "For them!" He also said the literary version of Twilight "seemed like a book that shouldn't be published." Ouch!