Ewan McGregor is an Oscar-winning Scottish actor who made his acting debut more than three decades ago. In the early noughties, he starred in the Star Wars prequels, which was already a household name by that point. Even if you have never watched it, you have most definitely heard of it because it was making massive waves back in the day when it was first released.
There are also tons of die-hard “Star Wars” fans out there, and this was something that did not sit so well with the Kenobi character, Ewan McGregor. According to McGregor, the movies are pretty good, but he just couldn’t seem to wrap his head around the staunch fanatics that have followed this prequel over the years.
Dev Patel - Zuko (The Last Airbender)
Dev Patel is a British actor who got his claim to fame in 2008 for his role in the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire." In 2010 the star felt that he had made a rookie error by being cast in the film "The Last Airbender." The star alleged that he couldn't even recognize the stranger that he was when he watched the film.
In his defense, the film was a rather massive flop since it got a meager 5% rating on "Rotten Tomatoes" and a heap of negative reviews from critics and fans alike. Thanks to other redeeming roles since this movie's release, the star can hopefully look back on this film as a minor bump in the road.
Katherine Heigl - Alison (Knocked Up)
Katherine Heigl wasn't really a big name in Hollywood in the early 2000s and only encountered widespread acclaim after her role in "Grey's Anatomy." Somewhere during the filming of this series, she landed her first role in the comedy hit "Knocked Up," where she portrayed Alison alongside Seth Rogan.
The film was a massive hit, grossing just under $220 million, but Heigl feels otherwise when she looks back on it now. She criticized the film's lopsided portrayal of women as uptight and highly strung. Despite her distaste for her role in this flick, there's no denying that it opened a lot of other doors for her acting career in the years to follow.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Lord Kalidor (Red Sonja)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born actor who has probed into a myriad of things in his life, but it was his blockbuster roles that got the star the celebrity status that he carries today. Besides trying out the political side of the world, he has also been heavily involved in bodybuilding.
Back in 1985, the star was the leading protagonist in the film "Red Sonja." To his dismay, the film was a total disaster and only grossed about $7 million at the box office, which, let's face it, did not even meet the budget. Schwarzenegger's opinion about the film being the worst ever made was mirrored by critics too.
Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club)
"The Breakfast Club" is undoubtedly a cult classic from the mid-'80s that follows five distinct high school characters who are in detention on a Saturday. It most definitely put the actors in the spotlight, including Molly Ringwald, who portrayed Claire Standish. It later came to light that the star felt that her role conflicted with her sentiments.
Ringwald has been an eager and verbal proponent for the #MeToo movement, and as she looks back on this role, she feels it was unsettling and problematic. In a 2018 essay, Ringwald put forward her notions that certain intimate scenes from the film need to be revisited and re-evaluated, as they carry a lot more weight than just "lighthearted teenage pranks."