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.
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.
Ewan McGregor - Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
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.
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."
Emma Watson - Hermione Granger
The Harry Potter franchise has managed to become as popular as it did thanks to the characters, its backdrop, and eight remarkably made movies. The movies were undoubtedly responsible for catapulting the leading trio into stardom, and that includes Emma Watson. She portrayed Hermoine Granger stellarly in this series, which earned her great respect and notoriety.
Since the series spanned over eight films, there were bound to be challenges, with the cast facing at least some of them. Watson claims to have struggled with the last two films as they turned out to be rather dark and contained fragments of death and torture. The shooting was allegedly also physically demanding and put a lot of strain on her.