“Dead to Me” first premiered on Netflix in 2019 and turned out to be quite the hit series. The dark-comedy show won three awards and got a sweet 8/10 rating on IMDb. Despite the success of the show, one of the main actors, Christina Applegate, alleged that this role opened a lot of mental struggles for her.
It comes as no surprise, though, as this show deals with death and grief. Of course, this may bring up personal experiences that relate to these morbid topics for the cast that act in it. The star even went on to admit that she started going to therapy due to the themes that this role tapped into.
Brad Pitt - Rory Devaney (The Devil's Own)
Brad Pitt has starred in so many good movies, but perhaps his role as Rory Devaney in "The Devil's Own" won't be the one he is best remembered for. Pitt's character Rory is an IRA partner who seeks to buy missiles and haul them to Ireland. The film was mostly slammed by critics for its terrible historical inaccuracy, and it seems that Pitt felt the same notions.
Despite these claims, Pitt was most likely happy to walk away with his $10 million paycheck for this role. Since wisdom comes with age, Pitt has most likely done some deep contemplation since then and would probably not engage in historically inaccurate films like this one ever again.
Colin Farrel - James Crockett (Miami Vice)
The "Miami Vice" action series aired from the mid to late 80s and was quite a hit series back in those good old days. It went on to win a number of awards, including bringing a mighty fine Oscar home. In the mid-2000s, the series was brought back to life with a movie of the same name. There were a lot of high hopes for the movie since it dropped big names like Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell.
Sadly, though, it did not live up to its original series' expectations. Farrell later went on to apologize for the film's poor ratings and openly confessed that shooting the thing wasn't even any fun. He kind of blamed it on the notion of "style over substance." We guess some good series are better left untouched.
Jessica Alba - Susan Storm (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
The superhero flick "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" was a great success and grossed over $300 million at the box office. Fans were delighted, but sadly not everyone shared the same enthusiasm. Jessica Alba, who starred as Susan Storm, said that this movie was a particularly low point in her career and that it almost led her to the point of quitting acting entirely.
These feelings of resentment were apparently rooted in the script and its supposed poor quality. Another reason that Alba did not like this film was that she and the director Tim Story were not on the same page regarding a lot of things. Guess we can't always be on the same page for everything.
Jean Yoon - Umma (Kim's Convenience)
"Kim's Convenience" was charming and wholesome, airing from 2016 to 2021 for five seasons. The show depicts the life of a Canadian Korean family in the most comedic and refreshing way. The show was raved about by critics, and it even has an 8.2/10 rating on IMDd.
Sadly, not everyone enjoyed the show that much, and that includes Jean Yoon, who played Umma, the family matriarch. Reportedly, the star felt that the show had ethnically stereotypical storylines and also an issue with gender equality. Overall, Yoon claimed that this was a painful role to undertake and a position she would never take on ever again.