11 Funny Characters Who Were Absolute Hell to Portray

11 Funny Characters Who Were Absolute Hell to Portray

A big part of enjoying a comedy is seeing that the people on screen are having a blast. Especially a big ol’ ensemble like Anchorman or Bridesmaids. It really helps us delve into the world they’ve created. Like, hmm… Maybe they are all great friends who joke around and shit in the street. Ever since gag reels, behind-the-scenes footage, and even “Making Of” documentaries started peeling the curtain back, we’ve wanted to know more and more about the process. And sadly, sometimes we should just put some mustard on the sausage instead of peeking our naive little heads into the factory.

Entertainment news loves spilling the beans on nightmare shoots. Which actors hated each other, or which production was a toxic nightmare for all involved. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty intriguing stuff. We’re just saying, in this realm, maybe comedies should be sacred. Maybe knowing that a comedian was actually having the worst possible time on set kind of taints it. They really fooled us, ‘cus their performance never once alluded to the hellfest. So, our apologies if you’ll never look at these comedies the same way again, but these 12 comedic characters were actually an utter nightmare to portray. 

Rowan Atkinson was the only person on the planet who got sick of Mr. Bean.

CRACKED ROWAN ATKINSON AS MR. BEAN. After numerous TV shorts, movies, a live action and an animated series, it's hard to hear him say, It was stressful and exhausting. There was too much responsibility on my shoulders, and I look forward to the end of it.

Deccan Herald / The Times 

From waterboarding to green make-up, the CIA can train you to endure it all.

CRACKED JIM CARREY AS THE GRINCH HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Jim Carrey felt buried alive for the daily 8.5 hour make-up and prosthetics applications, so producers brought in CIA experts who train spies to endure torture.


Fat Bastard hit a little too close to home for Mike Myers.

CRACKED MIKE MYERS AS FAT BASTARD THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME FBD It brought up some real insecurities. Не said, I've always struggled with my weight. When I turned 25, I was like, 'Jesus, I have a weight problem. Не wrote, I eat because I'm unhappy and I'm unhappy because I eat because he genuinely felt it.

EW / Reddit 

Streep’s last attempt at method acting.

CRACKED MERYL STREEP AS MIRANDA PRIESTLY THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Her performance was Oscar nominated, but she said it was the last time she'd ever attempt method acting. It was horrible. I was miserable in my trailer. I could hear them all laughing... I was so depressed!


Four Christmases with anyone could be rough.

CRACKED REESE WITHERSPOON & VINCE VAUGHN FOUR CHRISTMASES They found each other to be entirely vile. The hatred was so intense that a source said, Sometimes Vince will be standing behind her and he has this look on his face that he just wants to kill her!

The Richest / EW 

We’re sure he had a much better time as Jed Clampett.

CRACKED BUDDY EBSEN AS TIN MAN THE WIZARD OF OZ Before Jack Haley, Ebsen was the original Tin Man, but the aluminum dust used to coat the costume almost killed him. Не said, The cramps in my arms advanced into my chest and I wouldn't even be able to take a breath. I was sure I was dying.

Time / Flickr 

The ooze might be Hollywood’s darkest secret.

CRACKED THE TURTLES TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES The costumes were basically robotic torture devices. They weighed 60 lbs with complicated machinery in the shell to control facial expressions, and the actors weren't able to remove the heads for a breather because it delayed filming.

Collider / BTL News 

No amount of spinach could help Robin Williams.

CRACKED ROBIN WILLIAMS AS POPEYE POPEYE The giant fake forearms cut off the circulation in his arms. Не said, They tied me off almost as if I were a junkie. The pain was so bad that he could only film for about 30 minutes before stopping to get circulation back.


Scroll down for the next article


Forgot Password?