12 Actors Who Had a Love-Hate Relationship with the Characters that Made them Famous

12 Actors Who Had a Love-Hate Relationship with the Characters that Made them Famous

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It’d be a whole lot easier to just play yourself every time, but low and behold, the writers had a character in mind that was nothing like you. On the bright side, by portraying someone with little to no similarities, you must be a solid actor. But, as these actors learned, that can become more of a slog than they hoped for. They had to bring authenticity to characters that they didn’t always enjoy playing, and that took some serious professionalism. 

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Fans were none the wiser while watching these now iconic roles, so it’s understandable that they’d be a little disheartened to learn that it wasn’t all roses for the actors playing them. We especially feel for the Twilight fans with Robert Pattinson posters up on their walls. Learning that Robert hated playing that emo vampire would be downright devastating. Apologies if you’re just learning that now. Here is R-Pats (or whatever you called him) and 11 other actors who had serious love-hate relationships with their most well-known characters.

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Actorvs Character Daniel Craig as James Bond Bond became a drag because the best acting is when you're not concerned about the surface. Bond is the opposite of that. You have to be bothered about how you're looking. It's a struggle. As an actor I don't want to give a f- about what I look like. CRACKED

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It’s not hard to see that Miley and Hannah are nothing alike.

Actorvs Character HANNAH MONTANA Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana She wanted so badly to be on a Disney show, but later said, I was made to look like someone that I wasn't, which probably caused body dysmorphia. I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn't on that show, it was like, 'Who the f- am I? CRACKED



Yeah, your entire teenage life is enough to give to a character.

Actorvs Character STRANGER THINGS Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven She was only 12 when she debuted as Eleven, and at 19, she admitted she was over it. I'm definitely ready to wrap up. I feel like there's a lot of the story that's been told now. I'm very ready to say goodbye to this chapter of my life, and open new ones up. CRACKED



Christopher Plummer hated the character he was most known for.

Actorvs Character THE SOUND OF MUSIC Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp Не referred to the musical as The Sound of Mucus, and was never complimentary about the character. It was so awful and sentimental and gooey. You had to work terribly hard to try and infuse some minuscule bit of humor into it. CRACKED

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Getting compared to a penguin for decades would be kind of weird.

Actorvs Character BATMAN Burgess Meredith as The Penguin In the '60s series, he loved the cast and working on the show, but hated when people recognized him as the Penguin because he thought it meant he looked like a penguin. Не also quit smoking but had to smoke as the character, and feared getting hooked again. CRACKED

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Kate was a love-then-hate relationship for Evangeline Lilly.

Actorvs Character LOST Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen She said, At the beginning, she was kind of cool. And then, I felt like she became more and more predictable and obnoxious. She went from having her own story and her own journey to chasing men around the island. That irritated the s-out of me. CRACKED


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Make sure my character gets his comeuppance.

Actorvs Character YOU 3 Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg Не called Joe a pretty reprehensible guy and amongst the worst, and told show creator Sera Gamble to make sure Joe doesn't get a happy ending. CRACKED

Warner Bros. Television

Us Magazine

Nobody, not even Allison Williams, wanted to be “the Marnie” of the group.

Actorvs Character GIRLS Allison Williams as Marnie Michaels She said, Marnie would drive me crazy if we were friends in real life, and she hated the character's decisions. I thought Marnie was better than that, but she wasn't, so I had to be OK with it too. CRACKED



And all the emo girls cried… Again.

Actorvs Character TWILIGHT Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen Не fought with author Stephenie Meyer about the portrayal. Girls often say that Edward's 'sooo perfect,' but I do not like people who try to exert control in a relationship. This is very wrong and very strange. Не said he is nothing like Edward in real life. CRACKED

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The O.G Bond hater.

Actorvs Character Sean Connery as James Bond Beginning with 1962's Dr. No, he reprised the role six times, but 1967's You Only Live Twice left him disgruntled. Не said, I have always hated that damned James Bond. I'd like to kill him, and felt that he wasn't being paid enough. CRACKED

Eon Productions


One man’s lifelong love-hate with the industry.

Actorvs Character Christian Bale and acting itself When I love it, I love it. When I hate it, I just can't. It's disgusting, this vanity-fuelled profession. I can't stand the people and I hate them all, and I hate the films. And then I'll find something and I'll go, 'Yeah, forget everything I just said. I want to go back in.' CRACKED

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The Guardian

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