7 Actors Who Shared the Truth About Their Most Famous Roles
A study shows that only 2% of actors make a living off their profession. Moreover, incredibly few people are lucky enough to reach worldwide fame and star in hit series or mega-franchise films. But we often forget that the reality of an actor’s life is way less glamorous than what we see on screen. And the characters that we adore the most are sometimes hated by the very same people who portray them. That’s because, after all, acting has many ups and downs, just like any other job.
At Bright Side, we love to dig deep and uncover the most hidden secrets behind our beloved shows. Here are some unexpected truths revealed by Hollywood’s biggest actors.
1. ’’I thought it was the ugliest haircut I’d ever seen.’’
Never has a haircut gained so much attention and popularity as Rachel Green’s hairstyle did on Friends. Yet, we might be shocked to learn that Jennifer Aniston wasn’t a fan at all of her character’s hairdo. Years after the beloved series ended, the actress opened up about her surprise, saying, ’’I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen.’’
2. He was told to smile more or he’d lose his job.
The English actor rose to fame thanks to his brooding vampire role in the popular Twilight saga, based on the novel series of the same name. And Robert Pattinson revealed that the producers wanted him to be a brighter version of the book’s dark character.
However, he did the exact opposite and played the role with a big frown. It came to a point where his agents told him, ’’You have to do the opposite of what you’re doing now, or you’re going to get fired today.’’
3. Wearing that fat suit was ’’humiliating.’’
In 2001, Gwyneth Paltrow had to wear a fat suit for the role of Rosemary in Shallow Hal. Years later, the actress revealed her big dislike for the movie, describing it as a ’’disaster.’’
She went on admitting her discomfort during that first day when she had to wear the suit, saying, ’’It was so sad. It was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese. I felt humiliated."
4. His cape had an awful smell.
For several years, Kit Harington played Jon Snow, one of the main characters in the hit series, Game of Thrones. And coming from the cold land of Winterfell, we often saw him wearing his fuzzy, black cape. However, in a TV interview, the English actor complained about this costume, saying, ’’It weighs a ton, [and] it smells awful," he continued, revealing "they added weight to it every year.’’
5. She was asked to ’’look prettier’’ when she cried.
In 2007, Jessica Alba was one of the main characters of the sci-fi action movie, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. 3 years later, the actress opened up about not liking the experience of filming the role, revealing that the director kept commenting about her expressions and even asking her to look prettier as she cried.
She revealed that he told her, ’’It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat.’’
6. His character in You ’’repulses’’ him.
Since 2018, actor Penn Badgley has played Joe Goldberg, the protagonist of the series, You. Joe is an obsessed stalker who does many awful things as the series progress. However, due to the popularity of the show, many people are fans of the character.
But Badgley has revealed that he himself isn’t a fan of his character, saying, "There’s a lot I don’t enjoy about him. To be honest, I don’t enjoy nearly everything about him.’’
7. He had to dye his hair platinum blond every single week.
He portrayed the role of the blonde-haired antagonist, Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise. But in reality, actor Tom Felton has brown hair. The actor admitted that dying his hair platinum for his role is the thing he liked the least about it. In another interview, he revealed that he had to bleach his hair every single week for the role, and this is the reason why he was relieved when the franchise ended.
Do you think that acting is a complicated and challenging job? Which one of these facts was the most shocking to learn?