For actors, scoring the biggest role of a lifetime isn’t necessarily a gift. For many actors and actresses it can become a nuisance, or lifelong annoyance. Nobody is going to shed a tear when it comes to a Hollywood star experiencing regret that likely earned them millions of dollars, but there is some universality in regret… or not wanting to dwell on the past. Just imagine a stranger walking up to you, and asking about high school, everyday, for the rest of your life. The following 11 actors and actresses aren’t fond of the roles that made them famous.
11. Kate Winslet – Rose DeWitt Bukater-Dawson-Calvert
Who wouldn’t hate having all those names as a single character? Yes. There are certain things that Kate Winslet loathes about her experience on Titanic. Working with Leonardo DiCaprio? Not one of them. In truth, Kate’s disdain isn’t for the film itself, rather the acting choices she made in making the film. This auditing process is something that all the greatest actors do when judging past performances, but they should realize that there is something incredible intriguing about their less refined, youthful performances where talent is unfurled ahead of craft. Sure, the notoriety was more than Kate could have possibly expected, but she and Leo took us for a ride, and the film holds up. You can’t go wrong with historical fiction. Still, if you ask her about the film, prepare to see some eyes roll. She claims the song “My Heart Will Go On” haunts her to this day.(c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection.