Although it is a testament to an actor or actress’s skills when they embody a character so well that fans actually believe they are that character, sometimes those blurred lines aren’t so great. While some fans believe their favorite actor and actresses are just as sweet and kind and have the same personality as the good characters they portray, on the flip side, those same fans find themselves believing some stars are just as mean as the villainous characters they portray on TV. More than one television star has had interesting or downright scary interactions with fans because of the villains they play, so here are 12 TV stars who were hated because of their on-screen characters:
12. January Jones – Betty Draper (Mad Men)
From 2007 to 2015 January Jones was best known as Betty Draper on AMC’s hit drama Mad Men, and as Betty changed so did fan’s feelings about the actress who portrayed her. Jones revealed that for quite some time fans were on Betty’s side but after the character left her husband Don and hooked up with another man, they turned on not only Betty but Jones too. “The first couple seasons, people were very empathetic and felt bad for her … and was like ‘Poor Betty’ and people would come up to me and feel bad for me,” she said. “Once she left Don and gained her independence and started speaking out for herself, started to empower herself…people hated her.” She continued, “Even at the end of season two when she slept with that guy in the bar, the hate that I got from men especially … like ‘How could she do that?’…like really, do you watch the show you…hypocrite?” Jones added that they would approach her to complain about Betty’s decisions even though it really had nothing to do with the actress. “Yeah, they were like mean to me on the street,” she said.