It must be rough to feel forced into taking a job that will pay you millions of dollars. Alas, such is the life of an actor who is under contract with a studio, or under the assumption they’re making a great career decision only to be totally let down. Snarky comments aside, when your next job as an actor so often depends on what you’ve done most recently, it’s understood why you don’t wanna be a part of a stinker. Here are eight actors who took jobs they really didn’t want to, and for various reasons.
8. Jennifer Garner – Elektra
No, Jennifer’s least favorite role was not being the wife of Ben Affleck, though she probably felt just as betrayed by signing that contract as she did when she signed to play superhero, Elektra. The suck of this one lasted for more than one film. Jennifer appeared in the terrible feature film version of Daredevil, opposite Ben, playing Elektra, before enduring the equally bad feature film adaptation and spin-off, Elektra, playing the titular role. Looking back, this may have suggested a lot about the relationship between Ben and Jennifer. Yes, Jennifer did Elektra, because her Daredevil contract stipulated she would also do a spin-off. Jennifer was dating Michael Vartan at the time, an Alias co-star, and he was the one who spilled Jennifer’s beans: she didn’t want to do, or like Elektra. She dumped Michael shortly thereafter.