Despite major success, here are some actors who wish they’d have never accepted the role
By Sonam Kaloti, Arts Editor
Well you know what they say: Nobody hates Twilight more than Robert Pattinson does.
Pattinson is a staple “actor who hated their work.” His role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise is undeniably huge. The franchise, to this day, has a passionate and dedicated fanbase from all around the globe.
In a USA Today interview, Pattinson reflected that there’s a second wave of appreciation for the Twilight films, and that they’re sometimes considered hip. He continued, “I think when anything becomes a massive phenomenon, there’s always people who get annoyed because it’s just everywhere. But now it seems like a retro thing: The soundtrack, the fashion. It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s so late 2000s.’”
Chevy Chase hated the show Community. Celebuzz posted an audio tape of Chevy actively shredding the show to bits, saying, “It’s just a fucking mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny.”
The recorded message was directed to the creator of Community, Dan Harmon. Also, in the message Chase expressed that he didn’t like how his humour was being cut out of the show and instead that his character, Pierce, was progressively being written and edited into someone unlikeable.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Hannah Montana hasn’t always been pleasantly regarded by Miley or Billy Ray Cyrus. In an interview with GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus said, “I’ll tell you right now—the damn show destroyed my family … it’s all sad.”
At the time Cyrus had been going through a divorce, and Miley, 18, was beginning to rebel (very publicly). “The business was driving a wedge between us,” Cyrus continued.
The Jonas Brothers
Family working together always has large potential to go awry. Similarly to the Cyrus family, the Jonas Brothers fell apart as a trio, and as brothers, due to their business involvement together.
In the JoBros documentary, Chasing Happiness, the boys talk through some of their problems, and otherwise reflect on their careers and their familial relationships.
“[Nick said,] ‘The band is over, I want to go do stuff without you guys and I’ve made up my mind,’” says Joe in the doc, “I felt betrayed. I felt lied to. I felt angry—numb.”
The brothers recall feeling stunted in their TV show, and in their growth together as a group. Nick, of course, wanted to move forward alone, whereas Joe was upset that Kevin prioritized his wife, Danielle Deleasa, over their group business.
After taking a long hiatus, the Jonas’ have come back for another round, prioritizing communication and each other this time because family is of upmost importance.