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25 Actors Who Regret Their Roles in Movies & TV

Not every actor likes to see themselves on screen – but some don’t even like to remember that they participated in a production altogether.

Over the years, many different stars have revealed in magazine interviews and through podcast and TV appearances that they don’t always love the movie and TV roles they took on in the past…even if the roles might be some of their most iconic and memorable works.

Sometimes, the stars have doubts about their performance. Or, they had poor experiences with their co-stars or directors. And in other cases, they just decided that the script wasn’t all that good looking back. In any case, they’ve all since come out and said they don’t necessarily love their appearances in certain films and TV shows.

If you’re interested in learning about other artists who don’t care for their own work, find out which musicians don’t like their own biggest hits.

Click through to see which actors reconsidered and regretted their roles years later…

Viola Davis Was Completely Shocked By Her Win at SAG Awards 2021 - Watch Her Reaction!

No one appeared to be more shocked by Viola Davis‘ win at the 2021 SAG Awards than Viola herself!

The 55-year-old actress jumped back in her chair when she was announced as the winner of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role during the virtual ceremony, which aired on Sunday (April 4).

Viola won the award for her work in the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

To win the award, Viola beat out Hillbilly Elegy‘s Amy Adams, Pieces of a Woman‘s Vanessa Kirby, Nomadland‘s Frances McDormand, and Promising Young Woman‘s Carey Mulligan.

There is no frontrunner for the Oscars in the Best Actress category this year after Andra Day won the Golden Globe, Carey won the Critics Choice Award, and now that Viola has won the SAG Award.

During her speech, Viola thanked her co-star, the late and “beautiful Chadwick Boseman,” who posthumously won the award for Best Actor.

Click inside to see Viola Davis’ AMAZING reaction to winning the award… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Says It Was 'Temporary Insanity' That She Said Yes To Michelle Obama Role in 'The First Lady'

Viola Davis is opening up about her upcoming role as Michelle Obama in Showtime series, The First Lady.

The 55-year-old actress was cast as the wife of the 44th President in the upcoming show that is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”

Previously, Michelle reacted to the news of Viola‘s casting, saying that she feels “that I’m not worthy…Anything Viola does, she does it with passion and vigor, and I know she will do no less for this role.”

During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Viola says that taking the role was part of “temporary insanity. I lost my damn mind for about five minutes, and I made a decision I can’t take back.”

Then, she also returned the praise Michelle gave to her.

“The woman is a damn goddess. Everybody knows her. Everybody feels like they want to protect her. Here’s the thing: I’m just going to do the best I can,” Viola adds, and revealed that she has spoken to Michelle for many hours about portraying her on screen.

“It’s terrifying,” Viola said. “Here’s the thing — Sometimes, someone doesn’t live up to whatever image you have of them in your head. But when they do live up to the image, it’s quite frightening.”

See the full list of actresses who will be playing First Ladies in The First Lady here…

Michelle Obama Reacts to Viola Davis Playing Her in Upcoming 'The First Lady' Series

Viola Davis has Michelle Obama‘s stamp of approval!

In a new interview, the 57-year-old former First Lady shared her thoughts on the 55-year-old Oscar-winner playing her in the upcoming Showtime series The First Lady, gushing that that Viola “is the greatest.”

“I feel that I’m not worthy,” Michelle shared with Entertainment Tonight. “I wish I could be better to live up to the character that Viola has to play, but it’s exciting.”

Michelle added, “Anything Viola does, she does it with passion and vigor, and I know she will do no less for this role.”

Viola will be playing Michelle opposite O-T Fagbenle, who will be playing former President Barack Obama in the series.

Showtime describes The First Lady, which will be directed and executive produced by Susanne Bier, as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”

“In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies,” Showtime says. “This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through an enlightening intimacy.”

See what other A-list stars will also be appearing in The First Lady!

Oscars 2021 Makes History with Viola Davis, Steven Yeun, 2 Female Directors, & More!

The 2021 Oscar nominations were announced bright and early this morning and there were some major milestones on the list!

First, be sure to check out the full list of the nominations if you haven’t already seen it!

We’re breaking down some of the major milestones right here. Firstly, this is the most nonwhite actors who have ever been nominated for acting awards with a total of nine. The last record was at seven nominations. Those nominated this year include Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari,” Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Leslie Odom, Jr., “One Night in Miami,” LaKeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal,” Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Steven Yeun, “Minari,” Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”

In addition, Viola Davis has become the most nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards with a total of four over the course of her amazing career.

In the Best Directing category, Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell made history as the first time the Academy has nominated two women at the same time. They are the sixth and seventh women ever nominated in this category. In addition, Chloé has become the first woman of color to be nominated for Best Director at the Oscars

In the Best Actor category, there were two major historic nominations! Riz Ahmed, who is nominated for The Sound of Metal, became the first Muslim actor to be nominated in the prestigious category. Steven Yeun became the first Asian American actor to receive a best actor nomination for his amazing work in Minari.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Viola Davis Pens Emotional Tribute to Late TV Mom Cicely Tyson

Viola Davis is speaking out after the loss of Cicely Tyson, who played her mother on the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder.

The Oscar-winning actresses also worked together in the 2011 movie The Help, in which Cicely played the role of Constantine Bates, the maid who raised Emma Stone‘s character and was fired after an incident when her daughter showed up at her place of work.

“I’m devastated. My heart is just broken,” Viola wrote on her Instagram account.

She continued, “I loved you so much!! You were everything to me! You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility for us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream….because it was only in my dreams that I could see the possibilities in myself.”

Click inside to read the rest of Viola Davis’ tribute for Cicely Tyson… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Reveals The Big Ticket Items That Were on Her Daughter Genesis' Christmas List

Viola Davis is opening up about what her daughter, Genesis, has put on her Christmas list this year.

The 55-year-old Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star revealed to Jimmy Kimmel on his late night talk show this week that Genesis actually had some high hopes this year with her gifts.

However, Viola had to shoot down a lot of the items that were listed.

“She had things on that list where I had to say, ‘Let me tell you something, OK, Genesis? I don’t care how much money you think mommy has, 98 percent of the stuff on this list you’re not gonna get,’” she shared.

Viola recalled telling her nine-year-old that “‘You’re not getting that iPhone. You’re not getting that camera with the tripod on it. You’re not getting half the stuff on this list.”

“‘That’s the kind of mommy I am. Do you know how much that iPhone cost? $365 — do you have $365? Because I’m not spending that on a phone’,” she says.

Also this week, Viola opened up about the moment she learned of co-star Chadwick Boseman‘s death and said she “broke down”.

Read her full story here…

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