It turns out a great scene is in the eye of the beholder. While we love these movie moments, the actors that star in them hate them with a passion. Regret, bad choices, or uncomfortable working conditions all play a part in these 13 classic scenes that their stars can’t stand.
1. Kate Winslet – Titanic
While the romance about a pair of passengers on the doomed ship is a modern classic, star Kate Winslet has no love for the movie. Her self-described shoddy American accent and questionable acting choices make the movie unwatchable for the actress.
“Every single scene, I’m like ‘Really, really? You did it like that? Oh my God,” she said in an interview. But like many fans, Winslet really has a bone to pick with the final scene where Rose promises to never let go.
“I lie. I know. I fully lie, I hold my hand up, I let him go,” she said. That’s cold, and Winslet can’t abide by it.
2. Kate Capshaw – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Steven Spielberg admits he was trying to one-up himself after dropping Harrison Ford into a pit with 20,000 snakes in the original movie. But maybe dropping his then-wife into a room with 50,000 cockroaches and 30,000 beetles was a mistake. Capshaw said she had to take Valium to get through the scene.
3. Linda Blair – The Exorcist
While the actress had to wear uncomfortable prosthetics and give a grueling performance, the part she hated most involved pea soup. The possessed Reagan vomits up the green goop, but the scent of the veggies made Blair toss her cookies for real.
Actor Jason Miller also had the nasty mixture sprayed on his face instead of his chest by accident, and his grossed-out reaction is 100% real.
4. Clark Gable – Gone With the Wind
This classic movie had a famously rocky shoot, and Clark Gable being up in arms over one of his most famous scenes is just the tip of the iceberg. He hated the idea of Rhett crying over Scarlett’s miscarriage because he didn’t want to seem unmanly. Gable actually stormed on set when the crew tried to talk him into filming it.
Producers had to convince Gable to tape a “less emotional” version of the scene before he recorded the one we all remember from the movie.
5. Daniel Stern – Home Alone
As one of the Wet Bandits who terrorized Kevin in the hit family movie, Stern was one tough customer. But just like his character, Marv, Stern was terrified of Kevin’s tarantula. The scene where the spider lands on his face was real, but Stern would only tape it once and his reaction was completely genuine.
6. Sharon Stone – Basic Instinct
Decades later, this thriller is still best-remembered for the graphic scene when Sharon Stone’s character flashes a room full of police officers by uncrossing her legs. But the actress had no idea the scene would play out that way.
Stone revealed that director Paul Verhoeven convinced her to remove her underpants, but told her the scene would only feature “playful innuendo.” The first time the actress saw the actual scene, she reportedly slapped Verhoeven across the face.
7. Andrew Lincoln – Love Actually
A surprising number of actors resent their most famous scenes from this British rom-com. Lincoln, who went on to star on The Walking Dead, says the scene where he confesses his deepest feeling to Keira Knightley made him look like a “weird stalker.”
“My big scene in the doorway felt so easy. I just had to hold cards and be in love with Keira Knightley,” he remembered. “But I kept saying to Richard [the director], ‘Are you sure I’m not going to come off as a creepy stalker?'”