12 A-List Actresses Share Their Surprising Regrets

We’ve all made mistakes, and some are more disastrous than others. But we can be thankful that we don’t live our lives in the spotlight. Our mistakes fade and we can move on, unlike celebrities who, despite their best efforts to move on, can have their worst moments haunt them forever. That’s the downside of being in the public eye all the time.

These A-list celebrities have obviously not had their regrets hinder their success, so why do we care? Their regrets are little reminders that these ladies are just regular people. They’ve regretted life choices, and have had to deal with them in their own way. We’ve compiled a list of some very surprising regrets from 12 of our favorite actresses!


12. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Movie Sequel Fail

001-12-michelle-pfeiffer-s-movie-sequel-fail-666750The first “Grease” movie was a hit, and still to this day a favorite of ours. So we were a bit surprised to learn that there was a “Grease 2” and that Michelle Pfeiffer was in it! Although we’re not too surprised that the film was a flop. Michelle Pfeiffer said, “I hated that film with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was… At the time I was young and didn’t know any better…” It’s okay, Michelle. Everyone has regrets! Don’t worry, we’ll avoid watching it. Maybe everyone else will forget that it ever happened too…

11. Sienna Miller’s True Motive In Taking A Role

002-11-sienna-miller-s-true-motive-in-taking-666752We would never have known that Sienna Miller regretted doing “G.I. Joe,” because it was a pretty successful film. But her reasons for taking the role in the first place come as a bit of a surprise. She said that “G.I. Joe (was) a great paycheck.” And went on to say that, “If, financially, I’m okay – which luckily I am – there’s no point in doing stuff that’s not right for me. It’s too much time away from home.” Moving forward, she is focusing on roles that show off her acting abilities. Good for you Sienna!

10. Jennifer Lawrence Failing A Raccoon

003-10-jennifer-lawrence-failing-a-racoon-666754J.Law is very popular right now, and comes across as funny and down to earth. So this regret makes her so much more endearing to us! She was asked what her biggest regret was during “The Late Show’s” segment “Big questions with even Bigger Stars.” She, of course, responded with some brutal honesty. Lawrence said, “Not helping that raccoon get his head out of the mayonnaise jar.” Not sure what that means, but she’s the one who has to live with that regret.

9. Christina Applegate Turning Down A Huge Role

004-9-christina-applegateturning-down-a-huge-666756Did you know that Christina Applegate turned down a role in “Legally Blonde?” To be fair, would you think after reading the script that it would be a successful movie? Still, as she was transitioning from TV to film at the time, she said later that she regretted the choice. “The script came my way, and it was after I had just finished Married […With Children]. I got scared of repeating myself. What a stupid move.” That role could have launched her into superstardom, but overall she has done pretty good for herself!

8. Jessica Alba’s Acting Being Too Good

005-8-jessica-alba-s-acting-being-too-good-666758It’s not hard to understand why Jessica Alba regrets doing the “Fantastic 4″ movies. They weren’t the best, and the acting in parts was just painful to watch. But as it turns out, she didn’t have much say in her acting. “I wanted to stop acting,” she recalled. “The director was like, ‘[your crying] looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.’ ” All we can say to that is WOW!