Acting is a profession that requires a lot of versatility and willingness to test boundaries. In the act of immersion, sometimes things are done that the actor himself would never even consider, yet it must be played as natural. Often, this bravery pays off with a critically acclaimed performance that's lauded for years or even becomes cinematic history. Sometimes, however, it results in a complete nightmare for everyone involved. Here are some particularly painful examples of the latter. 1. Terence Stamp wishes his scene with Natalie Portman actually involved Natalie Portman. twitter.com In The Phantom Menace, the first of the much-maligned Star Wars prequels trilogy, much of the film takes place establishing various debates in the Galactic Senate that lead to the establishment of the totalitarian Empire that dominates the original trilogy. Terence Stamp plays Chancellor Valorum, who's ushered out in favor of the secret Sith Lord Palpatine by a vote of "no confidence" from Queen Amidala, played by Natalie Portman. It's about as exciting to watch as an actual Senate hearing, but it's important to the overall plot (or what passes for one). The stamp was excited at first by the idea of working alongside Portman, confessing an admiration for her. However, when he actually arrived on set, Portman was nowhere in sight, and he was directed to a piece of paper taped to the wall and told that was for all purposes the "actress" he was expected to dialog with. His disappointment was palpable. "It was just pretty boring," he was reported to say later. 2. The Sandy Hook shooting gave Jim Carrey cold feet about Kick-Ass 2. deadline.com In the 2013 action comedy Kick-Ass 2, Jim Carrey plays a superhero called Colonel Stars and Stripes who's gruesomely murdered by the supervillain group who become the antagonists of the title character. A few months after the film was released, Carrey publicly condemned the level of violence of the film after experiencing a change of heart in the aftermath of the tragic Sandy Hook Massacre, which happened shortly after he'd wrapped up filming his scenes. "I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," wrote Carrey. "My apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart." 3. Jennifer Lawrence barely remembers s*x scene with Chris Pratt in passengers. teenvogue.com Passengers is a science fiction adventure starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Despite that megawatt cast, it didn't do very well at the box office, partly thanks to the revelation of a crucial plot twist that makes the film significantly darker than it looks. The disturbing fact that a crucial plot point involves a startling disregard for the consent and personal autonomy of one of the characters isn't helped by Lawrence admitting she spent the s*x scenes too drunk to remember doing them. She had jitters about the shoot because it was going to be her first time filming a s*x scene and also felt guilty about doing so with Pratt, who's married. "I got really drunk," she admitted, "But that led to more anxiety because I was like 'What have I done? I don't know'\u2026 And it was gonna be my first time kissing a married man, and the guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach." 4. Eva Mendes regrets kissing Johnny Depp...but, not for the reason you think. imdb.com Once Upon a Time in Mexico concludes director Robert Rodriguez's "Mexico Trilogy" with Johnny Depp playing CIA agent Sheldon Sands and Eva Mendes as a sadistic AFN operative who betrays him. They wind up kissing before the former shoots the latter dead. It's a pretty epic scene. Mendes does have one particular regret about that sequence, however. Seems she'd been harboring a long crush on Depp and wishes the kiss had been drawn out longer. "I was so intimidated by him," she explained. 5. Taylor Lautner wants people to take his acting seriously (and give him a shirt). diply.com Taylor Lautner played the werewolf character Jacob in the Twilight series. His lycanthropic transformations were accompanied by the removal of his clothes, giving fans of the series many opportunities to view his fit, muscular body. Many, many more opportunities than he was ever comfortable with. "If I had to choose, I would never take my shirt off again in a movie," Taylor has elaborated, "but I guess that's not very realistic. I certainly won't be asking to do it, though." While he takes pride in the effort he put in to get the physique shown off in the films, he worries that it gets in the way of people appreciating the work he put in to polish his acting craft. He doesn't want to be seen as "just a body," but a competent actor that's qualified for non-beefcake roles. 6. Kate Winslet wants people to stop asking her to sign naked pictures of herself. kapanlagi.com Titanic was a massively successful romantic dramatization of the sinking of the titular ship. It's full of memorable moments, including a scene in which Kate Winslet's Rose character asks Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack to "draw me like one of your French girls." It's a passionate moment showing her character overcoming the disapproval of her fianc\u00e9e and mother to claim her own agency and embrace the man she's fallen in love with. Yet even now, weirdly obsessive fans try to get her to sign pictures of herself naked, and she'd love for that to stop. "I don't sign that picture", she told Yahoo! News. "It feels very uncomfortable. Why would you do that?" Winslet is now 41, a happily married mother of three and multiple award-winning actresses. She finds herself baffled by why certain members of her fanbase are so obsessed with this one particular image decades later. 7. Burt Reynolds hurt himself pretty bad filming Deliverance. youtube.com Deliverance is a classic drama about man against nature (and other men), but it's infamous for a scene too graphic to discuss here. Strangely enough, the only open regret from any of the actors comes from one who broke his butt a completely different way. There's a scene in which the canoe Burt Reynolds' character is paddling goes over a waterfall. Director John Boorman wanted to use a dummy, but Reynolds wasn't having it. Being literally the condensed essence of 1970s masculinity, he insisted on performing his own stunts and went down the waterfall himself, landing on rocks that shattered his tailbone. Adding insult to injury, all that verisimilitude didn't even create a more lifelike effect. "He said his shoulder really hit a rock, and his head hit another rock," comedian Norm Macdonald told Howard Stern in 2016. "And then he said the next thing he remembered was he was way downstream, all of his clothes were torn off. Next thing he remembers, he's waking up in the hospital, John Boorman's at his bedside. And he goes, 'I said to John, how'd it look\u2026 on the dailies?' And John Boorman said, 'It looked like a dummy falling over a waterfall.'" 8. Sharon Stone had no idea the interrogation scene in Basic Instinct was so graphic. maxim.com In Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone plays writer\/murderer Catherine Tramell. The character is performed as a classic noir vampy type, easily able to manipulate the men around her. That element is ratcheted up in a scene where she's interrogated by police, whom she completely disarms with wit, snark\u2014and eventually just a simple crossing and uncrossing of her legs, revealing her lack of underwear. It's an iconic dramatic scene of power reversal, and Stone had no idea how it turned out until her first viewing of the finished film. She later claimed she was advised on set by director Paul Verhoeven to remove her underwear because it was distracting the shot. The director advised that the scene would be playful innuendo and nothing graphic would be seen. This, famously, turned out not to be the case, and Stone was so shocked the first time she viewed the film she said she slapped Verhoeven. 9. The BDSM scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey were a nightmare for everyone involved. hollywoodreporter.com Fifty Shades of Grey is ultimately the product of a Twilight fanfiction session gone way out of control, becoming a series of novels and a film. Jamie Dornan plays the sadistic Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele, the woman who submits to his interests and impulses. In lieu of more traditional romance and s*x dynamics, a lot of the erotic tension is played out in bondage, domination and torture scenes which were apparently not a lot of fun to act out. Shooting scenes like this isn't a one-take deal. This means Johnson spent hours tied up, blindfolded miming being struck with a whip. As she reported to Time, the scene was "not a sensual or pleasurable environment. It was really hot\u2014not in a steamy, s*xual way. It's just sweaty and not very uncomfortable." She later referred to the experience as "emotionally taxing," but evolved from being miserable to thinking "Okay, let's just get this over with." Watch the below video: https:\/\/youtu.be\/o0xFcgSDIQw Credits:\u00a0looper Share this story on Facebook with your friends.