7 Actors And The Movie Scenes That Almost Broke Them And Made Them Quit

Being a well-known and prominent movie star certainly brings a ton of responsibilities. After all, it isn’t just about the glamorous life, the award shows, and the resume filled with various acting credits. An aspiring movie star needs to invest a ton of hard work and effort. Sometimes, though, the hard work needed pushes them to the extent that they may injure themselves.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise our favorite actors also have their fair share of not-so-favorite movie scenes. Luckily, they pushed through in the end. With that said, here are some of these incredibly dedicated stars and the scenes that almost made them quit.

Leonardo DiCaprio In (2016) The Revenant

There’s certainly no question that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the top actors in Hollywood for several decades now. Like many endeavors, however, this is no easy task to achieve.

Leo publicly admitted that his character in 2016’s The Revenant was his most challenging performance – so far, at least. A well-known vegan, the film had one scene where he ate raw bison liver. To his credit, the film icon stayed true to his role and fulfilled his responsibilities. To top it off, it even earned him an Oscar!

Ian McKellen, (2012) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

At this point, it’s no surprise that Ian McKellen has garnered a skyrocketing degree of praise and recognition for his role as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Even so, that doesn’t deny the fact he had a hard time throughout the production period.

While filming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, McKellen regularly acted alone in front of a green screen. It’s undoubtedly mentally draining to act with imaginary co-stars. Luckily, though, the crew and the director, Peter Jackson, kept him company throughout the process. Plus, to boost his morale, they even went out of their way and decorated his tent with Lord of the Rings souvenirs!

Daisy Ridley In (2015) Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It’s no secret that Daisy Ridley’s acting credit in the new Star Wars trilogy allowed her to burst into the mainstream. However, Ridley had her fair share of struggles while playing the role of Rey.

A relatively new figure in the acting business, it’s no surprise Ridley had a serious case of the jitters during her earlier days on set. This was made all the more severe when she received a note from director JJ Abrams, describing her performance as “wooden.” She was almost ready to call it quits by that point, but thankfully, she pushed through in the end.

Jim Carrey, (2000) How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey’s makeup sessions throughout the filming of How the Grinch Stole Christmas were incredibly strenuous. Plus, it didn’t help that he was sitting on that same makeup chair for almost three and a half hours a day! By the time he was just about ready to call it quits, though, the actor had received some advice from a crew member’s friend on how to make the experience more tolerable.

Michael Keaton In (1989) Batman

Thanks to the many investments made in the industry, superhero costumes nowadays can be easily designed to match the specifications of an actor. However, that wasn’t the case a few years ago. For 1989’s Batman, Michael Keaton’s Batman costume was incredibly constricting and uncomfortable to wear. He even found himself claustrophobic throughout filming! Even so, that wasn’t enough to make him quit. Why, you ask? Well, it’s because he’s Batman.

Keanu Reeves In (2015) Knock Knock

Everyone has heard of Keanu Reeves at this point. Now often associated with his acting credit in action-packed features such as the Matrix trilogy and the John Wick films, Reeves is also no stranger to experiencing troubles on set. The funny thing is, one of these problems didn’t involve a fight scene.

Knock Knock had one particular scene that involved Lorenza Izzo, the director’s wife, and Reeves sharing a moment. Among many things, the John Wick star had an awkward time throughout filming. Fortunately, with some help from the director and his co-stars, the predicament became less troubling for Reeves in the end.

Michelle Rodriguez In (2001) The Fast And The Furious

Despite garnering fame for her role as Letty Ortiz in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Michelle Rodriguez has also had times when she was just about to step off the gas pedal. Well, as it turns out, one such moment was during the franchise’s first installment.

Michelle believed her character would never leave Vin Diesel’s Dom just to be with Paul Walker’s Brian. In fact, she was so against this love triangle subplot that she even offered to quit. Luckily, the director listened to her sentiment and ultimately changed the script. As a result, a new character was made: Mia, Dom’s sister.