These 5 celebrities admit to being totally embarrassed by the work they completed in their early years in the spotlight. Some are musicians who feel as though they just didn’t have their sound quite right or didn’t get the chance to explore their own sound enough when they were starting out. There are also plenty of actors and actresses who felt they were misguided when they began – choosing the wrong kind of roles for them or simply learning the craft as they worked, thus when they began they felt their performances were poor and only grew stronger as they learned in time how to master the art. Be it an album or a movie they wish would just disappear from their careers, these 5 stars have candidly said they’re a bit embarrassed by what they did while starting out.
Brad thought his acting was terrible in his first few roles and you can see him getting better as time progressed: “I believe I’m quite capable and we, as people, can learn to do anything, and that’s proof of it! And my education is on film, on record! Now I can take on anything that comes my way and find truth in it an do a pretty good job.”
Jennifer took on plenty of film roles in the 80s but looking back now, she doesn’t feel they were all very “her”: “They’re not all bad, but there’s something not quite right. I feel like there is this weird vision of me in video stores that has nothing to do with my sensibility.”
Jessica thinks she was too young to make good decisions: “I was too young to put my foot down and tell the directors what I really wanted to do. Dark Angel really taught me to be steadfast in my opinions. At the end of the day, the director isn’t up on screen, the producers aren’t up on screen. The other actors are only responsible for their performances. You have to be responsible for yourself.”
Joss doesn’t like much of her early music: “I don’t really listen to my own music that often, unless while I’m making it. And then once it’s out I don’t listen to it. I really liked ‘Introducing Joss Stone’, I really enjoyed that because it was, y’know, my little baby. I don’t really like listening to ‘The Soul Sessions’ because my voice was so young and wasn’t confident at all. If you compare the voice… For me to listen to it it’s not fun. And I think my 2004 album ‘Mind, Body & Soul’ was like, okayish, I was figuring things out, but it was like, meh. “
Mandy finds her whole pop music career embarrassing: “I found myself in the company of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who had really quality music, much more so than mine, I was just told to show up and what to sing… that was late-’90s pop music for you. I’m sure there are people scratching their heads, going ‘Wow, how is she still around?’”
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