Actors who played such good villains that fans hate them

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Villains play an essential role in movies and series, giving meaning to the main hero’s narrative. But sometimes the actors play these characters so well that people hate them too.

Here is a list of seven celebrities who starred as a villain and are hated for it.

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Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones)

Gleeson played Joffrey Baratheon on the series Game of Thrones, the mean and cruel king who ruled the Seven Kingdoms for a short time.

Since then the actor has only appeared in the series Out of her Mind. But his performance was so despicable that the writer of the saga Game of ThronesGeorge RR Martin, you fear that this is why you have left acting.

“He created someone that everyone hates and loves to hate, and that’s a great feat of acting. I feel a little guilty that he stopped acting. I hope playing Joffrey didn’t make him retire, ”he told Entertainment Weekly.

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Wyatt Rusell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)

During the Marvel series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Russell played John Walker, who held the role of Captain America throughout the show.

But Walker was not a hero, but a former military man with superiority complexes, so viewers hated him and apparently there were those who even threatened the actor. Fans quickly came out to defend Russell, reminding everyone that he is a real person and Walker is fictional.

Ben Barnes (Westworld)

Barnes starred as Logan Delos in the futuristic series Westworld. Logan is one of the guests who loves to kill the characters at the amusement park.

The Access program asked the actor what were the reactions of the public and he said: “I have been yelled at some minor abuse.” But that seems to excite him because this is the first time that has happened to him.

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Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)

Headey performed throughout the eight seasons of Game of Thronesa Cersei Lannister, mother of the other villain Joffrey.

In the series Cersei was a powerful and ambitious woman, who did not let anything or anyone get in her way. And Headey’s performance earned him the scorn of fans.

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The actress told The Daily News that she realized this during a ComicCon in San Diego, where she was with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).

I was literally ignored. People were giving Peter books to sign and they kept walking away from me, like I was going to curse them. “

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)

Negan started out as one of the main villains in The Walking Dead, leader of the Los Salvadores group. Although he has been redeemed there are fans who still hate him.

The contempt they have for him is so great that on one occasion an old woman yelled rude words at the actor when he stopped for a coffee. He told the story to Entertainment Weekly:

“A lady approached the car, she was probably about 80 years old, she stuck out her finger and said ‘fuck you'”.

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Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

If you are a fan of the Harry Potter saga you probably hate Dolores Umbridge, the worst teacher in Hogwarts history.

She was so wicked that some viewers cannot see the actress, Imelda Staunton, without thinking of Umbridge. During the EW’s BINGE podcast, Staunton confessed that she hates the character too.

“I have no sympathy for her in the slightest … I think she’s a bloody monster and should be portrayed that way.”

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Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

Skarsgård starred as Perry Wright on the HBO series, Big Little Lies. Wright is an abusive man married to Celeste, played by Nicole Kidman.

But apparently the actor performed such a compelling role that viewers do not like it. Skarsgård was isolated when the series came out and when he returned he noticed the reaction of the public. The actor spoke about it during a panel for the Emmys:

“I came back about a month after the end and it was hard, people didn’t like him. I remember I flew to JFK airport, got off the plane and people were like ‘Ohhh’.

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Tell us if you ever hated any of these actors or if there is another that you despise that is not on the list.

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