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Actresses Who Refuse to Star in Superhero Movies

Far from all actresses are striving to play superheroines. Many Hollywood performers do not take comic book movies seriously. Moreover, some actors openly hate superhero films.

Rose McGowan

In 2016, the “Charmed” star Rose McGowan bashed “X-Men: Apocalypse” on social media. She was offended by the marketing campaign of this superhero movie. The film’s poster featured the main antagonist (Apocalypse) choking one of the superheroines (Mystique).

McGowan said she does not want to be a part of the modern cinematography because of movies like this. She also claimed that comic book films are useless and drive out good cinema that could be actually meaningful.

Emma Thompson

The “Harry Potter” star Emma Thompson said that she would hang herself if she sees another Spider-Man movie. Hilariously, two new Spider-Man films have been released since then: “Homecoming” and “Far From Home”.

This popular superhero has also appeared in two of the other Marvel movies (“Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”).

Amanda Seyfried

According to one of her interviews, Amanda Seyfried has been offered a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the actress turned it down. The Hollywood star claimed that she did not want to spend the entire day wearing green makeup for six months a year.

Amanda has also said she likes humane movies with meaningful dialogues better than silly superhero films in which she would need to wear extensive makeup and fly around the set on ropes.

Reese Witherspoon

This Hollywood star has never said toxic things about superhero movies. Nevertheless, she is clearly not into them. Reese Witherspoon mentioned she is not interested in films based on comic books so we probably will never see her playing a superheroine.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts has played in many movies of various genres. She has starred in dramas, thrillers, and even comedies. However, the actress claims she does not want to get involved in superhero movies.

She thinks that comic book films are ruining the cinema industry. Watts does not like that all the human drama movies are turning into TV shows because of superhero blockbusters.