Seeing yourself on screen can be a strange thing for many people. Whether it's their first movie of fiftieth, even some professional actors never get used to it.
Some actors won't watch their own films because they are overly critical about their insecurities, other times it because they're afraid of getting in their own heads and it affecting their future work. Regardless of the reason, they big name stars refuse to sit down and watch their own movies for one reason or another.
May of them will surprise you about why!
With big titles under her belt, Julianne Moore make make movies for a living, but that doesn't mean she enjoys watching them in her spare time. The Big Lebowski, Mockingjay and Still Alice actress admits to never seeing any of her own movies.
“I haven’t seen any of my own movies… I can’t sit there for a premiere or anything,” the actress told Daily Express. “I like being in the movie more than I like watching them. That’s my big thrill, rather than seeing the finished product.”
There's no argument that Angelina Jolie has been a part of some Blockbuster flicks, including Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, as well as Salt. In spite of being a lead actress in some big roles, it sounds like Jolie isn't a fan of not having control and therefore cannot be brought to watch the final product.
"As an actress, you learn about your character, and you understand the overall picture of any film you’re working on, but there’s so much you’re not a part of,” she said, according to The Telegraph. “And there’s many times I’ve felt frustrated with the films I’ve been in, or seen them and not felt connected to them, or haven’t wanted to watch them at all.”
A rising star in Hollywood the Spiderman and Hacksaw Ridge star can't bring himself to voluntarily watch his performance on screen when the movie is finally done. Though he admits that he was forced to watch The Social Network according to The Hollywood Reporter, he doesn't make it a habit for fear of over-analyzing his role.
"I don’t want to be aware of what I’m doing. As soon as I am, I’m less open … I just want to be fully open to the story and what that subjective moment is.”