4 Stars Who Won't Watch Their Own Films

They apparently enjoy acting more than watching themselves act
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2015 10:43 AM CST
4 Stars Who Won't Watch Their Own Films
Jared Leto presents the award for best supporting male at the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Just because you enjoy acting doesn't necessarily mean you enjoy watching yourself act. Vanity Fair rounds up seven celebrities who've refused to watch at least some of their own work. A sampling:

  1. Angelina Jolie: "There's a film or two I haven't seen," she once said. "I like the process of doing them more than watching them. I don't really like to watch movies. I love to watch Brad's movies." She also once mentioned, "I never like to watch myself ever."
  2. Julianne Moore: "I haven't seen any of my own movies. … I can't sit there for a premiere or anything," she once explained. "I like being in the movie more than I like watching them. That's my big thrill, rather than seeing the finished product."

  1. Jared Leto: "I haven't actually seen the film," he said of Dallas Buyers Club in 2013, while appearing on Conan O'Brien's show to promote the film. "I actually requested a sleeping bag or small tent to climb [into] so I didn't have to watch this." Conan let Leto hide under Conan's jacket while the promo clip played.
  2. Johnny Depp: "I made a choice a long time ago that I was better off not watching my films, which is a drag because you miss out on a lot of your friends' incredible work," he once said. "But I feel like it would just harm me. I would rather stay as ignorant as possible about the result of anything because once you're done playing that character, it's really not your business anymore."
Click for the complete list, which includes three stars who didn't watch their own TV shows. (Read more Angelina Jolie stories.)

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