Death is a part of cinema just as it is a part of life – it is present in all genres of filmmaking because who among us isn’t going to meet their maker one day?
A great death scene can help elevate a movie’s story and characters, imbuing them with fierce emotion and making everything in its vicinity mean so much more.
A bad death, meanwhile, can leave audiences with a majorly sour taste in their mouths, perhaps even feeling that the entire movie has been ruined as a result.
But viewers aren’t the only ones liable to loathe a death scene – sometimes actors themselves have few kind words to say about the ways in which they’ve ben dispatched.
Whether feeling that it wasn’t time for their character to go, hating the way in which the scene was filmed, or taking issue with the director’s choices in the editing room, these 10 actors all hated their own deaths in major movies.
In some cases audiences most certainly felt the same, while in others the results were totally iconic and unforgettable, regardless of the experience the actor had…
Thandiwe Newton appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story as Val, the wife of outlaw Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson).
Though the marketing suggested an actress of Newton’s repute would be sticking around for most if not all of the movie, she ends up perishing during the coaxium heist sequence at the end of the first act.
Val sacrifices herself, detonating a bomb to help her husband and the others escape, and if her demise seemed strangely hasty, that’s precisely because it was.