Can you imagine Joffrey Baratheon helping people? Or Draco Malfoy being nice to a Weasley? Will you be shocked to see Walter White donate his cash to the less fortunate? Well, you must not believe everything you see on screen. Because all of these situations are a reality.
While these characters have been portrayed as selfish, cunning, and vile, the actors that take on these characters are actually really nice people. It’s just a case of nice-actor-but-bad-
Bad character: Joffrey Baratheon
Good person: Jack Gleeson
He tortured, he killed, and he made Sansa watch her father’s head being chopped off. While Joffrey Baratheon was the most hated character on television some years ago, the actor Jack Gleeson is quite the opposite. Likeable by everyone on set, even George R. R. Martin said he was “…really a very nice young man.” Gleeson is down-to-earth, does charity, and loves dancing.
Bad character: Ramsay Bolton/Snow
Good person: Iwan Rheon
Just when you thought you couldn’t hate anyone more than Joffrey, Ramsay came along. His character was so sadistic and twisted, his (spoiler!) death was celebrated by the GoT fandom. But the actor Iwan Rheon, in comparison, is a sweet guy, who loves acoustic music. He is also good friends with Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy – the character tortured by Ramsay.
Bad character: Negan
Good person: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Negan is the new villain in town, and The Walking Dead fans are losing their minds. He is the self-proclaimed leader of the Saviors, and struts around with his beloved Lucille – a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire – which he uses to kill people. However, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is nothing like his character, and would rather spend time with his dogs.
Bad character: Miranda Priestly
Good person: Meryl Streep
The employed understand that a boss like Miranda Priestly is the stuff of nightmares. She is cold, icy, and not to be messed with. Meryl Streep has played such a character even in other movies like The Iron Lady and Doubt. Many do not know this but the actress in reality is a sweet and kind person. She is not feared, rather admired by her co-stars.
Bad character: Regina George
Good person: Rachel McAdams
While she garnered her fame for being a ‘Mean Girl’, actress Rachel McAdams is anything but that. She is often labelled as the nicest actress in Hollywood and a lovely person. She always has pleasant things to say about her co-stars, striking a great chemistry with everyone she works with. She is also heavily involved in environmental activism, and has personally adopted an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Bad character: Draco Malfoy
Good person: Tom Felton
Draco Malfoy was the bad boy turned good in the Harry Potter series. But in reality, the guy is as good as he can be. He loves dogs, and will stop in the middle of a shoot to pet one. He is extremely friendly with his co-stars (even the Weasleys) and super romantic too. The Malfoys will be disgusted, but we love him.
Bad character: Miss Trunchbull/Aunt Marge
Good person: Pam Ferris
90s kids will remember the horror that was Miss Trunchbull. She was the meanest, nastiest bully ever. Then came Aunt Marge, who was despicable even in the few minutes that she appeared on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Many do not know this, but both the characters were played by Pam Ferris, a very kind person with the warmest smile ever.
Bad character: Loki
Good person: Tom Hiddleston
According to mythology, Loki is the trickster. But Marvel turned Thor’s adopted brother into a cold and jealous villain. However, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, is always seen happy and smiling. He’s kind to everyone, clicks loads of pictures with his co-stars and fans, and has been described as ‘the sweetest guy ever’.
Bad character: Walter White
Good person: Bryan Cranston
While Walter White was a badass who made loads of illegal cash, Bryan Cranston is a generous guy who donates lots of money. He has produced an instructional DVD that teaches how to stay safe from child abductors and cyber bullies. The proceeds from the sales of these DVDs goes to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
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