Have you ever wondered if this or that actor would like to come back to the show he had quit years ago? It so happens that sometimes, when all is said and done between the star and whoever is running the show, the actor starts regretting their words and decisions. Too bad they’re not getting a second chance!
Here are 7 stunning actors who regretted quitting TV shows.
1. Chevy Chase – Saturday Night Live
Back in the day when SNL was just a wee baby, it was a gateway to the show business for many comedians, including Chevy Chase. He even had his own little segment inside the show called “Weekend Update”. 40 years later, he told the Carson Daly that he thought his SNL career isn’t going anywhere. Well, turns out he was wrong, but at least the movie thing worked out for him, sort of.
2. Christopher Eccleston – Doctor Who
Eccleston’s charisma got me into Doctor Who, so I was very sad when he regenerated into David Tennant. Although Tennant eventually became my favorite Doctor, #9 still holds a special place in my heart. So, why did he leave such an iconic show after only 13 episodes? It’s the dreaded “creative differences”, of course. As to regretting. Christopher mused that had he stayed for a bit longer, he’d show a much better performance, and maybe we’d get to see a few more seasons with him.
3. Matt Smith – Doctor Who
Speaking of Doctor Who, let’s mention Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor. He wasn’t bad, maybe too hectic for me personally, but he did play the role of the Time Lord for 4 seasons. His last 122 episodes he was traveling with Clara Oswald played by Jenna Coleman, and in one of the interviews Matt said that those 12 episodes were not enough. He regretted quitting so soon, should have stayed a bit longer.