John Goodman hates watching his movies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2015
John Goodman

John Goodman

John Goodman has revealed that he's not "crazy" about watching himself in movies and admitted that he found it "unpleasant" watching back a particular scene from 'The Gambler' where he appears in just a towel

John Goodman hates watching himself on screen.

The 'Gambler' star has admitted that a particular scene in the movie - where he is only in a towel - left him feeling incredibly self-conscious and he found it "unpleasant" to watch back.

He shared: "That was very unpleasant to watch. There were a lot of takes. I was very, very self-conscious that day. I felt not unlike a butter sculpture.

"There are times when I'm very self-conscious, and that scene was very unpleasant to watch, because I'm sure it was uncomfortable doing it, but I tried to forget about all that. It wasn't pleasant.

"But it usually depends on the dialogue in regards to my comfort level of watching it. I'll be honest with you though, I'm not crazy about watching myself on screen."

The 62-year-old actor had to go bald for his role as Frank and admitted that he had technology to thank for making it look more realistic.

He said: "It was great because they can use an airbrush to actually make me look bald.

"The last time I shaved my head, I did a production of 'Waiting for Godot' in New York and I was supposed to be bald, but there's stubble and there's nothing I could have done, make-up or anything to stop the stubble showing through and I wish I had an airbrush to cover it, I never could look bald."

When asked if it is easier to get in character once he's changed his physical appearance, he added to "Yeah, I think so. It's one more hook, it's a tangible thing that helps a little bit."

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