Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community about times a really great actor appeared in a TV show or movie, but the creators kinda failed to see their potential and use them in the best way possible. Here are some of the best responses!
Jodie Comer as Chloe Gemell in My Mad Fat Diary
Manny Montana as Rio/Christopher in Good Girls
Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Spectre
Manny Jacinto as LT Billy “Fritz” Avalone in Top Gun: Maverick
Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett in The Vampire Diaries
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls
Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis in the MCU
Noah Schnapp as Will Byers in Stranger Things
And Amybeth McNulty as Vickie in Stranger Things
Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma in the Star Wars sequel trilogy
And John Boyega as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy
Austin Butler as Tex in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Karsi in Game of Thrones
Tom Felton as Julian Albert/Alchemy in The Flash
Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan in Friends
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy
Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis as Linda and Bill in Heartbreakers
The cast of Orange Is the New Black
Finally, Cameron Boyce as Carlos in the Descendants films
Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.
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