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    14 Actors Who Have Hit Back At A Critic Who Gave Them A Negative Review

    "Loving your feedback on my appearance. Am I ok now?" —Amy Schumer

    In her New York Times review of Bodies Bodies Bodies, film critic Lena Wilson called the movie an "advertisement for cleavage.”

    Screenshot from "Bodies Bodies Bodies"

    The whole thing has sparked a conversation around film criticism with some people arguing that Wilson shouldn't have commented on the actors' appearances, while others think Stenberg overreacted to the negative review.

    Screenshot from "Bodies Bodies Bodies"

    This isn't the first time an actor has responded to a critic. Here are 14 actors who have spoken about or called out a negative review:

    1. Carey Mulligan — Promising Young Woman

    Carey Mulligan

    Mulligan later revealed in a New York Times interview that she felt the review was “basically saying that [she] wasn’t hot enough to pull off this kind of ruse.”

    Carey Mulligan

    2. Maisie Williams — The New Mutants

    Screenshot from "The New Mutants"

    Sounds like a must see! 🧚🏼‍♀️ Get your tickets now ✨

    20th Century Studios/Twitter: @maisie_williams

    3. Melissa McCarthy — Identity Thief

    Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy

    When McCarthy was eventually asked about it in an interview with the New York Times, she responded, "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot.”

    Melissa McCarthy at arrivals for IDENTITY THIEF Premiere

    4. Melissa McCarthy — Tammy

    Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon

    Shortly after, McCarthy saw the critic at the Toronto Film Festival. After he came up to her and complimented her performance in St. Vincent, the movie she was there to promote, she asked, "Are you the one who wrote I was only a good actor when I looked more attractive and that my husband should never be allowed to direct me because he allowed me to look so homely?”

    Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

    5. Jamie Dornan — Fifty Shades of Grey

    Jamie Dornan

    6. John Krasinski — A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski

    7. Rosalie Chiang and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan — Turning Red

    Screenshot from "Turning Red"

    In response to O'Connell's review, Rosalie Chiang, who voices Mei, stated, "This is a coming of age film, everyone goes through this change. … I think different people of different cultures are going to go through it differently, but at the end of the day, the core messiness and change is something everyone can relate to.”

    Rosalie Chiang attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Disney's "Turning Red"

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays Priya, also chimed in, saying that the story in Turning Red is "universal" and relatable, "regardless of whether you are a young Chinese girl from Canada or not."

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

    We failed to properly edit this review, and it never should have gone up. We have unpublished it and assigned to someone else. We have also added new levels of editorial oversight. Thank you to everyone who spoke up. - Mack Rawden, Editor-In-Chief

    Twitter: @CinemaBlend

    8. Samuel L. Jackson — The Avengers

    Nick Fury

    #Avengers fans,NY Times critic AO Scott needs a new job! Let's help him find one! One he can ACTUALLY do!

    Twitter: @samuelljackson

    9. Amy Schumer — Trainwreck

    Amy Schumer and John Cena

    Along with a now-deleted tweet about how happy she is with her size-6 body, Amy Schumer posted pictures to Instagram in response to Wells' unwarranted review of her appearance with the captions: "Loving your feedback on my appearance. Am I ok now?" and "Hollywood here I come #pretty enough."

    10. Daniel Kaluuya — Nope

    Screenshot from "Nope"

    Paul also tweeted that Daniel Kaluuya's character, OJ, was "possibly the most mundane, vanilla character [he's] ever seen."

    9.) Way to strip all the life from a phenomenal actor, Daniel Kaluuya, by casting him as possibly the most mundane, vanilla character I’ve ever seen. Not a question I’m just pissed

    Twitter: @LoganPaul

    When asked about the tweets on Capital FM, Kaluuya jokingly responded, "Logan Paul, God, we're going to talk about this?"

    Daniel Kaluuya

    11. Rose McGowan — Bridget Jones’s Baby

    Renee Zellweger

    In response, actor Rose McGowan, who is not in the movie, but refers to herself as someone "who was abused by Hollywood by people like [Gleiberman]," wrote an article for the Hollywood Reporter directly addressed to the film critic.

    Actress Rose McGowan attends the "Global Gift Gala" Paris 2019

    12. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman — Big Little Lies

    Screenshot from "Big Little Lies"

    Reese Witherspoon responded, sharing a time a "critic who probably didn't watch more than one episode [of Big Little Lies] said it was a 'chick show' or something, and really tore the show apart. I remember Nic and I talked about it."

    Closeup of Reese Witherspoon

    Nicole Kidman added that in the same review, her character's abusive relationship with her husband was compared to Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Nicole Kidman

    13. Alysha Umphress — Smokey Joe’s Cafe

    "Smokey Joe's Cafe"

    A thought. @collinshughes @nytimes @hellerNYT #bodypositivity

    Twitter: @Cristalzheat

    Collins-Hughes responded to Umphress tweeting that she was critiquing the costuming, not anyone's body.

    @MatthewRisch_ @nytimestheater It is in no way shameful to be big, let alone bigger than the other women onstage. My remark about the costuming reflects on the designer. This is not the first time I’ve noticed a designer seemingly at a loss about how to dress a larger woman well.

    Twitter: @collinshughes

    @MatthewRisch_ My issue was with a particular costume. It was on a human body. I said nothing negative about anyone’s body.

    Twitter: @collinshughes

    14. And finally, James Corden's dad — Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit

    In response to this critique, James Corden's father, Malcolm, sent a letter to Kermode.

    James Corden and his parents

    Do you usually side with the critic or the actor? Sound off in the comments!