With rare exceptions, movie sequels are typically looked down upon by most actors. After all, if you’ve made a successful movie once, why would need to do it again? The answers may vary, but usually boil down to money and status. Here are 15 actors who returned for a repeat of their biggest hits only to have the results blow up in their face.
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Reese Witherspoon returned to the role of sorority-girl-turned lawyer Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde. Though the film would be a financial success (grossing only $6 million less than the first film), Legally Blonde 2 was one of the most poorly reviewed films of its year. Its honors include an abysmal 37% Rotten Tomatoes rating and a #21 spot on EW’s “Worst Sequels of All Time” list.