This “Tonight Show” host is a likable, “safe” choice for any projects he’s attached to, but Jimmy Fallon’s lifestyle isn’t very safe. Fallon is a heavy drinker who has suffered multiple alcohol-induced injuries, including falling hand-first on a broken bottle of Jägermeister.
Florence Henderson played wholesome Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” but in the ‘60s, she had a one-night stand with John Lindsay, then-mayor of New York City. Henderson and Lindsay have expressed regret about the affair, especially because he gave her crabs.
‘90s kids who wanted to be “Like Mike” may have been put off when Jordan used his 2009 Naismith Hall of Fame speech to pettily call out his rivals (one of whom was at the ceremony). He also called Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player in NBA history, a “f***ing [offensive word for little person that starts with “m”].”
Cersei Lannister of “Game of Thrones” is such a ruthless character that fans often recoil from (and even harass) Cersei’s actress Lena Headey. In real life, Headey is a kind, humorous, and humble lady who definitely doesn’t deserve to be feared or cursed out.
Archie Bunker of “All in the Family” is a bigoted curmudgeon, but actor Carroll O'Connor was a kind, gentle, intelligent man. O’Connor struggled with playing Archie, even threatening to quit the show because he didn’t want to say some particularly ignorant lines.