The minute a thespian lends their unmistakable likeness to a character for use in a big or small screen offering, the limitless potential for side-splitting or script-flipping parody is ultimately never too far around the corner.
Now, more often than not, these digs at or riffs on a piece of work or the star breathing life into a character within a feature or TV show themselves are little more than a harmless response, designed primarily to elicit numerous awkward chuckles or an unexpectedly stunned reaction from a paying public audience.
But, every now and again a cheeky quip aimed at a thespian's on-screen efforts or updated spin on some of their finest exploits hasn't wound up going down all too well with the star in question who proved to be their inspiration.
Whether due to not seeing the funny side of an incoming barrage of pointed zingers, or just not appreciating a comedian's attempts to send them up in front of a Saturday night crowd, this bunch of actors were in no mood to relive the times their hard graft was made a mockery of later down the road.
10. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Feels There's Room For Improvement At SNL
While known primarily more for his charismatic takes on the universe than his ability to hold his own with Hollywood heavyweights on the big screen, world famous astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author Neil DeGrasse Tyson has actually found himself in front of a cinematic camera on a number of occasions over the years, popping up in the likes of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zoolander 2, to name a few.
With a presence and delivery as instantly iconic as DeGrasse Tyson's, it wasn't too hard to see why the studios behind said flicks were in a rush to pump his likeness into their incoming blockbuster offerings. However, said traits also left the star open to inevitable parody.
Ever the gent, though, when nudged on his reaction to Kenan Thompson's "Fox and Friends" Saturday Night Live impression of him in 2014, DeGrasse Tyson would admit, whilst speaking at the Time 100 gala, that if faced with SNL's executive producer Lorne Michaels, he'd declare:
"Lorne, I'm honored and flattered that you would think of representing me, particularly in that context on Fox News. But I think your comedians and actors have more accurately portrayed other people than he (Kenan) portrayed me. So there's some room for improvement."