Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead, These Actors Regretted Doing That

Acting is one of the best gigs on Earth, depending on who you ask. You get paid a pretty penny pretending to be someone else in front of a camera. In the process, you gain fans, awards, and reputation, but that isn’t enough for some actors and actresses. Even when it seems like things are going well, a star might feel differently inside. Why would one want to leave a critically acclaimed series that helped launch your career into outer space? We don’t know, but regret is a familiar feeling among those who do this. Continue reading and find out which celebrities regretted leaving a show too early.

Sherry Stringfield’s Misery Leads To Regret

leaving NYPD Blue and ER
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It’s not every day that an actress can leave one popular show, only to end up on another one and not like either of them. That was the case for Sherry Stringfield, who left NYPD Blue after one season.

She somehow landed on the hospital drama ER not too long later, but that series would make her miserable (she would get sick due to lack of sleep). That’s when she decided to sign an agreement not to work in TV for years. Unfortunately, her career would never take off again after that.