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At this point, there isn’t much that Kelly Clarkson hasn’t accomplished. She’s sold millions of albums, won Grammys, and with stints on The Voice and her own talk show, she’s cemented her position as a pop icon. Kelly Clarkson is even a movie star -- though that’s something she’d rather not talk about. In fact, her experience making 2003’s ill-fated From Justin to Kelly was so bad, she was sure the movie would ruin her career before it really even started.
From Justin to Kelly was released just months after Kelly Clarkson bested Justin Guarini for the inaugural American Idol crown. It was the first (and only) film made to capitalize on the singing competition’s enormous popularity -- because the romantic movie-musical was universally panned and bombed at the box office. And Kelly Clarkson told Yahoo! News that the whole process was horrifying for her:
According to Kelly Clarkson, there was no way for the American Idol alums to avoid making From Justin to Kelly, despite her reservations:
Even though From Justin to Kelly was as bad as she expected it to be, the movie didn’t ruin her singing career. And now, more than 15 years later, Kelly Clarkson knows From Justin to Kelly has become a part of the so-bad-it’s-good canon -- she told Yahoo! News that even her nanny is a fan. But making the film caused her so much stress, she still can’t get in on the joke. So, it’s safe to say she probably won’t be setting foot on a movie set any time soon.