Some pairs are so hard to believe because their chemistry on film was simply mesmerizing.
No matter how great actors seem on screen, not many costars have gotten along while filming. Some pairs are so hard to believe because their chemistry on film has been simply mesmerizing. And we're not just talking about romantic relationships alone, but even those costars who may be playing as friends or family members. That just goes to show nothing is what it seems sometimes. Also, how well do you need to act to pretend to like the person you're working with? Let's look at 8 co-stars who didn’t get along in real life.
The actresses starred together on the '90s hit Beverly Hills: 90210. Garth opened up about working with Shannen Doherty in 2014. Doherty had quit by season 4 due to problems getting along with her castmates. "We were locked in this sound stage for 14–16 hours every day. There were times when we loved each other and there were times when we wanted to claw each other's eyes out," she explained.
This one is a shocker! Gosling and McAdam had incredible chemistry in 2004's The Notebook and it turned out to be a love story of the ages. But initially, the two couldn't stand each other on set. It got so bad Gosling reportedly asked the director if they could bring in another actress for him to read the script off-camera. "Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not," Director Nick Cassavetes explained. "And Ryan came to me, and there are 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, 'Nick come here.' And he's doing a scene with Rachel and he says, 'Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?' I said, 'What?' He says, 'I can't. I can't do it with her. I'm just not getting anything from this.'"
Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling in The Notebook pic.twitter.com/pa1AmpVT8C— throwbacks (@timelessbabess) June 1, 2020
One of the more well-known feuds, despite their great on-screen chemistry, the two actors never got along off-set. Cattral told Piers Morgan about SJP, “We’ve never been friends. We’ve been colleagues, and in some ways, it’s a very healthy place to be.” She also said that no one had reached out to her about reports that it was her fault the third Sex and The City movie was canceled: “Nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, ‘How are you doing?’ That would have been the way to handle it. This is, it feels like, a toxic relationship.” According to Cheat Sheet, Parker blamed long workdays as the source of the friction between them and even claimed that “I don’t have any regrets about how I’ve treated people.” Cattrall has been open about her disdain for SJP.
This is another shocker because their on-screen chemistry on Castle was so great. "Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion completely despise each other," a source told Us Weekly. "They will not speak when they are off set, and this has been going on for seasons now."
While they may have been great friends on Wisteria Lane, Hatcher and Longoria weren't so in real life. In fact, many of the cast members have called out Hatcher for her "diva" behavior. In 2018 Longoria appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! claiming that the crew was still "very good friends," before correcting herself with, "99 percent of us are." Nicolette Sheridan (who played Edie) called Hatcher "the meanest woman in the world," reports Insider.
In 2011, Hubert told TMZ she would never do a reunion with the cast because "I will never do anything with an a--hole like Will Smith." But she was recently spotted in a reunion where she and Smith appeared together and cleared the air.
Director George Miller spoke about the co-stars' relationship on set with WSJ. "I'm not saying that they were seething right through, but the trajectory of the characters can't help but seep into the work," Miller shared. "When they first meet each other, they're trying to kill each other. As the two characters come together out of necessity and rather reluctantly, they have to find a degree of trust. And to some extent that was the trajectory of their relationship as well." Theron herself said, "Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other. If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse."
The two had to play lovers in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film adaptation, Romeo + Juliet, but off-screen they didn't get along. Danes apparently found DiCaprio childish for being a prankster on set. DiCaprio in turn allegedly found Danes too uptight, according to Cheat Sheet.