31 Co-Stars Who Did Not Get Along On Set, Or Off
Co-workers don't always get along, and the same rule applies for co-stars in major Hollywood productions. Despite the chemistry that these actors had onscreen, they didn't always get along behind the scenes. Rumor has it that once the cameras stopped rolling, these pairs of co-stars didn't even pretend to like one another. Let's take a look.
Despite starring in one of the most romantic films ever, not everyone was enamored with Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of this 1996 film.
Claire Danes & Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Romeo + Juliet'
Danes and DiCaprio played the star-crossed lovers in a modern adaptation of the play, but allegedly did not feel as warmly toward each other off-camera. Rumor has it that Danes didn’t like DiCaprio goofing off at work, and avoided him whenever possible — which was any time they weren’t sharing a scene.
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Even America’s sweetheart couldn’t play nice with her “obnoxious” co-star.
Nick Nolte & Julia Roberts, 'I Love Trouble'
Murray was no angel on the set of this film, and it caused some big problems with one of his co-stars.
Lucy Liu & Bill Murray, 'Charlie's Angels'
Tom Hardy got into an on-set scuffle with this actor.
Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy, 'Lawless'
Sharon Stone got sexy with this co-star onscreen, but hated him off it.
Sharon Stone & Billy Baldwin, 'Sliver'
Bette Davis’ animosity with this movie star could be called “the feud of the century”.
Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?'
The insanely creepy 1962 horror flick is about two battling former actresses who are also sisters. Who better to portray them than the perpetually feuding Crawford and Davis? No one knows for sure why these two stars hated each other with such venom — rumor has it that Crawford was secretly in love with Davis — but no matter what the reason, their conflict was legendary. In one scene, in which Davis’ character had to drag Crawford’s character out of bed, Crawford rigged weights to her dress so that it would be harder for Davis to pull her out.
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Things were very awkward between Josh Hartnett and his action hero co-star on set of their 2003 film.
Harrison Ford & Josh Hartnett, 'Hollywood Homicide'
Ford and Hartnett allegedly fought throughout the entire production of their 2003 drama. Hartnett admitted that the two would barely make eye contact with each other, and bickered throughout their promotional tour.
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Marcia Cross may have played a BFFs of this actress on the set of their ABC dramedy, but things were far pricklier when the cameras stopped rolling.
Teri Hatcher & Marcia Cross, 'Desperate Housewives'
Though Desperate Housewives was about a group of girlfriends, Hatcher wasn’t always a part of the group off-screen. Hatcher’s co-star Eva Longoria described Hatcher as the “loner” of the group. Which makes sense, given the rumors that the rest of the cast didn’t get along with her.
The person whom Hatcher allegedly actively fought the most was Cross. On the set of a Vanity Fair shoot, Cross became angry that Hatcher was front and center. The pair never seemed to get along, and Hatcher’s name was even left off of the “goodbye gift” at the end of the series.
There was nothing particularly gleeful about Naya Rivera’s relationship with her co-star.
Naya Rivera & Lea Michele, 'Glee'
Rumor has it that Rivera and Michele didn’t get along, and that their dislike for each other led to a confrontation on the set of their Fox dramedy. Allegedly, Michele wanted Rivera off the show — and like magic, Rivera was written out in the final two episodes of season five. The rumors escalated when it was revealed that Rivera would not be returning as a series regular in the sixth and final season.
Richard Gere wasn’t much of a “gentleman” to this co-star.
Debra Winger & Richard Gere, 'An Officer and a Gentleman'
Winger and Gere played lovers in the drama, but they didn’t have much love for each other off set. Winger says that she still doesn’t look back on the film fondly, probably because of her “brick wall” co-star Gere.
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This show was all about female friendship, but things weren’t always so friendly between Sarah Jessica Parker and her onscreen best friend.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Kim Cattrall, 'Sex and the City'
Parker and Cattrall played BFFs Carrie and Samantha on the HBO series, but they didn’t always get along in real life. Reports that Cattrall and Parker clashed on the set Sex and the City and the following two films were rampant — particularly after Cattrall learned that Parker made more money than the other cast members. Parker admitted that there was some tension, telling Marie Claire that “sometimes feelings get hurt.”
Things got really tense after Chad Michael Murray and his CW show co-star broke up.
Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush, 'One Tree Hill'
Murray and Bush met on the set of One Tree Hill in 2004, and were married just over a year later. The marriage didn’t last — Murray allegedly cheated on Bush, which culminated in the actress filing for divorce just five months after their wedding. Unfortunately, the young stars had to work together for years after their marriage ended — something Bush admits wasn’t exactly easy to do.
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Things eventually worked out for Ryan Gosling and this co-star, but it took a lot of bickering to get there.
Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams, 'The Notebook'
Patrick Swayze may have played the ultimate romantic in this film, but he didn’t make everyone feel the love.
Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey, 'Dirty Dancing'
Swayze’s autobiography, The Time of My Life, discusses how he didn’t get along with his romantic interest on the 1987 set of Dirty Dancing. Apparently, she was highly “emotional” and prone to “silly moods,” which he deemed unprofessional.
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Jennie Garth admitted that there was some serious tension between her and her TV co-star back in the 90s.
Shannen Doherty & Jennie Garth, 'Beverly Hills, 90210'
Brenda and Kelly were BFFs on Beverly Hills, 90210 (well, until Dylan got between them), but the actresses who played them were often at odds. Garth admits that there were times on set when they wanted to “claw each other’s eyes out.” Fortunately, the actresses seem to have gotten over their high-school drama, and reprised their roles on the 90210 spinoff.
Don’t expect Nicki Minaj to invite her co-judge to lunch anytime soon.
Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey, 'American Idol'
Minaj and Carey joined the judges panel on American Idol in 2013, and quickly got on each other’s nerves. The bitter feud between the co-judges escalated when Minaj called Carey a “bitter, insecure woman” and Carey taunted Minaj for never having a No. 1 single. Carey has since likened her time on American Idol to “working in hell with Satan.” And, uh, Minaj is Satan.
Will Smith’s co-star dissed him for having a big head on the set of their sitcom … and things only got worse from there.
Will Smith & Janet Hubert, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
Remember when Aunt Viv was replaced by another actress? According to the original Aunt Viv, you can blame Smith for the change. Hubert was fired in 1993 and replaced by Daphne Reid, something that Hubert says was all Smith’s doing. Hubert has called Smith an “egomaniac,” and stated that he is the sole reason she would never do a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion.
Russell Crowe disapproved of his co-star’s behavior on the set of their blockbuster.
Russell Crowe & Oliver Reed, 'Gladiator'
Gillian Anderson may have played this guy’s partner for years on TV, but their relationship wasn’t always smooth sailing.
Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny, 'The X-Files'
Charlie Sheen is notorious for feuding with everyone he works with, so no one was particularly surprised to hear how he clashed with a co-star on his FX series.
Charlie Sheen & Selma Blair, 'Anger Management'
Shirley MacLaine played a loving mother in this film, but behind the scenes, she couldn’t stand the actress who portrayed her daughter.
Debra Winger & Shirley MacLaine, 'Terms of Endearment'
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway feuded with this guy after they hosted an awards show together.
Anne Hathaway & James Franco, The Oscars
Franco, who has never met a celebrity he doesn’t want to talk shit about, insulted his 2011 Oscar co-host on Howard Stern’s radio show, calling her a “goody two-shoes” and refusing to defend her when the radio DJ talked about the “Hathahaters.”
It’s hard to imagine the lovable Channing Tatum disliking anyone, but according to reports, he strongly disliked one of his co-stars.
Channing Tatum & Alex Pettyfer, 'Magic Mike'
These two bared it all for Magic Mike, but there was still serious beef. According to Alex Pettyfer’s interview on author Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast, Tatum strongly disliked Pettyfer because of Pettyfer’s alleged “diva” behavior on the Magic Mike set. Things reportedly escalated when Pettyfer rented an apartment from a friend of Tatum’s, only to move out suddenly. Pettyfer takes blame for the conflict, so maybe a reconciliation will be in the works one day.
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The star of this crime drama allegedly had plenty of real-life drama with his onscreen co-star.
Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic, 'Castle'
The Castle couple definitely had their share of bickering onscreen, but at the end of the day, it was all love. Offscreen? Err… maybe not so much. According to a source for Us Weekly, Katic and Fillion “completely despise” one another, going so far as completely ignoring the other when they weren’t filming a scene. Now that Castle won’t be moving forward with a Season 9 — which it reportedly would have done without Katic — there’s nothing tying these two together except reruns.
Ariana Grande may be best known for her voice, but once upon a time, this diva had alleged beef with the star of the show that made the “Problem” singer famous in the first place.
Ariana Grande & Victoria Justice, 'Victorious'
Grande and Justice had their bouts of Twitter fighting when Grande seemingly shaded her Nickelodeon co-star on Twitter for not wanting to do the Victori ous tour. Justice clapped back by expressing her disappointment that Grande would throw her under the bus like that. Later, when Grande mentioned to Seventeen that she was once bullied on set, her fans immediately assumed Justice was behind the catty behavior. Justice cleared up rumors of an all-out brawl on The Meredith Vieira Show, stating that while the two did have their differences, she was not the bully Grande described, and that Grande even texted her apologizing for the way the article was worded.
Rumor has it that this A-lister can’t stand the way her famous co-star talks down to people.
Julia Roberts & Nicole Kidman, 'Secret In Their Eyes'
Just how real these rumors are we’ll never know, but according to The National Enquirer, Roberts strongly disliked the way co-star Kidman would ignore the crew on the set of their 2015 drama Secret In Their Eyes .
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Everyone knows about the infamous feud between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag, but according to reports she wasn’t a huge fan of another one of her Hills co-stars either.
Lauren Conrad & Audrina Patridge, 'The Hills'
Though they seemed like such good pals on The Hills , we all know that the MTV reality show often lacked realness. According to Patridge, the only reason she stayed connected to Conrad was because of the series — when that was over, so was Patridge and Conrad’s friendship. Patridge admitted that there was a “little bit of a falling out” between the women and stated that she hadn’t spoke to Conrad since the end of the show in 2010.
This feud between Jamie Foxx and his co-star got so heated it became physical.
Jamie Foxx & LL Cool J, 'Any Given Sunday'
These two actors-slash-musicians hated one another so much on set of their 1999 football flick that the Miami-Dade County Police reportedly had to get involved to break up one of their brawls. However, years later, the two settled their differences and became pals and collaborators. As Foxx put it: ”When you’re grown, you don’t really have time for all that [beefing]. When you’re young, it’s cool to have your emotions on your chest. But we’re grown now.”
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James Franco didn’t get along with an actor he shared the screen with in one of his lesser known movies.
James Franco & Tyrese Gibson, 'Annapolis'
It was Franco’s method acting that reportedly annoyed co-star Tyrese Gibson. In 2007, Gibson told Elle that working with the Spring Breakers star had its own unique challenges: “I respect Method actors, but he never snapped out of character. Whenever we’d have to get in the ring for boxing scenes, and even during practice, the dude was full-on hitting me.” Later, Gibson told Playboy that he “never wanted to work” with Franco again, and he was sure the actor felt the same way.
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This co-star feud, which occurred between Bette Davis and her ultimate rival, is one for the ages.
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Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, 'What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?'
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford reportedly loathed each other for most of their professional careers, allegedly due to their shared affection for Franchot Tone, Crawford’s second husband, and Davis’ one-time lover. The pair played out their alleged loathing on the big screen in their film What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? a movie appropriately about the toxic and cruel relationship between jealous sisters. Their story will come to life on the small screen in upcoming Ryan Murphy series Feud , which pairs Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon as the dueling stars.
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Was Lindsay Lohan a “mean girl” to this TV actress?
Lindsay Lohan & America Ferrera, 'Ugly Betty'
America Ferrera’s character had to deal with a lot of nastiness at her magazine job, but apparently the Ugly Betty set had to cope with that as well. Rumor has it that Lohan, who was scheduled to guest star on the ABC series for six episodes, reduced her episodes to just four after she clashed with the show’s star. Lohan’s friend insisted that the feud was all Ferrera’s doing, and that the actor made it a point to embarrass Lohan whenever possible on set. That doesn’t sound very Betty-like.