Hate is a strong word, but there are some celebrities who bring out the worst in people. And then there are those who bring out the worst in their co-stars. While it would be nice if everyone in Hollywood got along, that’s simply not the case. In fact, rumour has it that these movie couples that seemed to like each other while the camera was rolling actually couldn’t stand each other when it stopped. Yes, their acting abilities are THAT good.
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Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Of the tumultuous relationship with her Mad Max co-star Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron told the Wall Street Journal in 2016: "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.”
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Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson, ‘Vacancy’
It’s rumored that Kate Beckinsale had a hard time overlooking what she considered to be Wilson’s “diva behavior” on set, citing his party boy ways as one the things that annoyed her the most while the two worked on 2017’s Vacancy.
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Jennifer Aniston and Jay Mohr, ‘Picture Perfect’
In a 2010 interview with Elle, actor Jay Mohr took a not-so-subtle jab at Picture Perfect co-star Jennifer Aniston. Though he refused to confirm he was talking about her, he said: “Being on the set of a movie where the leading woman was unhappy with my presence and made it clear from day one … I somehow snaked into the leading role. The actress said, 'No way! You've got to be kidding me!' Loudly. Between takes. To other actors on set. I would literally go to my mom's house and cry.”
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Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren, ‘A Countess from Hong Kong’
There was no love lost between Sophia Loren and Marlon Brando; and Loren felt strongly enough about it to put it in print. In her autobiography, the actress calls out former co-star Brando for allegedly groping her on the set of their 1967 film. According to Loren, though she made it very clear he should keep his hands to himself – which she says, he did – it was a tense working environment from thereon out.
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Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, ‘The Tourist’
While their on-screen role called for romance, there apparently was none of that once the cameras turned off between Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Both A-list actors, each apparently had their own opinion of the other: Depp feeling Jolie was a snob and Jolie feeling Deep was a bit of a hot mess. Not surprisingly, the pair clashed all through filming the 2010 film.
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Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, ‘Castle’
After eight seasons working together in the roles of Detective Kate Becket (played by Stana Katic) and mystery novelist Rick Castle (played by Nathan Fillion), you’d think these two would have a serious bond between them. Not the case, as it’s long been reported that, despite the serious chemistry they seem to have on-screen, these two could not stand one another off-screen. There’s been speculation that Katic’s hatred of Fillion was the catalyst for her departure and the subsequent cancellation of the show. However, to their credit, neither has ever gone on record to address the “feud." Hey, at least they kept it classy!
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Jason Alexander and Heidi Swedberg, ‘Seinfeld’
Jason Alexander made headlines when he was a guest on The Howard Stern Show in 2015 and revealed that he was behind the actress Heidi Swedberg (his once-fiancée on Seinfeld) being written off the show in one of the biggest surprise deaths of the whole series. He told Stern he was unable to play off of her acting style, a sentiment he claimed the rest of his famous cast also shared; and due to that, her character was killed off. After that interview, obviously feeling some guilt for his comments, Jason Alexander put an apology on the record, saying (of Swedberg): “She was generous and gracious and I am so mad at myself for retelling this story in any way that would diminish her.”
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Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, ‘The Big Bang Theory’
On the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory, the will-they or won’t-they romance between Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) was one of the first great storylines on the show. Proving that life often imitates art, Galecki and Cuoco dated off-screen, but the two fizzled out fast and Cucoco moved on. Making a point of showcasing her new relationship at every opportunity, some suggest that a rift developed between her and her former flame. Though the cast seems tight on-screen, things seem to be anything but once the cameras shut off.
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Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Romeo + Juliet’
Danes is all business when it comes to work, while DiCaprio likes to goof off. They were never going to mesh but, hey, at least we bought what they were selling.
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Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts, ‘I Love Trouble’
After filming wrapped, she called him "completely disgusting" while he described her as "not a nice person, everyone knows that." Well, then. No love lost here.
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Debra Winger and Richard Gere, ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’
The two may have played lovers but, whenever possible, Gere and Winger avoided each other on the set, with Debra describing talking to Richard akin to talking to "a brick wall." Awkward much?
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Shannen Doherty and Jason Lee, ‘Mallrats’
Lee was apparently barely able to hide his disdain for Doherty and the two had zero chemistry. That being said, both actors would return for the sequel, so guess 21 years can change the way you feel about a person.
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Harrison Ford and Sean Young, ‘Blade Runner’
Unlike Han and Leia, Deckard and Rachael did not like each other, so much so that the film crew apparently dubbed their love scene "the hate scene." Yikes.
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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, ‘The Notebook’
Their characters' on-screen fighting wasn't tough to portray since Gosling and McAdams apparently couldn't stand each other and feuded on set. But whatever happened on the set of The Notebook stayed on the set of The Notebook, since the two dated for two years once filming wrapped.
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Pierce Brosnan and Teri Hatcher, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’
Hatcher's constant disregard for time put Brosnan in a foul mood. Totally understandable that he apparently once told Italy's Vanity Fair that the "let slip a few words which weren't very nice" but turns out Teri was pregnant and her morning sickness impacted her punctuality.
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Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, ‘Four Christmases’
Reese is all about sticking with the script, but Vince has a tendency to improvise. This was never going to work.
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Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, ‘Dirty Dancing’
In the late actor's memoirs, Swayze called Grey silly and immature, writing, "She'd slip into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over. She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her." Whatever differences they had were set aside and they made up after.
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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, ‘X-Files’
They've clearly overcome the times when they "couldn't stand" each other as the X-Files lives on, but it's amazing that they managed to work together all those seasons with their complicated relationship.
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Anthony Hopkins and Shirley MacLaine, ‘A Change of Seasons’
The acting legends may have co-starred in one movie together, but Hopkins wasn't a fan of MacLaine's, allegedly calling her "the most obnoxious actress" he's ever worked with. Yikes.
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Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair, ‘Anger Management’
Blair called Sheen a "menace" to work with, but since he was the star (and considering the temperament of said star), that didn't fly. He threatened to quit if they refused to fire her and soon after, Blair was let go. No love lost, but pretty sure Selma benefited from that departure.
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Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray, ‘One Tree Hill’
The two met during Season 1, got hitched two years later, but five months into the marriage, they broke up. Sadly for Sophia, she had to continue working with him for four more years. Of this time, Bush has said “People can call it whatever they want. They can say it’s strength, they can say it’s pride, they can say it’s professionalism. You can put a positive or a negative skew on it.”
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Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis, ‘Some Like It Hot’
The actors, according to Curtis' memoir, were lovers when they began filming, but Curtis alleged that at some point, Monroe became crazy and described kissing her like "kissing Hitler."
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Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’
He might seem sweet, but during filming, Hoffman was apparently very difficult. From actually slapping his Oscar-winning co-star and taunting her about her recently deceased lover, Dustin takes the prize for biggest dirtbag.
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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, ‘The Vampire Diaries’
While The Vampire Diaries was on air, co-stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder dated for three years. In case you didn't watch the series, the pair also played a couple on the show. So you can imagine how awkward it was when they went through a real-life breakup. Rumours around the split that it sure wasn't a pretty one. Of course, Dobrev eventually moved on from the series — doing interviews claiming the two kept it professional and friendly. Ah, the risks that come from dating your coworkers though — right?
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Bill Murray and Lucy Liu, ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Though these two didn't play an actual couple in Charlie's Angels, you still wouldn't know that behind the light and funny, tension and awkward blazed bright. Bill Murray and Lucy Liu clashed so hard in the first film, he refused to come back for the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. To be fair, it's said the two have made up — but not enough to have another go on set.
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