Sometimes, it’s hard to get along with people you don’t like…particularly if you have to be around those people constantly at work. Even celebrities sometimes have to act one way on-screen while they may feel another way about a person off the set. Here are 15 celebrity co-stars who hated each other.
1. Naya Rivera and Lea Michele “Glee”
Rumor has it that Rivera and Michele didn’t get along on set, 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 of 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 of Glee.
2. Lucy Liu and Bill Murray “Charlie’s Angels”
Murray allegedly provoked Liu on the set of Charlie’s Angels by saying that she couldn’t act. Murray was replaced with Bernie Mac for the sequel… much to Liu’s delight.
3. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio “Romeo and Juliet”
Danes and DiCaprio played the star-crossed lovers in the modern adaptation, 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.
4. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte “I Love Trouble”
Nolte and Roberts played love interests on-screen but couldn’t stand each other in real life, preferring to play off of stand-ins than one another. Roberts allegedly hated Nolte’s “machismo” and insulted her co-star at every chance she could.
5. Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy “Lawless”
LaBeouf and Hardy actually came to blows on the set of their bootlegger drama. Hardy told the press that LaBeouf knocked him out behind the scenes. LaBeouf insists that it was all part of the “brotherly bond” they shared on set.
6. Harrison Ford and 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.
7. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall “Sex and the City”
Parker and Cattrall played BFFs Carrie and Samantha on the HBO drama, but they didn’t always get along in real life. Reports that Cattrall and Parker clashed on the set of their TV show 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.
8. Chad Michael Murray and 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.
9. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams “The Notebook”
It might be one of the most romantic movies of all time, but director Nick Cassavetes spilled the details about the relationship between the real-life Noah and Allie. According to the director, Gosling and McAdams — who would go on to have a romantic relationship — hated each other on set and fought constantly.
10. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray “Dirty Dancing”
Swayze’s autobiography The Time of My Life discusses how the star didn’t get along with his romantic interest on the 1987 set of Dirty Dancing because she was highly “emotional” and prone to “silly moods” that he deemed unprofessional.
11. Nicki Minaj and 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.”
12. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson “The X-files”
Duchovny admitted in 2008 that there were times on the set of their sci-fi series where the co-stars “couldn’t stand” one another. He chocked it up to familiarity breeding contempt and said that Anderson is now “like a sister.”
13. Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair “Anger Management”
According to reports, Sheen got Blair fired from the FX comedy after hearing that she was complaining about his work ethic. Sheen allegedly sent Blair an explicit text which told her that she was fired from the show.
14. James Franco and Anne Hathaway “The Oscars”
Franco, who has never met a celebrity he doesn’t want to talk badly 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.”
15.Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross “Desperate Housewives”
Hatcher allegedly actively fought with her co-star Cross, who, on the set of a Vanity Fair shoot, 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.