Whatever magic is usually happening on the screen, it does not always translate well to the real-life relationships between the actors. Some of our beloved movies and TV shows had the most unexpected behind-the-scenes drama. But hey, at least they kept their cool and finished shooting before tearing each other apart.
Here are 7 actors who were sick and tired of their co-stars.
1. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio – Romeo + Juliet
Even though Claire and Leo played the most iconic lovers ever (Romeo and Juliet), they hated each others’ guts, because Claire didn’t like Leo’s bashful nature. He liked pranking the cast and crew. I see nothing wrong with that.
2. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny – The X-Files
Nobody really knows when Mulder and Scully’s feud started and why, but at some point they couldn’t keep their hatred towards each other inside. In 2008 David said that familiarity was the root of the problem, and that they couldn’t stand each other. Well, whatever the reason was, it seems like they went back to being friends when Fox announced the 2016 X-Files reboot/sequel.
3. Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth – Beverly Hills, 90210
The way that Doherty and Garth became known to the world was through the one of the definitive shows of the 1990s Beverly Hills, 90210. Playing the best friends in the show, girls often had fights on the set. They literally hated each other. “I don’t know why it is, but there is a universal truth that when you put three teenage girls together, some serious s**t is going to go down…Poor Tori, the youngest of the three of us was, inevitably, often caught in the middle and she was always trying to smooth things over, trying to get Shan and me off each other’s backs and get along, but her efforts usually failed.“, Garth wrote in her book “Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde”.
4. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
Apparently, one of the best movies of 2015 also had a nasty BTS drama involving two main actors Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. It was mainly due to driving in the same truck for months. Charlize said that it was like a family road trip… a trip into nothingness for hours on end. And even though they both drove each other crazy, after the movie wrapped up, Tom left her a nice little note saying: “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f***ing awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy”. D’aaaw!
5. Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf – Lawless
After LeBeouf found some moonshine during the filming of Lawless, he somehow got into a fight with Hardy, and actually managed to knocked him out cold, as Tom later said himself. Shia denied the involvement of alcohol and simply stated that he was just playing Tom’s brother, including the physical teasing and such.
6. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland – 24
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer might be as close to serialized Mission Impossible as we’ll ever get, but that doesn’t mean there was no tension behind the scenes. Freddie Prinze Jr., for example, hated Kiefer with a burning passion, all because Kiefer was quite unprofessional. You see Prinze Jr. was 6 feet tall, while Keifer was basically a dwarf (5’4”), so Freddie had to take his shoes off to appear shorter every time they were in the same shot.
7. The Rock and Vin Diesel – The Fate of the Furious
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the most positive dudes alive, surprised even his most devoted fans when in April 2017 he shared some info on the social media concerning the work ethics of his “The Fate of the Furious” co-stars, namely Vin Diesel. Quoting Dwayne himself: “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s**t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses.” You tell him, Big Pebble!