Celebrity Co-Stars Who Couldn’t Stand Each Other
In the real world, most people don’t always get along with their coworkers – the same is true in Hollywood. Actors and actresses can sometimes really clash on set, which makes it uncomfortable for everyone else. Sometimes they end up working through their differences but, other times, neither side can get past the negativity. We decided to make a list of co-stars who just didn’t get along while they were working together. Some of these people will probably hate each other for the rest of their lives; however, many of them have already moved past it. Here are 7 co-stars who couldn’t stand each other:
7. Teri Hatcher and the Cast of Desperate Housewives
There have been rumors that Teri Hatcher did not get along with her cast mates from “Desperate Housewives” floating around for years. Back in 2005, these rumors were substantiated during a disastrous cover shoot for Vanity Fair. ABC reportedly stipulated to Vanity Fair that Hatcher not be allowed to “steal the shoot.” This meant that she was not to get first shot at wardrobe or be posed in the center of the group. There was no stopping her though. She arrived early and hit the wardrobe first and then proceeded to act like a diva all day, storming off set when Marcia Cross was in the center of one of the shots.
Years later, when the show was wrapping, tensions between Hatcher and the rest of the crew were still present. When the rest of the cast bought the crew a thank you gift, they left her out because none of them got along with her. Ouch!
6. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
Even though they had great on-screen chemistry in “Notebook,” Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams did not get along. According to the director of the film Nick Cassavetes, Gosling had asked him to replace McAdams. “Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not,” Cassavetes told VH1. “Ryan came to me, and there’s 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?’ Then he says, ‘I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.’”
They then went into a room with a producer and had it out. There was screaming and yelling and then everything cooled down. They still continued to fight on set; however, Cassavetes thinks that Gosling developed more respect for McAdams when she stood up for her character.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall
Sarah Jessica Parker has always denied that there was any feud between her and Kim Cattrall. In an interview with Marie Claire back in 2010, she brushed off the idea that they don’t get along. “When you’re on set, you’re working 90-hour weeks, you’re never home, you’re exhausted,” she told the magazine. “There are times when all of us have been sensitive, and sometimes feelings get hurt. But I don’t have any regrets about how I’ve treated people.”
According to Cattrall, Parker was going to be paid more for the “Sex and the City” movies, which caused tension. “I thought the money was shite. I wasn’t set for life and I thought the three of us [the other actresses on the show, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis] should be. But it became just my fight. And that’s [Davis and Nixon’s] choice, I don’t have a problem with people deciding what’s right for them, but it wasn’t right for me and I don’t think that’s a crime, but it became a crime because everyone wanted their Sex And The City. But to me it was about standing up for something I really believe in,” she told The Guardian.
4. Ashley Judd and Jason Patric
Back in 2005, Jason Patric worked with Ashley Judd on the Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” While he was pretty excited about working on the play, he was less than impressed with his leading lady. In an interview with Vulture back in 2011, he dished some details about his experience with Judd and it was not flattering.
“I said I wasn’t coming back to Broadway unless I had more input and creative control. Look, you get to do Tennessee Williams on Broadway every twenty years of your life. And I loved playing the role and I loved the majority of my cast, but I had issues with the producers, I had issues with the director. I loved saying the words and working with most of the people every night. I didn’t like my leading lady. Ashley is just a lazy and arrogant actress. Let’s just leave it at that,” he said.
3. Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair
Charlie Sheen has difficulty getting along with most people. He was fired from “Two and a Half Men” for making derogatory comments about his boss, Chuck Lorre. Even though he has a track record of instability, he was given another sitcom, “Anger Management.” As per usual, Sheen ended up having a serious problem with one of his co-stars. Selma Blaire, who played his therapist on the show, eventually lost patience with the mercurial actor for his lack of professionalism on set. He then told producers that he would quit if they didn’t fire her. Later that same day, Lionsgate Entertainment issued a statement announcing that Blair would not be returning to the show.
According to TMZ, Blair in turn demanded $1.2 million in lost wages for being forced off the show and was prepared to file a retaliation lawsuit against Sheen and the production company Lionsgate. Sheen said that reason that Blair’ dismissal had nothing to do with any conflict between them and was because the audience found her character dull.
2. Blake Lively and Leighton Meester
Blake Lively and Leighton Meester may have played best friends on the hit CW series “Gossip Girl,” but these two were reportedly anything but friends off set. According to the National Enquirer, these two didn’t get along because Meester was jealous of all of the recognition and fame that Lively was receiving. When the blond beauty’s publicist was asked about the reported feud, her comment did nothing to nullify the rumors: “Blake and Leighton have never been best friends and never professed to be. Blake goes to work, does her job, and goes home.”
Meester was the better actress on “Gossip Girl.” Her portrayal of Blaire Waldorf was infinitely more convincing than Lively’s wooden performance as Serena Van der Woodsen. In spite of this, Lively ended up being the show’s breakout star. These two are both total professionals though, as neither one of them has ever admitted to there being any truth to all of the rumors.
1. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson worked together on the hit television series “The X Files.” These two had great chemistry on-screen, which is funny because, according to Duchovny, they didn’t always get along that well. “Familiarity breeds contempt. It’s nothing to do with the other person. All that fades away and you’re just left with the appreciation and love for the people you’ve worked with for so long. We used to argue about nothing. We couldn’t stand the sight of each other,” he told Metro.
These two didn’t let their on-set feud ruin any potential that was there for an enduring friendship. During the same interview, Duchovny said that, even though they don’t see each other very often, Anderson is still like a sister to him. “It had been a number of years but when you spend that much time with someone it doesn’t feel like you’ve been apart. She’s like my sister,” he said.