10 Iconic Co-Stars Who Looked Like Soulmates on Screen but Couldn’t Stand Each Other in Real Life

Many people admire actors and actresses for their ability to convincingly portray various emotions on screen. However, it can be quite surprising to learn that conflicts sometimes exist between co-workers who appear as iconic couples or the closest of friends. In this article, we’ll explore some actor duos who didn’t get along and the origins of their past disputes.

1. Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere

According to musician Elton John, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere were about to come to blows over the attention that Princess Diana devoted to Gere in a meeting that took place in 1981. However, their feud may have come from much earlier, when both actors teamed up to shoot the 1974 movie The Lords of Flatbush. Stallone is said to have felt an immediate dislike for Gere as he walked into the set, and in the following days, certain attitudes annoyed Stallone greatly.

2. Naya Rivera and Lea Michele

Both actors were cast members of Glee, but it seems that they did not get along very well. And their enmity increased when the character of Santana started gaining more prominence on the screen. However, Michele denied the rumors that they were fighting on set, and Rivera said she had no contact with her co-star.

3. Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale

Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale shared the screen in the movie High School Musical. However, they stated that they did not get along in those times and that, after the last few years, they could finally talk openly about it. “We hated each other,” Tisdale said in a video where she sang together with Grabeel their hit “What I’ve been looking For.”

4. Will Smith and Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert used to play Will Smith’s aunt on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but is believed to have withdrawn from the show in 1993 due to a behind-the-scenes dispute between the two actors. According to Hubert, Smith is an egomaniac, and for his part, Smith thinks that she perceives him as the bad guy. However, other sources state that the actress has tried to fix all misunderstandings and for Smith to retract many of the things he said about her in the past.

5. Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev

Although they are now friends, in the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev had their spats behind the scenes. According to the actor, they got on their nerves every time they were filming. But they managed to work together over time and support each other to carry out the project.

6. Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson

Vin Diesel is rumored to have published a post on his Instagram, which has since been deleted, where he criticized his male co-stars in the Fast & Furious saga. Later, a rumor spread that the actor was only referring to Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, and that the two got along quite badly. The actress Michelle Rodríguez stated that there was tension between the men on the set, but that she saw it like normal disputes between friends who work under a lot of pressure.

7. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon

Robert Pattinson caught a cold right when they had to film the kiss scene in the movie Water for Elephants. This made the experience unpleasant for both him and Reese Witherspoon. As she dealt with his wet nose, an uncomfortable Pattinson felt, for his part, as if he was using the actress’s wig as a handkerchief.

8. Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi

At a certain point in the series The Good Wife, actresses Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi stopped appearing together in the same scenes due to a dispute that arose between them. It was even thought that this was the reason why Panjabi had left the show. We hope that one day this wonderful duo will share the screen again.

9. Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith

This is a case where a director and an actor had their differences on set. Kevin Smith said in an interview that while shooting the movie Cop Out, Bruce Willis behaved as if he didn’t want to be there. For the director, it was an uncomfortable situation, since it was the first time he’d dealt with someone who showed little willingness to follow directions.

10. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

The Notebook’s iconic couple had such great on-screen chemistry that no one would have believed they didn’t get along. When they started filming, both Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams couldn’t even look at each other and hated their partner’s attitudes. Gosling even told the director how difficult it was for him to work with his co-star.