There’s no business like show business and it is a business of collaborations. Once on a project the team practically lives together for that entire time being and in order for this relationship to work, everybody needs to get along just fine. But this is not the case with every working relationship. There have been famous examples of TV stars who could not simply stand one another but still made it work despite their differences. Here are some examples.
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey – Dirty Dancing
Having worked together in ‘Red Dawn’, the “Dirty Dancing stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey were apparently not in good terms with each other right through ‘Dirty Dancing’ as well. Swayze reveals in his autobiography that Grey was a little difficult to work with and that she burst into tears if someone criticizes her.
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling – The Notebook
One of the most romantic films ever shot, ‘The Notebook’ leading lady Rachel McAdams and her costar Ryan Gosling have been known to scream and shout at each other on the set, according to director, Nicholas Cassavetes. However at the end of it all they ended up dating for 3 years, so something must have been right.
Pierce Brosnan and Teri Hatcher – Tomorrow never dies
Even Agent 007 can’t always capture the ladies’ hearts. Likewise, Pierce Brosnan is known to not have gotten along with his costar Teri Hatcher on the set of ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’. Teri was pregnant and had been suffering from morning sickness and Peirce Brosnan hasn’t always been very understanding.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes – Romeo and Juliet
According to rumours, the tragic lovers weren’t exactly “in love” on the set of ‘Romeo and Juliet”. Apparently, Claire found her older co-star immature and was fed up with his pranks while Leonardo in his turn thought Claire to be annoyingly uptight.
Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe – Some Like It Hot
Apparently, some don’t. Tony Curtis has been reported saying that kissing Marilyn Monroe on the set of ‘Some like it hot’ was like kissing Hitler. Curtis claims that Monroe was sticking her tongue down his throat purposely and that he was almost chocking on the set. The couple is known to have dated prior to the shooting but things obviously have not worked out too well for either of them.
Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn – Four Christmases
Witherspoon is well rehearsed, Vaughn is more spontaneous – you do the math. The acting styles of methodical Witherspoon and the more random Vaughn did not match at all and the fact that Vaughn used to come in 5 minutes before the shooting apparently drove Witherspoon entirely bonkers.
Richard Gere and Debra Winger – ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’
This is an entirely different case altogether and has more to do with Debra Winger than anyone else. She reportly hated working on the film, called the director Taylor Hackford an animal and compared Richard Gere to a brick wall.
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte – I Love Trouble
This is a feud that went on forever that the two actors were even required to shoot separately. Julia Robers called Nick Nolte “entirely disgusting”. Nick Nolte in turn has stated “She’s not a nice person. Everybody knows that”.