20 Co-Stars Who Didn’t Get Along On Set (& Will Probably Never Work Together Again)

Whenever someone is watching a TV show or movie, it’s always fascinating to see how much chemistry the actors are able to portray on-screen with one another. Their acting skills are so believable that one could assume that they're the best of friends and hang out all of the time when the cameras stop rolling.

Some co-stars do become the best of friends. They are there for each other when they get married, expand their families, and celebrate anniversaries and other milestone events. However, that just isn’t quite the case for some co-stars. Some celebrities who have worked together have had a lot of problems behind the scenes. Many of the on-set issues have caused the former co-stars to no longer speak to one another after they've wrapped up filming, while some have been able to hash out their differences.

For a few co-stars, when the reports of what happened behind the scenes came out, they didn't want to speak about it or flatly denied it. It was only later that they were comfortable enough to air their dirty laundry. 

Here are some co-stars who didn't get along while they were working together, and a few of them who will most likely never work together again.

20 Glee: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele


Naya Rivera and Lea Michele starred alongside one another on FOX’s hit musical drama, Glee during the show’s six-year run. After the series was officially over, fans of the series learned what really went down behind the scenes of the show.

Rivera discussed how her relationship with Michele changed over the years in her book, Sorry Not Sorry, as Refinery29 reports. Rivera's character was written out of the last two episodes in Season 5, and she was no longer a series regular going into the show’s sixth and final season. Rivera said that during Glee’s last season, she and Michele were not on speaking terms.

19 24: Freddie Prinze Jr. And Kiefer Sutherland


During an interview with ABC, Freddie Prinze Jr. opened up about his time working on FOX's drama 24 alongside Kiefer Sutherland. Prinze didn't hold back.

"Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world," he said. "That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."

The actor also stated the difficulties he dealt with while working with Sutherland made him want to quit acting for a brief moment. And interestingly, he did take time off after working on the series.

18 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air: Janet Hubert And Will Smith


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is definitely considered a classic sitcom from the '90s, according to various fans. When the series came back for its fourth season, many fans noticed that Aunt Viv, who was then played by Janet Hubert, was replaced by actress Daphne Maxwell Reid instead. It was later revealed that there was a little drama going on behind the scenes that caused Hubert to be replaced on the show.

According to E! News, the drama started when Hubert found Smith's jokes to the audience before the show disrespectful to her.

17 Fast & Furious: Tyrese Gibson And Dwayne Johnson


Things seemed to be going just fine between Fast and Furious co-stars Tyrese Gibson, and Dwayne Johnson until some interesting news caused their work relationship to take an interesting turn.

In 2017, it was announced that Dwayne Johnson would be getting his very own spinoff Fast and Furious film that followed the life of his character, Luke Hobbs. It would be called Hobbs and Shaw. Due to the production of Johnson's spinoff film, the latest Fast and Furious movie's release had to be pushed back till 2020. Tyrese Gibson blamed Johnson for the delay of the latest Furious installment, as E! News reports, and aired his grievances all over social media, something Johnson didn't take to kindly.

16 Sex And The City: Sarah Jessica Parker And Kim Cattrall


Sex And The City's Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall have had an on-going issue long before the HBO series ended. Once the show was over, their creators decided to release two films based on it. When news hit that a potential third film might be in the works, fans got really excited, until Kim Cattrall revealed she didn't want to work on it.

Sarah Jessica Parker stated that she was disappointed that fans wouldn't get a chance see a third film due to the fact that Cattrall opted out, as Time reported at the time. Then People reported that Cattrall stated Parker could have been a little nicer to her, adding she'd never been friends with the women on the show.

15 Fast & Furious: Dwayne Johnson And Vin Diesel

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Fast & Furious is currently one of the biggest movie franchises to hit the scene. News about a possible clash between two of the Fast & Furious co-stars was revealed when actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson posted a video to his IG in which he calls out some people and issues that occurred while filming The Fate of The Furious, but it was too vague to understand who, exactly, he was naming and shaming, as Cheat Sheet reports.

Then, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Johnson revealed that he and Vin Diesel had had a few differences while on set. In fact, Johnson and Diesel's differences led them to not shooting any of their scenes for the movie together! 

14 Lawless: Tom Hardy And Shia LaBeouf


Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy worked together on the 2012 film, Lawless. While filming was still taking place, Tom and Shia got into a physical altercation. At first, news about the supposed altercation was thought to be a rumour. A report by Cinema Blend then revealed that it had happened and the actors had had to be physically restrained during their argument!

Luckily, they were able to put their differences aside so they could finish filming the movie.

13 Castle: Stana Katic And Nathan Fillion

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Many fans of ABC's drama series Castle were shocked when it was announced that the show would be ending after eight seasons. While Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic played love interests on Castle, the two were far from being friendly to one another when the cameras weren’t rolling. According to a source that spoke with US Weekly, Katic and Fillion really didn't get along. The source said,

“Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion completely despise each other. They will not speak when they are off set." The source added that things got so bad that they had to go to counseling together!

12 American Idol: Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj


Superstars Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj became judges on the singing competition show American Idol during the show's 12th season. There were various reports about a possible feud between the two chart-topping artists before they even appeared on the show, as MTV reports. Then the women were videotaped during an audition round in which they were fighting with, and swearing at, each other.

Viewers could also see the tension between the two judges on the show. Things got so bad, Carey hired extra security to protect herself, the media outlet reports.

11 One Tree Hill: Sophia Bush And Chad Michael Murray


One Tree Hill stars Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray dated for nearly two years before they decided to get married in 2005. Their marriage ended after only five months. Bush attempt to have their marriage annulled altogether, citing fraud as a reason for the break, as Screen Rant reports. Despite their relationship and marriage ending, Bush and Murray still had to awkwardly work alongside one another. Bush told People,

"My job is my job, and my personal life is my personal life, and I keep them separate. It’s my job. It’s not always easy, but it’s my work – it’s what I love and take pride in, and I won’t let that slack because of personal circumstances."

10 Anger Management: Charlie Sheen And Selma Blair


Selma Blair and Charlie sheen starred alongside one another on the FX series Anger Management. During Blair’s duration on the series, she’d often talk to those who worked behind the scenes about Sheen’s unprofessionalism, and also expressed how the cast and crew would often have to wait hours for Sheen to show up on set. Eventually, Selma Blair’s character was written out of the comedy series.

“Selma didn’t trash Charlie on the set,” a source told Radar Online. “Everyone on the show was ticked off at his behavior but no one complained to the producers because they knew he would fire them. But her private comments got back to him and he went off. He demanded she be fired. It’s his show and she was let go.”

9 Charlie's Angels: Bill Murray And Lucy Liu


Bill Murray and Lucy Liu starred together in Charlie's Angels. While filming the movie, there was a rift between the actors that caused an argument while they were shooting a scene. Us Weekly reports Murray told Liu that she couldn't act, which prompted her to become physical with him. They had to be pulled apart.

When it was time for production to begin on the Charlie's Angels sequel, Bill Murray didn’t return to reprise his role of Bosley. He was replaced by comedian Bernie Mac.

8 Magic Mike: Channing Tatum And Alex Pettyfer

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The movie Magic Mike was based on the life of actor Channing Tatum’s life before he made a name for himself in Hollywood. Alex Pettyfer starred alongside Tatum in the film, and according to Us Weekly, the two didn't quite get along that well. While the movie was still in production and filming, there were reports that Channing and Alex had a few arguments on set and behind the scenes. In a later interview after Magic Mike was released, Alex confirmed the beef. He told The Independent,

"Channing Tatum doesn’t like me and for many reasons, many being my own fault.”

It's said that Alex has a reputation for being difficult, but it seems the star insists he's misunderstood, as can be seen from the media outlet's interview with him. Either way, the feud between him and Channing was so strong, he didn't appear in the Magic Mike sequel.

7 The Notebook: Ryan Gosling And Rachel McAdams


Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling might have played headstrong lovers in The Notebook, but that wasn't quite the case while the two actors were filming the movie together. It was reported that Gosling would often complain about McAdams’ acting and behaviour, and even once suggested that the directors hire another actress to play her role, as The Daily Mail reports.

The two eventually worked things out and even briefly dated, but later called off their relationship a few years later.

6 Four Christmases: Vince Vaughn And Reese Witherspoon


Four Christmases was a holiday film starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. They played love interests but weren’t quite lovey-dovey during filming. They had very different views on how they should prepare their scenes. Reese preferred to practice the scenes while Vince wanted to wing them, as News reports. They disliked each other so much, they even cut a romantic scene out of the movie!

Just to add insult to injury, Vince didn’t show up for the film’s press tour, which resulted in Reese having to promote the movie alone.

5 The Oscars: Anne Hathaway And James Franco

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Anne Hathaway and James Franco co-hosted the Academy Awards together back in 2011. The two stars received a lot of backlash after hosting the Oscar awards ceremony simply because it seemed as though Anne was carrying all the hosting duties by herself. During the ceremony, Franco seemed to not be concentrating, leaving Anne to take matters into her own hands. It created a very awkward scenario, for the stars and audiences alike.

Afterwards, James said they'd made up but they hadn't talked in a while, as The Daily Mail reports.

4 Romeo & Juliet: Claire Danes And Leonardo DiCaprio


Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes starred in a '90s remake of the Shakespearian play, Romeo and Juliet. At the time of filming, Leonardo was a young actor who loved having fun on sets and pulling pranks on some of the cast and crew members. After a while, the pranks got to be a bit too much for Claire to handle.

As The Telegraph reports, she was annoyed with his antics, while he thought she was reserved and uptight. They wouldn't speak when the cameras weren't rolling, the site adds.

3 X Files: Gillian Anderson And David Duchovny


The X-Files was a hit sci-fi drama series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who worked on the show for nine years (it was one of the longest running science fiction-related shows). But it wasn't all smooth sailing. They actually got pretty tired of each other. This is what David went on to tell Metro,

"Familiarity breeds contempt. It’s nothing to do with the other person...We used to argue about nothing. We couldn’t stand the sight of each other."

2 Desperate Housewives: Marcia Cross And Teri Hatcher

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Fans of ABC’s Desperate Housewives constantly tuned into the series to see what kind of drama the ladies of Wisteria Lane would have to endure next. Marcia Cross and Teri Hatcher played beloved neighbours on the series, but there was often quite a rift between the two actresses when cameras weren't rolling.

During a promotional photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine, Teri and Marcia had a wardrobe disagreement and Marcia didn't like that Teri was going to be the main star in the cover photo, The Daily Beast reports. 

Talk about drama!

1 90210: Shannen Doherty And Jennie Garth


Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth were used to dealing with the drama their characters faced on their hit '90s drama series Beverly Hills90210, but some of that drama seeped off-camera. In her book, Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde, Jennie opens up about her time working on 90210 and her beef with co-star, Shannen. E! News reports her saying,

"One of the great 90210 legends is that Shannen and I actually came to blows one time. I will tell you that this never happened—although we did come very, very close. We were shooting a scene and Shannen kept grabbing at the hem of my skirt, trying to slap me on the leg—anything to get me to react and break character... I did snap and I yelled at her." Other co-stars had to stop them from getting into a physical fight.


References: People, Time, Rolling Stone, ABC, Cinema Blend, Refinery29, MTV, Screen Rant, Radar Online, Us, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Metro, The Daily Beast, E! News

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