4 on-screen couples who didn’t get along behind the scenes
Despite their on-screen chemistry, not all movie stars get along well on set. Here are four examples of co-stars who hated each other.
Shirley MacLaine & Anthony Hopkins in A Change of Seasons
This pair had an explosive personality clash on the set of their 1980 film. When asked what it was like to work with MacLaine, Hopkins revealed, “she was the most obnoxious actor I have ever worked with.”
Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing
Say it isn’t so – this on-screen pairing is legendary. But according to Swayze’s 2009 autobiography, Grey frustrated him on set by slipping “into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she’d start laughing.”
Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams in The Notebook
Though they went on to have an off-screen romance, this iconic film pair hated each other while filming The Notebook. According to director Nick Cassavetes, Gosling once refused to do a scene with McAdams, asking him to remove her from the set and bring a different actor in to read off camera.
Claire Danes & Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet
Despite wonderful on-screen chemistry, this Romeo and Juliet were not star-crossed in any way. Danes reportedly labelled DiCaprio “very immature”, while he found her to be stand-offish and haughty. Danes was offered a role starring opposite DiCaprio in J. Edgar, but she turned it down.
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