When people go to the movies to see best friends taking on incredible adventures, or beautiful people sharing a passionate romance, they don’t usually stop to think if the actors and actresses are actually as well matched in person. And they definitely don’t stop to think if the cast absolutely hated sharing the screen – but just managed to hide it. You’d be surprised just how many of your favorite stars, teams, or couples kept their actual feelings behind the scenes, instead of in front of the camera. Here are 10 Movie Casts That Hated Working Together.
The romance between Noah and Allie became a cultural phenomenon, but the actors were a different story. From the moment Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams met, they butted heads, avoiding eachother outside of shooting, and getting on eachother’s nerves throughout the movie’s production. But it’s proof that there’s a thin line between love and hate: the pair eventually wound up dating for years, mirroring the movie couple’s dramatic romance more than planned.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Actors don’t have to hate eachother to have trouble working together, and in the deserts for months upon months, Charlize Theron had a… difficult time getting to know her co-star Tom Hardy. Since he stayed in character between scenes, and she didn’t, the tension only built as the shoot dragged on. Theron has since admitted that Hardy is apparently a great actor to work with most of the time, but this role was a different animal altogether – which means their fight scene probably looks so convincing for a reason.
Any Given Sunday
The movie may be remembered mainly for Al Pacino’s performance, but Oliver Stone’s football drama saw some real-life blows thrown between rapper-turned actor LL Cool J and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. When LL decided to improvise, giving his quarterback, Foxx, some shots to his helmet, he gave him a fist in return, and the two were off to the races. The police were even involved, but the two decided to get back to filming instead of pressing charges.
Romeo + Juliet
The love between Leonardo DiCaprio and his Titanic co-star Kate Winslet is still going strong, but the same can’t be said for his other famous love, the Juliet to his Romeo. Despite being just 17 at the time, Claire Danes couldn’t stomach Leo’s immature energy, joking and breaking character between takes. That meant their romance was even more faked than usual, but you can’t argue with the results.
The Basketball Diaries
They may be blockbuster names these days, but when The Basketball Diaries was made, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg had yet to kick their movie careers into high gear. And after Leo felt that Wahlberg disrespected him at a charity basketball game, he used what little pull he had to try to get him fired. Claiming there was no way he would act in a movie beside “Marky Mark,” he eventually relented, and the two went on to bigger, better, and less angry days.
When actress Jennifer Grey burst onto the scene as ‘Baby,’ it was her changing moods and youthful giggles that won over fans – and irritated her co-star. Patrick Swayze took acting and dancing pretty seriously, and since Dirty Dancing relied on both, Grey’s inability to stay in character, or keep serious apparently strained his patience. He managed to keep it off camera, or at least played it off as the reaction of his character, not his own.
Val Kilmer’s Batman film may be laughed at these days, but at the time, he was just one of several stars in the cast, with Jim Carrey at the height of his popularity playing Riddler opposite Tommy Lee Jones’ Two-Face. But when Carrey sensed some tension from his fellow villain, he found Jones at a restaurant near the set to try to clear the air. Jones wanted none of it, saying to Carrey’s face: “I hate you. I really don’t like you. I cannot sanction your buffoonery.” Carrey didn’t push him any further.
Wesley Snipes has a reputation for a reason, and when he arrived on set, staying in character as a vampire hunter was just the beginning. Only appearing on set for close-ups, telling his director to quit, and even choking him before he brought in bikers for security united the film’s crew against him. But there was a plus side: his absence gave Ryan Reynolds a bigger role, specifically telling jokes to play off of the deadpan close-up shots that Snipes had filmed separately.
The Expendables 2
Sylvester Stallone’s team-up franchise gave a ton of aging action stars another adventure, but judging by Bruce Willis’ low energy and refusal to say his famous Die Hard catchphrase, he wasn’t in it for the fun. Stallone confirmed that was the case when Willis demanded $4 million to appear in the sequel – filming for less than a week, and Stallone took his feelings to Twitter. The pair eventually made up, but his words of advice – GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE – will live forever.
You would think that actors Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker would have formed a bond squished inside the droid bodies of C2PO and R2D2, but the truth is, the two hated eachother during production, and haven’t changed since. Over the years, Baker has accused Daniels of avoiding most of the movie’s cast and fan base, and dismissing him as an actor and little person, while Daniels mainly ignores it, but has voiced his opinion that despite Baker’s performance operating R2, it might as well have been a bucket. Who knew?