Some of the best movies and shows star people that despise each other. Somehow these actors made it work. Or did they? You be the boss. Check out these eight onscreen couples who didn’t like each other in real life.
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling – The Notebook
Impossibly hot couple make movie that people think is the most heartbreakingly romantic of all time, but fight all the way through it. Then they realize they’re actually in love after all. According to director Nick Cassavetes, the pair shouted and screamed at each other and “were really not getting along” to the point that Gosling asked for a different actress to read McAdams’ lines off camera for him to react to. After that though, they ended up dating for three years.
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
The movie Mad Max: Fury Road was shot in very harsh conditions: desert, heat, and complete isolation. In one of her interviews, Theron revealed that she and Hardy “really drove each other crazy during the shoot.“ However, the actors left the set on good terms thanks to Tom Hardy’s gift to Charlize: a self-portrait with an inscription that says ”You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also freaking awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.”
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze – Dirty Dancing
Turns out Jennifer didn’t in fact have the time of her life on this shoot. According to Swayze in his memoir, “she’d slip into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over… We did have a few moments of friction… She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her.” It’s not like she was actually 17 either (the age of her character Baby) – Grey was then 26 and Swayze was 34. Perhaps she was upset because someone put in her in a corner?
William Baldwin and Sharon Stone – Sliver
From the very beginning, Sharon Stone didn’t want William Baldwin to star in Sliver with her and called him asexual. Thus, conflict between these two became inevitable. They demanded their scenes be filmed separately, and their famous love scene was dubbed the “hate scene.”
Pierce Brosnan and Teri Hatcher – Tomorrow Never Dies
Teri Hatcher used to keep Brosnan waiting for hours on the set of Tomorrow Never Dies. Brosnan soon ran out of patience, and even the news of Hatcher’s pregnancy and her morning sickness didn’t change the actor’s attitude toward the beautiful actress: their relationship was spoiled once and for all.
Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep – Kramer vs. Kramer
Meryl Streep persuaded the director of the movie Kramer vs. Kramer to make changes to her character, Joanna. She even rewrote some parts of the script herself. Hoffman got extremely irritated by this improvisation. However, the film greatly benefited from the struggle of these two talented actors, winning five Academy Awards.
Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts – I Love Trouble
It actually feels quite strange that there was ever a world in which Nolte would be a romantic lead to Roberts but that, we suppose, is what happens when leading ladies have to be so much younger than their male partners. Anyhow, the two did not like each other, with Roberts saying to The New York Times that Nolte was “charming and nice – he’s also completely disgusting.” Nolte retaliated: “It’s not nice to call someone ‘disgusting’. But she’s not a nice person. Everyone knows that.”
Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis – Some Like It Hot
Curtis reportedly said kissing her was “like kissing Hitler” (though he was probably joking – also, how does he know what kissing Hitler was like?), and claimed “she’d gone funny, her mind was all over the place” during the shoot. Though he might have been a bit biased – in a kind of anti-Notebook turn of events, the two had previously been lovers, and there’s nothing worse than having to work with your ex day in, day out.
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