Drama is supposed to be for the screens, but sometimes it happens behind the scenes. Heated chemistry in front of the cameras can cause passionate clashes on the set. Grueling hours and months long film shoots turn some castmates into comrades, but life on location isn’t a love fest.
These celebs hated each other so much it made headlines.
Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren
The pair’s lifelong feud began on the set of 1967’s A Countess From Hong Kong, when Brando complained that Loren’s breath was “worse than a dinosaur’s” due to the Italian food she had eaten. He needled her further during their first on-screen kiss when he told her she had long nose hair.
Harrison Ford and Sean Young
The Blade Runner co-stars played lovers in Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic, but they despised each other so much on set, the movie’s crew called their love scene “the hate scene.”
Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn
During the filming of Four Christmases Witherspoon reportedly hated Vaughn so much she refused to film a sex scene with him. The camera-ready early riser couldn’t stand hard partying, ad-libber Vaughn, who allegedly got revenge by refusing to show up to the film’s premiere.
Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe
The former flames were already over when they began shooting 1959’s Some Like It Hot and their relationship had soured. When asked what it was like to kiss the blonde bombshell on screen, Cutis replied, “It was like kissing Hitler.”
Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep
Hoffman crossed a line with Streep on the first day of 1979’s Kramer vs. Kramer, when he actually slapped her across the face instead of acting it out. “This was my first movie, and it was my first take in my first movie, and he just slapped me,” she recalled. “And you see it in the movie. It was overstepping.”
Betty White and Bea Arthur
The Golden Girls roommates were better actresses then actual friends. In 2011, Betty White said the late Arthur wasn’t “fond” of her. “She found me a pain in the neck sometimes. It was my positive attitude—and that made Bea mad sometimes. Sometimes if I was happy, she’d be furious!”
William Shatner and George Takei
The captain of the USS Enterprise and his crew member had bad blood during Star Trek’s long run. Shatner said that it was “so painfully obvious” that Takei was “so unhappy that he takes it out on me, in effect a total stranger.” In his memoir To The Stars, Mr. Sulu called Kirk self-centered and egotistical.
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze
The young lovers in Dirty Dancing weren’t compatible co-workers. In his memoir, the late actor wrote that he had friction with Grey on-set. “She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her. Other times, she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she’d start laughing.”
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp
The actors’ contempt for one another caused their chemistry to fizzle while shooting 2010’s The Tourist. Depp reportedly thought Jolie was so full of herself that he hid out in his trailer, and she was not pleased he didn’t get into shape for the film.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall
The Sex and the City besties weren’t actually friends in real life. After rumors flew that Cattrall’s diva demands to make the third film caused the shoot to be cancelled, she lashed out at Parker, saying, “I really think she could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is, I never have.”