Call us naive, but there was a time when we genuinely thought that all Hollywood co-stars were like BFFs. Perhaps it was the strong on-screen chemistry or the fact that they always had sunny smiles at their promotional events, but we always assumed that their public demeanor was actually a direct reflection of their relationship behind the scenes. We even daydreamed about hanging with the cast of our favorite films and TV shows for this very reason. So as you can imagine, we were in for a rude awakening when we caught wind of celebrity interviews that revealed the opposite to be true.
While some actors have managed to move past these hurdles, others have been pretty outspoken about clashing with co-stars to the point where they refuse to work with them again. Although quite a few haven't explicitly stated those words, it was definitely implied when they spoke up about the drama that took place on set. From conflicting personalities to offensive remarks, see what caused such a career-altering rift between two Hollywood stars...
Remember when Freddie played Cole Ortiz in season eight of 24? Well, he once revealed during a Q&A that working with Kiefer was so bad that he wanted to quit acting altogether. The actor said: "I did 24, it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash. I’d say it to his face. I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that." Yikes... Although Keifer expressed that he didn't have any issues with Freddie, it's safe to say that Freddie wouldn't want to work with Kiefer a second time.
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Although Jim has nothing against his Batman Forver co-star, Tommy seems to have a deep hatred for Jim and didn't enjoy working with him at all. Regarding one of his exchanges with Tommy, Jim explained: "I went over and I said, 'Hey Tommy, how are you doing?' and the blood just drained from his face. And he got up shaking — he must have been in mid-kill-me-fantasy or something like that. And he went to hug me and he said, 'I hate you. I really don't like you.' And I said, 'What's the problem?' and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn't smart. And he said, 'I cannot sanction your buffoonery." Um, YIKES. Sounds like they won't be sharing the screen again.
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Nick and Julia were so turned off by each other that they couldn't bear to film their scenes together in I Love Trouble. Instead, the director had to use look-alike stand-ins to make it appear as if the two were in love. Nick later revealed that he felt he sold his soul to do this film, which made him super tense during the filming process. And Julia once mentioned that while Nick can be "charming and nice, he’s also completely disgusting." Nick, who couldn't just let that slide, then claimed that she's "not a nice person." Yeah, they're definitely not working together again.
Remember when Paris Hilton hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2005? Well, according to Tina, she was a total nightmare who was "unbelievably dumb" and "so proud of how dumb she is." The comedian pulled no punches when it came to her experience working with Paris that day. She said: "She was awful. People never come in and say 'I'm not doing that.' So, this guy Jim Downey wrote a really really funny sketch, it was supposed to be Lorne Michaels just finding out that she had a sex tape and telling her she couldn't host the show because SNL has standards... So she was like 'I'm not doing it!' and refused to come out of her dressing room. Also, you would walk down the hall and find what just looked like nasty wads of Barbie hair on the stairs... Her hair is like a Fraggle."
Things got pretty heated between these two during the filming process of Annapolis because, at the time, James had embraced method acting. When he practiced his fight scenes with Tyrese, he threw real punches instead of staging them and Tyrese asked him to "lighten up." But he never did... and as a result, the two actually got into a real fight. Tyrese said: "I didn't get along with James Franco... We fought. We actually got in a full-on fight. It was a situation. They had to shut down production for a whole day. That sh*t was crazy."
So understandably, Tyrese has no intention of reuniting with the actor. He mentioned: "I never want to work with him again, and I’m sure he feels the same way. It felt very personal."
Lindsay was originally slated to appear in six episodes of Ugly Betty, but then it got cut to four because of some off-screen drama (or rather, because Lindsay was way too difficult to work with). According to a source from the show's production team, she caused way more trouble than she was worth. They said: "It was a mess. Lindsay would show up every day with an entourage of people. She smoked 24/7, and after she left, they had to repaint her dressing room it was such a mess... [Lindsay] would obsessively cut pictures of herself out of the tabloids like she was creating some sort of scrapbook and refused to go on set until America was there - it was a power play."
According to a source close to Lindsay, though, it was apparently all America's fault. They said: "America was mean to Lindsay. Producers give her too much power. Lindsay didn’t do the last two episodes because America didn’t like her and got her kicked off." Oy vey...
Fans were quick to blame Kim Cattrall for the cancellation of a third Sex and the City film. But what they didn't understand was that Sarah Jessica Parker allegedly treated her horribly and then set her up to be villainized for choosing not to do another sequel. Kim reluctantly agreed to do the first two movies, but after that, she'd grown so uncomfortable that she refused to continue working with Sarah.
As a clear reminder to SJP, who apparently tried to play BFF after Kim lost her brother last year, Kim wrote on Instagram: "My Mom asked me today 'When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?' Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona." Me-yow.
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Filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith seemed to be on good terms with Bruce Willis after they worked together on their first film, Live Free or Die Hard. However, that all changed when they reunited for the buddy cop action-comedy Cop Out in 2009. In his memoir, Kevin wrote: "He turned out to be the unhappiest, most bitter, and meanest emo-bitch I've ever met at any job I've held down. And mind you, I've worked at Domino's Pizza." We'd say this loosely translates to: "There's no way in hell I'm ever working with that guy again."
To put it lightly, these two A-listers, who were set to costar in Orphans, were not fond of each other. Shia got pretty annoyed at the fact that Alec failed to memorize all of his lines, which made rehearsals a bit more challenging and actually caused him to lash out. Alec said: "[Shia] attacked me in front of everyone. He said, 'You're slowing me down, and you don't know your lines. And if you don't say your lines, I'm just going to keep saying my lines.' We all sat, frozen. I snorted a bit, and, turning to him in front of the whole cast, I asked, 'If I don't say my words fast enough, you're going to just say your next line?' I said. 'You realize the lines are written in a certain order?' He just glared at me."
A part of us gets why the Transformers actor was annoyed, but attacking Alec definitely wasn't the way to go. Alec offered to quit his role because of this, but the director actually stopped him and decided to fire Shia instead. Talk about awkward...
When Aunt Viv suddenly changed faces on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, little did we know that it was because Janet Hubert and Will Smith couldn't get along. During a Q&A event, Alfonso Ribiero noted that "she went nuts" and that there were days where she'd "literally go off on people" while on set, making it really hard for everyone to work. After the actress got fired, Will also said: "I can say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show... She's mad now but she's been mad all along. She said once, 'I've been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.'"
Janet didn't have kind words to say about Will either, and judging by her most recent rant about Will on YouTube, she's still got a bone to pick with him.
We knew them as tight-knit sisters on Charmed, but they weren't as close behind the scenes. In fact, the tension between them was so high that they barely talked to each other. Alyssa said: "There were times when I'd come in and say, 'Good morning, Shannen,' and she didn't say anything to me. And there were times when she'd come in and say, 'Good morning, Alyssa,' and I wouldn't say anything to her."
The studio went as far as getting a mediator to try to intervene, but even that didn't help. So unfortunately, Shannen's character got killed of by the third season. On a brighter note, the two actresses have since reconciled, but they're not exactly jumping at the opportunity to reunite on screen.
They only ever appeared in the film She's the One, which apparently was such a bad experience for Jennifer that she refuses to work with Leslie again. However, she feels differently about Leslie's husband, Judd Apatow, and has even revealed that she really wants to work with him at some point. But she's never actually done so because if his tendency to cast his wife in all of his films. A source close to Jennifer claimed that this was a "stumbling block" and even referred to Leslie as Judd's "wife from hell." It doesn't look like this will change any time soon.
These two have been in a bitter feud for what feels like forever, and it all began when they co-starred in Star Trek. According to George, William was pretty self-centered and he even pretended not to know him on set. George said: "It’s difficult working with someone who is not a team player. The rest of the cast all understand what makes a scene work - it’s everybody contributing to it. But Bill is a wonderful actor, and he knows it, and he likes to have the camera on him all the time." According to William, though, George was the one who made him feel like an outsider - especially since he never got an invitation to George's wedding. We doubt these two would want to work together again.
In the first Charlie's Angels, Bill played John Bosley, but then he got replaced by the late Bernie Mac in the following sequels. As for why the sudden switch happened, Bill insulted Lucy by judging her acting skills in front of everyone. He apparently interrupted the actress during one of her scenes to point out that she was the least talented of the group. He said: "I get why you're here, and you've got talent... but what in the hell are you doing here? You can't act!" Things got so bad between the two that they actually got into a fight on the set, so by the second film, Bill had to go.
When Selma Blair stopped appearing on Anger Management, Charlie Sheen claimed that the actress was never fired from the show, but simply written off because her character was no longer needed. But according to one source, Selma allegedly preferred to leave because there was actually too much drama on the set. They said: "[Selma] really had no problem leaving after Charlie flew off the handle and seems to be at peace to be off the show. It would have been much harder to stay." It's not that surprising, seeing as how it's a well-known fact that Charlie isn't the easiest person to work with...
While on the set of The Lords of Flatbush, Richard actually managed to tick Sylvester off the point where things got physical. It happened when both actors were taking a lunch break during rehearsals, in the backseat of a Toyota. Sylvester explained: "I was eating a hotdog and he climbs in with a half a chicken covered in mustard with grease nearly dripping out of the aluminum wrapper. I said, 'That thing is going to drip all over the place.' He said, 'Don’t worry about it.' I said, 'If it gets on my pants you’re gonna know about it.' He proceeds to bite into the chicken and a small, greasy river of mustard lands on my thigh. I elbowed him in the side of the head and basically pushed him out of the car." Sounds like something Rocky would do, no?
It all began with one scathing Instagram post by The Rock, which referred to an unnamed Fast and Furious co-star as a "chicken sh*t" and "candy ass." Fans were understandably confused about who he was talking about, but as some time went by and he shared a lengthy thank you post to Instagram without including Vin Diesel, fans were quick to catch on. In The Fate Of The Furious, the co-stars didn't film a single scene together, though shared scenes between the two were expertly edited together. Dwayne explained: "What I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not." We're gonna go out on a limb and say they'd rather not.
If you've been hoping to see the happily married couple pair up for a new project - sorry to burst your bubble, but that will never become a reality. According to Mila, it would be way too weird. She said: "I can’t look at him and not be like ‘What are you doing?’...no it’s weird. In a scene with him, I was like 'Oh I see you acting.' Like I can catch it... and he looked at me and was like ‘What’s that face you make?’ and I was like 'We can’t do this.' We can’t be together in a scene." To be fair, it's understandable, but it's still such a bummer.
The last film that Priyanka and Salman worked on together was Salaam-e-Ishq, which was released in 2007. They made such a great team that Priyanka was offered two additional opportunities to star alongside Salman, but the actress turned down both roles, creating an 11-year gap since the two collaborated. Things seemed to look up when the Quantico actress signed on to work with him in Bharat, but she then dropped out for a very "special," personal reason. Ali Abbas Zafar, the film's director tweeted: "Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special, she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her."
However, Priyanka's former co-star doesn't seem to share that sentiment. While promoting the film, he suggested that Priyanka made the wrong choice in choosing her husband over such a huge opportunity, claiming that people would even leave their spouse to be in such a film. ...Yeah, we're scratching our heads in confusion, too.
Tom and Jamie have been on great terms since they worked together on Collateral - so much so that they probably wouldn't have minded doing another film together. But as of now, their friendship is on the rocks because Jamie failed to follow one of the most basic rules of Bro Code. One source who knows Tom revealed: "Tom does not like to even think about his ex and former co-star having genuine feelings for each other. Because Tom trusted Jamie and loved Katie [Holmes] for years, he feels betrayed by both of them as long as they maintain their romance." ...So yeah, a second collaboration seems unlikely at this point.