Celebrity Co-Stars Who Didn’t Get Along In Real Life

Blair and Serena?!
Blake Lively & Leighton Meester

Let’s be real, it’s almost impossible to like each and every one of your co-workers.  

Certain personality types just don’t gel and will always have differences when it comes to work ethic and how you go about getting the job done.

Whether or not you’re facing your own office conflict, take solace in the fact that even celebrities have had co-worker disagreements or tiffs. 

Here, some co-star pairs that had us fooled on-screen but weren’t so chummy behind the scenes. 

Lena Heady & Jerome Flynn

Lena Heady and Jerome Flynn

Game of Thrones fans might’ve picked up that two of the show’s main characters, Cersei and Bronn, have never shared screen time. The former couple are apparently not too fond of each other in Westeros or real life, a source says.

“Jerome and Lena aren’t on speaking terms any more, and they are never in the same room at the same time. It’s a pity because they appeared to have patched things up for a while, but now the word is they should be kept apart at all costs.”

Leonardo Dicaprio & Claire Danes

Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes

Romeo oh Romeo, these two were not such the loved-up couple they portrayed. Quite the opposite, actually. Reportedly, Claire was frustrated with Leo’s cheeky tendency to prank the cast and crew, and Leo thought she was ‘uptight’.   

Lea Michelle Naya Rivera

Lea Michelle and Naya Rivera

Much like their indifference to each other in earlier seasons of Glee, these two strong-willed ladies butt heads, proving that similarities don’t always mean that you’ll get along with someone. Rivera addressed rumours of an ongoing feud in her memoir. 

“One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up. We are both strong-willed and competitive – not just with each other but with everyone – and that’s not a good mixture.”

Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

You might want to grab some popcorn for this one. After depicting absolute couple goals with their “You’re-a-bird-I’m-a-bird” love and devotion on The Notebook, the pair eventually fell for each other off-screen. However things weren’t alway so idyllic, with an argument causing Gosling to request that his director bring in another actress for him to run lines with.

“Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set,” director Nick Cassavetes reveals. “Really not. And Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, “Nick come here.” And he’s doing a scene with Rachel and he says, “Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?” I said, “What?” He says, “I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.”

Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey

Here to ruin some more screen romance, apparently there was some trouble in paradise for these two during filming Dirty Dancing. Swayze’s memoir revealed that filming the movie perhaps wasn’t the best time of his life.

“We did have a few moments of friction when we were tired or after a long day of shooting. [Grey] seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her,” he wrote. “Other times, she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she’d start laughing.”

Blake Lively & Leighton Meester

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester

Famous BFFs and occasional frenemies Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf set the tone for friendship goals for teenage girls everywhere on Gossip Girl, but apparently the pair weren’t so close IRL. 

Sources have picked up on the fact that B and L haven’t seen each other since filming of Gossip Girl wrapped up, but boil it down to being too familiar with one another on set. 

Ariana Grande & Victoria Justice

Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice

When their Nickolodeon show Victorious was coincidently not-so-victorious, Grande pointed the finger at her co-star to blame for its cancellation. 

“Sweetheart the only reason Victorious ended is because 1 girl didn’t want to do it,” she wrote on social media. “She chose to do a solo tour instead of a cast tour. If we had done a cast tour Nickelodeon would have ordered another season of Victorious while Sam and Cat filmed simultaneously but she chose otherwise. I’m sick of this bs.”

What a Grande exit. 

Johnny Depp & Angelina Jollie

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp

Together they made quite the on-screen power couple on The Tourist, but these two didn’t want a bar of it outside work hours. 

“Their chemistry was supposed to fly off the charts, but in private, they’re not getting along. She was disappointed that he didn’t get in better shape for the role and that he didn’t want to cut his hair. Johnny retreats to his own trailer until he’s called out again. He think she’s really full of herself,” one source comments

America Ferrera Lindsay Lohan

America Ferrera and Lindsay Lohan

The relationship got a little ugly when Lindsay came to guest star on America’s show Ugly Betty. There are allegations from both sides, but Lindsay was apparently so much of a diva on-set that America lobbied to have her six promised episodes cut down to four. Ouch. 


Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall

Though they were the ultimate best friends on Sex and the City, off-screen rumours swirled that the actresses were feuding after Kim found out SJP made more money than the other three stars of the show.

In 2009, Sarah Jessica Parker publically denied that there was any tension between the actresses, telling ELLE: “I don’t think anybody wants to believe that I love Kim. I adore her.”

Fast forward eight years and it was the news we’d all been waiting to hear, that SATC3 was a go-er! But then tension showed after SJP wrote “It’s over … we’re not doing it. I’m disappointed”. And so were we! But the rumours that Kim Cattrall was the reason for the grind seemed to have been heightened by Parker’s words.

Cattrall told Piers Morgan: “The inference is, is that I am a diva, that I’ve held up production in some way that, ‘Oh now we don’t get to make our movie because of you.’”

 “And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I really think she could have been nicer,” she added. Claiming that “The Samantha” stage of her life is a thing of the past. 

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