11 Beloved Movie Couples Who Clashed Behind the Scenes

When you watch a film, you are seeing months and months of labor by a whole bunch of individuals edited down into two hours of footage. So if you watch characters bond, develop a relationship, or fall in love—except there’s a very clear lack of chemistry—you’d in all probability assume additionally they clicked as colleagues off-camera. But in some actors who’ve performed beloved film {couples} clashed behind the scenes and, in some instances, for years after the director referred to as “cut.”

The Notebook, Dirty Dancing, and Notting Hill are a few of the most beloved romantic movies, however every concerned various ranges of pressure between its two leads. There are even some actually basic movies — I’m speaking Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany’s stage basic — that have been filled with drama and disdainful remarks when the actors have been working however nonetheless got here collectively in the finish. In one case, an on-screen couple even ended up in a severe relationship after beginning off on the flawed foot.

So learn on to search out out about 11 film {couples} who clashed behind the scenes, whether or not that was due to incompatible personalities, awkward interactions, or requests that their co-star get replaced with another person, stat. And to see IRL pairs after they first fell in love, take a look at 13 Photos of Celebrity Couples When They First Got Together.

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
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Let’s begin out with one in all the most notorious tales of on-screen romantic companions not getting alongside off-screen. When Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams started filming 2004’s The Notebook, Gosling disliked working with McAdams a lot that he wanted her switched out for an additional actor. “[T]hey were really not getting along one day on set,” director Nick Cassavetes informed Vh1. “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 can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.'” Cassavetes mentioned McAdams and Gosling ended up moving into a room collectively, screaming at one another, and getting all of it out. “The rest of the film wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing,” Cassavetes mentioned. But that wasn’t the finish of their entanglement—the actors then dated until 2007.

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Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes performed Romeo and Juliet in Baz Luhrmann‘s 1996 adaptation. It was love at first sight for his or her characters, and the actors have been truly fairly keen on one another general. But filming was sometimes tense. “I think it was crush-y for sure,” Danes mentioned on the podcast Armchair Expert of already being a fan of DiCaprio when she was cast. She defined that she was younger and had little interest in truly making an attempt to pursue him. Plus, as she discovered, “We’re really different people. I remember at one point he was just really frustrated, and he said, ‘How can you be so still?’ And I said, ‘How can you be so active?!’ But he is. He has a very kind of frenetic energy.”

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
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It feels like issues have been powerful on set for Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart after they have been making Casablanca. According to the e-book We’ll Always Have Casablanca by movie historian Noah Isenberg, Bergman and Bogart were not close on set, thanks partially to Bogart’s relationship along with his spouse. “He was going through a nasty period with his wife–actress Mayo Methot–and there were a lot of gin-fuelled rages,” the e-book explains (by way of Express). Apparently, Bergman would ask Bogart to dinner so they may bond, however he repeatedly turned her down or ignored her. According to Ingrid, a biography of Bergman by Charlotte Chandler (by way of Today), the solely factor that they had in frequent was how a lot they didn’t want to film the movie, as a result of after they confirmed as much as work the script wasn’t even completed.

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Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze
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The basic carry. The dance apply in the lake. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” All of those iconic moments from Dirty Dancing occurred regardless of stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze not all the time being on the similar web page. Swayze defined to AFI that the film took advantage of their real dynamic, the place he was knowledgeable dance teacher and she or he was an typically giggly scholar. “They just took pieces of Patrick and Jennifer working together attempting to be a dance team and my real frustration,” he mentioned. “I’m trying to keep this girl serious. I’m trying to keep her from crying, trying to keep her focused to get past her fear and her ego.” As for Grey, she mentioned in the documentary I Am Patrick Swayze (by way of Meaww), “I believe tension is much hotter-looking than just love. And I think there was a very complex dynamic between Patrick and myself for the whole movie. You know you see a cartoon and there is a fight and just you can’t tell who’s who and it’s just a ball, it was a little like that with him and me… whatever our issues were, we had them, but they weren’t talked about.”

Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill
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Fans may love Anna and William in Notting Hill, however since filming, issues have been barely contentious between stars Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. During a 2015 episode of Watch What Happens Live, a caller requested Grant if he was still in touch with Roberts and he mentioned (by way of Us Weekly), “I’ve probably made too many jokes about the size of her mouth. She might hate me by now.” So, what did he say? Well, throughout a 2004 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, he mentioned (by way of Digital Spy), “Very big-mouthed! Literally, physically, she has a very big mouth. When I was kissing her I was aware of a faint echo.” When Oprah Winfrey mentioned, “She’s one of the nicest people I ever met,” he added, “Wouldn’t go that far.” But, in 2005, Roberts was already forgiving him, based on Female First. “I had a blast on Notting Hill,” she mentioned. “Even though he is cruel about my looks, he is a great talent, so it would be fun [to do another movie]. He’s forgiven now.”

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Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot
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Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis starred in the comedy Some Like It Hot collectively in 1959. But, based on what Curtis has mentioned in the years since, there was some kind of drama between them, it is simply not fairly clear the way it all went down.

“She did have difficulties,” Curtis told Entertainment Weekly in 2001. “Showing up late. Spending all morning on one or two lines of dialogue. There was nothing laid back or amusing about Marilyn on that movie. She was drinking a lot on the set. I know she was drinking champagne out of coffee mugs when we were doing that scene [on the train].” He additionally famously mentioned that kissing her was like “kissing Hitler” however later claimed it was sarcasm. On prime of that, in his 2009 e-book, he mentioned they had an affair during the shoot and she or he had a being pregnant that resulted in a miscarriage. With Monroe not round to verify or deny something, we’ll by no means know simply how a lot of that is correct.

George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s ended up giving Audrey Hepburn her most iconic function, however her relationship with her on-screen love interest George Peppard was not a constructive one. According to the e-book Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson (by way of the Daily Mail), “Peppard referred to [Hepburn] disdainfully as ‘the Happy Nun.'” Producer Richard Shepherd says in the e-book, “I must say there wasn’t a human being that Audrey Hepburn didn’t have a kind word for except George Peppard. She didn’t like him at all. She thought he was pompous.”

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Debra Winger and Richard Gere starred in An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982, however she was not impressed. Their co-star, Louis Gossett Jr. wrote in his book An Actor and a Gentleman (by way of ABC News), “The onscreen chemistry between the two of them was terrific, but it was a different story once the camera was turned off. They couldn’t have stayed farther apart from each other.”

In a 2002 interview with the Guardian, Winger addressed reports that she referred to as Gere issues like “brick wall,” saying, “The only remarks that ever made print were those that ruffled a few feathers. I run into Richard Gere quite a lot and he half jokes: ‘Are you still saying terrible things about me?’ We had a moment in our life which was not good, but everyone has to get it into perspective.” In truth, in 2011, she ended up presenting an award to him at the Rome Film Festival.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson
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It was a giant deal when Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have been cast to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation. So, it was additionally a giant deal after they appeared to have zero chemistry and gave uncomfortable interviews when selling the first movie. In one explicit interview they joked about hating each other, but it surely was onerous to parse their actual emotions by way of the awkwardness.

In the time since, although—and with the launch of two extra motion pictures in the franchise—they’ve made it clear that they do get along and perhaps simply have a very sarcastic friendship. While selling the second film, Dornan informed Entertainment Tonight, “I was only cast five weeks before we started filming the first movie, and that’s when I met Dakota [Johnson] for the first time. [Now] it’s been three years, [and] Dakota and I are very close. We’ve got a great sort of love and respect for each other. We’re great friends and I think that makes it easier, you know?” So, this one may need been a case of followers simply misinterpreting issues. As least so far as we all know.

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Pierce Brosnan and Teri Hatcher in Tomorrow Never Dies
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They is likely to be a lesser remembered on-screen pairing, however one James Bond and “Bond girl” actually did not get alongside. On the set of Tomorrow Never Dies, Pierce Brosnan was upset that Teri Hatcher was late for work, however later he came upon that there was a great motive. “The Teri Hatcher incident was blown out of proportion,” he informed Playboy (by way of Commander Bond). “She was late to the set because she was newly pregnant. I did not know that until the end of the day.” In regards to rumors that she’d purposely slapped him hard throughout a scene, he mentioned, “She didn’t slap me. I didn’t slap her. I was vexed because I had a call time of 6 or 7 a.m., and we didn’t do any work until three or four in the afternoon. No one told me her situation until afterwards. By that time I’d already shot my mouth off and cussed and moaned and groaned. That’s all it was, a storm in a teacup.”

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City
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Lastly, we’ve a on-screen couple that was not romantic, however is certainly beloved. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall starred in Sex and the City for six seasons on HBO and in two motion pictures. But whereas Carrie Bradshaw and Samantha Jones have been finest pals, the actors have been publicly butting heads for years. First, there was mentioned to be a feud due to Cattrall asking for extra money on the present, however, as reported by Elle, both women said things were fine between them and that studies have been making up one thing that wasn’t there. But, in newer years, there truly has been drama, linked, partially, to Cattrall not desirous to do a 3rd film and saying that she and the different cast members were “never friends.” She and Parker additionally received right into a kerfuffle over Parker posting her condolences on Instagram after Cattrall brother’s died. In response, Cattrall wrote, “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.” In conclusion, hand over hope for that third film for good.


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