In 2015, right around the time "Fifty Shades of Grey" was released in theaters, the internet rumor mill was churning with stories claiming that the film's stars, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, absolutely hated each other's guts in real life. Kinda awkward considering the extremely up-close-and-personal sex scenes they had to film for the movie. And even though both Dakota and Jamie denied it and reunited for two sequels including "Fifty Shades Freed," which is out on Feb. 9, 2018, the rumors have persisted. Tales of their alleged dislike for one another made Wonderwall.com curious about what other co-stars have reportedly feuded behind the scenes… keep reading for more…
Bombing as co-hosts at the Oscars could make anyone hate each other. In 2011, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, two of Hollywood's hottest young celebrities at the time, failed miserably as the emcees of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony. After wondering why the duo had no spark on stage, rumors emerged that the two didn't get along and that Anne was livid because James mostly stood around with a goofy look on his face, forcing her to carry the show. In a 2013 interview with Howard Stern, James seemed to confirm the rumors when he said the two "made up" after hosting the Oscars though hadn't "talked in a while." Ouch.
All wasn't golden with the "Golden Girls." The iconic gals from our favorite late-'80s show might have played best friends and roommates on TV, but in real life, Bea Arthur (left) couldn't stand Betty White (right). In her memoir "My First Five Husbands… And the Ones Who Got Away," Rue McClanahan (back center) revealed there was a secret rift between the women, which Betty later confirmed herself. "Bea had a reserve. She was not that fond of me," Betty admitted in 2011, according to the Village Voice. "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!"
People magazine called the battle between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey "the feud of the season" — and they weren't kidding. It all started in 2012 when the music stars were judges on the hit reality competition series "American Idol." Tensions reportedly grew between the two divas when Mariah made repeated jabs at Nicki dissing her talent and right to be an "Idol" judge. In an epic meltdown, Nicki reportedly lost her cool and walked off the set after threatening, "If I had a gun, I'd shoot that f—ing b—-." While producers denied the altercation, a leaked video from the set showed the two verbally going at it. Nicki added fuel to the fire when she came for Mariah the next day on Twitter, writing, "All I do is compliment u. That's not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don't have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady…" Both women left "Idol" in May 2013.
They were the ladies of Wisteria Lane and by all accounts seemed to be the best of friends both on-screen and off, except they actually weren't. Throughout the show's eight seasons, the stars were embroiled in a battle of wills that came down to two sides: Teri Hatcher and everyone else. According to numerous reports, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria couldn't stand Teri, whom Nicollette once called "the meanest woman in the world." Apparently the ill will started over fights instigated by Teri over who had the biggest trailer and made the most money. When the show came to an end in 2012, the ladies got their revenge by getting together to give the crew a farewell gift — and everyone but Teri signed their names to it.
In 2012, Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy co-starred in the crime drama "Lawless" as two brothers involved in a bootlegging business during the Prohibition era. While filming, word leaked that the two men got into a heated altercation that reportedly involved a fist fight. Tom himself later said Shia knocked him out (though he seemed to be joking) and the film's director, John Hillcoat, made it clear that wasn't true. What did happen was the two got into an argument and got so close to actually fighting that they had to be restrained. Later, Shia said the incident was "all love." Hmmm…
The 1962 feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" was so epic, it was turned into an eight-episode miniseries in 2017. It turns out the ladies were battling it out long before they were cast to co-star in the film. Rumor has it that in 1935, Joan seduced (and then married) the man Bette was in love with (Franchot Tone), which set the women on a 50-year path as bitter rivals. As two of the biggest leading ladies in Hollywood, they were known to throw shade while trying to steal each other's parts. Their contempt for one another reached its peak during filming of "Baby Jane" with Bette installing a Coca-Cola machine on the set because Joan was on the board of Pepsi Cola Co. (her late husband was its CEO) and Joan lining her pockets with heavy rocks prior to a scene in which Bette had to drag her across the floor. Their rivalry came to a head the following year when Bette was nominated for an Oscar for best actress but Joan was not. Joan was said to be so upset about not getting a nod from the Academy that she did everything she could to discredit Bette, who ultimately didn't win. Joan took it extra low at the ceremony when she accepted the Oscar on behalf of the real winner that night, Ann Bancroft, who wasn't in attendance.
We all love Ryan Reynolds (right?) so we were shocked to learn that during filming of the 2004 thriller "Blade: Trinity," Ryan had beef with the movie's big male star, Wesley Snipes. Sources (including co-star Patton Oswalt) told outlets that Wesley stayed in his trailer for lengthy periods of time and refused to break character, creating a weird, hostile vibe on the set. Patton also claimed that Wesley was rude to the cast and crew. Ryan, who played a supporting character, was forced to film a majority of his scenes alone because of Wesley's antics. (The movie bombed, by the way.) At one point, Wesley reportedly tried to strangle the director, David Goyer, who has said he'll never work with the actor again. The good news is that Ryan went on to become a leading star in Hollywood and Wesley, well, we haven't heard much from him since he went to prison for tax evasion in 2010.
It's kind of funny to imagine two of the hottest actors of the '80s having to kiss passionately when, in real life, they couldn't stand one another. That was the case for Richard Gere and his "An Officer and a Gentleman" co-star Debra Winger. The pair reportedly argued non-stop on set with Richard later saying he only did the movie "for money." Years later, Debra would say that making the film with him was difficult and called Richard "a brick wall."
The feud between "Sex and the City" co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall was one of the most low-key "are they or aren't they" dramas in Hollywood. While neither of the ladies have ever actually confirmed they can't stand one another, word on the street is that since the days of filming their acclaimed HBO series, the pair have rubbed each other the wrong way. In 2004, Kim reportedly asked for a raise to keep her pay in line with Sarah's (who at the time was an executive producer on the show and making more money than the rest of the ladies). When they denied her request, Kim was ready to bounce, the story goes, which allegedly widened the rift. After the ladies arrived in theaters with a movie based on the series, things seemed to be better, especially when Kim attended the premiere of Sarah's film "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" with "SATC" co-star Cynthia Nixon. But after the second "SATC" film flopped and Kim declined to participate in a third, rumors were back in full force claiming SJP and Kim were mortal enemies. Then, in 2016, Sarah posted a sweet birthday wish for Kim on Instagram, later telling Howard Stern in an interview that she felt society pitted women against each other. Of course, everything reignited again in 2017 when Kim said of SJP, "I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is, I never have," while discussing her reluctance to shoot another "SATC" movie.
Did you ever wonder why Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty) was suddenly and unceremoniously written off the hit teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" after just four seasons? It turns out Shannen had a history having a bad attitude on the set and often clashed with castmates and crew members. One afternoon in a parking lot, Shannen and co-star Jennie Garth got into a heated argument (which was actually typical for the two), but this time, it allegedly turned into a fist fight! According to former co-star Tori Spelling, she'd had enough of Shannen's drama and begged her dad, Aaron Spelling (the show's producer), to fire her friend.
Unfortunately, things behind the scenes on the set of "Charmed" seemed more cursed than cool. At least that's what former "Who's the Boss?" star Alyssa Milano has claimed. Alyssa has said that co-stars Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs (who she said were friends for a decade before signing on to do the show) behaved like they were "in high school." While fans don't know for certain why Shannen eventually left the series in 2001, rumor has it that her frequent disputes with Alyssa were the catalyst for her departure. Seems like her "90210" past was haunting her.
We're certain that no one in the universe will be surprised to learn that Charlie Sheen was involved in a nasty feud with one of his co-stars in 2012. The controversial actor has a long history of causing trouble on-screen and off and his reputation was further solidified when he reportedly got his "Anger Management" co-star, Selma Blair, fired from the show. The move came after Selma reportedly complained to studio execs about Charlie's habitual tardiness, which led him to threaten to walk from the show if she wasn't fired. Other reports claim, however, that Charlie was actually infatuated with Selma and grew bitter when he learned she was bad-mouthing him to friends outside the studio.
The on-set feud between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling while making "The Notebook" is one of our all-time favorites because it had a (temporary) happy ending. During filming, Ryan reportedly hated Rachel so much that he asked their director, Nick Cassavetes, to replace her with another actress. The duo would often get into spats on set and one time, Nick admitted, it ended in a full-blown screaming match. Of course, the two later went on to date for four years, showing that sometimes, all's fair in love and war.
Despite a feud between "The X-Files" co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the two were true professionals. According to David, the immense popularity of the show and subsequent fame caused them both to become "monsters," which translated into a difficult working relationship behind the scenes. Gillian later remarked that there were times the two "hated each other," adding that they would sometimes go weeks without talking. Thankfully, that tension never ruined their on-screen performances and they were later able to hash out their differences and reunite for a reboot.
If you were a fan of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" in the '90s, then you undoubtedly remember when Aunt Viv, played by Janet Hubert, was suddenly replaced by Daphne Reed in 1993. According to Janet, that had everything to do with a problem she had with the show's star, Will Smith. In a 2016 interview on "The Real," Janet explained that she went to Will to ask for his support in getting a raise, to which he replied, "My deal is my deal, and y'alls deal is y'alls deal." Will, however, had a different story, saying in 1993, "I can say straight-up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be 'The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air Show,' because I know she is going to dog me in the press," and later adding, "She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She's mad now but she's been mad all along."
For years, the reigning primetime musical dramedy "Glee" was plagued with rumors of behind-the-scenes drama between cast members. No two stars had more gossip swirling about their relationship than Naya Rivera (left) and Lea Michele (right). Both ladies denied the allegations throughout their time on the show, but in 2016, Naya published a memoir in which she alluded to her difficulties with Lea, saying, "I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn't like sharing the spotlight." Producer Ryan Murphy later confirmed the feud but also added, "There were many boys on our show that didn't get along. And you never hear about that. You never hear about that in our culture."
There was some shocking drama on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" more than a decade ago that was so bad, it managed to outshine the hit series for a moment. In 2007, it was confirmed that one of the show's original stars, Isaiah Washington (left), had been fired. The decision came after a physical altercation between Isaiah and Patrick Dempsey (not pictured) in which Isaiah allegedly grabbed Patrick by the throat and said, "I'm not your little [gay slur] like T.R. [Knight]." While the show's producers and creator Shonda Rhimes declined to publicly discuss the incident, Isaiah was all too happy to try to clear his name. In a series of interviews, he claimed the altercation was caused by T.R. (right) "talking his ear off" about how mean Patrick was, which caused him to have a negative impression of Patrick. He also claimed he didn't use a gay slur, then admitted he'd said the "f" word but claimed it wasn't meant in a homophobic sense or aimed at T.R., who later publicly came out as a gay man.
"Castle" stars Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion reportedly had such a toxic behind-the-scenes relationship while filming their popular drama series that Stana was known to retreat to her dressing room in tears. A source told Us Weekly in 2016, "The friction was very evident. Nathan has been nasty to Stana for a long time," which was a sentiment echoed by other outlets. Reportedly, the two hated each other so much that they refused to speak unless filming. Less than a month after it was announced that Stana would not be returning for a ninth season, the show was cancelled.
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner," but according to Patrick Swayze, that might have been exactly what his "Dirty Dancing" co-star Jennifer Grey needed. In his memoir "Time of My Life," which was published shortly after his 2009 death from pancreatic cancer, Patrick revealed that working with Jennifer was a test of his patience as she would either break into fits of laughter that required them to do multiple retakes (like during their freezing-cold scene in the lake) or break down in tears at the slightest critique of her performance, stalling production. Ultimately, Patrick admitted that he forgave Jennifer for her immaturity and said she "did a truly phenomenal job" in the film.
A longstanding feud between former "Star Trek" co-stars William Shatner (center) and George Takei (right) has lasted for 52 years. While few knew of the bad blood between the two actors back in the day, George revealed it all in his 1994 memoir, "To the Stars," in which he claimed Bill was so rude, he'd pretend not to know him on set. Bill seemed to corroborate the story, admitting he "never really got to know [George]," but brushed it off as his "lack of attention" due to being so busy studying his lines. Then in 2008 when George married his longtime partner, Brad Altman, Bill took to YouTube to vent about not receiving a wedding invitation, calling George "psychotic." George said Bill was invited and the whole ordeal could have been avoided if the erstwhile Captain Kirk had only picked up the phone to call him. He also claims Bill only starts drama with him "whenever he needs a little publicity for a project."
While filming the 2000 action-adventure comedy "Charlie's Angels," Bill Murray apparently took major issue with one of the Angels, Lucy Liu. Media reports emerged claiming that Bill and Lucy got into a heated argument while shooting due to Bill criticizing Lucy's performance, allegedly saying (while pointing to co-stars Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore), "I know why you're here and you're here, but why are you here?" (pointing at Lucy). Lucy allegedly responded by taking a swing at Bill, who's long had a history of rubbing his co-stars the wrong way. In the 2003 sequel, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," Bill was replaced by comedian Bernie Mac. Bill later claimed the whole ordeal was "blown out of proportion" and that the two merely had a 20-minute argument one day on set, nothing more.
Although they portrayed star-crossed lovers in the 1996 romantic drama "Romeo + Juliet," Claire Danes reportedly couldn't stand Leonardo DiCaprio. Leo was a fan of playing pranks on set, which annoyed Claire to no end. Allegedly, she was so irritated by his childish antics that, years later, when offered a part in "J. Edgar" (in which Leo starred), she refused to accept.
Josh Hartnett was a rising young star when he worked alongside Harrison Ford in 2003's "Hollywood Homicide." But Harrison reportedly couldn't stand Josh and allegedly called him a "little punk" (Josh reportedly hit back, calling Harrison an "old fart"). Josh later shared that things were so tense on set that sometimes they would end up sitting in a car for a scene and not say a single word for over an hour (awkward!). The two even reportedly bickered during their promotional tour. Not surprisingly, the film bombed at the box office.
In 2014, former teen heartthrob Freddie Prinze Jr. spoke to ABC News and revealed that his 2010 stint on the primetime drama "24" was one of the worst experiences of his career, all thanks to co-star Kiefer Sutherland. Freddie said, "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world" and added that he hated "every moment" of filming the series. Other co-stars including Shohreh Aghdashloo commiserated too, calling Kiefer "angry" while saying "working with him proved to be hard." Freddie also claimed that the experience made him want to quit acting.