7 On-Screen Movie Couples Who Reportedly Can’t Stand Each Other In Real Life
Have you ever been watching a movie and wondered, "Hmmm, I wonder if those actors getting at it right now really like each other or want to vomit while they're doing this?"
Well, sometimes, the answer is the latter. Unfortunately, some movie romances are a COMPLETE SHAM. I'm serious. Even some of the greatest on-screen love stories have starred two actors who literally couldn't stand each other while filming.
So here's a list of some on-screen movie couples who reportedly hated each other while making your favorite movies.
WARNING: Some of these will literally ruin your f*cking life. My soul is dead. Nothing matters.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey
Rumors the Fifty Shades of Grey stars can't stand each other have been going around since the first movie. Lots of people think their lack of chemistry on screen proves the fact that they really don't like each other at all.
Both Johnson and Dornan have denied these rumors, saying their filming process was very "trusting" and "honest."
There were also rumors in tabloids saying Dornan's marriage suffered as a result of the movies' ~kinky~ content. But Dornan has denied all of those "disgusting" rumors, saying tabloids make up painful stories about you and your family the more famous you get. Fair.
Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio, Romeo + Juliet
Danes and DiCaprio might have played star-crossed lovers in the beloved Baz Lurman take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but Leo apparently irritated Danes like none other while filming.
She was only 16 and he was 22. According to the Telegraph, Danes got fed up with Leo always playing pranks on the cast and crew when all she wanted to do was work. They completely avoided each other until it was time to do a scene, apparently.
Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, Four Christmases
It's not hard to believe that type-A Reese Witherspoon and polar opposite of type-A Vince Vaughn's personalities clashed while filming Four Christmases, according to the Telegraph.
Witherspoon apparently wanted to run lines and block scenes frequently, but Vaughn wasn't interested, as he was an "ad-libber" and worked better when improvising. He would also reportedly show up to set looking "like he just came in from a night out," which irritated Witherspoon, who would arrive to set camera-ready.
Witherspoon tried to shut down the rumors by saying "Vince is the funniest person I've ever worked with," but they never even stood on the red carpet of the premiere together. So yeah, I don't believe you, Reese!!
Mel Gibson and literally all of his female co-stars
Mel Gibson — other than the obvious problematic behaviors, like an anti-Semitic rant during a DUI arrest and pleading guilty to a battery charge against his ex — apparently likes to play disturbing pranks on his female co-stars and directors that terrorize them during filming.
When filming Conspiracy Theory with Julia Roberts, he allegedly put a freeze-dried rat in a box in her dressing room. He apparently pulled the same prank on Helen Hunt when they were filming What Women Want. He also allegedly pretended there was a stalker during the production of that film and had warning signs claiming the man was a "maniac" hung around the lot.
Can literally anyone blame any woman who has worked with Mel Gibson for hating him? No. The answer is no.
Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Depp and Jolie were cast in The Tourist together because the filmmakers believed their on-screen chemistry would be a shoo-in, according to Babble. But when they weren't filming, it turns out the two reportedly couldn't stand being around one another.
Depp reportedly would spend all of his downtime in his trailer in order to avoid her because he thought Jolie was "full of herself." And Jolie allegedly thought he wasn't putting enough of himself into the role (didn't lose the amount of weight he was supposed to and refused to cut his hair), so that gave her a bad taste in her mouth.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, The Notebook
I really can't freakin' deal with this one. While filming The Notebook, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams didn't get along at all.
And this one isn't just rumors, guys. The director of The Notebook, Nick Cassavetes, confirmed it. He told VH1,
Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not. And Ryan came to me, and there's 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, 'Nick come here.' 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.'…[later] we went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. I walked out … And it got better after that, you know? They had it out … I think Ryan respected her for standing up for her character and Rachel was happy to get that out in the open. The rest of the film wasn't smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing.
I guess since Gosling and McAdams ended up dating for a while after the movie then they really are just like Noah and Allie: fighting all the time, but really loving each other.
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing
This. THIS. This has f*cked me up.
According to the Telegraph, while filming Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze apparently would get really annoyed with Jennifer Grey because she would break character and laugh a lot, causing them to reshoot a lot of scenes. Swayze wrote all about it in his memoir.
Some of those scenes actually ended up being put into the movie, so when you see Baby cracking up and Johnny looking pissed, that's not acting.
No one puts Baby in a corner, but apparently Patrick Swayze really would've loved to.