Don’t be fooled by the acting! These famous costars hated each other off camera. Blaming everything from “silly moods” to method acting, some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Channing Tatum, Lea Michele and James Franco, have been at the center of drama behind the scenes. While some stars have since put their feuds behind them, others are still holding on to their grudges years later.
One of the most well-known on-set rivalries was between Ryan Gosling and his The Notebook costar Rachel McAdams. They met while filming the legendary romance movie — but they initially had a hard time working together.
“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,’” director Nick Cassavetes revealed during a tenth-anniversary interview with VH1 in 2014. “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.’”
It’s been said that Ryan also had difficulty faking affection for his costar. Yeah, they really did have that little chemistry … in the beginning. The pair eventually turned things around and actually started dating in 2005, becoming one of the most popular red carpet romances of the era. They split by 2007, but the actor cited their “busy schedules” as the reason for the breakup during a 2011 interview.
Another legendary costar feud you might remember was between Sex in the City cast members Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. The two famous starlets spent six seasons starring opposite one another on the HBO hit — but there allegedly was bad blood over salaries throughout the majority of filming.
They continued to butt heads while filming both of the subsequent movie spinoffs of the series and supposedly stopped speaking while shooting the second film. Though SJP always maintained she was cordial at worst throughout the years, Kim has spoken at length about how negative the experience was for her.
“I think [Sarah] could’ve been nicer. I really think she could’ve been nicer,” the actress told Piers Morgan during a 2017 interview. “I don’t know what her issue is.”
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