As the famous song goes, there’s a thin line between love and hate. And most fans would be shocked to learn just how many of their favorite on-screen couples can’t stand each other in real life. And while some pairs were able to put aside their differences and make it work, others reportedly ended their working relationship due to the static.
Additionally, while some on-screen differences may have resulted in some fiery chemistry between the two factors, others are noticeably uncomfortable working together. Here’s a closer look at some of the most notable on-screen couples that did not get along in real life. Number three is truly unbelievable.
10. Fifty Shades Of Gray: Dakota Johnson And Jamie Dornan
Because of the cult following of this book series, the movie was well anticipated. However, Dakota and Jamie have lackluster on-screen chemistry and most attribute this to their rocky off-screen relationship. Even during press interviews, the two seem noticeably annoyed with one another. While this feuding couple may come as a surprise to some, the couple at number five will be heartbreaking to all 90s teenagers.
9. X-Files: Gillian Anderson And David Duchovny
8. The Notebook: Rachel McAdams And Ryan Gosling
The truth behind The Notebook sounds like the best romantic comedy scenario ever. The couple meets during the making of a beautiful romance fights during the entire movie only discover that they truly love each other at the end. According to reports, Gosling and McAdams fought like cats and dogs the whole taping of The Notebook, but after the movie had wrapped they went on to date for three years. Love – it’s a wonderful and confusing thing.
7. Dirty Dancing: Jennifer Grey And Patrick Swayze
Grey suffered from bizarre mood swings during the taping of Dirty Dancing that often caused friction with the rest of the cast including her love interest, Patrick Swayze. From demanding that they redo scenes to crying uncontrollably, it’s clear that Grey did not have the time of her life during the taping of Dirty Dancing. And if you think this revelation sheds a new light on a classic on-screen love story, wait till you check out the pairing at number 6.
6. Romeo And Juliet: Claire Danes And Leonardo DiCaprio
Reportedly the young couple (he was 22 at the time if she was 16) thoroughly rubbed each other the wrong way. Apparently, DiCaprio was always cracking jokes and playing pranks while the reserved Danes kept to herself. And it’s because they had such different personalities that often caused friction between the two.
5. An Officer And A Gentleman: Debra Winger And Richard Gere
Many of the pair’s co-stars including Louis Gossett Jr. have expressed the noticeable static between the two leads. Debra reportedly describes working with Richard as being like talking to a brick wall. Winger was also known to have problems with the director and described him as an animal.
4. Some Like It Hot: Tony Curtis And Marilyn Monroe
Curtis reported that Monroe was very scatterbrained and all over the place during the shoot. He also said that kissing her was like kissing Hitler, though context suggests he was just joking. It’s important to remember that Curtis and Monroe had previously dated and there’s nothing worse than working with an ex. The good news is that neither tried to get the other one fired. The same sadly cannot be said for the pair at number 3.
3. One Tree Hill: Chad Michael Murray And Sophia Bush
Sophia and Chad dated and were briefly married when One Tree Hill began. However, the two quickly divorced after it was rumored that Sophia discovered that Chad had cheated on her with, of all people, an extra from One Tree Hill. While their characters remained friends on the show well after they ended their romantic relationship, the same cannot be said for the two in real life.
2. Castle: Nathan Fillion And Stana Katic
This classic “will they or won’t they” pairing kept fans on the edge of their seat, but in real life, it was anything but paradise. While the two remain professional in the public eye, there are many reports that they simply did not get along with one another to the point of Stana exiting the show due to the tension between them.
1. Anger Management: Charlie Sheen And Selma Blair
The two play rival therapists turned lovers on the show, but in real life there was a tremendous amount of tension between them. Selma often voiced her opinion on Charlie’s lack of professionalism and lackluster work ethic. It’s rumored that this is what led to her eventually being fired from the show and that she found out about her firing via a text message from Charlie.
So the next time you’re watching one of your favorite romances or hoping that the two lead characters of your favorite TV show finally end up together, remember that things might not be as rosy as they appear off-camera. Still, it’s impressive to think of how many actors rose above their differences to put on amazing performances. Here’s hoping that we will continue to see many more wonderful on-screen couples with sizzling chemistry whether they hate each other in real life or not. Let’s also hope that these couples who truly hated each other off screen never have to work together again.
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