7 On-Screen Friends Who Hated Each Other In Real Life

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There’s nothing people love more than watching their favorite on-screen friends get along and have fun together in a movie or a show. Sometimes, we watch them and think they must have a lot more fun off-screen than on-screen.

Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that some of these stars don’t get along off-screen. And when the cameras stopped rolling, they couldn’t wait to be away from each other. Prepare your heart as you go through this list of on-screen friends who hated each other in real life.

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester

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Gossip Girl BFFs aren’t BFFs after all

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester became huge names after the teen drama television series Gossip Girl came out in 2007. Blake and Leighton played the lead protagonists who were ultimately meant to be best friends despite their on-and-off relationship on-screen. The stars’ relationship did not accurately translate off-screen, however. Some have said that the two started out as friends, but that working on the show caused them to drift apart eventually. Others also say that some backstage shade-throwing happened between the two.

After Gossip Girl ended in 2012, the two reportedly stopped talking to each other. People have speculated that Blake may have gotten jealous that the series became all about Leighton’s character. This may not be true at all either since Blake seems to be the type of person to treat her friends well, especially since she remains friends with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars.

Everyone behind the series obviously didn’t want this feud to surface off-screen. Both Blake and Leighton gave entirely scripted response about their feud, even going as far as denying it altogether. The show’s PR team must have also done a fantastic job, since their fight was either entirely non-existent or flawlessly covered up.


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Lea Michele and Naya Rivera


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On-screen friends that have been tearing each other down in real life

While the set of Glee had always been filled with drama, Lea Michele’s and Naya Rivera’s drama was on a whole new, different level. According to several sources, the two were always bickering while filming the musical comedy-drama series, eventually making the fight public.

“They’re always icy to each other,” said one Glee source to US Weekly. “Naya is jealous that Lea is the show’s main star… There is a lot of sighing and eye-rolling between them.”

Naya even made headlines after publicly ridiculing Lea’s boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, saying that he had been working as a male escort. “…Naya is aware of the guy that Lea is dating – and what he has been involved in – and she thinks that it’s hilarious that Lea is in this situation,” stated a source at the time of the incident.

Lea allegedly wanted Naya off the show so bad, and it may have been the reason why Naya was taken out of the last two episodes of Season 5 and didn’t return as a series regular for the show’s final season.

All this drama that took place between Naya and Lea has prompted Naya to write a book that chronicles their feud, entitled Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up.


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Bill Murray and Lucy Liu


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Their hatred for each other cost one his job.

In the original Charlie’s Angels movie, Bill Murray had to display affection for the Angels Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz. However, Bill’s relationship with Lucy Liu wasn’t very affectionate. One time, an argument between the two got so heated that filming had to be shut down for the day.

Bill stopped a scene in progress and then said “I get why you’re here (to Drew), and you’ve got talent (to Cameron), but what in the hell are you doing here (to Lucy). You can’t act!” Lucy responded by throwing punches at Bill, and the two had to be pulled apart. Bill later stated that the incident was a brief spat, but this didn’t stop him from being replaced in the sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle by Bernie Mac.


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Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels (R2D2 and C3PO)


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Best friends on-screen, possibly worst enemies in real life.

R2D2 and CRPO are well-recognized for their constant, although friendly bickering that covers their underlying friendship that has run decades. While these two characters were inseparable in many Star Wars films, the actors behind them didn’t get along that well. According to sources, the animosity between Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels started during the filming of the first movie.

Anthony, who is seen as a harmless and polite extension of his character, is reportedly the cause of the feud. Off-screen, Anthony apparently refuses to socialize with his co-workers, and even seeks Baker’s tenure as R2D2 as “basically a bucket”. He also seems to communicate exclusively with tactical ignorance and sneers.

Anthony’s attitude was probably what caused Kenny to freely throw shade at him, calling him infuriating, annoying, and the rudest man he ever met.


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Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss

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These guys hated each other right from the start.

Robert Shaw took a dislike to Richard Dreyfuss during the early stages of Steven Spielberg’s thriller film Jaw. One time, he was pouring himself a glass of whiskey and said he would give anything just to be able to stop drinking. Richard responded by saying OK, grabbing the drink and then throwing it out of the window. Richard must have thought it was funny and witty at the time, but that particular event got him on Robert’s radar since. 

It wasn’t that bad as long as Robert was sober since he was apparently a perfect gentleman when he was off the alcohol. Unfortunately, Robert had a tendency to drink between takes, leading him to unleash his fury on poor Richard.

Not only did Robert relentlessly pick on Richard, but he also challenged him to climb the Orca’s 70-ft mast and jump into the water for $1000. When Richard refused, Robert kept betting more money until Steven Spielberg had to intervene. Robert reportedly continued to bully Richard, going as far as threatening Richard with a fire hose.


The Original Star Trek Cast


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What seemed to be a great team was a team of people who hated one another.

The original Star Trek cast didn’t seem to have an excellent relationship with one another, mostly because of William Shatner, the actor behind Captain James T. Kirk. William, who enjoyed having all the cameras lingering on him, was hated by his former colleagues. 

According to James “Scotty” Doohan, he seriously considered punching William on multiple occasions. Nichelle “Uhura” Nichols also participated in Shatner’s roast, saying, “People say you’re a pompous, arrogant, egotistical, self-centered, narcissistic jerk. I don’t think you’re narcissistic” to William. Nichelle almost quit the show due to William’s ill behavior.

Leonard Nimoy, who played Commander Spock, feuded with William throughout the original series as well. When Spock became more popular, William tried to convince the show makers to give him Spock’s smarter lines. William also kept stealing Leonard’s bike that was used to get around the studio premises just to wind him up.

If there’s anything this list wants to teach us, it’s that friendships are not always what they seem on the surface.


Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams


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The Notebook lovers’ chemistry was based on mutual hatred.

The Notebook is often regarded as one of the most flaming romance films to date, and the iconic couple Noah and Allie captivated many with their strong on-screen chemistry. While it is true that the couple just kept arguing, breaking up and then making up, it is also true that audiences couldn’t help but think they were perfect for each other. It was different for Ryan and Rachel, however, as the two just couldn’t stop arguing according to The Notebook director Nicholas Cassavetes.

“They were really not getting along one day on set,” said Nicholas. “Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 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?’”

“He told me ‘I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.”

The feud was apparently a sign of something deeper, though since Ryan and Rachel went on to date for three years after filming was over.