5 Famous Movie Couples Who Couldn't Stand Each Other Off-Set
These actors really played the part well to hide the animosity in the air backstage.
Movies are full of those iconic love stories that have you reaching for the tissues and believing in true love, however, the truth behind the scenes might just have you dropping your popcorn in shock.
Many movie romances while blossoming onscreen were quite the opposite behind the scenes - here's the top 5 on-screen lovers who were off-screen haters.
First up, we have the timeless lovebirds from The Notebook, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. On screen, they became known as a classic true-love pairing, inspiring romance the world over, but off screen they just did not get along. The power of love could not solve the actors' disputes and Gosling even tried to get McAdams replaced. Despite the behind-the-scenes drama they earned a place in the romance hall of fame, even snagging the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss in 2005.
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Next on our list, we have the comedy horror duo, Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen. Lindsay L was less than thrilled about the number of love scenes scripted with Sheen considering his colorful reputation. After trying and failing to convince the production team to hire a stand-in for the love-making scenes, the show still had to go on, and Lohan had to put up with Sheen's behavior.
Romeo and Juliet
'90s Romeo + Juliet stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes had very different feelings for each other off screen than on. Leo apparently couldn't resist clowning around on set, making faces and showing off for the crew, much to the annoyance of a young Claire Danes. The tension was so high between the two young actors they even argued over scene performances and acting choices. Even so, the final product was a cinematic masterpiece, still hailed as a timeless love story.
I Love Trouble
A lesser-known movie on this list is Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte's romcom I Love Trouble. Behind the scenes of the production, these two got on like oil and water, clashing so much that stand-ins were often called for the intimate romantic scenes. The feud didn't stop once the cameras stopped rolling – they continued to exchange insults with each other long after the film's release.
Finally, we have Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, who first met on the set of Red Dawn. Grey found Swayze's tendency to correct her acting techniques quite frustrating and despite their rocky start, they reunited for Dirty Dancing. The drama continued on the 1987 film set when Swayze's perfectionism continued to clash with Grey. Despite their cold off-screen relationship, they managed to keep the heat on screen and years later, Grey even credited Swayze for her dancing skills when she appeared on Dancing with the Stars.
Consider this a reminder that romance between characters doesn't always translate to love between actors. But, even amidst the drama, these stars gave us some unforgettable love stories that will live on forever on screen.