10+ Actors Who Had a Secret Crush on Their Co-Stars
Actors often work on a movie for a few months or even years. So it’s no wonder they may develop feelings for their fellow actors. But these feelings are not always mutual, and sometimes, they have to leave the set with their hearts broken.
Claire Danes had an unrequited crush on Leonardo DiCaprio.
Actress Miriam Margolyes, who played Juliet’s nanny in the movie Romeo + Juliet, spoke recently about the relationship between Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio on-set.
According to Margolyes, Danes was in love with DiCaprio, and it was really “painful to watch” because he didn’t share her feelings and was even dismissive of her. “It was obvious that she was in love with her Romeo, but Leonardo wasn’t in love with her. She wasn’t his type at all. He didn’t know how to cope with her evident infatuation,” Margolyes said.
Kevin Costner was crazy about Whitney Houston.
Not only was Kevin Costner’s character in love with the singer in the movie, The Bodyguard, but Costner himself was in love with Whitney Houston too. According to the actor, no man could resist Houston. He even wrote letters to her often after the film was finished.
When Houston died, Costner released a statement, saying, “She was my one true love.” Now you know why there was such strong chemistry between the 2 on-screen.
Elizabeth Perkins was secretly in love with Tom Hanks.
Elizabeth Perkins revealed recently that while working on the movie, Big, she had a secret crush on Tom Hanks. But unfortunately, he was in a relationship with someone else.
“He was with Rita Wilson already. They were dating, but hadn’t gotten married yet. So he was completely off limits, but he was adorable,” Perkins said. The actress also claimed she would remember her on-screen kiss with Hanks forever.
Matthew Davis’s heart raced every time he was around Selma Blair.
While filming Legally Blonde, actor Matthew Davis, who played Elle Woods’ love interest, had a crush on Selma Blair, who, ironically, was his on-screen fiancée.
The supporting actress, who witnessed the entire story, said, “I discovered that Matthew had a crush on Selma during the trial scene. We could see that heart beating every time he was around her. He was so nervous, and I thought, ’How could someone looking like that be as nervous as he is?’” Davis confirmed her words and said that he would adore Blair forever.
Zac Efron believes that Rose Byrne is his ideal woman.
After filming the movie, Neighbors, Zac Efron announced that Rose Byrne was now his favorite actress worldwide. Moreover, the actor said that he would want to marry a woman that looked like her.
“She’s got, like, a light about her, you can’t teach or learn. It’s kinda magical,” Efron shared. However, Byrne was in a relationship with another actor while filming.
Elizabeth Banks had a crush on Woody Harrelson.
In an interview about the movie, The Hunger Games, Elizabeth Banks was asked what it was like to act alongside Woody Harrelson, and she said, “It was a dream.”
Banks also added that she had a crush on her co-star. And Effie, her character, also had a crush on Haymitch, Harrelson’s character, while Haymitch couldn’t stand Effie. “I don’t know where Woody stands on Elizabeth,” the actress said.
Bryce Dallas Howard was crazy about Robert Pattinson.
Filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse became a dream come true for Bryce Dallas Howard because she got the chance to act alongside Robert Pattinson, whom she had a real crush on.
Howard revealed that she fancied Pattinson so much that one of her friends made Post-it notes with a picture of Pattinson’s face. Of course, Howard’s husband wasn’t too pleased about the whole thing.
Ashley Greene had a soft spot for Jackson Rathbone.
While we are on the topic of The Twilight Saga, it’s worth mentioning that Howard wasn’t the only actress who had a crush on a fellow actor. Ashley Greene joined the club too.
She had a soft spot for Jackson Rathbone, who played Jasper. “I definitely had a crush on Jackson when we first started working together. He’s just such a little Southern gentleman, and he’s so artistically brilliant,” Greene shared.
Hilary Duff had a crush on Chad Michael Murray.
Hilary Duff revealed that she had a crush on Chad Michael Murray, whom she starred opposite in A Cinderella Story.
“I definitely had a crush on him. We had a few kissing scenes in the movie and I remember feeling pretty nervous about that, but then we became friends, and I wasn’t so nervous anymore.”
Tara Reid fell for Seann William Scott.
In a special dedicated to the 20th anniversary of American Pie, the starring actors shared their memories about being on set in the movie. It turned out that some of them had secret crushes on their co-stars.
Tara Reid, for example, confessed that she fell for Seann William Scott. “Really? I had no idea!” Scott responded.
Sandra Bullock was charmed by Keanu Reeves.
Sandra Bullock revealed that she often felt awkward on set while filming the movie, Speed, because she was charmed by Keanu Reeves. She couldn’t focus when she was around him and always giggled. But she never expected him to feel the same way she did, explaining, “There’s just something about me that I guess he didn’t like.”
But Bullock was wrong. When Reeves was asked if he knew that his former co-star had a crush on him, he replied, “No. She obviously didn’t know I had a crush on her either.”
Helen Mirren “fell a little bit in love” with Vin Diesel.
Not long before the filming of F9 started, Helen Mirren revealed on a popular TV show that she had a crush on Vin Diesel. And even though it was said as a joke, we all know there’s a grain of truth in there.
She said, “It came from me watching him make a speech once at some ceremony. He was just so smart and so funny and so cool, and I just sort of fell a little bit in love with him right there and then.”
Mandy Moore said that she had a crush on Shane West.
Recently, the actress posted a video on Instagram where she was watching the movie, A Walk to Remember. When one of the touching scenes appeared on the screen, Mandy Moore exclaimed, “Now you understand why I had the biggest crush ever on Shane West!”
Matthew Perry wanted to be more than just friends with Jennifer Aniston.
Matthew Perry fell for Jennifer Aniston long before the iconic sitcom was filmed. He asked her out, but she refused, so he said, “We can’t be friends!”
Ironically, they did become friends eventually. Even though Perry continued to have feelings for her while they were filming Friends, Aniston showed no interest in him. But over time, his wounds healed, and while the show’s popularity skyrocketed, his crush disappeared on its own.
Are there any other movies where the chemistry between the lead actors is tangible?