20+ Actors Who Refuse to Film Scenes Together
No matter how big an actor’s talent is, they still possess natural human traits. Sometimes they can have general dislikes, claims, and disagreements with other people. And other times, they just don’t hit it off with their co-stars from the start and end up getting involved in various feuds.
Bright Side looked into celebrities that don’t get along with each other and who choose not to share any screen time together. Get ready to drown in a whirlwind of passion!
1. Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel
It’s easy to assume that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel are best friends since they have so much in common. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth — they don’t get along with each other at all. This is because of a comment that Johnson posted on his Instagram in 2016 while filming The Fast and the Furious where he claimed that his female co-stars were hilarious but he couldn’t say the same about his male co-stars. Ever since then, they’d rarely act together in any scenes. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Johnson confirmed that they were not in any scenes together in the movie, chalking it up to “different approaches to filmmaking”.
2. Lena Headey and Jerome Flynn
You’re not likely to see both Cersei Lannister and Bronn together in a scene on Game of Thrones. It’s even more unlikely to see them in the same room offset. This is because back in 2002, Headey and Flynn used to be a couple. Apparently, their love story didn’t end on a good note.
3. Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte didn’t hit it off while filming I Love Trouble from the beginning. The 2 celebrities simply couldn’t stand each other which led to their cold relationship. They kept getting on each other’s and the entire production staff’s nerves. After filming was over, Roberts and Nolte shared some not-so-nice words toward each other in various interviews and vowed to never share screen time again. Could it be the magic of the movie’s name?
4. Bill Murray and Lucy Liu
It’s said that while shooting Charlie’s Angels, Bill Murray had carelessly criticized Lucy Liu’s acting talent which led to her angry outburst that spoiled their relationship. In the sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Murray was replaced by Bernie Mac.
5. Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty
While the reason for the Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty feud remains unknown, the result was easy to see. Their disagreements started on the set of Charmed in the 1990s when things started to boil over so intensely and the tension between them became so strong, that Doherty decided to leave the show after the third season. The good news is that they’ve reconciled since then, however, they still refuse to film anything together.
6. Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf
It’s not in the movie, but in the Broadway play, Orphans, Alec Baldwin was attacked by Shia LaBeouf for not having memorized his lines. “If you don’t say your lines,” LaBeouf claimed, “I’m just going to keep saying my lines.” After the incident, Baldwin asked production to let him quit. Instead, production chose to fire LaBeouf. It’s unlikely we’ll ever see these 2 in a movie or a Broadway play together again.
7. Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere
The feud between Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone started on the set of The Lords of Flatbush. The reason for their mutual disdain is unknown — it just happened. It grew so strong that they even had a fistfight, resulting in Gere being replaced in the movie. They haven’t appeared in a scene together ever since.
8. Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi
The rumors about the actresses’ chilly relationship had been circulating for quite some time until 2015 when Panjabi declared she was leaving The Good Wife series. They hadn’t shared a scene together within the last 3 years of filming. Panjabi also said the final scene where she was supposed to act with Margulies was filmed separately. A green-screen was used to help post-production combine their performances.
9. George Clooney and Russell Crowe
The tension between George Clooney and Russel Crowe was revealed in December 2013 when Clooney declared in his interview with Esquire that Crowe needed to apologize for insulting him. “He [Crowe] picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ’George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ ” Later, Crowe sent Clooney a disc of his music along with his own poetry as a peace offering with a note saying, “It was all misquoted.” Nevertheless, we still haven’t seen these 2 actors in the same scene together.
10. James Franco And Tyrese Gibson
The feud between James Franco and Tyrese Gibson started on the set of the Annapolis movie. After filming had wrapped, Gibson declared he wasn’t ever going to share any screen time with his former co-star again. This was because Franco was too cruel on set and threw real punches at Tyrese during their boxing scenes.
11. Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds
This time it was Ryan Reynolds who claimed he was no longer going to work with Wesley Snipes. This strong declaration was made while filming Blade: Trinity. According to the crew, Snipes was constantly chilling out during the shooting process and Reynolds had to work mostly with his stunt double. Snipes didn’t refute these claims.
Do you think these feuding celebs will ever work together again? We’d be glad to hear from you in the comments!
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