12 Celebrities That Are Still Close to Their Co-stars Even After Many Years
We all have friends we’ve known forever, who we click with. Whether we meet them at work, school, or through shared interests, it’s special when we find them, and those friendships are the ones that stand the test of time. These famous faces are no different, they may have met their friends on set, but they continue to support each other and protect their bond.
1. The cast of the Harry Potter films
The final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, came out in 2011. In the decade since the film was released, the cast continues to hang out and show their support for one another.
Evanna Lynch played Luna Lovegood in the film franchise. She shared the above post and wrote, “A chance to catch up with these jokers!” Those jokers are James and Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright, who play Fred, George, and Ginny Weasley.
Bonnie Wright showed her support when she went to watch fellow co-star Tom Felton in a play. In a post, she wrote, “Bravo, Tom!! Such fun seeing you in your new brilliant and incredibly entertaining play 2:22 at the Criterion Theatre. I love a ghost story!”
2. The cast of The Office
Angela also portrayed Angela in the show and shared the above images. The image on the left is from a viewing party she held for her fellow castmates. She wrote, “We used to take turns hosting viewing parties at our houses to watch each week’s new episode. We did this for years! They are some of my fondest memories of my time on The Office.”
In 2022, Angela shared a post of her attending the premiere of her old co-star, B.J. Novack’s newest film. She gushed about his film and talent and wrote they had a mini The Office reunion and were family for life.
B.J. Novak, who played Ryan in the hit show, shared this post and captioned it, “I don’t usually ask for selfies with celebrities but saw my favorite star last night and just had to.”
3. Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton starred in One Tree Hill. The show lasted from 2003 to 2012, and the actors remained close.
In 2022, Sophia shared a post and wrote, “You know how there are just those magical people in your life that have known you through every single version of yourself and that have loved you through all of them? The ones who you only get closer to with every passing year? The ones who you show up to break bread with, wearing the exact same — unplanned — outfit? Yup. She’s that person. She’s my person. Sister, I love love working to tackle climate change and wrongful convictions with you.”
4. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have a friendship that spans over 4 decades. They both starred in 9 to 5 alongside Dolly Parton.
They worked together in Grace and Frankie, which ended in 2022. In an interview, Jane Fonda said, I am fascinated with her because she always says something really funny. I cannot believe the funny bone that she has, and I have loved her since the moment I saw her."
5. Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett and Chris have been friends since they were in their teens. They both starred in the film The Perfect Score in 2004.
Scarlett, speaking about her friendship with Chris, said, “I’ve been very close with Chris for such a long time. I think Chris and I just laugh so much. We both find a lot of humor in things that are ironic. We just have a great friendship. We spend a lot of time talking about relationships, our families, like all of it. We could talk for hours.”
6. Julia Roberts and George Clooney
These 2 first started working together when they co-starred in Ocean’s Eleven, which came out in 2001. They have continued their friendship, which has become a working friendship, as they have worked together on 6 films.
Julia said, “We became instant friends. I’m going to know this person until the end of time. This is a good one.” In an interview, Clooney said, “The minute we met, we had fun. The beauty is when you work with people who take their work seriously and don’t take themselves seriously, that’s really fun.”
7. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
These actors became friends on the hit show Breaking Bad. The show ended in 2013, but the co-stars remain close and have even become business partners in a different venture.
The two gushed about each other in an interview. Aaron Paul said, “I instantly fell in love with this man. He’s impossible not to love. He became one of my closest friends. Someone I can confide in.” Bryan Cranston said, “When I met him, he was in his twenties. And now he’s in his forties, and it’s changed. He’s a husband and a father now. He knows more about business than I do.” Paul even asked Cranston to be his son’s godfather.
8. Steve Martin and Martin Short
The image above is from the film Three Amigos!, which came out in 1986. And over 35 years later, they continue to work together and be friends.
In an interview, Martin Short shared that the secret to their friendship was that they make each other laugh and are both clowns. Then they began going to dinners and taking family vacations together. Steve Martin joked that “Marty just kept following me.”
Short said, “Every time he changed his number, I found the new one!”
9. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler
Sandler and Barrymore have worked together a few times. The first was The Wedding Singer, which came out in 1998. Then, later on, 50 First Dates and Blended.
In an interview, Drew said they were never a couple, but she was attracted to his inner light. Drew said it wasn’t an obvious fit to put them together, but she knew in her bones they were meant to be a team.
10. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey
Woody and Matthew became friends while making EDtv, released in 1999, and remained close. They also worked together again on the HBO series True Detective.
Woody Harrelson spoke about how he enjoys taking friendship tours with his friends. McConaughey said, “I’ve got only a few really close friends in the 28 years of acting that I keep up with all the time. Cole Hauser, Woody Harrelson, and a couple more that I keep up with all the time.”
11. Zach Braff and Donald Faison
The comedy medical series Scrubs ended in 2010, but co-stars Zach and Donald’s on-screen bromance became a real-life one.
Donald said, “He’s my best friend. I’m really fond of that man, I’m not ashamed to say it. And to the supporters of our bromance, I’d like to say thank you.” Braff recalled the first time they met. He was nervous, as Donald had been working a bunch previous to Scrubs, and this was Braff’s big break. But when he walked in for the table read, Donald gave him the biggest smile and hug. “It was really just so warm and inviting, and we’ve been hugging ever since.”
12. Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa
These Game of Thrones stars have been close since the show’s start. The first series aired in 2011, and Jason Momoa was on the show until 2012.
The 2 still see each other often and share pictures on their social media accounts when they do. Emilia shared the above post and wrote, “When your sun and stars rolls into town, you check that he can still bench press a Khaleesi.”
Who are your oldest friends? How did you meet them? Do these famous friends above remind you of your friendship?