13 Friendships in Hollywood That Are as Sweet as Honey
In a fast-paced and exhilarating business, it’s a whirlwind being an A-lister in showbiz. So it totally makes sense when celebs stick to each other through thick and thin and forge strong friendships over the years. They help bring out their best selves in their craft by being there for each other in the long run.
1. Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips
These blonde beauties have a strong bond that dates back to the late 1990s, when they first starred in the teen drama Dawson’s Creek, along with fellow stars Katie Holmes and James Van Der Beek. Since then, the 2 have been each other’s ride-or-die and plus-ones, and they even slay red-carpet events together.
2. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph
Since their Saturday Night Live days, the comedic duo never fails to launch their powerful chemistry on and off the screen. Their sense of humor just clicks when they start bantering, as you can see in 5 of the movies they collaborated on. Their most iconic roles together were best friends Annie and Lilian in Bridesmaids.
3. Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac
The wholesome BFF moments between Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac are always well-documented on their social media. Fans are graced with their playful bantering as much as how often they spend time with each other’s families on holidays. Maybe that’s what you get when you have had a solid friendship since 2005. Pedro even jokingly calls Oscar “amor de mi vida,” which translates to “love of my life.”
4. Taylor Swift and Blake Lively
Blake and her family, with actor Ryan Reynolds, have been a staple of Taylor’s musical milestones over the years. Aside from spending holidays together, “Aunt Taylor” has a habit of including Blake and Ryan’s daughters in her songs, as well as incorporating the couple’s creativity in her music videos.
5. Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, and Madelaine Petsch
Riverdale surely was a place for the trio’s bestie meet-cute, as they seem to be enjoying each other’s company since the show’s start in 2017. Since then, Lili, Camila, and Madelaine have loved to serve fans with gorgeous looks and playful banter. They even own a TikTok account together.
6. Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson
Even before their Marvel superhero blockbusters, Scarlett and Chris’ longtime friendship had been going strong for over a decade already. Their chemistry even sparked dating rumors, but the 2 remained strictly platonic. Scarlett even convinced Chris to take on the Captain America role. Guess she did a great casting job and granted us a favor.
7. Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara
A comedic match made in heaven, Eugene and Catherine have liked to get their creative minds running together since the 1970s. They even have a habit of winning their Emmys together—in 2020 for acting in the dramedy Schitt’s Creek and 38 years prior for writing in Second City Television. A total of 7 onscreen titles proved that they love bringing their friendship into creating perfect pairings.
8. Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright
Playing royalty and genius siblings onscreen truly helped form Letitia and Chadwick’s friendship. That’s why when the late actor left the Black Panther legacy, Letitia felt the weight of this loss deeply.
She shared, “It haunted me for months that I couldn’t say goodbye to him or be around my Black Panther family to share in that moment.” The film’s director, Ryan Coogler, even shared that Letitia was the only actor who could get Chadwick to smile and break character.
9. Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp
Stranger Things co-stars and real-life BFFs Millie and Noah clicked by the time they met and decided to bring their bond to another level. Besides being game to do social media trends together, the young stars made a “marriage pact” and swore that they would get married to each other if they were both still single at 40 years old.
10. Julia Roberts and George Clooney
As 2 of Hollywood’s most sought-out actors, Julia and George are not new to showing their love for each other on and off the screen. After celebrating their decades-long friendship by co-starring in their movie Ticket to Paradise, Julia recently showed up to the Kennedy Center Honors wearing a black gown adorned with a collage of Clooney photos from his days on ER to more recent projects.
11. Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon
They wouldn’t be as close as Peter Parker and Ned in Spider-Man if Tom and Jacob weren’t super tight in real life. Jacob once recalled a time when they roomed together as his funnest experience. Tom shared, “I have a scrapbook of Polaroids of us just living in that house and what we got up to. We were lucky that we had each other going through the same thing at the same time.”
12. Emma Watson and Tom Felton
Although they played enemies onscreen, the Harry Potter magic definitely worked on Emma and Tom, who share an enduring friendship after the filming of the fantasy series wrapped. Emma even wrote the foreword to Tom’s book, Beyond the Wand, saying, “For more than 20 years now, we’ve loved each other in a special way... We’re soulmates, and we’ve always had each other’s back.”
13. Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman
As far as perfect pairings go, Emma and the late Alan Rickman wonderfully brought couples and friends to life throughout their careers, including married couple Karen and Harry in Love Actually and Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility.
She even noted in a tribute to Alan’s Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries, “He was a rare and unique human being, and we shall not see his like again.”
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