5 Co-Stars who couldn’t stand each other while working together
#1: Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes
A generation of young women grew up swooning over the love affair brought to life by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (which was based on some play by an old English dude from a long time ago). According to reports, the duo constantly ignored one another. Danes apparently found DiCaprio to be “very immature” while he found her to be the world’s ugliest crier.
#2: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Isn’t it always secretly delightful when you find out that the people behind classic love stories couldn’t stand one another? Such was the case on the set of The Notebook. While the two young heartthrobs eventually buried the hatchet enough for a real life romance, the shooting of the now iconic film was extremely hectic. At one point, Gosling reportedly asked to have McAdams removed from the set, saying, “I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.”
#3: Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels
Okay, this one is actually kind of heartbreaking. As it turns out, the real life counterparts of one of cinema’s most beloved couples hate the out of each other. It turns out that Kenny Baker, the actor inside R2-D2, and Anthony Daniels, the man who plays C3PO, have detested each other since the 1977 original. Baker has repeatedly claimed that Daniels is a bit of a snob, while Daniels doesn’t seem to see the point of Baker’s existence. At one point, Daniels was quoted as saying, “I mean, R2-D2 doesn’t even speak. He might as well be a bucket.”
#4: Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy
Not even a solid relationship between the film’s two stars could have saved Lawless, the overlong Prohibition-era snoozefest starring Bane and that fella with a paper bag over his head. According to reports (and this has been verified by Tom Hardy), Shia actually knocked Hardy out on the set of the film. Said Hardy about the encounter — in a room filled with giggles, it should be noted — “He knocked me out sparko. Out cold. He’s a bad, bad boy. He is. He’s quite intimidating as well. He’s a scary dude.”
#5: Peter Sellers and Orson Welles
When the comedy titan and the dramatic powerhouse got together to film 1967’s Casino Royale (a Bond-style spy spoof), Sellers’ refused to work in the same room as Welles. Apparently Sellers had a tendency to show up late, a practice the ever-professional Welles detested. The feud was so intense that the director was forced to use stand-ins and editing magic so the two actors never had to actually shoot a scene together. The result is a film that’s about as uneven as you’d expect.