Most of us have probably worked at a job where a certain coworker just wasn’t our cup of tea, and frankly, we’re bound to happen at any job; and well, actors are no different. The big difference is we can typically avoid coworkers need be, at least for the most part, but actors who don’t get along with their co-stars for one reason or another are forced to share the stage with one another despite their feelings, attend events and premiers alongside each other, smile to the cameras, and sit through interviews together. Here is a list of actors who didn’t click (or in other words, despised working together) for one reason or another, no matter how they appeared on camera.
Glee, by its very definition, refers to merriment, and an overwhelming feeling of joy; however, cast members have come out since the show’s ending saying their experience was anything but. While a handful of cast members have claimed actress Lea Michele was difficult to work with, it was most famously Samantha Ware who spoke out about her experience on the popular show, tweeting, “Remember when you made my first television gig a living hell?! Cause I’ll never forget.” According to Ware, with other actors tweeting and voicing their support, Michele was known as Queen of Microaggressions, including the cliche, and ever so privileged, “I’ll have you fired” move. Speaking out publicly about what she faced on the set brought to light a lot of other not so gleeful experiences involving Michele. The actress has since apologized for her behavior.
This one may hit you right in the feels if you were a fan of the beloved Disney Channel show Hannah Montana, but on-screen besties Miley Cyrus and Emily Osment were not besties in real life, at least while the show was being filmed. According to Cyrus, the two just never clicked while the cameras weren’t rolling, never forming a friendship. Luckily, since the show ended, the two recently reunited via Zoom to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hannah Montana and reportedly have a real-life friendship after all these years.
Romeo and Juliet
If you couldn’t tell by the fashion masterpieces pictured above, we’re throwing it back a few years for our next pair of A-listers that didn’t exactly love working with each other. While filming Romeo + Juliet (1996), Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t quite get along. The two stars didn’t necessarily hate working together, it’s just that Claire Danes felt DiCaprio was immature with all the pranking of other cast members he did, and accordingly, Leo felt that Danes was a bit uptight. Nevertheless, they had millions believing their on-screen love when the film premiered.
Not So Golden
If you ever stayed home sick during the 90s, you probably caught a few episodes, or rather hours of episodes of The Golden Girls, in which case, you’re probably still a huge fan of the classic feel-good show. Anyone that has seen a fair amount of the show probably recalls Rose’s (Betty White) sunny disposition, and Dorothy’s (Bea Arthur) erm, darker sense of humor and shall we say, annoyed undertones? Well, as it turns out, it didn’t take much acting for these stars to achieve their characters’ dispositions because, in real life, Betty White was just as cheerful and optimistic as Rose, and Bea Arthur reportedly just loved to be annoyed by anything and anyone. The two never really got along according to those close to them and while we’ve always wanted to believe these ladies were just as close off-screen as they were on, it makes the witty one-liners and sassy side-eyes that much more believable.