Judging from their onscreen chemistry inDirty Dancing, it would be reasonable to assume that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey really enjoyed each other's company. But that assumption is wrong. To this end, The Ringer just published a list of seven pairs of co-stars who hated each other's guts--at least on the set (https://www.theringer.com/movies/2020/8/21/21377936/history-of-co-stars-hating-each-other-dirty-dancing-fast-and-furious):
- Jennifer Grey & Patrick Swayze,Dirty Dancing.While Baby and Johnny had the time of their life, the same can’t be said for the actors. Somewhat infamously, it appears Grey and Swayze absolutely did not vibe on theDirty Dancingset. “We did have a few moments of friction,” Swayze wrote in his memoir. “She seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her.”
- Tommy Lee Jones & Jim Carrey,Batman Forever.Though the two didn’t come to blows on set, Carrey recounted how he ran into Jones at a restaurant and, well, it seems his costar had to get something off his chest. “I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said onNorm Macdonald Livein 2017. “And he got up shaking—he must have been in mid kill me fantasy or something like that. And he went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.’”
- Josh Hartnett & Harrison Ford,Hollywood Homicide.In an aspiring buddy-cop comedy where the lead detectives really dislike one another, the hatred part of Ford and Hartnett’s on-screen dynamic apparently didn’t require much in the way of acting. As Hartnett put it: “There were times we would end up just sitting in the car when we were supposed to be doing a scene and neither of us would say anything for like an hour.” Sounds fun. There are also less-substantiated claims that Ford called Hartnett a “punk,” while Hartnett’s rebuttal included calling Indiana Jones an “old fart.”
- Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams,The Notebook.While its two stars would go on to have a real-life romance of their own, director Nick Cassavetes told VH1 in 2014 that, during filming, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’s mutual disdain nearly derailed the entire movie. An impromptu shouting match between Gosling and McAdams helped to clear the air, and putThe Notebookback on track.
- Tom Hardy & Shia LaBeouf,Lawless.Hardy ran into LaBeouf’s bedroom, wrestled with his naked co-star, and then fell down a flight of stairs. “For the rest of the shoot, he told everybody that I knocked him out,” LaBeouf says.
- Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron,Mad Max: Fury Road.The first encounter between Max and Furiosa inFury Roadis full of rage—which, it turns out, wouldn’t be that far off from Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron’s chemistry on the set of George Miller’s film. As both actors toldThe New York Timesin aFury Roadoral history, the challenges of the production brought out the worst in them.
- Dwayne Johnson & Vin Diesel,The Fate of the Furious.The beef was between our two bald, overly oily leads: Johnson and Vin Diesel. Diesel tried to downplay the tension as a matter of “two alphas” locking horns, but that doesn’t quite explain why they were reportedly separated for the entireFate of the Furiousshoot.