15 On-Screen Best Friends Who Didn’t Get Along Off Screen

February 9, 2015  |  
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You might think the hardest part about acting is crying on the spot. But maybe it’s covering up your pure unadulterated hate for your co-star! Here are on-screen best friends who are off screen frenemies.

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester

Their relationship was on and off on screen but ultimately they were meant to be best friends. Off screen however, the two reportedly haven’t spoken since the show ended. Perhaps Lively got jealous that the show became all about Meester’s character.



Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice

The two appeared as friends on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” but offstage the two got into a media battle, trash talking each other over why the show ended. At one point Grande said, “ ‘Victorious ended because 1 girl didn’t want to do it. She chose to do a solo tour instead…” and Justice tweeted, “Some people would throw some1 that they consider a friend under the bus just 2 make themselves look good.”

Will Smith and Janet Huber

It turns out The Fresh Prince didn’t have as much love for his on-screen aunt as it appeared. Smith and Huber allegedly had creative differences and Smith had Huber fired, thinking he could just replace her without anyone noticing.

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker

They might have had each other’s back through thick and thin on “Sex and the City” but SJP has admitted that some of the other ladies, particularly Cattrall, got upset when they had to spend longer hours on set than SJP did.

Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrara

Apparently the Mean Girl was a little out of her element on “Ugly Betty.” After Lohan was rude on the set, Ferrara asked her 6 episodes be cut to 4.


Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty

The sisters of “Charmed” are not as tight off screen once their magic powers are off. Doherty reportedly bumped heads with Milano, and Doherty was released from the show rather unexpectedly.

Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx

That much hotness on screen is bound to cause a problem. Rumor has it Farrell said Foxx thought he was too good to be on the set of “Miami Vice” after winning an Oscar for “Ray” and he made it known.


Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

Duchovny has admitted of his “X-Files” co-star, “Familiarity breeds contempt…we used to argue about nothing. We couldn’t stand the sight of each other.” The two reportedly get along now.

Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush

These two had a complicated on and off screen relationship. The two actors married and divorced and hated each other off screen thereafter. Their characters, meanwhile, dated and broke up but remained good friends on the show. Awkward.


Lea Michele and Naya Rivera

Rumor has it Michele had Rivera written off the show, but it was all because Rivera called Michele out on her diva behavior. Apparently Michele had the habit of walking off set and making everyone wait for her. Rivera complained, but the all-powerful Michele just had her removed.


Lucy Liu and Bill Murray

According to sources from the set, Murray stopped a scene of “Charlie’s Angels” and said that he didn’t understand what Liu was doing there—that she couldn’t act. Liu allegedly then threw punches at Murray and the two were separated.


Ryan Reynolds and Wesley Snipes

Reports have it that on the set of “Blade: Trinity” the partners in crime were not partners at all off set. Apparently Snipes would show up to set at the very last minute, just for close-ups, leaving Reynolds to work mostly alone.

William Shatner and George Takei

With his huge social media following today, Takei will probably have most on his side. Apparently Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu, buddies on “Star Trek,” couldn’t stand each other off screen, with Takei saying Shatner had a huge ego and Shatner saying he pitied Takei.

Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth

Doherty just can’t seem to make any friends! Doherty and Garth played best friends Brenda and Kelly on “Beverly Hills 90210” but Garth has admitted that off screen there were times they wanted to “claw each other’s eyes out.”


Scott Patterson and Lauren Graham

They eventually were lovers but Lorelai and Luke spent years as best friends first. Off screen, however, they didn’t like each other much. Graham was even quoted saying by 2005 the two were not friends and she didn’t mind.

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