15 of the Most Dramatic Celebrity Co-Star Feuds Ever
by Jennifer Lafferty
What could be juicier than a good celebrity feud that’s played out in the media? Even more delicious is when these frienemies happen to be co-stars on the same film or TV series. While some celebs can hide their true feelings toward one another on screen, the tension is often undeniable.
Michael Strayhan & Kelly Ripa
Following the announcement that Michael Strahan was leaving Live with Kelly & Michael to co-host full-time on Good Morning America, Ripa was reportedly furious at being blindsided, and days of drama ensued on morning TV, including Ripa’s conspicuous absence from the show.
Lucy Liu & Bill Murray
According to reports, the notorious Lucy Liu and Bill Murray feud on the set of Charlie’s Angels was set off when Murray said to Liu: “…What in the hell are you doing here? You can’t act!”, supposedly prompting Liu to physically attack him.
Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy was forthcoming about his heated altercation with Shia LaBeouf on the set of 2012’s Lawless, saying: “I got knocked out by Shia LaBeouf, actually.” Hardy added that LaBeouf is “a scary dude.”
Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep’s biographer Michael Schulman revealed shocking details of Streep’s feud with Dustin Hoffman while filming 1979’s Kramer vs Kramer, claiming Hoffman even slapped her once. Hoffman blames his behavior on drugs and his divorce at the time.
Carrie Ann Inaba & David Alan Grier
After being eliminated from Dancing With the Stars in 2009, David Alan Grier claimed the judges were unfair and targeted Carrie Ann Inaba saying: “There’s several people that can kiss my a**, but she’s definitely the first in line…”
Faye Dunaway & Roman Polanski
While shooting classic thriller China Town, Faye Dunaway and director Roman Polanski fought over the toilet. Dunaway reportedly threw a cup of urine on Polanski because he denied her request for a bathroom break.
Julia Roberts & Nick Nolte
The nonexistent chemistry between Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in 1994’s I Love Trouble, hints at how mismatched they were. The real-life trouble included tantrums and insults, making it necessary for the co-stars to film their scenes separately.
Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams
The Notebook co-stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams clashed repeatedly. During one scene, Gosling even wanted another actress to read with him off-camera. But instead of holding a grudge, McAdams and Gosling made up, and even dated for a couple of years.
Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes
While filming Romeo + Juliet, Claire Danes was so annoyed with DiCaprio for goofing off, she avoided him as much as possible. To put things in perspective, both actors were very young; Danes only in her early teens.
Sharon Stone & Billy Baldwin
There was passion both on and off-screen between Sharon Stone and Billy Baldwin while filming 1993’s Sliver, but off-screen it was more like rage. Stone reportedly hated Baldwin so much, she bit his tongue during a love scene.
Jamie Foxx & LL Cool J
Watching the fight between Jamie Foxx and LL Cool J in the 1999 football movie Any Given Sunday, it’s unclear which violent moments are scripted. Some action was real enough to cause facial injuries to both actors.
Naya Rivera & Lea Michele
There was supposedly lots of bickering between former Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Lea Michele. One Glee source said: “Naya is jealous that Lea is the show’s main star.” Rivera reportedly addresses the feud in her upcoming memoir.
Tyrese Gibson & James Franco
Despite careful choreography, things got out of control between Tyrese Gibson and James Franco while boxing in 2006’s Annapolis. Trainer Macka Foley said: “One actor would slip and hit the other one, and one would retaliate and get upset.”
Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey
We watched the feud play out between American Idol judges/divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey: arguing, lots of cursing and rumors that Minaj threatened Carey with a gun. Eventually, Carey admitted she was afraid of being upstaged by another woman.
Wesley Snipes & the “Blade” Cast
Wesley Snipes didn’t seem to like anything about Blade: Trinity: the cast, the script and especially writer/director David Goyer, who he accused of racism and reportedly tried to strangle. Snipes sued the production company New Line, director Goyer and executive producer Toby Emmerich in 2005.