Hollywood co-stars falling in love—a story we’ve all heard so many times it’s almost become boring. For the couples involved, of course, their relationships are as special and unique as a snowflake. But with the advantage of objectivity, the rest of us see the blizzard of other Hollywood romances and the specialness is lost. There is another kind of relationship these co-stars sometimes get into, though. One that’s equally close yet far more explosive. The dynamic of these fascinating connections is also far more interesting as it reveals just how talented these performers are. What we’re talking about are those actors who create brilliant on-screen chemistry while, in the real world, they share nothing but a seething swamp of hate. These are the stories we rarely hear about, because who wants to admit to that kind of thing?
So, if you’re a bit over all the soppy love stories (that rarely seem to work out in the long-term anyway), then join us for a trip to the dark side. From ridiculous pranks and antics to all-out screaming matches, the stars you’re about to encounter went to some crazy lengths to push each other’s buttons. These rarely-shared stories will add a whole new dimension to your favorite movies and TV shows.
Ryan Gosling vs. Rachel McAdams
This clash was a big surprise to us too. Not only did Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams create some incredible on-screen chemistry in The Notebook, they translated it to a real-world romance. While the results of their work together were brilliant in the end, as it turns out, the film nearly didn’t get off the ground. At least not with Gosling and McAdams working together. Director of The Notebook, Nick Cassavetes, revealed that, in the early stages of filming, Gosling was less than impressed with his co-star.
According to Cassavetes, Gosling asked to have another actress do the lines off camera for him as he was apparently feeling nothing from McAdams. Instead of caving to the actor’s frustrated request, Cassavetes made a bold move; one that could have seriously backfired. He stuck the pair in a room together and instructed them not to come out until they’d come to a resolution. Only Gosling and McAdams know what went on in that room but, whatever they did, it clearly worked.