10 Actors Who Used to Carry a Torch for Their Co-Stars

It is common that everyone has had an innocent crush on a co-worker at one point in time and actors are no exception. For them, those co-workers happen to also be their co-stars. It is because working on a project can put actors in close quarters, which sometimes leads to unexpected feelings off-screen. Filming movies can be arduous, with a few months or even a year, and requires the actors to really get in the headspace of the characters they are playing, emotions and all.

While some actors chose to keep their feelings to themselves to avoid awkwardness on set, others decided to keep it lighthearted and get everything out in the open. We’ve made a list of actors who had a crush on their co-stars. Scroll down to see.

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#1 Bryce Dallas Howard was crazy about Robert Pattinson

Actors Carry a Torch for Their Co-StarsSource: © The Twilight Saga: Eclipse / Summit Entertainment and co-producers

For Bryce Dallas Howard, acting alongside Robert Pattinson was a dream. The actress adored him so much that one of her friends made Post-it notes with a picture of Pattison’s face.

#2 Kevin Costner was crazy about Whitney Houston

Actors Carry a Torch for Their Co-StarsSource: © The Bodyguard / Warner Bros. and co-producers

Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston worked together in the movie “The Bodyguard” and during filming, Costner was in love with the actress. he even wrote letters to her after filming had wrapped. When Whitney Houston passed away, he released a statement, saying “She was my one true love”.

#3 Elizabeth Perkins was secretly in love with Tom Hanks

Source: © Big / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers

Elizabeth Perkins crushed on Tom Hanks when they were filming the movie “Big”. However, at that time, he was in a relationship with someone. The actress also claimed she would never forget her on-screen kiss with the actor.

#4 Matthew Davis’s heart raced every time he was around Selma Blair

Source: © Legally Blonde / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and co-producers

A supporting actress, who worked with Matthew Davis and Selma Blair revealed, “I discovered that Matthew had a crush on Selma during the trial scene. We could see that heart beating every time he was around her. He was so nervous, and I thought, ’How could someone looking like that be as nervous as he is?’”. Davis confirmed her words and said that he’d adore Blair forever.

#5 Zac Efron believes that Rose Byrne is his ideal woman

Actors Carry a Torch for Their Co-StarsSource: © Neighbors / Good Universe and co-producers

After “Neighbors” was finished, Zac Efron made a statement that he would want to marry a woman like Rose Byrne. He said, “She’s got, like, a light about her, you can’t teach or learn. It’s kinda magical”. But, at that time, the actress was in a relationship with another actor.

#6 Elizabeth Banks had a crush on Woody Harrelson

Actors Carry a Torch for Their Co-StarsSource: © The Hunger Games / Lionsgate and co-producers© The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 / Lionsgate and co-producers

Elizabeth Banks said, “It was a dream” when asked what it was like to act alongside Woody Harrelson. She was in love with her co-star, like her character had a crush on Harrelson’s character.

#7 Claire Danes had an unrequited crush on Leonardo DiCaprio

Actors Carry a Torch for Their Co-StarsSource: © Romeo + Juliet / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers

Miriam Margolyes, who played Juliet’s nanny in “Romeo + Juliet” revealed that  Claire Danes used to fall in love with Leonardo DiCaprio and it was really “painful to watch” because he didn’t have a feeling for her and was even dismissive of her.

#8 Ashley Greene had a soft spot for Jackson Rathbone

Source: © Twilight / Summit Entertainment and co-producers

During filming “The Twilight Sage”, Ashley Greene had a feeling for Jackson Rathbone, who portrayed Jasper. She shared, “I definitely had a crush on Jackson when we first started working together. He’s just such a little Southern gentleman, and he’s so artistically brilliant.”

#9 Hilary Duff had a crush on Chad Michael Murray

Source: © A Cinderella Story / Warner Bros. and co-producers

Hilary Duff admitted to loving Chad Michael Murray when they were working on the movie “A Cinderella Story”, “I definitely had a crush on him. We had a few kissing scenes in the movie and I remember feeling pretty nervous about that, but then we became friends, and I wasn’t so nervous anymore.”

#10 Matthew Perry wanted to be more than just friends with Jennifer Aniston

Source: © Friends / Warner Bros. Television and co-producers

Matthew Perry crushed on Jennifer Aniston even before the iconic sitcom “Friends” was filmed. He asked her out but she refused. Eventually, they became true friends.