14 Actors Who Revealed They Had A Secret Crush On Their Co-Stars

At one point in time, we might have an innocent crush on a classmate or co-worker. Actors are no exception. They often work on a movie project for a couple of months or even years. Therefore, it’s understandable that these actors fell in love with their fellow actors. But sometimes, they eventually left the set with their hearts broken, just like the rest of us in normal life.
Movie stars like Zac Efron and Sandra Bullock have actually admitted to understanding those feelings for someone they worked with. While some actors chose to bury their secrets forever to avoid awkward moments during the filming, others kept it lighthearted and get everything out in the open (certainly, they only decided to disclose it after finishing the movie sets).
Today, we’ve compiled a list of 14 actors who revealed their crushes on costars years after filming wrapped. Keep scrolling down and check them out!

#1 Bryce Dallas Howard was fancy about Robert Pattinson

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Filming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse turned a dream into reality for Bryce Dallas Howard because she got an opportunity to act alongside Robert Pattinson, whom she was crazy about.
Howard revealed that she fancied Pattinson so much that one of her friends made Post-it notes with a photo of Pattinson’s face. Certainly, Howard’s husband was never happy about this story.

#2 Elizabeth Banks fell in love with Woody Harrelson.

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In an interview about the film, The Hunger Games, Elizabeth Banks was questioned about what it was like to act alongside Woody Harrelson, and she told, “It was a dream.”
Banks also went on that she fell in love with her co-star. And Effie, her character, also had a crush on Haymitch, Still, Harrelson’s character, Haymitch couldn’t stand Effie. “I don’t know where Woody stands on Elizabeth,” the actress said.

#3 Claire Danes had an unrequited crush on Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Actress Miriam Margolyes, who portrayed Juliet’s nanny in the movie Romeo + Juliet, eventually spoke about the relationship between Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio during the filming.
According to Margolyes, Danes had a crush on DiCaprio, and it was actually “painful to watch” because he didn’t care about her feelings and was even dismissive of her. “It was obvious that she was in love with her Romeo, but Leonardo wasn’t in love with her. She wasn’t his type at all. He didn’t know how to cope with her evident infatuation,” Margolyes told.

#4 Tara Reid fell for Seann William Scott.

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In a special dedicated to the 20th anniversary of American Pie, the starring actors mentioned their memories of being on set in the film. It turned out that some of them had secret crushes on their co-workers.
Tara Reid, for instance, revealed that she lost her heart to Seann William Scott. “Really? I had no idea!” Scott reacted.

#5 Zac Efron thinks that Rose Byrne is his ideal woman.

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After finishing the film, Neighbors, Zac Efron claimed that Rose Byrne was now his ideal actress worldwide. And the actor said that he would love to marry a woman that looked like her.
“She’s got, like, a light about her, you can’t teach or learn. It’s kinda magical,” Efron shared. Unfortunately, Byrne was in a relationship with another actor during the filming.

#6 Kevin Costner was crazy about Whitney Houston.

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Not only was Kevin Costner’s character in love with the singer in the film, The Bodyguard, but Costner himself was in love with Whitney Houston too. According to the actor, he couldn’t resist Houston. He even wrote letters to her often after the movie was wrapped.
When Houston died, Costner released a statement, declaring, “She was my one true love.” So, you know why there was such strong chemistry between the two actors on-screen.

#7 Sandra Bullock's “fell a little bit in love” by Keanu Reeves

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Sandra Bullock admitted that she often felt uncomfortable on set while filming the film, Speed just because she was charmed by Keanu Reeves. She couldn’t concentrate when she was around him and always giggled. But she never desired him to feel the same way she did, describing, “There’s just something about me that I guess he didn’t like.”
But Bullock was mistaken. When Reeves was asked if he knew that his former co-star had a crush on him, he answered, “No. She obviously didn’t know I had a crush on her either.” It’s such a pity.

#8 Elizabeth Perkins was in love with Tom Hanks.

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Elizabeth Perkins recently shared that she had a secret crush on Tom Hanks while working together on the film. But sadly, he was in a relationship with someone else.
“He was with Rita Wilson already. They were dating but hadn’t gotten married yet. So he was completely off limits, but he was adorable,” Perkins stated. The actress also declared she would remember her on-set kiss with Hanks forever.

#9 Helen Mirren was charmed by Vin Diesel.

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Not long before the filming of F9 began, Helen Mirren revealed on a favorite TV show that she couldn’t stop thinking about Vin Diesel while filming. And even though it was told as a joke, we all know there’s a grain of truth in there.
She stated, “It came from me watching him make a speech once at some ceremony. He was just so smart and so funny and so cool, and I just sort of fell a little bit in love with him right there and then.”

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

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While filming Legally Blonde, actor Matthew Davis, who portrayed Elle Woods’ love interest, fell in love with Selma Blair, who was his on-set fiancée.
The supporting actress, who saw the whole story, 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 agreed with her words and said that he would adore Blair forever.

#11 Mandy Moore wanted to be more than just friends with Shane West.

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Lately, the actress posted a video on Instagram where she was watching the film, A Walk to Remember. When one of the touching scenes appeared on set, Mandy Moore declared, “Now you understand why I had the biggest crush ever on Shane West!”

#12 Ashley Greene was crazy about Jackson Rathbone.

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While we are on the topic of The Twilight Saga, we couldn’t ignore that Howard wasn’t the only actress who had a soft spot for a fellow actor. Ashley Greene entered the club too.
She had a crush on Jackson Rathbone, who portrayed Jasper. “I definitely had a crush on Jackson when we started working together. He’s just such a little Southern gentleman, and he’s so artistically brilliant,” Greene revealed.

#13 Hilary Duff had a soft spot for Chad Michael Murray.

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Hilary Duff shared that she liked Chad Michael Murray, whom she starred opposite in 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.”

#14 Matthew Perry said that he loved Jennifer Aniston.

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Matthew Perry fell for Jennifer Aniston long before the iconic sitcom was filmed. He asked her out, but she refused, so he said, “We can’t be friends!”
Ironically, they did become friends eventually. Even though Perry continued to have feelings for her while they were filming Friends, Aniston showed no interest in him. But over time, his wounds healed, and while the show’s popularity skyrocketed, his crush disappeared on its own.
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