9 Pairs Of Co-Stars Whose Feud Was So Strong That They Refused To Act In The Same Scene

Many lifelong Hollywood friendships jump from the set of movies. Co-star actors and actresses who play friends on the screen become friends in real life. They work together during the filming of the movie, understand each other, and a friendship gradually blossoms.
What about the other side? On-screen friends hated each other so much that they refused to act in the same scene in the film’s sequel. They couldn't even bear to be on set at the same time because their mutual antagonism had gotten so intense. They are enough with each other.
Below are 15 celebrity co-stars who say NO to even act in the same scene again. This may be tough to stomach for die-hard fans of "The Good Wife", but Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi aren't those on-screen friends. Their feud was so strong that they refused to shoot the long-awaited series finale reunion scene in the same location. In fact, it was Hollywood smoke and mirrors that created the illusion.

#1 Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, in The Fate Of The Furious

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If you are an eagle-eyed fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, you will find out that Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson do not share a single shot together. In fact, they hate each other in real life. The two actors refused to appear together in the same scene during the franchise's 2017 installment, The Fate of the Furious.

#2 Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere, in Lords Of Flatbush

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Rumors say that Sylvester Stallone hated Richard Gere so much while filming the 1974 movie Lords of Flatbush. Gere was fired from the production and quickly replaced by Perry King at the behest of Stallone.

#3 Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi, in The Good Wife

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Both Margulies and Panjabi never spoke about the feud between them. The two actresses stopped appearing together till Season 4 of the series The Good Wife. When they need to discuss their characters, they would call each other or go through a third party.

#4 Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard, in Iron Man

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Terrence Howard played Lt. Colonel James Rhodes in the first Iron Man film. In a 2013 interview, the actor said Robert Downey Jr. "pushed him out" and "took his money,". Jr. prevented him from returning as Rhodey for the second installment of the franchise. His character was quickly replaced by Don Cheadle, who also appeared in Iron Man 3.

#5 Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, in Orphans

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Alec Baldwin spoke out about his feud with former Broadway co-star Shia LaBeouf through a telling first-person article in New York Magazine in 2014. He said that LaBeouf attacked him in front of the rest of the cast and allegedly said, "If you don’t say your lines. I’m just going to keep saying my lines."

#6 Bill Murray and Lucy Liu, in Charlie's Angels

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Everyone knows that Bill Murray and Lucy Liu hated each other while filming the original Charlie's Angels film. It is said that Murray was pretty darn mean to Liu, stopping the scene and pointing to Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu, saying in order, “I get why you’re here, and you’ve got talent... but what in the hell are you doing here. You can’t act!”

#7 Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair, in Anger Management


Selma Blair was suddenly fired from the FX sitcom Anger Management. The actress believed that she was kicked out of the show because she criticized Charlie Sheen for being a slacker.

#8 Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, in I Love Trouble

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Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte starred in the 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble when both were at the height of their Hollywood fame. However, the on-screen couple hated each other so much that they had to film their scenes separately. They had to use stand-ins in order to try and create on-screen chemistry.
Roberts told The New York Times that her co-star could be "charming and nice, [but] he's also completely disgusting." Nolte, not one to let bygones be bygones, retorted, "It's not nice to call someone 'disgusting.' But she's not a nice person. Everyone knows that."

#9 Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer, in Magic Mike


Alex Pettyfer played "The Kid," in Magic Mike. The British actor admitted that Tatum did not like him and took responsibility for the feud. Pettyfer had a bad reputation for being difficult to work with, and Tatum did not want to hire him for the lead role.
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