When the hotly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey dropped into theaters for Valentine's Day 2015, it was supposed to be the steamy hit of the season. However, many filmgoers found the chemistry between the two leads "equal to the chemistry of a couple of unboiled hot dogs." They were onto something. Word is that Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson weren't too fond of each other. Their mutual disdain was apparent during the film's "disastrous" press tour, and Dornan called their love scenes together "heinous." Yikes.
2. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet
We're sorry to rain on your parade if you grew up loving Baz Luhrmann's 1996 update of the Bard's classic love story, but in real life, Romeo and Juliet didn't get along too well. A Premiere magazine profile of Claire Danes and Leonard DiCaprio written during the film's production claimed the two "couldn't possibly have more divergent attitudes," and demonstrated the tension between Danes' self-serious work ethic and DiCaprio's goof-around immaturity. In an E! Online interview, Danes said about her off-camera relationship with DiCaprio, "We sometimes sort of ignored each other."
3. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
When Moonlighting premiered, Cybill Shepherd had been in movies for years while co-star Bruce Willis was unknown, so Shepherd expected to be the star. But Willis' charisma made his David Addison the show's breakout character. As a result, Moonlighting's production was a "pressure cooker" from the start. Over the show's run, volatility between the stars led to their characters having less and less to do with each other. In a caustic bit of fourth-wall-breaking self-reference, a producer tells the characters in the Moonlighting series finale, "A case of poison ivy's more fun than watching you two lately."
5. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on The X-Files
If you believe the on-screen chemistry between Richard Gere and Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman, then Winger would like to take credit, thank you very much, as she considered Gere to be "a brick wall" while making the flick. Years later, Winger remained unchanged about her opinion, but suggested there was no real enmity between herself and her co-star. Winger said, "I run in to Richard Gere quite a lot and he half jokes: 'Are you still saying terrible things about me?' We had a moment in our life which was not good, but everyone has to get it into perspective."
7. Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot
When they were young actors in the early '50s, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe hooked up briefly. But when they co-starred together in Some Like It Hot a few years later, things had changed. Curtis said Monroe had "gone funny. Her mind was all over the place. She had lost confidence." Curtis described an on-screen kiss with Monroe as particularly awful. "She nearly choked me to death by deliberately sticking her tongue down my throat into my windpipe," he said. When asked in an interview about kissing Monroe, Curtis famously said it was "like kissing Hitler."
8. Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray on One Tree Hill
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray, the stars of One Tree Hill, got along well at first. They even fell in love. By the end of the first season, they were engaged. By the end of the second season, they were married. Then Murray allegedly cheated, and they split acrimoniously by the beginning of the third season. And then One Tree Hill lasted six more years. How's that for awkward? Said Bush, "When people split in a way that's unpleasant, they usually just go on quite literally hating each other ... but when you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it."
Sliver, the spiritual sequel to erotic thriller Basic Instinct, was panned upon its 1993 release. Perhaps critics could tell that underneath the illusion of sexual attraction between co-stars Billy Baldwin and Sharon Stone was actually a powerful, one-sided contempt. According to screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, Stone hated Baldwin from the moment he was cast. "He's a boy," she said. "Give me a man. Give me Alec. I'd let Alec throw me over a table anytime." Allegedly, Stone bit Baldwin's tongue during one love scene, and contemptuously rinsed with mouthwash after every on-camera kiss between them.
10. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook
If you watch The Notebook and lament that you've never had a love like Noah and Allie have, take solace in knowing that it was such a lie. According to director Nick Cassavetes, stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams squabbled during production. The actors wound up "screaming and yelling at each other," and Gosling tried to get McAdams kicked off the set, asking Cassavetes to find another actress to stand off-camera and perform McAdams' part opposite Gosling. But the two got past their professional differences, becoming a real couple for a time well after The Notebook wrapped.
Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have long been among the most popular movie stars, so pairing them seemed like an obvious move. But sometimes two great tastes just taste weird together. Though the co-stars presented a convivial relationship while promoting The Tourist, an anonymous on-set source told In Touch magazine that Depp and Jolie didn't get along at all. "She was disappointed that he didn't get in better shape for the role and that he didn't want to cut his hair," the insider said. He or she added, "Johnny retreats to his own trailer until he's called out again. He thinks she's really full of herself."
Harrison Ford had a number of complaints during the making of Blade Runner, but his most contentious relationship on the set was with Sean Young, the actor who played his love interest. Ford's displeasure with his co-star led him to play their love scene much more roughly than the script intended, tossing Young around the set and actually hurting her. "Harrison hated Sean," said production executive Katherine Haber. "That was not a love scene, that was a hate scene. When he pushes her up against those blinds? Uh! He hated her. He hated her."
13. Selma Blair and Charlie Sheen on Anger Management
In 2012, Charlie Sheen parlayed the popularity of his infamous, cocaine-fueled public meltdown the year before (see: tiger blood, "winning") into a starring role on a TV adaption of the Adam Sandler movie Anger Management. Selma Blair played Sheen's therapist/F-buddy on the show, and she quickly became the cast member most vocal about what a nightmare Sheen was to work with. Blair complained that Sheen was lazy, perpetually late and a "menace." Sheen caught wind of Blair's comments and allegedly texted her to say, "See you next Tuesday." Her character was written out of the show.
14. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases