16 Screen Couples Who Almost Killed Each Other In Real Life

16 Screen Couples Who Almost Killed Each Other In Real Life

It’s heartbreaking to think that some of the greatest romances to come out of Hollywood and TV were almost ruined by tension and arguing off camera. It’s impressive to think about how good some of these people must be at acting, to be able to fake being in love that well! You’ll be SHOCKED to see which screen romances made the cut.

1. Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in Kramer Vs. Kramer

They play a couple getting divorced, so how perfect is that?

1. Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in Kramer Vs. Kramer
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2. Vince Vaughn And Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases

While shooting a dinner scene, Witherspoon actually got hit with a plate and needed five stitches. Apparently, she still hates Vaughn off camera.

2. Vince Vaughn And Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases
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3. Leonardo DiCaprio And Claire Danes In Romeo And Juliet

It’s an unbelievable irony that these two played the greatest lovers in fiction and hate each other’s guts at the same time! It’s a true testament to how committed these two were to their roles.

4. Richard Gere And Debra Winger In An Officer And A Gentleman

Given that they were constantly cat-fighting on the set during filming, it’s amazing that both actors were able to make their love story plausible and dynamic on screen at all.

4. Richard Gere And Debra Winger In An Officer And A Gentleman
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5. Ryan Gosling And Rachel McAdams In The Notebook

Once shooting began, Gosling allegedly asked director Nick Casavettes to have McAdams replaced, and McAdams started a screaming match once she found out.

5. Ryan Gosling And Rachel McAdams In The Notebook
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6. Julia Roberts And Nick Nolte In I Love Trouble

It’s not just a catchy title, because apparently there was deadly chemistry between these two leads trying to perform a love story.

6.Julia Roberts And Nick Nolte In I Love Trouble
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7. Sharon Stone And Billy Baldwin In Sliver

Allegedly, Baldwin blew his top and raised his voice after Stone’s diva antics went into overdrive during filming.

8. Pierce Brosnan And Teri Hatcher In Tomorrow Never Dies

After Hatcher was constantly late for work and would delay production for hours, Brosnan said some nasty things about his female lead. It turns out taht the reason she’d been late was that she discovered she was pregnant!

8. Pierce Brosnan And Teri Hatcher In Tomorrow Never Dies
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9. Patrick Swayze And Jennifer Grey In Dirty Dancing

It’s ironic to think that arguably the most celebrated love story of the ’80s was spurred on by backstage drama caused by Grey having to endlessly redo the dance sequences. She apparently burst into tears because Swayze was getting irritated.

10. Marilyn Monroe And Tony Curtis In Some Like It Hot

This classic romantic comedy from master director Billy Wilder went off the rails off screen because the two had been a real couple only to break up right before shooting the film.

11. Anthony Hopkins And Shirley MacLaine In A Change Of Seasons

When interviewed about his experience on set, Hopkins said, “She was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with.”

11. Anthony Hopkins And Shirley MacLaine In A Change Of Seasons
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12. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson On The X-Files 

Although they were one of the greatest teams TV has ever seen, they almost ripped each other apart off camera.

12. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson On The X-Files
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13. Jamie Dornan And Dakota Johnson In Fifty Shades Of Grey

These stars not only had strict nudity clauses in their contracts, but last-minute casting changes due to Charlie Hunnam dropping out caused tension between them. Not to mention that all those super awkward sex scenes must have made all of the interviews together super weird.

13. Jamie Dornan AndDakota JohnsonIn Fifty Shades Of Grey
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14. Chad Michael Murray And Sophia Bush On One Tree Hill 

After getting married in 2005 after falling in love on the set of the hit show, they got divorced five months later. They still went on to complete filming the show.  That’s dedication!

14.Chad Michael Murray And Sophia Bush On One Tree Hill
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15. Jason Lee And Shannen Doherty in Mallrats

Supposedly, Doherty was so nasty off camera that Lee refused to talk to her unless the cameras were rolling on a scene because he couldn’t stand her.

16. Charlie Sheen And Selma Blair On Anger Management

Sheen allegedly had Blair written out of the show only to fire her through a scathing text message. Blair never responded, but it’s not the first time Charlie Sheen has been said to be difficult to work with.