Some actors and actresses have enjoyed working together so much that they became life-long friends (think Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox), and others didn’t really have to fake their onscreen chemistry because they started dating during filming. But the world is not one big happy place where everyone always gets along, and sometimes personalities clash. And in some cases, actors' personalities haven’t just clashed, but their strong dislike for each other resulted in an unbearable work situation.
Some stars are notoriously difficult to work with because of their diva behavior or anger management problems, and others have been written off of a show (despite being one of the main characters) because they didn’t play nice with their co-stars. Below are 20 celebs whose co-stars are probably rejoicing that they are no longer working with them!
20 Sometimes People Just Don’t Get Along, But In Nicollette Sheridan And Her Co-Stars' Case, This Is An Understatement
When working closely with a group of people over an extended period of time, there are bound to be a few clashes, but it seems on the set of Desperate Housewives, this was an understatement. According to NickiSwift, Nicollette Sheridan is reported to have not got on with the show’s creator, Marc Cherry, and when her character was killed off the show, she sued for wrongful termination.
There were also reports that she had been rude to the cast and crew.
19 Shannen Doherty’s Co-Stars Found Her Anything But Charming
Shannen Doherty has a reputation for being a bit of a diva, and according to E! News, her former Beverly Hills, 90210 costar, Jason Priestley, wrote about her behavior in his book, Jason Priestley: A Memoir.
But she is also reported to have butted heads with her Charmed co-star, Alyssa Milano, which NickiSwift notes could have been the reason why her character was written off the show.
18 Charlie Sheen’s Bad Attitude Eventually Got Him Kicked Off 'Two And A Half Men' (But Not Before He Had His Say About It)
Charlie Sheen worked on Two and a Half Men for several years, but his personal struggles eventually impacted his professional life, which resulted in him being fired from the show — but not before he had his say!
People note that Sheen’s “public meltdown” resulted in him insulting creator Chuck Lorre, but he also took aim at his co-star, John Cryer. According to HollywoodLife, Sheen told E! News in 2011, that Cryer had not called him, and proceed to call him “a turncoat, a traitor, a troll.”
17 Isaiah Washington’s Unkind Comments To Castmate T.R. Knight Saw Him Booted From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
If you think back to the early seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, you may remember Isaiah Washington, who played the role of Preston Burke. His appearance on the show was short-lived though, as NickiSwift reports he was fired in 2007 after he made a derogatory remark directed at T.R. Knight! He is also reported to have had an altercation with Patrick Dempsey.
16 Lea Michele’s Diva Behavior Earned Her An Enemy In The Form Of Naya Rivera
There is some confusion about whether Lea Michele and Naya Rivera dislike each other or not because despite Rivera saying there was no “beef” between them during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live (via E! News), she has previously written about how her co-star didn’t enjoy sharing the spotlight.
15 'Teen Mom OG' Farrah Abraham’s Co-Stars Definitely Didn’t Shed Any Tears When She Left The Show
Teen Mom’s most famous star is Farrah Abraham, but when she left the show, her co-stars were unlikely to have shed any tears.
Abraham has had an altercation with an MTV producer, and a war of words with the other Teen Mom stars, most notably with Amber Portwood. Us Weekly notes that during a reunion for the show in 2016, Portwood and Abraham were involved in a “brawl.”
14 Kevin Smith Directed Bruce Willis In The Film ‘Cop Out’ And He Described The Experience As ‘Soul-Crushing’
In the case of Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith, it wasn’t so much a clash between co-stars, but between the director and the film’s star. Both men worked on the film, Cop Out, and Smith’s comments make it sound like he would rather forget that time in his life because according to Slashfilm, he called the experience of working with Willis on the film as “soul-crushing.”
13 Victoria Justice And Ariana Grande Let Their Issues Play Out On Social Media
Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice starred together on the Nickelodeon series, Victorious, and although they played the role of best friends, it seems that that was some very good acting on their part because, in real life, they aren’t close! TwentyTwoWords reports that after the show was canceled the stars let their feelings be known as they became embroiled in a social media feud.
12 Nick Nolte Has Described Julia Roberts As Not Being A Nice Person, Why Exactly, We’re Not Sure (But The Feeling Is Mutual)!
Julia Roberts has a million-dollar smile, and fans love her because she seems so sweet and wholesome, but Nick Nolte definitely does not feel that way!
They starred together in the film, I Love Trouble, and the title may have been more accurate than the director wanted because, according to NickiSwift, these co-stars did not get on! Roberts spoke about Nolte in an interview, saying they got on each other’s nerves but she also called him “disgusting.” Nolte responded by saying it wasn’t nice to call someone that, but he wasn’t surprised because “she's not a nice person.”
11 Bill Hader Has Commented On Justin Bieber’s Inability To Behave When Appearing On 'Saturday Night Live!'
Justin Bieber has shown his comedic side with skits on Saturday Night Live, but someone who didn’t enjoy his inclusion on the show was Bill Hader. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live (via People) Hader said that “the worst-behaved” star to appear on the show was Bieber, and that at the time, Bieber was “in a bad place.”
10 Freddie Prinze Jr. Has Called Out Kiefer Sutherland For Being Super ‘Unprofessional’
Freddie Prinze Jr. had such an awful time working with Kiefer Sutherland on the set of 24, that it made him want to leave the industry forever!
Prinze Jr. told ABC News (via People) that it was “terrible” working on the series, adding, “Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash. I’d say it to his face. I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that… I just wanted to quit the business after that…”
9 Katherine Heigl Had Awful Things To Say About The Show That Made Her Famous — No Wonder People Don’t Love Her
Another actress who has earned herself an unflattering reputation with regards to her behavior is Katherine Heigl, and she made her disdain for Grey’s Anatomy, the show that arguably made her famous, quite obvious.
She famously withdrew her name from an Emmy award, stating she had not been provided with the material "to warrant an Emmy nomination,” The Hollywood Gossip notes — which is a massive slap in the face for the creator, Shonda Rhimes.
8 Thomas Gibson Is Reported To Have Been Fired From A Show Because Of His Temper
Criminal Minds is only in its second season, and there have already been some significant changes to the cast because according to Variety, Thomas Gibson was fired from the show!
TMZ reported on how Thomas Gibson had an “angry outburst,” directed at one of the show’s writers, and he is reported to have also had an altercation with the director. The publication reports that Gibson’s behavior resulted in the network sending him to anger management classes.
7 Janet Hubert Has No Intentions Of Ever Being In The Same Room As Will Smith Again!
If you’re hoping for a Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reunion sometime in the future, you will have to count Jane Hubert out! Hubert, who played the role of Aunt Vivian, is reported to have been fired from the show, and in 2011, she told TMZ that there is no love lost between her and Will Smith.
She told the outlet there will “never” be a reunion, and she was not shy about telling them that the “egomaniac” Smith is the reason.
6 Apparently, Megan Fox Is Not The Easiest Person To Work With, And The ‘Transformers’ Crew Have Publicly Stated This
Megan Fox appears to be more focused on motherhood than acting these days, but she’s ruffled a few feathers during her time in the industry. Her role in Transformers was not without drama, and according to Huffington Post, Fox was fired from the film series — although her rep is reported to have said that it was her decision not to return.
She also made her feelings about director Michael Bay perfectly clear in an interview with Wonderland Magazine, and let’s just say her statements about him were less than flattering. Following these statements, the Transformers crew wanted to have their say with an open letter, which included a mention of how she was “the grump of the set” (via Collider).
5 According To Reports, Angelina Jolie Has No Problem With Johnny Depp, But His Breath Is Another Matter Entirely!
When Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp worked together on The Tourist, they had nothing but nice things to say about each other. But reports have since stated that Jolie had a problem with Depp’s breath. Um…
According to CheatSheet, an insider told Celebitchy that Jolie had to feed her co-star breath mints before their romantic scenes because of his “smelly cigarette breath.”
4 Shia LaBeouf Is Believed To Have Been Kicked Off A Broadway Show For Causing Problems With Alec Baldwin
Shia LaBeouf has made headlines before for his bizarre behavior and strange antics, including an interesting feud with Alec Baldwin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two men were set to star in the Broadway play, Orphans, but things got so bad between them that LaBeouf was fired from the show and replaced by Ben Foster.
Although the two men feuded, they are reported to have since put their differences aside.
3 Tim Gunn Has Called Taylor Momsen A ‘Brat’
Tim Gunn can be a particularly outspoken individual, especially when he doesn’t like someone, and it seems he really doesn’t like Taylor Momsen. Gunn had a guest spot on Gossip Girl in 2010, and he told E! News that Momsen was a “diva” and that she couldn’t remember her lines.
He also referred to her as a “brat.” As for the rest of the cast? Well, we know he is a big fan of Penn Badgley, who he said was a “delight” to work with.
2 'American Idol' Season 12 Is More Memorable For Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj’s Hatred Of Each Other Than Who Performed
If you think back to American Idol’s 12th Season, you may have a hard time remembering who performed because of the drama between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who were meant to be judging the season. According to TwentyTwoWords, the interaction between these women could be best described as a “disastrous catfight from start to finish.”
1 Claire Danes Didn’t Like Working With Leonardo DiCaprio Because She Found Him ‘Immature’
You may think that working on one of the greatest love stories, Romeo + Juliet, would see Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio get pretty close, but apparently that was not the case. According to Zimbio, when the pair starred in the ‘90s film, Danes was reportedly unimpressed by DiCaprio’s pranks and called him “very immature.”
Sources: NickiSwift, E! News, HollywoodLife, People, Us Weekly, SlashFilm, TwentyToWords, The Hollywood Reporter, TMZ, Variety, Huffington Post, Collider, CheatSheet, Zimbio.