Cruel!”, “Completely disgusting!”, “Candy ass!” – these are just some of the barbs that Hollywood stars have unleashed upon each other over the years. But which actors said them? And about whom?
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte might have been romantically entangled in I Love Trouble, but they also had a few tangles – and not the good kind – with each other off-set. And even though Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams went on to date in real life after The Notebook, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight for those two, either.
Just this week, the Happy Endings actor Casey Wilson claimed that she experienced her “single worst experience” with a co-star while working with Tim Allen on the Disney+ comedy The Santa Clauses.
For most feuding stars, these incidents are ancient history. And the stars and their fans probably want to move on.
But before we bury the hatchet, why not stir the figurative pot a little more, with this long list of actors who have clashed on set…
Casey Wilson and Tim Allen
In an episode of her B**** Sesh podcast, Wilson – who has starred in films including Gone Girl and Julie & Julia – accused the Home Improvement star Tim Allen of being “so f***ing rude” when she guest starred on The Santa Clauses, his Disney+ spin-off of the Santa Clause movies.
“Tim Allen was such a b****,” the actor said, while recalling shooting a scene in which Allen, playing Father Christmas, enters her character’s home and she confuses him for an intruder. “[He] goes over to the producer who is standing four feet from me and goes, and I hear him, he goes, ‘You gotta tell her to stop stepping on my lines’,” she said. “The producer turns to me with horror on his face and has to walk one foot to me and he goes, ‘Um, Tim would ask that you stop stepping on his lines.’”
Wilson said that “everybody was walking on eggshells” around the Toy Story actor. “People just looked frantic. When he was done, he was so f***ing rude. Never made eye contact, never said anything. It was so uncomfortable.” After they finished filming, she remembered Allen announcing that he was “leaving” before dropping his Santa coat to the floor and walking out.
Allen has yet to comment on Wilson’s claim.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel
“Candy ass” and “chicken s***” were the inventive insults that The Rock came up with in 2016 for his Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Dwayne Johnson explained that the pair have “a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating”.
Diesel later claimed that his difficulties with Johnson stemmed from him doling out unwelcome acting advice. “My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting [his] performance where it needed to be,” Diesel told Men’s Health.
Responding to the remark, Johnson said: “I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me.”
Last November, Diesel urged Johnson to make peace – so there could be hope for these two yet.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
The X-Files stars are good friends now, but they didn’t always see eye to eye. “Familiarity breeds contempt,” Duchovny told Metro in 2008.
“It’s nothing to do with the other person. All that fades away and you’re just left with the appreciation and love for the people you’ve worked with for so long. We used to argue about nothing. We couldn’t stand the sight of each other.”