38 TV BFFs Who Don't Really Like Each Other in Real Life (PHOTOS)

Margeaux Baulch Klein | Sep 30, 2015 TV
38 TV BFFs Who Don't Really Like Each Other in Real Life (PHOTOS)

A TV set doesn't preclude actors from experiencing the same kind of workplace drama that happens in office cubicles, and coworkers sometimes don't get along, even when they're starring on hit television shows.

Click through for 38 on-screen besties who couldn't stand each other when the cameras stopped rolling.


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  • Charlie Sheen & Selma Blair


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    Rumor has it that Selma Blair, who played Charlie Sheen's love interest on Anger Management, was fired by the actor himeself, who was both the star and producer of the show. Reportedly, the two fell out after Selma complained about Charlie's work ethic.

  • Julianna Margulies & Archie Panjabi


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    Fans of The Good Wife became suspicious about bad blood between stars Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi when all of the actresses' scenes together started occuring over the phone. It was all but confirmed that the two women hated each other when, at last, their "reunion" scene was reportedly filmed separately and then put together using CGI to make it seem like they were in the same room.

  • Teri Hatcher & the Cast of 'Desperate Housewives'


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    "You know, Teri was just a loner. Me and Marcia [Cross] and Felicity [Huffman] were a lot closer because we are just girlie girls who like to be in each other's company. Teri didn't. There was no bad blood, I think that was just the way it was," Eva Longoria said in an attempt to explain Teri Hatcher's reported estrangement from the rest of the cast on the set of Desperate Housewives

  • Blake Lively & Leighton Meester


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    Gossip Girl's leading ladies reportedly didn't get along during the show's five-year run. One tabloid reported that Leighton Meester thought Blake Lively was "an egomaniac who viewed her time on the TV set as slumming."

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  • Leighton Meester & Taylor Momsen


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    Serena and Blair weren't the only ones feuding on the set of Gossip Girl! Reportedly Taylor Momsen had a tiff with Leighton Meester over the fact that the Gossip Girl producers used some of Leighton's music on the show and not Taylor's.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker & Kim Cattrall


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    Sex and the City was a show as much about the friendship as it was about sex, but, sadly, the on-screen camaraderie between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall didn't extend to real life. Kim addressed the rumors that the two women hated each other: "If you're spending 18 hours a day at work, the last thing you want to do is go and have a drink with the people who you just (spent the day with). You just need to get away."

  • David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson


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    It appears that Mulder and Scully weren't as close in real life as they were on-screen! David Duchovny revealed in an interview that "familiarity breeds contempt" and that he and co-star Gillian Anderson couldn't stand the sight of each other during the filming of The X-Files.

  • Shannen Doherty & Alyssa Milano


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    90210 wasn't the only set where Shannen Doherty feuded with her co-stars. She and Alyssa Milano got along so poorly on Charmed that Shannen was ultimately let go from the show and replaced with Rose McGowan.

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  • Jennie Garth & Shannen Doherty


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    Tori Spelling revealed in her memoir that things got so bad between Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty on Beverly Hills, 90210 that the two women even devolved into physical fighting: "Shannen had everything, but she could be arrogant and carefree. Jennie [Garth] was outspoken when she thought Shannen was out of line. Sometimes they got along, but there were explosions. Once they got into a fistfight," she wrote.

  • Betty White & Bea Arthur


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    It's hard to imagine anyone hating Betty White, but apparently Betty's Golden Girls co-star Bea Arthur found her positive attitude to be irritating. 

  • Lea Michele & Naya Rivera


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    Things were not very rosy between Lea Michele and Naya Rivera when they worked together on Glee. Said a behind-the-scenes source at the time: "They're always icy to each other...Naya is jealous that Lea is the show's main star...There is a lot of sighing and eye-rolling between them."

  • Sophia Bush & Chad Michael Murray


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    "My mother once said to me, that if you don’t have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all," Sophia Bush stated when asked about Chad Michael Murray, her One Tree Hill co-star and former husband. The two were briefly married for 5 months in 2005 but had to continue to work together for 7 years after their annulment. 

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  • Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder


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    The Vampire Diaries stars reportedly had an amicable breakup when they ended their three-year relationship. However, things took a turn for the worse when Ian Somerhalder started dating a former friend of Nina Dobrev's. Said an inside source: "The reason Nina quit The Vampire Diaries is because she finds it too awkward to be on set with Ian now that they've split...It's not about Nina pursuing bigger roles. It's just because she can't stand to work on set with Ian every day."

  • Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande


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    When the stars of Sam & Cat walked away from the hit Nickelodeon show after a year, fans suspected something was wrong. Officially, the reason given was Ariana Grande's exploding music career, but Jennette McCurdy's statement that the two actresses "had their ups and downs" probably played a role as well.

  • Melissa McCarthy & Billy Gardell


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    Things are reportedly tense between Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell and his TV wife Melissa McCarthy. "Billy feels he's the real star of Mike & Molly, but it's Melissa who's getting all the attention...Making matters worse, Billy thinks she's reveling in it, and the tension between them is growing," reported one tabloid magazine.

  • James Franco & Busy Phillips


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    The bad blood reportedly started between the Freaks & Geeks on-screen couple during one scene when James Franco threw Busy Phillips to the ground without her consent or knowledge.

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  • Martin Lawrence & Tisha Campbell-Martin


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    On the '90s sitcom MartinMartin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell-Martin played a happily married duo. Off-screen, it was a different story. The actress abruptly left the show during its fifth season and filed a lawsuit again Martin, alleging sexual harassment. 

  • Lauren Graham & Scott Patterson


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    Fans loved the friendship-turned-romance between Luke and Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, but when the cameras stopped rolling, the relationship between Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson was reportedly prickly at best. Lauren admitted in an interview that the two were not friends

  • William Shatner & George Takei


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    It's been decades since William Shatner and George Takei worked together on Star Trek, but it seems the feud between the two actors is still going strong. "It's all coming from Bill," George claims. "Whenever he needs a little publicity for a project, he pumps up the so-called controversy between us."

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