- Just because actors have amazing on-screen chemistry doesn't mean their familial love extends to real life.
- "Charmed" was about the four Halliwell sisters, but half of them could barely stand to be in the same room.
- "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" was the site of one of the most infamous feuds between "sisters."
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The Halliwell sisters on “Charmed” were as close as can be, which is why fans were devastated when Doherty’s character Prue was killed off in season three.
Since this was the second time Doherty was abruptly written off a show (the first time was after four seasons of “Beverly Hills, 90210”), people were suspicious. Milano admitted to tension, stating “we definitely didn’t get along.” The studio even tried to bring a mediator to help alleviate the situation, but according to Milano and other co-star Holly Marie Combs, that only made it worse.
Doherty, for her part, told Entertainment Tonight in 2001, “There was too much drama on the set and not enough passion for the work.” She continued, “I’ll miss Holly a lot.”
In 2013, Milano admitted on “Watch What Happens Live,” “I can tell you that we were on the air with her for three years and there were definitely some rough days.”
Milano allegedly didn’t get along with Doherty’s replacement, Rose McGowan either. She played another Halliwell sister on “Charmed.”
The set of “Charmed” seems like it was a bit of a powder keg — in 2020, Rose McGowan claimed that Alyssa Milano made the set “toxic AF” on Twitter.
After Milano and McGowan got into a Twitter spat about politics, McGowan decided to break the hearts of “Charmed” fans everywhere and tweeted in August 2020 that on set, Milano “threw a fit in front of the crew, yelling, ‘They don’t pay me enough to do this s—!'” and added that she exhibited “Appalling behavior on the daily.” She added that she “cried every time we got renewed because you made that set toxic AF.” She also called Milano a “f—ing fraud.”
For her part, Milano later tweeted, “Hurt people hurt people. Empowered people empower people. Loved people love people.”
Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel played twins for all three “High School Musical” movies but, secretly, the two didn’t get along for years.
Sharpay and Ryan weren’t always on the same team, but it was clear by the end that the Evans twins always had each other backs — not so for Grabeel and Tisdale.
Years after the trilogy, they’ve both opened up about their fraught relationship. In 2017, they teamed up for a performance of “What I’ve Been Looking For” on Tisdale’s YouTube channel. “It’s been 10 years, we can be honest,” Tisdale said. “We hated each other.”
“I think we just didn’t know each other and I think I was definitely a lot like Sharpay,” Tisdale added.
“I remember auditioning with Ashley and hating her because she wanted to rehearse a lot,” Grabeel told Billboard in 2018. “I was like, ‘Look, I don’t want to socialize much, I just want to work on my own thing, I came prepared.’ But we ran through the scene together outside, and she gave me notes in true Sharpay fashion. I was like, ‘Who is this girl telling me how to do my own audition?'”
Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf played the Bondurant brothers in 2012 film “Lawless,” but there was no brotherly love lost between the two.
According to both LaBeouf and Hardy, the two got into a physical altercation, and, reportedly, LaBeouf ended up knocking Hardy unconscious.
“He knocked me out sparko. Out cold. He’s a bad, bad boy. He is. He’s quite intimidating as well. He’s a scary dude,” Hardy said in 2012, according to Den of Geek. ‘”He just attacked me. He was drinking moonshine. I was wearing a cardigan, and er, went down. I woke up in [my trainer’s] arms.”
During a Reddit AMA in 2015, director John Hillcoat confirmed there was beef, but no knock-out. “No, that’s not true. But there was definitely a fight between them. It escalated to the point where they had to both be restrained. But I was very pleased to hear it didn’t go that way because I would hate to see the outcome,” he wrote.
In 2019, the story changed a bit. According to LaBeouf, the two never had any serious beef, but did engage in a lot of wrestling, and Hardy ended up falling down the stairs.
The feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford inspired an entire TV series, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” in 2017. They co-starred as dysfunctional sisters in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
The FX show centered on the battle both on and off the set of 1962’s “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” between stars Davis and Crawford. The feud culminated during the Oscars when Davis earned a nomination and Crawford didn’t.
According to Vanity Fair, Crawford conspired against her co-star Davis by volunteering to accept the Academy Award for Best Actress on behalf of Anne Bancroft, who wasn’t present to accept her win for “The Miracle Worker.” Essentially, she managed to keep the spotlight, even without a nomination.
Janet Hubert was replaced on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” due in part to a feud she had with on-screen nephew Will Smith and on-screen son Alfonso Ribeiro.
Her exit from the show was controversial, and the feud was public knowledge. In 2011, Hubert told TMZ she would never do a reunion with the cast because “I will never do anything with an a–hole like Will Smith.”
After star Alfonso Ribeiro shared a cast reunion photo again in 2017, Hubert-Whitten went on another tirade against the cast.
“I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level,” she wrote on Facebook. “He was always the a– wipe for Will,” she continued. “There will never be a true reunion.”
However, this turned out to not be the case. For the 30th anniversary of “Fresh Prince,” the entire cast, including Hubert, reunited for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion” on HBO Max in November 2020. During the special, the two had a long and frank conversation about their differences with Smith saying “You’re still my Aunt Viv.”