I doubt they hate each other, but after the actors who play Chase and Cameron on House broke off their engagement, their characters got married. That couldn’t have been the most fun awesome thing ever.
And of course, there have been countless comedy teams or show biz acts in which the two partners detest each other, even as they act buddy-buddy on stage.
For that reason alone, it was refreshing when I heard Penn Jillette tell Larry King that, a big part of the reason for his successful relationship with Teller, is that they avoid each other completely when they’re not working.
Oh, it’s NOT that they hate each other. It’s that, apart from magic, they have absolutely nothing in common. They have a blast working together, but aren’t close friends and never have been.
Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox (Ponch and Jon, respectively) of CHiPs did not like each other. Jon left the show before the final season and got replaced by a couple of inferior actors who were supposed to be brothers on the show.
I read basically the same thing in their Vegas show’s souvenir booklet. They really do have polar opposite personalities. Penn is into the classic rock music, Teller is into classical. They do say their relationship has been successful because it’s always been strictly business.
Liz Taylor loathed Kim Novak, yet they played “friends” in the film 'The Mirror Crack’d".
In a road company I directed one year, the romantic leads ended up hating each other (they started out really liking each other). Apparently, they were literally eating raw garlic and onions before going on stage for love scenes. I had to threaten to dock their pay if it continued.
There’s an episode of The Larry Sanders Show where they’ve got The Shat on the speaker phone and they’re trying to get him to say “Klingons,” so they ask him who his biggest enemy on Star Trek was, and he says that he and De Kelley didn’t get along so well.
I’ve always taken that as a joke (I’ve always heard that everyone got along with De), but it’s a fun scene, because everybody gets all quiet and uncomfortable for a moment when he misunderstands the question.
Lawrence Olivier had wanted Vivian Leigh to play the lead in Rebecca opposite him. When Joan Fontaine was cast, he got revenge by being deliberately cruel (including whispering obscenities during love scenes). Alfred Hitchcock knew about it, but liked how it affected Fontaine’s performance.
Tony Curtis hated working with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot; famously, he said to her “kissing you is like kissing Hitler.”
Humphrey Bogart disliked working with Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina – he wanted Lauren Bacall – mostly because she took too many takes. Bogart also strongly disliked William Holden, who played his brother.