The set is often not big enough to accommodate huge egos. When co-stars step on each other’s toes rivalries that could endure decades are born.
Either accidental or deliberate, feuds that oppose actors in the leading roles turn the whole production into a messy nightmare. Who said being a director is easy? Add therapy and counseling on the “to do” list and pray to God they don’t rip each other apart until the premier.
Fortunately, one tool that can erase any trace of rivalry and hate from a movie. Cutting scenes and using stand-ins is a comfortable choice. You will be happy to know that we did not include failed film projects on the list.
Although hating each other, the actors and actresses had the decency to fulfill their engagement. Their role is to appear happy or in love even when that is in dark contrast with their real feelings.