A study revealed that over 50% of Americans have had a crush on a co-worker. And actors aren’t exempt from catching feelings for someone they work with. They’ve spoken out about how it made them feel shy or awkward on set, or how they managed to laugh about it years later. Let’s dive into the stories of some unrequited celebrity crushes.
They were an on-screen couple in the Twilight franchise, but it turns out that Ashley Greene had a big crush on Jackson Rathbone that she developed almost immediately after meeting him. She said that her crush didn’t last during the entire time they filmed, and she didn’t tell Rathbone about it, but she highly suspects that he knew it and just didn’t like her back romantically.
The Harry Potter reunion brought the former co-stars closer together, and Daniel Radcliffe reminisced about how he used to have a crush on Helena Bonham Carter when they were filming the movies. On the last day of shooting, he gave her a note that read, “It was a pleasure being your costar (…) I do love you, and I just wish I had been born 10 years earlier. I might have been in with a chance.”
That’s right, Helena Bonham Carter stole the heart of another young Harry Potter actor. While Emma Watson, who played Hermione, had a crush on him, Felton was blown away by Bonham Carter. He spoke of her with admiration, saying that she was “completely unique” like an “English rose with a twist.” He also recalled that when the camera was off, it was “all hugs and darlings, then when the camera starts rolling she turns into a complete psycho.”
Aside from being an actress, Lucy Hale, who played Aria, is also a singer. In 2014, she released a song titled “Lie a Little Better” that describes her having a serious crush on someone, and fans got curious about who the lyrics were referring to. Years later, she revealed that it was dedicated to her co-star Drew Van Acker, who played Jason. She said that she wanted to tease people’s interest for longer, and that’s why it took her so long to finally tell her fans the truth.
The duo met 3 years before Friends started shooting, and Matthew Perry revealed that he was “immediately taken by Jennifer Aniston.” He tried asking her out, which she declined, but said that they could still be friends. Then when they had to film Friends together, he realized that he was still crushing on her badly, so it became awkward to even greet her. The actor would constantly ask himself silly questions, like, “How long can I look at her? Is 3 seconds too long?”