English TV: Onscreen co-stars who are friends off-screen

  • Shreya Mukherjee, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2016 19:07 IST
Where did you meet your bestie? Below are some BBFs who met because of their work. (HT Photo)

Where did you meet your bestie? In school, college or playground? It’s not necessary that you meet your bestie only at these places. Unlike popular belief, you can also meet your bestie at your workplace. Take these Hollywood actors for instance. They are not just co-actors on the same show but also thick friends in real life. HT City tells you about a few such friends.

Johanna Braddy and Priyanka Chopra on the set of Quantico. (Johanna Braddy/Twitter)

Priyanka Chopra and Johanna Braddy

The Johanna Braddy and Priyanka Chopra friendship is all over the social media. They post pictures of them partying while shooting their hit thriller, Quantico. Even on the show, FBI agents Alex Parrish (Priyanka) and Shelby Wyatt (Johanna) are close pals. When not spending time together, they show how much they miss each other. Recently, Johanna wished Priyanka on her birthday. She wrote on Twitter, ‘Happy birthday to my sassy sexy and loving friend @priyankachopra’ to which Priyanka replied, ‘Thank you so much baby. Come to set soon @JohannaEBraddy’.

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Leighton Meester and Zuzanna Szadkowski work together in the sitcom, Gossip Girl. (Net Flix)

Leighton Meester and Zuzanna Szadkowski

Not everyone knew about their friendship till Adam Brody revealed the real story. The American film and TV actor in an interview revealed that his wife, Leighton Meester, is best friends with her Gossip Girl co-star, Zuzanna Szadkowski. Adam shared that when he was filming Growing Up And Other Lies with Zuzanna he didn’t have any clue about their friendship. While Leighton plays the role of a high profile socialite, Blair Waldorf, on the show, Zuzanna plays her maid Dorota Kishlovsky.

Rami Malek says that Christian Slater is a “consummate professional”. (Colors Infinity)

Rami Malek and Christian Slater

They are definitely more than co-stars. Before you read between the lines, we are talking about the friendship between these Mr Robots costars. While talking about working with Christian Slater, Rami Malek said, “He’s the man. I love him. Christian is a consummate professional… We both go through some pretty crazy ups and downs with our characters. Especially in scenes that we do together, it can get ravenous in a way. Really nasty. So to be able to break away and just have fun with the dude is a great way to work every day.”

Most of the time Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell is seen chatting on the set of Pretty Little Liars. (Twitter)

Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell

This duo from Pretty Little Liars is bosom friends in real life. Both of them are quite vocal about their love for each other. On the set of the show, while not shooting they are often busy chatting. These beautiful girls are often caught Instagramming their moments together. Be it dinning out, going for beauty treatments, shopping, sporting similar sunglasses they never disappoint their fans.

Their friendship, like their sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, is epic. (Comey Central)

Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox

Talking about friendship we can’t possibly miss out on these two. Though many a times there have been rumors that these F.R.I.E.N.D.S buddies are having issues but nothing concrete came out of them. They are often heard showering praises and even supporting each other. Recently, calling herself ‘a great babysitter’, Jen revealed that babysitting Courtney’s daughter Coco proved her skills. She said letting the child play with her clothes and jewelry did the trick.

Gabriel Macht had referred Sarah Rafferty for Suits. (Colors Infinity)

Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty

Well, these Suits co-stars have been friends for over two decades. In fact, Gabriel, who plays the lead Harvey Specter on the show, referred Sarah for the role of Donna. They are constantly in touch with each other and participate in all important events in each other’s lives. Even their daughters are best friends. Gabriel was quoted as saying, “Our friendship has got stronger since the show. Although I must admit, I find it difficult to film with her as we always burst out laughing. We joke about how awkward it would be if our characters got romantic.”

Cameron and Andrea’s friendship outside Full House isn’t an unknown fact. (Net Flix)

Andrea Barbar and Candace Cameron

Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber’s real life friendship outside Full House isn’t an unknown fact. If you are into social media and a fan of the show, then you must have noticed how DJ (Candace) and Kimmy (Andrea) keep posting their beautiful photos, be it eating out, running or promoting their popular sitcom. Their fans loved it when Candace put up a nice photo together and wrote ‘Hey! Look who’s rockin my costume! Can you ever get enough Kimmy & DJ?’.

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These Game of Throne actors, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, have literally grown up together on the set. (Star World)

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones might be a rage everywhere, but what people are also talking about is the Maisie-Sophie friendship. The onscreen sisters, Sansa and Arya Stark, are known to be real BFFs off screen too. Both the girls, Williams (18) and Turner (19) have actually grown up on the set of the show as they started working for the show really young. Talking about their special bonding, Williams had said, “Our other friends just 100 percent don’t get it, so it’s nice to be with the one person who does.”

Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings are always seen posting their pictures. (Star World)

Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings

We lose heart when we find out that co-stars of a show are actually not even cordial with each other. But, Beth and Kat of 2Broke Girls are anything but that. These co-stars who are always posting their cute pictures are a favourite among the fans of the show. When asked about it Kat said, “Beth and I genuinely love each other and are best friends in real life.” They are actually two peas in a pod who even share their fashion sensibility.

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Even after That 70’s Show ended, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama and Danny Masterson made it a point to stay friends. (FX)

Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama and Danny Masterson

If you are a fan of That 70’s Show, you have seen all three of them in it. And what must add to your excitement is that these three actors are real close pals off screen. These buddies are often caught handing out together and drinking. On one such occasion, Wilmer posted a photo of the trio together and he wrote “Three woes walk together into a bar… #Family’. The show went off air over a decade ago, but the trio has maintained their strong bonding.

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