...and it's called chemistry. I recently saw a poll somewhere on the 25 hottest on-set hookups, whether they ended happily or in disaster. Some might make you sigh with happiness, while others will make you cringe and wonder "WTF were they thinking????"
One that I definitely had to agree with, both onscreen and in real life, was the matching of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from the sentimental tearjerker (and a movie I loved!) "The Notebook". They were just so cute together, and I admit, they made a great couple, but alas, they are no longer together.
I read somewhere that supposedly the two couldn't stand each other while they were filming the movie, either not talking to each other, or having these major screaming matches. But that's one of those unpredictable things about chemistry: it can make hate turn to love.
Some of the other couples mentioned are Minnie Driver and Matt Damon from "Good Will Hunting" (no longer together), Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (still together over 20 years later), Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin (uh, definitely no love lost there), Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (both married to other people), Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy (he was married but separated from his wife - well duh) and of course, the infamous pairing of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (each of them were on the list a few time).
Who are some of your favorite on-set hookups?
Who do you wish would break up already?
Who would you match up together?