20 Famous Friends Forever … On and Off the Set

Sandra and Melissa on Cover of ParadeWe hear all the time about fights and breakups between celebrities in Hollywood. I actually cringe when I hear about celebrity feuds. However, when I hear about famous friends I get a bit giddy. Stars! They are just like us! Sure, there are those slap-dash famous friendships that seem as fleeting as the length of the shoot of the film, but many celebrity friends seem to have begun at the very start of careers and have lasted through some pretty tumultuous times.

My newest favorite pair of famous friends is Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The two are staring in the FIRST EVER FEMALE BUDDY COP MOVIE. (oh yes, I went all caps on that, I’ll explain why in a moment) The two had never met before starting work on The Heat, but genuine instant friendship happened.

Parade magazine recently ran a fantastic feature celebrating the friendship of Sandra and Melissa. In it they quote director of The Heat, Paul Feig, about the unusual continuation of their relationship off set, “inseparable…normally after movies, those friendships go away. Theirs blossomed.”

Sandra and Melissa tell Parade they connected over everything from interests in construction and house renovation to both of them being frustrated that they feel guilt over being working moms.

Sandra tells Parade, “Every single second of every single day…I don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction? But I also know that my entire life revolves around Louis.”

Melissa agrees and adds, “It plagues me. I feel intensely guilty for working…You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it’s a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it.”

I love that these two women paired up to bring us the first female buddy cop film. Out of the many, many, MANY films in the buddy cop franchise there is only one other film that has a woman as a partner. (and no, it is not Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot) There are canines, kids, ninjas…but no two women. Until now.

(The hilarious 1988 movie Feds with Rebecca De Mornay and Mary Gross comes close, but it is neither a cop movie nor are the women actually partners beyond being partnered for a class project.)

Pop Quiz:
Who can tell me the ONLY buddy cop movie with a male/female partner combination?

Winner gets bragging rights.

Sandra and Melissa aren’t the only famous friends who make us want to call up our own BFF’s and run to the movies.

More Famous Friendships

  • Melissa and Sandra 1 of 10

    The adoration is clear. I'm rooting for this sister-mance to last a long time. 


    Image Credit: PR Photos

  • Tina and Amy 2 of 10

    Who doesn't love the friend chemistry between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? These two are currently filming the sequel to Anchorman and I can't wait to see them on film again. Oh yes, I loved Baby Mama.


    Image Credit: PR Photo

  • Salma and Penelope 3 of 10

    Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek met on the set of The Hi-Lo Country in 1998. They have been been in several projects together since. Most famously they starred in Bandidas together in 2006.


    Image Credit: Pacific Coast News

  • Michelle and Busy 4 of 10

    Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips met in 2001 on the set of Dawson's Creak and have remained the best of friends since then. They are often each other's dates to award shows.


    Image Credit: PR Photos

  • Cameron and Drew 5 of 10

    The world first discovered the friendship of Cameron and Drew after Charlie's Angels. The two still claim each other as BFF's and have vacation adventures. Recently Drew went on the Katie Couric show and talked about her best friend.


    Image Credit: PR Photos

  • Naomi and Nicole 6 of 10

    Australian actresses Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman have known each other since they were teenagers. Naomi wanted to give up acting when things weren't going so well, but Nicole tough loved her saying,  "It's just going to take one thing, one thing, Nay, and you know, if you're in a hit film…then everything changes."


    Image Credit:  PR Photo

  • Courtney and Jennifer 7 of 10

    Husbands and boyfriends have come and gone throughout the years, and Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have helped each other through every emotional up and down. These two always make me want to sing,

    "I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour) I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before) I'll be there for you ('Cause you're there for me too)"


    Image Credit:  marieclaire

  • Kate and Liv 8 of 10

    Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler were at famous Hollywood high school, Crossroads, at the same time, but a year apart. The two starred in Dr. T and the Women and often have playdates with their kids.


    Image Credit: PR Photos

  • Sarah Jessica and Amy 9 of 10

    I found out about the friendship of  Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Sedaris while watching Amy on an episode of The David Letterman Show. I remember watching it and thinking, "OMG. Amy Sedaris would be THE COOLEST friend ever." Watch this interview where she talks about Sarah Jessica and you will fall in love.


    Image Credit:  People Magazine

  • Demi and Selena 10 of 10

    Don't believe what you have heard about the friendship between Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez being over. In a recent article in Huffington Post Demi shares that the two , who had had a bit of a lull in their friendship, are doing ok. "She said even though they don't talk every day, the ex-best friends -- who first met on the set of "Barney & Friends" when they were little girls -- have been able to pick up right where they left off."


    Image Credit:  PR Photos

Image Credit: Parade Magazine

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