THE road to true love has never been smooth, and it seems even the most popular A-list celebrities have unrequited romantic feelings from time to time.
It’s particularly likely on set, with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 32, the latest to admit a co-star crush – on Helena Bonham Carter, now 55, who played Bellatrix Lestrange.
Reading a note he once sent to the actress, he said, “I love you and wish I had been born 10 years earlier, so maybe I would have had a chance.”
And he wasn’t the only one to love another cast member, with actor Matthew Lewis, 32, who played Neville Longbottom, saying: “There were endless crushes, people were dating each other. others, separated.”
Here, we take a look at the other high-profile actors who’ve admitted to having crushes on their co-stars…
Emma Watson – “I fell in love with Tom Felton”
It’s perhaps unsurprising how many Harry Potter stars have fallen in love considering how long the main cast spent together filming all eight movies.
Hermione Granger actress Emma Watson, now 31, has confessed that when she was 11 she had a crush on Draco Malfroy star Tom Felton, 34, who had 14 years old at the time.
Speaking ahead of the anniversary special, she said: “I just fell in love with him.
“I used to come every day and look up his number on the call sheet, it was number seven, and if his name was on the call sheet, that was a very exciting day. .
“He was three years ahead of me and so for him he was like ‘you’re like my little sister.
“Tom was the one I could be most vulnerable with. Nothing ever happened romantically with us. We love each other and that’s all I can say.”
Jennifer Aniston – more than friends
Ross Gellar and Rachel Green were THE ultimate ’90s couple on the hit TV show Friends, and their romance drew millions of viewers.
But it seems that in real life, actors David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston also had a soft spot for each other at some point.
Sadly, while nothing happened, during HBO Friends meeting, Schwimmer revealed that during the show’s first season, he “had a big crush on Jen.”
He added: “At one point we were both crashing, but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always a couple and we never crossed that boundary.”
Jennifer later confirmed that her feelings were mutual, saying, “I would proudly say I punched Schwimmer if it happened. But no.”
Zac Efron – ‘Rose Byrne is a Wife’
While filming Bad Neighbors in 2014, Zac Efron, now 34, was in love with Australian co-star Rose Byrne, 42, essentially describing her as an ideal wife.
Speaking to Cleo, he said: ‘She might be my favorite actress in the world!
“She has like a light in her that you can’t teach or learn.
“It’s really kind of magical. She’s going to redefine what you want a woman to be.”
Helen Mirren – “a bit in love” with Vin Diesel
Before joining the Fast and The Furious franchise in 2017, Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, 76, admitted she was “a bit in love” with Vin Diesel, 54 – and issued an impassioned plea to join the cast .
Speaking about Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2015, she revealed, “I’m a huge Vin Diesel fan.
“It comes from the fact that I saw him give a speech once at a ceremony, he was so smart and so funny and so cool and I just kinda fell in love with him on the spot.”
When her wish came true and she starred in the film series, Helen’s crush grew, as she revealed to Entertainment Weekly, “It was just awesome to be in. a very small space with Vin Diesel for quite a long time.
“I just loved every minute of it. It was great to hear that beautiful, soft brown velvet voice really close, because we were hugging each other.
“Oh, I love his voice so much. He has the best voice ever.”
Kristen Stewart’s ‘total crush’ on Amy Adams
Going deeper into the “co-star’s” crush, Kristen Stewart, 31, and Robert Pattinson, 35, started dating in 2009 after they met on the set of Twilight.
The couple dated for three years, but Rob isn’t the only co-star Kristen has admitted to taking a liking to in the past.
When asked by W magazine who her favorite celebrities are, Kristen admitted Harrison Ford and Amy Adams, saying, “Amy Adams, man, she’s my favorite actress.
“I have a total crush on her because I’ve worked with her too – she’s awesome.”
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves – secret admirers
Fans have often wondered if Sandra Bullock, now 57, and Keanu Reeves, also 57, have ever dated due to their sizzling on-screen chemistry – and it seems there has been. a spark there.
Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018, Sandra revealed she had a crush on Reeves while filming Speed in 1994, but didn’t think it was reciprocated.
She said: “I think about how nice Keanu Reeves is and how handsome he was.
“It was hard for me to be really serious. I never dated him. I guess there was something about me, I guess he didn’t like it.”
However, a few months later on the same show, Keanu revealed he also had romantic feelings, saying, “She obviously didn’t know I had a crush on her either.”
If only some of these crushes had worked, there could have been some very powerful relationships!