17 Actors Who Played Each Other's Love Interests So Convincingly, People Actually Thought They Were Dating In Real Life

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Hello, my fellow TV and movie enthusiasts! This week, Reddit user teenage-wildlife asked, "Which actors had so much chemistry, you can't believe they didn't date in real life?"

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Naturally, people had a lot of great responses! Here are some of the best:

1.John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer as Jim and Pam from The Office

<div><p>"They were unbelievably natural. Their attraction felt so real — it's hard to believe they were nothing more than friends in real life."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/teenage-wildlife/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/teenage-wildlife" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/teenage-wildlife</a></p></div><span> NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images</span>

"They were unbelievably natural. Their attraction felt so real — it's hard to believe they were nothing more than friends in real life."

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2.Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz as Rick and Evelyn from The Mummy (1999)

<div><p>"My god, <i>their chemistry</i>...even as a kid, I knew."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/thatnewkindoffamous/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/thatnewkindoffamous" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/thatnewkindoffamous</a></p></div><span> Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"My god, their chemistry...even as a kid, I knew."

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3.Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston as Gomez and Morticia from The Addams Family (1991)

<div><p>"They were hot AF together."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/dicklord_airplane/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/dicklord_airplane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/dicklord_airplane</a></p></div><span> Paramount Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"They were hot AF together."

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4.Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy as Hannibal and Will from Hannibal

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5.Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson as Jess and Nick from New Girl

<div><p>"They had to be <a href="https://ew.com/article/2013/01/30/why-new-girl-jess-nick-moment-almost-didnt-happen/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:instructed" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">instructed</a> not to touch each other as much during the first season of <i>New Girl</i> because their chemistry was so good [that] it was distracting."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/GoatTheArtist/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/GoatTheArtist" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/GoatTheArtist</a></p></div><span> 20th Cent. Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"They had to be instructed not to touch each other as much during the first season of New Girl because their chemistry was so good [that] it was distracting."

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6.Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as Johnny and Baby from Dirty Dancing

<div><p>"They had great chemistry even though they <a href="https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/dirty-dancing-patrick-swayze-hated-working-with-jennifer-grey-he-sort-of-made-fun-of-her.html/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hated" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">hated</a> each other with [a] passion in real life."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Secure_Yoghurt/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/Secure_Yoghurt" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/Secure_Yoghurt</a></p></div><span> Artisan Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"They had great chemistry even though they hated each other with [a] passion in real life."

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7.David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston as Ross and Rachel from Friends

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"In the Friends reunion special, Schwimmer and Aniston talked about how they both had crushes on each other at different times on the show."

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8.Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as Eve and Villanelle from Killing Eve

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"Wowzer!"

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9.Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger as Kat and Patrick from 10 Things I Hate About You

<div><p>"Their chemistry was so believable."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/oatmealndeath/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/oatmealndeath" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/oatmealndeath</a></p></div><span> Touchstone Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"Their chemistry was so believable."

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10.Dan Levy and Noah Reid as David and Patrick from Schitt's Creek

<div><p>"They made me cry happy tears on multiple occasions."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/CrashTestKing/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/CrashTestKing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/CrashTestKing</a></p></div><span> NBC / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"They made me cry happy tears on multiple occasions."

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11.Bethany Joy Lenz and James Lafferty as Haley and Nathan from One Tree Hill

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12.John Boyega and Oscar Isaac as Finn and Poe from Star Wars

<div><p>"That scene where they reunite and embrace each other melts my heart."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/MountainMagic30/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/MountainMagic30" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/MountainMagic30</a></p><p><i>Note: Yes, we know Finn and Poe weren't a couple in canon. Hush.</i></p></div><span> Disney</span>

"That scene where they reunite and embrace each other melts my heart."

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Note: Yes, we know Finn and Poe weren't a couple in canon. Hush.

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13.Claudia Black and Ben Browder as Aeryn and John from Farscape

<div><p>"Their chemistry transcended sci-fi universes."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/chriswaco/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/chriswaco" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/chriswaco</a></p></div><span> Sci-Fi Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"Their chemistry transcended sci-fi universes."

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14.Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose from Titanic

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15.Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel as Tom and Summer from (500) Days of Summer

<div><p>"I'm still not convinced they didn't [date]. I'm perfectly aware that two people of the opposite sex can be platonic friends, but in the case of these two specifically, I wouldn't be surprised if they [dated]."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/DMike82/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/DMike82" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/DMike82</a></p></div><span> Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"I'm still not convinced they didn't [date]. I'm perfectly aware that two people of the opposite sex can be platonic friends, but in the case of these two specifically, I wouldn't be surprised if they [dated]."

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16.Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as Seb and Mia from La La Land

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17.And finally, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga as Jack and Ally from A Star Is Born

<div><p>"For a movie that came out relatively recently, I can't think of a better example of chemistry. From the first moment they meet, you're totally sold on their connection."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Threadheads/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/Threadheads" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">u/Threadheads</a></p></div><span> Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection</span>

"For a movie that came out relatively recently, I can't think of a better example of chemistry. From the first moment they meet, you're totally sold on their connection."

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Now it's your turn! Which TV and movie couples do you think have unbelievable chemistry? Tell us in the comments!

Note: Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.