Every now and then, Hollywood – in real life – gives us a heartbreaking story. The story of Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.’s friendship is one of the resilience of friendship. Technically, they didn’t become friends when either one was a child, but their friendship came at a rare moment. They had both been cast in “Air America.”
The film was a major plot and burnt major holes into the production house, Tri-Star Pictures. It seemed that Downey Jr.’s career in entertainment was over while Gibson’s was on fire. He had hit major success with “Lethal Weapon.” However, Gibson stuck by his friend all the time even when Downey Jr.’s life seemed to unravel. Still to this day, Downey Jr. can’t thank his friend enough.
Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan
“Riverdale” is a teen mystery/drama that has jet-started the careers of many young Hollywood actors and actresses. One such actress is Madelaine Petsch who portrays a troubled, but manipulative teenager, Cheryl Blossom. One of the actress’s co-stars in the series is Vanessa Morgan, who plays Petsch’s onscreen romantic interest.
What is interesting is that these two are really close in real life. They’re not quite as close offscreen as they are onscreen as they’re not a romantic pair, but they’re certainly bosom buddies. Friendship blossomed between these two long before Petsch starred as “Blossom.” The two met during “Riverdale” auditions and ever since, they’ve done everything together like shopping.
Sophie Turner & Maisie Williams
While there was certainly no love lost between these on-screen sisters, it turns out that the “Game of Thrones” universe is very different from our own. Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner have reached the height of fame with their roles as the Stark sisters in the incredibly successful, “Game of Thrones.”
It is not only the series’ soundtrack that is cool but so is the sister’s relationship. And we don’t mean that as a compliment. However, offscreen, there is only a one-year age difference. After working together for eight years and meeting when they were kids, they became friends – and close friends. The two were so close that there were even rumors going around things were not entirely platonic, but those were only rumors after all.
Madonna & Debi Mazar
Madonna is the official queen of pop and even the queen of pop needs a best friend. Naturally, the queen of pop’s best friend would be equally talented. If you like your old-school gangster movies, then you’re already acquainted with Madonna’s best friend, Debi Mazar. She was the love interest and mistress of Ray Liotta’s main character in "Goodfellas."
As the two actresses met in the 1980s before either was famous, they’ve known each other a long time. Their friendship has spanned four decades. The two met while working at the Danceteria nightclub. Madonna asked Mazar to do her makeup if she stars in a music video. After that, the two were friends. Though the queen of pop has suffered some health problems, her best friend, Mazar, has got her back.
Brooke Shields & Laura Linney
Not only have these two actresses, Laura Linney and Brooke Shields, been stable figures in the Hollywood circuit, but they have also been staple figures in each other’s lives. While Shields’ modeling days go back to her childhood – Shields started modeling at 11 months old – the two did not meet through showbiz but at school.
Linney would only start pursuing an acting career after the two were friends. Since then, they have remained friends. Recently, Linney went into more detail about their friendship explaining that the two used to visit each other’s houses. The “Ozark” actress mentioned that Shields did not grow up in the most loving household and that she was often concerned for her friend. That has not stopped “The Blue Lagoon” actress from becoming a doting mother.