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Friendship on the Set

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"We get along so well, I love Jenna. She's one of my closest friends. I think we have a different dynamic off-screen, but I still don't think its any less important or deep or beautiful than Enid and Wednesday's."
Emma Myers on her friendship with Jenna Ortega, formed during the filming of Wednesday

Being on the set of any film, television or cartoon production could have plenty of outcomes. On average, actors are simply associates who work together and then go their separate ways once the project ends with no ill will towards their coworkers. Of course, Romance on the Set may happen between coworkers and, on the opposite end, so does Hostility on the Set.

This trope lies in the middle, where someone becomes close to their coworker either as a good friend or even a best friend. Obviously, this can change the trajectory of their lives/careers, even to the point of making several projects together or later guest-starring on the costar's latest show. Also, while a friendship may develop between coworkers, it can still end through a non-death manner.

Compare with Heterosexual Life-Partners, Platonic Life-Partners, True Companions, Undying Loyalty, Best Friends-in-Law, Like Brother and Sister, Fire-Forged Friends and Bash Brothers. Contrast with The Rival, Vitriolic Best Buds, With Friends Like These... and All of the Other Reindeer.

Please remember when writing examples that Examples Are Not Recent.


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  • During the Troubled Production of The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon, Charlie Watts went through by bonding with percussionist Jim Keltner (a veteran who recorded with among other artists three of the Beatles), and they even recorded an album together a few years later.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • A.J. Lee and Kaitlyn's friendship off-screen was just as real as it was on screen, having been close ever since their days on NXT Season 3. Kaitlyn even spoke about how delighted she was that AJ got to win her first WWE title by defeating her, and her last match was against AJ for these reasons.
  • Bella Twins:
    • They described Melina as like a sister to them, and they pitched for her to be placed in a stable with them called 'Latina Heat'. They also say she was a locker room leader.
    • Maryse - who Brie describes as "our little Momo" - lived on their couch for several months while they were all in developmental, and even learned some of her English from them (she is a native French speaker). They joke that, since she had two siblings who were twins, she understood their constant bickering.
    • They became very close with Natalya, crediting her with helping them learn more about wrestling, and they in turn taught her how to do the "Diva thing".
    • Nikki said that Kelly Kelly was her best friend, and loved the 2011 period when they were all feuding together.
    • Nikki also loved working with Paige, and named her as one of her favourite people to wrestle.
  • Trish Stratus and Lita quickly became best friends, which was eventually reflected in the 2003 period when Lita returned from injury and the two appeared frequently as a tag team together. Even after retiring from WWE, they would tour conventions together as 'Team Bestie'.
  • Michelle McCool and Layla became very close when they were paired together as LayCool.
  • Lisa Marie Varon is known for being one of those WWE employees that other former Divas have nothing but praise for, and many of the Diva Search girls she had to help put over credit her with helping them out in their early days. Michelle McCool had such great respect for her that she begged the bookers to let her put her over in her 2009 retirement match.

  • Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal formed a long-lasting friendship when both appeared in the 2006 Off-Broadway production of Beauty of the Father.

    Western Animation 
  • In spite of playing rivals on Jem, Samantha Newark (Jem/Jerrica's speaking voice) and the late Patricia Alice Albrecht (Pizzazz's speaking voice) became good friends. Newark even said that she and the other voice actors were mentors to her, as she was only a teenager when she first portrayed the title character.
  • The child voice actors of Ready Jet Go! became friends during the show's run, since they tended to record in the same room. Jaeda Lily Miller (Mindy) and Vienna Leacock (the second Sydney) have posted pics of them hanging out, and they have also starred on When Calls the Heart together.
  • Andrea Libman and Tabitha St. Germain became good friends through working together on many shows, to the point where Andrea joked that she normally relied on Tabitha for food at work; as she would frequently bring snacks to the studio from all the best bakeries in the area.
  • Depsite voicing archenemies in Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill were ironically friends in real life, with Hamill even stating he often agreed to return as the Joker in several projects Conroy returned as Batman in because he enjoyed working with Conroy — and like with the death of his Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher, Hamill was devastated by Conroy's passing. In fact, it get to the point where Hamill retired from his long-time role as the Joker, feeling that he could not play the role without Conroy's Batman.