These Actors and Actresses Have Played Both Siblings and Love Interests
A good role is a good role — even if you're romantically partnered with someone who has played your onscreen sibling in the past. After analyzing the TV couples who dated in real life, we got to thinking about the actors who have played both siblings and lovers in different movies and shows. You may know about Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, but you'll probably be surprised by at least a few pairs on this list. Keep scrolling for actors who have played both siblings and love interests ahead.
Rose McGowen and David Arquette in Scream
McGowen and Arquette played Tatum Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley in the original 1996 Scream.
Rose McGowen and David Arquette in Ready to Rumble
Then in 2000, they got it on in the wresting movie Ready to Rumble.
Emile Hirsch and Jena Malone in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
These two first starred in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys back in 2002. Hirsch played Francis, one of the guys in a group of friends who falls for Margie (Malone).
Emile Hirsch and Jena Malone in Into the Wild
In 2007, Hirsch memorably played Chris McCandless in Into the Wild. But did you remember that Malone portrayed his sister, Carine?
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig in Adventureland
Saturday Night Live costars Hader and Wiig teamed up for 2008's Adventureland. They play Bobby and Paulette, the husband and wife team who run a local amusement park.
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins
They reunited in 2014 to play siblings Milo and Maggie in The Skeleton Twins.
Toni Collette and Steve Carell in Little Miss Sunshine
Collette and Carell first starred as sister and brother duo Sheryl and Frank in 2006's Little Miss Sunshine.
Toni Collette and Steve Carell in The Way Way Back
In 2013, they returned to the big screen in The Way Way Back, a comedy about a kid who's having trouble dealing with his mom (Collette) and her boyfriend (Carell).
Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar in I Know What You Did Last Summer
Phillippe and Gellar play a couple who are stalked by a serial killer in the classic 1997 hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions
Two years later, they portrayed spoiled stepsiblings Sebastian and Kathryn in Cruel Intentions. Weirdly, they have way more sexual chemistry here.
Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks in Role Models
Not only do Rudd and Banks make out in a really hardcore way in Wet Hot American Summer, they also play a couple in 2008's Role Models.
Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks in Our Idiot Brother
Banks later played Rudd's sister in the indie comedy Our Idiot Brother.
Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant in Sense and Sensibility
British pair Thompson and Grant starred in 1995's Jane Austen adaptation as Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars, who — spoiler alert — get married.
Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant in Love Actually
Then in 2003, they played a brother-sister pair in Love Actually.
Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Godzilla
Though Olsen doesn't get much screen time, she does play Taylor-Johnson's wife in 2014's Godzilla.
Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron
A year later, the two appeared as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, siblings with superpowers, in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the Divergent Series
Woodley and Elgort are famous for playing siblings Tris and Caleb Prior in the Divergent movies.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in The Fault in Our Stars
Of course, we also watched them fall in love as Hazel and Gus in John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.