8 Pairs Who’ve Played Both Lovers AND Family Members

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Did you ever see a pair on screen and think “Hey, they’ve done work together before?” Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, soon to be Serena), Jason Sudeikis & Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers), James Franco & Seth Rogen (EVERYTHING), etc. It happens a lot, actually.

What doesn’t happen too often, though, is when frequent co-stars go from playing lovers to family members (and vice versa). Here are some of the very few times in which it has occurred:

Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon

Lovers in Water for Elephants (2011); son & mother in Vanity Fair (2004).

Photo: Fox 2000 Pictures/Focus Features

Ryan Phillippe & Sarah Michelle Gellar

Lovers in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997); step-siblings in Cruel Intentions (1999).

Photo: Columbia Pictures

Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort

Lovers in The Fault in Our Stars (2014); siblings in Divergent (2014).

Photo: Fox 2000 Pictures/Summit

Will Arnett & Amy Poehler

Lovers on Arrested Development (2004); siblings in Blades of Glory (2007)

Photo: FOX/DreamWorks

Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Twins in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (2014) & Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015); lovers in Godzilla (2014)

Photo: WENN/Warner Bros.

Adam Scott & Amy Poehler

Lovers on Parks and Recreation (2009-FOREVER); stepmother and stepson in A.C.O.D. (2013).

Photo: NBC/Film Arcade

Ashley Greene & Kellan Lutz

Lovers in A Warrior's Heart (2011); adoptive siblings in Twilight (2008).

Photo: Xenon Pictures/Summit

Paul Rudd & Elizabeth Banks

Lovers in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) & Role Models (2008); siblings in Our Idiot Brother (2011).

Photo: USA Films/Universal Pictures/The Weinstein Company

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  • chrissa

    Anna Paquin and Jeff Daniels (Daughter/Father in Fly Away Home and lovers in The Squid and the Whale)

    Tom Hanks and Sally Field (Love interests in Punchline and Mother/Son in Forrest Gump)

  • Cal

    Amy poehler and will arnet were siblings in blades of glory but they were also lovers in the end

  • Sammy

    That’s kinda awkward haha