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Actors Who Hated Kissing Each Other On Screen


Many films go down in history not for their
plotlines, but for their steamy A-list make-out sessions. When done well, those passionate movie moments
produce some of the most, uh, intense emotions known to mankind. But there are many magical movie scenes that
took a lot more determination, dedication, and patience to nail than most theater-goers
could ever imagine. While they may seem like the ultimate fantasy
flings to fans, here are the stars who hated kissing each other on screen. Joanna Lumley Women everywhere would have gladly switched
places with Joanna Lumley when she kissed Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall
Street, but the actress reportedly hated all the takes they had to do in order to get the
shot. “As I was playing his wife’s aunt, it wasn’t
really great. And I wasn’t looking great. I was wearing sort of Oxfam clothes.” Lumley dished at a charity event in 2017, “I’ll let you into a secret. It’s actually no fun kissing actors, no fun
at all. There are so many takes and you both have
to chew so much chewing gum. It’s like kissing someone in a dentist’s waiting
room.” Be that as it may, DiCaprio praised his co-star
in a 2014 interview with the Evening Standard, calling Lumley, “An incredibly beautiful, charming woman.” “Jesus, why am I tellin’ you all this, I’m
sorry.” “Cuz I’m very easy to talk to.” But she wasn’t the only one to dis Leo. Kate Winslet In 2009, Kate Winslet revealed that she couldn’t
stand kissing Leonardo DiCaprio in 2008’s Revolutionary Road. Yes, they had already done it for Titanic
back in 1997, but in Winslet’s defense, this time, her then-husband Sam Mendes was directing
the film — which made the exchange pretty awkward. “Get back in the car and talk about this instead
of running all over Route 12.” “Haven’t I made it clear, I don’t particularly
want to talk about it.” Winslet told Elle, “Neither Sam nor Leo seemed the slightest
bit bothered. I was like, ‘Is it just me who feels a bit
weird about this?'” But despite Winslet’s reservations, she and
DiCaprio proved their timeless chemistry on screen, and she even won the Golden Globe
for best actress for her role in 2009. Rupert Grint Considering Rupert Grint and Emma Watson grew
up together during the filming of the Harry Potter franchise, it’s not too surprising
Grint had a tough time with their scripted kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Part 2. He told People in 2016, “I’ve known Emma since she was literally 9
years old and we had this very brother-sister relationship. […] I have a memory of her face getting
closer and closer. Like, ‘Oh my God.’ I can’t really remember anything apart from
that.” In 2009, Watson admitted to MTV News that
in order to get the kiss over with, “I ended up pouncing on Rupert, I was so desperate
to get it over, after the first take, he was like, ‘whoa there, where did that come from?'” Dane Cook Despite appearing all loved-up on screen with
Kate Hudson in 2008’s My Best Friend’s Girl, Dane Cook hated making out with her. “What is wrong with you, a—-e.” On Watch What Happens Live in 2014, the comedian
easily named Hudson as his worst on-screen kiss, adding, “I did a movie with her, My Best Friend’s
Girl, and I think she purposely ate like a feast of onions before our scene.” “Wow.” “I had to burn her on that one.” Sounds like these two pros can handle a scripted
kiss… and take a joke. Helena Bonham Carter There are an infinite amount of factors that
can make filming a complete disaster, but for Helena Bonham Carter, the hardest part
of filming 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite was having to kiss Woody Allen. She told Elle, “He tells you up front certain ways of kissing
he does not want. No exchange of liquid is permitted. It can be a bit offensive because he makes
no effort at all. It’s like kissing the Berlin Wall.” “You weren’t too pleasant this evening.” The actress later offered up some thoughts
about Allen’s behavior, posing, “I think he has great trouble talking to women.” Thandie Newton It’s no secret that actors step outside of
their comfort zones for the sake of a good film, but Thandie Newton’s kiss with Tom Cruise
for 2000’s Mission Impossible 2 took a lot more than just great acting. According to Elle, the actress wasn’t a fan
of how sloppily the Hollywood hunk kissed, saying, “It was slightly icky and sort of wet.” Newton reportedly said she was also bothered
by the amount of effort that went into the shot, telling The Guardian, “You’re lying there, you’ve got 30 people
around you, prodding all bits of you to make sure that certain things aren’t being seen
and others look good. […] It’s so clinical, you’re thinking more
about whether or not you’re squashing him than kissing him.” “Things haven’t exactly worked out the way
you thought they would Ethan.” “Sorry.” Orlando Bloom & Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana might appear to be the luckiest
woman in the world for getting to kiss Orlando Bloom in 2004’s Haven, but Bloom himself didn’t
feel so fortunate. In 2006, he told People that Saldana’s real-life
boyfriend would often visit the set to watch them shoot, making things really awkward. He said, “I hated kissing Zoe! I was like, ‘Take your tongue out of my mouth,
please. Your boyfriend is standing right there.’ Most people think kissing beautiful co-stars
must be great. But it’s always awkward, man.” The actress also reportedly complained that
her exchange with Bloom was, quote, “gross.” And when you consider the lack of chemistry
between the two, it makes sense that the film only has average reviews. Alyson Hannigan Ever wonder about the apparent lack of PDA
between characters Lily and Marshall on How I Met Your Mother? Well, the reason was pretty simple: Alyson
Hannigan couldn’t stomach Jason Segel’s smoker’s breath. According to her, it was, quote, “like kissing
an ashtray.” “Until you see a ring on this finger, don’t
expect me to put out.” “Yeah, right.” Hannigan even tried to help her co-star kick
his habit, but soon discovered even money couldn’t keep him from his cigarettes. She told Digital Spy, “When we started the pilot [for the show]
he was like, ‘Get me to stop smoking, I’ll be your best friend.’ So we did this bet where he would owe me $10
every time he had a cigarette. After the first day, he owed me $200.” She said Segal quit cold turkey for a year,
but stress eventually led to him to start smoking again. Jennifer Lawrence Famously chill A-lister Jennifer Lawrence
was reportedly so nervous to strip down with a then-married Chris Pratt for their make-out
sessions in 2016’s Passengers that she needed some liquid courage. “You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever
seen.” “You kill me.” But unfortunately for Lawrence, getting drunk
only made things worse. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “It led to more anxiety when I got home because
I was like, ‘What have I done? I don’t know.’ He was married, and it was going to be my
first time kissing a married man and guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach. […] I knew it was my job, but I couldn’t
tell my stomach that.” Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst shared some
amazing chemistry on the big screen in 2002’s hit Spiderman. “You have a knack for getting in trouble.” “You have a knack for saving my life. I think I have a superhero stalker.” But their iconic kiss literally took the actor’s
breath away. Maguire told reporters in 2002, “There was rain pouring up or down my nose. I couldn’t breathe and I was gasping for breath
out of the corner of Kirsten’s mouth. Poor girl. I was giving her mouth to mouth rather than
kissing her.” Even so, the sizzling smooch has been hailed
as one of the best movie kisses of all time. Reese Witherspoon Millions of women would die for a make-out
session with Robert Pattinson, but Reese Witherspoon apparently isn’t one of them. “You’re a beautiful woman. You deserve a beautiful life. That’s all there is to it.” In fact, she couldn’t have been more turned
off while kissing him in 2011’s Water for Elephants, but she did have a pretty good
reason. Witherspoon told In Touch Weekly, “Rob possibly had the most hideous horrible
cold of any co-star I’ve ever had to do a love scene with ever in my entire life. He was literally snorting and snotting through
every second of it, and it was not appealing. I’m talking green, infectious, disgusting.” In case you weren’t already grossed out, Pattinson
told MTV News his nose was dripping so much that he had to wipe it on Witherspoon’s wig
in order to pull off the scene. “So to all the ladies out there that dream
of having these moments with Robert Pattinson.” “Bring a Sudafed.” Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams This one’s gonna break your heart, Notebook
fans. Not only did actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel
McAdams hate kissing each other in the 2004 romantic drama, they also allegedly hated
filming together — period. According to reports, their ill feelings for
one another even got so bad that Gosling demanded his co-star be replaced by another actress. “I think I must’ve misread all of those signals.” “I guess you did.” Director Nick Cassavetes opened up about Gosling’s
request, telling VH1 in 2014, “He says, ‘Would you take her out of here
and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?’ I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.'” Obviously, Cassavetes kept the two on the
film, and it became one of the greatest romantic dramas of all time. Alec Baldwin Always quick on his feet, when Alec Baldwin
was asked about his on-screen kiss with Jennifer Aniston on 30 Rock, he joked to New York Magazine
in 2008, “It was painful. I mean, every man who’s had to make out with
her in TV and movies — I don’t know how they do it.” “I made you a white pizza and a pot roast,
because I just think you’re so amazing.” Baldwin later let fans in on the reality of
the scenario, telling People, “Whenever you do that with someone, it’s so
fake. They’re getting paid to kiss you and I’m getting
paid to kiss her. But she’s a doll.” Tony Curtis Although Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe allegedly
had an affair before filming their 1959 flick Some Like It Hot, when he was asked what it
was like to kiss the blonde bombshell on set, he reportedly said it was like, quote, “kissing
Hitler.” “You’ve never laughed more at sex. Or a picture about it.” Curtis backpedaled on the comment in a 2008
interview with the Daily Mail, confessing, “I said it as a joke. I mean, it was such a darn stupid question,
so I gave a stupid answer.” But when elaborating on the infamous make-out
scene, Curtis told the outlet that Monroe was way too aggressive, saying, “[The kiss] was awful. She nearly choked me to death by deliberately
sticking her tongue down my throat into my windpipe.” But before she died in 1962, Monroe offered
her thoughts on the matter, saying, “There was some actor that once said about
me that kissing me was like kissing Hitler.” “Well, I think that’s, you know, his problem.”

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