To watch movies is to give yourself the chance to develop 10,000 crushes on a whole bunch of characters. Which happens to me approximately as soon as I go to the cinema. The problem is that since they are stars, there is very little chance of knowing if they kiss well and if they are good shots. Life isn’t easy. Fortunately, we can count on their fellow actors and actresses who swing the leases directly once the shooting is over. Big poukaves, yes yes. So that’s what lies behind the stories of actors who have hated kissing, to find out who you can go with your eyes closed.
1. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter
We start with some gossip, because if the actors of Ron and Hermione hated snogging, it’s simply because they were too friends to want to. The embarrassment was very present and they had to try five times to crash without bursting out laughing. Real safe friends finally.
2. Tom Cruise and Thandiwe Newton in Mission Impossible 2
Unfortunately for the Nyah Nordoff-Hall actress, she didn’t find the right guy to kiss. She confessed after filming that Tom Cruise’s kisses were slobbery and not very pleasant. Slightly useless galoshes which forced the film crews to re-shoot the scene several times and which created a bad atmosphere on the set the following days. We’re a little disappointed Tom, we’re not going to lie to you…
3. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man
If the actors hated kissing on film Spiderman, it’s not because one of them was a bad kisser, but because the conditions were really rotten to put their tongue in the other’s mouth. Indeed, Tobey’s position was absolutely not comfortable (which we can understand) and the water imitating the rain entered his mask and prevented him from breathing. This is also why, in the film, he is super out of breath after this kiss. Poor bitch.
4. Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller in The Spectacular Now
The star of Our opposite stars shocked his playmate Miles Teller in the movie The Spectacular Now by swallowing Chinese food supplements just before filming the kissing scene. I can’t tell you the smell of his breath. The actor later said it was “like a pocket of dirt that smelled like shit.” Not really cool Shailene!
5. Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy in Wanted: Choose Your Destiny
Knowing that the director of the film decided to shoot the kiss scene on the first day of filming, it is obvious that we should not expect the actors to have a chemistry of phew and ask to re-chop all four mornings. Bingo, that was not the case, they were very embarrassed and repeatedly asked to cut this scene during editing to re-shoot it later.
6. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games
According to the statements of the actors, nothing was right in this scene. Already, you should know that Jennifer Lawrence has a bad habit of eating onions before shooting romantic scenes, who knows why. Add to that the fact that, according to the interpreter of Peeta, Jennifer Lawrence kisses badly and with a lot of drool. Frankly, it’s not dreaming. And to top it off, the scene was apparently far too scripted for there to be any ounce of chemistry. A nightmare.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Rebel Weddings
The two actors, who had remained very good friends since titanic, hated kissing already because of their friendships, which made the situation very awkward. But Kate Winslet hated the experience all the more because her husband was directing the film and, according to his own words, he watched her insistently kiss Leonardo each time. Malaaaaaise. Poor Kate therefore put enormous pressure on herself in this regard and ended up completely traumatized.
8. Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in Twilight
If the Bella actress hated her kissing experience with the Jacob actor, it wasn’t because he really sucked at it (note my relief at the revelation of this info). She explained that these kisses were actually mostly awkward because they sometimes had no connection with the scene they were shooting, nor with her character, nor with what she herself wanted to do on set at that time. It’s true that it doesn’t sound ideal, put like that.
9. Joanna Lumley and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
Joanna Lumley and Leonardo DiCaprio’s kiss hell is mostly linked to the fact that the director of the wolf of wall street was very demanding. He would have asked to return the scene nearly 15 times, forcing the actors to chew gum for long minutes until they wanted to pass out. Joanna Lumley even said about it: “It’s like kissing someone in the dentist’s waiting room”. And frankly, I have no desire to go on such a date.
10. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in 50 Shades of Gray
Unlike their characters in the movies, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman couldn’t get along. So I let you imagine how much they must have enjoyed having to roll shovels. It must have been nice the atmosphere on the set.
11. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in Never Forget
This info is a bit comical considering that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams dated a few months after the movie was released. At the time of filming, the two actors could not yet puff each other. So they, too, had to endure very embarrassing moments when they had to lick their faces to appear a semblance of love. But from love to hate, there is only one step, as they say.
12. Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in Reasons of State
Another beautiful story of friendship that ends in discomfort on the set. On the set of reason of state, Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon must have kissed several times when they were very good friends and Matt Damon was also good friends with Brad Pitt, who was Angelina’s spouse at the time. In short, not the best situation to roll your skates. Matt Damon even said about it: “We are old friends and it was like kissing my sister: very awkward and overall horrible. It really didn’t look crazy, indeed.
13. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants
Poor Reese Witherspoon had to go through some really uncool things on this shoot, especially when she had to French Robert Pattison who, at that time, was very ill. As she says herself, “He was literally sniffling every second and it wasn’t attractive. I mean, it was green and contagious and disgusting. Next time keep your germs to yourself Rob, huh.
14. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Hapiness Therapy
If Bradley Cooper confessed to having loved kissing Jennifer Lawrence (despite the onions?? Frankly, hats off to Brad), this was clearly not the case of the actress. On the set, she had indeed complained that Bradley’s kisses were very wet. It’s not fun.