For many people, it’s a dream to share a kiss with their favorite celebrities. But unfortunately, it’s something that people romanticize a little too much if you listen to what the celebrities on today’s list have to say. So while most of us would be stunned if we had the chance to kiss someone, some people would rather do something else.
Many actors have come forward to express their distaste for on-screen kissing. We have listed some interesting ones to read and enjoy.
Ready to burst your bubble? Let’s go!
Here are ten actors who got gross while kissing their co-stars on set.
1 – Tobey Maguire and Kristen Dunst
Let’s start with something iconic. Spiderman 1 is a classic! The actors played their roles perfectly and Sam Raimi’s contribution to the superhero genre is an irreplaceable part of pop culture.
Filming the iconic upside-down kiss scene, however, was a disaster. As the kiss took place in the rain, Tobey Maguire struggled a bit (he was hanging upside down), and the water filled his nostrils with water. So he was drowning but had to keep playing.
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He has publicly stated that while it wasn’t a pleasant experience, he “got a little bit of fun out of it.”
2 – Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most bankable actresses of our time, and she deserves every ounce of her success. However, from what her co-stars and insiders are saying, she could be a victim of the dreaded “bad breath.”
Liam Hemsworth revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that Lawrence loves to eat garlic and tuna. Unfortunately, those two are the kryptonite of on-screen kissing scenes.
Jennifer Lawrence starred alongside Liam Hemsworth in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. He went on to say how uncomfortable it was to shoot their kissing scenes. The combination of tuna and garlic is sure to knock someone off their feet, and we don’t mean that romantically.
3 – Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
It looks like the mints worked, but something else was wrong. Jennifer Lawrence said Bradley Cooper was a “wet fucker” after their kiss in the Silver Linings Playbook. While Jennifer Lawrence herself has a bad reputation when it comes to smooching, it must hurt.
Ironically, this kiss was nominated for Best Kiss on MTV. Acting, ladies and gentlemen. It is about taking action.
4 – Thandie Newton and Tom Cruise
Who would turn down a kiss from one of the generation’s biggest action stars, Tom Cruise? Well, Thandie Newton. The two starred in Mission: Impossible 2 and shared a kiss, but their behind-the-scenes chemistry was anything but romantic.
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Newton revealed that she would “go home at the end of the day moaning” because Tom Cruise’s kiss was “slightly gross and kinda wet.” She also talked about how awkward it can be to kiss someone with a whole crew staring at you while making sure it looks good on camera.
5 – Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe
Surprised to see Marilyn, America’s sweetheart, here? We thought so. She was a fantasy for so many men; it can be hard to think that anyone ever regretted kissing her. Tony Curtis was one of those people. The two co-starred in the comedy classic Some Like It Hot.
Speaking of the kiss, Curtis compared it to kissing a notorious German dictator (you know the one we’re talking about. The one with the funny mustache). Although it may have been hyperbole, he said she almost choked him by sticking her tongue in his trachea.
6 – Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
We’re breaking everyone’s hearts for fun at this point. The two actors share a passionate kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. But sadly, while it was the culmination of a romance that had been going on for quite a while, things were awkward behind the camera.
Grint and Watson grew up together while filming the Harry Potter movies. That’s why Grint has publicly stated that the kiss was difficult because they “had this very brother-sister relationship.” Ouch!
7 – Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller
Filming for The Spectacular Now had its bumps, particularly regarding the kissing department. Both actors expressed frustration with each other’s antics. For example, Teller drank Gatorade before a kiss scene and Woodley used herbal supplements.
Both have gone through a difficult time. However, they deserve props for the way they acted.
8 – Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte
The two actors were on bad terms during the filming of I Love Trouble. It might be an understatement, but the two hated each other. So they had substitutes to do their scenes together because they couldn’t stand each other.
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Although they shared a kiss, it was awkward, not because of the kiss itself, but for how the actors felt about each other.
9 – Helena Bonham Carter and Woody Allen
Both of these names are legends in their own right. However, that doesn’t mean that every interaction they have is perfect. For example, take the scene from Mighty Aphrodite.
While the two did their best, a long list of rules made it difficult for Carter to stick together with Allen. He had certain do’s and don’ts which made Carter uneasy. Talk about perfectionism.
10 – Eva Mendez and Will Smith
Shooting the kiss scene in the Hitch comedy was definitely awkward for both actors. Being intimate on screen can take a lot out of you. That’s what Mendez thought about his scene with Smith.
What did she do? Had comfort food like Doritos, tuna and onions. There’s no doubt that Smith has been through a tough time. A handful of Altoids got the job done, but first impressions weren’t the best.