The kiss has always been a symbol of love and passion and cinema, throughout its history, has given us so many. From the reverse kiss between Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man to the long-awaited kiss between Rhett and Rossella in Gone With the Windfrom the kiss in the rain between Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Match Points to the wet kiss of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it would be really hard to draw up a ranking. Not all actors, however, are happy about having to shoot a love scene, even depending on the working partner: here are ten Hollywood faces who refused to kiss their co-stars on set!
10 Actors Who Refused To Kiss Their Co-Stars
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte
In 1994, Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte they starred in the romantic comedy together Very special sent. Despite their visible chemistry on screen, the two stars couldn’t stand each other, so much so that they used their stunt doubles in many scenes. Despite the protests of the actress, the kiss in the end happened as expected. After the end of filming, however, the two did not send it to say. In an interview with New York TimesRoberts called her colleague “completely disgusting“. Nolte, for his part, defined Roberts as “not a good person“.
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson
During the filming of Like water for elephants, Reese Witherspoon she refused to kiss the charming Robert Pattinson. The reason is quite simple: the day the kissing scene was scheduled to be filmed, the actor had a really bad cold.
Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
On the set of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008 film directed by David Fincher, Brad Pitt initially did not want to kiss Cate Blanchett due to the strong jealousy of his then girlfriend Angelina Jolie. After several attempts, the director managed to change the actor’s mind.
Sean Young and Harrison Ford
Blade Runner is considered by all to be one of the great masterpieces in the history of cinema. The two protagonists of the film, that is Harrison Ford and Sean Young, they could never stand each other during the entire filming period. When it came time to shoot the love scene between the two characters, the actress started complaining about her colleague’s facial hair for a specific reason: according to her, they scratched her face!
Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt
At age 11, no one wants to kiss a grown man, even if that man is Brad Pitt. That’s what happened to Kirsten Dunst on the set of Interview with the vampire. The kiss, albeit light, was filmed as scripted, but it was a traumatic experience for both of them. In an interview with the Huffington Post, the actress said: “Brad and Tom (Cruise) were like my older brothers on set so it was like kissing my older brother, absolutely disgusting!“. However, the actor said: “How do you think I felt? I had to kiss a little girl. It was terrible!“.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
The pages of our life is perhaps one of the most romantic films ever made. Based on the Nicholas Parks novel of the same name, the film tells the love story between Noah and Allie, played respectively by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. The two stars, after filming the film, fell in love in real life, but their relationship at the beginning was anything but roses. The actor, in fact, tried to get his co-star fired, complaining – think about it! – that I don’t have any kind of chemistry with her.
Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts
Protagonists of the 1993 thriller The Pelican Report, Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts they had a great relationship on the set of the film. However, when it came to shooting the kiss scene, the actor held back so as not to antagonize his main audience of black women, who – in the words of Denzel Washington himself – “they are not often seen as objects of desire in films“.
Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence
The filming of the saga of Hunger Games have been a nightmare for Liam Hemsworthespecially when it came to kissing Jennifer Lawrence. “She is one of my best friends, I love her, but before filming the kissing scene she came to me and she said“I ate tuna” or “I ate the garlic and didn’t brush my teeth“. And I replied “Great, can’t wait“.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt
In 2016, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt they starred together in Passengers. The actress initially refused to film the love scenes with Pratt because the latter was married. Despite her initial awkwardness, the actress was super professional and she shot everything the script called for.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
In 2008, ten years after the first time in Titanic, Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet they are back to acting together in Revolutionary Road. The actor initially had great doubts about accepting the role mainly due to the presence of a rather explicit sex scene. An understandable embarrassment, not only because the two stars are best friends, but above all because the director of the film, Sam Mendes, was Kate Winslet’s husband at the time.