Do you have a co-worker that you absolutely cannot stand? Maybe they have really bad breath. Maybe they think showering is optional, or they’re just always in a bad mood or complaining. Awful co-workers are just a fact of life, but as you’re about to learn, your co-workers might not be as disgusting as some of the biggest celebrities of all time.
Sure, they may have bad breath, but do you need to kiss them in front of cameras over and over again? If not, perhaps you should consider yourself lucky. You might think they don’t brush their teeth, but as you’re going to learn, one of the biggest stars in the world has admitted that she barely brushes hers. Your co-worker might have a runny nose, but for one actor on this list, he literally had to wipe his nose on his co-star’s wig during their makeout scenes. Hot right?
These are 16 times that celebrities have come out and said or done something that was absolutely disgusting. You may learn about things like Brad Pitt’s optional hygiene practices, or some of the most awkward on-set kisses of all time. You’ll even learn why Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss her co-star and on-screen husband, Jason Segel, until he changed a major part of his personality.
To top it all off, you get to learn all about the disgusting things Jared Leto has been sending to his co-stars throughout the filming of Suicide Squad. Let’s just say, the crusty adult magazine he sent one of them a few months ago was just the tip of the iceberg.
16. Johnny Depp – Forced To Chug Listerine
Could you imagine if you ran into one of your favourite actors and your takeaway from that experience was how badly they smelled? That’s very possible if you run into Johnny Depp, who is notorious for his tendency to forgo bathing or engaging in proper hygiene. This gets all the worse when you need to be with him on a hot film set all day for a role that occasionally features some kissing. Depp was starring in The Tourist alongside Angelina Jolie, and the actress had apparently had enough of Depp’s smell and awful cigarette breath.
Depp admitted to some of his friends in the past that during the filming, Angelina would constantly be making him have breath mints to help his breath. When it came to an on-screen kiss, Angelina resorted to making Johnny chug some Listerine right before the shot.
Call me crazy Depp, but it seems like it would have been a lot easier for you to just start brushing your teeth. Especially if you know you’re about to kiss one of the most gorgeous women in the world. Stay tuned though, because there’s an actor on this list who calls out Jolie for being an awful kisser!
15. Shia LeBeouf –Pulled Out His Tooth And Refused To Shower
When it comes to actors who are willing to show their dedication to their craft, there may not be many examples more extreme than what LeBeouf did to prepare for life as a WW2 soldier in the drama Fury. Reports from the set talk about how he prepared for his role.
“He pulled out his own tooth during the first few weeks of filming and then refused to shower for weeks on end so he could better understand how his character would have felt living in the trenches….Shia was warned about his behaviour by several people on set, including Brad Pitt and director David Ayer… He didn’t heed any of their warnings and found himself staying in a small bed-and-breakfast hotel away from the rest of the cast.”
How bad did he smell that literally the only course of action was moving him to another hotel? Makes you really feel bad for the fellow actors who were constantly in very small, cramped spaces with LeBeouf. No wonder Brad Pitt and David Ayer were not pleased with the dedicated actor!
14. Jennifer Aniston – Terrible Kisser According to Alec Baldwin
When it comes to crushes that you had as you were growing up, Jennifer Aniston may be a pretty popular candidate. Known for the iconic role of Rachel Green on Friends, Aniston’s beauty and talent have helped her establish a career in Hollywood long after the series has ended.
With recent roles in films like Horrible Bosses, it is clear that Aniston has not forgotten that she’s one of the sexiest women in the world as well. Which is why it may be all the more disappointing to hear that Alec Baldwin absolutely hated making out with the sitcom star. The two lock lips on 30 Rock, and in an interview, he said “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.”
Perhaps you’ve just gained a lot of respect for David Schwimmer!
13. Brad Pitt – Gave Kirsten Dunst Her First (Awful) Kiss
Kirsten Dunst has paved herself a fantastic career that started when she was still a young girl. One of her most prominent roles came in the 1994 film, Interview with the Vampire, in which she was only 11 years old. You can imagine at age 11 it would be easy to get star-struck, especially when you’re working alongside Brad Pitt who just happened to be one of the biggest movie stars in the world. On top of that, Dunst even had a scene in which she kissed Pitt. She recalled “Everyone at the time was like, ‘You’re so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,’ but I thought it was disgusting. I didn’t kiss anyone else until I was 16, I think. I was a late bloomer.”
So to be fair, it sounds like Dunst was hating on “kissing” more than Pitt himself, but it’s still never ideal to have your first ever kiss be described as disgusting!
12. Harrison Ford – Awful Kisser On Set, Probably In Real Life Too
Harrison Ford has the distinction of getting to play two of the coolest characters of all time, Indiana Jones and Han Solo. Both characters should have no problems making the ladies swoon, but according to Helen Mirren, the real life Ford may have a much harder time trying to win people over, at least when it comes to his physical talents.
Mirren described Ford as “the nicest, sweetest guy you could want to meet. But he can’t kiss – he finds it impossible to kiss on screen…He’s probably not very good off screen either. It’s not just me – other actresses agree. Whenever we get chatting off screen and we get around to talking, we come to the same conclusion.”
Kissing on a movie set is probably not the most ideal of circumstances, but Ford must really have done something wrong to have Mirren call him out on his real-life game as well!
11. Tom Cruise – Was An “Icky” Kisser
When Thandie Newton was cast in the 2ndMission Impossible, there were probably a lot of things about the role that really excited her. One of which may have been the opportunity to work alongside, and kiss, Tom Cruise. Because sure, he may seem a little bit wacky, but generally, he’s considered to be a pretty good looking guy. What she definitely didn’t expect, was that kissing him would be arguably the worst part of filming the entire movie.
In an interview, she opened up about locking lips with Mr.Cruise, and said “kissing Tom Cruise was slightly icky and sort of wet. I’d really go home at the end of the day actually moaning about how hot it was and how many times we had to do it.”
Newton most recently wrapped up work on the TV Series Westworld, and we can only hope that if any of her co-stars had to kiss her passionately that they asked her more about what Cruise did wrong so they could avoid being blasted online!
10. Robert Pattinson – Wiped Nose On Reese Witherspoon’s Wig
When it comes to a filming schedule, sometimes you can’t control what is going to be going on in your life. So when the time comes to film the big love scene between Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon for Water for Elephants, the fact that Robert was incredibly sick was not enough to deter the day’s shoot.
When talking to MTV:First, Pattinson explained more about that fateful day. “My nose is running all over the place, and it was in one of the additional photography scenes, and Reese had this wig on, and literally, I was wiping my nose on her wig.”
Naturally, this was only going to lead to people also tracking down Reese and asking for her take on the day. “He did have a very runny nose, yeah, It wasn’t appealing; it wasn’t pleasant.”
Nothing says spicing up the romance like “can you please pass the Kleenex?”
9. Jennifer Grey – Was A “Baby” On Set
The expression goes that nobody puts baby in the corner, but if you asked Patrick Swayze, it could also be “nobody wants to hang out with baby!” Swayze and Jennifer Grey starred in the iconic film Dirty Dancing, but in Swayze’s memoir, he openly attacked Grey stating “she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she’d start laughing.”
That’s hardly what you want when you are trying to film a serious scene. Patrick went on to say how Grey would often break down into tears or hysterics if she received any criticism for her performance. Take an emotional performer that also cannot keep her composure when she is being told how to improve, and you can understand why Swayze was not the biggest fan of Grey.
Grey had an unfortunate turn to her time in Hollywood. A nose job removed her “signature look,” leading Grey to fade into the background of Hollywood obscurity.
8. Leonardo DiCaprio – Too Immature On Set of Romeo and Juliet
When it comes to casting the right actors for Romeo and Juliet, it might be a pretty important thing to make sure the two leads have solid chemistry with one another. While DiCaprio and Claire Danes may have looked good on screen, off set their relationship was far from friendly. Danes was apparently not a fan of the immaturity of the young male actor, who would constantly be playing little pranks around the set.
Let’s hope one of his pranks was not to eat a whole bunch of onions prior to one of their kissing scenes! Claire Danes was offered the opportunity to star alongside DiCaprio in J. Edgar which came out in 2011, but instead, she opted to star in the series Homeland.
Given that Homeland has lasted for 72 episodes, you can understand why Danes probably feels like she made the right decision. Though who knows what her reaction would have been if young DiCaprio had been able to make her to swoon instead of groan!
7. Jennifer Lawrence – Tastes Like Garlic Or Tuna Fish
Jennifer Lawrence is a tremendous actress, but you may not want to kiss her nearly as much as you thought you did. At least not if you’re about to kiss her on a movie set! Her co-star in The Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth, was less than flattering to Jen when he was talking about their kissing scenes.
“Anytime I had to kiss Jennifer was pretty uncomfortable, when you look at it on the outside, it looks like a great picture. She’s one of my best friends. I love her. But if we had a kissing scene, she would make a point of eating garlic or tuna fish or something that was disgusting.”
Given that the two became close friends off the set, you can imagine she may be turning to those disgusting foods to try and make an awkward scene, just a little less awkward. Though I can’t imagine a worse thing to say to a director than “Sorry, we need to re-do that kissing scene because Jen is making me physically gag, can we get some breath mints?”
6. Brad Pitt – Prefers Baby Wipes Over Showers
Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men in the world, but if you asked a lot of his former lovers and co-stars, they may also describe him as being one of the stinkiest.
One example comes from the set of Inglourious Basterds in which Brad advised actor Eli Roth to skip out on showers and instead to just use baby wipes as a form of deodorant. While Brad’s refusal to shower has been confirmed by several former lovers, there is at least some form of reasoning.
“He’s read up on the toxins of soap – especially the antibacterial ones – and feels that using them and antiperspirants is not only bad for the planet, but it also speeds up the aging process in humans.”
That being said, apparently he and Jolie have an agreement that he’s only allowed to go “shower optional” if she isn’t on the same continent. Even if she was around, it probably wouldn’t be enough to stop his children from referring to him as Stinky Daddy.
5. Terri Hatcher – Her Morning Sickness Was Annoying
When you get cast as James Bond, it can only be natural to feel like you’re “the man.” Especially around set when you’re clearly one of the biggest reasons the film is being made. Whether you love or hate Pierce Brosnan’s portrayal of the classic spy, one thing that is not deniable is that by the time filming was wrapping, he’d had just enough of Terri Hatcher. Hatcher was allegedly always late to the set and this definitely rubbed Bronson the wrong way. He said, “I got very upset with her, She was always keeping me waiting for hours. I must admit I let slip a few words which weren’t very nice.”
Try not to blame Hatcher too much though, as it turns out she was suffering from morning sickness at the time!
4. Jason Segel – Hannigan Refused To Kiss Him
For many fans of the show How I Met Your Mother, by the time the series limped into the last season, we were all just hoping he’d meet the mother already and move on. For the entire series we got to watch the relationship of Marshall and Lily, and while it has its flaws, at least we had the very entertaining Jason Segel to watch.
You may be shocked that one of the first things Alyson Hannigan said about the role, was that she would absolutely refuse to kiss Jason Segel, who at the time was an avid smoker and allegedly smelled awful. Segel opened up in an interview saying “She told me she would not do any romantic scenes with me as long as I was smoking. And that left me with no other option. So I quit the day we started working, and I haven’t had a cigarette since.”
I guess that’s one way to get motivated to stop smoking!
3. Jessica Simpson – Doesn’t Brush Her Teeth
To be fair, there is not one particular example of a co-worker coming out and attacking Simpson for her poor hygiene, but that may be because Jessica decided to tell the world herself when she appeared on The Ellen Show.
Ellen asked Jessica about the rumours circulating that she does not brush her teeth, which the star admitted was mostly true. She flosses every day (allegedly) but claimed that she only brushed her teeth two, maybe three times a week. Jessica’s justification was that her teeth just feel too darn slippery if they’ve been properly brushed, and besides, her teeth are already so white (this is her logic).
She then went on to make things dramatically worse by admitting that if she doesn’t have time to brush her teeth, she’ll just use an old shirt. Wait, what? There is more value to brushing your teeth than just physically getting the food out from between them.
It’s a real good thing Jessica can probably afford the dental bills!
2. Angelina Jolie – Awkward, Sweaty And Not Very Nice
There is an incredibly passionate scene in Wanted in which Angelina Jolie slowly saunters over towards James McAvoy and plants a passionate kiss on him. The two then smile, kiss again and the scene moves on. There’s no dialogue said by McAvoy, but perhaps that was for the best because when he was asked about the situation, he described it as being anything but sexy.
“I can tell you what it was like to kiss her on a film set: awkward, sweaty and not very nice,” he said. But that may have been a good thing for McAvoy, who went on to joke that he doesn’t feel like Brad Pitt would be threatened for a minute about him trying to steal time with his lady.
Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest sex icons of all time and is definitely idolized for her lips, making it all the more shocking that the description of kissing them was anything but fantastic.
1. Jared Leto – What He Sent His Co-Stars
There are a lot of examples on this list of actors who were disgusted by their co-stars because they were awful kissers, awful people or otherwise, but Jared Leto gets to be the only one who makes it on the list for not things he did, but things he sent to his co-stars of the upcoming Suicide Squad.
In order to get into the character of The Joker, Leto tracked down several disgusting items that he sent to his co-stars throughout filming. One of which was a magazine from Playboy that was…sticky…and was intended for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. If you don’t think that was disgusting enough, how about the fact that he sent a dead pig?
Still not enough? At CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Leto admitted that he sent all of his co-stars used condoms and some anal beads. There are so many questions about that, that I don’t even want to get into, but if that’s not disgusting, I don’t know what is. At least nobody will question his dedication to the role!