When it comes to being an actor, something that comes with the territory is that you might have to end up kissing your co-stars for a role. You can hope that this isn’t a big deal, but for half our list there were some serious issues that came from their decision to lock lips.
We hope Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, and Angelina Jolie won’t take it too personally when we put them on blast for things that their co-stars have said about their smooching abilities on the big screen.
Though guys aren’t immune either, as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp have all had moments where their co-star definitely wasn’t wanting to get too close. In fact, Depp was forced to chug Listerine prior to kissing Jolie!
Not every on-screen makeout is awkward though, and we have the quotes to prove that as well. Whether it’s Amanda Seyfried gushing over Megan Fox, Radcliffe giving credit to Watson or the bond that Prepon and Schilling have created; below we have 8 co-stars who loved acting out some adult situations for the camera.
16. Didn’t Want To – Alyson Hannigan Hated Kissing The Smoker Jason Segel
How I Met Your Mother may have been a show about Ted’s journey to meet his future wife, but along the way, audiences got to enjoy the exploits of him and his friends that included an iconic TV couple in Marshall and Lily.
“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,” said Segel in a past interview.
15. Excited – Seyfried Thought It Was Really Hot To Kiss Fox
Even if you didn’t have a huge interest in seeing the movie Jennifer’s Body which starred Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, we wouldn’t blame you if reading that they loved making out with each other in the movie causes you to put that at the top of your priority list.
“We kissed really well together. We have similar kissing styles! If I watch the scene, it’s actually really sexy,” said Seyfried when talking about the scene.
Seyfried also locked lips with Julianne Moore in the movie Chloe.
14. Didn’t Want To – Alec Baldwin Thought Aniston Was Painful
You wouldn’t be the only person out there who thought that Rachel Green was the most beautiful sitcom star of all-time. So you’ll be glad to hear that it’s not LeBlanc or Schwimmer putting Aniston on blast for her kissing skills, but Alec Baldwin!
Aniston enjoyed a brief stint on the series 30 Rock, during which she got up close with Baldwin but when describing the moment, Baldwin 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.”
13. Excited – Jolie Couldn’t Wait To Kiss Elizabeth Mitchell
Angelina Jolie may have been put on blast in this list for her terrible kissing skills by James McAvoy, but she was a lot more comfortable getting close to the beautiful Elizabeth Mitchell in the movie Gia.
Jolie admitted in an interview that she had lesbian relations in her real life, and when describing getting intimate with Mitchell said,
“I was looking forward to kissing and touching her, watching her discover love between women and hopefully enjoying it. I think she did. Anything that felt that good couldn’t possibly be bad. I love women.”
12. Didn’t Want To – Kirsten Dunst Thought Brad Pitt Was Disgusting
Now if we’re going to be completely fair, Kirsten Dunst may have a much different opinion if she got the chance to lock lips with Brad Pitt again now that she’s older. But back when she was 11 years old, she starred in the movie Interview with a Vampire in which she got to kiss Brad Pitt (who was considerably older!).
“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,” said Dunst when describing the kiss.
11. Excited – Hudgens Prefers Kissing Women
Vanessa Hudgens has plenty of roles in which she embraces her clean Disney image, but when it came to breaking free from that she elected to go with the movie Spring Breakers.
While Hudgens doesn’t bare it all in the movie, she does get plenty intimate with both James Franco and Ashley Benson (at the same time). But when describing the kissing, it was Benson who stood out to Hudgens.
“I was just happy I had Ashley [Benson] because I was like, ‘Ugh, eww, I don’t want to kiss James. … I’d rather kiss a girl than a guy on camera,” said Hudgens.
10. Didn’t Want To – Pattinson Had A Runny Nose
Robert Pattinson had a significant age gap between he and Reese Witherspoon when the two were cast to play lovers in Water for Elephants. While that could make things awkward, Pattinson was determined to rock the makeout scene…except for the fact that he was super sick that 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,” said Pattinson.
Witherspoon shockingly, also remembered that day on set saying in a past interview “He did have a very runny nose, yeah, It wasn’t appealing; it wasn’t pleasant.”
9. Excited – Zac Had A Crush On Heather Growing Up
Naturally, when you are a young and aspiring actor, there is no shortage of people in the industry in which you look up to (or fantasize about). For Zac Efron, one of the most tantalizing women was Heather Graham. Though to be fair, Graham does have quite a few roles in which she bares it all and gets herself into very adult situations.
When Efron got the chance to star with Graham in the movie At Any Price, including a love scene, he was open about his excitement,
“I was nervous because I’ve been in love with her since I can remember. It was very surreal for me.”
8. Didn’t Want To – Hemsworth Said Lawrence Tasted Like Garlic And Tuna
Liam Hemsworth may not have been as big a star as Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games franchise, but he was still an integral part and he got to kiss Jennifer Lawrence, so we’re sure there are at least a few jealous guys out there.
Yet when Hemsworth opened up about the intimate moments, he made sure to put her on blast for her bad breath,
“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.”
7. Excited – Daniel Radcliffe Said Watson Kissed Like An Animal (In A Good Way)
However, when describing the kiss, Radcliffe was open about how into it Watson got,
“It was this very vigorous kissing scene. She really went for it, I have to say. It caught me slightly off guard, but yeah, I’m not complaining. Many men would lose a limb to be in that position, so I was absolutely fine with it.”
The director David Yates opened up about the intimate scene as well, saying “That was mainly Emma, I have to say,” leading Watson to say,
6. Didn’t Want To – Depp Was Forced To Chug Listerine
The two were lovers in the movie The Tourist, but it was reported that Jolie took some serious issue to Depp’s unpleasant odor and required him to have breath mints on a regular basis, including when dining with Pitt and Jolie.
5. Excited – Married In Real Life, Had Less Boundaries On-Set
You better hope that Anna Paquin had no issues getting up close and personal with Stephen Moyer in the television series True Blood. After all, the two met during the filming of the pilot and have since gone on to get married.
When describing love scenes with Moyer, Paquin said “Maybe it should be weird, simulating sex with your husband in front of people? But it’s really not. When it’s a love scene with someone you actually love, there’s no feeling like, ‘Can I touch him here? Can I touch him there?’ You know what your boundaries are — or what they aren’t, I suppose.”
4. Didn’t Want To – James McAvoy Thought Jolie Was Awkward And Sweaty
Angelina Jolie may have been comfortable stripping down in the movie Wanted (…though she used a body double, sorry fellas) but one of the steamiest moments of the film for James McAvoy came when he got to lock lips with the former Mrs. Pitt.
However, when describing the kiss, it definitely didn’t sound like it was the sexiest of moments describing it in a past interview,
“I can tell you what it was like to kiss her on a film set: awkward, sweaty and not very nice.”
3. Excited – Both Laura And Taylor Were Comfortable Together
Both Laura and Taylor had to be well-aware that there were going to be some very adult situations when it came to their starring roles in Orange is the New Black. In fact, the first scene the two shot together featured them being naked and making out in a shower.
Thankfully both actresses have been open about their love and natural chemistry with one another as evident by this interview with Prepon,
“Luckily, we were totally comfortable with each other and had chemistry right away. We literally did one take of that, and she looked at me and was like, ‘Thank god it’s you.’ I’m like, ‘Girl, thank god it’s you.’ Because we were so comfortable.” She went on to also say,
“It started out like, ‘OK, Taylor, my hands are going to be here and my hands are going to be up on here,’ and she’s like, ‘OK, cool.’ And then as the season went by, I’m like, ‘OK, my hands are going to be like here’ and she’s like, ‘Put your hands wherever you want. I trust you, it doesn’t matter.’”
2. Excited – Henry Cavill Accidentally Became “The Man Of Steel” During A Scene
When it comes to this entry, we’re afraid that we aren’t too sure who the lovely lass was that made Henry Cavill truly become the “man of steel” on set.
We do however have a hilarious quote from him from when he talked to Men’s Health when he described the situation,
“A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t rearranged my – stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard. I had to apologize profusely afterward. It’s not great when you’re in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it? No, not acceptable.”
1. Didn’t Want To – Thandie Newton Thought Tom Was Icky And Sort Of Wet
Thandie Newton is no stranger to steaming up the small screen, appearing in the television series Westworld but she also helped take over the box office alongside Tom Cruise for Mission Impossible 2. And when you consider Tom is known for intense preparation on the set, you can imagine he was preparing pretty hard for the moment in which he got to make out with Thandie.
Sadly, the moment may have been a lot better in his head as when Newton was asked to describe the kiss, she 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.”
To clarify, Newton meant that the set was hot, not the kiss!