We tend to assume that celebrities are different from normal people. After all, they’re famous, rich and loved by fans worldwide. In addition, they always look good and they’re constantly smooching on-screen with other, equally good-looking and famous celebrities.
However, while most of us assume that celebrities don't have normal human flaws such as bad hygiene and bad breath, that’s not actually true. After all, celebrities are human beings, just like the rest of us, which means that they have the same flaws we do.
Thus, while it may surprise us at first to hear that one of our beloved celebrities rarely ever bathes, much to the annoyance of their co-stars, we slowly get used to the fact that some celebrities do indeed have poor personal hygiene.
And it no longer shocks us to find out that some celebrities, male and female alike, suffer from bad breath and that their co-stars insist they chew on some mints before shooting a romantic scene.
15 Brad Pitt Wipes His Armpits With Baby Wipes Instead Of Taking A Shower
Some celebrities are so famous and good-looking that you’d never in a million years assume they smell bad. For example, you’d never think that Brad Pitt smells bad, right? And yet, according to his co-star, Pitt has terrible hygiene.
When Pitt was filming Quentin Tarantino’s movie Inglourious Basterds he worked alongside the actor Eli Roth. Roth revealed that Pitt skipped showers and instead used baby wipes to wipe his sweat – “He shared that when you’re sweating and don’t have time to take a shower, you just take a baby wipe and rub it under your armpits.”
Apparently, Pitt didn’t have time to shower very much when he was off set either – “I got six kids. All you’ve got to do is just take them, a couple quick wipes under the pits. Man, I’m getting [peed] on all day. I don’t have time to take a shower.”
14 Zac Efron Ate A Tuna Sandwich Right Before A Kissing Scene And Got Called Out On It
The actor Zac Efron has kissed countless beautiful Hollywood actresses. And none have ever accused him of being a bad kisser. However, there was that one time when Efron got called out on his smelly breath.
Apparently, one time Efron forgot that he was supposed to be filming an intimate scene and ate a tuna sandwich during his lunch break – “I had a kissing scene one time, and I ate a tuna sandwich. It was the first [scene] I had to do, and I got called out on it. It was so embarrassing. You don’t do that, don’t be that guy!”
13 Marilyn Monroe Farted Excessively And Rarely Ever Bathed
Marilyn Monroe has by now become an international icon. She was, and still is, considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and perhaps the world. And she was, and still is, a sex symbol. Countless men wanted to kiss her. But, apparently, while the actress may have been extremely beautiful, her personal hygiene was incredibly poor.
According to her co-star Clark Gable, who was apparently a neat freak (even if he did have bad breath later on in his life), Monroe farted excessively and she hated bathing, which disgusted the actor. According to Gable’s biographer, David Bret, Monroe “could not have been less fastidious regarding her personal hygiene.”
12 Jennifer Lawrence Eats Garlic And Tuna Fish Before Kissing Scenes On Purpose
While many men would give anything to kiss the beautiful and adorable actress Jennifer Lawrence, some men find kissing her incredibly uncomfortable. When Lawrence starred in the Hunger Games alongside Liam Hemsworth she apparently ate smelly foods on purpose.
Hemsworth says – “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 and right before the scene she’d be like ‘ I didn’t brush my teeth.’ I’d be like ‘great, I can’t wait to get in there and taste it.”
11 Matthew McConaughey Smelled So Bad That Kate Hudson Brought Him Deodorant
Some people just hate wearing deodorant. And so they don’t much to the dismay of those around them. Take the actor Matthew McConaughey, for example. He doesn’t wear deodorant or cologne. And he hasn’t worn one for over 20 years.
But while some may keep quiet about their co-star’s bad odor, others will have no qualms about calling out their poor hygiene. The actress Kate Hudson falls in the latter category. When Hudson and McConaughey were shooting Fool’s Gold together, Hudson apparently asked McConaughey to put on some deodorant.
McConaughey has said – “She always brings a salt rock, which is some natural deodorant, and says, ‘Would you please put this on?’ I just never wore it. No cologne, no deodorant. [...] The women in my life, including my mother, have all said, ‘Hey your natural smells, one, like a man, and, two, smells like you.”
10 Johnny Depp Had To Use Listerine And Mints Before Romantic Scenes With Angelina Jolie
The extremely talented actor Johnny Depp is known for his poor personal hygiene. Apparently, he doesn’t think that bathing is that important and as a result, his body odor is not the best. However, Depp’s breath is also not the best.
Depp used to be a smoker, and while he no longer smokes, his breath has nevertheless been affected. Apparently, when Depp and the actress Angelina Jolie were shooting a romantic scene, Jolie told Depp to use Listerine and breath mints before their kissing scenes. Depp apparently obliged because he wanted to keep her happy – “I hate it, but I wanted to keep her happy.”
9 Shailene Woodley’s Breath Smells Terrible
The pretty actress Shailene Woodley is another one Hollywood’s celebrities’ who is known for her bad breath. Woodley appeared in the film The Spectacular Now alongside the actor Miles Teller. Teller apparently found it very difficult to kiss Woodley because her breath smelled absolutely atrocious.
Teller has said – “Before our first kissing scene, Shailene took these Chinese dirt supplements and shoved them into her mouth. It’s like a dirt pouch, and it smells like cr*p.” And unfortunately for Teller, there was no chance of Woodley ever running out of her Chinese dirt – “She always has a mason jar and 100% of the time it smells like cr*p.”
8 Russell Crowe Prefers To Skip Showers During Shooting
The actor Russell Crowe is known for playing heroic, sweaty roles (think Gladiator). So it comes as no surprise that he is often very smelly. Apparently, the Oscar-winning actor does not like to use hygienic products, such as shampoos, body washes or deodorants.
In addition, sometimes during filming Crowe avoids showering for more authenticity. So when he was starring in Noah, he didn’t shower very often much to the dismay of his co-stars.
However, Crowe doesn’t just smell bad during shooting. He is also known for his bad odor in his everyday life. Often, his colleagues ask to be sat downwind of him during shows.
7 Jennifer Aniston Has Terrible Coffee Breath
Can you believe that the beautiful Friends actress Jennifer Aniston has terrible coffee breath? Apparently, it’s so bad that a few of her co-stars have complained and demanded that she chew on a mint before any kissing scene takes place.
It is said that when Jason Bateman and Aniston were filming a kissing scene for the movie The Baster, Bateman stopped the scene and asked Aniston to have a mint before they resume their kissing.
Similarly, the actor Alec Baldwin has previously said that kissing Aniston was a tough task due to her awful coffee breath – “every man who’s had to make out with her in TV and movies – I don’t know how they do it.”
6 Clark Gable Had Such Bad Breath His Co-Star Vivian Leigh Said Kissing Him Was Kind Of Awful
The actor Clark Gable was considered to be one of the most handsome men in Hollywood. He was often cast in romantic films such as Gone with the Wind. In Gone with the Wind, Gable starred alongside the beautiful actress Vivian Leigh. Not surprisingly, at the time they were voted “Best Onscreen Couple” for their chemistry and superb acting.
However, later Leigh confessed that while they may have had great chemistry in the film, it was actually just good acting. Leigh said that kissing Gable was a chore because of his terrible breath - “Kissing Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind was not that exciting. His dentures smelled something awful.”
5 Ben Affleck’s Breath Smells So Bad That Sandra Bullock Offered Him Mints
Countless of people suffer from bad breath. After all, we can’t just chew on mints all day long. Celebrities are no exception although in their case they should consider having mints handy, especially during shooting.
The actor Ben Affleck is just one of the many celebrities in Hollywood that suffers from bad breath. Apparently, when Affleck and the actress Sandra Bullock were shooting the film Forces of Nature in 1999, the latter found Affleck’s breath so gross that she offered him mints. Let’s just hope, for Bullock’s sake, that Affleck swallowed his pride and took the mints.
4 Viggo Mortensen Slept In The Woods To Prepare For LOTR And Smelled Terrible
Good actors take their roles seriously. However, some actors take their roles, and the preparation for their roles, too seriously. Take the actor Viggo Mortensen, for example. Mortensen played the warrior Aragorn in Lord of the Rings.
Aragorn was not the most hygienic character out there and so Mortensen decided to get into his role by sleeping in the woods. When Mortensen’s co-star, Sean Bean, was asked whether this was true he said that it was likely to be true because Mortensen smelled bad during shooting – “Bear in mind, he was very smelly.”
3 Angelina Jolie’s Breath Smells So Bad Brad Pitt Gave Her Mints For Valentine’s Day
The actress Angelina Jolie is an incredibly beautiful woman. Thousands of men have wished they could kiss her at least once. However, it turns out that Jolie is another celebrity whose breath smells kind of awful.
Apparently, when Jolie and the actor Brad Pitt were still together, he often made fun of her bad breath (which is funny because he also smelled bad!)
It is also said that one Valentine’s Day Pitt gifted Jolie mints. It is worth noting that the pair starred in two films together, which involved numerous kissing scenes. Did he complain of her bad breath then too or was he too smitten with Jolie to say a word?
2 Jason Segel Quit Smoking Because Alyson Hannigan Refused To Kiss Him
The actor Jason Segel, best known for his role in the extremely popular American sitcom How I Met Your Mother, also has terrible breath. Apparently, Segel’s breath smelled so awful (which is not surprising considering that he was a heavy smoker) during shooting that his co-star Alyson Hannigan refused to shoot any romantic scenes with him.
Obviously, the show would not have worked without romantic scenes between the main couple and so Hannigan’s disgust and refusal to shoot romantic scenes with Segel greatly contributed to his decision to quit smoking. Hannigan must have been extremely relieved by Segel’s decision. After all, the show lasted for nine seasons!
1 Hugh Grant Was Reprimanded For Bad Breath By Other Actors During The Oscars Ceremony
There’s no denying that the actor Hugh Grant is a handsome man. But is he a good kisser? We doubt that. While no co-star has said anything bad about Grant’s kissing abilities or his bad breath, there’s no denying that his breath is not the freshest.
According to The Guardian, when the handsome British actor showed up to the Academy Awards he made the entire place stink because his breath smelled so bad.
In addition, it is said that during the Oscars ceremony, Grant’s breath smelled so terrible that the other actors present asked him to do something about it.
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