When we see kissing scenes in films and TV shows we only see what the directors want us to see. That is, we only notice how romantic or sexy the kiss is, not how awkward, uncomfortable and unpleasant it was to shoot it for the actors.
While some actors are known in Hollywood as great kissers, others, unfortunately, have been labeled as terrible kissers due to their bad breath or their inability to keep the kiss dry. Some actors purposely eat gross foods before an intimate scene while others eat gross things inadvertently and are later called out on it.
Whatever the cause for the terrible kiss may be no actor is happy to find out that he or she has been labeled as a terrible kisser. And no one wants to read in the papers or online that their co-star revealed that their on-screen kiss has been the most disgusting kiss they have ever experienced.
15. Miles Teller Confessed That Shailene Woodley’s Breath Smelled And Tasted Like Dirt
The beautiful actress Shailene Woodley is apparently not very pleasant to kiss, especially when she decides to eat Chinese herbal supplements right before locking lips. Woodley’s co-star, Miles Teller revealed that Woodley’s breath smelled like crap during intimate scenes.
Woodley and Teller starred together in the film The Spectacular Now in which they played a troubled high school couple. Teller said – “She would take these herbal supplements, these Chinese herbal supplements, and they tasted like crap. And she would always eat them right before we had a kissing scene! We put stuff in our mouths so we could just offend each other. ”
14. Clive Owen Didn’t Like Kissing Julia Roberts Due To Her Love For Peanut Butter Sandwiches
The Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts is another Hollywood celebrity that suffers from bad breath which in turn makes her on-screen kisses very unappealing. According to her co-star Clive Owen, filming intimate scenes with Roberts was no easy feat due to the actress’s love for peanut butter sandwiches.
Apparently, Roberts would eat peanut butter sandwiches in between takes and during lunchtime, which made it unpleasant for Owen to shoot intimate scenes with her for the film Duplicity. However, since both actors have known each other for years, Roberts was comfortable enough to warn Owen and ask him for a mint.
13. Jennifer Lawrence’s Kisses Are ‘Slobbery’ And Taste Like Tuna Fish
Jennifer Lawrence is a beautiful woman so it comes as no surprise that many men would do anything to lock lips with her. However, according to a few of Lawrence’s co-stars, she is not that pleasant to kiss.
According to the actor Josh Hutcherson, Lawrence’s kisses are a bit too wet. To be more specific, he described the kiss he shared with Lawrence as “slobbery.”
In addition, Lawrence apparently likes to gross out her co-stars on purpose. The actor Liam Hemsworth has said – “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.”
12. Brad Pitt Was Disgusting To Kiss, According To Kirsten Dunst
The beautiful actress Kirsten Dunst started her career as an actress early. When Dunst was only 11-years-old, she starred in the film Interview with the Vampire alongside the actor Brad Pitt. The two had to kiss and apparently, Dunst found the kiss “disgusting”.
When asked about the kiss with Pitt in an interview with Conan O’Brien, Dunst said – “I thought it was disgusting. It was like – I was eleven. It would have been weird if I was like ‘this is amazing, I’m kissing Brad Pitt.’ Like then I think people would think I was a little bit off.”
11. Thandie Newtown Found Tom Cruise’s Kisses ‘Icky’ And ‘Sort Of Wet’
The actor Tom Cruise is a handsome man so it’s no surprise that many women would happily kiss him, even if he does have strange Scientology beliefs. However, according to his co-star Thandie Newtown, Cruise is not actually a good kisser.
Cruise and Newtown both starred in the 2000 film Mission Impossible and had an intimate scene where they locked lips. But Newtown later revealed that kissing Cruise was actually kind of awful and that she’d go home and whine about it.
Here’s exactly what Newtown had to say about the kissing scenes – “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 many times we had to do it.”
10. Bradley Cooper Is A Wet Kisser, According To Jennifer Lawrence
The actor Bradley Cooper is a handsome man but according to the actress Jennifer Lawrence, Cooper is not a great kisser. Apparently, Cooper’s kisses are just too wet to be enjoyable (which is funny because Lawrence’s co-stars have complained that her kisses are too wet also).
Lawrence and Cooper starred together in the film Silver Linings Playbook and apparently, Lawrence told him Cooper was a “wet kisser.” Obviously, Cooper did not take this comment well and later shared this rather insulting remark with the press – “After the second take she said, ‘You’re a wet kisser.’ You don’t want to hear that. It was not a compliment.”
9. Dane Cook’s Worst Kiss Ever Was With Kate Hudson Because She Smelled Like Onions
There’s no denying that Kate Hudson is a beautiful actress, but according to her co-star Dane Cook, she’s a terrible kisser. And not because she doesn’t know how to kiss (let’s face it, actors get lots of on-screen kissing practice so most of them must have nailed kissing scenes by now) but because her breath smelled like onions!
When asked about his worst kiss ever, the stand-up comedian and actor Dane Cook replied, without hesitation, that his worst kiss was with Kate Hudson – “I did a movie with her, My Best Friend’s Girl, and I think she purposely ate like a feast of onions before our scene. I had to burn her on that one!”
8. Reese Witherspoon Said Kissing Robert Pattinson ‘Wasn’t Pleasant’
The thought of kissing the actor Robert Pattinson would no doubt seriously excite the many Twilight fans out there. However, Pattinson is supposedly not that great a kisser, especially when he has a cold.
Pattinson and actress Reese Witherspoon starred together in the film Water for Elephants during which they shot an intimate scene which looks extremely romantic on screen. But it wasn’t at all pleasant to shoot because Pattinson had a cold. Witherspoon said – “It wasn’t appealing, it wasn’t pleasant.”
Pattinson himself admitted that it was an awful scene to shoot – “My nose is running all over the place, and it was one of the additional photography scenes, and Reese had this wig on, and literally, I was wiping my nose on her wig.”
7. James McAvoy Said That His Kiss With Angelina Jolie Was ‘Awkward, Sweaty And Not Very Nice’
Who would say no to kissing the insanely beautiful actress Angelina Jolie? You’d have to be crazy not to want to lock lips with her. However, it turns out that kissing her is not all that. Jolie’s co-star actor James McAvoy did not find kissing the actress one bit pleasant.
McAvoy and Jolie starred in the film Wanted where they had to share an intimate moment. McAvoy revealed that the kiss he and Jolie shared was awkward and sweaty – “I can tell you what it was like to kiss her on a film set: It was awkward, sweaty and not very nice. There was angst involved in that, as always. I don’t think Brad Pitt felt threatened for one moment.”
6. Ben Affleck’s Breath Smelled So Bad That Sandra Bullock Offered Him Mints
Sometimes celebrities make their breath smell awful on purpose before an on-screen kissing scene. Other times however their breath smells terrible even when they wish it smelled nice. After all, not all actors want to offend their co-stars or make their kissing scenes challenging on purpose.
Take Ben Affleck for example. He must have been extremely embarrassed when he was filming Forces of Nature with Sandra Bullock. Bullock and Affleck had to shoot an intimate scene and Bullock apparently found this very difficult due to Affleck’s terrible breath. It is said that she even offered him mints.
5. Angelina Jolie Forced Johnny Depp To Bring Listerine And Mints To Their Kissing Scenes
Johnny Depp is a handsome man but one look at his appearance will reveal that he doesn’t care much for personal hygiene. It is said that he barely ever bathes and does not care if his breath smells bad or not.
However, just because he doesn’t care doesn’t mean that others don’t care either. In fact, some people, like the actress Angelina Jolie, care about Depp’s personal hygiene very much, especially when it comes to shooting intimate scenes together.
According to Depp, when he was shooting kissing scenes with Jolie he was ordered by her to bring mouthwash and mints. Depp apparently didn’t like that at all but he wanted to keep Jolie happy – “I hate it, but I wanted to keep her happy.”
4. Dwayne Johnson Said That Steve Carrell’s Tongue Felt Like Cat Litter
Remember that kiss between the actor Steve Carrell and Dwayne Johnson in the TV series Get Smart? Apparently, kissing Carrell wasn’t that pleasant because according to Johnson, his tongue felt like cat litter.
Johnson said – “We thought what’s the funniest, entertaining thing we could do at the end of the movie that would really make a good laugh and we came up with the kiss. But there are 300 crew members, they’re all looking and laughing and joking. I just see Steve Carrell’s lips. So the bottom of a cat’s paw – the soft supple part underneath – that’s what Steve Carrell’s lips are like. But his tongue is like kitty cat litter. That’s the physical experience.”
3. Miles Teller Drank Gatorade And Ate Licorice Before His Kissing Scenes With Shailene Woodley
Apparently, the actress Shailene Woodley liked to eat Chinese herbal supplements that smelled and tasted like dirt right before her kissing scenes with the actor Miles Teller in the film The Spectacular Now. But Teller wasn’t innocent himself.
Teller admitted that he drank and ate disgusting things before kissing scenes with Woodley also – “I would be drinking Gatorade right before a kissing scene. She would be like, ‘Are you serious? You’re gonna kiss me after that?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I am.’”
2. Richard E. Grant Won’t Ever Kiss Forest Whitaker Again Because He Has Breath Like ‘An Open Grave’
Forest Whitaker has the worst breath in Hollywood, at least according to the actor Richard E. Grant. In the early 90’s, the two actors starred in the film Pret-a-Porter where they had a quick intimate scene that involved a kiss.
Grant was quite upset about the kiss scene and has since said that Whitaker “had breath like an open grave.” In addition, Grant revealed that he had asked Whitaker not to use tongues – “It was a film called Pret-a-Porter and we had to kiss in a railway carriage very, very fast and I just said to him in advance, ‘Please, no tongues.’”
1. Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Know How Jennifer Aniston’s Co-Stars Get Through A Kissing Scene With Her
Friends actress Jennifer Aniston is a beautiful woman and there’s no doubt that many men would like to share a smooch with her. However, it turns out that kissing Aniston is not the most pleasant experience because of her bad coffee breath.
Aniston’s co-star Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock said – “Every man’s who’s had to make out with her in TV and movies… I don’t know how they did it.”
In addition, Aniston’s co-star Jason Bateman in The Switch supposedly even stopped one of his intimate scenes with the actress because her breath smelled so bad he couldn’t continue with the scene.
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