Celebrities Who Refused to Kiss Their Costars on Camera
Kissing on camera is a tradition as old as Hollywood itself. But what happens when the stars refuse to smooch? Sometimes, sparks fly. Here are some famous examples of costars who refused to kiss each other for the cameras.
Brad Pitt has been in the news recently for his decision to refuse to kiss his costar, Margot Robbie, on camera. The scene in question was for the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and required Brad Pitt’s character to kiss Margot Robbie’s character. Brad Pitt has been married to Angelina Jolie for over a decade, and they have six children together.
He has said that he didn’t want to kiss another woman on camera because he respects his wife too much. Brad Pitt is known for being a good husband and father, and this decision just goes to show how much he values his family.
Jewel and Rob Lowe
Jewel didn’t want to kiss Rob Lowe and asked for the kissing scenes to be cut from their movie. Jewel says that she was deeply uncomfortable with the idea of kissing him on camera, and she felt like it would have been inappropriate given their different levels of celebrity. The two had to share a few on-screen kisses, but Jewel was uncomfortable with it and felt that their chemistry just wasn’t there.
It seems that many actors and actresses prefer to keep their personal lives separate from their work lives, and they don’t want to kiss someone on camera unless they are actually in a relationship with them.
Kirk Cameron is an actor who is best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains. In 1990, Kirk married Chelsea Noble, and the two went on to have six children together. Kirk is a born-again Christian, and he has said that he took his wedding vows very seriously.
As a result, Kirk refused to kiss his costar Tracey Gold on camera when the two were working on Growing Pains. Kirk has explained that he didn’t want to do anything that might tempt him to be unfaithful to his wife. While Kirk’s decision may have been unpopular with some fans, it’s clear that he was committed to his marriage and unwilling to compromise his values.
Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel
Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss her costar Jason Segel on camera because she was repulsed by his cigarette breath. Hannigan, who played Lilly in How I Met Your Mother, said that she had to force herself to kiss Segel because of how bad his breath smelled.
“I love Jason, but every time we had to kiss I was like, ‘Ew, your mouth smells like an ashtray!’” Hannigan said. “I had to hold my breath and then kiss him.” Thankfully, Segel quit smoking soon after filming for the show wrapped up. Otherwise, Hannigan might have had to hold her breath for a lot longer.
Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley
Miles Teller famously refused to kiss Shailene Woodley on camera during their iconic scene in The Spectacular Now. He later admitted that he didn’t enjoy the lingering taste of her herbal supplements, which she’d been taking prior to the scene. This raises an interesting question: should actors be required to kiss on camera if they’re not comfortable with it? After all, they are professionals and should be able to separate their personal feelings from their work.
On the other hand, kissing is a very intimate act, and it’s understandable that some actors would feel uncomfortable doing it with someone they’re not in a relationship with.
Sienna Miller and James Franco
Sienna Miller didn’t want to kiss James Franco on camera because she had a dental emergency. The actress had to have her wisdom teeth removed and was in pain during the scene. She says that she was “determined” to get through the scene, but Franco was “a total gentleman” and understanding.
Miller is thankful that he was respectful of her personal space and didn’t try to force the issue. It’s clear that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to filming intimate scenes. What matters most is that the actors feel comfortable and respected by their costars and directors.
Thandie and Gerard Butler
Thandie Newton has been in the business long enough to know that on-screen kisses are often anything but romantic. In fact, she’s even had a few uncomfortable experiences herself.
Speaking to W magazine, the actress revealed that she once had to smooch Gerard Butler on camera, and it was not a pleasant experience. “I had to kiss Gerard Butler in a movie, and he had straight up halitosis,” she said. “I had to turn my head away every time we kissed because it was so bad.” Thankfully, the crew was able to find some mints for Butler before they had to reshoot the scene.
Nina Dobrev made headlines when she refused to kiss her ex-boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder, on camera. The two stars were dating in real life at the time, but their characters were broken up on the show. Dobrev explained that she felt it would be too awkward to kiss him on camera, given their history.
As a result, the show’s producers had to get creative and shoot around the scene. In the end, the episode still aired with a kissing scene between the two characters, but it was shot using footage from a previous episode. Dobrev and Somerhalder eventually broke up in real life as well, but they have remained friends.
In recent years, Neal has become known for his hardline stance on refusing to kiss any woman on camera except for his wife. This policy has led to Neal being replaced in several roles, most notably in the 2015 film “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Neal has stated that he is not comfortable kissing anyone but his wife on camera, as he feels it is inappropriate and disrespectful to both her and their marriage. While some have criticized Neal for his principled stance, he has remained firm in his convictions and continues to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors.
Herizen F. Guardiola
The 21-year-old actress was shooting a scene for her new show, “The Get Down,” when she was asked to kiss her costar, Justice Smith. Guardiola reportedly told the director that she wasn’t comfortable kissing someone she didn’t know, and she suggested that they use a body double for the scene.
Her decision was met with praise from many fans, who applauded her for setting boundaries and standing up for herself. While some people may see celebrities as over-privileged and out of touch, Herizen F. Guardiola’s refusal to kiss her costar shows that they are just like us – capable of feeling uncomfortable and unwilling to do something that makes them feel uneasy.
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson
Reese Witherspoon famously refused to kiss Robert Pattinson in the 2011 film Water for Elephants. In an interview, she revealed that her decision was due to Pattinson’s well-publicized battle with mono. “I did not want to get sick,” she said. “So I kept my distance.”
Witherspoon wasn’t the only one who was worried about Pattinson’s health; director Francis Lawrence also insisted on filming the kiss with a double. However, Pattinson eventually convinced Lawrence to let him do the scene himself, and the two actors shared a long, passionate kiss on camera. Thankfully, Witherspoon didn’t catch mono from her costar – but she did contract a cold shortly after filming the scene.
In the scene where she was supposed to kiss her costar, Tisha refused. She said that she didn’t want to kiss him because he was a bad actor. The director had to ask Tisha to do the scene again, but she still refused. Tisha’s costar was so bad that she didn’t want to kiss him on screen.
After the movie was released, Tisha said that she regretted not kissing him on screen. She said that if she had kissed him, it would have been funnier. Kissing your costar is not always easy. Sometimes, celebrities refuse to do it because they don’t want to cheat on their significant other, or they simply don’t like their costar.
The comedian has made a name for himself by starring in action movies, romantic comedies, and even animated films. However, there is one role that Kevin Hart has consistently turned down: any character that requires him to kiss another man onscreen.
Hart has said that he is not opposed to kissing men in real life, but he feels that it would be inappropriate to do so on camera. The actor has explained that he does not want to set a bad example for his children or make them feel uncomfortable. Kevin Hart’s decision to avoid onscreen kisses with men may not be popular with Hollywood executives, but it is a testament to his commitment to his family.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
In an interview with GQ, Gosling revealed that he originally refused to kiss McAdams on camera. “We had this intense chemistry right from the beginning,” he said. “I couldn’t stand her. Ryan and I would go into a room as Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and Ryan would say action, and then we’d turn into these characters who were in love with each other.”
However, after several takes, the two finally managed to overcome their differences and share a passionate on-screen kiss. And the rest, as they say, is history. Thanks to their incredible chemistry, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams have become one of Hollywood’s most beloved on-screen couples.
Kimberly played Robin Scorpio on the show and in a 2014 episode, her character was supposed to kiss an older man on camera. Kimberly didn’t want to do it because she felt uncomfortable kissing someone who wasn’t her age. She also didn’t want to kiss someone who wasn’t her husband in real life. The producers of the show respected Kimberly’s wishes and wrote her out of the scene.
Ultimately, it’s up to the individual actor or actress whether they want to kiss their costar on camera. Some celebrities are comfortable with it and some are not. What matters most is that the actor or actress feels comfortable with what they’re doing.
Samuel L. Jackson Refused To Kiss A Man In Stephen King’s Cell
Samuel L. Jackson has starred in some of the biggest movies of all time, including Pulp Fiction and The Avengers. However, there was one scene in a movie that he refused to do: kiss a man. The movie was Stephen King’s Cell, and the scene in question was between Jackson’s character and his male costar.
Jackson said that he didn’t want to do the scene because he didn’t want to be seen as gay. He eventually relented and did the scene, but it’s clear that he wasn’t comfortable with it. This just goes to show that even the most talented and experienced actors can sometimes have trouble with on-screen kisses.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt
Jennifer Lawrence has starred in some of the biggest movies of the last decade. However, there is one scene from her film Passengers that Jennifer still feels guilty about. In the movie, Jennifer’s character share a passionate kiss with Chris Pratt’s character. However, Jennifer was hesitant to film the scene because she knew that Chris was married in real life.
Ultimately, Jennifer decided to go ahead with the scene, but she still feels guilty about it. “I felt guilty because his wife is hilarious and beautiful and awesome, and I love her,” Jennifer said in an interview. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that not all celebrities are willing to smooch on camera.
In an interview with The New York Times, Washington revealed that he has a no-kissing policy when it comes to filming intimate scenes. “I don’t want to kiss somebody just because the script says to,” he said. “You see somebody onscreen, and they’re supposed to be in love, and you go, ‘Ooh, look at all that passion!’ I’m thinking, ‘If they had this much passion, they would have got married by now.’ ”
While some may see Washington’s approach as unprofessional, he’s adamant that it’s all about maintaining a certain level of integrity in his work. “There are just some things I don’t need to do to sell tickets,” he said.
Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence
Liam Hemsworth may have finally revealed the real reason he called it quits with Jennifer Lawrence. According to a new report, the actor was disgusted with his costar’s bad breath and refused to kiss her on camera. “Liam was put off by Jen’s morning breath,” a source told Radar Online. “He thinks she doesn’t take proper care of herself.”
The insider added that Hemsworth was also turned off by Lawrence’s “unkempt” appearance and “lack of personal hygiene.” While it’s unclear if this is the true reason behind the split, it certainly would explain why the two haven’t been seen together in months.
Julia Roberts and Stand Nick Nolte
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte starred opposite each other in the film “I Love Trouble.” But off camera, the two actors couldn’t stand each other. In an interview, Julia Roberts said that Nick Nolte’s body odor was so bad that she couldn’t stand to be near him. As a result, she refused to kiss him on camera.
Celebrities have different reasons for refusing to kiss their costars on camera. Some may not be attracted to their costar. Others may not like the way they smell. And still others may simply want to maintain a professional relationship with their costar. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that celebrities don’t always enjoy kissing their costars on camera.
Will Smith Wouldn’t Kiss A Man
Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but there’s one costar he wouldn’t kiss on camera: another man. In an interview with Graham Norton, Smith said that he was asked to kiss a male costar in one of his early movies, but he refused. “I was like, ‘Hell no!’” he said. “I was green and I thought, ‘If I do this, it will define how I am seen for the rest of my career.’ It just felt wrong.”
Thankfully, Smith’s career didn’t suffer for his decision; he has gone on to star in some of the biggest movies of all time. And while he may not have kissed a man on camera, he did once share a passionate kiss with a dolphin.
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen made headlines when they refused to kiss on camera while filming the movie Scary Movie 5. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lohan explained that she was uncomfortable with the scene because it was “too graphic” and “not necessary.”
Sheen echoed her sentiments, saying that he didn’t think the scene added anything to the film. The two actors ultimately agreed to shoot the scene without kissing, much to the disappointment of fans who were hoping for a steamy on-screen kiss. While Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen may not have been able to Oops! I Did It Again, they did manage to avoid an uncomfortable situation.
Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure was raised in a strict religious household, so when she was asked to kiss her costar on camera, she initially felt uncomfortable. However, after discussing the scene with her costar and the director, she decided to go ahead with it. Candace has said that she doesn’t believe in kissing someone you’re not married to, but she didn’t want her personal beliefs to get in the way of her job.
While some actors choose not to kiss for personal reasons, others say they simply don’t feel comfortable kissing someone they don’t know well. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that not everyone is comfortable kissing on camera.
Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco
Vanessa Hudgens made headlines when she declined to kiss her costar James Franco on camera. The two were filming a scene for the movie “Spring Breakers” and, according to Hudgens, she didn’t feel comfortable kissing Franco because he had just eaten a hamburger.
Hudgens later explained that she doesn’t like kissing someone who has food in their mouth, regardless of who they are. This doesn’t seem to be an issue for Franco, who has kissed both men and women on camera, including his “Spider-Man” costar Tobey Maguire. It’s clear that some celebrities are uncomfortable with kissing their costars on camera, even if they have great chemistry.
Janet Jackson and Tupac
Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur were co-stars in the 1993 film Poetic Justice. Though their characters shared a kiss in the movie, Janet Jackson refused to actually kiss Tupac on camera. In an interview with Vibe magazine, Janet explained that she didn’t want to do anything that might make her uncomfortable or that could be perceived as sexual harassment.
She also said that she didn’t want to kiss him because she didn’t know him well enough. While Janet Jackson’s decision was certainly understandable, it’s also notable that she was one of the few celebrities who have refused to kiss their costar on camera. In an industry where on-screen chemistry is often considered essential, Janet Jackson’s decision was truly ahead of its time.