Kissing in movies always looks so romantic or passionate, but some stars say otherwise. Some can be sloppy and can get pretty uncomfortable!
These actors recount some of their worst onscreen kisses with very mixed reactions.
1. Kate Hudson: Matthew McConaughey
Kate Hudson, who starred in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Fools Gold” with Matthew McConaughey stated that “something was always happening” whenever the two tried to make out.
“Like when we were kissing, like, in the end of ‘Fool’s Gold’, we’re like in the ocean, we had the plane crash, he just had snot all over his face,” she added during an October 2020 episode of “The Goop Podcast” podcast.
2. Gwyneth Paltrow: Robert Downey Jr.
Pepper Pots may have loved kissing Tony Stark, but Gwyneth Paltrow did not enjoy kissing Robert Downey Jr. When kissing her famous co-star, Paltrow admitted to Hudson on an October 2020 episode of “The Goop Podcast” podcast that “This is literally like kissing my brother.”
3. Ashley Tisdale: Zac Efron
The two “High School Musical” stars shared a pretty passionate-looking kiss on an episode of “The Suite Life of Zac & Cody” when Efron guest starred. Tisdale however, revealed that it was her worst kiss on “Elle’s Thirst Trap”.
“It’s the worst because I’m so close to him and he’s like my brother,” Tisdale said. She was also taken aback when Efron tried to kiss her with his tongue stating, “This is Disney Channel! We don’t kiss like that on Disney Channel!”
4. Scott Foley: Tyra Banks
On “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in February 2019, Foley confessed that the kiss he and Banks shared on “Felicity” was his worst kiss. “She was just not into it,” he said. “I think it was her first onscreen kiss, and I was so excited about it, but it was … a lot bigger than it needed to be or should have been.”
5. Morena Baccarin: Ryan Reynolds
If anyone knows what it is like to kiss “a giant latex condom”, its Deadpool’s co-star. Baccarin told People Now that “It basically just smells like rubber the entire time,” thanks to the mask.
6. Liam Hemsworth: Jennifer Lawrence
Fans of Gale and Katniss would be surprised to know that Liam Hemsworth’s kiss with Jennifer Lawrence was “uncomfortable”. The star recounted on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” how Lawrence would eat something disgusting before a kissing scene.
“Right before the scene, she’d be like, ‘Yeah, I ate tuna,’ or ‘I had garlic, and I didn’t brush my teeth.’ And I’d be like, ‘Fantastic, I can’t wait to get in there and taste it!’”
7. Dane Cook: Kate Hudson
During his appearance on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” October 2014, Cook revealed Hudson had bad breath when filming “My Best Friend’s Girl” in 2008. “I think she purposely ate a feast of onions right before the scene,” the comedian said. “I had to burn her on that one.”
8. Miles Teller: Shailene Woodley
While filming “The Spectacular Now”, Teller and Woodley would purposely eat different foods “just to offend each other”. In an interview with Vulture in July 2013, Teller shared that Woodley would take Chinese herbal supplements which tasted bad. “And she would eat them right before we had a kissing scene,” he added.
9. Reese Witherspoon: Robert Pattinson
Pattinson was sick with “a bad cold” during the filming of “Water for Elephants” in 2011 and this made kissing him awkward, Witherspoon revealed. In an interview with MTV News in December 2010, she commented, “It wasn’t appealing. It wasn’t pleasant.”
10. AnnaLynne McCord: Matt Lanter
If you’ve watched “90210”, you’ll know how steamy it can get. Surprisingly, that was not the case for the actors. McCord informed Hollywood Life in a March 2010 interview that her co-star, Lanter was “a really bad kisser” much to her disappointment.
11. Emma Watson: Rupert Grint
If you have no idea what is the ‘right way’ to kiss someone, you aren’t alone. Actress Emma Watson faced the same difficulty when the time came for her to kiss Rupert Grint, her longtime friend and fellow actor in the “Harry Potter” movies.
“I was like, ‘Do I use tongue? Do I cover my teeth? What do I do? Do I go first? Oh my God,’” she lamented in an interview with MTV News. It’s not surprising that she wanted it over with as quickly as possible but jumping Grint was probably not the best way to do so. “After the first take, he was like, ‘Whoa, there! Where did that come from?’ I was like, ‘Sorry!’” the actress added.
12. Selena Gomez: Dylan Sprouse
Awkward kisses are all part of growing up, but Gomez had her first awkward kiss on camera with Dylan Sprouse. In an interview with Tiger Beat, she stated, “I actually leaned in to kiss him and I had my eyes closed a little too early and I ended up missing, like, half of his lips.” Maybe she had it planned, maybe she didn’t but it certainly didn’t go the way anyone expected.
13. Alec Baldwin: Jennifer Aniston
Awkward kisses are one thing. Painful kisses are another. No one knows this better than Baldwin who acted in “30 Rock” with Aniston. As he told New York Magazine, “I mean, every man who’s had to make out with her in TV and movies — I don’t know how they do it!”
14. Tobey Maguire: Kirsten Dunst
There have been a lot of kisses in the “Spiderman” movies, but the most iconic kiss was by Maguire and Dunst. Surprisingly, that was Maguire’s worst kiss. As he confessed to Parade, “I was hanging upside down, it was really late at night, it was raining, and the whole time I had rainwater running up my nose.” If that sounded bad, rolling back the mask for the kiss cut off his air completely. It may have been the most cinematic kiss, but we clearly ignored the logistics of it.
15. Hugh Grant: Julia Roberts
Did you know that the size of the mouth matters when you kiss? According to Hugh Grant, this was the reason why he deemed kissing Julia Roberts, his co-star on “Notting Hill”, his worst kiss. He admitted on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that, “Literally, physically, she has a very big mouth. When I was kissing her, I was aware of a faint echo.”
Movies make kissing look simple but apparently there is more to kissing than just locking lips. Who knew?
Source: US Magazine