Emma Watson, Julia Roberts and other stars people did not want to kiss on the set
Sometimes actors improvise and kiss their colleagues passionately on the set, even though this is not in the script. For example, after the release of the movie Babylon, Margot Robbie admitted to E! News: "It (the kiss - Ed.) was not in the script. But when will I ever have a chance to kiss Brad Pitt again?"
And there are cases when actors refuse to do it. Some because they are afraid of their beloved's anger, and some for personal reasons. Find out in OBOZREVATEL's article which celebrities begged the directors to remove kissing scenes.
1. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
When Brad Pitt was filming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, he refused to kiss Cate Blanchett. The reason was his wife Angelina Jolie (the couple divorced in 2019). The actor knew the character of his beloved very well, so he wanted to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings.
The director didn't like this decision, but he managed to persuade Pitt to do a few intimate scenes to make the actors' performance as convincing as possible for the audience.
2. Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire
During the filming of Spider-Man (2002), the main actors did not refuse to kiss. Only one scene was an exception. It was the moment when Spider-Man(Tobey) was hanging head down in the rain next to Mary(Kirsten). In an interview, the celebrity admitted how it was: "Blood was constantly flowing to my head, and a stream of water was flowing into my nose, simulating rain. It's impossible to imagine a more uncomfortable position for a kiss."
This shot was taken in many takes. It took a lot of nerves. Dunst and Maguire begged to cut this kiss from the movie. But the directors were against it: they valued spectacle over the actors' state of mind.
3. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
Actors Emma Watson and Rupert Grint began starring in the Harry Potter series of films in 2001. The last movie featured a scene with a passionate kiss between their characters, Ron and Hermione. For a long time, the actors talked the directors out of this ridiculous idea. After all, over the years they had literally become family to each other, and saw themselves as siblings rather than lovers.
4. Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington
American actor and film director Denzel Washington decided not to kiss his co-star Julia Roberts while filming the movie Pelican Affair. He argued that he did not want to uphold Hollywood beauty standards and alienate his black fans.
5. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somergolder
In The Vampire Diaries, actors Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder convincingly played more than a dozen intimate scenes. At the peak of their popularity, these two had an affair not only on screen but also in real life. The couple broke up before filming the final season. It became unbearable for them to play lovers. As a result, Dobrev and Somergolder's characters only occasionally held hands and expressed their feelings through glances and dialogues.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about Meryl Streep, Ryan Gosling, and other celebrities who failed auditions because of their appearance.