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Although the kissing scene is one of the most exciting parts of films for the audience, it is another story for the actors. In fact, many actors have refused intimate scenes for various reasons. Check out why these celebrities rejected kissing their co-stars!
The audience might have enjoyed Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson's romantic scene in Water for Elephants. However, Reese said it was the scene that she wanted to avoid the most. It was because Pattinson had a severe cold and was sniffing the whole day.
The perfect The Notebook couple wasn't perfect at all in the beginning. Ryan Gosling couldn't even stand staying in the same room with Rachel McAdams. He refused to kiss Rachel and even asked for her to be replaced. However, this had clearly changed once they started filming.
In the beginning, Brad Pitt refused to kiss Cate Blanchett on the set of the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The veteran actor made the decision out of respect for his then-wife Angelina Jolie. However, he eventually agreed to do the scene in the end.
The relationship between Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur's characters was romantic in Poetic Justice. However, Janet was troubled by the kissing scene and insisted Tupac get an AIDS test before the filming because of his party-friendly lifestyle. Such a request enraged Shakur but didn't stop the kissing scene from happening.
While filming Six Degrees of Separation, young Will Smith refused to kiss his male co-star, even though he knew his character was gay. He insisted on shooting from behind so that he could fake the kiss. He now admitted that such behavior was immature and unprofessional, and he would not make such a mistake again.
American comedian Kevin Hart is known for his roles in comedy films such as Run All the Way and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Early in his career, he refused roles that required him to kiss another man because he felt insecure. However, he has now changed his mind.
While Katniss and Gale enjoyed their last kiss in The Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth "hated" the kissing scene. Jennifer Lawrence would intentionally eat garlic or tuna so that Liam would suffer from her bad breath. Of course, the two friends did it just for fun.
Spring Breakers is a transitional film for High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens. Although she had a lot of fun in the movie, Vanessa definitely didn't like the intimate scenes in the pool with her co-star James Franco because it was her first time doing such a scene. She considered it to be her worst experience so far.
Sienna Miller also didn't want to kiss James Franco in the film Camille, but the problem wasn't with him. Sienna struggled with a sudden serious dental emergency while shooting the intimate scene. She canceled the scene but didn't reveal her dental issues.
Although Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence had quite a chemistry in the show Martin, their relationship broke down as the shoot progressed. Campbell ended up hating Lawrence, refusing to take part in any kissing scenes, and even filing a harassment lawsuit afterwards.
On the set of Scary Movie 5, Lindsay Lohan firmly refused any kissing scenes with Charlie Sheen because of his partying lifestyle. Producers respected and agreed with Lindsay's decision, and let her body double do the smooch scene.
Star Wars actor Samuel L. Jackson had claimed that he would never kiss other men in films. He had refused to kiss a man in Stephen King's Cell. In fact, he didn't even know his character was gay until the film began shooting.
Although the characters portrayed by Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte had a happy ending in I Love Trouble, Julia didn't get along well with Nick at all. Although they couldn't stop the kiss happening, the two stars shot most of their scenes separately or even used stand-ins.
Jennifer Lawrence's kissing scene with Chris Pratt in Passengers didn't go well. Being good friends with both her co-star and his then-wife Anna Faris, Jennifer felt guilty about doing the smooches. She was so off before the shoot; Not even cocktails could have saved her.
Denzel Washington once had a chance to kiss the Hollywood Beauty Julia Roberts in The Pelican Brief, but he refused. Later he explained that it was because he didn't want to be influenced by Hollywood standards of beauty and lose his core black female fanbase.
As a devout Christian, Candace Cameron Bure feels uneasy doing any kissing scenes. Although she agreed to kiss her co-star in Fuller House, she grew uncomfortable during the filming. Afterwards she claimed that she wouldn't make any movies that involve kissing any more.
Thandie Newton turned down a kissing scene with Gerard Butler because he had a runny nose. Just before the kissing scene in Rockola, Gerard Butler had a bad cold. As a result, they rescheduled the scene which became legendary.
As a devout Catholic, Neal Mcdonouch sees kissing other women other than his wife as blasphemy. This belief led him to get fired from Scoundrels because he refused to do intimate scenes with Virginia Madsen.
Kirk Cameron, also heavily influenced by Christianity, has turned down all intimate scenes with his co-stars. On the Fireproof set, Cameron had a bright idea to keep the kissing scene in the movie. He filmed the scene with his wife posing as his on-screen lover.
The love birds Lily and Marshall make people envious on How I Met Your Mother. In fact, Lily's actor Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss Jason Segel because of his cigarette breath. It wasn't until Jason quit smoking that Alyson agreed to share a kiss scene on screen.
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