50 Hollywood Big Shots Who Really Didn't Enjoy Kissing Their Co-Stars

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Viewers watch romance movies and see two beautiful people kissing and think, 'I wish I was them.' However, in reality, the passionate scenes are anything but romantic. Several actors have stated that there are many other actors that they have no desire to ever kiss again. When the scenes are done correctly, they produce some intense emotions. Unfortunately, many magical movie scenes take a massive amount of determination, dedication, and patience to complete.

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Will Smith & Eva Mendes

In 2005, Eva Mendes starred opposite Will Smith in the film Hitch and was very nervous to kiss the strikingly handsome superstar. She ate her favorite comfort food in order to settle her upset stomach, but her food choice was questionable. 

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She ate a tuna fish sandwich with crushed Doritos and extra onions, which made her breath smell horrible and turned Smith off completely. Mendes ate an entire box of Altoids to help her bad breathe, and the two filmed the scene.

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Tony Curtis & Marilyn Monroe

Reportedly, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe had an affair in 1959 before they starred together in Some Like It Hot. Curtis was asked what it was like to kiss Monroe, and he replied that it was like "kissing Hitler." However, later he said that he was joking. 

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Later, while talking about the film's infamous yacht scene where the two get intimate on a sofa, Curtis stated that Monroe was too aggressive. He stated, "The kiss was awful. She nearly choked me to death by deliberately sticking her tongue down my throat into my windpipe."

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Joanna Lumley & Leonardo DiCaprio

Joanna Lumley and Leonardo DiCaprio starred together in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. Most viewers would give anything to have been in her shoes kissing DiCaprio, but she said that she hated it. They had many takes, and she said that she kissed him probably fifteen times. 

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She also said that it is not fun at all kissing actors because there are several takes. DiCaprio said the opposite, that his co-star was lovely and that he enjoyed flirting with her in the scene.

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Alec Baldwin & Jennifer Aniston

Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Aniston had a kissing scene on the hit show 30 Rock. Alec was asked what it was like to kiss Aniston, and he said it was painful but later said that it was great and that she's a doll. 

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He said it's great because you are both paid to kiss each other. It's hard to tell if he was joking when he said it was painful, but he is known for speaking his mind truthfully.

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Rupert Grint & Emma Watson

Rupert Grint and Emma Watson basically grew up together while starring in the Harry Potter series. So, when it came time to do their kissing scene, both were dreading it. They both stated that they have a brother-sister relationship and that it was very awkward. 

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Watson said she made it even more awkward because she sort of pounced on him to hurry up and get the kiss over with. Thankfully, they were able to capture the kiss perfectly.

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Matt Damon & Angelina Jolie

Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie starred together in the 2006 film The Good Shepherd. Damon said, "We're old friends, so it was like kissing my sister: really awkward and generally awful." 

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Damon said he was also bothered about the kiss because Jolie was married at the time to his good friend Brad Pitt. Jolie wasn't really bothered by the kiss, though, because she said it didn't mean anything.

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Dane Cook & Kate Hudson

Dane Cook and Kate Hudson had to get up close and personal in the 2008 film My Best Friend’s Girl. Cook hated making out with Hudson and even went as far as saying it was his worst on-screen kiss. 

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He said that Hudson ate some terrible food beforehand, such as a feast of onions. She wasn’t necessarily a bad kisser but she definitely chose the wrong food to eat before filming a kissing scene.

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Helena Bonham Carter & Woody Allen

Helena Bonham Carter and Woody Allen star together in the 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite. Bonham said that the hardest part about filming Mighty Aphrodite was having to kiss Woody Allen. 

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Apparently, he told her upfront certain ways of kissing he didn’t want, which included no exchange of liquid. She found it very offensive and compared it to kissing the Berlin Wall. Her thoughts on Allen were that he had a hard time talking to women.

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Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starred together in the 2008 film Revolutionary Road. The two had already had kissing scenes in the film Titanic but this time, the director of the film was her husband. 

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Winslet said she couldn’t believe that neither DiCaprio nor her husband seemed at all bothered by the kiss, but she felt very weird about it. Her husband was just focusing on the shot, and it paid off because Winslet won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in the film.

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Thandie Newton & Tom Cruise

Thandie Newton and Tom Cruise starred together in the 2000 film Mission Impossible 2, and Newton was not impressed with kissing Cruise. She said that the kiss was sloppy, icky, and sort of wet. 

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She was also bothered by the amount of effort that went into perfecting the shot. There were roughly thirty people standing around them, fixing things. She explained it as very clinical.

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Alyson Hannigan & Jason Segel

Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel played each other’s significant others on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The two had a lack of PDA on the show, and there was a very good reason for that. Alyson said kissing Jason was like kissing an ashtray. 

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She even tried to help her co-star kick his bad habit of smoking. Then they made a bet that every time he had a cigarette, he would owe her ten dollars. She said he owed her two hundred dollars after the first day.

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Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt starred in the 2016 film Passengers. Lawrence stated that she was very nervous about stripping down and making out with Pratt, and she thought drinking would help. 

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She said, “It led to more anxiety when I got home because I was like, ‘What have I done? I don’t know.’ He was married, and it was going to be my first time kissing a married man, and guilt is the worst feeling in your stomach. I knew it was my job, but I couldn’t tell my stomach that. So I called my mom, and I was like, ‘Will you just tell me it’s OK?’ It was just very vulnerable. And you don’t know what’s too much. You want to do it real; you want everything to be real. That was the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.”

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Orlando Bloom & Zoe Saldana

Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana starred together in the 2004 movie Haven. Many would say that Zoe is one of the luckiest girls in the world to kiss Orlando. However, Orlando stated that he didn't feel as fortunate. 

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At the time, Zoe had a boyfriend, and he would often visit the set, which made things very awkward. They both stated that it wasn't fun kissing each other, and it's apparent when you watch the film. There is a lack of chemistry between the two actors.

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Tobey Maguire & Kirsten Dunst

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst had great chemistry on the big screen in the 2002 film Spiderman, but the upside-down kiss literally took Maguire's breath away. He said he was hanging upside down, and it was raining outside. 

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The rain was going in his nose, and he was gasping for breath out of the corner of Kirsten's mouth. In addition, when Kirsten pulled back the mask, it cut off his air completely. Thankfully, they still managed to get the scene filmed.

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Kirsten Dunst & Brad Pitt

Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt starred together in the 1994 movie Interview with a Vampire. When she starred in the film, she was just eleven years old, and Pitt was thirty years old. 

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She later said in an interview that it was just a peck, but she was spooked after that and didn't kiss anyone else for five years. She thought it was disgusting, as most eleven-year-old kids would.

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Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson

Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson starred together in the 2011 film Water for Elephants. While they were filming the kissing scenes, Pattinson had a pretty nasty cold and couldn't stop dripping snot. 

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Witherspoon said that he was snorting and snotting the entire time they were filming and that it was not appealing to her. Pattinson even admitted that his nose was running so much that he had to wipe it off on Witherspoon's wig in order to finish the scene.

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Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams starred in the romantic hit The Notebook. The two allegedly hated filming together and really hated kissing each other. The director even later said that Gosling tried to get her removed from the film. 

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The two managed to finish the film and even ended up dating for a while. The film ended up being the biggest movie of both of their careers.

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William Baldwin & Sharon Stone

William Baldwin and Sharon Stone starred together in the 1993 film Silver. The critics stated that there was a complete lack of chemistry between the two actors on screen. 

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It was reported that Stone and Baldwin hated each other, and their feud ended in a really ugly kissing scene. In fact, Stone ended up intentionally biting Baldwin's tongue during their kissing scene.

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James McAvoy & Angelina Jolie

James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie starred together in the 2008 film Wanted. James McAvoy was less than positive about his experience kissing the stunning Angelina Jolie. 

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He said, "I can tell you what it was like to kiss her on a film set. It was awkward, sweaty, and not very nice." The two actors got along fine and had great on-screen chemistry, even though the kissing was weird.

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Colin Farrell & Kate Beckinsale

Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale starred together in the 2012 film Total Recall. Kate had to get romantic with Colin right in front of her husband, Len Wisemen, the film's director. Everyone on set was professional, but it didn't make the kissing scenes any less awkward. 

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Kate's husband never left the room, so the two actors tried to get the scenes filmed as fast as they could. Thankfully, you couldn't tell in the film that it was awkward.

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Harrison Ford & Sean Young

Harrison Ford and Sean Young starred together in the movie Blade Runner in 1982. In the middle of Rick Deckard tracking down a wanted person and wrestling with the mystery of his own consciousness, he meets Rachael, and they share a passionate kiss. 

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Unfortunately, Ford and Young clashed all of the time on set, and it showed during their kiss, which lacked any emotion. Young stated that she hated kissing Ford because of his scratchy facial hair. The producers ended up dubbing the scene a hate scene instead of a love scene.

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Liam Hemsworth & Jennifer Lawrence

Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence starred together in The Hunger Games series. The two were very good friends in real life, and it made for very awkward intimate moments during filming. 

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Hemsworth stated that whenever they had a kissing scene, Lawrence would make it a point of eating garlic or tuna fish. They were both very happy that as the movies went on, they had to kiss less and less.

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Will Poulter & Jennifer Aniston

Will Poulter and Jennifer Aniston starred together in the 2013 film We're the Millers. At the time, Poulter was just twenty years old, and Aniston was forty years old. 

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Poulter was playing a guy pretending to be Aniston's son, and having to kiss her on set was weird. He said the scenes were awkward and kind of scary, but the movie went on to be a box office hit and grossed more than seven times its budget.

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Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner starred together in the Twilight films. During filming, Stewart had to kiss both Pattinson, her real-life boyfriend, and Lautner, a good friend. 

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Stewart said kissing Lautner was awkward because they were friends and her boyfriend was right there on set but also because she believed that it went against everything that Bella stands for.

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Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey starred together in the popular Dirty Dancing, one of the most famous romantic movies of all time. It follows Baby as she grows up and gains confidence under the instruction of dance teacher Johnny. The chemistry between the two was off the charts, but Grey said that they didn't have the right kind of connection on set. 

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She said, "I was cast before he was. He came in to test along with a bunch of other guys. I didn't think we had chemistry. But you either do, or you don't. It's a weird thing, though. It doesn't have to do with whether you like someone or not. It's just you either have it, or you don't."

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Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan starred in one of the most famous erotic romances ever made, 50 Shades of Grey. The movie hinged entirely on the connection between Steele and Grey. However, neither one of them was thrilled with the idea of the multiple sex scenes they had to film together. 

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They both found ways to cope with it all, but it put a damper on the steaminess of things. Johnson took shots of whisky every time she had to kiss Dornan, and Dornan would make gross and silly noises to try and make Johnson laugh. They must’ve done something right because the films were very successful.

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Julia Roberts & Nick Nolte

Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte starred together in the 1994 film I Love Trouble. In the film, the two develop a relationship even though they work for rival newspaper companies. 

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The movie received positive reviews, but the two stars didn’t get along at all. They both hated being affectionate with each other, and they only hated each other more after the movie was released.

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper starred together in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. The film was a big hit with critics and audiences, partially because of the chemistry between Lawrence and Cooper’s characters. 

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The kissing scenes weren't easy for the two actors because Lawrence thought that Cooper was a wet kisser. She even told him that, and he said he had a hard time recovering from that, and it made him insecure for his next few movies.

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Denzel Washington & Julia Roberts

Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts starred together in the 1990s drama The Pelican Brief. In the film, their characters were supposed to be romantically linked to each other, but Washington wasn’t impressed with it. 

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He stated that he had no interest in kissing Roberts because he was worried about how being intimate with a white woman would go down. He didn’t think it would be well received by members of the African-American community, so he took out all of their kissing scenes.

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Virginie Ledoyen

Leonardo DiCaprio and Virginie Ledoyen starred together in the film The Beach. DiCaprio was a teen heartthrob, and Ledoyen was very intimidated by his fame. 

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When asked about the underwater love scene, Ledoyen said, “All I could think about really was not drowning. When you kiss an actor in a scene, Leonardo DiCaprio or whomever, it’s not like kissing your boyfriend.”

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Janet Jackson & Tupac

Janet Jackson and Tupac starred together in the drama Poetic Justice. During the 1990s, Tupac was very famous, especially with the ladies. In the film, Tupac and Jackson are supposed to be lovers, but Jackson was unsure about having to kiss him.

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She knew that he had been with many women, so she insisted that he get a medical examination before she would consider their romantic scenes. Tupac got angry and refused to film any scenes with Jackson due to the insult.

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Thandie Newton & Gerard Butler

Thandie Newton and Gerard Butler starred together in the film RocknRolla. They seemed like they were made for each other, but it didn’t work out like that. They got along just fine, but Butler got sick with a really bad cold. 

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Newton didn’t want to catch what he had, and it wasn’t appealing to make out with someone who was sick, so she asked the director to find an alternative way to make the scene happen.

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Sienna Miller & James Franco

Sienna Miller and James Franco starred together in the film Camille. They were cast as newlyweds and should have had several intimate scenes. However, due to Miller's medical condition with her teeth, she couldn't even contemplate doing any romantic scenes with her co-star. 

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They got along great, but there was a lack of intimacy in the film. At one point, her pain was so bad that she had to call for an emergency dentist to help her through it.

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Jewel & Rob Lowe

Jewel and Rob Lowe starred together in the drama series The Lyon's Den. Lowe actually asked the casting department to make sure Jewel was cast alongside him in the series, and he got his wish. Jewel wasn't quite as excited about starring with Lowe, and she wasn't interested in shooting any intimate scenes with him. 

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Her reason was that she didn't know where his mouth had been. Just to make sure Lowe couldn't kiss her, she brought her then-boyfriend to the studio with her.

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Eric Stonestreet & Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson starred in the series Modern Family as one of the first LGBTQ couples to be put at the heart of a primetime show. 

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At first, Stonestreet had trouble kissing another man as he is a straight man, but eventually, he got his head around what he was doing. His initial worries were put to the side, and now he doesn't have a problem kissing Ferguson, and the show has become very successful.

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Tisha Campbell & Martin Lawrence

Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence starred together on the sitcom Martin. Their relationship was one of the things that drew fans in, but as time went on, they fought with each other. The two were not even on speaking terms by the time season five came along, and they kept their distance from each other. 

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Campbell refused to do any kissing scenes with Lawrence because of alleged inappropriate advances from Lawrence towards her. The show ended up being pulled from the air because the two could no longer be in the same room.

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Josh Hutcherson & Charlotte Ray Rosenberg

Josh Hutcherson and Charlotte Ray Rosenberg starred together in the film Little Manhattan. Josh played an adorable kid in love, and the movie was innocent and super cute. However, he had to kiss his co-star, and it was something he didn't really want to do. 

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He was only eleven years old at the time and said, "I was filming in New York City, and my mom surprised me by flying my dad in for the kiss scene for support. But it was a horrible first kiss because I had a crew of like 50 people standing around and watching me. It was the most non-real, non-intimate moment that I could possibly have my first kiss, I think."

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Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett starred together in the drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. They did a great job on screen, but they had some negotiations to do backstage to make their relationship believable. 

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Pitt had to be talked into the kiss with Blanchett because of his marriage to Angelina Jolie. He did eventually agree, and the two gave an incredible performance.

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Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder starred together in the popular series The Vampire Diaries. The two played love interests at one point in the series and were actually a real-life couple for quite a while. 

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However, things ended with them, but they still had to film together. It became difficult for the two to act in love on the show. As a result, they agreed never to kiss each other, and they stuck to that until the final episode.

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Johnny Depp & Carey Mulligan

Johnny Depp and Carey Mulligan starred together in the drama Public Enemies. It is well-known that Johnny Depp doesn't like to kiss his co-stars, but he does do it on occasion if he has to. In Public Enemies, he was supposed to have an intimate moment with Mulligan. 

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However, the scenes didn't turn out the way that the director wanted them to, and they didn't make the cut. They actually took sixteen takes of their kissing scene, but it was just too awkward.

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Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal starred together in the controversial film Brokeback Mountain. Things on set were already tough for the actors, and it was made even harder because Heath's girlfriend was on set as well. 

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In the film, Heath and Jake's characters are in love, but the actors struggled to find any real chemistry. There was tension between the actors, and even the director could sense it.

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Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley

Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley starred together in the film The Spectacular Now. Reportedly, during the filming of this movie, Woodley was regularly eating clay as part of her diet. 

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There were tensions between Woodley and Teller because Teller had to kiss her after she had been eating clay. Woodley has grabbed headlines several times for her little quirks.

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Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen

Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen starred together in the film Scary Movie 5. Both Lohan and Sheen have been known for their wild ways, but when Lohan heard the stories of Sheen's partying, she wanted nothing to do with kissing him. 

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She was very adamant that she wasn't going to kiss him, and she didn't. They actually brought in a body double for Lohan during those scenes.

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Helen Mirren & Harrison Ford

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford starred together in the 1986 film The Mosquito Coast. Mirren wasn't impressed at all during filming. 

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During an interview, Mirren said Ford was "the nicest, sweetest guy you'd ever want to meet. But he can't kiss; he finds it impossible to kiss on screen. He's probably not very good off-screen, either." Both Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford are veterans.

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Hugh Jackman & Nicole Kidman

Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman starred together in the 2008 film Australia. The two leading actors had a kissing scene, but neither actors were thrilled about it. Jackman complained to the writer, Susan L. Hornik, saying that it's never comfortable kissing someone in front of seventy people. He also said that when his wife saw the scene, she gave him a thumbs-up. 

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Hugh said, "My wife is an actor. They get it. But I don't think they want to be on the set watching the monitor." When asked about filming the scenes with Kidman, he said it "couldn't have been better or easier. We spoke of setting boundaries. I won't tell all the nitty gritty. But director Baz Luhrmann treats love scenes like choreography. The camera is like a dancer. If you watch any of his movies, visually, the love scenes are like poetry."

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Dwayne Johnson & Steve Carell

Dwayne Johnson and Steve Carell starred together in the 2008 spy spoof Get Smart. Dwayne "The Rock" had to kiss comedian Steve Carell, and he wasn't amused by the same-sex kiss. 

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He described it in an interview, joking, "The bottom of a cat's paw, the soft, supple part underneath, that's what Steve Carell's lips are like. But his tongue is like kitty/cat litter. That's the physical experience."

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Sally Field & Tommy Lee Jones

Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones starred together in the 1981 film Back Roads. In the film, Fields had to lock lips with Tommy Lee Jones, and still, to this day, she can recall how unpleasant it was. 

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While appearing on Watch What Happens Live in 2016, she was asked who her worst kiss was. She didn't hesitate to say that it was Tommy Lee Jones. She said he has probably improved.

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Ben Affleck & Sandra Bullock

Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock starred together in the film Forces of Nature. During the two actors' kissing scenes, Bullock consistently offered Affleck Altoids. 

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She was making it pretty obvious that Affleck had bad breath. In the film Chasing Amy, Affleck struggled with having to kiss a man. He said it was a huge challenge and that he could've done a better job, and that it wasn't his proudest moment.

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Vanessa Hudgens & James Franco

Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco starred together in the film Spring Breakers. The actors had an intimate scene, and Hudgens was very uncomfortable during it. She was extra uncomfortable because nudity was involved. 

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The scene went as planned, but Hudgens said she felt more comfortable kissing her other co-star, Ashley Benson. Hudgens stated, "It was very nerve-racking for me. I told my agent that I never want to do it ever again."

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