Actors Who Didn't Want to Kiss Their Onscreen Love Interest
Actors can face a lot of pressure on set, especially when they’re forced to appear next to somebody they don't want to work with. Even worse, actors sometimes have to kiss people during filming that they really, really don't want to kiss. While some of these celebrities are people others dream of kissing, their co-workers sometimes just don’t feel it.
Liam Hemsworth in The Hunger Games
During the filming of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Liam Hemsworth was uncomfortable about the idea of kissing Jennifer Lawrence, who he was good friends with. It didn't help that Lawrence enjoyed teasing him by ingesting garlic or tuna prior to filming kissing scenes. She would tell him before they kissed what she'd eaten.
Kirsten Dunst in Interview With a Vampire
When Kirsten Dunst was just 11 years old, she found herself in the movie Interview with a Vampire based off the popular Anne Rice novel. In the movie, Dunst had to kiss Brad Pitt. Most people, especially in the 90s, would've done just about anything to lock lips with Hollywood's leading man, but Dunst didn't want to.
Toby Maguire in Spiderman
Long after Kirsten Dunst didn't want to kiss Brad Pitt on screen, Toby Maguire didn't want to kiss her in the film Spiderman. It was nothing personal towards Dunst, however. Maguire didn't want to do the famous upside down kiss for logistical reasons.
Thandie Newton in Mission Impossible 2
Thandie Newton and Tom Cruise were co-stars in Mission Impossible 2. Although the movie would go on to be a favorite among action lovers, Newton had no interest in kissing Cruise on set.
Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games
It turned out that Liam Hemsworth wasn’t the only one during the filming of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 that didn’t want to kiss the star of the franchise. Josh Hutcherson was slated for his first big on-screen kiss, and he wasn't happy about his partner being Lawrence.
Reese Witherspoon in Water For Elephants
Reese Witherspoon shocked teenage girls everywhere when it came out that she didn't want to kiss co-star Robert Pattinson in the movie Water for Elephants. The reason didn't have anything to do with Pattinson himself, though.
Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt has done countless love scenes involving a lot more than kissing, so he surprised director David Fincher when he flat-out refused to kiss co-star Cate Blanchett. His refusal was said to be out of respect for his then-wife Angelina Jolie. There was speculation that the couple was having issues at home during filming.
James McAvoy in Wanted
James McAvoy was a rising star when he started filming the movie Wanted. It shocked many people when it came out that he didn't want to kiss his gorgeous co-star Angelina Jolie. His reason? It was really awkward.
Miles Teller in The Spectacular Now
This is an odd one. During the filming of The Spectacular Now, Miles Teller didn't want to kiss Shailene Woodley because she was literally taking dirt supplements at the time of filming.
Vanessa Hudgens in Spring Breakers
Spring Breakers was a pretty weird movie, albeit entertainingly so. On set, Vanessa Hudgens had a scene with James Franco, and let's just say it was a bit more than kissing. The former Disney star was really uncomfortable, especially because nudity was involved.
Emma Watson in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Emma Watson wanted to get the kissing scene between her and Rubert Grint over with as soon as humanly possible. Her approach was to jump on him, quickly do the kiss, and hopefully, that would be that.
Dwayne Johnson in Get Smart
Kisses always have the potential to be awkward, but the one between The Rock and Steve Carell in Get Smart was particularly doomed. Neither actor was jazzed about the kissing scene, but The Rock had some pretty funny things to say after the movie wrapped.
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Wow, Jennifer Lawrence and kissing scenes certainly don't seem to mix! This time, while on the set of Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence didn't want to kiss Bradley Cooper. Many found this hard to believe because, well, it's Bradley Cooper!
Carey Mulligan in Public Enemies
Sometimes, when a new actor has to kiss a well-known actor, nerves alone can cause some issues. That's what happened when Carey Mulligan and Johnny Depp were filming Public Enemies.
Hugh Jackman in Australia
While the film Australia turned out to be a total flop, what happened on the set of the movie is still worth noting. Hugh Jackman didn't want to kiss beauty Nicole Kidman. He wasn't comfortable faking intimacy with somebody while a bunch of people were watching, which in his defense is quite relatable.
Julia Roberts in I Love Trouble
While filming I Love Trouble, Julia Roberts didn't want to kiss Nick Nolte because she found him "disgusting." At the same time, Nolte described Roberts as "not a nice person."
Helena Bonham Carter in The Mighty Aphrodite
There's always been a lot of controversy surrounding Woody Allen, so it isn't surprising that Helena Bonham Carter didn't want to kiss him while filming The Mighty Aphrodite. She stated that she hated his personality and compared kissing him to kissing the Berlin Wall. Harsh!
Lindsay Lohan in Scary Movie 5
On the set of Scary Movie 5, Lindsay Lohan refused to kiss Charlie Sheen and she really stuck to her guns. Apparently, the party girl had issues with Sheen's own partying past and feared kissing him so much so that a body double was actually brought in for the final cut.
Virginie Ledoyen in The Beach
It's strange to think that somebody wouldn't want to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio, but that's what happened on the set of The Beach. Virginie Ledoyan had some strange words after the filming of the movie was over. She stated that she "didn't want him as a lover."
Kristen Stewart in Twilight
While it's apparent that Kristen Stewart had no problems kissing Robert Pattinson on- and off-screen, she didn't feel the same way when it came to Taylor Lautner. I mean, we can't really blame her. Her boyfriend was literally on set.
Thandie Newton in RocknRolla
During the filming of RocknRolla, Thandie Newton once again found herself in a situation where she had no desire to film a kissing scene. This time, it was with Gerard Butler, and once again, it was because her co-star had a cold. At least she didn’t also have one this time.
Alyson Hannigan in How I Met Your Mother
Smoking can be a real turn off to potential tonsil hockey partners, and that was exactly the reason why Alyson Hannigan didn't want to kiss Jason Segal during the filming of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Denzel Washington in The Pelican Brief
Julia Roberts was reportedly offended when co-star Denzel Washington didn't want to kiss her during the filming of The Pelican Brief. At the time, Washington said it had nothing to do with Roberts herself, but rather Hollywood's twisted ideals of beauty at the time.
Jewel in The Lyon's Den
Rob Lowe has long had countless female fans, but on the set of the show The Lyon's Den, singer Jewel didn't want to kiss him. She objected so much that she wanted the entire scene cut before filming. Eventually, however, it did happen.
Luke Grimes on True Blood
If you watched HBO's hit show True Blood, you may have noticed that Luke Grimes left after only being in one season. That's because he refused to do a same-sex kissing scene with Nelsan Ellis.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder in The Vampire Diaries
Things can get complicated when co-stars get together off screen and then have a break up while the show is still going strong. That's what happened with Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder while shooting the hit series The Vampire Diaries.
Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers
Yet again, Jennifer Lawrence was involved in issues with kissing scenes during filming. On the set of Passengers, Lawrence didn't want to kiss Chris Pratt, who was a married man. She told multiple sources that she had to get completely wasted to deal with the guilt of kissing a man who was married.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road
It may sound odd that this pair decided not to kiss after having awesome chemistry in Titanic, but there was a good reason they didn't do it again during the filming of Revolutionary Road.
Sienna Miller in Camille
In the indie film Camille, Sienna Miller and James Franco played newlyweds, but Miller didn't want to lock lips with Franco. However, it had nothing to do with him at all. At the time, Miller was having dental issues.
Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation
Before Will Smith became a household name, he was working on an independent film called Six Degrees of Separation. His character was a con-artist who also happened to be gay. In the script, there was a passionate kissing scene between Smith's character and another man. However, Smith refused to shoot the scene.