Surprise! Epic On-Screen Kisses That Were Unscripted And Others That Were A Long Time Coming

A kissing scene can be an epic surprise, whether it’s scripted or not. Some of the most famous smooches were originally unplanned; the actors just happened to be “in the moment,” they had a crush on their co-star (yes, we mean you, Woody Harrelson), or the showrunners decide to give fans what they’ve been waiting for — a long-awaited romance.

Either way, these epic on-screen kisses were a total surprise!

Tom Cruise Forgot His lines In Top Gun

The kiss between Maverick and Charlie might be one of the most beautifully corny love scenes in filmmaking history, and it was totally improvised. When Charlie finally catches up with Maverick, telling (yelling) at him that she doesn’t want people to know she’s falling for him, actor Tom Cruise freezes.

Maverick and Charlie
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Paramount Pictures

He actually forgot his line! Instead, he takes actress Kelly McGillis and kisses her. The filmmakers like the improved scene so much they kept it in the movie.

Surprise! This Game Of Thrones Kiss Wasn’t Scripted

There might be a lot of kissing happening in Game of Thrones, but, surprisingly, there is one smooch that wasn’t actually in the script. In the season seven episode “Stormborn,” Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand share an intimate moment below deck.

Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand

According to the two actresses, the kiss was totally improvised and just felt right in the moment. Per the script, all the two women were supposed to do was flirt. But one thing led to another!

Helena Bonham Carter In A Room With A View

Actress Helena Bonham Carter was only 18-years-old when she was asked to improvise a last-minute kiss on the set of A Room with a View. According to the actress, kissing her co-star, Julian Sands, was way harder than it looks on-screen.

Helena Bonham Carter In A Room With A View
MGM Pictures
MGM Pictures

Apparently, Carter was having enough trouble walking in a field with heels on that she was sure she was going to laugh when she began kissing Sands. Thankfully, she didn’t, and they got the shot.

“No One’s Ever Really Gone” In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If there is one scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi that almost had fans tearing up, it’s the final moments between Luke and Leia. In the scene, Luke is saying goodbye to his sister, telling her, “no one’s really gone” before kissing her on the forehead.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Walt Disney Pictures

That tender moment between brother and sister was actually all Mark Hamill’s idea. According to the actor, he was “in the moment” and the kiss on her forehead felt like the right thing to do.

Woody Kissed His Crush In The Hunger Games

While filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Woody Harrelson went way off script and kissed Elizabeth Banks. She had no idea it was going to happen! Harrelson hasn’t exactly fessed up to his reasoning behind the smooch, but it wasn’t exactly a hardship on his part.

The Hunger Games

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor said, “I have a crush on Elizabeth Banks. I’m not going to lie. I think she’s a beautiful woman, I think she’s a marvelous actress, and I just love her as a person.”

Stranger [Things] Kisses Have Happened

Fans were stunned when Max not only kissed Dustin in season three of Stranger Things, but also one of his best friends, Lucas. It was no secret the two boys had a crush on the new girl, but that doesn’t mean the kiss, or one of the kisses, was planned.

Stranger Things

In fact, the second kiss, the one between Lucas and Max, wasn’t originally in the cards. Apparently, the scene started as a joke between the actress and the Duffer Brothers. They found her freaked-out reaction funny so they made it reality.

The Kiss In Edge Of Tomorrow “Just Felt Right”

When a person only has one ally in the world, they’re probably going to kiss at some point in time. Unfortunately, the filmmakers of Edge of Tomorrow were struggling to find an organic place to put a kiss between Tom Cruise’s character William Cage and Emly Blunt’s character Rita Vrataski.

Edge of Tomorrow
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Eventually, they gave up on the idea, as nothing seemed to be working. Well, Blunt had other thoughts. When the two characters said goodbye, Blunt laid one on Cruise. When asked about it, Blunt said, “t just felt right.”

A New Girl Bromance

The comedy show New Girl is a lot of improvisation, so why wouldn’t a kiss or two be included? The “Fredo” kiss between Schmidt and Nick, for example, wasn’t exactly scripted. It happened during the first season episode “Injured.”

New Girl

During the episode, Schmidt aggressively kisses Nick on the mouth twice in a very Godfather Part II fashion. The two actors improvised their characters kissing a lot, but the showrunners rarely put them in the final cuts.

This Impromptu Kiss Wasn’t Too Lost In Translation

Bill Murray stunned viewers when he laid one on Scarlett Johansson during the last scene of Lost in Translation. It was an emotional scene, but director Sofia Coppola gave Murray full rein on how he wanted it to end, telling him to improvise.

Lost In Translation
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Focus Features

Not only is what his character Bob says in Charlotte’s ear improvised, but so was the kiss! According to Coppola, all that was in the script was “He tries to make her laugh.”

J-Law Knew What She Was Doing In American Hustle

Jennifer Lawrence might have been a bit younger than the rest of her castmates in American Hustle, but that didn’t stop her from creating an epic, improvised scene. While in the bathroom with her husband’s mistress Sydney (played by Amy Adams), Lawrence’s character, Rosalyn, fiercely kisses her before evilly cackling.

Helena Bonham Carter
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Columbia Pictures

The kiss was actually Adams’s idea, while the evil laugh at the end was all Lawrence. As a result, the scene is actually quite memorable in a weird creepy way.

Michael Scott Making Things More Awkward In The Office

Fans of The Office know the character Michael Scott has a knack for making things worse and more awkward than they have to be, such as the strange kissing scene between him and Oscar.

Michael Scott

During the episode “Gay Witch Hunt,” actors Steve Carell and Oscar Nuñez were only supposed to hug. But it’s Michael Scott, so Carell improvised and had his character do the most cringe-worthy half-kiss possible. Nuñez had no idea but had the perfect on-screen reaction.

Just A Small Kiss In Front Of 200 People In Jurassic World

The kiss between Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Jurassic World wasn’t exactly scripted. The moment happens when they’re standing in the park surrounded by screaming visitors (hey, perfect timing, guys!).

Jurassic World
Legendary Pictures
Legendary Pictures

Originally, the smooch wasn’t in the cards, but director Colin Trevorrow took Pratt aside and told him that they should try it out, not bringing Howard in on the spontaneous decision. The kiss was improvised, and her resulting reaction was real.

Valerie Leon Enjoyed The Unscripted Kiss In The Persuaders!

Actress Valerie Leon and actor Roger Moore worked together throughout the ’70s. But not all of their projects resulted in an unscripted kiss. That little tidbit was saved for the comedy show The Persuaders!

The Persuaders!

In the scene, Moore just went for it, kissing his co-star smack dab on the lips. According to Leon, “Roger gave me an unscripted kiss. I just closed my eyes and enjoyed it. They kept it in.”

This Legendary Kiss In All In The Family

If there is one kiss that had people talking back in 1972, it was the one that happened during season two, episode 21 of All in the Family. In the episode, Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr. shows up.

All in the Family

The episode is iconic for many reasons, but mostly because Davis Jr. goes in and kisses Carroll O’Connor’s character Archie Bunker right on the cheek! Needless to say, it got people talking.

One Kiss Created “Stydia” On Teen Wolf

“Stydia,” aka the couple name for Stiles and Lydia on Teen Wolf, never would have happened if not for a little improvised kiss on actor Dylan O’Brien’s part. According to actress Holland Roden, O’Brien surprised her with the kiss while they were filming.

Teen Wolf
The CW
The CW

It was a sweet kiss on the cheek, but it was enough for the characters to start an on-screen relationship and for the entire Teen Wolf fandom to freak out in the best way possible.

The Kiss Fans Were Waiting For On The Good Wife

It took two long seasons, but the writers of The Good Wife finally gave fans what they waited for, an epic kiss between Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles. With undeniable chemistry, viewers of the TV series were losing hope, thinking that the romantic moment between the characters Alicia and Will would never come.

The Good Wife

Finally, the writers and showrunners decided they had waited long enough and gave the fans what they wanted; they set the two characters up in an elevator for a passionate kiss.

Venus Van Dam Kissing Jax On Sons Of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy fans were introduced to the lovely Venus Van Dam in season five of the biker series. What viewers weren’t expecting to see was a kiss between Van Dam and the lead character Jax Teller.

Venus Van Dam Kissing Jax On Sons Of Anarchy

Well, actor Charlie Hunnam wasn’t exactly expecting it either! The season five episode five kiss between Hunnam and Walter Goggins was totally improvised, with the latter actor whispering “just trust me” in Hunnam’s ear before going for it.

Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone In The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Running on to the stage during the graduation scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Andrew Garfield didn’t plan on kissing his co-star Emma. It kind of just happened. According to Garfield, “Oh, the kiss wasn’t scripted. I didn’t know I was going to do it.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment

“I just thought, ‘I just missed my girlfriend’s valedictorian speech. How am I going to make it up to her?'” Well, Peter Parker, the kiss is definitely a good start!

Anything Is Possible On Riverdale, Even An Impromtu Kiss

During the season four tribute to the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, actors Casey Cott and K.J. Apa went a bit off-script. During the episode, their characters Kevin and Archie lock lips.

Kevin and Archie
The CW
The CW

In the script, Cott was supposed to go in and kiss Apa on the cheek. But when another take rolled around, Apa turned his head, and the two actors did a full-on lip-lock. According to both actors, that take is how the scene was meant to be.

The Tragic Kiss In Person of Interest

From the first season of Person of Interest, there was serious romantic tension between CIA operative John Reese and NYPD Detective Joss Carter. And that tension grew until the third season when the two finally kissed while hiding in a morgue.

Person of Interest

Interestingly, while that kiss was a long time coming, it wasn’t in the script. Actors Jim Caviezel and Taraji P. Henson took it upon themselves to insert that final moment with their characters before (spoiler!) Carter dies in Reese’s arms. It’s all very Shakespearean.

The Un-Scripted Kiss In Woo Almost Started A Fight

The 1998 romantic comedy Woo starred Tommy Davidson and Jada Pinkett Smith. At the end of the film, Davidson came up with the idea of their two characters dancing in the street.

New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

Unfortunately, he had the bright idea of kissing Jada during one of those takes. She wound up flinching, and her husband, Will Smith, wasn’t exactly amused. He ended up going to Davidson’s trailer! Thankfully, Jada defused the situation before fists started flying.

The Kiss Between Jo And Arizona On Grey’s Anatomy

The kiss between Jo and Alex and Jo and Arizona during the season 14 finale of Grey’s Anatomy was perfect and, yet, it was unscripted. After learning she was asked to join a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Jo couldn’t hold in her excitement.

Kiss Between Jo And Arizona On Grey's Anatomy

She runs to her about-to-be-husband Alex, giving him a huge kiss, then turns around and kisses Arizona. In the scene, actress Jessica Capshaw looks very startled, as she had no clue her character was getting smooched, too!

The Edge Of Tongue

The unexpected kiss between Elle Macpherson and Anthony Hopkins didn’t happen while filming The Edge but rather during the auditioning process. Doing a screen test with Hopkins, the casting directors wanted the two actors to kiss.

The Edge
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Being new to the acting world, Macpherson wasn’t entirely sure what to do. She wasn’t sure if it should be “with the tongue, without the tongue.” So, she went with the side of her tongue! According to the model, Hopkins went very red after the kiss.

The Glee Kiss Everyone Was Waiting For

For those who have watched the series Glee, the crush Emma Pillsbury has on Will Schuester is no secret. She has it bad for the teacher. That’s why the kiss between the two at the end of the first season was a long time coming.

Will And Emma In Glee

However, the kiss wasn’t originally in the cards. It was writer-director Brad Falchuk’s idea. He pulled actor Matthew Morrison aside, told him to kiss Jayma Mays. Her reaction is completely authentic.

Danny Kissing Mindy In The Mindy Project

During a flight home, Danny leaves his seat, goes to the back of the plane, and gives Mindy a very loving kiss. Well, that passionate kiss wasn’t scripted. It was a totally improvised move by actor Chris Messina.

Danny Kissing Mindy In The Mindy Project

According to The Mindy Project creator Mindy Kaling, the relationship between her character and Danny wasn’t supposed to happen. But they had chemistry, the kiss happened, and the script was revamped to include their relationship. Kaling said during an interview that “You can’t script chemistry.”

The Beach Kiss In The Last Song

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were teenagers playing on the beach in The Last Song. While filming those fun scenes, the director, Julie Anne Robinson, was yelling at the two actors over the ocean, telling them to do this and that.

The Last Song
Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Pictures

Eventually, Robinson told them to kiss. The moment wasn’t in the script, but it wound up making it to the final cut. Who knows, maybe it was that impromptu kiss that began the actors’ real-life romance.

Sam Thought A Kiss Would Be Better On Parenthood

In episode 11 of the sixth season of Parenthood, a certain kiss happened between Joel and Julia at an ice skating rink. In the script, the characters were only supposed to hold hands. Actor Sam Jaeger had another idea.


He thought the reconciliation between the two characters would be more powerful if they kissed. So, he went for it, kissing co-star Erika Christensen in an impromptu kiss that, in the end, made it to the final cut.

This Legendary Kiss In The Legends Of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow characters Sara Lance and Ava tend to get into fights. Hey, it’s a relationship; it happens. While battling an “alternative timeline Rasputin,” they put their differences aside, and Sara dips her girlfriend and gives her an epic smooch.

The Legends Of Tomorrow
The CW
The CW

If actress Jes Mccallan’s reaction says anything, it’s that she wasn’t expecting the kiss. And that’s because she wasn’t. Her co-star, Caity Lotz, decided a spontaneous show of love was needed in the scene, so she went for it. The kiss made it to the final cut!

Impromptu Kissing Is The New Black

Piper and Alex have a love-hate relationship, which gets a bit complicated when they realize they’re now in the same prison together in Orange Is the New Black. And while fans are used to the characters sharing intimate moments, one kiss was totally improvised.

Orange Is the New Black

When the two characters meet up in the prison chapel, the kiss they share wasn’t scripted. According to actress Laura Prepon, there was just a lot of chemistry, and it felt right at the time.

Fox And Scully Kiss Surprised X-Files Fans In The Best Way

Fans of the X-Files waited, and waited, and waited some more for FBI agents Fox and Scully to finally have their romantic day in the sun. Unfortunately, it never came, regardless of how much chemistry and tensions rolled off the two.

Fox And Scully

That’s why viewers were stunned to see the two characters locking lips in season seven. Granted, it was in an alternate universe, but still! The people had been waiting for seven seasons, and the writers finally gave them what they wanted!

Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now

Herbal supplements are taken for a variety of reasons. Some folks need a little energy, and some people believe it improves their ability to fend off sickness. Miles Teller was taking a Chinese herbal supplement to boost his energy levels but for Shailene Woodley it made for a nasty smooch.


In June 2013, Woodley revealed to Vulture that her kissing scene with Miles Teller was an unpleasant experience. She said that she could taste Miles’ Chinese herbal supplements on his lips and that she could barely kiss him. Miles would have to drink Gatorade before filming the kissing scene to get her into the mood.

Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel – How I Met Your Mother

Nobody wants to kiss an ashtray. A few puffs on a cancer stick can leave a person’s clothing with an awful stench that soon permeates throughout the rest of their body. Ultimately, the cigarette they just smoked lingers on their lips throughout the day, providing for a less than ideal smooching situation.

Alyson Hannigan can’t stand the smell of cigarettes but her co-star, Jason Segel was a regular smoker during their time together on How I Met Your Mother. She played opposite Jason Segel as his girlfriend and then wife. In October 2014, Alyson Hannigan revealed to Elle that it was impossible to kiss her onscreen hubby because he reeked of nicotine. This turned out to be a good thing for Segel because it caused him to quit smoking for the sake of his co-star.

Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton – Mission Impossible 2

Tom Cruise has been the “top gun” in Hollywood for several decades now. Throughout his career, Cruise has managed to captivate audiences with his own mixture of action and romance. From Risky Business to Mission Impossible, he’s never been afraid to go after his leading lady. We would love to assume the charm of his characters translated to awesome kissing abilities but we’d be wrong.

Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton – Mission Impossible 2

According to Thandie Newton, kissing Cruise was a mission impossible. In 2008, Thandie Newton revealed to Gawker that she became upset with each smooching scene because kissing Tom Cruise was “slightly icky.” Newton said the scene had to be done over and over because of his wet doggy kisses.

Steve Carell and Dwayne Johnson – Get Smart

The best actors in the world understand how to jump out of their comfort zone when a touching, funny, or awkward scene is about to be filmed. For a straight guy in Hollywood, there’s always the chance you’re going to kiss another dude. Steve Carell and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson definitely had to jump out of their comfort zone for Get Smart.


How do two straight guys prepare for something like this? We probably don’t want to know the answer to that question but in 2014, Dwayne Johnson told Elle that Carell’s tongue felt like “kitty litter,” and that his lips felt like the bottom of a cat’s paw.

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze – Dirty Dancing

Sometimes a bad kiss isn’t about a person’s smelly breath, their slobbery kisses, or their scratchy tongue. There are also those scenes when two people just don’t get along and would rather be with anyone else. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze shared what appeared to be a romantic kiss in Dirty Dancing but it was anything but amazing for the two co-stars.


Word got around very quickly about the onscreen friction between the two co-stars. Patrick Swayze wrote in his memoir about the horrible on-set experiences he had with Jennifer Grey. He said that she was overly emotional and would purposefully ruin scenes with her disruptive behavior.

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst – Spider-Man

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst went at it nose-to-chin for this memorable kissing scene in Spider-Man. Our fair share of Superheroes manage to find love. Superman has Lois Lane, Cyclops has Jean Grey, and Spidey found Mary Jane. Perhaps it was the young romantic in his, but in this version of Spider-Man’s love story, he let the kiss go straight to his head, literally.


The Vancouver Sun interviewed Maguire in February 2014 about the iconic kissing scene, and Maguire said he knew it was going to be a bad experience. He said that hanging upside down was not the only bad part about the kiss. Along with the blood rushing to his head because he was upside down, rainwater also ran up his nose during the kissing scene. Now we know why Spider-Man wears a mask.

Kate Hudson and Dane Cook – My Best Friend’s Girl

Dan Cook says actress Kate Hudson loves to have fun on set and she made that fact abundantly clear when filming My Best Friend’s Girl. The co-stars were preparing for a kissing scene but according to Cook, she complicated their big moment with some on-set antics.


Cook told ABC News in 2014 about the incident, revealing that Kate Hudson ate some onions before they kissed and it caused the moment to lose its gravity. Cook said it was “the worst onscreen kiss ever.” Kate Hudson made no apologies for the kiss but Cook admits it was all in fun and wasn’t directed at him personally.

Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt – Interview with the Vampire

Kirsten Dunst seems so innocent in this photo. As she leaned in to give Brad Pitt a kiss there were likely many women in the audience who wished they could replace her for this scene. Notice we highlighted the word “women” and for good reason!


Dunst revealed to Fox 411 the details about her experience with kissing Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire. The A-list actress was only 11-years-old when she completed this kissing scene. She said that it was “disgusting” kissing Brad Pitt because he was much older than she was. She also revealed that this was her very first kiss. This is pretty icky.

Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio – Romeo + Juliet

The well-known classic story of fatal love, Romeo + Julie took a modern-day turn that thrilled audiences. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio shared a memorable kissing scene in the movie that really came down to great acting. The tone of Shakespeare’s work is very serious and these two definitely had to keep their composure to pull off the tension of the moment.


During filming, rumors began to spread about Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio’s working relationship. It was said that Danes was repulsed by DiCaprio’s preposterous behavior and that he was tired of her “prudish” nature.

Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried – Jennifer’s Body

Sometimes you just have to “take one for the team” and this is exactly what happened when Amanda Seyfried agreed to take on a role opposite Megan Fox in the movie Jennifer’s Body.


Both actresses had to get out of their comfort zones in order to perform an intimate act together for the film. It was said that although Seyfried enjoyed looking at the kissing scene between her and Fox, she did not like filming the actual scene. “We knew that it was going to play a really big role in publicizing the movie. We kind of rolled our eyes at the idea of having to make out,’ Seyfried later commented on the awkward moment she shared with Megan Fox.

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Bad breath is a part of life. Sometimes dental hygiene may not be enough to fight off someone’s stinky mouth. The moment you’re hit with a whiff of stinky mouth odor it can immediately kill the mood. That’s exactly what happened between Liam Hemsworth and co-star Jennifer Lawrence.


Hemsworth broke the news to US Weekly in 2014 about a scene that he shared with his co-star in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Liam said that Jennifer had the worst-smelling breath he has ever experienced and that kissing her was “gross.”

Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy – Wanted

Angelina Jolie routinely makes the cover of magazines as the world’s hottest female. Millions of guys fantasize about the Hollywood star so you would think kissing her would be a wonderful experience. Actor James McAvoy says his scene with Jolie was awkward because it ended so quickly.


In a July 2008 article in The Huffington Post, James McAvoy reportedly said that there was a brief introduction to Angelina Jolie and then the kissing scene started immediately afterward. It went something like this according to McAvoy: “Hey, how are you doing? I’m James, nice to meet you. Ok let’s do this scene.”

Carey Mulligan and Johnny Depp – Public Enemies

And here we have yet another young actress who was intimidated beyond her wits with an older hot guy. Carey Mulligan got the opportunity to play opposite Johnny Depp in Public Enemies and a scene they were attempting to film got scrapped because she became so “star struck by just being in Depp’s presence.


Carey Mulligan spilled the beans on the Graham Norton Show and said that she was awed by Depp. She became nervous because of several factors and the scene was scrapped after 16 unlucky takes: “It was 16 times, but it was cut out of the film because I looked so uncomfortable. I was kissing Johnny Depp and I got really nervous.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

We already learned that J-Law purposely sabotaged her kissed with her Hunger Games co-stars, but apparently it wasn’t just Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson she had a problem locking lips with. The actress apparently doesn’t like kissing anyone for the cameras!


When filming the drama Silver Linings Playbook Lawrence was especially judgemental the first time she had to kiss her co-star Bradley Cooper. Cooper revealed on The Graham Norton Show that the actress totally called him out when they first kissed: “After the second take she said, ‘You’re a wet kisser.’ You don’t want to hear that. It was not a compliment.”

Jennifer Aniston and Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

We’re surprised that this actress is even on this list, but apparently, Jennifer Aniston is not the greatest co-star to be kissing. The actress guest starred on some episodes of 30 Rock, where she played Liz Lemon’s (Tina Fey) “Crazy Putty” friend. Aniston character spends a considerable amount of time pursuing Alec Baldwin’s character Jack Donaghy.

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Ruckas Pictures

However, Baldwin was less than impressed with the Friends alum that so many men wish they could kiss. Baldwin told New York Magazine, “It was painful. I mean, every man who’s had to make out with her in TV and movies — I don’t know how they do it.”

Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Rupert Grint seems ready and willing to give Emma Watson a smooch across the lips and she seems pleasantly surprised by his romantic gesture. In reality, the lack of chemistry between these two actors was well known among the rest of the movies cast and crew.


The Huffington Post revealed in 2011 that there were many on-the-set tensions that occurred between Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. The on-screen couple was not in good spirits during filming and they reportedly didn’t get along off-screen. There was apparently a lot of friction between the pair leading up to this famous kiss. Being the good actors they are the scene was believable but likely left a bad taste in their mouths — quite literally.

Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman – Australia

Australian actors Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman were co-stars for Baz Luhrmann’s Australia and of course, they had plenty of on-screen kisses to share. But despite how gorgeous his co-star Kidman was, Jackman admits that kissing her wasn’t the greatest thing in the world—and it was especially awkward since they were both married to other people!


The two actors, who are more like good friends, had to set guidelines for themselves. In a 2008 press conference, Jackman said, “[It’s] never particularly comfortable making out with someone in front of 70 people. That’s really not something that turns me on… [Nicole] and I talked about it separately… We said, ‘Okay, we need to really take this seriously.'”

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – The Tourist

Sorry ladies, Johnny Depp is on this list yet again. But apparently this time, he and Angelina Jolie, his co-star in The Tourist, had issues with kissing each other. Supposedly Jolie was disturbed by Depp’s alleged odor and she not only required him to rinse with Listerine before kissing scenes, he was also to have breath mints on hand at all times.

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Fame Pictures, Inc.

But Depp wasn’t too keen on the scenes either, telling Mirror, “Wow. I’ve had more difficult days at work, definitely. Those kind of things are always awkward, so you just laugh your way through.”

Helena Bonham Carter and Woody Allen – Mighty Aphrodite

In Woody Allen’s 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite, he and actress Helena Bonham Carter play a husband and wife in a somewhat strained marriage. Both the actress and the director are known for their idiosyncracies—Bonham Carter for her eclectic, gothic characters and Allen for his neuroticism—but even she knows when an on-screen kiss is bad.


Granted, Allen is the one who directed the film so he does have a say in how the kisses are portrayed, but Bonham Carter still admitted she was a bit disturbed: “He tells you up front certain ways of kissing he does not want. No exchange of liquid is permitted. It can be a bit offensive because he makes no effort at all. It’s like kissing the Berlin Wall.”

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

So far, the guys seem to be the ones on the losing end of these kisses. But it’s not just the most handsome men in filmdom today who have delivered bad kisses to their co-stars. There are a handful of guys who have had some not-so-pleasant experiences with kissing their female co-stars on the silver screen.


There were no onion pranks involved in the kissing scene between Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but according to Hutcherson, he ended up receiving a slobbery doggy kiss. In an October 2014 article in Elle, Hutcherson said Lawrence was a “slobbery” kisser. He also said that she had some dribbling problems. At least she saved a bunch of lives in the movie.