For movie and TV stars, every new role that they take on is pretty much akin to a game of spin the bottle. From the storyline to their character’s love interest, the talent is pretty much at the mercy of the whims of the writers and directors in terms of what is required of them in front of the camera.
In most instances, the script also requires co-stars to flirt and share an intimate on-screen moment that makes for a jubilant moment of triumph for viewers who have been rooting for them all along. Little do they know, that on-screen moment was shot in the presence of an entire film crew which can make someone quite self-conscious and uncomfortable.
Despite putting on a brave face and getting on with the job, behind the scenes, some of these scenes can be quite sloppy and downright uncomfortable for the co-stars and some of them have since recounted their horrendous cinematic experiences, much to our amusement.
Orlando Bloom in “Haven”
Despite the film’s violent storyline, its lead actors Shy (Orlando Bloom) and Andrea (Zoe Saldana) find themselves falling for each other. Although their chemistry on set was undeniable, Bloom would later go on record to state that he, in fact, hated kissing Saldana.
According to the “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” actor, Saldana’s then-boyfriend would accompany her on the set to witness their scenes together quite regularly. That made Bloom very uncomfortable when the two would enact their intimate scenes and share a passionate smooch, given the attention they were getting from the sidelines.
Kristen Stewart in “Twilight”
At the height of its hype, “Twilight” divided its fanbase in a big way due to its main character finding herself in a love triangle. As one camp rooted for Bella’s romance with Edward Cullen, Team Jacob campaigned for her character to link up with Jacob Black instead.
When Kristen Stewart’s character kissed Taylor Lautner in the film, it proved to be a very uncomfortable experience for her given their real-life friendship and chemistry. Plus, given that Bella was fiercely introverted and shy, the move felt totally out of character for her since she was also romantically linked with Cullen during this period.
Ryan Gosling in “The Notebook”
It’s funny how life works, isn’t it? Despite the fact that Ryan Gosling was absolutely against working with Rachel McAdams on the set of “The Notebook” and even wanted her kicked from the movie, the two ended up dating each other in real life later on.
The kissing scene in “The Notebook” is still widely quoted as one of the most passionate on-camera moments but it took a lot of convincing for Gosling to finally lock lips with McAdams. The two reportedly did not get along at all during the film’s production and according to director Nick Cassavetes, had to be forced onto the set together.