Movies and televisions shows can be misleading at times. Here there are two people who have amazing chemistry on-screen. When they kiss or look at one another, it’s like fireworks are going off behind them. There is nothing but love there.
But just because they have amazing chemistry on-screen, does not mean they have it off the screen. Some can’t even stand to be in the same room as their co-workers once the cameras stop rolling.
Now, when it comes to kissing another person, there are a lot of actors who outright refused. Why? Well, their reasoning behind it ranges from illness, bad breath, beliefs, not wanting to cheat on a partner, habits or they just outright don’t like that person.
Here are 20 people who refused to kiss their co-workers, even if it meant losing their job.
20 Tisha Campbell Despised Martin Lawrence So Much That She Refused To Kiss Him On The Show Martin
In the 90s, the show Martin was the highlight of television. Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence had amazing on-screen chemistry.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com though, behind the screen things weren’t going so well. Sometime between season one and five, Tisha began to despise Martin so much that she refused to kiss him anymore. It got so bad that she even refused to film with him, even filing a harassment lawsuit.
19 Neal McDonough Was Fired Because He Refused To Do Romantic Scenes With Virginia Madsen On The Show Scoundrels
Neal McDonough has been pretty open with how he has not been romantic with anyone but his wife due to his religion.
He was even fired from the show Scoundrels due to refusing to do love scenes with Virginia Madsen. He has no regrets though. He feels getting in bed with another woman is against God and his beliefs, even if it’s just acting.
18 Kirk Cameron Was Extremely Faithful To His Wife And Refused To Kiss Chelsea Noble On The Show Fireproof
Once Kirk Cameron married his wife, Chelsea Noble, he refused to another romantic scene with a woman ever again.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com when he had to do a scene with Erin Bethea for the show Fireproof, producers had to get creative. They had Chelsea replace Erin and then they would shoot her silhouette as she kissed Kirk. This way he was still honoring his marriage.
17 Lindsay Lohan Refused To Kiss Charlie Sheen In The Movie Scary Movie 5 Because Of His Partying Lifestyle
Charlie Sheen is known for his crazy partying lifestyle through the years.
Which is why, according to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Lindsay Lohan refused to kiss him during their scene together in Scary Movie 5. Producers hoped that she would change her mind, so they never changed the script. When the time came, she still refused, so they replaced her with her body double instead.
16 Will Smith Refused To Kiss A Man In the Movie Six Degrees Of Separation
Back in 1993, Will Smith starred in an indie film called Six Degrees of Separation.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Will played a gay con-artist who was inspired by a real-life man named David Hampton. During the movie, Will was supposed to have a romantic scene with another man, he refused though and instead the director had to settle with a fake kiss scene from behind.
15 Kevin Hart Has Turned Down Roles Because He Refused To Kiss Another Man
When it comes to kissing another man, Kevin Hart has turned down roles because he didn’t want to kiss another guy.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, he has nothing against the LGBTQ community though. It’s because he feels insecure playing a gay role and doesn’t feel like he would give 100 percent to the role.
14 Brad Pitt Refused To Kiss Cate Blanchett For The Movie The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Because Of His Wife (At First)
While married to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, out of respect for Angelina, refused to kiss his co-star Cate Blanchett for the movie The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, the director, David Fincher, was thrown off guard by his refusal, especially after his history of doing love scenes in the past. After much convincing though, he agreed to do it.
13 Denzel Washington Refused To Kiss Julia Roberts In The Movie The Pelican Brief Because Of Hollywood’s Ideals
During the filming of The Pelican Brief, Denzel Washington refused to kiss co-star, Julia Roberts.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Julia was offended by his reaction and wanting all the kissing scenes removed from scripts. Denzel made sure to inform everyone that it was nothing personal, he just didn’t want to help portray Hollywood’s twisted ideals of beauty.
12 Jewel Refused To Kiss Rob Lowe For The On The Show The Lyon’s Den (At First)
When casting began for The Lyon’s Den, Rob Lowe insisted on having Jewel play his romantic co-star.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com though, Jewel was hesitant on kissing him and even asked for the scene to be scrapped altogether. In the end, she agreed to do the scene, but it was terrible.
11 Herizen F. Guardiola Refused To Kiss Justice Smith In The Movie The Get Down Because He Was A Stranger
When Herizen F. Guardiola was cast for the movie The Get Down, it was her big break and she wasn’t accustomed to kissing co-stars yet.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, although she is used to kissing strangers now, for the movie she was against kissing Justice Smith because he was a stranger to her.
10 Thandie Newton Refused To Kiss Gerard Butler In The Movie RocknRolla Because He Was Sick
This one is totally understandable.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Thandie Newton and Gerard Butler were supposed to do a love scene for the movie RocknRolla. Thandie refused to kiss Gerard though because he was sick. She didn’t want to kiss someone with a runny nose, causing the director to have to get creative.
9 Samuel L. Jackson Refused To Kiss Another Guy In Stephen King’s Cell
When Samuel L. Jackson was cast to play in the 2016 Stephen King’s adaptation of the movie Cell, he had no idea his character was gay.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, years ago, Samuel told Playboy there are two things he would never do for a role, cross-dress or kiss another man. He stuck to those words and once filming began, he refused to kiss another man.
8 Luke Grimes Quit The Show True Blood After Refusing To Kiss Nelsan Ellis
Luke Grimes is another actor who gave up a role because he refused to kiss someone.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Luke refused to kiss co-star Nelsan Ellis for the television show True Blood. As soon as he found out that his character was going to be in a same-sex relationship, he quit and walked away from the show. They later replaced him with Nathan Parsons.
7 Alyson Hannigan Refused To Kiss Jason Segel On The Show How I Met Your Mother Because Of His Smoking Habit (At First)
When filming first started for the show How I Met Your Mother, Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss her co-star Jason Segel because she felt it would be like licking an ashtray.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Alyson swore she wouldn’t kiss Jason unless he quit smoking. At first, he started paying her $10 a cigarette, but it turned out to be costly, so he quit altogether.
6 Nina Dobrev And Ian Somerhalder Refused To Kiss One Another On The Show The Vampire Diaries Because Of The Temperature
When Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’s characters in The Vampire Diaries first got together, there were some romantic scenes between the two.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, both parties refused to kiss one another after their legendary kissing in the rain scene during season six. Supposedly, it was so cold in Georgia while filming that Ian’s jaw froze up and icicles formed in Nina’s hair. She even got sick afterward.
5 Ryan Gosling Refused To Kiss Rachel McAdams In The Movie The Notebook And Even Tried To Get Her Fired (At First)
Before Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were in a two-year long relationship with one another there was quite a lot of tension between the two.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, during the filming of the movie The Notebook, Ryan and Rachel couldn’t even be in the same room with each other. It didn’t stop there though, soon Ryan was refusing to kiss her and even demanding she be replaced.
4 Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Refused To Kiss One Another In The Movie Revolutionary Road Because Of Their Past With Titanic
The chemistry Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio share on screen is incredible. Their portrayal of lovers for the movie Titanic was absolutely amazing, which is the reason why they refused to kiss for Revolutionary Road.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, not only was Kate’s husband the film director for the movie, but both Leo and Kate intentionally avoided any movies that had a similar theme to the movie Titanic.
3 Sienna Miller Wouldn’t Kiss James Franco In The Movie Camille Because Of A Dental Emergency
When it comes to James Franco, Sienna Miller had no beef with him.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com, Sienna has always had issues with her teeth. They even caused her to be rejected by Vogue at one point. Which is why, during the filming of the movie Camille, Sienna refused to kiss James because she was having a dental emergency.
2 Eric Stonestreet Refused To Kiss Jesse Tyler On The Show Modern Family Because He Felt Uncomfortable Kissing Another Man (For The First Season)
Modern Family is one show that has been on the air for years and has even gotten much praise for its involvement with the LGBTQ community.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com though, Eric Stonestreet refused to kiss Jesse Tyler at all for the first season of the show. The reasoning, well Eric Stonestreet is actually straight and was too uncomfortable kissing a man at first.
1 Kimberly McCullough Refused To Kiss An Older Gentlemen On The Show General Hospital Because She Was Young And Felt Uncomfortable With It
When Kimberly McCullough was only 14, she had to kiss an older man on the show General Hospital.
According to thewhisp.mommyish.com though, this man made her feel uncomfortable when he started making “jokes” about their scene together, which she didn’t know about till the day of filming. She complained though and they settled for a kiss on the cheek.