One On-Screen Kiss So Bad Oppenheimer's Matt Damon Will Never Forget It

One On-Screen Kiss So Bad Oppenheimer's Matt Damon Will Never Forget It
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He just doesn't realize how many men would gladly take his place.

If you still believe that romantic scenes in movies are just as romantic behind-the-scenes, we're sorry to shatter your fantasies. Many actors who portrayed the most iconic couples on big and small screens admit that they never felt too comfortable being intimate with each other.

After all, kissing and touching someone while being watched by so many pairs of eyes is hard enough already, especially when you need to act madly in love with a person you barely know. And even though most productions hire intimacy coordinators these days to help make those scenes easier, there are some things that even professionals can't do.

Getting rid of the nasty breath is one of them.

Turns out, even a kiss with the most beautiful woman like Scarlett Johansson can be ruined by a poor choice made at lunch. Matt Damon was unfortunate enough to experience it first-hand on the set of the 2011 movie We Bought a Zoo. The actor recalled the experience in a joined interview with his Oppenheimer co-star Emily Blunt:

'We went to lunch and [Scarlett Johansson] and I both thought it was over, and she ate like an onion sandwich. And she came in and [director] Cameron Crowe had set the camera up and it was like a tight shot of the kiss. And she goes, "Aw sh**! I literally just had — I had like an onion sandwich,"' he shared.

As unpleasant as it was to film the kiss, the onion smell didn't translate onto the screens, and no one was able to notice any discomfort. However, it's very easy to imagine how hard it must have been for Matt Damon to keep a straight face during the scene, especially knowing he's been making fun of it the whole time.

During the LADbible video, Damon and his current co-star decided it's absolutely necessary to tell someone if they have bad breath, whether on a film set or not.

If you haven't had a chance to see Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer yet, go ahead and purchase tickets at your local cinema.

Source: LADbible TV