Do actors really kiss? Short answer: it depends. They usually kiss in some form, but there are ways around this (more on that later). Whether you end up touching lips with another actor or not, there are a lot of things that go into kissing scenes that you should know about.
Yes, usually the kissing scene you see in a TV show or movie shows an actual kiss, not a French kiss. However, it’s not a romantic scene for the actor or actress, even though they share real chemistry because they’re surrounded by people and equipment, but an actor’s job is to pretend convincingly.
The open mouth kiss without a tongue is also a very common technique used by actors. To make the kiss look more realistic, the actors often kiss each other on the bottom lip and suck it gently. Occasionally actors kiss with their mouths open using their tongues. This is usually referred to as French kissing.
Stone not only called De Niro the “best kisser,” she said he meant a lot to her as a fellow actor and “rated him extremely highly.” “Well, Robert De Niro was the best kisser for sure.
Bollywood reflects Indian culture’s need for a private rather than public approach to intimacy. And as a form of adaptation, cinema evolved to present love and romance in this way, according to the Times of India. Many Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Sunny Deol still stay away from kissing scenes.
Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani captured what is probably the longest kiss in Hindi film history in the 1933 film. The kiss should last about four minutes.
The longest screen kiss in a commercial feature film lasts 6 minutes 44 seconds and takes place between Stephanie Sherrin (USA) and Gregory Smith (Canada) in Kids in America (USA, 2005).
For a fake kiss, try carefully placing your hand on your costar’s neck so your fingers are behind his ear. Then, as you lean in to kiss, gently move your thumb across her lips to act as a buffer between her mouth and yours.
Make eye contact with your acting partner before touching lips. Look your partner in the eye when the kissing scene comes up. This will ensure that you’re both ready for the scene so the kiss doesn’t become uncomfortable or awkward. Approach the kiss slowly and calmly.
Sometimes personalities don’t mix well or directors end up driving everyone crazy. Or things are going so well that the actors start dating. The latter is definitely not uncommon, especially for actors who have to play lovers on screen.