Your first kiss is something most people never forget, largely because of how long they’ve been anticipating it. But it’s almost always awkward because you have no idea what you’re doing!
That awkwardness only gets amplified for actors who have a kiss scripted into their lives before they can manage to have one of their own. There are upsides to it, like getting paid for it, which not many people can claim, but there are definitely more downsides to having a crew watching and cameras rolling.
Many stars, especially those who started out young, have had their first kiss while acting on the set of a TV show or film, and sometimes it was even with another well-known star. Click through to see which celebrities’ special first kiss has been etched into public record.
At seven years old, Dakota Fanning starred as a younger version of Reese Witherspoon’s character in 2002’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ where she had her first kiss with co-star Thomas Curtis.
On ‘The Tonight Show’ in 2002, Fanning said, “Beforehand I was really, really nervous because I’d never kissed a boy before and it was on the lips.” Then, in 2011, she said she cringes watching that interview, but she told W magazine that she didn’t remember feeling embarrassed at the time.
The actress had her first kiss on-screen with Ashton Kutcher on ‘That ’70s Show.’ She told People magazine that she thought he was like a Calvin Klein model, but when it came to the kiss, “I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him.”
Kutcher didn’t know it was her first kiss, and though he’d already had his, he had “butterflies,” adding, “She seemed as if she’d done it a thousand times.” Fast forward and the two are now married with kids!
On ‘Conan,’ the actress revealed that her first kiss was actually while filming a party scene on the soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives.’ She was 15 at the time, and the actor playing her boyfriend was in his twenties. She told O’Brien, “I had my cousin drive me that day, I didn’t want my mom there. I was really nervous.
The star told Access Online her first kiss was on the Disney Channel film ‘Jump In!’ with her co-star Corbin Bleu. Palmer, 12 at the time, said she was “very, very nervous” because Bleu had been in ‘High School Musical’ and he was older than her.
The ‘Teen Wolf’ star had his first kiss with Miley Cyrus, back on the medical drama ‘Doc’ (there he is pictured in red), which starred Cyrus’ dad. He was just 9 years old and she was 11. In 2015, he told Entertainment Tonight, “We were both goofy and she was really loud, sweet, and funny—just a really cool kid.” The pair also dated in those young years, and Posey recounted, “I would get excited when we would hold hands.”
The actress recounted her first kiss to Conan O’Brien, explaining that it was on the set of the 1994 romantic horror film ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ and with none other than Brad Pitt. At the time, she was just 11 years old, and Brad Pitt was around 30. “I thought it was disgusting. I was 11—it would have been weird if I was like, ‘This is amazing, I’m kissing Brad Pitt,'” she told O’Brien. “Then I think people would think I was a little bit off.”