If the actors have great chemistry, the kisses that the viewers don’t expect (and sometimes, the film crew as well) become truly iconic in cinematic history.
So, let’s dive into this topic and see the best-unscripted kisses in cinema!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi :
In this movie, Luke (played by Mark Hamill) didn’t have much time to say goodbye to his on-screen sibling Leia (Carrie Fisher). But just before he goes away, he kisses Leia on her forehead.
In the interview, the actor said it was improvisation on his part; he felt that this is what’s right. This touch became very meaningful not only to the characters but also for all Star Wars fans. This wasn’t just Luke and Leia seeing each other for the last time, but also the actor Mark Hamill saying goodbye to the character.
This moment was especially significant for Hamill, as Carrie Fisher passed away before the release. He confessed that he couldn’t watch this scene because it made him very emotional.
Sometimes it’s hard to say whether the surprising kiss you see on a big screen was actually thought out by writers and producers and then delivered by actors in a very genuinely-feeling way, or it was actually an improv.
However, the most attentive movie-lovers can feel the difference. Viewers were witnessing almost visible tension between the characters Dr. Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway in a well-known medical drama ER. Actors George Clooney and Juliana Margulies played so well that the question about their love story kept people intrigued throughout the whole show while the actors were there.
But Clooney decided to leave ER, and Margulies did the same a bit later. When the fans thought that all their hopes for this relationship were destroyed, the writers ultimately made their long-awaited kiss happen. Needless to say, this plot-twist was a real treat for all ER devotees!
Lost in Translation :
In this well-known and loved by many movie, celebrity in the past, Bob Harris (played by Bill Murray) meets a young girl Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo. That was the beginning of a very unusual friendship.
At the end of the film, Bob says goodbye to Charlotte and kisses Charlotte on the lips! This moment wasn’t a part of the original script.
Actress Scarlett Johansson admitted that she didn’t see such a twist coming at all, so her surprised face in this unexpected situation actually made the scene feel very genuine. Murray, a renowned actor, took the creative liberty here, and it was fine with the movie’s director Sofia Coppola.
The Office :
This is probably one of the most adored shows ever. It comes as no surprise to anyone who’s watched the Office. Fans of this funny show know that there are many unscripted scenes.
It might be shocking to some of you, but that uncomfortable to watch yet hilarious scene where Michael Scott (Steve Carell) kissed Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nuñez) actually wasn’t scripted and was entirely Steve’s idea!
So, in this episode, Michael discovers that his employee Oscar is gay, but hid it up until this moment. So he does what a normal boss would do in such a situation… Just kidding, it’s Michael.
That’s why he decides to everything he possibly can to show everyone in the office that he is not, in fact, homophobic.
Edge of Tomorrow :
In this Science Fiction movie, Major William Cage (who is played by Tom Cruise) is trapped in a disastrous time loop in which he is forced to relive the day before he gets killed in battle over and over.
He not only has to get out of the loop, but also protect humanity aliens. In this difficult mission, he is assisted by Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt).
Since the movie is very intense and action-packed, it seemed to the movie’s creators that there was no place for romance. Nevertheless, Emily Blunt took the situation in her hands and kissed Tom Cruise in one of the scenes to everyone else’s surprise.