This article originally appeared on eightieskids.com

For decades, cinemagoers have enjoyed watching romance bloom between two beautiful movie characters in scenes that are shot, lit and acted in a way to make everything look utterly perfect. But peek behind the curtain of many of Hollywood’s most popular films and it quickly becomes clear that things aren’t always as rosy behind the scenes.

In fact, there are many examples of A-list actors being utterly honest about how much they hated kissing their gorgeous co-stars, and below are some of the most interesting examples.

20. William Baldwin and Sharon Stone

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Kissing scenes are important to get right no matter what genre of film they appear in. For example, in a rom-com, the believability of the couple rests on the chemistry of their first kiss, and in a drama, it is the kiss that ups the emotional stakes of the film. However, maybe the genre in which kissing scenes most have to go off without a hitch is the erotic thriller.

The 1993 erotic thriller Sliver was panned from the moment of its release, with many critics zeroing in on the utter lack of chemistry between the two leads. Sources on set said that William Baldwin and Sharon Stone hated each other from the moment they met, and that their feud culminated in a really ugly kissing scene. Essentially, Stone decided to put Baldwin in his place by deliberately biting his tongue when they made out. Ouch.

19. James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie

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Just as most people would be able to conjure up a pretty high level of enthusiasm at the prospect of kissing Brad Pitt, we would also expect many people to fight to be first in line to give a peck to his ex-wife. Unfortunately, X-Men star James McAvoy was less than positive about his experience kissing the beautiful Angelina Jolie.

Speaking about his experience of kissing Jolie on the set of 2008 action flick Wanted, McAvoy said: “I can tell you what it was like to kiss her on a film set. It was awkward, sweaty and not very nice,” At least the two stars seemed to get on pretty well and had excellent on-screen chemistry outside of the awkward kissing dynamic.

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