Again in 1999, SMG and Selma Blair’s onscreen kiss was an enormous deal. And it received the award for Greatest Kiss on the 2000 MTV Film Awards, with the friends recreating the kiss on stage.
Not within the script? That iconic string of spit that follows their kissing lesson.
“I overlook who, however somebody stated, ‘We have to go once more, there’s saliva connecting them.’ And [cinematographer] Theo [van de Sande] was like, ‘No, it is lovely.’ And I used to be like, ‘No, it is sizzling. I imply, we’ll go once more, however I believe it is cool,'” Kumble recalled to Cosmo. “So it was a contented accident. And it is form of been remembered for that.”
When it got here to truly filming it, Gellar as soon as stated, “Selma was afraid she would suck at kissing me. However she did not!”
Blair (who was really 27 enjoying the 15-year-old freshman Cecile) admitted to some preliminary nerves, however revealed Gellar had some too, saying, “Moreover kissing my sister years in the past in a sport of fact or dare, I had by no means kissed a woman as much as the purpose the place I needed to kiss Sarah. We shot our kissing scene on the final day of filming. And, it really felt nice. On our approach from LA to NYC to movie the scene in Central Park, I stated to Sarah, ‘Tomorrow we get to make out!’ She was like, ‘Shhhh. Do not communicate.'”
For Gellar, the kiss, which was carried out in Central Park with tons of of extras and photographers round, ended up making tabloid headlines the next week. “[We] noticed headlines that stated one thing like, ‘Sarah spends a day in Central Park with a good friend,'” Blair remembered. “I assume all of them had their telescopic lenses prepared that day.”