Again in 1999, SMG and Selma Blair’s onscreen kiss was an enormous deal. And it gained the award for Finest Kiss on the 2000 MTV Film Awards, with the buddies recreating the kiss on stage.
Not within the script? That iconic string of spit that follows their kissing lesson.
“I neglect who, however somebody mentioned, ‘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 sort of been remembered for that.”
When it got here to really filming it, Gellar as soon as mentioned, “Selma was afraid she would suck at kissing me. However she did not!”
Blair (who was truly 27 enjoying the 15-year-old freshman Cecile) admitted to some preliminary nerves, however revealed Gellar had some too, saying, “Apart from kissing my sister years in the past in a sport of fact or dare, I had by no means kissed a lady 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 truly felt nice. On our manner from LA to NYC to movie the scene in Central Park, I mentioned 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 a whole bunch of extras and photographers round, ended up making tabloid headlines the next week. “[We] noticed headlines that mentioned 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.”