George Clooney had a rather awkward moment filming his new romantic comedy with Julia Roberts, ‘A Ticket to Heaven’.
In the film, the two actors play a divorced couple who join forces to try to separate their daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), from her fiancé – this is because the protagonists believe that the young woman is being hasty about going down the aisle with her partner, who she just met on her graduation trip to Bali.
At one point in the film, Clooney and Roberts share a kiss; which made for an uncomfortable experience for the artists, who, in addition to being great friends, had Clooney’s wife and children on set.
The actors talked about the behind-the-scenes of the film in an interview with the British program ‘Zoe Ball Breakfast Show’, according to the website. Subway. Asked what it’s like to kiss a close friend on camera, Clooney joked: “It depends on the friend.”
“You never had a problem kissing Brad [Pitt]”, replied Roberts, good-naturedly.
“It’s kind of goofy; kissing someone who isn’t your partner is weird,” the actress added in the chat.
It was then that Clooney shared the shame he felt for recording the moment of intimacy with his friend in front of Amal Clooney, with whom he has been married since 2014, and their twin children, Alexander and Ella, five years old. “My wife and kids came to the set the day we were doing this,” he recalled. “You know, ‘take the kids away. They can do anything but watch daddy kiss [a Julia]'”.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Clooney and Julia even revealed that their kiss scene took several tries to work out. “I said to my wife, ‘We need 80 takes.’ And she was like, ‘What the hell?'” the ‘Gravity’ star said.
In that same conversation, Roberts also said that Clooney and his wife saved her from “complete loneliness and despair” during the filming of ‘A Ticket to Paradise’ in Australia. “We were in a ‘bubble’. [por causa da pandemia], and it’s the longest I’ve ever been away from my family. I don’t think I’ve spent that much time alone since I was 25,” she explained.
“When we got to Australia and we were all quarantined, I was kind of crazy. I remember around the 11th [das gravações], I was like, ‘Who am I? Where am I? What is this room I never leave?’ It’s a funny thing. I really hadn’t anticipated all of this,” added the Oscar winner.
‘Ticket to Paradise’ is showing in Brazilian cinemas. See the trailer below: