Actress Leslie Mann says that she was “looking forward” to kissing Game of Thrones hunk Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in upcoming comedy The Other Woman, but it didn’t go quite to plan.
“I’ve been married for 17 years so I was really excited. He’s really handsome,” Mann told RadioTimes.com.
But on the day, things heated up for the wrong reasons.
“The day came when I got to kiss him, and he kissed me and I broke out in hives. It was the craziest thing.
“They washed his face because they thought maybe it was his aftershave or something. He came back kissed me – hives again! I’m allergic to Nikolaj!”
Playing the cheating hubby in a film that boasts Cameron Diaz, singer Nicki Minaj and model Kate Upton among its female-heavy cast, one would think getting his hand chopped off in Game of Thrones would have been the easier gig for the actor. But Mann says, “I think [Nikolaj] was pretty comfortable with us”.
Of course, The GoT star isn’t the first Hollywood hottie that Mann has had the chance to kiss – not that she can always remember.
On whether kissing Zac Efron in teen hit 17 Again was better Mann asked, “Did I get to kiss Zac?” Reminding the actress her daughter had licked her face after the (apparently not so) memorable kiss, she laughed, “Right! Right… I don’t know. He was 20-years-old at the time, that would make me a creep.”
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