Kissing Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau brought me out in hives

Star of The Other Woman Leslie Mann jokes she’s “allergic” to the hunk

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

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.”

The Other Woman is in cinemas from 23 April