Gerard Butler reveals who is a better kisser out of Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie
When we go to the movies, it's very easy to forget about all the work that went into making the film in front of us. We know, of course, that the events we're watching aren't real, and that everything was carefully scripted by writers, relayed by actors, and organized by directors and producers - but that's not what we're thinking about at the time.
Later on, however, we might look back and think, "hey, I wonder how they shot that dangerous stunt," or, "it probably took a lot of takes in order to get that right". But have you ever stopped to realize that a lot of actors have to make out with their co-stars, probably at least a dozen times, in order to make the on-screen romance look convincing?
Yes, while you're sat at home watching your Hollywood crush on Netflix, some other lucky actor gets to lock lips with them - and get paid to do it! But, even though it's not truly the real deal, it seems that some actors take note of who's got the best smooching skills.
And not all of them keep that information to themselves.
Gerard Butler, the British actor famous for his roles in 300 and The Phantom of the Opera, has had his fair share of on-screen romances. So, of course, the more curious amongst us are itching to know which - if any - actresses stood out as better kissers compared to others.
Thankfully, someone finally asked the question for us.
On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the show's host decided to mess with Butler a little bit by playing "Plead the Fifth" - a game in which a star is asked three questions, and is only allowed to plead the fifth to one of them.
For the first question, Cohen asked Butler which film he had done just for the paycheck. Not wanting to upset any of his former (or maybe even current) employers, the Olympus Has Fallen actor decided to take a risk and plead the fifth on his very first question.
So, of course, Cohen upped the ante with his second question: "You have kissed both Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston on-screen," he said. "Who is the better kisser?"
Butler immediately recoiled, saying, "Oh, no" as he realized what he'd done.
50 Cent, who had starred alongside Butler in Den of Thieves and was also a guest on the show, pressed the actor further, saying, "Now, we need to know this."
The pair watched Butler squirm for a few more seconds before he finally relented, and blurted out: "Jennifer Aniston." He then continued: "I'm just going, you know, I'm just taking you by surprise."
Honestly, that answer really did surprise me - I felt for sure it'd be Jolie. After all, she is famous for her lips.
This answer probably made Aniston feel pretty smug, too, especially as Brad Pitt famously left her for Jolie after the couple worked together on Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
So thanks, Gerard, for spilling the beans - and condolences to Angelina for missing out on the title of best kisser.