Daniel Kaluuya reveals the secret code actors use in kissing scenes if they fancy their co-star
It's one of the many questions that a lot of us have when it comes to watching movies; what is it like doing those raunchy scenes? In recent times, we've seen Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson from the 'Fifty Shades' series open up about the rather unsexy ways in which their scenes are shot, with Johnson admitting that it can be quite hard to mentally prepare for the scenes.
"Most of [our preparation] is just really figuring out exactly how were are going to accomplish the scene beforehand—so that there's not a lot of waiting around while we're both vulnerable.
"But, if something is very, very difficult, it's sometimes necessary to have a shot of something strong beforehand.”
The star also opened up about the methods which are used to make the actors look like they are fully nude. As anyone who has watched Fifty Shades will tell you, a lot of the film is based on its extreme sex scenes, which are meant to set blood racing and eyebrows raising. However, while the scenes may look raunchy and sultry, the reality is much different with Dornan admitting that he has to wear a 'c**k-sock' and Johnson revealing that she adorns a stick-on thong.
"Oh yeah, Jamie's little pouch. It's super not glamorous—it's really unsexy. He wore that, and I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It's not glue, but it's sticky.
"They're, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it's only sticky at the top, it's not sticky the whole way. It would also come off because the adhesive would wear out, so then they would superglue it to my body so that it wouldn't fall off. And I would wear two of them."
Now, in light of the recent trend in exposing movie secrets, guests on The Graham Norton Show, Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Alicia Vikander and Daniel Kaluuya have spilt the beans on the codes that actors use when performing those awkward make-out scenes.
According to Robbie, actors don't use tongues when shooting the kissing scenes, something which Kaluuya wasn't aware of until later in his career.
"I didn't know that," Kaluuya exclaimed, "apparently it's bad etiquette to put your tongue in."
While Robbie, Janney and Vikander all burst out laughing at the Londoner's claims, the actor continued:
"I didn't know that. I was just doing it because I thought, 'We're keeping it real'.
"And then someone said, apparently if you fancy them, you put your tongue in. That's what someone told me and I was like, oh shit."
Once she had managed to compose herself, Robbie revealed that someone had thankfully let her know about the rule early in her career.
"Someone told me early on, thankfully, 'Don't stress about it, but no tongue.' And I was like, 'Oh, got it.' I always say that to other people, like 'Yeah it's all cool, but no tongue,'" she revealed.
The stars also revealed that the rules when it comes to kissing differ in the UK and America. According to the actors, people in America pass out breath mints before kissing, something which isn't common in the UK or Australia.
“Everyone’s so germaphobic in America,” Margot noted.
While Kaluuya has only just learnt the methods behind the kiss scenes, he's making more than a name for himself in the world of film. Having starred in the best films of the past two years (Get Out and Black Panther), we'll no doubt be seeing more of him, and his awkward kissing scenes, over the coming years.