Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel has revealed how he always worries when he has a kissing scene in one of his movies, as he fears that he may get an erection. Dev has a kissing scene in his latest movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and claims that, while he does have the initial erection fears, once the scene arrives he is always too focussed on getting the shot right.
Patel explained, "F**k there was a kissing scene in this! There's just one. We had a nearly sex scene but then that didn't happen. It's just, it's really weird, because you're so nervous beforehand and you're like, 'S**t what if I get an erection? What do I do? Shall I punch myself in the balls?'
He added, "Then you get on set and it's just like another stage direction. You just don't wanna miss the camera! It's really hard to kiss on camera because you move your head and you are covering her face and it looks weird. It's very strange." Dev Patel stars alongside Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Judi Dench in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which is set to be released on February 24 in the UK and May 4 in the US.