Mexican actress Salma Hayek has revealed how she wanted to use a double for the kissing scene with Kevin James in their new movie Here Comes the Boom. Salma claims that the two of them are such good friends that she felt weird about kissing him, although she did admit that he was a good kisser.
Hayek told OK! Magazine, “I did want a double for the kissing scene because I'm really good friends with his wife and children. I've been kissing people on the screen all the time, but we're actually really good friends and the kids are good friends. It's the kid thing. By the way, it was really weird because he's actually a very good kisser! It was not a real kiss. It was through a fence. Nobody opened their mouth. But he does have good lips.”
Salma added that she was impressed with how quickly Kevin managed to pick up Spanish on the set of the movie. She added, “He's good, he's a fast learner. Supermercado, chilli con carne, quesadillas. But you know, when we were doing the movie, he was eating no carne - only lettuce and green stuff. It was horrible.”
As well as starring Salma Hayek and Kevin James, Here Comes the Boom also features Henry Winkler and Joe Rogan. The movie was directed by Frank Coraci and has currently made close to $50m worldwide.