During the filming of We Bought a Zoo, Matt Damon found himself in an unusual situation where he had to kiss Scarlett Johansson. This experience made him realize how difficult it can be to kiss someone under such circumstances and he described it as ‘hellish’.
Kissing scenes in movies add to the plot and are visually pleasing, but many have humorous behind-the-scenes stories. An incident involving Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon during the filming of We Bought A Zoo is a prime example. The romantic comedy features Damon as a widowed father who purchases an old zoo, with Johansson playing one of the caretakers who he falls for. During a kissing scene between the two actors, Damon played a prank on Johansson by revealing that he could taste onion on her breath. The prank was executed after they had lunch, following a shot that ended with the kiss. Despite thinking that the scene was over, Damon’s prank made for a memorable moment on set.
During a recent interview, Matt Damon shared a funny anecdote about filming a kissing scene with Scarlett Johansson. After taking a lunch break, they had planned to shoot some close-up shots which required them to kiss again. However, Scarlett was caught off guard as she didn’t realize they would have to redo the kissing scene. To make matters worse, she had just eaten an onion sandwich, causing her to panic and exclaim, “Oh s*it!” Matt jokingly teased her about her onion breath, although he admitted that he couldn’t actually smell it and joked that her breath actually smelled like roses.