There are probably tons of people out there who would’ve jumped at the opportunity to lock lips with Julia Roberts for her 1993 film The Pelican Brief. After all, the timeless beauty hasn’t been named the world’s most beautiful woman five times for no reason. However, Denzel Washington apparently had no interest in smooching Roberts, so he opted out of a kissing scene he had with the actress.
Washington reportedly decided not to film the scene with Roberts because he simply didn’t want to play into Hollywood’s unfair ideals of beauty. Considering his fan base largely consists of black women — who are unfortunately often seen as the “least undesirable” social group, as gathered by Metro — his insistence to nix the scene was praised among many. Allison Samuels, a reporter for Newsweek, talked about Washington’s decision in her 2007 book, Off the Record. She reported the actor as saying, “Black women are not often seen as objects of desire on film. And they have always been my core audience.”
Candace Cameron Bure
You might have enjoyed seeing DJ, played by Candace Cameron Bure, go back and forth in her love triangle with Steve and Matt on the Full House revival, Fuller House, but the actress completely hated it. In fact, she’s not into being intimate with anyone who isn’t her real-life spouse. The reason? Well, apparently, she’s a devout Christian and doesn’t believe in doing anything too risqué on camera.
In 2017, she told Us Weekly, “Sometimes I’m doing my Hallmark movies and we’ve got a new guy in each movie. I’m getting more uncomfortable with it the older I’m getting. I’m like, ‘I don’t want to keep doing this!'”
Of course, acting pays her bills and kissing scenes can come with the territory, but she also told Us Weekly that her husband barely comes to set to watch her film because it apparently bothers him, too. She continued, “He actually doesn’t watch anything that I do for that very reason. Because it is uncomfortable and I totally understand and respect it.”