Irish-American actor Neal McDonough isn’t down with smooching anyone other than his wife, which has often caused tension in his career. He reportedly isn’t “okay” with blurring the lines between reality and fiction, according to the Christian Examiner, and, therefore, he tries to separate the two as much as possible.
“Life is about honoring God and being the best human being you can be and giving praise to God in everything you do,” McDonough explained to the publication. “Killing people on screen — that’s fake. That’s not real. When you’re in bed with another woman on screen — guess what? That’s real. I don’t like that kind of stuff. Especially now with kids, I don’t want to have my kids say, ‘Hey, Dad, what are you doing with that lady on screen?'”
Though McDonough has every right to stick to his beliefs, that doesn’t mean they don’t come at a cost. According to the Daily Mail, the actor was fired for refusing to film love scenes in the show Scoundrels and was later replaced by David James Elliott — who had no problem being affectionate on camera.