It’s hard not to cry when seeing the iconic kiss in the 1999 movie Never Been Kissed starring Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan. Vartan thinks that he felt a little more than simply emotion as they were filming the scene.
The scene has become a standard in rom-coms. Barrymore plays journalist Josie Geller, who decides to pretend to be a high school student in order to provide parents more information about their kids’ lives. Josie, who has never been in a committed relationship, falls in love with her instructor Sam (Vartan), which leads to a dramatic finale in which they share a passionate kiss on a baseball field’s pitcher’s mound.
Molly Shannon and David Arquette joined host Drew Barrymore, 46, for a cast reunion for the 1999 romantic comedy on Tuesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show. As Barrymore played a footage of the iconic kiss between Vartan, 52, and her at the end of the movie, he also ran up on stage.
As he stood there and said, “I’ve got to say I haven’t seen that clip in years,” the Alias actor was clearly moved.
The Alias star was visibly moved as he stood there, saying, “I’ve got to say I haven’t seen that clip in years.”
“This movie has had a significant role in my life.” Never Been Kissed is always the phrase that gets me stopped.
When 46-year-old Barrymore asked him whether he had any specific memories of filming, the 52-year-old Alias actor said he experienced a physical reaction that made him uneasy and talked about their passionate kissing scene.
“Yeah, there’s a story about the famous moment that very few people know about and I’m not sure I should,” he said, saying that even Barrymore was unaware of his situation at the time. I then walk over to the mound, we embrace, and you actually kissed me. You kissed me extremely hard, you know. I was a very young man back then, and I, um, had feelings. I was in no way prepared for that.
As he continued, “The feelings were, they just happened, and I very soon recognised I was in a very dangerous place because I was wearing very loose sort of like slacks and I thought, ‘This is going to be a nightmare when they cut, I must proactively end this.'” “So, in a fit of panic, I quickly yelled cut and said, “Oh guys, sorry, my back, I put my back out playing ball,” while bending over. Anyway, I retreated to my corner and eventually managed to gather myself; fortunately, the following sequences went off without a hitch. You have a great kissing voice.