Matt Damon, the renowned actor, recently shared a humorous and unforgettable experience he had while filming a kissing scene with Scarlett Johansson during the making of their movie “We Bought a Zoo” in 2011. The anecdote came to light during a discussion with his co-star Emily Blunt on LADBible TV’s Agree to Disagree.
The conversation initially revolved around the acceptability of telling someone they have bad breath, to which both actors agreed that it should be addressed delicately. This led to a producer prompting the discussion about bad breath during intimate scenes, which prompted Matt to share his amusing story.
Matt revealed that he had to kiss Scarlett in the film, and he humorously expressed how terrible the experience was for him. He explained that they had filmed a shot before lunch that ended in a kiss, and it went really well. However, after their lunch break, when they resumed shooting the kissing scene, Scarlett confessed that she had eaten an onion sandwich for lunch. Both Matt and Scarlett thought the kissing scene was over, but it turned out they had to redo it after the lunch break.
With the camera set up for a tight shot of the kiss, Scarlett realized her breath wasn’t as fresh as she would have liked, exclaiming, “Oh s**t. I literally just had an onion sandwich. I thought we did this,” Matt teasingly remarked to Scarlett about her breath. However, he was quick to clarify that her breath typically smells like roses.
Despite the onion sandwich mishap, Matt fondly spoke of Scarlett and emphasized that she typically smells great. The funny incident added a unique touch to their on-screen chemistry and became an unforgettable moment in their filmmaking journey.
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, who are currently promoting the Christopher Nolan-directed drama “Oppenheimer,” have been collaborating and conducting press work together. Their friendship goes back a long way, as Matt is close friends with Emily’s husband, John Krasinski.
In a CNN interview with Chris Wallace, Matt shared how he once had to decline a part due to contractual obligations to the Bourne franchise, which John playfully remarked would not have changed much in Matt’s life, except they might be having that conversation in space.
The behind-the-scenes stories shared by actors like Matt Damon add a human touch to the glamorous world of Hollywood and show that even celebrities have their fair share of amusing and unforgettable experiences on set. The onion sandwich incident will undoubtedly be a cherished memory in the lives of both Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.