In my dating past, the two guys I had been most serious about happened to be actors which is purely coincidental seeing as though I had known the first one since we were 13 and he didn’t really have too much of an idea about where his career was headed. Luckily, I had dated both of these guys pretty early on in their careers so I didn’t have to really ensue any uncomfortable conversations about any make out scenes that they were going to be participating in.
Now yes, I know…I knoooooow, I know, I know, “it’s just work; just a part of the job”, and “it’s so uncomfortable, you have an entire crew watching you”. But still. You are STILL physically kissing, making out, passionately embracing another person! I mean, what if I said it just happened to be a part of my job to make out with this guest so they’d give me an interview. What if that was just part of the job? That’d be sexual harassment! But yet it’s not for an actor when they’re told that they have to smash face with another actor.
I know a lot of times there can be no physical attraction or chemistry between the two actors and it’s “their job” to act like there is…but couldn’t the same be said for the guy who’s so out of his mind drunk at the bar that he makes out with, to borrow a term from Jersey Shore, the “grenade” who happens to be there? [Read more…] about So…that’s just part of your job?