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Why Eva Mendes Struggled To Kiss Will Smith

Will Smith on the red carpet at an event in February 2015 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic


Why Eva Mendes Struggled To Kiss Will Smith


One of the actors that makes the job appear easy is Will Smith. He has a certain skill set that has enabled him to apparently fit into a variety of jobs with ease. But, predictably, there are difficulties sometimes.

The fact that so many people are intimidated by Will Smith because he is such a great celebrity must be a pain for him on top of the pressures of dealing with the press. One of Smith’s previous co-stars, for instance, recently acknowledged that she found it difficult to kiss him when it came time for their characters to make out on camera.

In the 2005 romantic comedy Hitch, Smith plays Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, a dating expert who assists naive customers in attracting their ideal spouses. When Hitch first meets and begins to fall for gossip reporter Sara Melas (Mendes), none of his typical advice for helping people discover true love seems to be working.

Will Smith and Eva Mendes on the set of ‘Hitch’ in June 2004 in New York City | Ian Wingfield/Getty Images

With mixed initial reviews and nearly $300 million in box office revenue, Hitch was a box office success, with many reviewers applauding Smith’s performance.

When Hitch was released, The Oprah Winfrey Show included interviews with the movie’s actors. Mendes said that she was quite anxious before she had to kiss Smith on camera during the subsequent chat.

Before shooting the scene, Eva Mendes chose to eat one of her favorite comfort foods in an effort to defuse the tension. Unfortunately, Mendes’ meal of choice was a tuna fish sandwich stuffed with additional onions and Doritos, which she referred to as a “stank breath special.”

Smith apparently found the scent of the sandwich repulsive. She said that they were only able to pull off the shoot after Mendes ate a few Altoids.

“I never asked you. How was it?”  Mendes asked Smith to which he responded,  “It was absolutely wonderful.”



Eva Mendes and Will Smith are both successful and well-known actors in Hollywood. However, their careers have taken different paths and have been marked by different achievements and successes.

Mendes, who was born in Miami, Florida, began her acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in television shows and films such as ER and Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.

She rose to prominence for her role in the 2002 film 2 Fast 2 Furious, and went on to star in a number of other successful films, including Hitch, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Training Day.

In addition to her acting career, Mendes has also ventured into other areas of the entertainment industry.

She has designed a clothing line for New York & Company, and has released a home decor collection for Walmart. She has also been involved in various charitable and activist causes, including supporting cancer research and promoting education and literacy.

Smith, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began his acting career in the 1980s, appearing in television shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and films such as Six Degrees of Separation.

He rose to fame for his role in the 1996 film Independence Day, and went on to star in a number of other successful films, including Men in Black, Bad Boys, and I Am Legend.

In addition to his acting career, Smith has also ventured into other areas of the entertainment industry.

He has released several successful albums and has had a successful music career, with several of his songs reaching the top of the Billboard charts.

He has also produced and starred in a number of television shows and films, and has won multiple awards for his work.


Will Smith Played Wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s S=x Scene In Front Of His Grandma



The American actor Will Smith once played one of Jada Pinkett Smith’s intimate scenes for his grandmother shortly before she was scheduled to meet his family. His wife still doesn’t find the incident amusing 27 years later.

The actor, who has been wed to Pinkett Smith since 1997, shared the amusing incident while promoting his new movie King Richard, in which he plays the father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, during an interview on the Graham Norton Show.

According to excerpts from the episode that Insider has received, Will said that his grandma was unaware of Jada’s illustrious acting career before the encounter.

Will said, “I was raised in a very religious household. And my grandmother Gigi is all the way down with Jesus. Because she didn’t know who Jada was, I put on a movie of hers and worked out that by the time Jada arrived my grandmother would be watching the love scene.”

“When she walked in, my grandmother was in the middle of the scene and she looked up and said to Jada, ‘When I was growing up people didn’t have to take their clothes off to make a movie’.”

Jada “took him aside later that night,” according to Will, and inquired as to his motivations for pulling the prank.

“I said, ‘I promise you it’s funny, maybe not now, but one day this is going to provide us with years of joy.’ We have been together for 27 years and she literally hasn’t chuckled once!”  Will said on the program.

Despite this embarrassing interaction, Will has always been upfront about his personal bond with his grandma and how she has influenced his career.

Will wrote a touching Instagram tribute to his grandma in 2018 in which he described how she had handled the discovery of a book of his self-penned songs that included profanities.

“She found my rap book and she never said anything to me but she wrote in the back of it ‘Dear Willard, truly intelligent people do not have to use words like this to express themselves. Please show the world that you’re as smart as we think you are. Love Gigi,’” he said.

Will most recently disclosed that his daughter Willow and his grandma Gigi are the only two ladies in his life that he thinks he hasn’t “failed.”

The 53-year-old actor recently said that he feels as if he has “failed every woman” with whom he has interacted.

Will Smith stated: “I want to tell the truth. I want to let people have it. I’ve carried, most of life, the sense of failing every woman I interact with. I haven’t talked about that publicly.”

Smith’s presence on the talk program follows the publication of his autobiography Will.

The actor makes a number of open confessions in the book, including the fact that he had so much “rampant s=x” after a traumatic breakup that it caused him to have a “psychosomatic reaction” to orgasms.


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