First stage kiss? (And a picture if available.)
If I’m not mistaken, the first stage kiss was with Laura Mahler in “Bye Bye Liver.” We didn’t open the show that way, but as the show evolved our character’s backstory became more fleshed-out.
However, in a lot of the short films I’ve done I’m often kissing my scene partners. Another perk of the job, I suppose. Which is all kind of ironic because for some reason I’m also extremely shy when it comes to kissing and get really nervous which leads to bloody noses (also mentioned here & here).
Thinking about it now, before my the first on-camera kiss the actress asked me if I’d ever done a kiss on-camera. I said “no” and she told me that it would be a closed-mouth kiss. However, the moment we started filming she rammed her tongue down my throat. No wonder I’m nervous when it comes to kissing, I had a tongue torpedo fired into my face!
According to all the laughs from the crew* on set that bloody nose was hilarious…
* = friends