How Armie Hammer Really Felt Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio

One of Hollywood’s most in-demand leading actors, Leonardo DiCaprio has kissed a ton of fellow actors throughout his career. And as mere viewers, we can only assume he’s an amazing kisser. But Maggie Smith, who was caught on camera kissing with DiCaprio at the 2016 BAFTA Film Awards, told NPR that being on the receiving end of a kiss from the Titanic star was “a thrill for me.” A real thrill.”

Meanwhile, Margot Robbie, who once starred with DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, admitted that exchanging kisses with him wasn’t as sexy as people thought. “All my girlfriends questioned me and said, ‘Is he a great kisser?’ I sat her down and I said, ‘I just know his kisses are amazing on screen,'” she told People. “Then they would get upset and say, ‘Tell me it was romantic and there were fireworks. ‘ There was none. You shoot in 17 hours and it’s just hot and sweaty.” Still, she said DiCaprio was just being nice to her during filming and she’s grateful he took her under his wing.

DiCaprio has a long list of actors he’s kissed with throughout his decades-long career, but did you know his first on-screen kiss was shared with a man? It was with none other than David Thewlis in the 1995 film Total Eclipse. Then, in 2012, DiCaprio shared a passionate on-screen hickey with another male actor – Armie Hammer.

Armie Hammer always hoped to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio

Armie Hammer starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “J. Edgar”. He played the role of Clyde Tolson, J. Edgar Hoover’s colleague and rumored longtime partner. The film required them to exchange kisses, and according to Hammer, it was a dream he didn’t know he had!

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“Yes, jealous?” Hammer joked when asked if he would actually kiss DiCaprio in the film (via E! News). He added that he never thought he’d get the chance to kiss DiCaprio, and joked that he probably always craved it. “No, but I’ve always hoped!” he said. “Somewhere, deep down, it was something I had always hoped for.”

During the actual filming of the kissing scene, he revealed some intimate details about what happened in a guest appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Andy Cohen asked him if he’d rather have punched or kissed DiCaprio, to which Hammer replied, “See, that’s hard because I usually like to do both!” He also said no tongue was involved, although he did admit that DiCaprio had soft lips. And funnily enough, when asked if he was turned on during filming, he confessed that he actually was.

Leonardo DiCaprio finds it ‘hard’ to kiss men

Leonardo DiCaprio appears to be a pro at kissing fellow actors regardless of gender, but he once revealed that he finds man-making particularly difficult. “I have no problem making a film about a romantic relationship with another man,” he said in a 1995 Movieline interview. “It’s just acting, you know what I mean? But as for kissing, that’s really hard for me, I’m not kidding. But I’ve faced the fact that I have to do it, and I’m going to do it because I said I loved the guy.”

And when he had to do it again years later, he seemed to have overcome his concerns, saying it was just part of the job. “Those are the things we do as actors — I was in the role,” he told The Mirror in 2012. “Clint was very clear and said, ‘I want you guys to beat each other up first, I want so much blood as possible, and I want you guys to grab each other like you’re going to kill each other – and then it will happen.’”

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As for his favorite kissing partner? It’s probably who you would hope it would be. “I’m going to go with Kate Winslet,” he said in a 2004 interview with Oprah Winfrey (via Far Out Magazine). “Good old classic.”