Bruce Willis said he had a great time filming RED 2, just not enough to want to kiss co-star John Malkovich.
In the sequel to the 2010 action/comedy film, Willis reprises his role as black-ops agent Frank Moses alongside an all-star cast that includes Mary-Louise Parker and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The script called for Bruce Willis to have a few love scenes, which he carefully explained to his wife Emma Heming to ensure there was no jealousy.
“I will say, ‘Look honey, it’s right here in the script. It says, ‘Now Bruce kisses Mary-Louise Parker. Now Bruce kisses Catherine Zeta-Jones,’ ” he told the Chicago Sun-Times.
But even if Emma was fine with the love scenes in RED 2, there was one in the script that Bruce himself wasn’t too comfortable with.
“They were trying to get me to kiss John Malkovich in this film because he is in a dress, but I said no because I wasn’t feeling it.”
Regardless of the man-on-man kissing scene, Bruce said he was excited to get working on the sequel to the surprise hit.
“I was a little more confused filming the first RED because it felt like we were trying to do so many things at the same time,” Willis said. “There was comedy, action, and romance, but somehow it seemed to work out.”
Willis said he especially enjoyed working with Malkovich, even if they two didn’t get to kiss.
Y”ou never know what’s going to happen around Malkovich,” said Willis. “He made me laugh all the time, which is a very good thing on a movie like this.
“Sometimes, we would have to go again because we were breaking up so hard, but we all enjoyed ourselves. I would rush into work each day and never lolly gag because I wanted to be there.”
Though RED 2 is only being released now, the franchise already looks like it will continue on into the future. A third installment is in pre-production as Bruce Willis reportedly considers another stint as Frank Moses. There is no word yet on whether he’ll be kissing John Malkovich in RED 3, however.