Why Amy Adams Didn't Like Kissing Henry Cavill

Amy Adams is one of the most gifted actors of her generation, and yes, she's also locked lips on-screen on multiple occasions. One of her most memorable on-screen smooches was with funnyman Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." While appearing on "Rachel Ray" in 2007, Adams was asked if Ferrell was a good kisser. "He's a fantastic kisser!" Adams responded (via People). "I was not expecting that." Adams also admitted that it was surreal kissing Leonardo DiCaprio in "Catch Me If You Can" because she had "fantasies about him from 'Titanic.'" 

DiCaprio is not the only A-lister Adams admired before sharing an on-screen lip-lock. Before working with Henry Cavill on "Man of Steel," she admitted to the Superman cape-wearer that her entire family admired his physique. "I objectified poor Henry," she told Marie Claire UK in 2016. "I had to apologi[z]e to him at one point," she told the outlet. "He's just so good to look at."

While visiting the set, Adams' daughter Aviana (who was a toddler at the time), created an awkward moment with Cavill. "And the first thing she did — She hates that I tell this story. She touched his booty when he wasn't looking," Adams revealed to Entertainment Tonight in 2016. Turns out, Adams' daughter was not the only one guilty of unprofessional contact. Find out about Adams' cringe-worthy moment with her co-star. 

Amy Adams was intimidated by Henry Cavill, and awkwardness ensued

Portraying Lois Lane and Clark Kent over several films led to Amy Adams and Henry Cavill developing a close bond. Cavill also kept in incredible shape to play the "Man of Steel," and Adams would tease the actor when scenes called for him to be shirtless. "In between shots it was like, 'Put on a robe please, and make everyone feel less bad about themselves!" she told Marie Claire UK

In fact, Cavill's chiseled frame made Adams feel slightly insecure. "He's one of those men. I don't know why him shirtless makes me have low self-esteem but that's exactly what it did," she said on "Good Morning America" (via ABC News). The "Arrival" star tried to keep pace with her co-star's fitness but gave up after two weeks. "I was like, 'I'm never going to keep up with Henry.' But I tried," she added.

Adams' envy of Cavill's fit figure led to a particularly awkward encounter while filming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." Apparently, Adams lost her composure during one take. "Henry had to take his shirt off and I didn't know what to do," she said while appearing on "The Project" in 2016. "I'm just sitting there and he looks like that and I kissed his belly," Adams confessed (via the Daily Mail). Once again, the actor felt compelled to apologize to her co-star and friend. "It was the weirdest [thing] ... I was mortified," Adams said. 

Another Henry Cavill love scene, however, takes the cake

While filming "American Hustle," Amy Adams had another spur-of-the-moment reaction to a co-star. Her Sydney Prosser character locked lips with Jennifer Lawrence's Rosalyn Rosenfield, but apparently, that was not originally in the script. "I really want to tell her something and I thought, 'What's the craziest thing she could have done to me?'" she recalled on "Chelsea Lately" in 2014. "I thought she should kiss me," Adams decided (via the Daily News).

Even the most skilled actors can have difficulty staying composed while filming these intimate scenes. Henry Cavill spoke to Men's Journal about staying in character while being nude on camera. "It's actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people," he told the publication. "The actual physicality is very uncomfortable," Cavill added.

Reflecting on his numerous intimate on-camera encounters, Cavill admitted to getting, well, excited during one particular shoot. "It's only happened to me once ... and it was very embarrassing," he told Men's Journal. Apparently, a female co-star had to straddle Cavill for the scene. "It's not great when you're in a professional acting environment and somebody gets [Cavill used another word here but let's just say 'an arousal'], is it? No, not acceptable," the actor said.