Joanna Lumley Compares Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio To Smooching 'Someone In A Dentist's Waiting Room'

The 71-year-old actress has broken our hearts by admitting she didn't have that much fun kissing actor Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.

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It's a well known fact in Hollywood that kissing and sex scenes are some of the most cringe-inducing moments of an actor's career, amid a lot of hilarity, tears, vodka and the occasional accidental erection (we're looking at you, Henry Cavill).

However, while the likes of actress Diane Keaton might recently have called on-screen romances 'the greatest' ('Think of all the men you get to kiss and you don't have to pay the price), British star Joanna Lumley begs to differ.

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Even if it means locking lips with everyone's Nineties film crush, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Speaking at a recent dinner for the Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope charity, the 71-year-old Absolutely Fabulous actress revealed she had a lot of practice when it came to puckering up with DiCaprio during filming for the pair's film, The Wolf of Wall Street.

'I did kiss Leonardo DiCaprio, about 15 times in fact,' she revealed, according to The Telegraph.

However, it sounds like the experience wasn't as dream-worthy as you might imagine it to be.

'I'll let you into a secret. It's actually no fun kissing actors, no fun at all. There are so many takes and you both have to chew so much chewing gum. It's like kissing someone in a dentist's waiting room,' she added.

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The revelation comes a year after she admitted the pair both had 'a lot of peppermints' so they were 'clean like a surgery', on the Graham Norton Show.

Be that as it may, it sounds like DiCaprio was over-joyed to have the opportunity to kiss the former model, having once praised her as 'an incredibly beautiful, charming woman' following filming, and admitted to have gotten carried away flirting with her in the scene where his character, Jordan Belfort, attempts to sweet talk her into hiding his money in Swiss bank accounts.

In 2014, the Titanic star told the Evening Standard: 'We decided on those make-out sessions that we have quite spontaneously and she rolled with it. I loved that flirting scene we had together.'

We'll happily be your understudy next time if you ever have the misfortune of kissing DiCaprio again, Joanna.

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