Helen Hunt: Rainy Cast Away’s Kiss Was NOT Romantic | Entertainment
Helen Hunt says her kiss with Tom Hanks in “Cast Away” was far from romantic because of the artificial rain.
The 58-year-old actress played Kelly Frears, the former girlfriend of Hanks’ alter ego, 64, Chuck Noland, who is stranded on an uninhabited island for several years before escaping and returning to America. .
In the 2000 drama, the two characters are briefly reunited and share an intense kiss, but Helen admits it wasn’t romantic to film as they were both drenched in the falling water.
Appearing on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’, she revealed, “In order for rain to appear on the film, there must be droplets the size of a cup of coffee. For example, there must be that much rain.
“So we would have this huge romantic kiss. Cut off. And then down the aisle you would just hear squish, squish, squish, squish, squish.
On the show, Helen also discussed some of her other past films and admitted that she initially turned down the role of Dr. Jo Harding in “Twister” until Steven Spielberg personally asked her to star in the film. 1996 disaster.
She explained, “It seemed like the tornado was probably the star of this movie, and what good is the role?
“And then I was taken to a fancy lunch, where Steven Spielberg said, ‘Please do it’ and I said ‘OK!'”
Helen – who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance as the oppressed waitress Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy “As Good as It Gets” – recently admitted that she took a step back from Hollywood. for several years because she didn’t want her life to be consumed by acting.
She said: “It was weird after winning the Emmy and the Oscar at the same time, but I wanted to have a life. I was afraid of being sentenced to life in the industry, so I decided to take a step back from certain projects.
“People ask, ‘What happened? “, And I answer:” I don’t know, I didn’t stop for a second. “”