Nia Vardalos opened up to Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Monday, and the talk turned to kissing her on-screen husband John Corbett.
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Nia Vardalos admitted it was incredibly easy to kiss Corbett when production began on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, but it wasn’t that way at the beginning–back when My Big Fat Greek Wedding was filming. She explained to Kathie Lee and Hoda how she waited outside the makeup trailer for John Corbett one day, and took matters into her own hands–or lips, as it turned out. Nia Vardalos had never kissed anyone in a movie before.
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“‘Can you just kiss me right now and we’ll just get it over with, just by ourselves?'” she explained asking Corbett. “And he goes, ‘Sure.’ Kisses me right there, and I was like, melt. Got it over with and then I was embarrassed.”
Their kiss wasn’t as private as she planned, however.
“The man who does our hair had opened the door of the hair and makeup trailer and seen us and went, ‘They’re having an affair!'” she said.
Nia Vardalos went on to explain that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 features not only romantic scenes, but fabulous lines from its many female characters.
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“It was as my personal goal to write very, very strong roles for the women because we are an under-served gender in Hollywood,” she said.
Fans can check out Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, and their later-in-life kissing scenes when My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 hits theaters nationwide on March 25.