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The (really) weird reason Charlie Hunnam hates kissing actresses on screen

"I don’t want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life.”

By Mahalia Chang
Charlie Hunnam.

It's not like we spend a whole lot of time thinking about kissing Charlie Hunnam on his beautiful, beautiful face (👀), but we're still somewhat disappointed to learn that it's a total no-go.

Charlie opened up to ELLE US about his kissing habits, revealing that due to his germaphobe status, he hates kissing people who aren't his girlfriend.

Speaking about why he finds sex scenes so uncomfortable, Charlie said: "Because I'm in a very committed relationship, and I'm also cognizant that it's not my girlfriend's favourite part of my job. It's a delicate balance to strike — to be emotionally open enough to have an experience that feels honest between two people but also maintain that it's just for the film. It's not my favourite thing to do."

He adds: "I'm also a germophobe."

"I've been profoundly germophobic since I was a young child. I don't want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life," he elaborated. He has been with his girlfriend, Morgana McNelis, for more than 10 years.

Charlie and his girlfriend of 10 years, Morgana McNelis.
Charlie and his girlfriend of 10 years, Morgana McNelis.

The 36-year-old revealed his germophobia started when he was in primary school.

"When I was maybe eight or nine, there was a parasite from dogs in the north of England that, if you ingested it, could turn you blind," said the actor. "We had a thing in schools to educate the kids about the importance of hygiene, specifically around dogs, because we had a few kids who went blind. That horrified me. The point is, everyone thinks it's great to be an actor and get to kiss a bunch of beautiful actresses in films, but I actually hate it."

Nice! There goes our weekend plans.

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