Selma Blair's prosthetic kiss

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 July 2008

Selma Blair's prosthetic kiss

Selma Blair enjoyed kissing Ron Perlman's prosthetic face in her new movie.

The actress - who plays Liz Sherman in superhero sequel 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' opposite Ron as the eponymous hero - loved the romantic scenes which saw her locking lips with Ron's plastic and make-up covered face.

She said: "The first time I had to do a scene like that with Ron I did not know if I could touch him, if it would ruin the make-up. I had never worked with a prosthetic love interest before. So I did not know how I would touch him, if it would make a sound, if it would sound like a balloon. I had no idea.

"But after that it felt completely natural and normal and I completely forgot that I was talking to a man in make-up. It felt completely real. I actually really enjoyed it."

Selma also admitted that she founds some scenes more difficult to shoot than her co-stars because she was the only character to "have a face".

She explained: "I didn't realise I was the only human until we were halfway through the movie and I was like, 'Wait a minute - I'm the only face here!'

"And I'm like, 'Where are you guys looking?' And everyone else says, 'Oh, it doesn't matter - no one can see our eyes…' And I said, 'Oh, my God, everyone can see my eyes, it really matters where I'm looking, what I'm doing, I have a face, I have a face ..." There was a moment of terror, like "Oh my God, I'm going to c**p all over this movie - I'm going to be the mess.' "

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