Vardalos hadn’t acted in any movies before.

“‘I’m really nervous about everyone seeing it, and could you just—could you just kiss me right now and let’s just get it over with?'” She recalled saying to him: 20/20. He said, “Right then?” And I go, ‘Yeah, just kiss me right now.’ He responds, “OK.” He just kissed my cheeks right now. It was so easy. The filming was completed four hours later. It was very easy. “I wasn’t ashamed.”

These are could have wanted to give the rest of the crew a heads-up that they were rehearsing because, Vardalos added, “We found out years later that the hair artist on the movie had come out of the makeup trailer at that moment, seen us kissing, and went, ‘Oh, they’re having an affair.'”

Meanwhile, Vardalos insisted to Bobbie Wygant in 2002 that Gomez had never seen her kiss Corbett, not on set and not even onscreen. She explained that they would only watch the movie together, and she would squeeze Corbett’s hand if there was a kiss scene. He’d then close his eyes. He would then turn to her and say “and then, he always turns towards me and says [whispering]”That took a very long time.”