Juliette Lewis was delighted when she learned that she had to kiss Robert De Niro in thriller Cape Fear, but her teenage crush turned into an obsession shortly before their intimate scene.
The then 18-year-old Lewis admits the kissing scene was so special because De Niro was so professional and caring.
She recalls, “I was like, ‘Should I use mouthwash? No, because then he’d know that I care.’ I wanted to be, ‘Oh, it’s cool, he’s going to kiss me, whatever. Hadn’t even thought about it.’ But I was a wreck.
"I walked on the set and I smelled this minty fresh aroma coming from Mr De Niro and it dawned on me that that’s professionalism. It was a lovely experience. Whenever I get down I can always say to myself, ‘I’ve kissed De Niro.’"