James Gardiner has opened up on what it felt like kissing Tonto Dikeh for the first time on set.
Gardiner said he struggled to kiss the actress when he had a chance to shoot a movie with her because he had admired Tonto so much and mostly watched her movies on TV. So, when he was to kiss her on set, he became really nervous and had to be given a pep talk by the movie director.
He made the revelation during an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on the Delay Show, saying:
They told me to kiss Tonto Dikeh and I said how could I kiss her? She might get angry with me. I was so scared to kiss her.
My reluctance was not because I have not kissed a woman before, but it’s one thing to kiss a woman in your own space and another on the screens.
I mean, this is someone I used to watch on the TV and admire so much, so how can I kiss her just like that?
I was so scared that the director had to pull me to the side and talk to me, and she (Tonto Dikeh) was even getting annoyed because I was struggling to put myself together for the act.
Watch the video below starting from the 9:00 mark.