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There was more to Martine McCutcheon and Hugh Grant’s Love Actually kiss than we ever knew!

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
December 16, 2016
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Martine McCutcheon opened up about THAT passionate kiss with Hugh Grant during the iconic airport scene in Love Actually. The star cheekily revealed that not only did the smooch take 12 takes to get right, it even involved tongues!

Chatting on ITV's Loose Women, the actress said: "It was our first scene that we filmed. It was lovely because it set the tone for the rest of the film." Answering Katie Price, who said: "You're lucky because you kissed Hugh Grant on the lips," Martine joked: "It took my 12 takes. We were asked to [use tongues]. Of course I did, I've got to do my job Katie!"

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Martine opened up about her smooch with Hugh

In the film which was released in 2003, Martine plays Natalie, a junior member of the household staff at 10 Downing street who falls in love with Hugh's character David, the newly elected Prime Minister.  The couple go through trials and tribulations before David declares his love for Natalie in front of a school nativity play. The star admitted she was still a huge fan of the Notting Hill actor, saying: "I love my Hugh. He could be ten stone bigger than that and I still wouldn't kick him out of bed. I think he looks amazing."


The 40-year-old has previously chatted about kissing the star, admitting that she didn't think he would be a good kisser. During an appearance of Loose Women back in July, she said: "I won't be mysterious, he was fabulous. I'm not going to lie. At first he was polite and I thought posh boys aren't very good kissers... but then when [director] Richard Curtis said to him go for it – oh did he!"

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