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Ben Affleck's kissing scene with Matt Damon was cut from The Last Duel.

The 49-year-old actor plays French nobleman Count Pierre d’Alençon in the historical drama alongside Matt Damon as French knight Jean de Carrouge and the pair were due to lock lips in a ceremony scene.

He said: "In the original actual version of that scene — the way that ceremony actually took place was that you kissed everybody on the mouth. And we had that in the script. That would’ve been our first on-screen kiss."

The pair were speaking to Entertainment Tonight when Ben chimed in: "It’s going to have to wait."

The scene was ultimately cut before filming, a decision made by director Ridley Scott.

Ben, who also wrote the script with Matt and Nicole Holofcener said: "Ridley thought it would be distracting, and his instincts are pretty good."

His co-star was quick to agree, noting that the characters "hated" each other so a kiss would be unrealistic.

Matt also went on to reveal a moment in the film — which was based on a true story — that was borne out of sheer improvisation.

He said: "Yeah, the two characters really hate each other and that was really fun. In fact, the scene where I kneel before him, Ben just improvised this thing where I started to say my line and he just interrupted me and goes, ‘Closer.’ And I have to kind of get up and kneel again in front of him. And that was just — he just did that and just kind of blurted that out, and it wasn’t in the script."

The Last Duel (R21) opens in Singapore cinemas this Thursday (Oct 14). — BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos


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