Kiss Scenes That Were Never Meant To Happen (And Some That We Were All Waiting For)

On our favorite TV shows and movies, it’s always the scene with the “big kiss” that changes everything. Whether it solidifies two characters’ relationship with each other or just makes the plot thicken, you would think that these kisses were written into the script – but that isn’t always the case. From The Office to Stranger Things, there have been on-screen kisses that weren’t technically supposed to happen. But ever since they did, there was no going back. Here are some of the most memorable kiss scenes that were a surprise to those on the receiving end!

Top Gun (1986)

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In Top Gun, Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Charlie (Kelly McGillis) face off in the street, with Charlie telling Maverick that she doesn’t want anyone to find out about her feelings for him. At that point the inevitable happens, and Maverick kisses Charlie.

This, apparently, wasn’t supposed to happen and in the script the conversation went on. But sources say that Cruise actually forgot his line in that moment, so instead, he just kissed McGillis. Director Tony Scott liked the direction that scene took so much, that he ended up leaving it in the film.

Tom Cruise may have surprised Kelly McGillis, but years later, it would be Cruise who’d receive the surprise peck!