Actor James Gardiner has detailed his first ever kiss as an actor on YFM‘s Dryve of Ur Lyfe. “On my first audition, I had to kiss this mix race girl.” James told J.O.E.L.
“After that, I was like I can really do this work. That was my very first audition. I was playing the character of a guy smooth talking a lady who was playing hard to get and after a while she accepts.
That audition went well and after that I got three scripts. May be I did something right from the jump so I was right.
“I don’t know if she liked the kiss because I never met her afterwards.” He remembers one rather nervous situation early in his career when he had to kiss pretty Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, in a movie production.
“My best kiss was actually Tonto Dikeh and that was my second set and I was surprised because this was someone I was watching on TV every time fantasizing about and the next minute I had a role and we were going to be playing a romantic scene. Not just one or two. It was just running through.
“Initially, I didn’t know how to approach her, whether I should hold her back, waist or shoulder. So the director got the vibe and pulled me to the side and said “you have to make it look professional. We are paying you both and you have to give it to us so go and make us proud”. From then I made them proud and that was my first kissing role.
“I have done a few but I can really choose the best because when I’m in it with all the emotions and more you can’t tell which is good because I’m working.”