You People actor Andrew Schulz is claiming that a kiss between Jonah Hill and Lauren London is completely CGI.
Netflix’s You People hasn’t garnered the strongest reviews overall, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t discussion going on surrounding the rom-com. The focus of the conversation surrounds a kiss between stars Jonah Hill and Lauren London…or should we say alleged kiss, as You People appears to have digitally manipulated it to only make it appear that Hill and London smooched.
According to You People supporter Andrew Schulz, the kiss between Hill and London at the end of the movie wasn’t real at all, but computer-generated. “The final scene, they don’t even kiss. It’s CGI! Swear to God.” Schulz recalled the filming of the scene. “I’m there, I’m watching the wedding and I see them go in for the first and their faces stop like this far,” he said, gesturing his hands less than a foot apart. “And I’m like, I wonder how they gonna play that in the movie…They’re probably just gonna cut right there. But…you can see their faces come close and then you can see their faces morph a little bit into a fake kiss.”
You can watch the interview with Schulz and the “kiss” in question below:
While no major drama from the making of You People has leaked–like, say, Jonah Hill and Lauren London butting heads enough to not touch lips–the CGI does seem so obvious now, making it appear as if London actually becomes a part of Hill. Maybe the filmmakers wanted to physically show that the two had literally become one during their wedding ceremony? OK, probably not…That the kiss is partly obscured by falling petals also lends to its artificiality.
Our own Alex Maidy gave You People a 7/10, saying the “chemistry between Hill and London is easy-going, and you absolutely buy the pair as a couple. Their scenes are amongst the cutest in the whole movie.” Seems like the phony kiss in You People got past even the best of us!
You People’s official plot synopsis: “When a rideshare mix-up in LA brings Ezra Cohen (Hill) and Amira Mohammed (London) together, the two find themselves connecting over a shared love of streetwear and music. As they fall in love, their relationship is tested by their respective families: Ezra’s progressive and semi-woke parents (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny) and Amira’s unyielding yet concerned parents (Eddie Murphy and Nia Long) who inject themselves into their lives mercilessly.”
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