Here are five uncomfortable examples of chemistry between two actors that clearly was NOT meant to be part of the plot:
5. The Hunger Games: Katniss and Cinna
In what should be comforting moments between a girl who is about to face certain death and her stylist, weird sexual chemistry heats up the screen. That was definitely NOT in the books.
4. The Santa Clause: Scott Calvin and Judy the Elf
Scott: 1200 years?
Little Elf Judy: Yeah.
Scott: You know, you look pretty good for your age.
Little Elf Judy: Thanks, but I'm seeing someone in wrapping.
This opening exchange is supposed to just be a throwaway joke, but weirdly sets the scene for a grown man who is hitting on someone with the body of a child, or an immortal being who is pretty receptive to the advances of a baby of 40something years. Either way, this scene is super uncomfortable to watch with your parents in the room.
3. Joan of Arcadia: Joan and God
The premise of Joan of Arcadia was that God would take different human forms to talk to the main character, Joan.
From the very first interaction, Joan is very much diggin' this Body of God. Listed on IMDB as "Cute Boy God," this actor played the most often appearing incarnation in the show, and these two totally have chemistry.
A presumably omnipotent, omnipresent being probably shouldn't be flirting with a teenage girl. Talk about inappropriate abuse of power, GOD!
2. Life with Derek: Derek and Casey
Life with Derek was a Canadian kid's show that aired on the Disney Channel in the US. The show's premise was uptight Casey dealing with her bad boy stepbrother's kooky antics, but the dynamic between the two main actors felt a lot more like a will-they-won't-they JUSTMAKEOUTALREADY CW teen drama.
Sure, they're step-siblings who didn't grow up together so by Clueless rules it's okay, but it feels icky to see two siblings on a kid's show with so much sexual tension.
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