WARNING: This post contains spoilers!
For those hopeful of an on-screen makeout session between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anna Kendrick in 50/50 — it’s not going to happen. But don’t worry, despite the lack of kissing between the co-stars the movie offers a whole lot more, and has received rave reviews from critics. But wait… why no smooch?
“We very much resisted them kissing,” writer Will Reiser told MTV News. “The movie is not a love story. It’s about a guy’s battle with cancer. If it turned into a love story at the end, we would be betraying what the movie is about. That kiss is the start of another movie.”
And Anna was certainly relieved that she didn’t have to lock lips with Joseph.
She shared with MTV: “The studio wanted to see us kiss at the end, actually. We were thinking about just trying it as an option. Joe very wisely stood up and said, ‘If we give it to them as an option, they will use it.’ So we just decided not to do it, because it really just didn’t feel right.”
“And I was relieved, because I had known Joe for too long at that point,” she added. “It’s too weird once you think of someone as a friend to be like, ‘OK, I guess we make out now?’”
And if fans of the flick are bummed about the lack of on-screen romance, you aren’t alone. Joseph really wanted some action with Anna!
“It’s a travesty,” he said of the subject. “It’s a horrible injustice, and I’m writing a letter.”