I spoke today with Woody Allen via telephone about his terrific Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which opens August 15. The film includes a sexy scene between co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz that created a bit of a stir when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Here's what Woody had to say about the scene: "To me it's just a kiss. It's not like they kissed and then they fell down on the ground and were passionately in love with each other. When you're shooting a film and there's 20 people on the set, and then the actresses come on and do their scene, someone yells "Lunch!" and they you're off to get your chicken salad. It's not all that exciting. But I understand the curiosity. To see two women who are so ravishing fall in love with each other - however briefly - and kiss is a beautiful thing."