LOVE ACTUALLY star Martine McCutcheon loved every minute of filming the movie's central love scene - because she got to repeatedly French kiss co-star Hugh Grant.

Former Eastenders actress Martine relished the chance to lock lips with the BRIDGET JONES' DIARY hunk and was happy to follow director Richard Curtis's instructions in the art of love.

She laughs, "I thought I would go for a bit of method acting. I have to say it was an honour to kiss Mr Grant. I had to go again on numerous occasions because I didn't quite feel I had got the moment right. There were tongues on some takes, when the director asks for tongues, you must give the director tongues."

22/10/2003 02:03