Imposing actor Michael Clarke Duncan found his first love scene with Jennifer Esposito awkward - because he didn't know what to say to her while laying on top of her between shots.

The two were required to lock lips for the upcoming movie AMERICAN CRUDE, and Duncan admits it was a lot more uncomfortable than he'd hoped.

He recalls, "I'm laying on top of her, so then she says, 'Michael, shift your weight, you're too heavy.' And I'm like, 'Okay,' and the director's like, 'No! Come back 'cause now you're blocking the light!'

"So now I come back and (I'm laying on top of her)... Now I have to think of witty things to say while I'm just laying there and I'm thinking, 'What would BRAD PITT say right now?'

"I'm trying to be really cool and I'm like, 'Hey, you look sexy!' And she's like, 'What?' I'm like, 'How long you been acting?'"

01/04/2005 21:00