Bumbling British buffoon Rowan Atkinson needed 25 takes when his latest film Johnny English demanded him to kiss sexy co-star TASHA DE VASCONCELOS.

The BEAN star left the crew in stitches of laughter as they watched rubber-faced actor trying to successfully lock lips with the leggy brunette.

Tasha laughs, "The kissing scene was funny. Rowan is usually the total professional but when we had to kiss it took us about 25 takes.

"The director (Peter Howitt) finally said to Rowan, 'Just sweep her off her feet man!' After that we got it at the next attempt."