Kirk Cameron: “I’ll Only Kiss My Wife”

The script for Kirk Cameron’s new movie, Fireproof, called for Kirk’s character to kiss the actress playing his wife in the movie. There was just one problem. Cameron refuses to kiss any woman except for his real-life wife.

“I have a commitment not to kiss any other woman,” the former child star of “Growing Pains” told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford Monday on TODAY in New York.

To get around the conflict, the filmmakers employed a bit of movie magic, Cameron explained. They dressed his wife, actress Chelsea Noble, like the movie’s female lead and shot the scene in silhouette.

“So when I’m kissing my wife, we’re actually husband and wife honoring marriage behind the scenes,” Cameron said as Gifford and Kotb melted from the romanticism of the moment.

Fireproof opens in theaters this Friday, September 26th. You can learn more about the movie at the Fireproof website. Click here to find theaters and show times near you. (Note: Fireproof was made by the same group that produced Facing the Giants in 2006.)

4 Comments

  1. Sharon Gamble says:

    Wow. That is really cool!! I have often wondered how Christian actors and actresses have dealt with “pretending” to love someone who isn’t their spouse. I am going to see Fireproof Saturday and I will enjoy it even more, knowing that little tidbit. Good for Kirk Cameron! May his tribe increase.

  2. Barrie says:

    I admire Kirk’s devotion to his wife. Hollywood is a real snakepit and it is refreshing to hear one actor knows how to really honor and love his wife properly.

  3. sleigh says:

    That is awesome! When I went to see the movie I didn’t know this little secret. So, I couldn’t enjoy the whole kissing scene so much because I was like, “this guy is actually married and trying to say give a lesson about marriage, and he’s kissing another woman!” Needless to say, I was delighted to hear it was actually his wife he was kissing! Props to Kirk!

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