Hollywood stars Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar reunited to celebrate their winning of the GOAT: Legendary Lip Lock Award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards Best of All Time. Because the actors received the award for their kissing scene in the 1999 ‘Cruel Intentions,’ they recreated the scene in honor of the winning; with a slight difference that refers to 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic.
In the new scene, they close to each other with eyes closed for a smooch, however, they encountered a glass divider. Gellar said:
“Stay safe MTV. 2020 ends soon.”
MTV shared those moments through its official Instagram account with the note that reads:
“Raise your hand if you miss kissing without a glass divider 🙋♀️🥴 Thank you for being the best, @selmablair & @sarahmgellar – and congrats on being our Legendary Lip Lock at the #MTVAwards: Greatest of All Time!“
Meanwhile, Selma Blair took to Instagram, posted a series of photos of herself with Gellar, and discussed why their ‘Cruel Intentions’ kissing is so iconic and popular even the years passed away on it. The actor revealed what the kiss means to young generations:
“A kiss. Between two young actresses. On-screen. In a mainstream teen movie. In 2000. It was a sweet and delicious kiss for my character, Cecile. And she wanted more. And I must say it was a really good kiss. What feels so delicious to me now is how it isn’t shocking in 2020. It stands for a shift in thinking.”
Then Blair praised co-star Gellar for supporting her “through the excitement, the slow times, the changes, the kids, in sickness and in health” and thanked filmmaker Roger Kumble, who described receiving the award is a special shout out, for her first big movie on the big screen. She concluded her words by saying:
“May we all kiss one day again soon. This one will always be a point of pride. 💋🌈 #MTVawards”
As might film lovers recall, the two first reenacted the iconic kiss during their acceptance speech for the MTV Awards for Best Kiss of 2000.
See below to view the video.