Stage kisses, on the silver screen and television alike, are not always free from the discomforts of halitosis. Actress Emmy Rossum recently revealed that Justin Chatwin, her co-star on the TV series "Shameless," often intentionally eats bad breath-causing foods in order to play pranks on her.
She told CBS's Early Show that she and Chatwin periodically film intimate scenes that involve on-screen kisses.
However, while she tries to maintain a clean and kissable mouth, Chatwin likes to eat a tuna fish sandwich before leaning in for a kiss. Considering their self-described "brother-and-sister" relationship in reality, he is likely using the odorous sandwich to play a practical joke on Rossum.
Certain foods can easily ruin special moments, whether they are between partners, first daters or method-acting co-workers. Meals that contain tuna fish, garlic, onions, savory meats, heavy spices, cabbage, brussel sprouts or asparagus can leave your breath reeking and your partner reeling.
When dietary changes aren't in order - many people love tuna fish, after all - individuals with halitosis may consider brushing right after meals and swishing with a specialty breath freshening product in order to neutralize the compounds that cause bad breath.