Lily James shares an on-screen kiss with her handsome co-star… just DAYS before the film was halted when a fellow actor caught coronavirus
- Filming of her new romcom was brought to a halt on Friday due to coronavirus
- A co-star is believes to have tested positive for the virus and production on hold
- This could be actress Lily James’s last one-screen kiss for some time as a result
It’s all in a day’s work… but Lily James seems happy to be sharing a smooch with her handsome co-star in these intimate scenes.
But it could be her last on-screen kiss for some time, as The Mail on Sunday understands that filming on her new romcom was brought to a halt on Friday when a fellow actor tested positive for coronavirus.
It could be Lily James’s last on-screen kiss for some time, as The Mail on Sunday understands that filming on her new romcom was brought to a halt on Friday when a fellow actor tested positive for coronavirus. Pictured: James kissing co-star Joshua Collins while they film a scene for her latest film
But now the entire production has been put on hold after an unnamed co-star contracted Covid.
‘The male actor went down with coronavirus so that was it, everything shut down and those who came into contact with him were told to isolate for the next ten days,’ said a source. ‘Nobody knows when they will be back to work but it has thrown a spanner in the works.
‘They had been lucky with this movie, being able to film so much of it outside, and the on-site testing has been extremely professional.
‘Everyone involved in the production has been told that the health and safety of the cast and crew is the most important thing now.’
The movie, written and produced by socialite and journalist Jemima Khan, is thought to be 31-year-old Lily’s first role since she hit the headlines last summer by canoodling with Dominic West, her co-star in a BBC adaptation of The Pursuit Of Love, after filming in Rome.
When photographs of the couple in the Italian capital emerged, 50-year-old West returned to the UK and then staged a very public show of unity with his wife Catherine FitzGerald, kissing for the cameras outside their Wiltshire home.
Ms James got intimate with Joshua Collins as they filmed a scene revolving around a Tinder date for What’s Love Got To Do With It? in London before the third lockdown was imposed
But now the entire production has been put on hold after an unnamed co-star contracted Covid
The couple, who have been married for ten years and have four children, even posted a handwritten note on the gate to the family’s home, reading: ‘Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.’
Described as a ‘cross-cultural comedy’, What’s Love Got To Do With It? also stars Dame Emma Thompson, Rob Brydon, Spooks actor Shazad Latif and Asim Chaudhry from the BBC comedy People Just Do Nothing.
Ms Khan has previously been seen on the London set. Some scenes have also been shot in South Asia.