Adam Levine reveals how he screwed up his first 'movie kiss' with Kelly Preston

The pair starred together in the 2004 Maroon 5 music video for 'She Will Be Loved.'
September 17, 2020 11:15 a.m. EST
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On July 12, actor Kelly Preston tragically passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Following Preston’s death at age 57, many of her friends, fans and co-stars have continued to share their favourite memories of the late actor. On September 15, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine spoke to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show about Preston starring in the rock pop band’s 2004 music video for “She Will Be Loved.” According to Levine, he was understandably starstruck by the stunning Hollywood actor, who plays one of his two love interests in the steamy and dramatic video."I fall in love with the mom. It's very Graduate-y, very Graduate. That was the whole vibe. That is what I was trying to go for," said Levine. In the Sophie Mueller-directed video, Preston plays the mother of actor Corinne Carrey, whom Levine’s character is dating. After witnessing Preston being abused by her husband, Levine privately comforts Preston and the pair begin an affair, quickly becoming obsessed with each other.[video_embed id='1994299']RELATED: Kelly Preston dies after battle with breast cancer[/video_embed]Levine revealed to Stern that he had a crush on Preston while growing up and was shocked to be starring in a music video with the iconic actor. "When we sat there and I first met her, she was super cool," said Levine. "I remember I was nervous because not only had I not kissed a person I didn't know before, that was definitely older than me and who I definitely for sure 100 percent even remember specifically doing s--t to back in the day…Now I'm in the f--king room with this person and I can't believe it."Calling Preston ‘cool,’ Levine added that the film and TV legend made him feel comfortable. The Jerry Maguire and For Love of the Game star also provided Levine with his first lesson in on-screen modesty. When it came time for the two to deliver their passionate kiss, Levine says that his ‘winging it’ style did not fly. "Right as we do it, I just kiss her, kiss her," said Levine. "I didn't know what a movie kiss was. I wouldn't say I jammed my tongue down her throat but I would say I gave her a real French kiss.  I'll never forget it as long as I live. I go into kiss her and she's like, ‘Woah! Woah! Woah! Woah! Oh cowboy. You don't use the tongue.'"
Revealing to Stern that Diane Lane was also considered for the music video, Levine says that he’ll always remember his time on set with Preston as an ‘isolated, beautiful experience.’ "The video wound up becoming this classic video that everyone loves. I never got to speak to her about it. Life goes on and obviously, we never crossed paths again. I was so sad to hear that news, man,” said Levine of Preston’s passing. "It blows me away. I can't even believe it."On July 14, just one day after Preston’s husband John Travolta confirmed the news of his wife’s death, Levine shared a screenshot from the “She Will Be Loved” music video. “My first pretend kiss...We will miss you Kelly. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart.”
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My first pretend kiss...We will miss you Kelly. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart.

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