- James Gardiner says he could not kiss Tonto Dikeh because he was too timid to get casual with someone he "worships"
- According to Gardiner, Dikeh did not take kindly to it and got angry
Ghanaian actor James Gardiner was interviewed by Deloris Frimpong-Manso and he confessed that at one movie shooting, he was too scared to kiss Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh. According to him, the actress was left angry on set.
Gardiner, who is signed to Zylofon Media, says he could not kiss Dikeh because he had admired her for so long. When the chance presented itself, he could not bring himself to kiss her.
At a point, the director of the film had to call Gardiner to the sides to convince and encourage him. According to the report by browngh.com, the actor still could not overcome the mental drama he was facing.
His unwillingness then got the actress angry. He recounted: “They told me to kiss Tonto Dikeh and I said how could I kiss her? She might get angry with me.
I was so scared to kiss her.My reluctance was not because I have not kissed a woman before, but it’s one thing to kiss a woman in your own space and another on the screens. I mean, this is someone I used to watch on the TV and admire so much, so how can I kiss her just like that?
I was so scared that the director had to pull me to the side and talk to me, and she (Tonto Dikeh) was even getting annoyed because I was struggling to put myself together for the act.”
Gardiner is an award-winning actor with a career that spans close to a decade.