It was entirely unscripted and was actually a result of Tom Cruise forgetting his lines. Deciding that actions speak louder than words, the actor felt it was the right move.
The scene was supposed to end with the conversation between Charlie and Maverick, but after feeling that something was missing, the director included the improvised kiss in the final cut because it vastly improved the scene.
Effie and Haymitch
Harrelson confessed that he had a crush on Elizabeth Banks and may have used this scene as an opportunity to make his personal dreams come true.
While one actor may have been a little more invested in the romantic moment than the other, both made it work for the sake of the scene.
In Top Gun, one of Tom Cruise’s classic films, Charlie (Kelly McGillis) confesses her love to Maverick(Cruise). Mid confession, Charlie adds how she doesn’t want anyone else to know how she feels about him.
Before she can even finish her sentence, Maverick goes ahead and turns up the much-needed electricity to the scene by adding a passionate kiss.
Viewers fell for the new cult classic, Stranger Things. In season two, fans were introduced to a new teen love story between Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin). Many episodes later, the two teens finally work up the courage to admit how they really feel about one another. This materializes in a tender, coming-of-age kiss.
But behind this special moment was a lot of anxiety for the young actors. The kiss was not written in the original script but was in fact, added during a take by the show's creators.
Max and Lucas
Sink, being the brave, young actress that she was, still went through with the kiss. Despite Sink’s professional attitude and her admission that she did not feel forced into the kiss, the show’s creators were still heavily criticized for adding this moment to the scene.
Fans felt that the minors were coaxed into the romantic scene. It seemed misplaced and inappropriate. While the actress maintained she was game, people, rightly so, were concerned.