Yes, you heard that right. Kissing through plexiglass.
We knew the coronavirus was going to force people to get creative, but we have to admit we didn’t see this one coming. Though perhaps we should have. I mean, we joked about something along these lines, didn’t we?
To recap: in an interview with The Wrap, head of programing for Lifetime, Amy Winter, confirmed that the network had to take all the precautions to make sure their actors were safe, including, yes …plexiglass!
“We all sat down, even before we got started, saying, how is anybody even going to kiss in these movies, given the circumstances?” she said, which, to be honest, is what we’d been wondering! “And the greatest, oddest solution I’ve seen so far is people kissing through plexiglass that can be removed in post, which is absolutely phenomenal.”
Look, if the plexiglass gets us the Christmas movie magic we want, I guess we can live with it. Besides, the actors’ safety is the most important thing, and it says a lot about Lifetime that they’re willing to go the extra mile to protect them.
But you gotta admit you laughed, didn’t you? I did.