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Kiss in Rock of Ages not like Brokeback Mountain: Baldwin

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin says his on-screen kiss with British funnyman Russell Brand in upcoming film Rock of Ages is not like the one shown in gay romantic drama Brokeback Mountain.

hollywood Updated: Jun 12, 2012 15:47 IST
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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin says his on-screen kiss with British funnyman Russell Brand in upcoming film Rock of Ages is not like the one shown in gay
romantic drama Brokeback Mountain.

The 54-year-old actor said that the scene is significant and it was done to add comedy and surprise to the anticipated musical film, reported Ace Showbiz.

"It's not like Brokeback Mountain, it's not two leading men who you are used to getting down with some gorgeous girl. It's a little more chaste because I'm older than Brand," Baldwin said.

"We live in an age, and I'm being imprecise here, where half the country gets it, and the other half doesn't. I live where men and women who want to get married - who cares. No one gives it a thought," he added.

Meanwhile, director Adam Shankman said that Rock of Ages is all about couples who are on their way to find love and not a statement about same sex marriage.

"Baldwin's Dupree and Brand's Lonny Barnett are just one of those couples. The truth is, when we were making it, that wasn't what was in our heads. But it's being legitimized by what is happening now. It makes it more relevant and underlines it," Shankman said.

Also starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Malin Akerman and Mary J Blige, Rock of Ages is set to hit theatres on June 15.

First Published: Jun 12, 2012 12:36 IST