It's been nearly 10 years since they shared the big screen in 2004's thriller Taking Lives, but Ethan Hawke's onscreen kiss with Angelina Jolie are still fresh in the actor's memory.
"With all due respect -- the woman has been in the press a lot lately -- but I will say, the best onscreen [kiss] I ever had was [with] Angelina Jolie," the 42-year-old actor confessed to talk show host Andy Cohen during an episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, May 29.
"What made it so great?" he pondered as the audience oohed and aahed. "Pillowy lips, a lot of tongue…" he trailed off. "Why is Amadeus, Wolfgang Mozart, a genius? Angelina Jolie was born to whittle men, to make them weak. When she kisses you, you don't know your name."
In the flick, which features several steamy scenes, Hawke plays an art salesman whom Jolie's FBI agent character is ordered to protect. The pair fall in love and a romance ensues.
When it comes to kissing and telling off-screen, however, Hawke was a little more discreet. When Cohen asked Hawke about his hottest real-life hookup, the actor played coy.
"The facts are the more hot they are, the more acclaimed they are for being hot … the less they are," he explained about keeping his answer under wraps. "I wish this weren't true, but let's face it - I had a good few years. But the most wonderful experiences didn't happen with anyone you have ever heard of."
Hawke is currently married to Ryan Shawhughes after splitting from ex-wife Uma Thurman in 2004 after six years of marriage. Jolie is engaged to longtime love Brad Pitt, and the couple have six children together.