Director Woody Allen missed the same sex kiss between Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz in his new movie VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA - because he was busy having a suspicious mole tested.
The two actresses were stunned when the filmmaker disappeared as they were preparing to pucker up for the saucy scene.
But Cruz insists he did them a favour, by diverting attention from the nerve-wracking shoot.
The actress reveals, "On the day I had to kiss Scarlett Johansson, all his attention was on this freckle on his hand. He decided he had to leave the set and get it looked at, because the end of the day would be too late. It was good because it divided attention."
Cruz reveals she and the 73 year old bonded on set over their fear of illness.
She adds, "My family and my friends think I'm a hypochondriac. I think I am a little. And when I hang out with another person like me, I have an attraction to that. I want to know all of their fears and obsessions."