Teen actress EMMY ROSSUM spent so much time kissing Patrick Wilson on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA set, she ended up with swollen lips.

Rossum, who plays CHRISTINE DAAE in the movie adaptation of the hit stage musical, admits her kissing scenes with Wilson left her with a sore mouth - but she has no complaints.

She says, "In this one scene, it took three days to shoot and it's the scene where my character passionately kisses her fiance for the first time.

"It was so complex with the snow coming down that it took three days to shoot. By the end of the three days I'd kissed him so much that my lips had swollen up - so much that I had to use an ice pack in between takes. Hardship, I know!"

10/01/2005 09:41