Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon star in a new romantic comedy, Your Place or Mine, but the stars’ chemistry fell flat while promoting the movie.
Twitter users created memes featuring their lackluster red-carpet photos. One person joked, “get a room omg!!!” Another wrote, “actors playing romantic leads always need to go to the oscar isaac and jessica chastain’s school of promotion cause…what is this.”
the chemistry is insane!!!!
— kie (@criminalplaza) February 4, 2023
actors playing romantic leads always need to go to the oscar isaac and jessica chastain’s school of promotion cause…what is this pic.twitter.com/wg4IN8FY6v
— ً (@wrathsemilia) February 4, 2023
I choose to believe the Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon romcom is about to be so spicy they needed to look like they hated each other for the press tour to avoid drama 🏼
— Spill Sesh (@spillseshYT) February 5, 2023
Witherspoon told Today that even Kutcher’s wife Mila Kunis thought they looked “awkward” together.
“She even emailed us last night,” Witherspoon said. “She goes, ‘You guys look so awkward on the red carpet together.’ … It’s just fun ‘cause when you know a girlfriend so much, it was just fun to get to know her significant other ‘cause I’ve loved her for so long.”
Kutcher also addressed the awkwardness while appearing on the Chicks in the Office podcast this week, saying his wife “texted Reese and I together and said, ‘Guys, you gotta, like, act like you like each other,’”
“Here’s the thing. If I put my arm around her and was all friendly with her, I’d be having an affair with her. Like, the rumor would be that I’m having an affair with her,” he said.
Kutcher has a point, after Chastain and Isaac’s red carpet moment went viral, the affair rumors began.
Did someone say AFFAIR ALLEGATIONS ???? Of course it's Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac https://t.co/BWDokO5owH pic.twitter.com/9xBnaQv4WR
— javiers lover (@CVPIDTAE) January 31, 2023