Holby City star Rosie Marcel's real-life husband was used for Jac and Kian kissing scene

Chris Edwards
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Photo credit: BBC

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Holby City star Rosie Marcel has revealed her real-life husband was used for Jac and Kian's kissing scene.

Considering the cast and crew are required to follow government guidelines regarding the ongoing pandemic, some viewers may have been surprised to see the two characters sharing an intimate moment during an episode of the BBC One medical drama this week.

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Photo credit: BBC

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However, a behind-the-scenes video has now revealed that a perspex screen was used to help create the scene, while Marcel's real-life husband, Ben Stacey, was called in to film the actual kiss.

"We needed to do a kiss and it's very difficult with the perspex and things like that," she said in the video.

"So my lovely husband came in to do a little kiss with me, which is really nice, and really weird."

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Photo credit: David M. Benett/Getty Images

Explaining how filming with a perspex screen between them worked, Kian actor Ramin Karimloo said: "Most of the scene was done with perspex between myself and Rosie.

"But initially we needed to lock off the camera and lock off the set and get a clean shot with no-one on the couch and and without the perspex in the shot.

"They can use that to layer the rest of the scene on top of that. And from then on in nothing can move, nothing can be touched, because it has to look exactly the same."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

The perspex screen allowed the pair to sit without a metre of each other, but the camera crew had to shoot in such a way so that the barrier between them couldn't be seen.

Detailing the trickiness of the shot, Karimloo added: "We had to drape the camera, black out any sort of reflection and make sure the perspex was completely spotless."

Holby City continues next Tuesday (January 19) at 7.50pm on BBC One.

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