On the third season premiere of How I Met Your Mother
, guest star Mandy Moore seemed to have no trouble locking lips with lead actor Josh Radnor
, but the 23-year-old singer-actress admitted she had a serious case of the nerves while filming the steamy kissing scene.
"It's never not peculiar," Moore told ET
. "It is so unbelievably awkward to do an onscreen kiss in front of a bunch of people you don't know, and there're cameras there, and it's all choreographed -- it's so nerve-wracking."
Josh Radnor, nevertheless, had good things to say about Moore and her performance.
"Mandy went for it! She was a really good fake kisser. We had fun,” he told OK!
On How I Met Your Mother
, Mandy Moore played Amy, a heavily-tattooed party girl who Ted (Josh Radnor) hooks up with at the bar in an attempt to “win” his break-up with Robin (Cobie Smulders
). The role allowed Moore to explore a different side of herself, having spent the earlier part of her career with a more wholesome and conservative image.
More recently, Moore has been trying hard to shed her good girl image, even doing a sexy pole dance during her interview with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton
, who is currently a finalist on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar
. In July, she revealed she felt sexiest as a teenager and had quickly transitioned from childhood to the world of dating.
"Oh! Making love on the floor is so taboo! I went from being a child to making love on the floor. There was no intermediate step,” she said. "It's funny - I think that my sexiest time was at 15 - my gawky body, swaying like a little stick figure. My most overtly sexy thing was the first one, right off the bat."
Aside from Mandy Moore, Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias also guest-starred on the third season opener of How I Met Your Mother
. Iglesias played Gael, Robin's new boyfriend whom she met while vacationing in Argentina.
How I Met Your Mother
airs every Monday on CBS.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of CBS)