Gold-Logie winner Samuel Johnson has revealed his first ever kiss was on-screen with actress and radio personality Kate Richie.
He was 14 at the time and both he and Richie were starring in the television series Home and Away.
Johnson was the town rebel, a character called Guy Bishop. Richie was the good-girl-caught-up-with-the-wrong-crowd, Sally Fletcher.
He opened the door to her and asked “Hey babe, got a kiss for us?” Just like that, history (Johnson’s in particular) was made.
“Kate Richie was my first kiss. Not my first screen kiss. My first real, actual kiss. And it was on-screen!” the actor reportedly posted to Facebook yesterday.
“Many years later I hid from her when we were shooting Underbelly II, because I was still so embarrassed.”
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He shared the memory to thank Richie for donating to and raising awareness for the charity Love Your Sister.
Johnson and his sister Connie started the charity in 2012 after Connie learned her cancer had returned and it was terminal.
The 40-year-old mother of two has been battling the disease on and off since she was 11 and, in April this year, she decided to stop all chemotherapy and treatment. She is now in the final stages of breast cancer.