“Kissing Sophia Tough When You’re In Armor”
February 16, 1964 (The Bridgeport Post)
Hollywood- – (AP)
Stephen Boyd tells the hard luck story of the year even thought it involves kissing Sophia Loren in “Fall of the Roman Empire.”
“Wouldn’t you know it?” asks the Irishman now an American citizen. “I’m wearing medieval armor. Now kissing Sophia is a rare pleasure – but in steel armor?
“As you lift up your arms, the neck of the armor goes up and presses on your Adam’s apple. At the same time, the helmet comes down on your head.
“You try to look romantic but actually you’re choking to death. The kiss becomes a gasp because you’re trying to get from air into you.
“Only Sophia makes it worthwhile.”