Kristen Chenoweth, Kerry Washington

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Pucker up, Kristin Chenoweth—you could be in for some same-sex smoochin'.

Back in April, Chenoweth not only told us about her longtime hope to star in a biopic about late lesbian pop soul singer Dusty Springfield but also that she wants Kerry Washington to play her lover.

What does Ms. Washington think about this? Well, we just got off the phone with her and…

Washington says she'd jump at the chance to lock lips with the big-piped pint-size entertainer.

After reading our original interview with Chenoweth, Washington ran into her at an L.A. eatery. "I was like, 'I would love to be your lesbian lover!'" Washington says from New York City, where she's starring on Broadway in playwright David Mamet's Race. "It's very exciting. I feeling like I've been waiting to make out with her forever."

And speaking of making out, that's exactly what Washington got to do with hot stuff Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie in Night Catches Us, an independent drama premiering later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Written and directed by first-time feature film director Tanya Hamilton, Night centers on two former friends (Washington and Mackie) who came of age during the Black Power Movement in 1960s Philadelphia.

Spoiler alert! Don't read any further if you don't want to learn about one of the movie's most powerful scenes.

For the second time, Washington and Mackie had a love scene together. Their first on-camera hanky-panky was six years ago in Spike Lee's She Hate Me.

"I will tell you this: Doing our second love scene was no easier than doing the first one," Washington said. "It was even more awkward the second time around."


"Because it's Tanya's first time as a director, she didn't want to say 'cut' because she didn't want to ruin it for us," Washington explained. "So he and I would be like, 'Cut! Enough, enough! I'm not kissing him anymore!' "

We should all have such problems at work.


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