So far, we know that Kirk Cameron doesn't understand bananas, logic, or metaphors. Following his appearance on The Today Show this morning, we can now add "acting" to the ever-expanding list of things that Kirk Cameron doesn't understand.
In Kirk Cameron's new movie, "Fireproof," he has to kiss the actress playing his wife. That was a problem. Cameron will not kiss any woman who is not his wife.
"I have a commitment not to kiss any other woman," the former child star of "Growing Pains" told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford Monday on TODAY in New York. "Even in acting, you're still doing it."
To get around the conflict, the filmmakers employed a bit of movie magic, Cameron explained. They dressed his wife, actress Chelsea Noble, like the movie's female lead and shot the scene in silhouette.
"So when I'm kissing my wife, we're actually husband and wife honoring marriage behind the scenes," Cameron said as Gifford and Kotb melted from the romanticism of the moment.
Lest you think that last bit is hyperbole, you can watch video here of Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb literally liquefying from the sheer, largely radioactive power of Kirk Cameron's stone-faced commitment to his wife. Gifford and Kotb were reduced to a peach-and -orange-colored ooze curdling on the floor of Studio 1A, and immediately following Cameron's interview, a flurry of PAs swarmed the set and scraped what was left of the chatty hosts into jars. Coincidentally, tomorrow there will be a segment about cheap and chic ways to decorate the jars that now house your person-sludge!
So, according to Kirk Cameron, it's okay to pretend to be married to another woman for weeks at a time, to look at her the way he would his own wife, to possibly even hold her hand as he would hold his own wife's hand, but it's definitely not okay to kiss his pretend wife? Well, either that, or Kirk Cameron thinks all acting is real. Which means that Mike Seaver is going to have some explaining to do when his parents find out that he's been dressing up like a firefighter trying to save his pretend marriage from burning down–not to mention going on the Today show pretending to be someone named "Kirk Cameron." Dr. Seaver is definitely not going to be happy.