The Rock has revealed kissing Steve Carell in Get Smart was “fantastic”.

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The actor – real name Dwayne Johnson – says getting up close and personal with Steve was a once-in-a-life time experience.

He said: “One of the skills I had to learn and become proficient in is kissing a man. I had never kissed a man. Will Smith did it in his movies, so did Jake Gyllenhaal, and I figured it was my time. So it was me and Steve Carell – fantastic.”

The pair are forced to kiss in the movie when Carell’s character Maxwell Smart tries to escape Agent 23, played by Johnson, during a fight scene by using the liplock to distract him.

Carell and Johnson star alongside Anne Hathaway in the crime caper.

Hathaway – who has reportedly split from long-term boyfriend Raffaello Follieri – recently revealed she found it tough to stop laughing on set.

She said: “I had to learn how to not look like a goofy idiot, which was the first big challenge. But the biggest challenge was keeping a straight face around Steve Carell.”