British audiences have voted the pairing of actors Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen as having the least onscreen chemistry, according to a new poll.
The survey of 3,000 movie-goers by British cinema advertisers Pearl and Dean rated the young pairing fromtwo Star Wars movies, including Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, as having the least plausible chemistry.
The two beat Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez for their performance in Gigli. That filmwas made whenthey were a real life couple.
Affleck hit the top 10 twice, in fact. His not-so-hot chemistry with Kate Beckinsdale in Pearl Harbor took the No. 7 spot.
|MOVIE COUPLES WITH THE WORST ONSCREEN CHEMISTRY|
|1. Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensenin Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones|
|2. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopezin Gigli|
|3. Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy|
|4. Madonna and Adriano Giannini in Swept Away|
|5. Catherine Zeta Jones and Sir Sean Connery in Entrapment|
|Source: Pearl and Dean|
Roundingout the top three were British thespians Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom who were thought "too stiff upper lip" in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and just didn't have "enough lust."
Madonna and Italian actor Adriano Giannini sat in the No. 4 spot for Swept Away, the 2002 box-office flop directed by the pop superstar's husband Guy Ritchie.
Catherine Zeta Jones's romance with Sir Sean Connery in 1999's Entrapment ended up in fifth place, partly because of the 39-year age difference, according to the poll.
Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell are sixth for Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Then-married couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were eighth, for their roles inthe Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut.
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal were ninth as gay lovers in the cowboy film Brokeback Mountain followed by Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.