Paul Bettany insists he will only appear in a movie with his wife Jennifer Connolly if they can play sworn enemies.
The 34-year-old screen star believes movie actors who display their love to each other on screen are "repugnant" - and he has no intention of nauseating audiences.
He says: "Jennifer and I would like to make a movie together. We're always talking about that. But to be honest, our feeling is that we'd be two characters who simply hated each other.
"If we were playing a pair who were in love, it would be like rubbing our lovingness in the face of the public, and that would be repugnant to say the least."