Speaking about their time working on Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” television series, former Disney star Alyson Stoner said she felt “uncomfortable” having to kiss the boys.
The 30-year-old actor, who co-starred with Dylan and Cole Sprouse in the Disney Channel sitcom “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” quickly discovered that writers could make a character “do anything” on screen and that they would need to “justify” why the critical scene of a first kiss had been written into the script.
Stoner, 30, recalled the moment they discovered that the screenplay for an episode of “The Suite Life” had their character, Max, kiss both twins, Cody and Zack, who were played by real-life twin actor siblings Cole and Dylan Sprouse, respectively, on an episode of their podcast “Dear Hollywood” on August 18.
When she was younger, Alyson Stoner found it “uncomfortable” to kiss on television.
Stoner claimed that because the kiss was written in the screenplay after they had already been cast and had begun filming an earlier episode, they felt compelled to finish the rest of their character’s tale.
Stoner claimed that when they initially applied for the part of Max, the boys’ buddy on the program, they had no idea a kissing storyline was in the works.
Alyson Stoner Speaks About Uncomfortable Experience Kissing Dylan and Cole Sprouse for Disney!
Stoner went on to say that they were reluctant to speak up at the time since they were only featured in recurrent episodes of the program rather than having a starring part, which gave them “less clout.”
At the time, they said they tried to defend the kiss by convincing themselves: “OK, I can have my kiss here, and then I’ll have my separate first kiss at some point.”
Although it’s unclear if Cole was Stoner’s other first kiss, she would go on to date the other Sprouse twin in real life. According to Stoner on the The Night Time Show podcast, the timeframe is accurate in 2016.
But in the end, Stoner claimed he had broken up with her on her birthday. Stoner has been open about their difficulties as public figures growing up, which caused them to worry about their looks and weight and resulted in severe eating disorders, adrenal exhaustion, and the need for bed rest. They entered treatment when they were 17 years old.
In an article detailing their first experience falling in love with a woman, Stoner came out as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in 2018. Stoner said in a report on their s*xual orientation that they were attracted to both men and women and those who identified in other ways.