Sean Bean's expert kissing techniques have been praised by SALMAN RUSHDIE'S wife Padma Lakshmi, who co-starred with the actor in British TV series SHARPE'S CHALLENGE. The model-turned-actress has a strict no nudity clause in her contract and was filled with nerves ahead of their onscreen embrace. However, she insists the LORD OF THE RINGS star helped her through the sensitive scenes. She says, "We had a passionate kiss in one scene and I have to say Sean is a very good kisser. "I don't like nudity but I'm OK with kissing and Sean made it an enjoyable experience."