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Taylor Zakhar Perez Confesses Nicholas Galitzine Is a 'Good Kisser' — and They Practiced a Lot!

"Practice makes perfect," Perez admitted of smooching Galitzine during filming for 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

<p>Phillip Faraone/VF24/Getty Images for Vanity Fair; Jamie McCarthy/WireImage</p> Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Taylor Zakhar Perez is praising Nicholas Galitzine’s smooching skills!

On Sunday, Perez, 32, opened up about locking lips with his Red, White & Royal Blue costar as he spoke to Oscars red carpet host and ambassador Amelia Dimoldenburg at the 2024 Academy Awards.

As Dimoldenburg, 30, quizzed Perez on whether Galitzine, 29, is a “good kisser,” The Kissing Booth 3 star responded, “You know what, he is a good kisser. We had to practice a lot, so. Practice makes perfect.”

Perez then joked, “But you have to ask him about me now.”

<p>Prime Video/Youtube</p> Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galtizine in 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

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Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galtizine in 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

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“No, I definitely will. I feel like I’m seeing him soon,” replied Dimoldenburg.

Following Sunday's awards, both Perez and Galitzine attended the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, which was held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverley Hills.

Last year, the duo, who star as rivals-turned-lovers in the rom-com, opened up to PEOPLE about navigating their kissing and sex scenes by keeping things light.

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"We just brought humor before we tag in and humor after we tag out, which made everything less serious and kept us in that suspension of disbelief," Perez told PEOPLE. "That's how I go through life, finding the humor in everything, the levity, and I brought that. I think Nick's very similar."

"It was just choreography,” he added. “We would be counting in our heads like a dance: 'Grab one, two; squeeze one, two.' "

Meanwhile, London-born Galitzine revealed how he relied on British brand Smints to keep his breath minty fresh for the takes. "It's a little mint," he explained. “You want to stay fresh when you're doing these scenes. Lots of making out."

<p>Prime Video</p> Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine in 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

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Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine in 'Red, White & Royal Blue'

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"Making intimacy super serious can be a bad thing because you get really in your head about it," he continued. "Taylor and I, we have enough trust and respect in each other that it was all about always feeling comfort and being able to communicate."

Red, White & Royal Blue is an adaptation of the 2019 best-selling novel by Casey McQuiston.

Perez plays Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of America's first female president, who strikes up an unprecedented romance with England's Prince Henry (Galitzine) following a long-standing feud.

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