Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Kiss for 'NYT'

Shailene Woodley, Julianne Moore and Steve Carell also get their kissing on for the 'New York Times Magazine'

Ever wonder what it would like to pair a host of big-name actors together and make them kiss? The New York Times Magazine did just that for their "Great Performers" issue. 

The publication paired 18 actors in nine scenes, filming a video for each scenario. The videos feature Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Steve Carell, Shailene Woodley and Jack O'Connell, Rosario Dawson and Jenny Slate, Kristen Stewart and Chadwick Boseman, Patricia Arquette and Jason Schwartzman, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall, Julianne Moore and John Lithgow, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Miles Teller.

All of the scenes involve two actors in a public space at night. Elaine Constantine directed the shorts and spoke about the experience in a behind-the-scenes clip. Watch some of the videos below and visit the New York Times interactive site for more videos plus a slideshow.