Celebrities dish on what it’s like getting down and dirty with each other for sex scenes.
Tara Block of TrèsSugar tells us what the stars actually think when filming sex scenes.
In this Friday’s The Lucky One, Zac Efron joins the steamy celebs who have been practicing their acting skills between the sheets. And while many actors and actresses — like Lena Dunham — say that onscreen sex isn’t quite as enjoyable as the real deal, some stars get really into it. Kristen Stewart’s Breaking Dawn sex scene was so hot it had to be taken down a notch for its PG-13 rating, and Amanda Seyfried told W magazine she’s a big fan of sex scenes. Amanda rolls around in the hay with Justin Timberlake in In Time, but she dishes that her sexiest love-making scene was actually with a lady. She said:
Jennifer’s Body is my favorite movie that I’ve done. It was overlooked in theaters, but it does have a DVD following. I can’t believe nobody wanted to see Megan Fox and me hitting it. They had an extreme close-up of our tongues, and I’m telling you, the thing about the scene is that it’s actually really sexy. For a young girl to say that about her own sex scene — it must be because it’s special. I think Megan and I kissed really well together. We have similar kissing styles and it worked.
From spanking to slobber to ripped pillows, get the first-hand experiences of shooting a sex scene from some of Hollywood’s sexiest stars.
“Yes, yes. It was just [an] absurdity, a form of hilarity for all of us involved. We went to work that day and said, ‘What time do we start being ridiculous? . . . Eight o’clock? Perfect.’”
“The sex felt real — it wasn’t sexy or ‘a sex scene,’ and that’s why we got into trouble. You shouldn’t be penalized for doing a good job.”
“There was a box which he hit, so he was nowhere near me, thank God! I did actually say to Michael before one of the scenes — I was like, ‘I’ve got a security guard outside. You touch me and he’s gonna break your legs!’ And he was like, ‘Keira, you’re tied to a bed. You’re not really in a position to say that.’ I said, ‘I guess you’re right.’ . . . [I did] a couple of shots of vodka — definitely — beforehand, and then a couple of glasses of champagne as a celebration of never having to do that again!”
“I wanted to have it as a line so much, ‘I bit through all the pillows. Every. Single. One.’ . . . By the way, that’s what he should be ashamed of in the morning. All those beautiful pillows! Egyptian cotton! ‘I ruined this bed!’”
“I’ve had a pretty illustrious career at this point, but the hardest thing has been pretending to be turned on by Anne Hathaway. And I pride myself on really having pulled it off.”
“Rob possibly had the most hideous horrible cold of any co-star I’ve ever had to do a love scene with ever in my entire life. He was literally snorting and snotting through every second of it — and it was not appealing. I’m talking green, infectious, disgusting — I’m not kidding!”
“[We] got to have very uncomfortable scenes for two weeks . . . I mean, regardless there’s like 150 crew men watching and you see each other’s bits and pieces. The whole thing is just wrong.”
“Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage. You don’t want the girl to feel like you’re getting a free feel or something. I try to make a fool of myself in one way or another to lighten the mood and then just go for it, because you don’t want to be doing take after take.”
“Sex scenes are great. A lot of my costars have been sexy guys my age, and so, why not? I’m not going to pretend it’s not fun. Justin was great — he had come from doing Friends With Benefits, where he basically had sex every day at work — and so it was easy for both of us. We just kind of got it on, and then were like, ‘That was good!’”
“So in the scene she’s sitting there, and I take her top off, I take her bra off, and she has those pasties on, but she’s drawn these adorable little smiley faces on them. And I forget every line in the scene. Not just from this movie, from every movie I’ve done.”
“There are two big sex scenes in the two [final] films, and we did them fairly early. It was so weird, it didn’t even feel like we were doing a scene within a Twilight film. I was like, ‘Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?!’ It was very surreal.”
“From his past films, [director Scott Hicks] is incredible with capturing the love in those scenes. Everyone builds those scenes up. There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren’t afraid at all.”
“I will be lying there, kind of being slammed by a naked body, thinking, ‘I want out of this bed. I want out of this scene. I want out of this life. Who did this to me?’ And I realized, I’m my own boss. I’ve written it. I’m directing it. I’m the person holding myself in sexual slavery.”
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