SEx-scenes may convince audiences of a glamorous narrative, but the reality is often very, very pathetic.
The art of the sex scene has been revolutionized in recent years, with intimacy coaches in high demand to choreograph every move while ensuring the safety of the actors.
But the awkwardness that comes with a sex scene remains, and most actors will agree that simulating sex is one of the toughest jobs in the business. And the aftermath of embarrassment and nervousness is almost inevitable.
From “vag pads,” Modest socks and, as Paul Mescal revealed, a special body gel that mimics fake sweat, the steamy sex scenes viewers watch from the comfort of their cinema seats are not reality for the leading actors.
The latest TV hits euphoria, Bridgeton and normal people have many, many sex scenes. But how do actors react when they think back to filming the scenes or seeing them for the first time?
Here are eight scenes that even the actors still shy away from:
The Wolf of Wall Street Star Margot Robbie was so embarrassed by the sex scenes that she lied to her parents that it was CGI. In one scene, her character Naomi Lapaglia has sex with the film’s protagonist, Jordan Belfort (Leonard DiCaprio), on a bed covered in dollar bills.
“I just lied to my family for a while and said, ‘I don’t care what you hear; there is no nudity; I don’t do nudity. Ignore everything anyone says; there is no nudity,” she told the Hollywood reporter.
“And then I was like, ‘The movie is going to come out and they’re going to see that there’s nudity,’ so I changed that to ‘It’s actually a body double and they just CGIed my head on someone else.’ ”
“My family has nothing to do with the entertainment industry … and they said, ‘Can they do it? And I was like, ‘Oh, technology these days. You wouldn’t believe what they’re doing in Hollywood!”
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leading lady normal people As Connella alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, Mescal had some funny but awkward moments filming the show. “On Friday of the first week, me and Daisy had a day of sex scenes to film and we were covered in this gel called Egyptian Magic.”
“It’s basically fake sweat. We had to switch positions and our bodies were in close contact.”
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“When we broke up it made a really loud fart noise. Me and Daisy started laughing hysterically, but the crew and director all thought one of us had farted and was really trying to keep his dignity,” Mescal said The mirror.
According to mean girls Star Amanda Seyfriend played eldest daughter Sarah Hendrickson on the 2008 HBO series Great love, She watched the episodes with her parents and was horrified when her sex scene finally came through.
“‘I was sitting there watching, and all of a sudden there’s a scene where two people are having sex, and it’s me! To have sex! I just thought, ‘No, no, no!’” she said The Telegraph.
“‘It was so much more vivid than I remembered. I was horrified.”
TV series girl Star Jemima Kirke found it extremely embarrassing to show orgasms, but rewatching it made her proud when it was released in 2012, she says.
“When I’m doing it myself, on set, and I’m having a real orgasm — not ‘real’, but the way I know it in real life because I don’t know how to fake it — I feel embarrassed in front of it Camera operator. That’s embarrassing.”
“For some reason I’m proud when it’s on TV,” she said HuffPost.
Actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse who played Fogell (aka McLovin) in Jonah Hill’s Very bad He had his mother with him when he filmed his sex scene because he was just 17 years old at the time of publication in 2007.
“It’s definitely awkward, at the time when I was a virgin I had no idea what I was doing. I was very nervous, very scared, and I look over at Video Village and my mom is eating a handful of popcorn and talking to the producers. It was very surreal,” Plasse said on The Rich Eisen Show.
In fifty shades of gray the film, Of the 125 minutes running time, there was 20 minutes of pure sex. And though Dakota Johnson has had her fair share of sex scenes starring in the lead roles Fifty shades trilogy, she said Interview Magazine they don’t feel “well”.
“It’s pretty boring. I’ve been simulating sex for seven hours now and I’m over it.”
Johnson said she was so embarrassed after inflicting whiplash on herself during a scene. “I got whiplash from him once [Jamie Dornan] throw me on the bed; so damn painful,” she said Glamor Magazine.
titanic Star Kate Winslet filmed sex scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2008 film Revolutionary Streetwhich she has called awkward — because her husband, Sam Mendes, was the director.
“I just kept saying, ‘That’s too… weird,'” said Winslet, 32. “And Leo was like, ‘Oh, get over it.’ And I say, “Yeah, just a little reminder: you’re my best friend. he is my husband That’s a bit weird.”
Peaky Blinders’ Grace Shelby, like many stars, has found navigating the sex scene while watching with her parents to be a windy experience. “I was in a sex scene,” she continued The Graham Norton Show. “Watch it too [my parents] was so embarrassed and afterwards my dad was like, ‘Well we know where you got that from! Good girl!'”
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