A Hollywood career in front of the cameras has many perks, but filming forced, awkward sex scenes is certainly not one of them — especially when things don't unfold quite according to plan. From excessive perspiration to agonising injuries, the following actors and their co-stars certainly made some lasting memories. Allison Janney has, most probably, seen it all during her year career in television, film and theatre, but we doubt that anything will surpass one particular moment during the comedy-drama Life During Wartime when a sex scene with her co-star Michael Lerner went south. It was terrible, but it was one of those moments I'll never forget. Anne, who starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie, thought that the cameras were rolling — but no, they were not, and the Ocean's 8 actor was standing there in the buff when there was absolutely no need.
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The erotic movie sees mafia boss Massimo played by Michele Morrone kidnap Laura played by Anna Maria Sieklucka and give her days to fall in love with him. Despite resisting his advances at first, Laura soon falls for the hot Italian and the sex scenes between them are so racy that some fans believe it was real. Speaking to Variety during a recent interview, cinematographer Bartek Cierlica revealed just how they managed to make the X-rated scenes seem so realistic. We reduced the on-set crew to an absolute minimum.
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Knightley revealed that the unforgettable green dress she wore for her love scene with James McAvoy was so delicate that it kept getting damaged during filming. So they had so many [and] the tops were constantly being resewn and redone. Who can forget that sweaty hand going down that steamy window? Winslet opened up about filming the legendary moment with costar Leonardo DiCaprio shortly after the film's release.
Subscriber Account active since. Contrary to how effortless, natural, and erotic they can seem on-screen, Hollywood sex scenes take a great deal of thoughtfulness, hard work, and preparation to create. And since the subject matter of love scenes is so personal, those involved have a variety of tricks and techniques up their sleeves to make scenes convincing for audiences and as comfortable as possible for actors. If you're seeing a naked actor on screen, it's important to know that legal contracts that outlined the details of the nudity were signed prior to the actor accepting the role. SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment-industry labor union, designates a nudity rider as a requirement in contracts for roles that require "nudity, partial nudity or simulated sex acts.