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While filming "The Change-Up," Ryan Reynolds got a little more than flustered in a sex scene with Olivia Wilde. The actor recounted to Jay Leno that after taking off her top and bra (revealing pasties with little smiley faces on them), "... I forget every line in the scene — not just from this movie but from every other movie I’ve done.” It didn't stop there though. Reynold's nerves made his hands sweaty, so when he went in for a feel he happened to slip those pasties right off. Now panicked, he went on to say, "And I reflexively, like an idiot, just put my hands right back on her breasts. And I think I’m doing it to cover them up, but I’m realizing now that it’s a very fine line between chivalry and, you know, workplace sexual assault.”
Typically a rape scene is far from a laughing matter, but that is just what happened to Emilia Clarke as she had to film the disturbing scene with Jason Momoa during season one of "Game of Thrones." Perhaps to help break the tension on set, Momoa opted to wear a fluffy pink sock instead of the normal modesty sock, which the Queen of Dragons explained on "The Graham Norton Show" sent her over the edge. “It’s huge, and it’s pink, and I don’t know what to do.”
Perhaps Henry Cavill was trying a method acting approach while filming an intimate scene for his breakout role in Showtime's "The Tudors." The steamy "Man of Steel " actor was all hot and bothered, telling Men's Health, “A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t rearranged my — stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard. I had to apologize profusely afterward. It’s not great when you’re in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it? No, not acceptable.”
Proving her talents as an actress, Anne Hathaway remained calm and collected even when she had to film some risqué sex scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal during "Love & Other Drugs." Talking to HollywoodLife.com, she revealed one moment in particular that was quite embarrassing for her, stating, “One of them was the scene where I have to remove my trench coat and be nude underneath. And I thought we were filming, but it turned out we were just rehearsing and I got unnecessarily naked in front of a lot of people.”
Having a parent walk in on you ranks up there as one of the most embarrassing moments ever, but for Christopher Mintz-Plasse, things got even more awkward when he HAD to film a sex scene as his character McLovin in "Superbad" while his mother watched. He recounted to GQ, "It was because I was 17. Stupid law. I was just sitting there with my boxers on, waiting for my mom to drive down to the set. She got there, and I had fake sexual intercourse in front of her."
Shooting a fake sex scene to look realistic is apparently no easy task, as "Shameless" star Emmy Rossum explained on "Chelsea Lately." "There's a fine line between acting and having an embarrassing slip up, but thankfully for actors there's a gadget to prevent the real deal. We like it to be realistic but not real, but I wear something I call the ‘vag pad,’ it’s kind of a little triangular panty liner that you stick to you...” She went on to saw that sometimes when a guy is wearing a modesty sock, things can get a bit slippery, so you have to take precaution.
It appears Jesse Metcalfe got in a desperate situation while having to film his first sex scene with Eva Longoria on "Desperate Housewives." The young star let the mood of the scene get the best of him, as he explained in an interview. "As a matter of fact, in the first scene we ever had, where Gabriella and John first had sex, we were rehearsing and then the director was like, ‘OK, get out of bed, we have to reset the set’, and I was like, ‘I need a minute.’ ”
Always pushing the boundaries, HBO's "Girls" put actress Allison Williams in a very uncomfortable situation when it called for her character to have her rear end....tasted...by co-star Ebon Moss-Bachrach. In attempts to make it more comfortable for him, Williams told Vulture, "I grabbed the makeup girl and said, 'I want to smell like a cake,' so we put vanilla cream everywhere so everything smells good." But she didn't stop there, and rigged a contraption that would feel like a pillow when he put his face into it, saying, "It was so elaborate — it involved Spanx that we cut away and glued down and involved menstrual pads and two of those weird thongs."
Things were heating up (literally) on the set of "Map to the Stars" when Robert Pattison had to get intimate with Julianne Moore. Talking to Metro, the young star explained his co-star was soon worried for his health, stating, "It was so hot in Toronto and she’s one of these people – she doesn’t sweat at all! But I sweat like a f**king crazy person. I was trying to literally catch drops of sweat to stop them hitting her back. Afterwards, she was like, 'Are you having a panic attack?' It was so embarrassing."
Doing the dirty deed in a public setting can be exhilarating for some, but filming a fake sex scene in a public setting can also be very embarrassing, as Jason Statham knows a thing or two about. While he's fine with getting frisky on camera in the bedroom, he told Ocean Drive Magazine that shooting a sex scene in a shopping mall for "Crank: High Voltage" was no easy task. “Trying to do an aggressive sex scene is quite difficult. Especially in a public place with a crowd of screaming extras with their little camera phones going click-click, talking pictures of your pasty white ass.”
While shooting an intimate scene with costar Will Forte in "The Last Man on Earth," Kristen Schaal told Seth Meyers her character had to eat some beans beforehand, which despite her best efforts, she finally cracked and told Forte, "I'm gonna fart on you." Being the gentleman he is, Forte tried to tell the crew it was him, but Schaal not only owned up to the deed, but continued to let all the gas out. She went on to tell Meyers, “If you fart on your scene partner it’s the most intimate you can get."
Stars always seem to be quite well-groomed for being shot up-close and personal, but they get a lot of assistance from the makeup department. Right before having to film a sex scene in "Neighbors," Dave Franco told E! Online that his ass definitely wasn't camera ready. "I woke up that morning and I had a giant pimple on my ass. I had to go to the makeup artist who I had also met that week and be like, 'Can we go in the other room and you'll put makeup literally on my ass?' So that was that."
While promoting "True Blood" on "Chelsea Lately," Caplan revealed, "It was like 7am in the morning and I was chugging vodka completely naked while a make-up artist I had just met was on her knees in front of me sponging my ass." Yet it was after the shoot that the real embarrassing moment happened, as she was so drunk that she began approaching crew members, explaining, 'I had just met all these people the day before and I was going up to them like, ''You got a boner! You do! You've got one.''
Surely no one wants to watch their significant other hooking up with another person, even if it isn't real. Yet Stephen Moyer not only had to watch but also direct his wife Anna Paquin while she got it on with another actor in "True Blood." Staying professional, Moyer told E! Online about the experience, stating, "There are moments where I'll be watching on a monitor [and say], 'Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna's breast. Good. And can you move your right thumb just a little bit ...? Great.' And then I'll go, 'Babe, babe, enjoy it.' I'm certainly talking to her as 'babe.' 'Darling, go for it.'"
Allison Janney hasn't filmed many sex scenes, and there may be a good reason as to why. While filming an intimate scene for "Life During Wartime" with co-star Michael Lerner, things went from awkward to downright dangerous. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, she explained where they were both sprayed to look sweaty from the deed, and then had to film on a marble floor. "So he pushes me up against the wall and all of a sudden we drop out of frame because he slips and he drags me down with him. He falls on his knees and I can’t stop laughing. Todd was trying to get me to stop because I think Michael was really hurt. And I couldn’t. And the cameraman couldn’t stop either. But he really hurt his knees. He had to go to the hospital. So that was my first sex scene."