‘It’s never normal’
The life of a film star is pretty hard to relate to – working on location for months at a time, getting bombarded by crazed fans and of course the filming of sex scenes.
While that is just an average work schedule for a Hollywood actor, it can be hard for an other half to relate to if they’re not in the industry – especially the sex scenes.
No one knows this more than A-list couple of our dreams – Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
In a recent interview on Good Morning America, Blake Lively credited their happy marriage to the fact that they are both actors and therefore understand each other’s jobs.
‘In general, it’s nice to have someone who understands what you’re doing. Especially because our job is so weird,’ she explained, going on to talk the dreaded sex scenes and how few people understand them.
‘You have to be married to other people, it’s all so strange,’ Blake told Good Morning America. ‘It’s never normal, even when you’re both doing it.’
She continued: ’It’s helpful to know when you’re acting that you’re in a relationship with someone else, that that’s not what’s actually happening. Because I have friends who aren’t married to someone who’s in the business and they’re like, “Oh, so you’re not actually making love in that scene?” And I’m like, “No, no, no, no, definitely not.”’
Few actors describe sex scenes as comfortable or enjoyable, with Hollywood men appearing to find it just as strange as women.
’Sex scenes can be quite awkward,’ explained Michael Fassbender. ‘As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage,’ he explained. ‘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.’
Chris Pratt agreed, explaining to People: ‘For all the sense of anxiety that comes leading up to a scene like this, you get into it and you realise there’s really nothing sexy about it at all.’
He continued: ‘It’s just really awkward. But you know, it’s part of the gig and you just do what you can to check in with the other person and try to minimise any discomfort that they feel.’
Still – it can’t be easy to explain to your other half!