Imagine filming a sex scene with Brad Pitt – pretty nice, right? But imagine if you were his wife, and you have actual sex with him anyway, and you’re directing and co-starring, and there are plenty of people watching. Pretty awkward, we’d imagine.
In a new interview, Angelina Jolie, admitted that filming the sex scenes in their upcoming movie By The Sea was the ‘strangest thing’.
‘It’s the strangest thing in the world to be lying naked in a bathtub with an iPad that’s showing you the shot outside, while your husband is at the door and you’re directing him to come in and make love to you,’ Ange told Entertainment Weekly. ‘[And] in front of a bunch of other men with cameras.
‘Love scenes are strange anyway, but when you’re doing a love scene with a person that you really have sex with?’ she added. ‘The only way to get through it was for us to all talk about the absurdity of it and make sure no one was feeling awkward.’
She also revealed that Brad was very protective of her during the scenes.
‘I couldn’t get out of the bathtub to get to the monitor because the director is naked,’ she said. ‘We’re artists and want to be free, but Brad – it’s his wife. He was on towel duty. He’d hold the towel over me.’
Brad previously said that being directed by his wife was ‘sexy’, saying: ‘If I’m going to work, I want to work with my wife. Surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife. She’s decisive, incredibly intuitive, knife-sharp, and I might say, sexy at her post. I trust her with my life.’
Angelina also talked about filming naked scenes after undergoing her double mastectomy, saying she hopes to inspire other women going through the same problems. ‘The surgeries still allow you to be a woman,’ she said. ‘I hope other women – anyone who is worried about those issues and how [your body] can feel or look – can see that through [the scene]. I’m happy that will be in there if that answers something for them.’
In the movie (which we can’t wait to see), there are also scenes where Brad and Angelina’s characters get into huge bust-ups – but the way in which they went about getting inspired was fairly unusual.
‘Brad and I had this one day when we were like, “Let’s just do ridiculous things and see what happens,”‘ Angelina said. ‘By the end of it, he had pissed all over my shoes, I had packed up the entire [hotel] room to leave, and he wrote “pillhead” with an arrow on my head with a Sharpie while [my character] was sleeping.’
Well, this is one movie we can’t wait to see…