I will be lying there, kind of being slammed by a naked body, thinking, I want out of this bed. I want out of this scene. I want out of this life. Who did this to me? And I realized, Im my own boss. Ive written it. Im directing it. Im the person holding myself in sexual slavery.
In the 70s, sex was tougher, stronger, I think. Certain things were very powerful, and I mean movies like Five Easy Pieces or Drive
They were so strange. Now, to a certain extent, with the exception of Crash, which I think is an extraordinary movie, and the very powerful way that Breaking the Waves goes about sexuality there is a kind of scrubbed-clean quality that is not even sensual anymore. They are fake images and fake bodies. How do you shoot a sex scene? What would you do? I personally dont know how anymore
It really is tougher.
Vanessa Hudgens on Spring Breakers
It was very nerve-wracking for me. I told my agent I never want to ever do it again.
Ryan Reynolds on The Change-Up
So in the scene shes (Olivia Wilde) sitting there, and I take her top off, I take her bra off, and she has those pasties on, but shes drawn these adorable little smiley faces on them. And I forget every line in the scene. Not just from this movie, from every movie Ive done.
Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure youre not taking advantage. You dont want the girl to feel like youre getting a free feel or something. 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 dont want to be doing take after take.
Its hard to have a sex scene, period. It doesnt matter if its a friend, a male, a female. Youre with 100-something crew members, lighting you, repositioning you, theres no comfort whatsoever.