8 sex scenes that even the actors are embarrassed about

SEx scenes may win audiences over to a glamorous narrative, but the reality is often very, very goofy.

The art of performing sex has been revolutionized in recent years, with intimacy coaches in high demand to choreograph every move while keeping the actors safe.

But the awkwardness that comes with directing a sex scene persists, and most actors will agree that faking sex is one of the trickiest jobs in the industry. And the consequences of embarrassment and nervousness are almost inevitable.

‘Vaginal pads’, modesty socks and, as Paul Mescal revealed, a special body gel to mimic fake sweat, the steamy sex scenes audiences see from the comfort of their movie theater seats don’t are not the reality for those who play it.

Latest TV Hits Euphoria, Bridgerton and normal people have many, many sex scenes. But how do the actors react when they think back to filming the scenes or when they saw them for the first time?

Here are eight scenes that even the actors still cringe at:

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio performed sex scene on a bed of money in Wolf of Wall Street

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Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio performed a sex scene on a silver bed in Wolf of Wall Street

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the wolf of Wall Street Star Margot Robbie was so embarrassed by the sex scenes that she lied to her parents that it was CGI. In one scene, her character Naomi Lapaglia has sex with the film’s protagonist Jordan Belfort (Leonard DiCaprio) on a bed covered in dollar bills.

“I flat out lied to my family for a very long time and said, ‘I don’t care what you hear; there is no nudity; I don’t do any nudity. Ignore everything someone says; there is no nudity,” she told the Hollywood journalist.

“And then I thought, ‘The movie’s gonna come out and they’re gonna see there’s nudity,’ so I changed that to, ‘It’s actually a body double and they just CGI my head on someone else. ”

“My family has nothing to do with the entertainment industry…and they were like, ‘Can they do this? And I was like, ‘Oh, the technology these days. You wouldn’t believe what they’re doing in Hollywood!

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Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones in Normal People

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Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones in Normal People

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featured in normal people as Connella alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, Mescal had some hilarious but awkward moments while filming the series. “Friday of the first week, me and Daisy had to do a day of sex scenes and we were covered in this gel called Egyptian Magic.”

“It’s basically fake sweat. We had to change positions and our bodies were in close contact.

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“When we parted ways it made a really loud fart sound. Me and Daisy started laughing hysterically but the crew and the director all thought one of us had farted and were really trying to preserve our dignity,” Mescal said. The mirror.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried played Sarah Hendrickson in the series Big Love in 2006

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Amanda Seyfried played Sarah Hendrickson on Big Love in 2006

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After mean girls star Amanda Seyfriend played eldest daughter Sarah Hendrickson in the 2008 HBO series Great love, she watched the episodes with her parents and felt horrified when her sex scene finally happened.

“’I was sitting there watching and all of a sudden there was a scene where two people are having sex, and that’s me! Have sex! I just thought, ‘No, no, no!’ “, did she say The telegraph.

“’It was so much more graphic than I remembered. I was horrified.

Jemima Kirke

Jemima Kirke played Jessa Johansson in the HBO series Girls

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Jemima Kirke played Jessa Johansson on the HBO Girls series


TV series Girls Star Jemima Kirke found orgasms extremely embarrassing, but looking back she was proud when it came out in 2012, she says.

“When I do it myself, on set, and have a real orgasm – not ‘real’, but the way I know it sounds in real life, because I don’t know how to fake it – I’m embarrassed in front of the cameraman. It’s embarrassing.”

“For some reason when it’s on TV, I’m proud of it as part of the job,” she said. HuffPost.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Christopher Mintz-Plasse was 17 years old when he starred in Superbad

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse was 17 when he starred in Superbad

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Actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse who played Fogell (aka McLovin) in Jonah Hill’s super bad had his mother present while he was filming his sex scene, as he was only 17 when he was released in 2007.

“It’s definitely uncomfortable, at the time I was a virgin so I had no idea what I was doing. I was very nervous, very scared and I look towards the video village and my mother eats a handful popcorn and talking to the producers. It was very surreal,” Plasse said on the Rich Eisen show.

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades

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In Fifty shades of Grey the film, there were 20 minutes of pure sex, out of the 125 minutes of running time. And even though Dakota Johnson has had her fair share of sex scenes in the fifty shades trilogy, she told magazine interview they are “not comfortable”.

“It’s quite tedious. I faked sex for seven hours straight right now, and I’m done with it.

Johnson said she was so embarrassed after whiplashing herself during a scene. “I got whiplash once from him [Jamie Dornan] throw myself on the bed; so fucking painful,” she said Glamor Magazine.

Kate Winslet

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Titanic star Kate Winslet did sex scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2008 film Revolutionary Roadwhich she described as awkward – because her husband Sam Mendes was the director.

“I kept saying, ‘This is so… weird,'” Winslet, 32, said. “And Leo was like, ‘Oh, get over it. “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, a little reminder: you’re my best friend. He’s my husband. That’s kind of weird.’

Annabelle Wallis

Annabelle Wallis watched her Peaky Blinders sex scene with her parents

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Annabelle Wallis watched her Peaky Blinders sex scene with her parents


Peaky Blinders’ Grace Shelby, like many stars, found navigating the sex scene while watching with her parents a convoluted experience. “I was in a sex scene,” she explained on The Graham Norton Show. “Looking at it with [my parents] was so awkward and afterwards my dad said, “Well, we know where you got that from!” Good girl!'”

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