Big Stars Share Their Craziest Sex Scene Stories (PHOTOS)

Kimberly Goad | Jan 10, 2016 Celebrities
Big Stars Share Their Craziest Sex Scene Stories (PHOTOS)

What's it like to shoot a sex scene for the entire world to see? About as awkward as you can imagine. For the film Love and Other Drugs, for example, Anne Hathaway didn't realize she and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal were simply rehearsing when she disrobed. 

Want more funny and weird sex scene stories? Click through for another 18 instances in which other big Hollywood stars kissed and told all.

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  • Ryan Reynolds & Olivia Wilde


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    While filming a sex scene with topless Olivia Wilde for The Change-Up, Ryan Reynolds went speechless when he saw that she'd drawn smiley faces on her pasties. "I [forgot] every line in the scene," he told the Tonight Show's Jay Leno. The pasties then accidentally came off in his palms -- and he reflexively cupped her breasts to help her cover up, before crew members came to the rescue with a towel. Talk about awkward!

  • Emilia Clarke & Jason Momoa


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    Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke burst out laughing when she saw that Jason Momoa was wearing a fluffy pink sock to cover himself up to lighten the mood around the filming of a violent sex scene. "It's huge and it's pink and I don't know what to do!" Clarke recalled thinking, on The Graham Norton Show

  • Kristen Schaal & Will Forte


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    While filming a sex scene with Will Forte for their hit show The Last Man on Earth -- after eating beans for another scene -- Kristen Schaal passed gas while lying on top. "I was having this private battle that I was struggling I finally looked at Will and said, I'm going to fart on you," she told Seth Meyers. "And I did." Forte tried to take the blame after breaking down in laughter, but says Schaal, "I own my farts." 

  • Jon Hamm & Kristin Wiig


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    At six-foot-two and 200 lbs, Jon Hamm admits he's not exactly small. So when the Bridesmaids script called for him to wear a "weird flesh-colored thong," and bounce on top of Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm says he told Wiig to punch him in the side if he was hurting her. When the ackwardness fell away, he says, "you think, alright we're doing this, so let's just have fun with it."

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  • Dave Franco & Halston Sage


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    The day Dave Franco shot his Neighbors sex scene with Halston Sage, whom he had just met, he discovered he had an unwanted visitor: "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?'"

  • Robert Pattinson & Julianne Moore


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    It was supposed to be erotic, of course, but the making of a car sex scene with Julianne Moore for Map to the Stars was challenging, what with his copious sweating and the constricted area. "There's not enough space to really do it," he says. "So she's banging her hear on the ceiling. It ended up being kind of funny."

  • Ashton Kutcher & Natalie Portman


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    When Ashton Kutcher filmed numerous sex scenes with Natalie Portman for No Strings Attached, the actor said he had to swallow his pride when director Ivan Reitman told him he was taking too long to  "orgasm." Kutcher also used classic actor Sir Laurence Olivier's line on Portman before sex scenes started, to break the ice: "He would say, 'I apologize for getting aroused and I apologize for not getting aroused,'" Kutcher said. "And you have to say it with the accent."

  • Keira Knightley & Michael Fassbender


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    Shooting a spanking scene in A Dangerous Method, in which she plays a Russian psychoanalist involved with colleague Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), Keira Knightley says she downed shots of vodka beforehand and drank champagne after it was over. She joked to Fassbender, "I've got a security guard outside. You touch me and he's gonna break your legs."And he was like, 'Keira, you're tied to a bed. You're not really in a position to say that.'"

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  • Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer


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    True Blood star Anna Paquin did lots of nude and sex scenes for the HBO series -- even some directed by her husband, Stephen Moyer. Awkward? Nah, she told Entertainment Weekly. "It's just kinda how it's always been." Moyer has even told her to enjoy the scenes, while directing her co-star to, say, move his hand closer to Anna's nipple. "I'll go, 'Babe, babe, enjoy it.'" Talk about liberated.

  • Allison Williams & Ebon Moss-Bachrach


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    When Allison Williams shot a scene for Girls that called for costar Ebon Moss-Bachrach to taste her butt, she spread vanilla cream on the area to make things less awkward. "It's total TV magic," she said.

  • Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt


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    To prepare for the sex scene in Passengers -- with married father of one Chris Pratt -- an uncomfortable Jennifer Lawrence turned to alcohol. She has joked that the shoot went on for so long that she was hung over by the end of the day.

  • Margot Robbie & Leonardo DiCaprio


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    While filming a sex scene for The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie said Leonardo DiCaprio was taken aback when she moved his head out of the way so she could be properly lit. "He was like, 'Did you really just do that?" Robbie said. Hey, if she had to do this in front of 50 people, she might as well look good, right?

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  • Amy Smart & Jason Statham


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    In the Crank movies, Amy Smart and Jason Statham have done the dirty deed everywhere from a race course to a crowded mall. Though Smart says the onscreen tough guy is actually very shy, "it helped that we were both being so completely outrageous together. It feels like you're on a roller coaster ride, and you're climbing up the tracks at the top and you know you're going to surrender to this crazy ride." Best metaphor for sex ever.

  • Neil Patrick Harris & Rosamund Pike


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    For his off-kilter, very bloody Gone Girl sex scene with Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris says director David Fincher had the co-stars rehearse for three days (using gallons of fake blood and scores of bedsheets) and had every detail planned. "This number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate," Harris recalled. "He doesn't want a lot of re-interpretation once you start rolling. It was a strange few days."

  • Jesse Metcalfe & Eva Longoria


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    Actors agree that sex scenes are not particularly sexy. Well, most of the time. Desperate Housewives actors Jesse Metcalfe and Eva Longoria were rehearsing their first sex scene together when the director asked them to get off the bed so the bed could be readied for the scene. "I was like, 'I need a minute.'"

  • Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal


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    Reuniting for Love and Other Drugs after co-starring in Brokeback Mountain, Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal described their new film as a 'nude fest,' complete with merkins -- uh, pubic wigs -- bruises, and a position they named the 'Hathaway special.' Oh, and one awkward moment when Hathaway accidentally disrobed before a rehearsal. Good times!

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  • Allison Janney & Michael Lerner


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    It may all have been pretend, but Allison Janney says one sex scene in the film Life During Wartime actually sent her co-star Michael Lerner to the hospital. “They wanted us to look sweaty for the shot, like we’ve been at it for a while," the actress told Entertainment Weekly. "So they sprayed this glistening stuff all over us. They didn’t realize that we’re on a marble floor. All of a sudden we drop out of frame because he slips and he drags me down with him." Lerner hurt his knees but was OK.

  • Jeff Perry & Matt Letscher


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    Scandal actor Jeff Perry, who is straight, has played characters many times in his career, including on the mega-hit ABC show. Onscreen sex partner Matt Letscher? Not so much. "He was kind of like, 'Jeff, um, I'm gonna pretend this is real easy and not a problem, but I've never done this at all.' We were awkward for a while. And then he said, 'Let's go for it. I'm gonna pretend you're my girlfriend, my wife. Here we go.' And we had a lot of fun."

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