We have all faced the awkwardness of watching sex scenes with not so familiar people, but have you ever wondered how difficult was it for the actors to do it? Did they enjoy it and took it as a free feel or did it make them uncomfortable. Read what famous Hollywood actors and actresses had to say about filming sex scenes. Let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth!

Ryan Reynolds on The Change-Up

“So in the scene she’s sitting there, and I take her top off, I take her bra off, and she has those pasties on, but she’s drawn these adorable little smiley faces on them. And I forget every line in the scene. Not just from this movie, from every movie I’ve done.”

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Mila KunisBlack Swan

“It’s hard to have a sex scene, period. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, a male, a female. You’re with 100-something crew members, lighting you, repositioning you, there’s no comfort whatsoever.”

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Justin Timberlake

“It’s actually kind of annoying, you’re there for 12 hours, it’s exhausting.”

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Cameron DiazSex Tape

“It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean, you see everything.”

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Keira KnightleyA Dangerous Method

“[I did] a couple of shots of vodka — definitely — beforehand, and then a couple of glasses of champagne as a celebration of never having to do that again!”

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Angelina JolieBy The Sea

“Love scenes are strange anyway, but when you’re doing a love scene with a person that you really have sex with?”. “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.”

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Rosamund PikeGone Girl

“You’re alone with a man who’s not your husband who also has a husband … he’s in his underwear, you’re in your underwear, and you’re sort of dry humping on a bed.”

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Kate Winslet

“You can literally be tangled in sheets and you turn to the other actor and say, ‘What the fuck are we doing?’ Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek. It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms.”

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So know do you get it? It’s not always fun and games when actors shoot sex scenes. They have trouble too and at the most crucial stages… Oh, what you would give to be in their place, won’t you?