16 Celebrities on What It’s REALLY Like to Do A Sex Scene on Camera

We put a lot of pressure on anything sex, especially when it comes to the “first time.” 

Whether it’s your first time with the person you’re dating or your first time ever, it only happens once. But when it comes to filming, you shoot until you get it right, and sometimes, it can take forever.

In between the first and the perfect shot, celebrities go through some of the most embarrassing and hilarious moments.

Just keep reading and find out which celebrity couldn’t stop sweating and which one was nervous because he was filming with his more experienced childhood crush below.

1. Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades of Grey

Even if you’ve never washed Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ve probably heard a lot about it. Sex, sex, and more sex. Leading lady Dakota Johnson admitted that she suffered from whiplash when co-star Jamie Dornan threw her onto the bed.

“So f*cking painful,” she told The Mirror.

With all that they’ve been through, we’re surprised that’s all she suffered.

2. Kristen Bell, House of Lies

Kristen Bell was glowing at seven months of pregnancy, and she was also filming House of Lies with Adam Brody.

“It was very, very, very awkward for, I would say, about five minutes,” Brody said. “Then it was awkward in how normal it was. We were sandwiching her child in-between our stomachs.”

Well, sex during pregnancy is quite normal, Mr. Brody.

3. Jesse Metcalfe, Desperate Housewives

Who could forgot the steamy affair between Gabby Solis and her much younger gardener on Desperate Housewives? Well, Jesse Metcalfe couldn’t.

The young actor shared just how excited he got to film one particular scene with Eva Longoria.

“As a matter of fact, in the first scene we ever had, where Gabriella and John first had sex, we were rehearsing and then the director was like, ‘OK, get out of bed, we have to reset the set,’ Metcalfe said in an interview with radio station 106.5 Sacramento. “And I was like, ‘I need a minute.”

Need a minute to what, Mr. Metcalfe?

4. Henry Cavill, The Tudors

Now famous for his role as Superman, Henry Cavill once starred in Showtime’s historical fiction TV series, The Tudors.

As 1st Duke of Suffolk, Cavill found himself in an interesting situation.

“A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t rearranged my – stuff into a harmless position, “Cavill said in an interview with Men’s Health. “She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard.”

“I had to apologize profusely afterward. It’s not great when you’re in a professional acting environment and somebody gets a boner, is it?”

5. Robert Pattinson, Map to the Stars

Robert Pattinson has outgrown his role as Edward Cullen on Twilight. In 2014, the young actor starred in Map to the Stars with Julianne Moore.

The two got intimate in the back of the car, but Pattinson couldn’t stop sweating. We’ll blame it on the confined space.

6. Jon Hamm, Bridesmaids

While filming the hit comedy Bridesmaids, Jon Hamm felt like he would crush Kristen Wiig, his tiny costar.

“I am not a small human being. I weigh at least 200 pounds and I’m six-foot-two. And Wiig is a twig; she’s a skinny little thing,” he said.

Hamm reportedly told Wiig to punch him in the side if he was hurting her. We have to admit, we were a bit worried while watching that opening scene, too.

7. Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street

Leave it up to a real lady to put a man in his place. While filming a scene with Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie pushed Leo’s head out of the way because he was in her light.

“He was so incredulous that I had told him to get out of my light, and physically moved him out of the way, he was like, ‘Did you really just do that?'”

But don’t get mixed up by this incident. The move was purely business and for the sake of the scene. Robbie describes DiCaprio as one of her favorite actors.

8. Ryan Reynolds, The Change-Up

While on The Tonight Show, Ryan Reynolds shared about his steamy scene with Olivia Wilde for The Change-Up. The takeaway? He accidentally removed her smiley faced pasties, and her forgets his lines.

“In the scene, she’s sitting there and I take her top off and the 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 but from every other movie I’ve done,” he continued.

“At some point in the scene she takes my hands and puts them on her breasts. I take my hands away and I look down at my hands and there’s two frickin’ smiley faces on them and I have no idea what to do. And I reflexively, like an idiot, just put my hands right back on her breasts!”

9. Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs

Anne Hathaway has built a resume of strength, confidence, and experience, from Princess Diaries to now, but she still has her moments.

While rehearsing a scene with Jake Gyllenhaal for Love and Other Drugs, she thought they were actually filming. She had to remove her trench coat, revealing nothing but her naked body.

“I thought we were filming, but it turned out we were just rehearsing and I got unnecessarily naked in front of a lot of people!” she revealed to Hollywood Life.

10. Lizzy Caplan, True Blood

It’s been a while since Lizzy Caplan starred as Janice in Mean Girls, but she has had other great roles. If you’re a fan of True Blood, you’ve seen her star as Amy Burley.

To calm her nerves for the first sex scene, she got wasted.

“It was like 7 am in the morning and I was chugging vodka completely naked while a make-up artist I had just met was on her knees in front of me sponging my ass,” Caplan shared on Chelsea Lately.

The shot went well, but afterwards, she went up to several different crew members and pointed out their boners. She had only just met them the day before.

11. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Superbad

When Christopher Mintz-Plasse starred as McLovin in Superbad, he was only 17. That’s why his mom had to be on set when he filmed a sex scene.

“It was because I was 17,” he said in an interview with GQ. “Stupid law. I was just sitting there with my boxers on, waiting for my mom to drive down to the set. She got there, and I had fake sexual intercourse in front of her.”

Lovely! This one just might top the list.

12. Emilia Clark, Game of Thrones

You’ve seen everything of Thrones, but you’ve never guessed this. Sometimes, actors will wear socks to cover their private parts while filming intimate scenes.

Emilia Clarke burst into laughter when her co-star Jason Momoa used a bright pink sock for the occasion.

“It’s huge, and it’s pink, and I don’t know what to do,” Clarke laughed while on The Graham Norton Show.

13. Zac Efron, At Any Price

If you haven’t seen the award-winning film At Any Price, you should definitely check it out. If a great storyline won’t sell you, then maybe Zac Efron will. As one YouTuber describe, “[He’s] a sexy piece of meat.”

While filming, he was extremely nervous because his costar was none other than Heather Graham, his childhood cush.

Graham discovered that Efron and director Ramin Bahrani have never done a sex scene prior.

“I thought it was so funny. I was suddenly this expert,” the actress laughed.

14. Alexander Skarsgård, The Legend of Tarzan

We don’t condone violence, but depending on the person, sex can be a raw, animalistic experience. At least this is what director David Yates seems to believe.

“They’re doing this love scene together, and I said [to Robbie], ‘Just slap Alex while you’re making love, just kind of give him a punch,” Yates said on filming the latest Tarzan film.

“It was sort of an earthy, sensual moment of her enjoying sex with Alex,” he continued. “And the only bruise he picked up during the entire shoot was probably that punch from Margot. Which says a lot about her feistiness.”

15. Anna Paquin, True Blood

There’s lots and lots of sex on the dark fantasy series True Blood. Before you get all excited, remember this fun fact. Lead actress Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse, is actually married to co-star Stephen Moyer, Bill Compton on the show.

Moyer took the director’s chair an episode and had to direct his wife during a sex scene.

“There are moments where I’ll be watching on a monitor [and say], “Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna’s breast. Good.”

He also called her babe while calling the shots. It must have been very interesting, to say the least.

16. Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached

Ashton Kutcher is no stranger to screen, TV and film, but he wasn’t delivering for director Ivan Reitman on the set of No Strings Attached.

The director told Kutcher, “I think you need to orgasm sooner.”

We wonder what co-star Natalie Portman had to say about that.

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