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Hugh Grant says filming sex scenes are “quite a turn-on”

Most actors blush in embarrassment while talking about the awkward nature of sex scenes, but Hugh Grant has admitted that he finds the ordeal rather saucy.

By Katie Skelly
He may be the star of more than a few romantic comedies but British star Hugh Grant has admitted he finds acting in emotional scenes to be quite a challenge.
"Love scenes are extremely difficult. You’re always within a millimeter of sentimentality and ‘yuck,’” he told W magazine.
But sex scenes, on the other hand, don’t quite evoke the awkward response for the 56-year-old. In fact, he rather enjoys them.
"Sex scenes are something else! The conventional response to sex scenes is that they’re horrible and not sexy and it’s all so unnatural. But I’ve always found filming sex scenes to be quite a turn-on."
“I like the experience of being in a sexual position when you’re not supposed to be in one.”
The beloved Bridget Jones’s Diary star might just be alone on his love for getting down to his birthday suit in front of a room full of cast and crew.
Most celebrities can’t help but cringe at the very thought of reliving the filming of their intimate scenes.
“It's hard to have a sex scene, period,” said Mila Kunis to the Huffington Post of her role in Black Swan.
“It doesn't matter if it's a friend, a male, a female. You're with 100-something crew members, lighting you, re-positioning you, there's no comfort whatsoever."
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Echoing her sentiments was Dakota Johnson, who stars in the controversial trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey.
“Filming a sex scene is not a sensual or pleasurable environment. It’s really hot – not in a steamy, sexual way.”
“It’s just sweaty and it’s not very comfortable. And on top of that, my hands and legs were tied, and I was blindfolded, and I was being hit with this bizarre tool," she continued.
“It was emotionally taxing. At first I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is the worst thing ever.'"
Dakota Johnson wouldn't allow her mum Melanie Griffith to see her blockbuster film out of embarrassment!
Over the years, actor Michael Fassbender has developed his own coping mechanism for filming the uncomfortable scenes.
"Sex scenes can be quite awkward. As a guy, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re not taking advantage. You don’t want the girl to feel like you’re 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 don’t want to be doing take after take.”
But Keira Knightley’s tactic from A Dangerous Method takes the cake.
"[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!"
Watch her hilarious confession in the video player below!

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