8 Television Stars Who Think Filming Sex Scenes is the Literal Worst
When you think about all the obvious perks of being a famous actor, things like being really rich, getting free swag and making out with lots of hot stars come to mind. But while getting paid to get up close and personal with someone like Ian Somerhalder or Dylan O’Brien seems like the actual dream, celebs who are really in the biz have a much different response to getting paid to film romantic scenes.
In some ways, it makes sense. Having to smooch over and over again in various levels of undress while 50 people are watching might give you a little bit of performance anxiety. Also, getting ~cuddly~ with someone who isn’t your significant other might just feel like you’re being a huge frickin’ jerk — even if it is, you know, for work.
Lots of movie stars have come out and declared their undying hatred for fake love-making, but the big screen isn’t the only place where actors pretend to get it on. While cable networks like HBO and Showtime tend to get fairly graphic with their sex scenes, even broadcast TV stations like The CW and MTV feature slightly toned-down versions of these romantic scenarios. This means that no matter what kind of actor you are, filming a sex scene is basically inevitable — and according to these eight TV stars, it pretty much sucks.
Lea Michele on Glee
You might think that sex scenes between Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were super easy due to their IRL connection, but the actress actually hated getting steamy with her bae in front of the cameras.
Their first sex scene actually happened before they started dating, so the awkwardness makes sense. Not only was it "way awkward" and "so less sexy than you think," but Lea told E! News, "We were in a room with like 20 people around us, sitting by the fireplace."
She also majorly dissed Cory while talking about the whole thing mentioning, "He was sweating so much. I was so grossed out!" Sweating seems like a natural part of this kind of filming process — not only are these scenes fairly physical, but the nerves def don't help in that department, either!