3 Stars Share How It Really Feels to Film a Sex Scene

"It really was like shooting a stunt", said Bridgerton's star Phoebe Dynevor.

Phoebe Dynevor – Bridgerton

Phoebe Dynevor spoke to Harper’s Bazaar about how much time and preparation went into blocking the seemingly effortless sex scenes with Regé-Jean Page in Netlix’s new hit series Bridgerton

“It really was like shooting a stunt, it looked real, but we’ve got padding on,” the actress told the outlet. “The angles are very … I mean, I’ve shot intimacy scenes before in the past without any of that. And I can’t believe really how new this all is, because it just changed the game.”

She added that the show’s intimacy coach, Lizzy Talbot, helped  the pair to feel comfortable. “We felt super safe and it just meant that when we got on set, we already knew exactly what we’re doing. We’d blocked it all so specifically. I knew exactly where his hand was going to go at what point. So it just meant that there wasn’t any room for a director to go, ‘Oh, I want to see this now.'”

Kate Winslet – The Mountain Between Us

Kate Winslet has done her fair share of on-screen love scenes, but time and experience haven’t made it any less awkward for the Oscar winner. “Those scenes are really awkward — it doesn’t matter which way you look at it,” Winslet told E! News about her romantic scene with Idris Elba in The Mountain Between Us, before revealing that she gave the film’s director, Hany Abu-Assad, some pointers. “‘Okay, everyone — this is how it’s going to be,'” Winslet recalled saying. Still, getting steamy with Elba has its perks: “All my friends are so jealous of me,” she joked.

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has no shortage of nudity and sex scenes, but only one of them caused Emilia Clarke to actually thank the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The actress told Elle that filming her commanding sex scene with Michiel Huisman in Game of Thrones’ fourth season was “brilliant. I actually went up to [them] and thanked them. I was like, ‘That’s a scene I’ve been waiting for!’ Because I get a lot of crap for having done nudes scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so antifeminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem. That’s upsetting, so it’s kind of wonderful to have a scene where I was like, ‘There you go!'”

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