Actors’ Unbelievable Sex Scene Stories

Sex is a beautiful thing, but shooting sex scenes on film? That can get a little awkward and even celebrity sex scenes don’t always go as planned. Superman Henry Cavill has even admitted that something quite embarrassing popped up while he was shooting a sex scene, and that’s not even the most embarrassing movie sex scenes story out there!

Sure, stars like Mindy Kaling, Hugh Grant, and Amanda Seyfried have come out claiming that shooting sex scenes is a lot of fun, but according to the Hollywood  on this list, it can be the most awkward and embarrassing thing in the world. After all, you’re pretending to have sex with someone while an entire crew watches and a director nervously tells you where to place certain body parts. Sounds about as romantic as dinner with your mother-in-law!

The following behind the scenes stories from the sets of film sex scenes contain some pretty embarrassing admissions from including tales of accidental farts, sweating attacks, and having your mother watching you fake bang someone else. So, which story do you think is the most embarrassing? Vote up the most embarrassing sex scene mishaps below – those that make you cringe with embarrassment yourself.

That Time Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Mother Watched Him Film a Sex Scene

Because Mintz-Plasse was underage when he played McLovin in Superbad, his mother had to be on set the whole time and actually watched him shoot the sex scene in the film! “It was because I was 17,” he told GQ. “Stupid law. I was just sitting there with my bors on, waiting for my mom to drive down to the set. She got there, and I had fake sexual intercourse in front of her.” Now that’s embarrassing.

Source:  G

That Time Ryan Reynolds Forgot His Lines While Holding Olivia Wilde’s Boobs

While filming The Change-Up, Reynolds admitted that he got himself into a very awkward situation. During an appearance on The Tonight Show, he told Jay Leno about touching Olivia Wilde’s breasts and accidentally removing her pasties. “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.     

The actor continued saying, “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!”

Source: Today 

If you think that’s a good story, check this wild and crazy event that transpired on set.

That Time Henry Cavill Got a Boner

Superman star Henry Cavill experienced one stiff situation when filming a scene for Showtime’s The Tudors.  “A girl had to be on top of me, she had spectacular breasts, and I hadn’t rearranged my – stuff into a harmless position. She’s basically rubbing herself all over me and, um, it got a bit hard,” Cavill told Men’s Health. “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? No, not acceptable.”

Source:  Celebuzz

That Time Emilia Clarke Had a Laughing Fit

Even though the sex scenes on Game of Thrones can be quite disturbing, star Emilia Clarke fell into a fit of the giggles when filming one with Jason Momoa. Turns out instead of using the normal modesty sock to cover his junk, Momoa opted for a fluffy pink sock which sent Clarke into hysterics. “It’s huge, and it’s pink, and I don’t know what to do,” Clarke said on The Graham Norton Show.

Source: Huffington Post

That Time Jesse Metcalfe “Needed a Minute” After Filming

Metcalfe told radio station 106.5 Sacramento that the first time he shot a sex scene with Eva Longoria on Desperate Housewives, he got a little excited and “needed a minute” after the scene was done to… relax. “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,’ and I was like, ‘I need a minute,’” Metcalfe said.   

Source:  Zimbio

That Time Emmy Rossum Used A “Vag Pad”

Shameless star Emmy Rossum confessed on Chelsea Lately that she had to use a “vag pad” to avoid penetration. “We like it to be realistic but not real, but I wear something I call the ‘vag pad,’ it’s kind of a little triangular panty liner that you stick to you…,” revealed the star. She also said that sometimes the guy wears a sock, and when you move too much, you get yourself into a “slippery” situation. Lovely.

Source:  Huffington Post

That Time Kristen Schaal Accidentally Farted

While filming a sex scene for their TV show The Last Man on Earth, actress Kristen Schaal let one rip on costar Will Forte. Schaal was trying to hold it in, but it got out, forcing her costar to crack. Schaal told Seth Meyers that she proceeded to keep farting and farting. “If you fart on your scene partner it’s the most intimate you can get.”   

Source: VH1

That Time Anne Hathaway Accidentally Flashed the Crew

Anne Hathaway was getting ready to film some intense sex scenes with costar Jake Gyllenhaal, for their film Love and Other Drugs, when she had one of the most embarrassing moments of her life. “I have to remove my trench coat and be nude underneath,” Hathaway told Hollywood Life. “And 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!”

Source:  Hollywood Life

That Time Kate Winslet Had a “Nutsack” on Her Face

In an interview with V Magazine, Kate Winslet (who has had famous sex scenes in many films) talked about what filming sex scenes is really like. “I hate it! Listen make no mistake, I just get on it. As actors you talk about it all the time. You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say ‘What the f*ck 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.”   

Source:  Huffington Post

That Time Anna Paquin’s Husband Directed Her Making Out With Someone Else

Anna Paquin did lots of nude and sex scenes for HBO’s True Blood. But none of them could have been more awkward than the one her real life husband, Stephen Moyer, directed. Said Moyer, ” 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. And can you move your right thumb just a little bit …? Great. And then I’ll go, “Babe, babe, enjoy it.” I’m certainly talking to her as “babe.” “Darling, go for it.’”

Source:  Daily Mail

That Time Lizzy Caplan Got Drunk Before a True Blood Sex Scene

For her first sex scene in True Blood, Caplan admitted she got totally wasted beforehand. “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 said on Chelsea Lately. After the shoot, the really embarrassing part happened. “I was so drunk, that after I shot the scene I was going up to the crew members. I had just met all these people the day before and I was going up to them like, ”You got a boner! You do! You’ve got one!” 

Source:  Daily Mail

That Time Jason Statham Showed His Ass in Public

Sure, Jason Statham has had his share of sex scenes in his films, though most of them are in a bedroom. But for Crank 2, Statham had to film a sex scene in a crowded shopping mall! Apparently, Statham isn’t much of an exhibitionist because he told Ocean Drive Magazine“Trying to do an aggressive sex scene is quite difficult. Especially in a public place with a crowd of screaming extras with their little camera phones going click-click, talking pictures of your pasty white ass.”

Source:  Celebuzz

That Time Margot Robbie Told Leonard DiCaprio to Get Out of Her Light

Leonardo DiCaprio was used to being the big man in the bedroom, but he got quite a surprise when costar Margot Robbie tried to get him out of her light while filming a sex scene for The Wolf of Wall Street. Robbie told Manhattan Magazine, “We were positioned while they lit around us in one scene, and I kind of pushed Leo’s head to one side and told him he was in my light and he moved out of [it],” she said. “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?’ I don’t think anyone has told him to get out of their light in quite some time. He seemed extremely [shocked], but it was kind of funny.” 

Source:  E! Online

That Time Allison Janney’s Costar Ended Up in the Hospital

Allison Janney isn’t known for her sex scenes, and this might be why. When filming her first sex scene for the film Life During Wartime, it got so dangerous, her costar Michael Lerner went to the hospital. “He had to push me up against a wall, and they wanted us to look sweaty for the shot, like we’ve been at it for a while. So they sprayed this glistening stuff all over us. They didn’t realize that we’re on a marble floor,” Janney told Entertainment Weekly. “So he pushes me up against the wall and all of a sudden we drop out of frame because he slips and he drags me down with him. He falls on his knees and I can’t stop laughing. Todd was trying to get me to stop because I think Michael was really hurt. And I couldn’t. And the cameraman couldn’t stop either. But he really hurt his knees. He had to go to the hospital. So that was my first sex scene.”

Source:  Entertainment Weekly

That Time Robert Pattinson Couldn’t Stop Sweating

Robert Pattinson is a sweater, especially in the bedroom. The heartthrob said that while filming a sex scene with Julianne Moore in Map to the Stars, he had a sweating attack that was beyond embarrassing. “It was so hot in Toronto [where the movie was shot], and she’s one of these people… she doesn’t sweat at all,” Pattinson told Heat magazine. “But I sweat like a f*****g crazy person. And I was trying to literally catch drops of sweat to stop them hitting her back! Afterwards she was like ‘Are you having a panic attack?’ It was so embarrassing.”

Source: Metro

That Time Jennifer Lawrence Got Wasted

In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Lawrence let slip that she got hammered before filming a sex scene with Chris Pratt. “Because you forget, like when you’re shooting, I was like oh I’m gonna get hammered for the sex scene, ’cause it’s stressful and scary,” she said. “And then you forget like, you know, you’re at work and so you’re gonna be here for eight hours. I was incredibly hungover by the time they got to me.” 

That Time Margot Robbie Punched Alexander Skarsgård

Tarzan might be a rugged, sexy hero, but that doesn’t mean Jane is just a damsel in distress. In fact, Alexander Skarsgård managed to get through almost all of filming for The Legend of Tarzan without any scrapes or bruises. At least until he had to film a sex scene with Margot Robbie’s Jane.

According to director David Yates, even Robbie’s playful punches pack a wallop. Yates said“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.” He continued, “it was sort of an earthy, sensual moment of her enjoying sex with Alex, and the only bruise he picked up during the entire shoot was probably that punch from Margot. Which says a lot about her feistiness.”

That Time Allison Williams Smelled Like Cake

Things got pretty intense when Allison Williams had to shoot a scene for Girls in which she had her rear end… tasted… by costar Ebon Moss-Bachrach. No matter how you spin it, the shoot was going to end up pretty awkward. So in an attempt to make it more comfortable, Williams spread vanilla cream all over her… nether regions. She also concocted a pillow-like contraption for his head that involved Spanx and menstrual pads. Sounds sexy, right?

Source:  Vulture

That Time Dave Franco Had a Pimple on His Butt

Dave Franco was filming his sex scene for the film Neighbors when he realized his ass wasn’t as camera-ready as he thought. “I  woke up that morning and I had a giant pimple on my ass. I had to go to the makeup artist who I had also met that week and be like, ‘Can we go in the other room and you’ll put makeup literally on my ass?’ So that was that,” said Franco. He also kinda forgot his co-star Halston Sage’s name during the scene.

Source: E! Online

That Time Ashton Kutcher Took Too Long to Fake an Orgasm

When filming No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman, the sex scenes between the two were awkward to say the least. Even though they’d chat about benign things like weekend plans in between takes, it was Kutcher who had to swallow his pride when director Ivan Reitman told him he was taking “too long” to… finish. “Ivan comes back in and is like, ‘I think you need to orgasm sooner,’” Kutcher told ComingSoon.net. “Your male machismo is like, no, no, it would take me much longer than this!”

Source:  Huffington Post

That Time Zac Efron Had to Fake It with His Childhood Crush

As if Zac Efron wasn’t nervous enough to shoot his first sex scene for the film At Any Price, add the fact that his costar was Heather Graham, his childhood crush, and he was all jitters. ” She’s always been the epitome of that perfect girl. I wanted to get it right,” Efron told Page Six. Graham added, “Zac and [director Ramin Baharani] were like, ‘We’ve never done a sex scene before… We’re kind of nervous.’ I thought it was so funny. I was suddenly this expert.”

Source:  Page Six

That Time Jon Hamm Nearly Crushed Kristen Wiig

Jon Hamm had quite an embarrassing story from filming his Bridesmaids sex scenes with costar Kristen Wiig. So embarrassing, he nearly crushed her to death!  “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. I told her, ‘Just punch me in the side if I’m hurting you’,” the actor said. He also admitted that wearing a “weird flesh-colored thong” and bouncing on top of Wiig certainly made for an awkward shoot.

Source:  US Magazine

That Time Adam Brody “Sandwiched” Kristen Bell’s Unborn Baby

It’s got to be a little awkward filming a sex scene when your costar is seven months pregnant. But that’s exactly what happened to Adam Brody and Kristen Bell while filming a sex scene for House of Lies, which he found quite embarrassing. “It was very, very, very awkward for, I would say, about five minutes and then it was awkward in how normal it was. We were sandwiching her child in-between our stomachs,” Brody said.

Source: Perez Hilton

That Time Melvin Van Peebles Contracted an STD

In the 1971 blaxploitation film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, star Melvin Van Peebles said that not only did he have actual sex in the film, but one of those rendezvous resulted in him contracting an STD. Van Peebles went on to sue the production for that little unwanted surprise.

Source:  Philadelphia Weekly

That Time Dakota Johnson Suffered Whiplash

\Fifty Shades of Grey, an incredibly sexual movie, demanded a lot from stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. In the middle of one sex scene, Johnson got so embarrassed because she actually suffered from whiplash when he tossed her on the bed. Johnson told The Mirror, “I got whiplash once from him throwing me on the bed; so f***ing painful.”

Source:  The Mirror

That Time Rebel Wilson Broke Out the Nunchucks

Rebel Wilson went on The Tonight Show and told Jay Leno that director Michael Bay wasn’t loving the sex scene she was doing with Anthony Mackie for the movie Pain & Gain, so she whipped out some nunchucks, much to Mackie’s surprise. She just “happened” to have the weapons on her.

Source:  Vulture

That Time Ewan McGregor Felt Like He Was Banging His Sister

Ewan McGregor has appeared naked in many films, but it was his sex scene with actress Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge! that seems the least sexy of all. “After the initial nerves, we got on great. It was like having an older sister,” McGregor said of the sex scene with Kidman. “I’d belch or swear or tell a rude joke and she’d go, ‘Ewan!’ as if she was slightly embarrassed by me. So that was how it was. It was amusing for me, because I’d play up to it.”

Source: Daily Mail

That Time Judd Apatow Had to Put String on a Woman’s Nipple

Apparently while shooting a scene for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, director Judd Apatow needed a woman’s nipple pop out. So, he placed a string on her nipple and had someone pull it at the right time. “I was so uncomfortable shooting it that I only did one take,” Apatow told MTV. He tried to get star Seth Rogen to be the guy pulling the string, but Rogen refused. Not that it would have made the scene any less embarrassing for the girl.Source:  MTV

That Time Keira Knightley Had Her Bodyguard Standing By

For their film A Dangerous Method, Keira Knightley had her bodyguards stand nearby when shooting a sex scene, just in case her costar Michael Fassbender got too out of control. Knightley told The Hollywood Reporter, “I did actually say to Michael before one of the scenes – I was like, ‘I’ve got a security guard outside. You touch me and he’s gonna break your legs!’ And he was like, ‘Keira, you’re tied to a bed. You’re not really in a position to say that.’ I said, ‘I guess you’re right.’… [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!”

Source:  Huffington Post

That Time Gucci Mane Fell Asleep

According to the director, Gucci Mane actually fell asleep while shooting a sex scene for the film Spring Breakers. Harmony Korine said the star was so catatonic from weed that he literally passed out. “So we’re shooting the sequence, and as he is getting f*cked, I start to hear snores. He had literally passed out! And she was riding his d*ck the whole time. I’d never in my life filmed a sex scene where the dude was sleeping,” spilled Korine.

Source:  Perez Hilton