What Sex Scenes Are Really Like, According To These A-List Male Actors

A perk for male actors is the opportunity to have a sex scene. Some are down for it while others have fear surrounding the whole ordeal. These 10 actors have had rather interesting experiences when it comes to pretend-lovemaking.

To kick things off, we talk about someone who has been a fixture on dramas since 1999.

10. American Erection

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Fans of Jesse Metcalfe have seen him getting busy on PassionsAmerican Housewives, and Dallas. While rehearsing his first sex scene with Eva Longoria, the director broke things up. It wasn’t because of the severity of the rehearsal. They simply needed to move the set around. Jesse was a bit in the moment, and he needed to take a breather.

9. Sausage Party

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Seth Rogen is notorious for his laughable scenes in the sack. For his sex scenes in Knocked Up, the Emmy-nominated actor was a bit nervous working with Katherine Heigl. “I was just afraid I was going to sweat on her,” said the actor about those scenes. He watched a ton of Porky’s and Bachelor Party to get himself ready.

The next person on the list got aroused in the weirdest way possible.

8. Dancing With Wood


Actor Liev Schreiber admitted to having the best erection of his life on set, but it wasn’t during a sex scene. In the 1994 film Mixed Nuts, Liev, who played a transvestite, danced with Steve Martin. Talking to Conan O’Brien, the actor stated, “I sort of chuckled to myself, ‘Boy would this be inappropriate if I became aroused.'”

7. Kryptonite Doesn’t Stand A Chance


Henry Cavill is proof that even Superman can feel shame. While shooting a scene for The Tudors, the actor got an accidental erection from not placing his penis in the right spot. The British native apologized repeatedly for the mishap.

The next person credits an iconic actor for his behavior.

6. All Apologies

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Much like Cavill, Ashton Kutcher is also a fan of apologizing after a sex scene. In fact, he admits to apologizing whether he gets aroused or he doesn’t. Kutcher even does it in an accent to break the tension. He credits award-winning actor Sir Laurence Olivier for his handling of an awkward situation.

5. I Just Made You Say Underwear

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Scottish actor Ewan McGregor had some nerves while shooting the 1993 BBC play Scarlet And Black. “They wanted to see my naked bum and her naked thigh, so we couldn’t wear any underwear,” stated the actor. His sex scenes haven’t gotten under the skin of his wife of 22 years, Eve.

The following person is known to have chats with the man downstairs.

4. Can I Have A Word With You?


While shooting Empire, Terrence Howard has been known to get an erection every now and then. His co-star Taraji P. Henson stated she would hear that the Oscar-nominated actor conversing with his penis. “No don’t do that. Taraji’s going to punch me,” said the actress in a radio interview.

3. Third Time’s The Charm

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Samuel L. Jackson is a fan of dropping the f-bomb and anime, but he simply can’t stand sex scenes. The box office icon has only agreed to do three sex scenes in his entire career. While filming Mother and Child, he allowed his co-star Naomi Watts to take control of the situation.

Having sex scenes with someone in two separate films can be a struggle. This next person certainly knows all about it.

2. Twice In A Lifetime

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Jake Gyllenhaal is no stranger to having sex scenes with actress Anne Hathaway. The two first worked together in the acclaimed film Brokeback Mountain, and they reunited for Love and Other Drugs. While promoting Love, Jake joked, “The hardest thing has been pretending to be turned on by Anne Hathaway.”

1. The Big Man

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While some actors find filming sex scenes to be awkward, Hugh Grant loves them. The English native, who won a Golden Globe for Four Weddings and a Funeral, considers them arousing. The star stated, “I like the experience of being in a sexual position when you’re not supposed to be in one.”


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