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Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams: not totally into sex scenes

August 15, 2008

kate.jpgIt’s not easy making love in Hollywood — at least not in front of movie cameras.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, 33, and Kate Winslet, 32, had a lovemaking scene in the upcoming drama “Revolutionary Road,” which was directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes. Winslet said filming the scene took some adjustment.
“I just kept saying, ‘This is too … weird,’” Winslet told Entertainment Weekly magazine. 
“And Leo was like, ‘Oh get over it.’ And I’m going, ‘Yeah, a little reminder: You’re my best friend. He’s my husband. This is a bit weird,” Winslet told the magazine.
For DiCaprio and Winslet, the sex scene was a reprise of sorts, because they had some steamy on screen lovemaking together in the 1997 blockbuster hit “Titanic.”
Actress Rachel McAdams, 31, the Canadian-born star of “The Notebook” and “Mean Girls,” took a similar position on love scenes in an interview with the New York Times publication T Magazine.
“A kiss with anyone, on or off camera, can be intimidating,” McAdams said in the interview, which was featured on the magazine’s Web site on Friday.
“I’ve been kissing for nearly two decades now and I’m always convinced I’m not doing it right. Chemistry is so important in a great kiss. You can act your way through anything, but it’s hard with a kiss.” 

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)


oh, titanic… go memories!


Kate feels weird because actors know to well how they’re crossing the line in those love making scenes. Actors try to keep it “professional,” but they identify with their characters so much that they end up feeling the same way about their co-stars in real life after all that kissing, cooing, and closeness. This is why so many Hollywood marriages turn up like Brangelina. What they all need to do is the whole lot of them get together and get married to each other, so they can all be one big happy, swinging family.


what are the point of sex scenes anyway? Why is there a need to be so explicit? that is what makes some ppl feel uncomfortable.

Posted by esther | Report as abusive

I can see where it would be weird playing out a love scene with another while your spouse looks on.And a regular love scene could spark real feelings and has in the past.You would have to try and chalk it up to professionalism and not letting your feelings get in the way of your job.But what a weird circumstance and weirder job! Ha-Ha!”Pass the boobs please!” LOL!

Posted by Olddog | Report as abusive

Kate Winslet is truly a dream come true for all movie buffs.She has the most dominating stage presence and she really knows how to hold her own, even if she’s playing a role against DiCaprio – because i mean, all the women are going to be swooning at the sight of him and all the men will be looking at him to see ‘what’s he got that i dont have!’But Winslet – she’s the star. I can’t wait to see her in Rev. Road!!!! She really has a unique way to embodying the character completely, so much so that one tends to forget her role, isn’t really her…I think that’s why the sex scenes are hard for her to do, especially since her husband is directing them!

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