Anne Hathaway doesn’t mind stripping down to her birthday suit for movie roles, and she’s willing to do it more in the future!
Anne had to get naked for her latest role in Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal, and she thinks it’s just part of being a famous actress!
"Doing nudity is really a part of being an actor and you know at some point it might happen,” she said. “But everyone wants to be respectful of each other and everyone wants each other to feel as comfortable as possible so I think those days have a focus.”
And if you think shooting love scenes is like having sexy time, you’re wrong! Anne makes it sound more like homework than anything!
She said, "In this film we really approached it from a very prepared place. We discussed what we wanted to do beforehand and what we were comfortable with, we traded references from other films to establish an index of communicational references that we share. So by the time we came to do the scenes we were very well prepared."
"Some of the intimate scenes required even more trust and were even more difficult to get to and work through - to get yourself into that place and sustain it for a long period of time to be able to return back to those emotions again and again and again. Physical challenges are one thing but to actually leave yourself open and to mean it I find quite difficult some days."
As for Jake, he apparently didn’t wear underwear during their sex scenes in the movie, because he wanted it to be more “authentic.”
He said, “If we were going to be as open and intimate in a love story as we could be we have to do the same thing with sex. When you see two people in a movie like that, particularly as an actor, and they are portraying two people in love, it’s like, how do you even unconsciously believe people are in love if they don’t want to be naked around each other. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve never had sex with underwear on and it’s an odd thing to watch an actor do. You can try but I wouldn’t recommend it! So that was really important. We knew that if we did we would get somewhere in the audiences’ unconscious that these were people who were actually in love and not just actors telling a love story.”
That’s what I call method acting!