You’ve seen them on Cinemax, HBO, you’ve seen them in theaters, you’ve seen them on TV… I’m talking about love scenes! They can be super floaty and sexy or not well done at all. It depends not only on the director and the actors and actresses but also on the lighting, the sound, the editing, the score, etc. to make it an exciting and exciting experience for the audience.
Doing a love scene felt like an out-of-body experience to me (and not the kind that feels like pure love and joy). If I look back when I did that first love scene, I literally remember someone standing to the side and looking at her, not being the actress in the scene. It was a closed set (only the director and actors, and perhaps the script supervisor, remained on set). They were all very professional. Fortunately, no one has ever acted inappropriately while filming a love scene. The whole event was quite technical as well. Move your body here, your arm down, now kiss. I had what’s called a “patch” over my lady parts underneath and my co-star was wearing a “sock” over her man parts. But I was naked, more or less. To say that I felt vulnerable would be an understatement.
As an actor, my job is to bring a character to life and give it credibility in unreal situations. That includes love scenes. If it looks real, I’ve done my job. I will go on record and say that it is all acting. It is NOT real, even though it looks like it is.
This is what I can recommend to actors and actresses who are faced with doing a love scene:
1) Maintain a positive and easy-to-work attitude;
2) Listen to your instincts, if you feel uncomfortable, let the director know;
3) If you feel someone is being inappropriate, stop and talk to the principal and whoever is being inappropriate;
4) Make sure that you are respected as an actress and that each person wears the appropriate costumes;
5) Make sure you have a robe available between shots;
6) Be hygienic when showering and brushing your teeth;
7) Be sensitive to the wishes of the other actors, everyone is in a vulnerable position;
8) Use foresight and sensitivity, don’t eat onions and garlic for lunch that day;
9) Take with you a bag with the items you may need:
b. Patch (to cover your private areas) if you cover the area with something, they can’t use the shot if it’s shown on film, this is for your protection!
d. toothbrush and toothpaste
me. Washcloth and hand towel
F. handy wipes
gram. Feminine products (women only)
d. First aid box
I started acting in 1996. I have starred or co-starred in more than 20 movies. I discovered this about myself: I tend to read stuff I don’t really like like I don’t have to. I auditioned for an independent film and they called me back. I was so excited! I read the script; it was a movie about a prostitute who is suspected of murder. They offered me the part. I yay. I saw that there were love scenes in the movie, but I tend to skim through them, so maybe they didn’t really exist. I like to focus on the positive aspects of things. And really kid myself about the negative. I really wanted to work as an actress. I promised to do the nudity to make the film. Had I known it was called “soft porn,” I probably never would have done it. I never wanted to be a “porn” star. Granted, I have never done “hardcore porn.”
I was working on a particular movie with an actress who was also a stripper and very beautiful. She was friends with several other beautiful women who were porn stars. She shared with me the thoughts and expressions of her porn star friends about what was thought of soft porn actresses or B-actresses. They felt bad for the B-actresses who did love scenes because they couldn’t “fully enjoy” their experience of doing scenes. of love. I understand your point, from her point of view. She wasn’t in this to “get me down” though, so she was fine without “getting me down.” There is no trial; I just wasn’t in it for that. I was in this to further my career and work as an actress. It’s not right or wrong for me; it’s just a different choice. For me, doing love scenes was a commitment that I made in order to work as an actress.
I did a couple more softcore movies, as well as other types of independent movies that didn’t have love scenes. Playboy produced most of the hot movies through a company called Mystique Films. I also turned down a lot of movies. I was willing to commit to doing some nudity, but if I couldn’t use any part of the film to build my reel (a compilation of segments of an actor’s work used to give to casting people or to get an agent) then I wouldn’t. . Some of these movies would just have the character copulating or talking about copulating for the entire movie. That’s not usable for a real. I needed at least some substance; some images that I could really use to further my career.
Also, actors and actresses should consider the Internet now. Sex sells. Any love scene you do in a movie will end up on someone’s site for sale as screenshots or movie clips of you naked. You could look up Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, or Jessica Lange and find nude screenshots of them. At least I’m not in bad company!